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CHATEAU OLIVIER IS CERTIFIED LEVEL 3 HIGH ENVIRONMENTAL VALUE AND ISO 14001

CHATEAU OLIVIER IS CERTIFIED LEVEL 3 HIGH ENVIRONMENTAL VALUE AND ISO 14001

 

All certifications with the Environmental Management Systel in Bordeaux.

 

The vines are protected using a combination of 70% organic products and biocontrol techniques, including:

- 0% carcinogenic, mutagenic or reprotoxic (CMR) products

- 0% endocrine disruptors

 

Specific treatments include:

- Kaolin, a type of clay which acts as a natural insect repellent against green leafhoppers.

- Mating disruption using pheromones to fight against grape berry moths.

- Preserving the natural habitat of bats since they are the best natural predator against grape berry moths.

- Limited mowing of surrounding meadows to promote the development of auxiliary fauna.

 

10% of plots, situated close to urban areas, are grown using 100% organic methods.

 

In the cellar, the total amount of sulphur used has been reduced by 50% over the past three years. Sulphur has disinfecting, antiseptic, and antibacterial properties which help to conserve the wines.