THE EXCELLENCE OF OUR TERROIRS IS OUR WEALTH. WE FEEL THAT IT IS VITAL TO PRESERVE THIS SPECIAL HERITAGE BY PROTECTING WHAT MAKES THE QUALITY OF OUR WINE, NAMELY: VINEYARD ECOSYSTEMS, WITH HEALTHY, EXPRESSIVE SOILS AND AMAZING BIODIVERSITY, THE EXPERTISE OF MEN AND WOMEN WHO SHAPED THE LANDSCAPE AND MOULDED THE VINES AND THE SPECIFIC MICROCLIMATES THAT MAKE EACH VINTAGE A NEW ADVENTURE.
OUR VINEYARD STRATEGY IS BASED ON STRONG COMMITMENTS:
PROTECTING OUR VINES BY PROTECTING THE ENVIRONMENT.
We are committed to reducing the use of pesticides by getting rid of the most dangerous of these (CMRs) and by phasing out herbicides. We will also achieve this by using more efficient spraying equipment to reduce the risks of contaminating the environment. We’re looking at all the alternatives for moving away from pesticides, such as regular trialling, playing with solution complementarity, etc.
INCREASING THE FERTILITY OF OUR VINES AND SOILS.
This requires good knowledge of our vineyards and wines and their potential as well as combatting everything that might negatively impact them, with erosion and contamination at the top of the list. Our vineyards need soil that is well nourished. By working on the organic matter levels and by grassing our land, we can guarantee good nutrition for our vines, all while capturing carbon!
We are altering our practices and relocating hedges, nests and other infrastructures that enable different species to find shelter and food. In addition to being great allies in regulating organisms that attack our vines such as insect pests and other undesirables, the diversity of both wild and cultivated species is part of our heritage.
ADAPTING TO FACE CLIMATE CHANGE.
We must plan ahead for these changes right now by looking for more resilience and developing new best practices which will consider planting direction, type of grape cultivar, management methods, etc. These are all levers we can use to meet tomorrow’s challenges.