Bordeaux will become more and more environmentally friendly

All French wine regions today have some sort of environmental plan. In Bordeaux 45 % of the surface of vine has a label of some sort for sustainable viticulture. The aim is to quickly reach 100 %. The main goals are to reduce the use of pesticides, reduce waste and increase recycling, reduce energy consumption, reduce carbon emissions, reduce water use, and have better control of wastewater and to protect local biodiversity. Ambitious goals.

So far, 480 chateaux (6091 hectares) are certified organic. An additional 1330 hectares are currently converting. The biodynamic certified estates amount to 29 with a total of 696 hectares.

The rest of the certified chateaux have some kind of sustainability label. 32 chateaux (1200 hectares) have the label Haute Valeur Environnementale and 49 chateaux (2400 hectares) the label Terra Vitis. Other, lesser-known labels, include Area, Qualenvi, Agriconfiance, Destination Développement Durable and SME du Vin de Bordeaux. Bordeaux has a total of 112 000 hectares of wine-growing land.

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Chateau Trotanoy, Pomerol Bordeaux

Chateau Trotanoy, Pomerol Bordeaux, copyright BKWine Photography

Merlot grapes in a vineyard in Bordeaux

Merlot grapes in a vineyard in Bordeaux, copyright BKWine Photography

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