Domaine Lajibe ‘Haure’ Jurançon Sec 2017 Gros Manseng blend
Jurançon is one of the mythical wine regions in France, tucked into the Pyrenees and producing incisive and long lived wines from the Petit Manseng, Gros Manseng and Petit Courbu grapes. In fact it's sweet liquoreux wines can improve over many decades.
Jean-Baptiste Semmartin the proprietor/vigneron behind Domaine Lajibe was a sportsman in a past life, representing France on it's national fencing team. He fell into wine from there, first making wine in Bordeaux, then in Collioure and finally in Burgundy where he worked with Biodynamic pioneer, Emmanuel Giboulout. This experience led him on the path towards respect for the environment and the conservation of nature. His vineyards were certified Organic in 2010 and Biodynamic in 2019.
He found and started producing his first vintage in 2015 but got full on in 2017 with some amazing wines, very mineral dry Jurançpon and balanced sweet wines. All of it has been produced with the main grapes of the region, Gros Manseng, Petit Manseng, Petit Courbu and even Claverie.