CLOS LAPEYRE JURANCON WHITE SWEET WINE • Vent Balaguèr of LAPEYRE
The Balagùer Wind is the southern wind in Occitan, the wind that comes from Spain, warming up the southern slope of the Pyrenees.
Vent Balagùer is the result of a “helping hand to nature” since the Petit Manseng grapes, picked overripe, are placed in racks (those that were used for strawberries 15 years ago) to perfect their ripening, alternating: outside when it is sunny and in the cellar in humid or rainy weather. The grape then gradually changes color from golden yellow to red, brown; its taste changes,
notes of apricot, dried orange peel, medlar… appear. The number of kilos of grapes needed to obtain one liter of juice is then estimated at 4 to 5, compared to 1.5 kg normally!
The label of this cuvée is the representation of a painting by Chahab (famous Iranian artist residing in Béarn) produced on the theme: heat and wind.