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Environmental Responsibility

For Louis Jadot healthy, ripe grapes are very important to produce wines with personality and a sense of terroir. In order to achieve this great care and attention is paid to the health of the fruit in the vineyard. Louis Jadot’s philosophy in the vineyard and in the winery is one of minimal intervention. For the past 20 years Louis Jadot has banished the use of all synthetic products (fertilisers, herbicides etc) on their own vineyard soils, applying traditional practices instead. All work is done either by tractor, or for the more inaccessible sites, by horse.

Ploughing a steep hillside vineyard by horse
Ploughing a hillside vineyard by horse

From vineyard to bottle, sustainability is a core part of their approach. They use only traditional methods on their own vineyard soils, no synthetic products are used. Within the last decade Domaine Louis Jadot vineyards around Beaunehave been managed following organic principles, and are in the process of organic certification for the 2024 vintage.

Since 2019, all Domaine Louis Jadot vineyards have the Haute Valeur Environnementale (High Environmental Value)level 3 certification. This is a voluntary approach which aims to identify and promote particularly environmentally-friendly practices applied by farmers. It covers biodiversity conservation, plant protection strategy, management of fertiliser use and management of water.

Biodynamic: In the last 5 years 14 hectares of vineyards around Beaune, plus the Rochegrés vineyards at Château des Jacques in Moulin-à-Vent have been managed biodynamically.