The entire vineyard has been grassed for nearly thirty years. We are looking for a grassland effect rather than a cut lawn in order to encourage the development of natural predators of insect pests of the vine. This allows us to work without insecticides. In addition, fertiliser is only applied sparingly in organic form.
As a reward for all these efforts, carpets of orchids cover our plots on flint and pudding in the spring. This is the ultimate proof, if any were needed, of the renewed vitality of our soils.
This theory of ‘non-action’ has allowed the flora and fauna to reclaim the soil, as well as a moderate but regular growth of the vine plant material, a condition for a good quality of ripeness and expression of the typicity. In addition, the estate has opted for integrated pest management based on the observation of the plant’s reactions to climatic conditions.