is owned by Vignobles Laplace, which has 55 hectares of vines planted in clay-limestone soils composed of large pebbles and boulbène. Pierre Laplace continues the work initiated by his father, working with a few wine growers to bring out the very best from the fine sunny slopes of the Madiran vineyards and their emblematic grape, the Tannat. Today the four adult Laplace children work in the business, each with a specific role. Bernard is responsible for the vineyards, Jean-Luc oversees winemaking, Marie coordinates commercial activity and François manages the property.
The work carried out by previous generations at Château d'Aydie and in the Laplace vineyards is now bearing fruit. In the 1980’s the growing techniques were reviewed and modified in order to highlight the potential of the grape varieties and particularly that of the Tannat and the Petit Manseng. Viticulture has evolved and the prevailing oceanic climate makes for a huge amount of work in the vineyards: de-budding, leaf-thinning, trellising or green harvesting, if necessary. To minimize the use of pesticides, in a move towards a more natural and ecological viticulture, the Laplace family has adopted alternative techniques. This process is ongoing and every year sees new experiments and different production routes tried out.
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