Conversion to organic culture
For more than 30 years, our work has reflected our desire to protect and preserve the environment. The entire estate is organically grown. Additions of compost or manure help to improve conditions in our Mediterranean soils undermined by drought and heat. The vineyards are ploughed or ploughed and grassed depending on the slope. The rows are French ploughed. In our old sloping vineyards, cross ploughing is carried out with a crawler tractor.
“All plant treatments are carried out with organic products.”
We hesitated in the face of the technical problems as our vineyards are on very steep slopes and our vines are very old: little mechanization is possible, difficult workingconditions means there are a lot of weeds competing with the vines in a climate where periods of drought can last several months. The decision was taken in 2019 to try to overcome these obstacles in order to have a coherent discourse for all our clients.
2020 is our 2nd year of conversion
The old goblet trained vines are treated at the beginning of the season with a “back-pack” pump. Disbudding, and aeration of the bunches if necessary, limits treatments and makes the grapes healthy, which is essential. It determines aromatic quality. Average yields are around 28/33hl/ha. Every year, after the harvests, our team devote time to restoring the walls, terraces and dry stone huts, and to maintaining the paths.