Our commitment

We encourage our terroirs to offer their best, by respecting the land that creates our grapes.

Harvest at Rieussec

Our Philosophy

Sustainable Commitment

To be the best guardians of what we hold dear, it is important to be as ambitious as possible and to consider all the levers we have to improve. This involves, of course, our actions in connection with nature and the environment, but also the development of our employees, our connection with the local communities to which we belong, and our corporate governance. It is only with a global vision that we can surpass ourselves and learn collectively.

To learn more, read our CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) Report

An assessment of our practices 

B Corp seemed to us the most global labelisation in terms of environmental and social commitment. Nothing is left to chance, and the aim is to make constant progress over the years.After more than two years of efforts, we are honoured to announce that all of our estates* (Châteaux Lafite Rothschild, Duhart-Milon, L’Evangile, Rieussec, Paradis Casseuil, Domaine d’Aussières, Vina Los Vascos, Bodegas CARO, Domaine de Long Dai) have been labelled as B Corp.

This is a new step in our CSR approach, placing this commitment at the core of all our decision-making processes, a team effort, diligent collection of information and data characterising our practices. Integrating into our company bylaws our commitment to generate a positive and meaningful social, societal, and environmental impact in the conduct of our activities further solidifies our mission of protection.

*Domaine William Fèvre will be included in the scope upon the renewal of the labellisation in 3 years.

 

See our B Corp profile

Farming Philosophy

Time

In each of our estates – whether Pauillac, the Colchagua Valley in Chile, or the Shandong region of China – once we decide to put down roots, we take our time.

“Over the years, we carefully observe how nature takes her course in each terroir.

We then create ecosystems that work in harmony with both the natural and social rhythms of every unique location.”

Biodiversity

When viticulture took an industrial turn toward monoculture at the end of the 1970’s, we stood our ground in the belief that vines thrive when they are surrounded by the rich diversity of wilderness.

“Ecosystems follow one simple rule: their own.”

Organic farming

In 2021, with our application for official certification, we confirmed the move toward organic farming for all our French properties.

This is a new step in our CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) approach.

“As a team, wherever we are in the world, we continuously re-examine and adapt our winegrowing practices to produce exceptional wines, while caring diligently for the wellbeing of our employees, our soils and our consumers.”

Winemaking Philosophy

The harvest

We taste our grapes by hand, to decide the precise moment to harvest. Balance is key; neither too early nor too late in any move we make.

The barrel

Our cooperage produces the barrels in which our wine is matured, crafted by hand
with generations of artisanal savoir-faire. These ancient traditional methods allows our wines to express their full characters, unadulterated.

The cellar

We minimise intervention in the cellar, to produce assemblages that express each year’s unique vintage. We apply to the creation of each vintage the experience gained from over 150 years of winemaking – allowing each inimitable terroir to offer up its very best.

Innovation

We never innovate simply to avoid missing out on a trend. Rather, we carefully develop and adapt practices which can help us to produce better wines. Our use of “Massal” selection at Châteaux Lafite Rothschild, L’Évangile, and at Bodegas CARO allows us to sustain the exceptional vines passed down to us through generations.

The wine

Our wines tell the story of their terroirs more eloquently that we ever could – they are wines of exquisite balance, refinement, a certain freshness. Impactful without ever overpowering, there’s one quality that sums them up nicely: grace.

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