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