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Here is the famous Domaine Castéra. Find all the best references of this prestigious estate on Comptoir des Millésimes. This is one of our partner estates, which means that their wines are shipped directly to our cellar following their bottling at their estate. The winemakers reserve an allocation of their cases of wine for us each year. So don't hesitate to create an email alert (in the section my Alerts ) on the Domaine Castéra in order to be informed first of the latest arrivals.
Do you know Domaine Castera?
The Domaine Castera dates back to 1749. The Lihour family bought it in 1895. It is built in the local Béarn style, in fieldstone and slate, with the buildings grouped around a central courtyard. The ten hectares of vineyards are located on the surrounding hillsides, the steepest parts being terraced. The vineyard is planted with 60% Petit Manseng and 40% Gros Manseng. These grape varieties have adapted well to the difficult climatic conditions of the Pyrenees. They are planted high enough to avoid damage from spring frosts and the thick skin of the Petit Manseng allows it to continue ripening until autumn. Mr Lihour does not use chemical fertilisers or herbicides and all harvesting is done by hand.