CAZES


 

CAZES, COMMITTED AND CERTIFIED VINEYARD IN BIODYNAMIC
FOR MORE THAN 20 YEARS

A PIONEERING APPROACH

Since 1895, four generations of winegrowers have followed one another with the same artisan-winegrower spirit.


CAZES has always been able to innovate successfully and be part of a constant pioneering process in Roussillon.

Dedicated expert men and women in perpetual search for excellence, with perfect mastery of each of its niche terroirs in order to extract the best.

20 YEARS OF COMMITMENT AND CERTIFICATION

For 20 years, the 220 hectare estate has been run entirely using biodynamic methods. A pioneer in the field and considered a locomotive in the French wine-growing landscape, Domaine Cazes bases its work on total harmony between the grape varieties, the climate, the flora and fauna, the land and the people who work it.

THE CAZES COMMITMENT

Domaine Cazes did not embark on “organic” cultivation out of ecological vocation or commercial conviction, but simply by appealing to its common sense in the peasantry to “work with nature on a land that we want to see. live, express themselves and perpetuate themselves '' Emmanuel Cazes.

BIODYNAMY

A cultivation method founded in 1924 and inspired by the work of the German philosopher Rudolf Steiner, who works on the prevention and enhancement of soil and plants in their natural environment.

In biodynamic culture, the vine is considered a living organism. Biodynamic practices aim to strengthen the unity, balance and resistance of this organism, and thus create harmonious living conditions between the earth, the sky, the plant and its entire ecosystem.

MAINTAINING A LIVING ENVIRONMENT

Biodynamics makes the vine naturally more resistant. It adapts to its environment, and becomes able to cope with the stress of diseases and climatic conditions. The effects of this method of cultivation are visible on the level of the soil which becomes loose, dark, rich in life and in organic matter, therefore easier to work to combat drought.

250 HOUSING BOXES

250 nesting boxes are located in the heart of the vineyard.

The populations of bats, insectivorous birds and raptors that come to shelter there are particularly useful for the protection of the vines, because they feed on insects which are harmful to them.

The pairs of Rolliers, migratory birds, have thus been multiplied by eight in just six years.

GRAPES FULLY EXPRESSING ALL THE TYPICITY OF THEIR LIVING LAND

Grapes with early maturity, balanced and homogeneous. Their thick skins are loaded with silky tannins and melted with developed olfactory aromas, a higher than average acidity rate which gives freshness and much greater vitality.

THE PRINCIPLES OF BIODYNAMY

Biodynamics respects all the principles of Organic Agriculture while respecting 4 main principles: biodynamic preparations, revitalization, respect for cosmic rhythms and the maintenance of a living organism around the vine.

LIVING TERROIR

Biodynamic agriculture is particularly relevant in viticulture where the living terroir is fully expressed in the grapes and therefore in the wine.

BIODYNAMIC PREPARATIONS - 500

Horn dung (preparation 500) promotes soil life and root growth. The vine develops a dense and deep root system, offering greater resistance to dry periods and a stronger anchoring to the soil.

BIODYNAMIC PREPARATIONS - 501

Horn silica (preparation 501) is aimed at the aerial part of plants and allows better resistance to diseases, improved berry ripening.

THE COMPOST

Compost is the result of fermentation, that is, the transformation of organic matter by microorganisms.

It improves its microbial life and provides it with quality and vitality, thus strengthening the natural resistance of the vines.

CERTIFICATIONS

ECOCERT certification allows Domaine Cazes to obtain various European organic and Biodyvin labels.

But also NOP Bio Suisse, NOP USA and Produto Organico Brasil, as well as Canada.

 


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