Cave De Saumur
The Cave de Saumur has been aware of environmental issues for a long time. The Cave de Saumur took these issues on board in 2000 with the commitment of the winegrowers to embrace integrated agriculture. In order to raise ecological issues, the Cave de Saumur set up a plan of action aimed at conserving resources of water, air, the quality of the terroirs and maintaining biodiversity of the natural environment. The evolution of winegrowing practices has seen a reduction of pesticides. Complementary planting of flowers in the vines has encouraged biodiversity of flora and fauna and re-introduced allies of vines. These insects are valuable help for the winegrower because they control pests naturally. This natural balance benefits the winegrower, the vines and biodiversity in general, reducing the use of pesticides. The Cave de Saumur has implemented a plan for dealing with general and industrial waste. We carry out energy appraisals and environment certification of our vineyard. In this manner, the Cave de Saumur has committed itself to numerous research operations in partnership with the National Institute of Agronomic Research, the French Institute of wine and numerous others of the winegrowing and producing industry.
- Agricultural Standards: Sustainable