Domaine de Montesquiou Grappe d'Or 2018 Jurançon

(Code: MONT/GRAP/18)
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Domaine de Montesquiou Grappe d'Or 2018 Jurançon
Region Jurançon - south-west of Pau, in deepest SW France
Colour/Style Sweet white, aged in oak barrels for 11 months
Grapes 100% Petit Manseng
Alcohol (a.b.v)
Food Blue cheese, foie gras, smoked salmon, tarte tatin, lemon layer or Sussex pond pudding, or simply as an aperitif
Next day 
Indestructible - lasts for weeks in the fridge
Drink Now, or to 2035 and beyond
The grapes for this wine are harvested deep into November, by which time they have begun to dry on the vine, concentrating the flavours, whilst retaining all of the bracing acidity which is the hallmark of Petit Manseng. The colour is a shiny, straw/yellow gold. The nose has everything - tangy lemon and lime oil, baked apples and apricots, with hints of fig, toffee, ginger and exotic spices and herbs. And it almost goes without saying that you can smell the typical steely, stream-fresh Petit Manseng minerality. The palate hits you with a mouthful of rich apricot and peach flavours, with a gently viscous texture and all manner of tangy, fresh and preserved citrus and tree fruit flavours. At the same time, you get a veritable wave of nervy acidity and steely minerality, followed by a cool spice and ginger hit at the end. Nothing sticks out, and it all comes together beautifully, in a wine that keeps you coming back for more. And with every sip, it reveals yet more layers of complexity and deliciousness! Vintage after vintage, this wine never fails to impress - it really is a quite stunning wine, and one which I could never tire of drinking. Biodynamic.