Clos Larrouyat is known for its powerful fine wines, which are made using biodynamic principles with the utmost respect for both grape and soil. Maxime Salharang began work on the 3-hectare estate in 2011 in honour of his grandfather, Roger Larrouyat, having previously learned the art of biodynamic winemaking while at Domaine de Souch. It is located on the pebbly soil of the Ossau valley.
Clos Larrouyat’s first vintage, Préambule 2014, was a small-scale endeavour – producing only a single barrel. His current Jurançon Sec, Meteor, is made of 70 per cent Petit Manseng and 30 per cent Gros Manseng, which is vinified for six months, resulting in a wine with an intense flavour.