In specialist stores in the region. You can enjoy a tasting at the Maison des Vins et du Terroir du Jurançon as well as the Cave de Gan Jurançon.
The Jurançon estate is made up of a thousand and one plots which due to their location, enjoy a very special oceanic and mountainous climate with exceptional exposure. Positioned on south and south-east facing hillsides, protected from northerly winds and benefiting from those from the south, Petit Manseng, Gros Manseng and Courbu grape varieties thrive and build their character growing on clay-limestone and clay-loam soils with a high pebbly content. This terrain plays an essential role in developing and ripening grapes, despite the height of the vines. Harvested late, in November and sometimes even in December, these berries that are packed with natural sugars, provide a sweet, golden brown nectar which continues to delight generation after generation. Whether ‘dry’, sweet or having undergone a ‘late harvest’, Jurançon is an excellent wine to store for ageing.
The Jurançon Wine Route forms a figure of 8 with stops to quench your thirst along the way at the Pau and Oloron cellars.
Its sixty or so estates are situated off the beaten track but with adequate signs for any pilgrim in search of a good vintage to find. They can follow this path taking them to traditional cellars flanked in hillsides, leading to the foot of grapevines to discover the ancestral secrets behind these ‘majestic wines’.