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took position against genetically modified organisms (GMO)
in your vines, can you explain to us your position?
always intuitively expressed cautiousness to use GMO in our
vineyards. Making wine is not something very difficult. It
is just complying with the rules of nature. With the introduction
of GMO we take the risk to break the balance and harmony which
forged Burgundy during the last two millenniums. I am not
in favor to use GMO in our vines and in our fermenting casks.
I do not wish in any case to take the risk to be contaminated
by a neighbor who would have a different strategy. So I ask
scientists to continue their work, to carefully explore what
science can bring to us. Perhaps one of these days I will
change my opinion. We cannot take the risk to contaminate
those who do not want to use any GMO at all. It is freedom
that could be called into question by the inappropriate use
So, you are sensitive to the protection of our environment,
what do you do to protect it?
high-class wines, you need to respect the soil because this
alive soil really enables us to produce wine with the unique
personality of the terroir it comes from. So, it is essential
that the soil and the environment in which we produce our
wines are preserved.
lucky to have in our team a fantastic wine maker who joined
us in 1970 while leaving the school of Davayé. Jacques
Lardière is a very enthusiastic guy. He is positive,
intuitive, very talented and he has, I believe, an unique
vision and understanding of the terroirs in Burgundy. He works
a lot with his papillae and his feelings more than with laboratory
stuff. He certainly allows us to make wines we can be very