Future prospect : Restructuring of vineyards
In 2011, we planted 7 acres of Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot and Cabernet Franc on champagne limestone to produce new white wines, rosé and red as well as Pineaux.
This year we added 5 acres of red grape varieties (Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon) to produce rosés and red wines.
Old vines from Ugni blanc used for Cognac, planted densely were turfed.
This has significantly reduced their strength to get hight quality sweet "musts" for Pineaux.
Towards an environment friendly agriculture
To preserve the wealth of our soils, we integrate the methods of environment friendly agriculture.
Each year, every other row is ploughed, the other is turfed to increase the microbial life in the soil.
Young plantations are grown without weedkiller during the first five years as we hope soon to remove weedkiller in our vineyard. In addition, we use phytosanitary treatments for pest control.
The authenticity choice: development of the wine shop and cellars
With the reception and diversification project, we have expanded our installations.
We have chosen to develop the existing building, the historic operations office. Despite the space constraints of our small town, we wanted to preserve the existing traditional architecture, as part of our identity and our terroir.
We work to permanently treat the effluents generated by our business.