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      The estate has a history dating back to the 13th Century when Navarre was a kingdom as powerful as the kingdom of France. Based in Béarn, but just outside the Jurançon appellation, the Domaine Viticole du Château de Cabidos produces leading Vins de Pays wines. Specialising in sweet and dry wines from the indigenous Petit Manseng grape variety, Cabidos wines are highly sought-after and appreciated by connoisseurs the world over.

      Location : Béarn

      Soil : Stony-clay soils

      Planting density : 6 300 feet / hectare

      Yield : 6 300 feet / hectare

      Grape varieties : Array

      Age of the vine : 12-15 years


      The Wine


      Blending

      100% Petit Manseng

      Aging

      The wine is matured for 18 months in barrels (10%-20% new barrels).

      Vinification

      A traditional farm-building hides a high-technology winery with temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks, cold settling room and barrel store. A long, cold pre-fermentation settling enhances aroma and flavour development, before fermentation in small lots.

      Tasting

      Bouquet of exotic fruits: pineapple, mango or lychee and white truffle. On the palate, it is rich, complex and long, but kept balanced and moreish by a powerful acidity for a refreshing finish.

      Food pairing

      Serve lightly chilled (12-13°C). Drink as an aperitif, accompanied by slices of hard cheese like parmesan or aged gruyere. More classically accompanies foie gras and fruit-based desserts (mango/vanilla ice cream, baked pineapple, apricot tart).

      Awards

      Vintage 2011 TROPHY : International Wine Challenge
      Vintage 2009 GOLD : Vignerons Indépendants; Best French Wines Miami. SILVER : Decanter World Wine Awards, Best French Wines Hong Kong.
      Vintage 2007 GOLD : Best Wine in USA Miami, Best French Wine HK SILVER : Vignerons Indépendants. BRONZE : Decanter World Wine Awards
      Vintage 2006 GOLD : Vignerons Indépendants, Concours des Vins du Sud Ouest, International Wine Challenge.