For the Estoueigt family wine is a tradition as well as a passion. Following in the footsteps of several generations, Julien has managed Domaine Larroudé since the 1980s. In recent years, his son Jeremy has joined the family business. The property has been in the family since 1889 but in the past the emphasis was on quantity, not quality. Julien changed all that. With his wife Christine, he replanted the vineyards and rebuilt the cellar. It was a move that paid off. His wines have won awards and Julien has won the admiration of fellow winemakers in the region. With them he helped revive the Jurançon appellation.
They have seven hectares of vineyards on an estate of 43 hectares. The vineyards mostly occupy clay-silica soil, looking towards the Pyrenées. This type of soil allows the vines to mature better. As a result the flavour is fruitier and less acidic. The vineyards are exposed to the »foehn« a warm wind that blows from Spain. This contributes to the mellow quality of the wines. They became fully organic in 2014 and try to use traditional methods.
For white wines they grow Petit and Gros Manseng, grape varieties that are grown mostly in this part of south-western France. They also grow Camaralet which is a very rare variety nowadays. For reds and rosés they grow Tannat, a variety common near the Pyrenées but also popular today in Uruguay. They also grow Marselan – a cross of Cabernet Sauvignon and Grenache, and Manseng Noir.
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Gros Manseng, Petit Manseng, Courbu, Camaralet
Monday : 9:00 - 19:00
Tuesday : 9:00 - 19:00
Wednesday : 9:00 - 19:00
Thursday : 9:00 - 19:00
Friday : 9:00 - 19:00
Saturday : 9:00 - 19:00
Sunday and public holidays only by appointment