Haut Marin, the Result of More Than 100 Years of Dedication
The Haut Marin is a result of more than a hundred years of work and dedication by around three generations of Prataviera-Jegerlehner family in Gascony. The exceptional terroir of the region makes it possible for them to create unique and elegant wines. Jean and Dennis Jegerlehner, the family’s third generation, built the first cellar in 1960 and extended the vineyards. Their daughter Elisabeth also entered the winemaking field, and together they spread the estate up to 160 hectares. The family bottled wine for the first time in 2003. Now they make around 1,300,000 bottles annually, and almost 50% of these are exported to various countries. Efforts are made continuously to grow and develop the winery.
Gifted Terroir of Bas Armagnac
The vineyards are present in the center of the Bas Armagnac appellation. The clayey and chalky soil help to grow sweet, fruity grapes for the wines. Sustainable methods are used at the estate, including the use of water treatment to protect the vines, pesticides are not allowed to fall to the ground, and only natural organic fertilizers are used. To preserve the aroma of grapes, harvesting is usually done during the night. To make good quality wines, the pressing is done with nitrogen and the wine ages after that for three months in concrete and stainless steel tanks. The main grape varieties that grow here are Colombard, Sauvignon blanc, Ugni-blanc, Merlot, Tannat, Syrah, Chardonnay, Gros Manseng, Petit Manseng, Cabernet and Cabernet Franc. The best grapes are used to make their top-quality red, white, and rose wines.