Jurançon, Midi-Pyrénées, France
"Reading our environment is more and more precise every year, allowing us to offer our customers the full discovery of our terroir, our wines and their history" - Jean-Marc Grussaute
Camin Larredya is a family estate in the Jurançon Appellation, south of Pau. The Grussautes have a small but remarkable vineyard. The 9,5 Hectares, planted by Jean-Marc’s father in 1970, are terraced and lie on steep and curved slopes that form an amphitheater. Local grapes (Petit Manseng - Gros Manseng - Petit Courbu - Camaralet) are farmed organically since 2007 and following biodynamic guidelines nowadays, with wines being named after the vineyard parcels from which they come. This former rugby player combines the strength of theJurançon terroirs with the precision of the blend. Jean Marc Grussaute's family has been making Jurançon at Domaine Larredya several generations. They are based at La Chapelle Rousse, at the opposite end of the appellation from Domaine Cauhapé, so the wines are stylistically very different. Wines from the steep slopes, here at the eastern end of Jurançon, have a cool, mineral quality to them and age extremely well. This is a small domaine of 9,5 hectares, including one hectare of 40-year-old vines.