Each of our vineyards is a faithful reflection of organic practices based on two general concepts: the development of biodiversity and the absence of agrochemicals (pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers).
1. Biodiversity consists of encouraging the development and coexistence of different species within the same physical space or habitat. This is achieved through the use of biological corridors and associated crops.
2. Synthetic pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers are replaced by natural products of biological origin. Compost, for example, is produced from grape leaves, stalks, and stems, residual plant matter, and animal manure. Weeds are controlled mechanically and with animals that graze in the vineyards (alpacas, geese, and horses), and fertilization is achieved by planting grasses and legumes that contribute nitrogen to the soil.
The final objective of this type of agriculture is to produce healthier foods without the presence of chemical products. On the other hand, it also aims to reverse the problems generated by conventional agriculture, such as soil degradation, desertification, pollution and contamination, the loss of genetic diversity, and the presence of toxic residues in the harvests, just to mention a few.
“Wines made from grapes grown according to organic and biodynamic agriculture are healthier than those made from conventionally grown grapes because they contain no residues. They are wines that are made a better way, with practices that protect both the environment and the people who work in the process. They are also much more personal, unique wines that have more character of their own with more expression of their origins… that is the expression of terroir.”