Out of respect for nature, we focus on sustainable cultivation
Sustainable champagne will soon be the talk of the town. Organic viticulture is an important topic that is currently only slowly spreading in the Champagne growing region.
Our home farm has already dispensed with the use of pesticides since 2011 and now proudly bears the French
Eco-Certificate HVE (Haute Valeuer Environnementale = engl. high environmental value).
This certificate pursues the primary goal of promoting the biodiversity of plants and animals in the vineyard. This leads in the long term to a healthy, stable ecosystem and makes the vines more resistant to challenges such as pests and fungal attack.
In so doing, we not only ensure biodiversity, but also protect the valuable and unique soils of Champagne.
The region has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2015.
Organic viticulture means more work compared to conventional.
Chemicals are not used. Instead, more mechanical (manual) work must be done. For example, one can fight mold infestation of the vines with chemical fungicides. The sustainable alternative is the early defoliation of the vines to better ventilate them and avoid accumulation of moisture.