Showing
the land
the same
générosité
it show us

Showing the land the same
générosité it show us

 It is now more than 25 years since Anne de Joyeuse first decided to focus on the environment, a move reinforced in 2007 by the creation of Protect Planet, our sustainable development charter used with all our cooperative producers to help them implement sustainable winegrowing techniques.

...long-standing environmental commitments

Enhancing the soil life
and structure:
• Mechanical tilling for better water penetration and soilaeration,
• Organic composts,
• Cover crops planted in between vine rows.

Building stone walls
to promote the development
of animal species, particularly reptiles.

Green cover and
other cover crops to
protect against soil
erosion.

Training and raising awareness among winegrowers who work near water sources.

Nearly 500 beehives
installed to facilitate
the reproduction of
queen bees and
overwintering

Protection and identification of
birds and plants.
• 87 species of orchid recorded, 3 Natura 2000 protection areas in our vineyards (Pays de Sault, Malepère and Hautes-Corbières).
• Mechanical maintenance of surrounding areas, embankments and streams

Development of agroecological infrastructures: creation of a patchwork of landscapes to foster biodiversity.
Renovation of winegrowers’ cabins by the Chemin des Cabanes association.

Reduced treatment frequency thanks to biocontrol methods:
• Mating disruption (pheromones) to curb the reproduction
of grape worms.
• Essential oils to stimulate the vines’ natural defences

Grape varieties adapted to the terroir (plant-soil balance) for: fewer input products, fewer vine diseases, better expression of grape varieties

Zero CMR products used (carcinogenic, mutagenic or reprotoxic).

Zero CMR products used (carcinogenic, mutagenic or reprotoxic).

Over 4 km of hedges planted
between 2010 and 2013
They serve as ecological corridors and a food source for fauna, thus enhancing biodiversity.

rotect Planet is a winegrowing philosophy that guides us
in our day-to-day activities,
manifested in a team of
expert technicians dedicated
to winegrowers, recognized
environmental certifications
(organic, HEV) and
the implementation of sustainable production methods.

A terroir at the crossroads of
climatic influences

Our vineyards are at the crossroads of four major climate zones and seven types of soil.
This exceptional location shapes the quality and uniqueness of our wines.

Altitude : 200 – 300 m

Soil : clay-limestone plateaux

Climat : humid, moderated by warm periods, exposed to westerly winds

Grape varieties : primarily Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon

Wine profiles : fruity and well-structured

Altitude : 150 – 200 m

Soil : gravel with limestone bedrock

Climate : hot and dry, in the heart of the appellation, sheltered from westerly and easterly
winds by two mountain ranges

Grape varieties: all grape varieties found in the other terroirs

Wine profiles: balance and finesse

Altitude : 100 – 200 m

Soil : silty-clay molasse

Climate : warm but moderated by sea breezes that create ambient humidity conducive to a rapid increase in sugar levels

Grape varieties: primarily Syrah and Malbec

Wine profiles: generous and fruity

Altitude : over 300 m

Soil : red clay with ironpan on a limestone, pebbly subsoil. 

Climate : located in the Pyrenean foothills of the Aude, a more humid, colder terroir with a later spring and cool autumn

Grape varieties : the ideal terroir for our Chardonnay and Pinot Noir

Wine profiles : freshness and finesse

Altitude : 200 – 300 m

Soil : clay-limestone plateaux

Climat : humid, moderated by warm periods, exposed to westerly winds

Grape varieties : primarily Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon

Wine profiles : fruity and well-structured

Altitude : 150 – 200 m

Soil : gravel with limestone bedrock

Climate : hot and dry, in the heart of the appellation, sheltered from westerly and easterly
winds by two mountain ranges

Grape varieties: all grape varieties found in the other terroirs

Wine profiles: balance and finesse

Altitude : 100 – 200 m

Soil : silty-clay molasse

Climate : warm but moderated by sea breezes that create ambient humidity conducive to a rapid increase in sugar levels

Grape varieties: primarily Syrah and Malbec

Wine profiles: generous and fruity

Altitude : over 300 m

Soil : red clay with ironpan on a limestone, pebbly subsoil. 

Climate : located in the Pyrenean foothills of the Aude, a more humid, colder terroir with a later spring and cool autumn

Grape varieties : the ideal terroir for our Chardonnay and Pinot Noir

Wine profiles : freshness and finesse