Domaine du Chalet Pouilly has always been respectful to the environment, minimizing any unnecessary intervention during the growing and ripening of the grapes. We always use caution and reason while protecting against pests and diseases of the vine. A recent initiative is being undertaken to abandon the use of weed killing chemicals by planting an underground clover for acid soils and alfalfa (Medicago sativ) for basic soils to stifle the weeds by natural means.
In our cellars, we have been very successful in maintaining the hygiene of our equipment such as tanks and barrels by solely using water steam-cleaning techniques. This makes it possible to completely avoid the need for cleaning chemicals that are potentially harmful to the environment.
Although the above is very important to the environment, we always believe we can do more. Domaine du Chalet Pouilly has committed to achieving the goals related to biodiversity, phytosanitary strategy, management of fertilization as well as undertaking any other action necessary to become even more environmentally friendly; This is why we have decided to become HVE certified (High Environmental Value) in 2020. HVE represents the highest level of certification for environmentally friendly wineries. Our target for 2020 is to obtain the first two levels of this certification. Later on in 2021 we aim to obtain the highest(third) level of HVE during an audit carried out by a certifying body on behalf of the Ministry of Agriculture of France.