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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 12 months in 2-3 year old Burgundian oak 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

      Shows wonderfully ripe exotic fruit such as pineapple, and honey on the nose. The palate is well balanced and full bodied, with great acidity, minerality and complexity.

      Food pairing

      Serve lightly chilled (12-13°C). Wonderful on its own as an autumn aperitif. Also accompanies a wide range of dishes, including Asian and Moroccan cuisine (monkfish tagine) and Italian dishes such as risotto (especially with white truffle or asparagus), tagliatelle with mushrooms, or white meats such as chicken or veal. Works well with Brie and other soft cheeses, and with Tapas.

      Awards

      Vintage 2011 SILVER : Vignerons Independants
      Vintage 2010 BRONZE : Decanter
      Vintage 2009 GOLD : International Wine Challenge, London ;
      Vintage 2008 GOLD : Vignerons Indépendants;