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ORGANIC VITICULTURE

Organic viticulture

We are committed to preserving our land for future generations: Domaine Louis Max in Mercurey and Rully is one of the largest organic Domaines in Burgundy. With Chateau Pech Latt in the Corbières and Domaine la Lyre in the Côtes du Rhône, we are owners of more than 230 hectares of vineyards – all are farmed organically. To produce the best wines, you need the best grapes. That’s why we chose organic viticulture, which is one of the fundamental principles of Maison Louis Max. Since the early 1990’s this has been a guiding principle of the House. There are two objectives to our organic viticulture: protection of the environment, and quality enhancement. Organic viticulture allows us to focus on the quality rather than quantity, while protecting our soils and terroir. Sustainability is the key –  we want to ensure the Domaine will be passed on to future generations in a better condition than ever.

HORSE PLOUGHING

THE LOUIS MAX TERROIRS

To produce the best wines, you need the best grapes. That’s why we chose organic viticulture, which is one of the fundamental principles of Maison Louis Max. Since the early 1990’s this has been a guiding principle of the House. There are two objectives to our organic viticulture: protection of the environment, and quality enhancement. Organic viticulture allows us to focus on the quality rather than quantity, while protecting our soils and terroir. Sustainability is the key –  we want to ensure the Domaine will be passed on to future generations in a better condition than ever.

ORGANIC VITICULTURE

The vineyards and the wines are certified by Ecocert, and our farming practices are very strict. These practices include the following methods: ploughing by horses – Integrated pest managementGreen harvest when necessary – Use of only natural fertilizers indigenous yeasts onlyNo chemicals additives in the wines. Our wines are the product of nature. In the cellar we use only indigenous yeasts, with minimal intervention; we use gravity instead of pumping and no unnecessary inputs. The wines and the vintage guide us. Any technical intervention is only done to accentuate the individual character of the wine. With more than 230 hectares of organic vineyard throughout France, Maison Louis Max is proud to represent organic viticulture worldwide and offer authentic, naturally made wines to its consumers. Along with our Domaine wines, Maison Louis Max also vinifies several other organic wines. Organic viticulture is one of our core values, and we seek out small parcels of certified wines to vinify in-house. Our expertise in organic viticulture, gained from our long experience in three diverse regions, combines to allow us to create and offer a comprehensive and diverse range of certified organic wines.