The Vineyard

The Vineyard
The vineyard is beautifully located on the hillside of Beyssac, right bank of the Garonne, facing south and overlooking the city of Marmande (Lot-et-Garonne, Aquitaine, South-West, France).

It represents a total area of ​​10.40 hectares in one piece, in AOC Cotes du Marmandais, fully grown using organic farming methods.

The Bordeaux varietals (merlot, cabernet franc) are particularly well adapted to these clay-limestone hillsides, in moderated ocean climate with optimal sunshine. They are complemented by the variety Abouriou, typical of Marmande, and Malbec, originated from South West.

The Plots
Bellevue: 2 ha; Rauguelos: 0,76 ha; Moulian: 3,44 ha; La Couronne: 4,20 ha.
See details per plot.  See plots on Geoportail.

Viticulture
All plots are grown using organic farming methods (certified by Agrocert, FR-BIO-07). To ensure quality, we limit the yields under 45 hl / ha. The grapes harvest is hand-made, and the grapes are transported with the greatest attention in small crates to winery (less than 1 km away).

  • Suckering, disbudding, undoubling, and leaf-thinning are performed manually. Mechanical cropping.
  • Ranks weeded mechanically (rotary blade and intervine tools), grassed inter-rows.
  • Mildew and oidium treatment by spray, face by face, minimum doses (2011 : Cu < 2.7 kg/ha).
  • Miscellaneous:
    • Combined tools to minimize number of tractor passage
    • Light tractor to avoid soil compaction (< 1,4 ton), with anti-pollution Tier-III standard engine.
    • Maintenance of many hedges

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