Like generations of growers before him, Charles Hours takes great pride in the rich history and quality wines of Jurançon, a hilly, relatively cool region in southwest France, at the base of the Pyrénées Mountains.
Charles is friendly and kind, often found wearing his signature smile and beret while working in the vineyards. For his dry Jurançon Sec, called Cuvée Marie, he employs Gros Manseng. The wine is very expressive, floral and mineral, with great weight on the mid-palate. For his sweet, late-harvest Jurançon, Clos Uroulat, Charles takes several passes through the vineyard, hand-selecting grapes. The small, thick-skinned Petit Manseng are picked after they are partially dried on the vine, and the result is an extremely elegant wine.
Martine’s Wines is the exclusive importer for Charles Hours in all of the United States.