The Châteaux de Meursault and Marsannay have obtained level 3 High Environmental Value (HVE) certification
This covers 106 hectares: 67 hectares in Meursault and 39 hectares in Marsannay.
Level 3 is the only level that allows the holder to use the wording “High Environmental Value” and demonstrates an effective commitment to an approach that respects the environment: “Indicators of results relating to biodiversity, phytosanitary strategy, management of fertilization and irrigation”.This certification validates the move towards organic cultivation adopted by the Château de Meursault and the Château de Marsannay. Across the two villages of Meursault and Marsannay, one third of the area under vine is already cultivated according to organic specifications by the Châteaus, “with the aim of having all the vineyards organic within three to five years,” explains Stéphane Follin-Arbelet, Managing Director.
Another major step forward for the Château de Meursault will be the first harvests in 2018 from 8.8 hectares of newly-planted Pinot Noir:
• 1.5 hectares of Corton Grand Cru Les Maréchaudes
• 0.7 hectares of Aloxe-Corton Premier Cru Les Maréchaudes
• 0.8 hectares of Pommard Premier Cru La Platière
• 3 hectares of Pommard La Platière (Village AOC)
• 2.8 hectares of Ladoix Les Chaillots (Village AOC)
The acquisition of these new plots meant fresh investments in the winery, notably the purchase of some oak and stainless-steel vats to vinify the additional must in optimal conditions.