Chateau Jolys Jurancon Sec 2012

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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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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

Member Reviews for Chateau Jolys Jurancon Sec

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Snooth User: nventure
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1.50 5
Vintage: 2006 10/26/2009

One and a half glasses


Snooth User: Philip James
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2.00 5
Vintage: 2004 07/31/2007

50/50 Gros and Petit Manseng. Quite a strange wine, its fine for the price, but there's not enough acidity and quite a powerful taste of orange peel. It's ok.


Snooth User: Stephen
4793
3.00 5
Vintage: 2004 08/09/2007

Three glasses


Snooth User: EPerdomo
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2.00 5
Vintage: 2003 08/08/2007

Dry, not my style.


External Reviews for Chateau Jolys Jurancon Sec

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Vintage: 2011 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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Vintage: 2008 09/05/2010

This light, dry white comes from Jurançon, 30 miles from the Spanish border. With notes of ripe melon, a slight nuttiness, and great acidity, this is the perfect choice with rich shellfish dishes.


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Vintage: 2005 05/12/2008

Jurançon is 30 miles from the Spanish border. This light, dry white has notes of ripe melon, a slight nuttiness, and great acidity. A perfect choice with rich shellfish dishes.


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Vintage: 2004 06/27/2007

Jurançon is 30 miles from the Spanish border. Notes of ripe melon, slight nuttiness and good acidity. Great with rich shellfish dishes.



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