Respecting and using the natural environment
Château du Moulin-à-Vent uses natural soil amendment and manual weed control. Soil preparation sets out to encourage the roots of the vines to dig down deep and also aerates the substrates to help the vines benefit from the terroir.
The finest plots are manually disbudded to encourage maturity and concentration. The trellised plots are managed to maximise leaf exposure and photosynthesis, or, when weather conditions are extreme, to minimise the effects. The grapes are picked manually, and transported immediately to the winery in small containers to avoid juice pre-oxidation and prevent the clusters getting crushed. Every precaution is taken to ensure the grapes arrive at the press whole and unbroken.