THE GROWING METHOD CHOSEN...
The surface area of the vineyard converted to organic farming is around 200 ha, with an average production of 10,000 hl, or 50 hl/ha.
At the foot of the Cévennes mountains, the vineyards are planted on clay-limestone soil of medium to shallow depth, sometimes stony, with limited water potential.
Depending on the situation and soil characteristics, two cultivation methods are used:
– On 90 ha: complete ploughing of the plot with stubble ploughing on the row
– On 110 ha made up of more clayey units, more sensitive to gullying: tillage on the row – stubble removal – inter-row ploughing but grassed one row in two.
This technique limits vigour, encouraging the development of polyphenols and anthocyanins. These two cultivation practices make it possible to practise Organic Farming, a factor in the development of organic matter and therefore the typicality of these soils.
These characteristics are reflected in our wines, which are vinified in such a way as to match the tastes of organic wine consumers, who are looking for light, fruity, silky wines without excessive body.
ORGANIC AGRICULTURE CERTIFICATION
All our products comply with European regulations and national decrees.