Since 1996, Xavier Planty, co-owner of the famous Château Guiraud, made a commitment to organic viticulture. His wish is to “work differently” he said. Many changes followed: refrigeration of the soils, plantation of hedges…changes that allowed the recent organic certification of the estate just like Pontet Canet and Fonroque.
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Since the last couple years, the numbers confirm the importance that organic wines are reaching: in 2007, the vineyard represented 22 500 ha and in 2011, 61 000ha! Since 2009 the surfaces that are changing to this viticulture are more important than the surfaces that are already in organic viticulture.
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The importance of these statistics could lead to an increase of the number of estates willing to change to this viticulture. “A movement was brought to life” says Xavier Planty.
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