We live among our own vines. Managing our environmental impact is therefore not merely a concept : it is a lifestyle choice for our family and for generations of winemakers to come.
COLLECTIVE ISO 14001 CERTIFICATION
Since 2013, Château Fleur Cardinale has been a member of the first association for an ISO 14001-certified Environmental Management System for Bordeaux Wine. Our involvement in this approach demonstrates our concern for every production stage and our commitment to reducing our overall impact on the environment.
PROPHYLAXIS & PREVENTION
We manage the vigour of our vines and use bud pruning, bunch thinning and leaf thinning methods. We use copper and sulphur-based preventive treatments. We also use essential oil biocontrol products (clove, geranium and thyme).
Our organic fertilisers are added in precise quantities right at the vine using GPS technology based on the vigour of each vine, as recorded each year right before the harvest.
WASTE & WASTEWATER MANAGEMENT
Our washing area allows us to recover and treat all wastewater from winegrowing and winemaking procedures and from the oil removal tank using specialized treatment schemes.
EQUIPMENT & ECO-DRIVING
Our tractor drivers are trained to use eco-driving techniques and our tractors are equipped to carry out several tasks at once, helping us reduce our carbon footprint. In general, all of our equipment is chosen based on its energy performance.