Respect of nature
Nicolas and Miren de Lorgeril have a very strong relationship with their vineyards and want to produce wines reflecting their principles, full of genuiness and elegance.
The vineyards are ploughed and fertilized exclusively with organic manure to achieve maximum leafing ; the foliage is thinned out ; the vines are green harvested when necessary to insure optimum crops – all this to achieve perfect maturity and therefore to bring in healthy grapes producing firm and subtle aromas.
|All the Lorgeril Estates follow sustainable agricultural guidelines and are certified HEV – 3rd level.|
High environmental value (HEV) corresponds to the highest level of a more general scheme of environmental certification for farms. The farm environmental certification is a voluntary approach, which aims to identify and promote particularly environmentally friendly practices applied by farmers.
HEV covers four key areas: biodiversity conservation, plant protection strategy, management of fertilizer use and management of water. In order to engage the whole agricultural sector in an approach focused on environmental progress, it is designed on the basis of certification of the whole farm at three levels.
The third or “high environmental value” level is based on performance indicators. Farm certification, which enables farmers to label their products with a value statement “from farms certified as having high environmental value”, guarantees a farm’s high level of environmental performance.
|An organic approach
Château de Ciffre has started its conversion to organic practices in 2015.