Pierredon, Alpilles organic wine, organic viticulture

Organic farming is a technique, but it is also and most importantly a philosophy.



To abstain from synthetic products, no more weed killer, to use methods to enrich the soil that also conserve the vines and local fauna, to help sustain the local way of life, all this amounts to a profound commitment.



The arid windy lands that buttress the massif of the Alpilles make it possible to stick rigorously to these specifications.



Any production of high-quality grapes requires some spraying. All treatments at Pierredon are not only organic but also very few in number, since the wind, so hard to stand some days, is a trusty ally in this respect, allowing growers to keep these treatments to a strict minimum



Organic wine growing was the natural choice. The parcels are in the middle of 600 hectares of unspoilt nature, the wind provides natural protection against vine disease and the surrounding vineyards are all organic.



Grape varieties are chosen to respect the traditions of the region, with seven varieties: rolle, grenache, cinsault, syrah which are typical of the region but also cabernet-sauvignon, merlot and sauvignon which are fine grapes, less common in Provence, but which grow well in this type of soil.



The pebbly limestone land provides well-drained earth where vines can root deep in search of water.



Soil care is rigorously compliant with European organic directives. The whole process is Ecocert certified. Planting around the vineyards supports the living environment and its fauna. Manual or mechanised hoeing encourages the dissemination of organic fertilisers.



Harvests are done at full maturity and gently using 20kg tubs to keep the fruit intact. Grapes are rapidly transferred to the nearby wine-making cellar where, after an initial sorting by eye on the vine, they are sorted again to only keep the best bunches: those that are mature and in perfect health...



Whites are pressed gently. Like the rosés, they are fermented at low temperature to preserve all their aromas. The reds are treated with a long maceration, at controlled temperature, with daily pumping over.



For ageing in wood the estate uses new barrels of Allier oak which infuse the wine with subtle tannins. The cuvée is minutely monitored by a wine-making team well-versed in the region's resources and traditions.




More than one technique...

Committed to organic farming



Favourable conditions

A vineyard in the heart of the forest



A rigorous culture

For optimal results



Vinification and traditional aging

Respect for the fruit


Environmentally

responsible wine growing.

Organic by conviction



A modern vineyard, created to demanding and rigorous standards,according to the rules of organic viticulture. Close monitoring, the constant search for quality.



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