‘An organic winegrower doesn’t let nature take care of itself but tends it…’
For me, this strategy corresponds to an ethical, philosophical and spiritual aspiration.
Man in harmony with the universe, the cosmos and the land.
Working the soil, tillage, is both fundamental and necessary. It must be fastidiously carried out to control the different varieties of grass.
To achieve this, I work with plough equipment appropriate to the precise moment. For instance, one must never work a soil that is too cold or too wet, take care that the sun will shine after each passage and check that the position of the moon is favourable.
Tilling the soil also allows for the addition of organic compost to help my vines develop healthily.
The plant protection products that I use are Bordeaux mixture and sulphur, depending on the weather.
Oligo-elements are added to supplement the mixtures to stimulate the vines’ natural defences and reduce the level of copper.
RRosie is my ploughing companion !