The first organic harvest at Château Montrose
In 2016, Château Montrose harvested its first organic crop, the result of three years of experiments by the technical staff with different methods of treating the vines.
This year for the first time, 15 hectares of vines cultivated with organic and biodynamic methods were harvested. For Château Montrose, where the harvest ended on 13 October, this very special crop heralds the future conversion of the entire 89-hectare vineyard to organic farming.
Hervé Berland, manager of Château Montrose, said: “What we are doing is in line with what consumers expect. The decision taken by the owners, Martin and Olivier Bouygues, is firm and final. We are unequivocally committed to a process which will result in the entire vineyard being farmed organically by 2020. The results of our trials comparing four different methods of treatment, carried out on more than three hectares this year, will certainly give us precious input and help us as we move forward.”