Sense and sustainability: How wine producers are protecting the environment

Jean-Claude Mas, owner, Domaines Paul Mas 

“Rural luxury is our philosophy, and it starts with the assertion that biodynamism is a means, not an end. It is the means of becoming truly respectful of the environment to produce grapes in the most natural way possible, but without any of the confines of certification.

Any certification must answer the question: what is the best way to grow the crop to be able to offer a wine that is tasty and produced in a healthy way? I have banned the use of herbicides, insecticides and a number of synthetic materials used for protection against fungal infections in my vineyards.

Our vines have become stronger as a result. A true organic farming regime is the combination of agricultural practices that respect the environment, allied to technical and technological advances.”

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