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Domaine de Souch
Natural wine

Reviewed By

Sue Dyson and Roger McShane
Country: France

Domaine de Souch is the domaine of Yvonne Hegoburu. She and her husband Rene lovingly restored a dilapidated house in the village of Laroin just near the south-west city of Pau which lies in the shadows of the Pyrenees. Together they started plans to plant a vineyard on this plot which lay within the Jurancon appellation. She planted her 7 hectare vineyard in her sixties after her husband died. Her first wine was produced in 1990.
She produces both sweet and dry white wines of amazing elegance. We love the dry Jurancon that is made from a blend of the three local grapes, Gros Manseng, Petit Manseng and Corbu that see no wood during the winemaking process.
Yvonne tends the vineyard using biodynamic agriculture. Therefore there are no chemical sprays, no pesticides and no chemical fertilizers.
The wines achieve their amazing minerality from the limestone clays and gravels that litter the hillsides here.
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