The family, guided by respect for the terroir, opts for gentle cultivation methods aimed at supporting the vine in its development. They decided to further develop this approach by training in geobiology in order to better understand the influence of their environment on the vines.
Preservation of the vineyard and respect towards terroir, this is how we could sum up the values of Château Haut-Goujon. A philosophy that is represented in the vineyard by the implementation of the most gentle cultivation techniques possible. The objective is above all to support the vine in its development.
To achieve this, they use green manure. Composed of vetch, clover or barley, they bring microbial life to the soil. Biodiversity is essential for the vine to be in symbiosis with its environment. This also involves mechanical weed control as well as rethinking and adapting the way the soil is worked in order to work less deeply and more on the surface. These efforts were rewarded in 2011 receiving High Environmental Value certification.
Their sensitivity allows them to discover, use and experiment throughout different stages of wine production
Then Mickael Garde and his partner Valérie pushed their ambition even further by training in geobiology. Having realized that living beings have an energetic vibration directly linked to the quality of their environment, they opened up to this complementary approach. The latter aims to learn certain geobiological phenomena in order to better understand the influences of the surrounding environment on the quality of the vines and the wine.
In fact, they can negatively influence plots or tanks or, on the contrary, promote higher vibration levels. As for a human being, a wine that has a high vibration level will be better able to develop its potential and preserve it, while a vine will better defend itself against various diseases and climatic stresses...
Their sensitivity leads them to discover, use and experiment in the vineyards, in the cellar and storage, and above all on the wines. Thanks to this approach, they are more in harmony with the world around them and can offer unique and healthy wines.