Le Terroir de maury

The schistose marls of the cretaceous era produce shallow black soils which allow the vines to root deeply. This is the kingdom of Grenache noir and Syrah. This early terroir is the first to be harvested at Clos des Fées.

The Terroir of Maury

Our vines are tended by sustainable farming practices. Or should we say sensible practices? We check on each of our 112 different plots several times a week in order to make the best possible decision for treatments (or lack of). This decision is based on of the threshold of tolerance of each disease.

Depending on the grape varieties and where they are planted, certain plots hardly get treated at all, others a bit more. This may imply five sprayings of sulfur against grey rot, and one of copper against powdery mildew. On more than half of the estate, sexual confusion techniques produce good results against eudemis and cochylis.

The high levels of copper, and their sterilising effects, increasingly found in humid regions are not customary here. The dry and windy climate helps us minimize the use of chemicals and in smaller quantities.

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