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Commitments

Preserving biodiversity

Beyond our working methods, we are committed to implementing various actions
to preserve and promote the biodiversity which is present on our wine estate.

WE HAVE THE
HIGH ENVIRONMENTAL VALUE
CERTIFICATION

Since its 2016 vintage, Château Fleur Cardinale has held individual High Environmental Value certification. This recognises above all that the fundamentals of biodiversity are very widely in place on the estate.
Our certification is available here.

WE PROMOTE
INTER-ROW BIODIVERSITY

We have implemented a range of measures to provide shelter and a source of food for a variety of macrofauna (earthworms, hares, birds, butterflies, tree frogs, etc.) and microfauna (bacteria and fungi). Such is the case with inter-row seedlings, which are mixtures of rye, vetch and red clover, but also oats, alfalfa, sainfoin, red clover and trefoil.

The seedlings return nutrients to the vine. They limit erosion and soil compaction, and improve soil porosity and bearing capacity. By providing shelter and a source of food, they encourage macrofauna (earthworms) and microfauna (bacteria, fungi).

WE PRESERVE THE NATURAL BIODIVERSITY AROUND THE PLANTED PLOTS OF LAND

Our tracks and banks are mown or clipped as late as possible to allow birds and small animals to flourish. At the same time we have added to the already existing cherry trees and the small apple orchard by planting seven types of fruit trees around the chateau: apricots, figs, plums, pears, more cherry trees and nectarines. We also let the parcels where the vines have been pulled up, lie fallow before planting young vines again. The fallow land with its wild flowers are sown with bee-forage species.

WE HAVE RECREATED
AN ECOLOGICAL RESERVE

There is a permanent natural fallow area on the property, which is a green reserve, where no human intervention occurs and nature takes back what is hers.