Producer Profile

Chateau Lafitte

Nestled between Pau and Oloron Sainte-Marie lies the historic Château Lafitte, steeped in viticultural heritage dating back to the 14th century. Under the stewardship of Philippe and Brigitte Arraou, the estate witnessed a revival of winemaking traditions. Today, their son Antoine carries forth the legacy, steering the estate towards a more natural ethos, epitomized by Demeter certification across its 5 hectares. Petit Manseng and Gros Manseng vines flourish in the clay and limestone soils, their bounty channeled into a new winery constructed in 2018. Embracing sustainability with solar power, gravity-fed systems, and rainwater harvesting, Château Lafitte pioneers innovative techniques, from amphora aging to experimental macerated whites and pet-nats.

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Where The Wines Come From


Nestled in the picturesque foothills of the Pyrenees in southwestern France, Jurançon is renowned for its exquisite natural wines that reflect the region's unique terroir and centuries-old winemaking traditions. Here, winemakers embrace organic and biodynamic practices, eschewing artificial additives and interventions to allow the true character of the grapes to shine through. Primarily crafted from indigenous grape varieties such as Gros Manseng and Petit Manseng, Jurançon's natural wines boast a remarkable complexity, with flavors ranging from crisp citrus and tropical fruits to delicate floral notes and a subtle minerality. Whether enjoyed as an aperitif or paired with the region's renowned cuisine, such as foie gras or fresh seafood, Jurançon's natural wines offer a sensory journey that captures the essence of this enchanting corner of France.