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Consequently, we use sustainable growing practices at Coste Chaude: applying
fertilisers as and when the soil needs it, disease-control measures using
environmentally friendly sprays or even natural grass cover to prevent erosion.
This way of working is also a transitional phase towards grape growing taking a
more biodynamic approach.
We deliberately do short-pruning - ‘cordon royat’ (double-cordon spur) - to keep production at between 30 and 40 hl/ha depending on each plot and the wine we want to make.
The vines are trained on several wires to allow them to grow a large leaf canopy and ensure perfect photosynthesis. We check all the different plots before picking to monitor grape ripening, which are systematically sorted on a table before going into the cellar.