COMMITTED TO THE ENVIRONMENT
Respect for the environment is at the heart of our production strategy
Since taking over the estate in 2017, we have continued to focus our work on respect for the environment. Several actions have been taken, both in the vineyard and in the winery, to preserve the biodiversity of our vineyard. Our approach has been rewarded by the award of the High Environmental Value (HVE) label, the highest level of certification.
During winter, our vineyards are occupied by sheep. They enable us to control the grass cover between the vines and to fertilise the soil. In this way, they provide a real alternative to the use of herbicides. For the rest of the year, we favour either inter-row grassing or a varied plant cover, which provides an important source of organic matter that encourages soil biological activity.
In line with our environmental approach, we do not use any CMR (Carcinogenic, Mutagenic, Reprotoxic) products, that seriously damage health and biodiversity. We use biocontrol to regulate the flow of bio-aggressors. Every year, we use mating disruption, a reliable alternative to the use of pesticides. Pheromone-releasing capsules are placed on the vines to confuse harmful butterflies and prevent them from reproducing.
We know that the wine industry generates a lot of waste so, in keeping with our environmental approach, we recover and recycle this waste. When we sort our grapes, for example, the berries not selected for vinification are recycled in a distillery. We have also opted for selective sorting throughout our operation.