Le Vignoble.

Haut Berba takes its name from the location of the vineyard. Nestled at 200 meters above sea level, in the municipality of Lahourcade, this small unique vineyard is oriented south-east, facing the Pic du Midi de Bigorre.

Haut Berba covers 4.5 hectares of which 98% Petit Manseng, and 2% Gros Manseng.

The atypicality of this vineyard comes from its planting density, since Haut Berba counts 8000 vines per hectare, whereas around 90% of the appellation is less than 3000 vines per hectare and new planting averages 4,000 vines per hectare.

The purpose of the high density is to improve the quality of the grapes and therefore wine. The greatest vineyards of France have already demonstrated this.

At the same time, each vine bears less grapes and the grapes are therefore better nourished by the plant

Moreover, the high density promotes increased competition in the root system between the vines, and thus forcing the plant to search deeper for nutrients.

It will not be possible to draw conclusions for a few years, although we note a significant improvement between the first four vintages of 2009-2012

French gastronomy: chefs and restaurateurs already seduced :

Le Davoli, 33000 Bordeaux

05 56 48 22 19

http://www.ledavoli.com/

Le Chien de Pavlov, 33000 Bordeaux

05 56 48 26 71

http://www.lechiendepavlov.com/

Zoko Moko, 64500 St Jean de Luz

( 1 étoiles Michelin )

05 59 08 01 23

http://www.zoko-moko.com/

Château de la Treyne, 46200 Lacave

( 1 étoiles Michelin )

05 65 27 60 60

http://www.chateaudelatreyne.com/fr/

Le Saint James, 33270 Bouliac

05 57 97 06 00

http://www.saintjames-bouliac.com/