Domaine Mont d'Oraàs, a dedicated winery. It is above all the love of the Frontère family for the terroir of the Béarnais and the vines they have planted. The vineyard covers 5 hectares and extends over a south / southwest facing hill, 80% planted with the grape varieties Tannat, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest with Merlot. The wines are aged in the hillside cellar with a barrel cellar dug into the hill.
On the hill, with a view of the Pyrenees, on a piece of 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 manually harvested at optimal ripeness. Then 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 hectoliters, for vinification per plot and per grape variety.
The Mont d'Oraàs estate is located in the Pyrenees near Bys, municipality of Oràas on top of a hill surrounded by a beautiful forest of ancient oaks and a beautiful panoramic 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 benefits from a maritime climate influenced by the mountains. Béarn's red wines are mainly made from tannat, an indigenous grape variety valued for its hardiness, strong color and richness in tannins. It is combined with Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon, which will temper the hardness and give it its suppleness. Enough to give the AOC Béarn color and to show that the Béarnais terroir can compete with the best.