Domaine de Souch is located on the first foothills of the Atlantic Pyrenees in the heart of the Bearn – the original homeland of Henry the IV - at an altitude of 332m. The vines are planted on the hillside, facing south and overlooking the Pyrenees and the Pic du Midi d'Ossau. The estate has been under biodynamic management since 1994.
Marie Kattalin is the most powerful cuvée of the estate. This wine is best enjoyed at 12°C to 14°C with foie gras, white meat, fish in cream sauce, Bresse poultry. Cheese such as blue cheese, Saint-Nectaire, Vieux Berger or goat cheese from the Pyrenes and the Basque Country.
The Petit Manseng grapes come from 3ha of land (of which 2ha are planted in terraces), comprised of a clay and limestone terroir mixed with pudding stones ("Poudingue" in French).
Average age of vines: 35 years old
Vinification: Grapes are hand-harvested manually in successive passages around Mid November. They are looking for "Passerillage" in order to increase sugar concentration. The wine is pressed within the hour following picking. Wine is aged in old barrel for 10/11 months and then bottled. Light filtering. No fining.
Ageing potential: Can be enjoyed young but are perfectly suited for aged (10 to 15 years).
- Petit Manseng
- France, South West
- Domaine de Souch
- Ready to Drink And Will Improve