The Sweetness of the Jurançon Hills
Foehn 2008 is a wine whose history dates back to the birth of good King Henri IV
This sweet white from the Jurançon AOC is rendered golden by the Foehn effect (dry hot wind blowing from Spain), and consists of a blend of Petit Manseng and Gros Manseng grapes. Lively, elegant, fresh and flairy, its aromas are exotic with confided notes. Rich and with good ageing potential, it can be enjoyed young owing to its freshness. With time, notes of honey, white truffle and a touch of walnut will appear.
The vines grow on the Pyrenean Piedmont slopes, with amphitheatre-like terraces facing South.
Climate is oceanic, cool and moist during the growing season. However, autumn is often dry and hot, thanks to Southern winds. The grapes are concentrated through drying on the vine, without rot. Harvested very late, the cold means these vine-dried grapes are preserved extremely well.
This wine stands out due to its beautiful brilliant gold colour. It has an expressive aroma with depth and exotic notes (fresh pineapple, mango, etc.) and white truffle, as well as a touch of vanilla. The same is found in the mouth, where the balance between the sugar and acidity makes this sweet wine flairy and fresh.
Great with foie gras, chicken with pineapple, curry, roast chicken, cheeses (Pyrénées ewe-milk cheese, Cantal, Roquefort), desserts and fresh fruit tarts, crêpes, etc;
Hall 1, Stand E324