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 332 m. The vines are planted on the hillside, facing due south, overlooking the chain of the Pyrenees and the Pic du Midi d’Ossau.
Soil: Clay and flint, specific to our terroir, the poudingues of JuraÇon.
Area: In production 0.5 hectare, on terrace.
Grape Varieties: 100% Petit Manseng.
Cropping 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, horsetails, columbines and camomile stand guard…
Yield: 20 HL/ Hectare
Harvest: Manual in successive passages.
Vinification: temperature – controlled stainless steel vats. Light filtering. No fining.
Cellaring Potential: Our wines can be enjoyed young but are perfectly suited for ageing.
Serving: To be chilled at between 12°C to 15°C.
Matching with food: Foie Gras, fish in cream sauce, poultry, white meat, goat’s, Pyrenees and Roquefort cheese.
Owners: Y & J. R. HEGOBURU