Les Hommes du Clos Lapeyre

L’exploitation familiale traditionnellement vouée à la polyculture s’est spécialisée dans la vigne et le vin depuis l’installation de Jean-Bernard Larrieu (3ème génération) en 1985.
2016

Today

Today, we cultivate 18ha of vine and do everything ourselves : from planting the vines to selling the bottles. The team at LAPEYRE is composed of Sandrine, Gabrielle, Magali (commercial, administrative, marketing and wine tourism assistants), Mathieu L., Mathieu P., Fred (vineyard workers), and Jean-Bernard who do a variety of tasks, and Marcel, who is my tireless retired father! We share Sandrine and Gabrielle’s time with two other winegrowers.
In the same way, Jean-Bernard shares a dozen vineyard machine tools with other growers in the village through a cooperative organization based in Chapelle de Rousse, of which he is the manager. This spirit of cooperation and the sharing of means and knowledge is important for Clos Lapeyre : such small-scale estates would find it difficult to have all their own tools and sharing increases communication between growers.

2004

2004

After the dramatic accident which cost the life of her husband, Helene de Nays asked us to take over the 6 ha of the Domaine de Nays-Labassere estate. It’s a magnificent old vineyard in the heart of the village and one day, Lisa and Nathan, her young children, will be able to carry on the family tradition. This is a new challenge for the team at Lapeyre, now joined by an additional worker. From 2005 : the Domaine de Nays started to become organic and replace the VIGNAU vineyard little by little.

2002

2002

Brought confirmation of the organic method of agriculture we had already been using when we joined the Qualité France control body. The 10 ha of the Lapeyre estate were now officially recognised as organic and we will soon be able to label our wines as such.

1995

1995

Hiring the 2nd employee.

1994

1994

Construction of storage facilities and expansion of the oak-barrel cellar.

1993

1993

Planting of the Poudempa parcel: 1 ha of Petit Manseng.

1992

1992

Hiring the 1st employee. Purchase of a pneumatic press.

1987

1987

Acquisition of an additional 1.5 ha of vines, rented (Terrenègre).

1985

1985

After completing studies in oenology and viticulture, Jean Bernard Larrieu constructs a small winery with the help of his father Marcel. CLOS LAPEYRE was born in 1985.

1984

1984

Structure of the farm :16ha including :

  • 3.5ha of vine which wine is delivered to the Cave      cooperative de Gan (a wine cellar in Gan)
  • 12ha of meadow to breed 25 cows of the « Blonde d’Aquitaine » race.
  • 0.5ha of strawberry plants on hillsides. The      yield of strawberries (10 to 12 tonnes per year) is directly sold in Pau.      (This half-hectare represents the two thirds of the farm income!).

 

1920

1920

In 1920, Jean LARRIEU bought the vineyard situated in the middle of the JURANCON appellation. His son, Marcel worked hard to grow the vines and developed cattle breeding and strawberry growing.

Clos Lapeyre

La Chapelle de Rousse - 257 Chemin du Couday, 64110 Jurançon
Tél. : +33 5 59 21 50 80 - Email : contact@jurancon-lapeyre.fr

Clos Lapeyre, domaine viticole familial sur les coteaux de Jurançon
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