good wine in harmony
with the land and nature
Following the examples of our forebears, we respect the
balance of nature in growing our vines and making wine.
And in doing so, our wines reward us with good quality
and pronounced 'character'.
We made efforts to maintain the balance of nature in our viticulture
long before it became'fashionable' practice for the new Millennium.
This "Raisonnée" takes into consideration the
important role of nature in agriculture.
We are concerned that the respect of the natual environment
is of the greatest importance, so ensuring the maintenance of
the 'quality of life' in our countryside.
This in done in order to minimise the damage to an ecologicol
'balance' achieved over the last thousand yaers and to ensure
a future for generations to come.
For almost ten years we have practised 'prevention' rather
than 'cure' when treating ous vines. We have taken utmost
care to onlyu spray where and when necessary using modern
selective products in order to minimise any effect on our
We put an integrated pest management strategy into practice
that makes use of modern observation and analytical techniques.
We have installed a whether station in the vineyard to monitor
the meso climate. We also take counts and make estimates of
the destructive insects as wel as useful predatory insects
that can be usefully encourage to keep pest damage under control.
High yields do not produce grapes of good quality, so we reduce
our yields by careful prunning and 'green harvesting' and gain
the benefit of greater grape concentration and natural resistance
1994 as we became a member of the FARRE
organisation (Forum de l'Agriculture Raisonnée et Respectueuse
de l'Environnement / Forum of the Reasoned and Respectful Agriculture
of the Environment) and host meetings.