In the plots, an eco-responsible and as little intervention as possible vineyard management was immediately imposed, based on the conviction that the land does not belong to us, and that we wish to leave something behind for the future generations.
Thus, the soil is mechanically worked between the vines and grassed between the rows so as to encourage the plant to plunge into the tufa stone / limestone: its vigour and natural protection against diseases are thus strengthened.
Meticulous manual work is undertaken: short pruning to limit yields, disbudding, leaf thinning, green harvesting and then manual harvesting. The aim of these operations is twofold: to provide the bunches with the healthiest possible environment for them to blossom and to promote the concentration and quality of the grapes to obtain the best possible juice.
From the very beginning of the adventure, Philippe PORCHÉ and Jérôme CALLET decided, by mutual agreement, to renounce all treatment of the vines. Now, to avoid disease, what better auxiliary than nature itself?
Several measures have been adopted to help the vine defend itself naturally against aggression. To encourage biodiversity and the development of insects allied to the winegrower, such as the insect the Chrysope for example, hedges have been replanted along the edges of the plots and roses are planted at the end of the rows.
In the same way, grassing the vineyard limits erosion and creates a favourable environment for the development of spontaneous flora as well as a habitat for fauna and invertebrates. And these are just a few examples of how we pamper our vines so that they give the best.