Petit Manseng Sec VDP des Pyrénées Atlantiques, Domaine de Cabidos, Bearn, France 2018
Regular price £19.75
The Petit Manseng grape is powerful and aromatic but difficult to master. Its low yields and labour-intensive demands deter all but the most intrepid. Consequently there are very few estates producing a 100% Petit Manseng as a dry wine, and none with the dedication and perfectionism of Cabidos. Very unusual slightly off dry wine. Bursting with tropical and quince characters, with hints of honey but still remaining very fresh and well balanced.White Petit Manseng 14.5%
Domaine de Cabidos
Cabidos is located in Béarn, just outside the Jurançon appellation. The estate specialises in sweet and dry wines from the indigenous Petit Manseng grape variety, producing wines of great character, complexity and length that are highly sought-after and appreciated by connoisseurs the world over. With a distinguished history dating back to the 13th Century, when Navarre was a kingdom as powerful as the kingdom of France, the 9-hectare estate flourishes today under the family ownership of Robert and Peggy Alday. Maître de Chai and Chef de Culture Madame Méo Sakorn-Sériès is responsible for the vineyards and chai, and is the only Thailandese lady winemaker in France – if not the world.