Pyrénées, patience and passion make vintage wines of Jurançon” so says Charles Hours, who runs this family domaine with his daughter Marie. Situated in the foothills of the Pyrénées, near the lovely town of Pau, this 16-hectare estate produces two very different styles of Jurançon in a region which is steeped in history. All of the Hours’ vines are trellised high at 2.5 metres to prevent damage from the spring frosts, and on average, the vines are over 20 years old. Often a favourite of the Bancroft team, dry Cuvée Marie is made from 90% Gros Manseng and 10% Petit Courbu and is barrel fermented in mostly old wood. This wine has tremendous extract and depth with complex fruit and hints of mint leaves and apple. The sweet Clos Uroulat is 100% Petit Manseng, late harvested in early November and is quite simply one of the most captivating and finest pudding wines on our list.