Clos Lapeyre vin de jurançon sec • Le Mantoulan de LAPEYRE
Mantoulan is the name of a place 500 meters east of the Clos Lapeyre.
It’s an old renowned terroir that we replanted in high density with traditional grape varieties of the Jurançon appellation issued from mass selection : the Petit Manseng, the Courbu and the Camaralet. Courbu and Camaralet are earlier grape varieties which produce grapes with less sugar content, so they temper the very high content of Petit Manseng.
Some vintages like 2014 and 2020, were unable to produce the Cuvée Mantoulan as the level of sugar in the Petit Manseng was too high too quickly. The plot represents 1.6 hectares for 4000 to 6000 bottles per year.
70 % Petit Manseng, 15 % Courbu, 15% Camaralet.
After slow pressing, we decant the juices slightly and then leave them to ferment in casks that are 1 to 5 years of age.
Aged one year in casks regularly stirred over 6 months in oak barrels before being put in bottles the second winter.
TAV en pourcentage : 13.5
Présence de sulfites : Yes
We find in this wine the imprint of Petit Manseng by the compact volume which serves as a base for a powerful and firm structure. Still fermenting, on notes of exotic fruit, very well balanced. It is distinguished by its volume and measured acidity. It will be a great vintage.
As an aperitif, with river and sea fish, white meats, cooked dishes such as squid risotto with chorizo or roast chicken with lemon.
<p>94 Points Editor Choice WINENTHUSIAST April 2018<br />
« Spicy, rich and now fully mature, this is a fascinating wine from Jean-Bernard Larrieu. Rich in almond and smoky flavors, it has intense acidity and great concentration. Blending Petit Manseng, Petit Courbu and the rare, nearly extinct, Camaralet, this great wine is ready to drink.»</p>
<p>Gold medal at the Concours Amphore des vins Bio 2018 » for the 2012 vintage « The Mantoulan is a dry white gastronomy fine wine that has a real potential for keeping. » 15/20</p>
<p>RVF Vintage 2014 – THE 1500 BEST WINES OF THE YEAR. The Mantoulan was selected: note 16/20 “A compact, demonstrative and long wine, with a strong Béarnaise identity”.</p>
<p>RVF January 2016<br />
The Mantoulan vintage 2011 was selected in the emblematic French organic wines: 16/20. “A dry, vinous, tense, sapid and long white wine. It is one of the reference dry whites of the South West.”</p>