A touch of typicity

With the ‘Discovering AOCs’ range, Maison Castel shares its passion for French tradition and ‘savoir-faire’ - in a range of appellation wines that show the diversity of the French winegrowing regions, from the timeless style of Bordeaux to the lesser known wines of Jurançon. Do you know all the regions in our ‘Discovering AOCs’ range?

Jurançon


Appearance : bright and intense with a golden hue
Nose : powerful aromas of exotic fruit and white flowers
Palate : unctuous, well-balanced and with great length
Serve : between 12-14°C
Best enjoyed : within 2-3 years
Food-wine pairings : foie gras, sheep’s cheeses and sweet desserts
Recommended dish : Foie gras with pear chutney

Origin

The Jurançon AOC is a famous appellation located in the southwest of France. It is renowned for its process of hand-harvesting the Petit Manseng grapes, during which successive selections are carried out to obtain «passerillés» grapes, i.e. grapes which are over-mature. These are therefore the ripest grapes, with the deepest golden hue, containing a high concentration of sugars and aromas.

Vinification

100% Petit Manseng.
The alcoholic fermentation is carried out at a controlled temperature to preserve the aromas as best as possible. The wine is aged for 12-18 months, with the lees stirred up into suspension by the traditional method of «batônnage ». This helps us obtain good aromatic extraction and a wine with more fat and lovely length on the palate.

Maison Castel, Touch of France wines, simple, easy to choose and pleasant to taste.

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