2011 Didier Dagueneau Jurancon Jardins De Babylone
Viticulture: Farmed biodynamically. Didier asked his machinist friend to integrate a few small, lightweight tractors to work in the terraced vineyard, and he installed his lifetime friend and associate Guy as the vineyard manager Vinification: Barrel fermented Aging: Aged mostly in 450 and 600 liter barrels, as well as some of Dagueneau's famous cigar barrels. Designed by the late Didier, these barrels are 350 liters and agressively elongated. Production: Extremely limited Notes: Dagueneau’s approach is to produce wines that bring out the natural minerality of the soil and have balance, harmony and longevity. The relative sweetness of each vintage is secondary to the balance of acidity, texture and richness of fruit and the wines will never be chaptalised.