This richly aromatic, dry white dazzles the senses with its persistent perfumes and sapid and savory palate. Aromas recall the buttery herbs of Puligny and Chassagne in Burgundy; the texture of the wine on the tongue is both creamy and very mineral. The finish blends subtle flinty notes with more citrus energy and silk. Beautiful and intense; a unique sensory experience and a very, very rare wine. This is a great foil for almost any dish—sushi or any rich fish, creamy pasta dishes, an East coast lobster roll, even a roasted chicken with a side of mashed potatoes with crumbled blue cheese. It’s as decadent as you want to be. A blend of 1/3 Gros Manseng, 1/3 Petit Manseng and 1/3 Camarelet (a native white grape that contributes bold, ripe fruit flavors).
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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