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Clos de la Vierge 2020

Jurançon AOC

From a small domaine run by two 70+ year-old sisters in Jurançon, SW France, this is a luscious, single-vineyard dry white. It's pure Gros Manseng, unique to this area, and has lovely ripe peach, floral, creamy bonbon notes, with a zip of freshness. 

Beyond the Label

Tasting notes

Roundness and weight, creamy orchard fruits, blossom and minerality

Aroma

Creamy peach, quince, floral hints and bonbons

Allergy information

Contains sulphites

Clos de la Vierge 2020

More information

  • 14.5% ABV
  • 10.88 Units
  • 750.00 ml
  • 31 December, 2026
  • Vegan

Tony Laithwaite first championed Jurançon Sec 40 years ago. In 2019 he discovered another outstanding white from a tiny, 3-hectare vineyard – Clos de la Vierge. It’s run by two 70+ year old sisters, Anne-Marie and Christiane, who tend vines that are almost the same age, while their 94-year-old maman looks after the kitchen garden. Their fabulous Clos de la Vierge white is made purely from the local superstar grape, Gros Manseng. This variety produces remarkable wine, with richness and weight, what the French term ‘gras’ - lush peachy fruit and floral aromas, with a lovely whip of mineral freshness. You’ll certainly find all this superb character in the sisters’ wine. Delicious on its own or with garlic chicken or roasted cod loin.

"Congratulations to the ladies of Jurançon, a compelling creation, full of fruit and character" Online 5-star Review
For the 2019 vintage
Map showing Jurançon AOC
Tasting note information