14th December 2016
Six years ago, we bought seven hectares of wood. We undertook deforestation work to plant new vines. Of course, before deforesting we made sure that no animal or plant species in danger of extinction was there. Subsequently, we have evacuated all the stumps and roots, especially from oak trees, because if these roots are still under the ground at the time of planting they can then lead to the appearance of a mushroom, called fungus, reducing the life expectancy of the vine.
This year, we were able to plant 3 hectares of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. It is in 2018, from their « third leaf » that our vines will go into Pessac Léognan appellation and be used for the production of our second wine at first.
Concerning the remaining 3.5 hectares that have not yet been planted, currently we cultivate rye in order to occupy and prepare the soil and especially to avoid the growth of weeds and before realize drainage and decompressing of soils. We plan to plant 50% of the vines in 2018 and the rest in 2019. On these plots we will probably put 1/3 of Sémillon, 1/3 of Merlot on the lower part and 1/3 of Cabernet Sauvignon on the upper part.