It is important to work the soil, and not to use herbicides, to let the terroirs express themselves … or simply live! This particularly ensures a microbial life of the soil, essential to a harmonious life of the various constituent elements of the earth.
Since 2002, we have been using horse-drawn ploughing for part of the Domaine’s vineyard in order to limit settling on sensitive soils. Far from being a fashion trend, these methods have shown their value for centuries and should be perpetuated in order to further improve the quality of exchange between roots and living elements of the soil.
Spring and early summer are the time for phytosanitary treatments, mainly aimed at preventing the development of powdery mildew and mildew.
At the Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair we have been practicing biodynamic growing on the entire vineyard since 2008. We are Ecocert certified under the label from Biodyvin. Therefore, only herbal infusions and copper against mildew, sulphur against powdery mildew and various biodynamic preparations are used during the year.