The vineyard of Domaine Mont d'Oraàs covers 5 hectares and extends over a south/southwest facing hill, 80% planted with the grape varieties Tannat, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest with Merlot and Manseng. The wines are aged in the cellar against the hill with a barrel cellar dug into the hill.
On the hillside, overlooking the Pyrenees, on a small pebble and clay terrace, the Mont d'Oraàs is an exceptional terroir! The vineyards are worthy of a great wine: 6/8 buds per vine. The grapes are harvested manually at optimum ripeness. Three successive sortings follow in the vineyard and then in the cellar. Cluster by cluster, berry by berry, the grapes must be perfectly healthy before entering the barrels. The barrel room consists of small barrels of ten, twenty, thirty and forty hectolitres, for vinification per plot and per grape variety. The Mont d'Oraàs estate is located in the Pyrenees near Bys (municipality of Oraàs) on top of a hill surrounded by a beautiful forest of ancient oaks. The estate also offers a beautiful view of the Pyrenees and the Basque Country. Nestled in the foothills of the Pyrenees and a few hundred kilometers from the Atlantic Ocean, the vineyard enjoys a maritime climate with mountain influences. Béarn's red wines are mainly made from tannat, an indigenous grape variety valued for its winter hardiness, its strong color and its richness in tannins. It is combined with Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon, which will temper the hardness and give it its suppleness. Enough to color the AOC Béarn and show that the Béarnais terroir can compete with the best.