The Grand Cru of Saint-Emilion, Château de Fleur-de-Feuve, has recently begun its transition to organic farming, which is expected to be completed by 2024.
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Owners Caroline and Ludovic Decoster made the announcement recently, saying it was the next step after 10 years of hard work to improve the winery"s viticultural practices and reduce the overall environmental impact of the vineyard, a process that, while long, has brought them great personal satisfaction and, they say, greatly improved the wines.
The couple says: Now that our vineyards have been completely restructured, we are fully confident that converting to organic farming will be the next step in the development of sustainability from our viticulture at Château de la Fleur.
The conversion period for organic farming is three years and is expected to be completed by 2024, when the entire vineyard as well as the red and white grape varieties will be fully certified organic.
The next phase is being carried out in parallel with the winery's participation in the French Corporate Social Responsibility program (to which they are committed for 2020) and a reforestation project in partnership with Reforest Action.