Domaine de la Guicharde Cotes Du Rhone
Arnaud and Isabelle’s objective is to produce natural and authentic wines in as healthy an environment as possible. To this end, they are committed to organic viticulture in order to allow for the fullest expression of the vines and grapes. They continue their multi-year conversion to organic agriculture (agriculture biologique) begun with the 2008 vintage. They no longer use synthetic products to treat vine diseases such as mildew and odium, and only treat the vines with copper and sulfur. All of the vine-rows are plowed and no chemical fertilizers are used. With the 2009 and 2010 vintages, Domaine de la Guicharde wines carry the certification “wine made from grapes in transition to “Agrilculture Biologique,” or organic. And the 2011 vintage will be certified as fully organic (biologique). The certifying organization is ECOCERT.