Petit Manseng rivals the great sweet wine varieties. Its natural acidity harmonizes balance and freshness, with a clean finish. Harvested late in the season, the grapes become partially dried on the vine, resulting in wines with candied fruit flavours. Larmes Célestes is an unusual sweet Pacherenc. This wine is the result of a second selection, when the three stages of late harvests do not meet the criteria set by Alain Brumont (for Vendémiaire, Brumaire and Frimaire).
A generous, accessible, well-balanced wine; a lovely product of our late harvests.
Petit Manseng, Gros Manseng, Petit Courbu (30-50 year-old vines). Harvested in small crates
Vinification and aging
Fermentation in vats at 18°C. Maturing on fine lees for 6 months.
Very aromatic. Subtle sweetness thanks to a very rich acidity that harmonizes the sugars. Finesse, lightness and elegance
Food and wine pairing
The Petit Manseng grown in Pacherenc du Vic Bilh or Jurançon is much appreciated by sommeliers, who pair it wonderfully with the region's foie gras. Larmes Célestes can also be enjoyed as an aperitif or as an accompaniment to desserts