Situated near Pau and the Pyrénées moutains in the South West of France, Domaine de Souch is a 6,5 hectares wine estate created by Yvonne Hegoburu, a “Grande Dame” with a particular story. In the begining of the 1970’s, Yvonne and René (her husband) found the ruins of an old house at the top of the hill of Laroin and decided to renovate it in order to retire there. Later, they retired together and had the ambition to plant a few acres of vineyards in the Jurançon appellation. However her husband René died prematurely before they could realize their project.
A little while after her hubsand’s death in 1987, Yvonne took the decision to complete their dream and to honour the memory of her lamented René, she planted 6,5 hectares of vineyards around the house. After a couple of years, she produced her 1st vintage in 1990. It was well recognized and welcomed by the professionals which motivated Yvonne to keep going on. Friend with Pascal Delbeck, at this time vineyard manager of Château Belair in Saint Emilion, introduced her to the biodynamic principles in viticulture. Principles that she soon implemented in the whole vineyard in 1994.
This cuvee from the Domaine de Souch has the name of the only daughter of Mrs. Hegoburu, born the year of the first wines of the domain. It is made only with petit manseng , picked during the second half of November, when the passerillage is advanced, mixing concentration, richness and acidity .
After slow pressing, the vinification starts in vats and ends in oak barrels. The breeding continues in the wood for 18 months before assembly.
Certified organic and biodynamic by AB
Hand-harvested, Indigenous yeast fermentation, No Fining, No Filtering, No added Sulphites, 58Total sulphites (mg/L), Suitable for Vegetarians, Suitable for Vegans.