Jurançon

Is a wine region in the foothills of the Pyrenees, around the commune of Jurançon. It produces a dry white wine and a more sought after sweet white wine. The grape varieties used are Gros Manseng, Petit Manseng and Courbu. The sweet wines develop aromas of tropical fruit such as pineapple and mango. Ocean influenced mountain climate - unique area of the world.


Producers from Jurançon:     Domaine Bordenave Coustarret


Appellation Characteristics:

Max. Summer Temperature.

90°F

Altitude
230 m

Main Soil Types

Clay-lime and clay-chalk soil

Average Rainfall                                                                                                                                                             

900 mm

Latitude 43° 17′ 14” North

Longitude  0° 22′ 60” East

Types of Grape

The white varietals grown in this region are:  Gros Manseng, Petit Manseng, and Courbu.

Sweet Jurançon is a golden wine with exotic fruits and honey aromas. It can age for a very long time. One of the best wines in the South West of France.

Dry Jurançon has a color drawing towards clear green. The blanc de blanc (white from white) is a fresh and aromatic dry wine. Dry Jurançon accounts for 75 % of the total wine production in Jurançon.