At Pontoise Cabarrus, we believe viticulture should be respectful of biodiversity and our plots. This commitment is reflected in such distinctions as Crus Bourgeois Supérieurs, Haute Valeur Environnementale and Vignerons Indépendants.
Château Pontoise Cabarrus has been part of the Crus Bourgeois family ever since 1932.
In 2020 it obtained the Cru Bourgeois Supérieur distinction and thus demonstrated the consistent quality of the wine.
The Cru Bourgeois Supérieur classification involves all of the following criteria:
– The quality of our vintages. Château Pontoise Cabarrus was tasted blind
– The preservation potential of wine: its consistency of cellar life
– Respect for the environment: we are labeled HVE (High Environmental Value)
– The authenticity and value of the Cru
These four criteria are pushed to a level of excellence.
Château Pontoise Cabarrus is certified High Environmental Value (HVE) of Level 3. What does this mean?
The HVE 3 is an environmental certification scheme for farms. It is an indicator of respect and environmental performance across the property.
With this distinction, we commit to:
1. Encourage biodiversity on our plots,
2. Protect Indigenous animal and plant species,
3. To ensure that the exploitation and production of wine have the least possible impact on the environment: no alteration of the landscape, minimum use of resources and support of the natural cycle of the vine and soil,
4. Manage water resources through rational consumption and management of our effluents through means of purification.
It is noteworthy that in France, the High Environmental Value (HVE) is the highest level of certification scheme benefitting the environment.
For more than 15 years now we have been part of the Vignerons Indépendants family.
“Vigneron Indépendant” is a collective brand recognizable by its logo which is a real landmark for the consumer. The logo is the emblem of an independent viticulture, rich in the diversity of its terroirs, its climates and the know-how of the men and women who make up its ranks.
To be part of it is to commit to a charter:
– Cultivate your vineyard while respecting your terroir,
– Vinify and produce your wine in your cellar,
– Sell your wine at the Property or at the fairs while sharing your passion.
By our membership we thus perpetuate the family structure of the wineries.