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Château Jolys Jurançon Sec 2011

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This is a dry wine that wants to become sweet. It has that edge of honey and apricots typical of dry Jurancon along with the freshest, tangy acidity. With its bright fruit, fine texture and hint of toastiness, it will age and will be better from 2017.

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Chateau Jolys:
Not far from the city of Pau lies the beautiful wine region of the Jurançon where wonderful white wines are produced. The gem of this area is the Petit Manseng grape. With its loose bunches, tiny berries and thick skin, this variety is suitable for raisining and producing great sweet wines. Gros Manseng and to a lesser extent, Courbu, are also grown. The vines are grown over an area of 800 hec... Read more
Not far from the city of Pau lies the beautiful wine region of the Jurançon where wonderful white wines are produced. The gem of this area is the Petit Manseng grape. With its loose bunches, tiny berries and thick skin, this variety is suitable for raisining and producing great sweet wines. Gros Manseng and to a lesser extent, Courbu, are also grown. The vines are grown over an area of 800 hectares on the hillsides facing the Pyrénées Mountains. The average vineyard elevation is 1,200 feet and most are southfacing. The soils, deposited during the formation of the Pyrénées, are silicoclay and contain many round pebbles. The lay of the land is remarkably similar to the upper piedmont of Virginia. Spring weather, influenced by the mountains, can be cold and rainy. Due to the risk of spring frost, vines are trained high off the ground, which is unusual in France. The summers, influenced by the mild oceanic climate, bring consistent rainfall. In fact, Jurançon experiences rainfall similar to what we have in Virginia, 1,300mm of rain per year. The fall season, influenced by the hot southern climate, creates long Indian summers that enable the raisining of the grapes. Read less

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Source: Skyview Wine and Liquors
07/05/2013

A yellow color with green highlights and an intense nose with floral and fruity aromas. Honeysuckle, jasmine, grapefruit, citrus. The mouth is rich and fresh attack, a vivacity which supports an environment of very expressive fruity mouth and a fleshy final.



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This is a dry wine that wants to become sweet. It has that edge of honey and apricots typical of dry Jurancon along with the freshest, tangy acidity. With its bright fruit, fine texture and hint of toastiness, it will age and will be better from 2017.

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