Clos Lapeyre

CLOS LAPEYRE, JEAN-BERNARD LARRIEU, Jurançon – Organic

Clos LapeyreTraditionally devoted to several farming activities, breeding, berries and grapes for the co-op, the estate in the seventies began specializing only in vine-growing and has been wine-making, ageing, bottling and commercialisation since 1985.

Year after year the estate grew as the result of the specialization in vine-growing to reach about 17 ha in 2004.

  • 17 ha – 70 000 bottles
  • 100% White (Petit Manseng, Gros Manseng, Courbu, Camaralet)

For some years the vineyard has been engaged in Organic Farming (Agriculture Biologique) and been certified by Qualité France.

The vineyards are situated on slopes between 350 and 400m in altitude. The hillsides at times are very steep and planted on terraces (about 8 ha). The silt-clay soils lie on the typical Jurançon pudding-stone conglomerate rock formation and are studded with pebbles and sandy gravel. In spring they are cultivated between rows and between vines to benefit from the new warmth and to avoid compacting the soil and encourage deep rooting.

The Jurançon vineyard is situated at altitude. The very high difference of temperatures between night and day optimizes the maturation of the grapes; also the vineyard benefits from the double influence of the Pyrenees’ mountains that are at 25 km, and of the Atlantic Ocean at 100 km which moderate the temperatures.

Imported by: Les Caves de Pyrène

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