Right from the start, our parents asserted themselves as pioneers in mechanisation and soil tillage. In 1986, they switched to mechanical weeding, which is a good deal more expensive but greatly reduces use of synthetic chemical products. In 2008, we saw obtainment of Agriculture Biologique certification as an essential step, as it would be a guarantee of the authenticity of our philosophy in everyone’s eyes and officialise our approach.
Organic vineyard cultivation techniques strengthen soil life and increase the vines’ resistance to disease. The results on the vineyard’s health as well as on the balance and quality of our wines have convinced us to continue along this road. Soil tillage is essential in Organic Farming. The natural grassing that develops among the vines in winter is left to grow as it limits erosion phenomena, enables the land to better recuperate water, encourages microorganisms and loosens the soil.