As we have the rare opportunity to work in such a natural setting, it is important that we not upset its harmony or balance. When you seek to develop expressive wines that show the greatest fidelity to the character of the land, we believe first and foremost that quality fruit is essential.
To support these goals, my brother Gilles, who leads most of the work in the vineyards, and myself follow the dictates of organic farming. We are not certified, but nevertheless we stick to strict guidelines, using only sulfur, copper and other natural treatments.
We plow the rows in winter, working natural compost into the soil, which we use once every three years only on our least vigorous vines. Our compost consists of one-third semi-fermented compost (grape marc and manure) and two-thirds fully fermented compost (converted into small pellets). We also manually hoe vineyard rows if it looks like the soil needs extra aeration.