Clos Guirouilh Jurançon Vendanges Tardives 2011

Jurançon Vendanges Tardives

Clos Guirouilh’s Vendanges Tardives is made from a blend of 70% Petit Manseng and 30% Gros Manseng grown in clay-calcareous soils that feature some marl intrusions and small sandstone rocks. The vines are between 25 and 60 years old. The grapes were manually harvested between November 10 and mid-December. Only the most withered grapes were selected to ensure the requisite minimum richness of 16.5% potential alcohol to be labeled as Vendanges Tardives.

Vinification The wine was slowly fermented with indigenous yeasts over the course of four to five months in new and 1-year-old barrels. It was then aged for 22 months in the same barrels. 98 g/L residual sugar.

  • Site

    Lasseube

  • Grapes

    70% Petit Manseng and 30% Gros Manseng

  • Vine Age

    25–60 years

  • Soil

    Clay-calcareous soils with some marl small sandstone rocks

  • Farming

    Lutte Raisonnée

  • Suggested Retail

    $58.00