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Terra vitis

« TERRA VITIS » is a national federation which groups together associations of winegrowers from several French regions (about 900 of which 90 are in Gironde) whose objective it is to set up an integrated form of production which is mid way between organic agriculture and traditional agriculture.
The best definition of the “TERRA VITIS” process is the following:
“It is the intention to produce high quality grapes which express the terroir and the know-how of wine growers in ecologically healthier ways with a view to preserving the environment and human health (from the producer through to final consumer)”.

In concrete terms, this means following a strict set of conditions covering specific practices in planting, vine protection, waste management, choice of products, method of treatment, hygiene and protection of the workforce, training etc… One of the objectives is to limit phytosanitary products as much as possible by only undertaking really necessary applications. This principle depends on the perfect knowledge of the vineyards and its continuous observation.

The way we conform to the conditions set can be traced in everything which takes place in the vineyard. The achievement of a certificate of conformity is only possible after two inspections of which the second is by an independent organization.
For the customer, there are several reasons for wanting to choose a “TERRA VITIS” product :

  • The consumer is participating in a growing global environmental process (waste management, limitation of products added, hygiene rules).
  • The grape which is the basis of a bottle of wine has certainly benefited from the greatest care possible and the minimum of chemical treatment.
  • Any products which are used are from a limited list which favour the least harmful and which leave no residue in the wine.
  • The “TERRA VITIS” wines are not elitist wines, as are for example the “organic wines”, which allows them to maintain a very accessible price whilst at the same time communicating on the authenticity and the natural aspect of the production.


TERRA VITIS
For the customer, there are several reasons for wanting to choose a “TERRA VITIS” product :

  • The consumer is participating in a growing global environmental process (waste management, limitation of products added, hygiene rules).
  • The grape which is the basis of a bottle of wine has certainly benefited from the greatest care possible and the minimum of chemical treatment.
  • Any products which are used are from a limited list which favour the least harmful and which leave no residue in the wine.
  • The “TERRA VITIS” wines are not elitist wines, as are for example the “organic wines”, which allows them to maintain a very accessible price whilst at the same time communicating on the authenticity and the natural aspect of the production.


TERRA VITIS