The vine has a lot in common with Man: it needs to be watched and understood, educated and helped to thrive in the terroir it finds itself. Great viticulture expresses the essence of the place in the grapes. Our vineyards are worked exclusively by our own team, Sébastien, Fabrice and Alexis. In the winter we cultivate, ploughing to break up the soil and mow the grass between the vine rows to maintain and develop soil life. The use of pesticides, weedkillers and other anti-botrytis treatments are therefore unnecessary!
Careful vine pruning controls the number of buds and shoots so that new growth is consistent and, most importantly, well spaced out. Debudding over four weeks in spring makes sure excess growth is removed before it can hinder the growing cycle. This stage is crucial as it allows us to fight against disease and limit yields naturally by prevention.
Vine training is thus simpler and care is taken to separate out the shoots. This keeps the vine canopy well-aerated with no overcrowding of leaves or grape bunches. Only the highest quality grapes can produce a high quality wine!