ownerArmin and Remy Grassa
- Vineyard Area: 110 ha
- Soil Type: Clay-limestone soils and “boulbène” topsoil enhanced byochre-colored sand known as “sables fauve
- Varieties Cultivated: Gros Manseng, Petit Manseng, Sauvignon Blanc, Sémillon, Ugni Blanc, Colombard
- Country: France
Brothers Armin and Rémy Grassa represent the current generation of a family that is known for advancing the viticulture of Gascony through a marriage of innovation and tradition. Already grower-producers of excellent Armagnacs, the Grassas pioneered the production of wine in the area, a far-sighted venture that has been borne out not only by the excellent quality and success of their own bottlings, but also by the proliferation of local estates following suit.
When Armin and Rémy bought Domaine la Hitaire in 1999 they carefully selected a mix of traditional Armagnac grapes and outside varieties that were best suited to the terroir. Before long their venture was producing wines as worthy as those their father had first created, with a range of selections that upholds the family style of fresh, pure flavors.
Armin and Rémy Grassa are brothers in life and in their work. Sons of Yves Grassa, the famous Gascony winegrower, they have naturally grasped and grown up with modern wine growing methods. Together they bought Domaine La Hitaire in 1999, where they have transformed and restructured this 110 hectares wine estate. They have planted different grape varieties that are not common in the region (Sémillon, Chardonnay, Chenin…), which have have found their place alongside the precious Petits Manseng that grows opposite the terrace at the entrance of the Chateau.The wines of character produced by Armin and Rémy Grassa are created to provide a conviviality which is so close to their hearts.
Beside a magnificent lake surrounding this superb XVIIIth century Château, the Domaine La Hitaire vineyards spread out over the hills of Eauze, the capital of the Armagnac region. Mainly planted with Ugni Blanc, Colombard, Sémillon, Chenin, Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Gros Manseng and Petit Manseng, thei vineyards benefit from a very favourable sub soil (tawny coloured sands), for those who appreciate elegant, fresh and very aromatic white wines. Our Domaine is situated inthe “Côtes de Gascogne”.The meticulous upkeep of each vine, the careful monitoring of grape maturation and the great care taken during harvesting coupled with the sun and the oceanic climate of the South-West contribute to producing wines of the finest quality.
All of the Grassa family wines are suitable for vegans.