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17 May 2015

Biodiversity: golden-eyed lacewings, marsh tits, and other small creatures that help to protect our vineyards…

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For many years, Vignobles André Lurton have been committed to environmentally-responsible policies aimed at protecting the vineyard ecosystems (integrated farming, joining the S.M.E. – Bordeaux wine Environmental Management System - when it was launched in 2010, etc.). Our efforts to modify  our vineyard management methods, particularly by restricting the use of vineyard treatment products, are starting to produce results and these new practices seem to have a positive impact on biodiversity.

16 May 2015

Wine under water...

Everything started with a discussion among friends: our hotel and restaurant sales manager, Laurent Cerutti, and two of our clients, Mickaël Tanguy and Mathias Legras, both oyster farmers. Generally, oysters and wine only meet at table, forming delicious combinations appreciated by our taste buds.

We wondered whether we could try an adventure together, both for fun and as a learning experience: How would our wines behave if they were aged under water for several months? How would they evolve? We thought it was an interesting experiment, so we tried it out…

18 Dec 2014

A new momentum and new initiatives on the Canadian market...

Laurent Bélisaire, our Export Director, went to Canada from the 16th to the 21st of November to meet our agents, Kirkwood Diamond, and Managing Director Sylvain Brizard, who organised a visit to several S.A.Q. (Société des Alcools du Québec) outlets in Montréal and Quebec City. Michel Gaillard, our technical consultant (and former Production Manager of our group) also went on the trip. Having recently taken the Canadian market in hand, Laurent Bélisaire wanted to provide a new impetus.

19 Nov 2014

Major renovations at Château de Barbe Blanche in time for the 2014 vintage

An in-depth renovation took place at Château de Barbe Blanche in the Lussac Saint-Émilion appellation in preparation for the 2014 harvest. The vat room was modernised, a new grape reception area built, and a new grape sorting system introduced...  The purpose of this project was to enhance the winemaking facilities in the framework of our Environmental Management System , to reduce energy consumption, to improve working conditions and, above all, to participate in our ongoing quest for maximum quality.

18 Nov 2014

The 2014 vintage: a miraculous Indian summer!

This was not an easy year for winegrowers...

The weather during the 2014 growing season was capricious in spring, not very warm in summer – but nothing short of miraculous in September and October.

What a splendid gift Mother Nature gave Bordeaux in 2014: the sort of Indian summer such as the region had not experienced in years! The grapes reached perfect ripeness and there is every indication that this will be a great year in our vineyards.

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