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Jurançon AC 2015, Clos Thou
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  • 3. Jurançon AC 2015, Clos Thou

    Henri Lapouble-Laplace

    100% Petit Manseng (13% alc, 85g/l of rs)

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    This is Clos Thou’s top wine and only 1500 bottles of this exceptional sweet wine are made every year. Produced from minute yields of late-picked grapes that are left to shrivel on the vine (passerillage) until early December, when the snows are falling in the nearby Pyrénées. It is an intense sweet white with a cut of acidity so often lacking in other wines. For drinking now to 2026+.

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Winemaker
Henri Lapouble-Laplace 
Location
La Chapelle de Rousse 
Size of domaine
6.5 hectares 
Grape
100% Petit Manseng – 20 yrs 
Terroir
The subsoil is constituted from the poudingues of Jurançon and chalky soil layered on top of clay hills. Quite stony soil.  
Viticulture
Horseshoe shaped vineyard, on steep hillside terraces. Guyot double pruning. Ploughed in alternate rows, grass left to grow to help avoid erosion. Grape harvest in various tries from end October to early December. No noble rot, all passerillage. 30 hectos per hectare average.
Vinification
Wine fermented in 400ltr barrels (20% new up to 5 yrs). Bottled after 12 months. Residual sugar= 80 grammes per ltr.
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