An explosive, flavorful wine with so many tricks up its sleeve. Imagine a hard candy turned inside out—the wine’s core is crunchy, chiseled with mineral flavors and spice, while its outer shell is all cream and supple fruit. A blend of 60% Petit Manseng, 40% Gros Manseng, aged in older barrel for six months on fine lees. Dried apricots and acacia blossoms dance on the nose; the mouth shows stunning balance, with a broad array of stone fruit and tropical notes. Yet it’s the acidity here that’s the kicker, keeping every sip fresh and thirst-quenching. “Ballet d’Octobre” is late-harvest (grapes are harvested mid-October); 60 g/l residual sugar. 13.5% alcohol.
Domaine Cauhapé, Jurançon
Domaine Cauhapé is one of the most important producers in the
Jurançon—an ancient wine region at the foot of the majestic Pyrenees in
southwestern France. Legend has it that the future king Henri IV was welcomed into the world
with a drop of sweet Jurançon wine on his lips. This is the wine of
royalty—it is Baroque in its enchantments, yet it is hardly a wine to
empty the king’s coffers. Which makes it one heck of a discovery,
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