We aim to express the various rich terroirs with which we are surrounded. Our main aim is to obtain high quality fruit, harvested at full maturity. The work of separating the terroirs makes little sense without precision work carried out in the vineyards.
All our plots sit on clay-limestone bases, Kimmeridgian marls to be precise. Our region has a continental climate and our plots are located at around 300 metres altitude in the Menetou-Salon district and as high as 350 metres on the Morogues slopes.
We check the vines every day to determine what work we need to do to draw out the mineral diversity of our vineyards. There are no ‘routine’ operations, each is designed to help the vine extract and nourish itself with the qualities and specific characteristics of the soil.
We need living earth, so we do not use weed killers or pesticides; the land is regularly worked and nourished by our own compost.
De-budding operations enable us to balance the load on the vine which in turn helps us to obtain lower yields and a richer taste quality.
This meticulous work in the vineyards gives us much more than the grapes’ varietal aromas. The grapes, harvested at optimum maturity, also express all the richness of the soil and climate in which they grew.
Our next task is to ensure that the juices retain these same qualities.