our commitment to sustainability
We endeavour to work in a sustainable way and are working towards becoming fully organic, so we protect our ecosystem and preserve a natural environment to be passed on to future generations.
We limit the use of sprays, our composting, cover crops and fertiliser are all organic. We do not use herbicides in any way.
The limestone surface with clay underneath retains moisture and helps to keep the soil temperature of the south facing vineyard cool.
The blue clay aids water absorption in the summer, which helps minimise the impact of heatwaves and ensures the vines are perpetually green and full of health.
Furthermore it is instrumental to give the wine freshness, identity and elegance.
Traditional methods such as the plough are employed, and our grapes are harvested by hand into small baskets towards late August / early September. Picking and destemming completes latest 10am as the temperature in the region begins to rise.
The temperature is controlled at 5-7 degrees as the fruit is moved to the cellar.
Weather is continental in nature in the region of Monbazillac.
De-budding happens later than in neighbouring regions, meaning the ripeness can be postponed and the vines stay full of life, not showing any signs of frustrations with water absorption.