Lestang 1573 wines are made within a precious ecosystem, which plays an essential role in perpetuating the vineyard’s heritage. The wines of Lestang 1573 are made in a constant search for a balance between terroir, tradition and respect for the environment. Château de Lestang is the first low-carbon wine estate to be awarded the ADEME (Agence De l’Environnement et de la Maîtrise de l’Énergie) certification. The estate’s vines receive no herbicides, insecticides or any other synthetic products.
Biodiversity is encouraged by the presence of numerous plant species and over 1,200 metres of hedges. The vast majority of work in the vineyard, particularly the harvest, is carried out by hand using methods that respect the most demanding agroecological practices. Mindful of his impact, Rémy Graillot chose to transform the old conservatory, located directly at the foot of the vineyard, into a contemporary winery designed by Joséphine Fossey. This close proximity means that emissions linked to transport between viticulture and vinification are drastically reduced. The winemaking methods use traditional know-how and keep the introduction of sulphites to a minimum. Lestang 1573’s thinking extends to the design of lighter bottles made from recycled glass, which also helps to reduce transport-related energy consumption.