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Dourthe achieves sustainability certifications

Published:  24 April, 2019

Bordeaux estate Dourthe has been awarded the Terra Vitis and High Environmental Value level 3 (HVE3) certifications in recognition of its environmental and CSR practices.

Coinciding with the presentation of the 2018 En Primeur of its châteaux, Dourthe announced that the two certifications apply to the entire estate, which comprises nine properties, with each having achieved both certifications.

Dourthe first experimented with sustainable viticultural in the 90s at its Châteaux at Belgrave, La Garde and Pey la Tour, and while expanding throughout Bordeaux with new acquisitions, it developed sustainable viticulture and a number of CSR initiatives in each estate.

“Protecting the environment is not a recent development, It has been an integral part of our viticultural regime for a very long time,” said chief executive Patrick Jestin.

“To formalise many years of environmentally conscious winemaking and CSR practices, we decided to seek Terra Vitis certification for all our châteaux, as we believe this to be the most true to our values. We are very proud that all of our châteaux hold this certification, as well as the HVE level 3 certification.”

An environmentally-conscious scheme created specifically for the wine sector, Terra Vitis is an independent environmental and CSR standard recognised by the French Ministry of Agriculture.

HVE is an environmental scheme awarded by the French government and specifically created for agriculture.

Dourthe’s nine estates are - Château Belgrave, Château La Garde, Château Le Boscq, Château Grand Barrail Lamarzelle Figeac, Château Rahoul, Château Reysson, Château Haut Gros Caillou, Château de Ricaud, Château Pey La Tour

The estate is also recognised for creating a number of prestigious wine brands such as Dourthe N°1, Dourthe Réserve and Dourthe Roqueblanche.