Demanding climate, limestone soil with multiple nuances, various valleys that offer contrasting micro-climates, Chablis and Auxerrois Vineyard is a mosaic of terroirs.
The diversity of plots is a challenge for us. The balance between soil and micro-climate differs everywhere. You can observe it at harvest time, when a plot can achieve ripeness 3 weeks after the first one.
First of all, you have to understand what happens in the vineyard, where terroir comes to life, by observing the wine and bringing all needed care to help the grapes ripen. Ripeness is essential to transfer the terroir to the glass.
The soil is ploughed to encourage the vines to extend their roots more deeply and therefore better express the typicity of the Terroir
Grass is allowed to grow on plots with over-vigorous vines to hold them back.
The use of fertilisers (organic material and foliar feeding according to need) must be appropriate to the particular plot.
Much of the growing area is ploughed (between the rows) to conserve a maximum of the micro-organisms essential for soil health.
Our vineyards are certified under the HVE programme "HIGH ENVIRONMENTAL VALUE"
FRENCH ’s commitment to producing award-winning wines that reflect its landscapes and climate has driven the country’s wine industry to become a world leader in sustainability.
As such sustainability is considered key to the on-going success of the industry as it preserves the quality of BURGUNDY natural resources to enable the continued production of top-quality wine for generations to come.
The HVE programme provides a framework for companies to improve their performance in terms of environment, social, and economic sustainability, in both the vineyard and winery.
Members of the programme must adhere to ''best practice'' and all wine must be produced under independently-audited schemes.
Energy conservation and waste reduction initiatives are an integral part of this programme.
OUR PLOTS 'S NAMES
Our plots are :
- Bourgogne Côte d’Auxerre "Per Pro"
- Bourgogne Côte d’Auxerre "Côte de la Ronce"
- Saint-Bris "Pariot"
- Côteaux Bourguignon SACY "Vassy"
- Irancy "les mazelots"
- Chablis "Bouchots"
- Chablis "Les serres"
- Chablis "Les Aubues de Serres"
- Chablis la chapelle Vauplteigne Vautanlay
- Chablis 1er cru Vaucoupin
- Chablis 1er cru Vosgros
- Chablis 1er cru Vaugiraut
- Bourgogne Chardonnay "Champ Levreaux"
- Bourgogne Chardonnay "Reugny"
- Petit Chablis "Les temps perdus"
- Chablis "La Côte des plantes"
- Chablis "Préhy"