To protect and maintain the ecosystem
of the vines, the vineyard is managed in an natural integrated
manner. Thus, we avoid the use of products which could endanger
the health of the vine, and poisons for fauna and flora.
Insecticides are used sparingly and only after observation of damage caused
by the parasite.
We do not use any anti-botrytis agents. In order to obtain a
good circulation of air throughout the vines, we practice partial
stripping. Conditions are then much less favorable for development
of the fungus which is responsible for the rot.
Only organic fertilizers, which we ourselves manufacture, are used according
to the specific needs for each area.
This management of the vineyard makes it possible to preserve a good structure of the ground,
while limiting harvest to small quantities.
The old vines, from 25 to 65 years, were
visually selected for the quality of their fruits : small berries,
with thick skins - a guarantee of a quality wine which will be
deeply colored, complex and have refined tannins.
The small output allows obtaining grapes of great quality, naturally
concentrated and balanced, becoming fully ripe.
New plantings are carried out with seedlings selected for the small size of
the berries they will produce, guaranteeing great quality, color
and fine tannins.
The harvest is carried out exclusively
with the hand. We collect whole bunches, which preserves the
integrity of grapes and their potential aromatic qualities until
their arrival in fermenting room.
This manual method also enables us to sort the grapes in the vineyard, and to integrate into
the crop only healthy and ripe fruits.