Château Haura Cérons
Appellation : Cérons A.O.C
Pierre & Denis DUBOURDIEU EARL
Phone : 05 56 62 96 51
Fax. : 05 56 62 14 89
Situation & History
Château Haura is an old Estate. It is located on one of the best soil of the village of Illats, in the Graves region. In 2002, its owner, Bernard Leppert came to a farm rent agreement with Denis Dubourdieu. The old vineyard planted in great majority with white vine is re-planted essentially with red vine.
The soil of Château Haura exemplifies best the Graves Appellation. It is composed of gravelly rumps with a graveled composed of two layers. The upper layer is soft, about 1m deep and largely colonized by roots whereas the lower part is made of compact gravel. This type of soil having a low the water holding capacity, regularly generate a water stress throughout the summer, favorable to the good maturation of the grape.
1,5 ha 83 % Sémillon - 17 % Sauvignon
100 % Sémillon
Wine making and ageing
Château Haura sweet wine is harvested vinified and aged with the same care than the one of Château Doisy-Daëne. The harvest is performed by experienced grape pickers in three to six successive selective pickings in order to collect at the ideal ripening stage, the grapes concentrated by the "noble rot". During three quarters of a century, oenological progress and sensible traditions have combined to create the characteristics of Haura's grapes. With this know-how an astonishingly simplified process has been elaborated. Extracted through slow pressings, the rich and pure must ferments in oak barrels renewed every by fourth every years. Ageing then starts with 9 months in oak barrels, in the coolness of the cellars and is regulated by the weekly toping of the barrels and regular rackings. This is followed by 9 months in stainless steal tank before bottling.
Haura's sweet wines express the mildness and blandness typical of the great gravel soils of Ceron. Ebullient with sweetness, unctuous and fresh when young or after aging for decades in cellars, Haura's wines seduce wine lovers of all ages and cultural backgrounds.