Domaine Bellegarde

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Situated between Biarritz and Lourdes in the South-West of France, the Jurançon owes its reputation to the kings of Navarra, who, during the night of 12th 13th December 1553, christened with a few drops of Jurançon the just born Henry (louis XIV's grand-father and first " Bourbon " to become King of France in 1589). Ever since, the Jurançon has been known as " King's wine ". As early as the 17th century, a trade was created with Northern Europe, and flourising in the 19th century, the Jurançon counted then 5577 hectares to only 900 hectares today. But despite the limited production, it is enjoying a world-wide reputation. " Adolescent, I had an encounter with a fiery and imperious prince, treacherous like a real seducer- the Jurançon. From the six flasks arose a curiosity for this area so immense, far more than any teacher could ever have raised ". Colette (French novelist 1873-1954) Geographical Situation Between Biarritz on the Atlantic Ocean and Lourdes in the mountains of the Pyrénées, Read more »

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