Domaine Nigri

Domain: Domaine Nigri
Winegrower: Jean Louis Lacoste
Town: Monein
Region: Sud Ouest
Appelations: Jurançon
Cultivated Space: 13 ha
Production: 70 000 bottles
Soil: Silica-clay band of limestone. Silica-clay – pudding stone

THE PHILOSOPHY OF THE DOMAIN

Domaine Nigri dates back to 1685.  The Lacoste family ran the property for four generations. The vineyard is in biologic culture with innovative growth practices, respecting the environment, the human person and the vine’s health. The winery is organized with a meticulous approach. Hygienic facilities, high quality materials and air-conditioned aging rooms. The geological diversity of the soils, combined with the grape-varieties and painstaking work, give to the domaine’s wines originality and a highly complex aromatic expression.

MODE OF DRIVING OF THE VINEYARD, WINE-MAKING AND AGEING

When one goes through the Jurancon region, we’re always surprised by the green color of the nature. Jurancon combines the Atlantic Ocean, Pyrenees mountains influences and high temperatures. The management, the control of the grass are for our most watered vineyard of France a necessity in order to limit the erosion, and to preserve the potential of the organic matters in the soil, help the life in the soil, essential elements of our terroirs’ expression. The work on the ground is not systematic, but reasoned, always superficial to avoid the tamping of the soil and let the roots of the grass and grains do the aeration. We give a big importance to the green operations, and a particular care to the training and the grapes aeration. The grape-varieties are harvested separately and vinified  parcel by parcel in order to express all the aromatic potentials and soil diversity. An aging on fine lies of 6 to 11 months helps to nurture the wine to acquire a extraordinary identity.

SOME REFERENCES

Bettane Desseauve, Guide Hachette, Gilbert et Gaillard. Guide Petit Futé, Guide Hubert, Wine enthusiast magazine, Revue des Vins de France, Gault et Millau.

WINES

Jurançon Doux “Hors Piste” (50% Lauzet – 50% Petit Manseng)
Jurançon Doux “Toute Une Histoire” (100% Petit Manseng)
Jurançon Doux “Pas De Deux” (40% Petit Manseng; 60% Gros Manseng)
Jurançon Sec “Pierre de Lune” (80 % Gros Manseng- 20% Petit Manseng)
Jurançon Sec “Confluence” (80 % Gros Manseng, 10% Camaralet, 10% Lauzet)