This 130-hectare vineyard is located at the foot of the Gascogne Pyrenees and specialises in white varietals. Warm weather during the day and cool nights give ideal conditions to produce fresh, characterful Sauvignon Blanc.
Pascal Debon is smitten by Sauvignon Blanc. In Gascony, he discovers the Sauvignon of Domaine de l’Herré with its unique aromas and flavours, coming from the exceptional microclimate.
The richness and the potential are here on these fawn sandy soils, on the fringes of the special climatic conditions which come from the Atlantic Ocean and the Pyrenees : they give the vineyard warmth and freshness. At the heart of the Bas Armagnac region, the vineyards of the Domaine de l’Herré are planted on one of the best terroir of the appellation composed mainly of fawn sandy soils (sand, ferrite and clay).
At optimum maturity, the grapes are harvested during the coolest hours of the night, inert with nitrogen to protect them from oxidation and then brought directly into the press, where they undergo temperature-controlled skin maceration. This pellicular maceration aims to migrate the aromatic precursors contained in the skins of the grapes to the juices. Thanks to a slow and careful pressing, it is practically only the drippings that will be kept cold until they are fermented.
Under the greenish yellow colour, the medium and simple nose evokes fruity, mineral and vegetal notes. On the palate, it offers a slender mouthfeel that leads into a medium finish. Enjoy this dry, light and fruity white featuring lively acidity.
Served chilled alongside oysters, green salad or asparagus quiche