Château La­fon- Ro­chet ......................6

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Be­tween or­ganic farm­ing and ul­tra-mod­ern tanks Château La­fon Ro­chet makes its rev­o­lu­tion Even though the new vat room was in­au­gu­rated on the oc­ca­sion of the 2016 Fu­tures, the in­stal­la­tions were fi­nal­ized this win­ter. This new cel­lar with about twenty con­crete tanks and about twenty stain­less steel tanks was built in the east wing of the work­ing build­ing. In ad­di­tion to of­fer­ing ul­tra-mod­ern wine­mak­ing tools, this new wine cel­lar was de­signed to ac­com­mo­date wine tourism ac­tiv­i­ties through­out the year with­out ham­per­ing the pro­duc­tion.

The choice of the ma­te­rial for the vat has been con­crete es­pe­cially for the «in­trin­sic qual­i­ties of vini­fi­ca­tion of this ma­te­rial which makes it pos­si­ble to op­ti­mize the acid­ity, PH.” The Tesseron fam­ily has also cho­sen to in­crease the num­ber of tanks, to diver­sify the ca­pac­ity as well as the forms (trun­cated and frus­to­con­i­cal in­verted).

Basil Tesseron : Last year we brought in 25 dif­fer­ent lots. This year, thanks to these new in­stal­la­tions we have 70/80 dif­fer­ent lots. And thanks to these new in­stal­la­tions, we can go even fur­ther in the ul­tra-plots man­age­ment of the vine­yard, in the preser­va­tion of the pu­rity of the fruit and there­fore in the con­stant search for qual­ity.

To con­trol all the tanks, to fol­low the evo­lu­tions of vini­fi­ca­tion, to con­trol the temperatures we have a touch screen con­trol.We have a tool that gives us the nec­es­sary means,

the pre­ci­sion nec­es­sary to pro­duce on a larger scale each year.

To go fur­ther in this work of pre­ci­sion the vine­yard has also equipped it­self with an op­ti­cal sort­ing ta­ble.This work of pre­ci­sion was pre­ceded by a long work study of the soil in par­tic­u­lar thanks to drillings or drones which al­lowed us to mul­ti­ply the num­ber of parcels iden­ti­fied.

Go­ing or­ganic, to com­plete this re­quire­ment of pre­ci­sion and qual­ity ...

In ad­di­tion to all these new tools Château La­fon Ro­chet has ex­tended and ac­cel­er­ated its tri­als of vine­yard man­age­ment in or­ganic farm­ing as well as in bio­dy­namic man­age­ment also on cer­tain plots. Even if the ex­per­i­ment has spread to sev­eral other plots the ob­jec­tive is to achieve in the short term a to­tal con­ver­sion of 45 hectares of vines.

The Tesseron fam­ily has launched a cam­paign of re­duc­ing elec­tric­ity con­sump­tion, fuel con­sump­tion and, in gen­eral, a global re­flec­tion on the re­duc­tion of en­ergy con­sump­tion, the car­bon foot­print of Château La­fon Ro­chet.This process is com­ple­mented by the cur­rent SME cer­ti­fi­ca­tion of the prop­erty.

We have to leave the best im­pres­sion pos­si­ble, make the best wine pos­si­ble so that in 50 years when con­sumers open our bot­tles they can tell them­selves that La­fon-Ro­chet is a great wine.

The ter­roir has our in­her­i­tance, our wealth and our pas­sions.We must pre­serve it for our chil­dren!

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