Geographic Position: on the first foothills of the Pyrenees Atlantiques, in the heart of the Bearn, the land of Henry IV, at an altitude of 332m. The vines are planted on the hillside, facing the South, overlookoing the chain of the Pyrenees and the Pic du Midi d’Ossau.
Soil: Clay and flint specific to our terroir: the poudingues of Juranson.
Area: In production 3 hectares, including 2 in terraces.
Grape varieties: 60% Gros Manseng, 30% Petit Manseng and 10% Courbu.
Croping techniques: Traditional ploughing. The vines have been under biodynamic management since 1994. Nothing detracts from the authenticity of the terroir, no herbicides or pesticides. The work of the human hand finds its true expression. Nettles,horesetails,columbines and chamomile stand guard…
Harvest: manual in successive passages. In certains years it can take over one month.
Yield: 25 hectoliters/hectare.
Vinification: a half in temperature-controlled stainless steel vats, the other half in oak barrels. Separated ageing for 6 months with blending one month before bottling.
Cellaring Potential: Our wines are both enjoyed young to keep their freshness and acidity, but can be kept for 6 or 7 years.
Serving: to be enjoyed chilled at between 10 and 12 Celsius.