Latest News! Les Vignerons de Buzet Newsletter #45
In this issue of Petit Canard #45, dated January 2021: the latest news from our cooperative Les Vignerons de Buzet. We start with a brief review of our 2020 harvest.
The 2020 harvest took place in a particular national context, coupled for our appellation with a severe hail episode. The beautiful healing of the grapes allowed us to harvest a nice small crop, at optimal maturity.
Our vineyard continues its agro-ecological transition.
The surface of vineyards labelled organic, in conversion to organic or labelled High Environmental Value is increasing. Since 2005, our winegrower members have been reinventing the way they cultivate their vines and are committed to environmental initiatives. 1696 ha can claim the HVE (High Environmental Value) label, controlled by the State (Ministry of Agriculture).
- 2017 : 22 ha
- 2018 : Our first HVE wine. 1st labeling in a collective framework (way A). 550 ha.
- 2019 : 562 ha - November 2020 : 1696 ha HVE (way A).
A zoom on the news of our wines :
- Our new reusable wooden boxes (picnic basket, wine cellar box)
- The packaging of our red wine Tradition is evolving.
A bit of culture to finish, with the publication of the history of our cooperative by Editions Cairn. "Les Vignerons de Buzet, une aventure collective" is an unpublished history of our cooperative, written by three historians in the framework of our cooperation with the University “Pau et les Pays de l'Adour”.
Book available at our store in Buzet-sur-Baïse or by order. Published by Editions Cairn. Authors: Pierre Courroux, Laurent Jalabert, Stéphane Le Bras.