wine producing area is located in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques département in the Jurançon and Monein areas west and south of Pau. The Jurançon appellation spans a total of 25 communes that have enjoyed AOC status since 1936.
The total area under vine in the Jurançon appellation is around 1,000 hectares. The parcels of vines grow on south-southeast-facing hillsides, sheltered from the prevailing winds. The climate is oceanic and subject to influences from the nearby mountains. The area also receives the benefit of the heat of the southwest region, allowing the producers to use the over-ripening technique required for the production fine sweet wines. The wines produced by Domaine de Souch, Domaine Vignan La Juscle and Domaine de Cauhapé are perfect illustrations of the quality of Jurançon wines.
The grape varieties used for the sweet and dry Jurançon wines are Petit Manseng, Gros Manseng, Courbu, Camaralet and Lauzet. Around 60% of the approx. 30,000 hectolitres per year are produced from these grape varieties.
More informations on the website of the wines of Jurançon