2018 Domaine Cauhape Jurancon Sec Chant des Vignes
Aroused, imperious and treacherous, as all great seducers are. The reputation of Jurançon certainly precedes it, and Domaine Cauhapé without question is one of the most important producers in the Jurançon appellation.
The attraction of Jurançon is challenging to put to words, but blindingly obvious when the wine itself is tasted. Its flavors tease between mineral and caramel; between saline and sapid; between floral and sautéed. Jurançon is above all a peerless food wine, a partner that delivers a new sensation with every sip. It is sneaky, almost elusive, but utterly charming and evocative—and will capture the imagination.
A delightful wine, with a complex and intriguing bouquet that resonates with fresh, delicate notes of grapefruit, grapes, peaches and spring flowers. On the palate, this first vintage of October is full and rich with a vibrancy that supports a palette of ripe fruits and citrus. Delicate and exquisite, the finish becomes longer and more developed with sublime and abundant fruit flavors.
A very versatile wine, it is prized for its food pairing ability. Perfect foie gras or shellfish.