Since the 2000s, Faure Estate has launched an ambitious strategy to move up the range through the construction of qualitative segmentation and the implementation of concrete environmental actions in the vineyard.
Anticipating, sometimes by a decade, consumers’ expectations for eco-responsible wines. A new step has been taken: our Château Gassiot has obtained the highest HVE (Haute Valeur Environnementale) level 3 certification.
HVE certification is an official recognition of the environmental performance in our vines and in our cellars.
It certifies that a farm’s agricultural activities promote biodiversity by engaging in practices that preserve and use natural areas within and around the farm. It is based on 5 pillars:
– Protecting biodiversity: protecting our territories
– Phytosanitary strategy: working towards 0 pesticide residues in our wines
– Fertilization management: use fertilization products in a rational way
– Water resource management: managing irrigation in a sustainable way
– The amount of inputs is extremely limited
The Vineyard Faure, situated as a whole on hillsides at the edge of the Estuary of the Gironde, benefits from the climatic influence of the river.
The local microclimate allows the wines to obtain an optimal maturity. The clay-limestone subsoil and the dominance of the Merlot give birth to colored, strong and very structured wines.
Intense colour. Fruity nose with touches of cherry flesh. On the palate vibrant and fresh outlining the underlying fruit. Persistent length. 60% Merlot 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Malbec Tech sheet Gassiot