Over the course of their history, the Croisilles observed, evolved and partook in various enriching collaborations. This open-mindedness combined with their belief that all acquired knowledge must be placed under examination led to the transitioning toward organic viticulture in 2010. A mindful winemaker utilizes agricultural techniques that respect and care for the soil, plants and the environment in which he lives. The Croisilles found truth in these principles and thus the decision to convert to organic viticulture came naturally.
Organic agriculture follows a growing method that does not use synthetic chemicals or genetically modified organisms. The aim of organic agriculture is to consider one’s production methods as an ongoing holistic process, favouring natural cycles and biodiversity in order to bring life and vigour back to the soil – a crucial element, which all too often is neglected by farmers.
The French term terroir is defined as a global consideration of the soil and environmental conditions affecting and contributing to the unique characteristics of a specific area and in turn to the crops grown there. Château Les Croisille’s ambition is to let this reanimated soil and the terroir express themselves in their wines. By converting to organic viticulture, the terroir is reflected in a natural, untainted manner.