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.
This wine is best enjoyed at 8°C to 10°C with cheese or for aperitif. This wine is polyvalent as it works well with Oysters, shellfish, fish, poultry, roast, white meat, and cured meat.
Terroir: Clay and limestone soil with puddingstone, "Poudingue" in French
Average age of vines: 35 years old
Vinification: Grapes are hand-harvested. The "Courbu" grape variety is harvested first as it ripens earlier. It's vinified in a stainless steel tank. Petit Manseng and Gros Manseng are harvested together (around Mid October) and vinified together. The wine is aged in old barrel with stirring the lees (batonnage) every week. In the Spring, they blend the Corbu and the Petit/Gros Manseng together in a stainless steel tank. Bottling happens at the end of the year
Ageing potential: Can be enjoyed young but are perfectly suited for aged 10 years.
- Petit Manseng, Gros Manseng, Courbu
- France, South West
- Domaine de Souch
- Ready to Drink And Will Improve