Belharra is the name of a legendary surf spot located on the Basque coast off Socoa, France, where storm tides hit an underwater outcropping and cause a rare wave of immense power. Such forces, after a vast journey, create a diverse natural beauty. Our philosophy mirrors the riders of these waves: patiently waiting for opportunities, understanding the contours of each current, and practicing the craft with vigilance.
The winery is a partnership between Anne Fogerty (day-to-day winemaker at Rivers Marier and Thomas Rivers Brown’s wines ) and Camille Gaio (day-to-day winemaker at Julien Fayard’s team
Tasting Notes: This low alcohol (13.5%) single vineyard Pinot Noir offers rich, spicy, and savory fruit from this storied Mendocino vineyard. It oozes with black cherry liquor, red stone fruit, and a touch of pine. From the first smell throughout the pallet, dark red fruits give structure to a wine with a step-up in weight. This great mountain source grants a touch of minerality to the finish.