Our thinking on organic agriculture began in the early 1990s. We stopped using chemical weedkillers in 1992 and ten years later we abandoned synthetic plant protection products altogether. In 2012, we were certified as organic.
To preserve microbiological life and minimise soil compaction, the vineyards are grassed between rows and we work with straddle tractors. The various tasks such as pruning, thinning-out, de-budding, lifting, leaf removal and green harvesting are all still carried out by hand.
Every year we analyse the branches and the soil from the three vineyards. These results, supported by our own observations, enable us to better understand the relationship between the plant and the soil and ensure balance for the vines.
Great wines generally come from old vines. Our viticultural practices are therefore primarily aimed at keeping these precious old vines in production. However, their life expectancy is not eternal. Each year, we work to replace the vines one by one, as they disappear.