Petit Manseng Gros Manseng Biodynamic Minimal intervention


2021 Domaine Lajibe ‘Marcel’ Jurancon Sec

- Petit Manseng- Gros Manseng
- Jurançon
- France
- 750mL

Biodynamic, Minimal intervention
Varietal: Petit Manseng, Gros Manseng
Origin: Jurançon, France

A former professional fencer, Jean-Baptiste Semmartin gave it up to study winemaking. Ending up in Burgundy with legendary Emmanuel Giboulot, he yearned for his home in the SouthWest of France. Described by the American writer Jon Bonne as 'Electric Lusciousness' . The wines are dry styled wines full of energy

From Andrew Guard on Marcel:

"Marcel is a blend of Gros (two thirds) and Petit (one third) Manseng, from the commune of Monein.

The plot is located at the very top of a hillside, on the plateau, and is one of the highest points in the village. The terroir is limestone with quite a bit of clay too, Jean Baptiste remarks that it is 'cold' soil that produces wines of real austerity.

This wine has real density, with a fleshy richness and firm acidity. Lifted, fresh cut pineapple but without exoticism. In the mouth it's direct and very (very) long flavoured and delicately salivating, salty, very classy. Marcel is a beauty."


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