Domaine de l'Herré is a superb and vast 130 hectares estate located in the heart of Gascony at the foot of the Pyrenees, South-West France.
Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Gros Manseng wine varieties become magnificent in this region and offer excellent wines to satisfy contemporary consumers' demands.

Domaine de l’Herré, a Passion for Excellence

Created in 1974 in an historic "terroir", Domaine de l'Herré's 130 hectares of vineyards stretch out over the south-facing slopes of a crest, offering an exceptional view of the Pyrenees.
Located in the Gers, at the heart of Gascony, next to Eauze, Domaine de l'Herré produces Côtes de Gascogne white wines from a wide diversity of grape varieties: mostly Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Gros Manseng and Colombard.
The micro-climate of Gascony, the fawn sand soil and high standards set by the people who work it result in fresh wines offering exceptional aromatic strength. Wines for pleasure and for sharing, a must-not-miss.

Bringing out the Aromatic Expression
of Côtes de Gascogne Wines

The Terroir

South-east, south and south-west facing, the vineyards at Domaine de l'Herré are planted on one of the best terroirs in the appellation, mainly composed of fawn sands (sand, ferrite and clay). Contrary to many French vineyards, this soil remains neutral in its organoleptic input but has the major advantage, combined with Gascony's specific micro-climate, of adding a constructive acidity to white wines to support the very special expression of Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Gros Manseng wine varieties.
Here, in Gascony, a climate change occurs as of mid-August which is essential for the maturity of white grapes. The nights become cool whereas the days, under the effect of the famous Gascon summer, which lasts until late October, remain hot and often very sunny. This thermal range produces mists and dews at daybreak which naturally irrigate the vine but also force the grape skin to thicken, thus increasing the quantity of the aromatic precursors contained.

A Wine-Growing that Respects Nature

The vineyards are cultivated in a low-input process. To minimize the dangerous effects of remedial treatments, the vineyard is constantly monitored, preventive treatments are homeopathic and respect the soil. The vine is tended (pruning, trellising, green harvesting, etc.) in such a way as to ensure that the grapes offer up maximum aromatic precursors.

Technology to Support the Wine-Making Process

At their optimal maturity, grapes are successively harvested at the coolest times of the day and made inert with nitrogen to protect them from the oxidization of air, directly within the INTERTYS press where they will undergo skin-contact maceration at a controlled temperature. This skin-contact maceration is designed to bring out the aromatic precursors contained in grape skin into the juices. With this slow and meticulous pressing, practically only drop juice will be kept cold until it is fermented. Fermentation is very slow (around 21 days) at regulated temperature.
This results in wines that deliver their full aromatic expression, the hallmark of great Gascony wines.

IGP Côtes de Gascogne

Carte de la Gascogne The Côtes de Gascogne vineyards mainly cover the Gers "département". Annual production is 900,000 hectolitres of which 91% are white wines. This vineyard was born under a lucky star: in a terroir swept by a temperate ocean climate; its history goes back more than 15 centuries. Like its Musketeers and its Armagnac, its white wines now contribute to its reputation.