The vines of Saint Louis grow on the Tarn (river) terraces. The soil composition is typical from the Fronton region: sandy boulbene, gravely, clayey, and lightly acid.
This location, next to the Tarn River, provides a temperate climate which is favorable to a good vine grow.
The vines are entirely taken care with organic agriculture methods only. Theofficial organism, ECOCERT, controls all those operations.
By applying the official European rules of organic agriculture, we develop the biodiversity by optimizing the balance of nature in the vines.
Oat and horse bean growing between the vines is a natural way to bring nitrogen from the air into the ground, and at the same time, it keepsweeds from proliferating.
Between the vines, the weeds are removed mechanically. In doing so, we never use any herbicide. The only fungicide we are allowed to use is a mixture of copper sulfate and sulfur,and it is always used at a minimum dose. None of those components will actually penetrate the vine. Thus,our wines are free from any trace of chemical product.
In order to reach a complete ripeness of the grapes, leaf-thinning andbud removal are performed each year. Those methods help us to produce better quality grapes.