Friday, December 21, 2018

Domaine Cauhapé 2017 Chant des Vignes – Jurançon Sec #Winophiles #vignoblessignatures #clubvignobles #Sponsored

This is a sponsored post written by me in conjunction with the December #Winophiles event.
Wine samples were provided for this post and this page may contain affiliate links.

This month, Lynn of Savor the Harvest, hosted the French Winophiles as we celebrate the holidays French-style. You can read her invitation: hereMerci beaucoup to Michèle Piron, Vinconnexion, and Vignobles & Signaturesour generous event sponsors!

While I received four beautiful bottles of French wine, for the actual French Winophiles Fête I stuck with a quintessential classic: Champagne - with a bottle from one of the event sponsors Drappier. You can read my post: A French Winophiles Fête: Foie Gras, Pain d'Épices & Champagne Drappier. But I still had a few more bottles to open and explore.

Today, I'm sharing thoughts about the Domaine Cauhapé 2017 Chant des Vignes – Jurançon Sec.


The Jurançon is a wine region, in the foothills of the Pyrenees, in Southwestern France. The area produces a dry white wine and a more sought after sweet white wine. The indigenous grape varieties used are Gros Manseng, Petit Manseng, and Courbu. Given my reading, this was more dry than I anticipated, but still had the typical tropical fruit notes I had expected.

This wine includes those three grapes...and then some. It is a blend of 30% Gros Manseng, 30% Petit Manseng, 30% Camaralet, 5% Lauzet, and 5% Courbu.

These lesser known varietals resulted in an almost citrusy wine with notes of grass and honeysuckle. Still, it's bright and balanced with fair acidity and a medium heft. Sipping it alone was fine, but it shined with the dinner.


I served the wine with oven-roasted mussels over wilted greens. What a meal! Recipe to come later.

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