“Jean-Marc Grussaute produces precise, refined and chiseled wines, where bitterness and acidity are perfectly combined.”
The soils of the Southwest lie mainly on the Tertiary sedimentary lands of the Aquitaine Basin and on the ancient alluvial deposits of the Quaternary period terraces. The vineyard is planted on clay-limestone soils, sands, pebbles, clays, grey limestones with a clay subsoil. The geological activities contributed to split this region into many sub-regions showing diversity in their soil composition. Soils and subsoils are often poor with good drainage, which is favourable to the cultivation of grapes.
A Passionate Lineage
Camin Larreyda is a family estate in the Jurançon Appellation, south of Pau. The Grussautes have a small but remarkable vineyard. The 9 Hectares, planted by Jean-Marc’s father in 1970, are terraced and lie on steep and curved slopes that form an amphitheater. Local grapes (Petit Manseng - Gros Manseng - Petit Courbu - Camaralet) are farmed organically since 2007 and following biodynamic guidelines nowadays with wines being named after the vineyard parcels from which they come. This former rugby player combines the strength of the Jurançon terroirs with the precision of the blend.