We are certified HVE 3, “Haute Valeur Environnementale level 3”, the highest level of France’s High Environmental Value certification. It’s a result of our efforts towards virtuous agriculture: planting 2000 trees to preserve
biodiversity, planting vineyard groundcover, mechanical soil work, pheromone dispensers, etc.
This HVE certification complements our existing “Carbon Neutral” approach. To limit our impact on the planet, we have reduced our CO2 emissions to a minimum. We offset the rest by financing ecological initiatives.
Montrose is committed to protecting the biodiversity of its vineyards.
Our family lovingly cultivates the Montrose soils, so as to be able to pass them on to future generations. For decades, all the borders of the vineyards have been planted with local fruit trees, to help preserve the slopes and to provide food for people.
Today, we understand how biodiversity also helps us to cultivate our soil in an environmentally friendly manner. In 2012, with the help of scientists, we carried out a study of the flora and fauna living on the Montrose estate.
Moreover, we planted 21 different Mediterranean species of trees—1053 trees in total: olive-trees, almond trees, oaks, quince trees, crab-apple trees, cane-apple bushes, and bay-trees… These trees and their ecosystem help us to better manage our vineyard.
Our family lives at Montrose, and we do our utmost to ensure a healthy environment.
We incorporate grape marc into the soil to lighten and nourish it. We use mechanical tools to remove any weeds.
We use pheromone dispensers rather than chemical treatments to prevent worms from attacking the grapes.
Strips of grass are left to grow in and around the vines to allow plant and animal life to develop, thereby helping us to better manage our vineyard.
The elegance and authenticity of Montrose wines are the result of the harmonious balance between the diversity of its soil, the benefits of the Mediterranean climate and the know-how acquired by our family from one generation to the next.