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Environmental Responsibility

Catherine Corbeau-Mellot, stands in the yellow light of the barrel cellar, and samples from a white wine glass.

In 2009, Joseph Mellot was the first winery in the Central Loire to attain ISO 14001 environmental management certification.

In 2010, they were also awarded the ‘Agriculture Raisonnée’ (Integrated Agriculture) certification which shows a commitment to the environment above and beyond merely respecting regulations. They were also the first French business and vineyard to join the 10:10 climate change campaign in autumn 2009, committed to the voluntary reduction of greenhouse gases.

Pinot Gris grapes on the vine

Joseph Mellot is working toward sustainable development and is committed to economically viable and environmentally friendly viticulture.

They have made 5 key commitments:

To save resources

To respect the environment

To preserve the countryside to enable and maintain biodiversity

To contribute to the economic and social development of the area

To reduce CO2 emissions by 5% per year