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Dom de Montesquiou Cuvade Préciouse 2020 Jurançon Sec

(Code: MONT/PREC/20)
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Dom de Montesquiou Cuvade Préciouse 2020 Jurançon Sec
Vintage
2020
Region Jurançon - south-west of Pau, in deepest SW France
Colour/Style Dry white, aged in oak barrels for 10 months
Grapes 65% Gros Manseng, 30% Petit Manseng, 5% Camaralet
Alcohol (a.b.v)
14.0%
Food Aperitif, hard cheeses, lemon chicken, risotto, salmon
Next day 
Even better - keeps for a few days in the fridge
Drink Now, or to 2028 (and possibly beyond)
A pale, limpid gold colour. Aromas of lemon, lime oil, apple pie and dried herbs and spices greet the nose, with background notes of wet stone, lanolin/wool, cardamom, honey and the faintest hint of old(er) oak adding genuine complexity. As always with this cuvée, the palate lives up to the nose, with everything melding together in perfect harmony - biting, yet at the same time caressing. Slightly less intense than previous vintages, though possibly even more complex, this one offers tangy baked apple, quince, lime/lemon and herby/spicy flavours, balanced by a touch of nutty/oily richness and even a modicum of grape tannin, all wrapped around a core of saline minerality and mouth-watering acidity. Every sip reveals further nuance and keeps you coming back for more. Whilst I have likened previous vintages to good white village Burgundy, this reminds me a little more of a top Loire Chenin Blanc (I'm a fan of both). Either way, this is another utterly delicious wine, that punches way above its weight. Biodynamic.