Domaine Castera Jurancon Sec Tauzy 2020

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Tags: Jurançon, MDW, New, Organic, Organic Wine, Petit Manseng, White Wine

Region: Southwest, France
Appellation: Jurancon
Color/Style: White Wine
Grapes:  Petit Manseng (50%), Gros Manseng (40%), Petit Courbu (7%), Camaralet (3%)

  • Name: Tauzy is the lieu-dit. It is named after the Pyrenees oak tree also called chêne tauzin.
  • Size: 2.00 ha (4.94 ac)
  • Variety: Petit Manseng (60%), Petit Courbu (30%), Gros Manseng (10%)
  • Vine Age: 1991 to 2012
  • Terroir: Silty-clay and red clay soils with iron-rich gravels over Poudingue bedrock (see main write-up). East-facing, 5-27% slope at 300 to 350 meters altitude
  • Viticulture: Organic certification in 2021, biodynamic practices
  • Vinification: Long whole-cluster pressing. Ambient yeasts fermentations without sulfur. Aged in mostly used demi-muids and barrels, sandstone eggs, and stainless steel tanks. Because of low pH's, malos are rare. No fining. Light filtration. Total sulfur at bottling 40 to 60ppm.


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