Located in the Vallée des Esclans, the Côtes de Provence PDO vineyard of Château des Demoiselles, based in La Motte, extends over 72 hectares. Between plains and hillsides, it is planted on red clay-limestone soils following a responsible winemaking approach dear to the teams. The property aims to share the best of the Provence terroir with as many people as possible by producing (mostly) rosé wines, as well as red and white wines.
Our winegrowers inspect the vines daily and rely on various processes to guarantee optimal quality of the wines: green harvesting to control yields, leaf thinning to optimise and harmonise the maturity of each bunch, and ploughing the soil and certain areas covered with grass.
Vignerons Engagés (Growers in Sustainable Development) is the only sustainable development approach fully dedicated to the world of wine and winemaking. Complete and well balanced, it is based on four pillars:
- Governance and management practices
- The company’seconomic performance
- Social and territorial responsibility
- The company’s environmental impact with the implementation of sustainable and responsible vine-growing techniques
The domain’s long-term goal is to achieve constant improvement of its working methods while answering the needs of all stakeholders: employees, customers, suppliers and surrounding communities.
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In France, the High Environmental Value is the highest of the three levels of environmental certification of farms whose rating is carried out on results obligations measured by strict environmental performance indicators (and not on obligations of means or This certification rewards farms that are committed to preserving the environment and limiting their footprint on the ecosystem that surrounds them. The Château des Demoiselles will be officially certified High Environmental Value Level 3 in September 2019. This certification crowns Chateau’s many environmental efforts over the past several years, and further underscores the group’s broader commitment to sustainable development.
A well-chosen wine makes food taste better. – Jancis Robinson.