Jurancon wine appellation in the South West France region of France

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Jurancon wine appellation
Wine appellation

Reviewed By

Sue Dyson and Roger McShane
Country: France

Jurancon is a small wine appellation (167 hectares) in the South West France region of France in the shadow of the Pyrenees where delicious, unctuous sweet wines are produced along with bone dry white wines.
The grape varieties allowed in this appellation are Petit Manseng, Gros Manseng supported by Courbu, Petit Corbu, Camaralet and Lauzet. The last two grape varieties are limited to 15% of the plantings whereas the first two can comprise up to 98%.
While the yield per hectare is quite high for Jurancon sec (60 hl/ha) it is lower for Jurancon at 40 hl/ha.

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