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Obtaining certification for HVE (High Environmental Value) and VDC (Sustainable Viticulture in Champagne)

From the 2020 harvest and for all the viticultural work that is carried out annually, they have to choose to follow this sustainable viticulture approach, because this concept is the commitment to a permanent questioning, a dynamic of progress based on manual work. "Jacques is very attentive to Nature, a winegrower attentive to his land, and in love with his vines”. This certification is the culmination of work put in place for 30 years with his father.

This method allows better water management, natural fertilization and a reduction in phytosanitary products, weedkillers and insecticides. The plots located in Chavot-Courcourt, it is the Meunier which flourishes alongside the Chardonnay. These are delicate grape varieties to work with, requiring many hours of care for clean, healthy vines just like the desired grape. The grape varieties of the vineyard are: 40% Chardonnay, 40% Meunier and 20% Pinot Noir, distributed in the communes of: Chavot-Moussy-Pierry-Epernay-Cuis-Cramant, Damery, Dormans and Sézannais. The bottling is done at the property between May-June, respecting the lunar calendar of the year in order to optimize the best aromas and the structure of the wines.

“Jacques, Marie-Christine and Anthony are getting closer to biodynamics and environmentally friendly viticulture, using Bio control products. Jacques & Anthony practice sustainable viticulture, instilled by his father Jean-Marie, in order to eliminate weedkillers. Its vines are cultivated like a garden and the earth must be alive there. So, he provides it with plowing and bark to feed it with organic matter. He takes care of a traditional sorting at the harvest, from the manual picking by his team of pickers, from whom he asks for rigor for the selection of the bunches”.

Connections : I The official Champagne website

The High Environmental Value: a rewarding mention for farmers and their practices | Ministry of Agriculture and Food

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