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2021 Jurançon Sec “Comète”

Clos Larrouyat
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Comète emphasizes the nerve, concentration, and exotic perfume of Petit Manseng. A tightly wound, bone-dry white with tremendous complexity and a capacity for medium-term cellaring, it drinks like a distant cousin of great premier cru Chablis.

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Technical Information
Wine Type: white
Vintage: 2021
Bottle Size: 750mL
Blend: 75% Petit Manseng, 25% Camaralet
Appellation: Jurançon
Country: France
Region: Southwest
Producer: Clos Larrouyat
Winemaker: Maxime and Lucie Salharang
Vineyard: Planted 2011, 2018
Soil: Trias marl, Clay, Limestone
Farming: Organic (certified)
Alcohol: 13%

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About The Region

Southwest

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Tucked away beneath Bordeaux and buffeted by the Pyrenees to the south, this expansive region of France, commonly known as the Southwest, is home to a diverse number of viticulture and gastronomic traditions as well as cultures. Though Cahors might be the most well known (and easiest to pronounce) appellation from the Southwest, the importance and influence of French Basque culture cannot be underestimated. Irouléguy, the primary appellation of the Basque region of France produces full-bodied, hearty red wines, produced from Tannat grape (known for its tannic qualities). Dry whites from Irouléguy are also produced from Petit and Gros Manseng. Northeast of Irouléguy is the sweet wine-producing appellation of Jurançon. These moelleux wines made from Petit and Gros Manseng have a storied history in France, from being the first wine region to have a vineyard classification, which dates back to the 154th century, to being preferred wine of royalty dating back to the 16th century as well as the French poet Colette.

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