At Domaine du Prieuré the vines are treated like family, what better way to check their health than to stay close to them through each growing season.
The planting density is 11,000 plants per hectare. Competition between vines contributes to low yields and forces them to go deep into the soil for the nutrition and water they need.
They do not use any herbicides and the cultivation methods improve the structure and microbiotic life of the soils. The treatments used and the doses of products applied are adapted to the disease pressure and the plant's growth cycle.
After pruning, the preparation work (disbudding and trellising) is done by hand. Carefully trellising the branches by hand allows the grapes to be properly distributed with good exposure to the sun for optimal ripening. The grapes are harvested when they are perfectly ripe. Each plot is monitored and the harvest date is based on ripeness, health and the weather forecast.