Grape(s): 100% Petit Manseng
Localization: South West France, Jurancon
Tasting Notes: Amazingly ripe and tropical. Ripe pineapple and toasted coconut, with a hint of clove on the finish. Sweet, but with enough bright acidity to keep it fresh and lively on the palate.
93 Points Wine Enthusiast: Late harvested in November, this wine is densely sweet with generous wildflower honey that balances the acidity that characterizes Petit Manseng. The wine is just beginning to approach maturity but will be even better in 2023
Food pairing: As multitude of dishes pair well with Symphonie de Novembre: enjoy as an aperitif or with semi-cooked foie gras, fresh foie gras with apples and grapes, ewe's milk cheese, nougat dessert, tarte tatin, fruit sabayon.
The Domain: The estate is planted substantially to the exotic native varieties, Gros Manseng, and Petit Manseng, whilst Henri has also set about reviving three other old native varieties: Camaralet de Lasseube, Lauzet, and Courbu Blanc. All vine work is done by hand, and all the fruit is hand-harvested and hand-sorted. The sweet wines are picked in successive tries. Vinification is done in a mix of stainless steel and barrel, depending on the cuvee, but Henri’s famously meticulous nature underwrites the legendary status of the wines.