Domaine Cauhape

Nestled in the heart of Jurançon, in the Aquitaine region, Domaine Cauhape sits on these pastoral southeast facing slopes. Protected by the Pyrenees to the east and moderated by the Atlantic Ocean to the west, the climate is ideal for growing wines of noblility. The soils are composed of a mixture of clay, sand and round stones allowing for a mineral expression of the traditional varieties of Jurançon, Gros and Petit Manseng. The latter grape is often left to raisinate on the vines to produce the deliciously elegant Jurançon Moelleux. Owned by the Romanteau family, Domaine Cauhape is considered the benchmark estate of the region. Along with their stratospheric dessert wines, they make a delicious Jurancon Sec which conveys the crystalline energy found in these hills.

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