IN THE FONTAVIN VINEYARDS
Organic farming is about common sense, returning to old methods, informed by current knowledge.
We scratch the soil, we keep the natural grass... All these plants limit erosion, promote biodiversity and microbial life in the soil. It is nature that works.
The vines are learning to defend themselves again!
In support, treatments are sometimes necessary: a base of copper (Bordeaux mixture) and sulphur, combined with plant manure (nettle) and essential oils.
The harvest is modest, but often exceptional. In September, our pickers survey the vines from village to village, sorting the grapes. In each grain, there is a year of work, of patience.