Château Bérard – ORGANIC
Mr Mauro Sr took over Château Bérard in 1972 and replanted nearly all of the vineyards. A few years later, the acquisition of a second estate expanded the core vineyard and over a ten-year period of time this became one single wine farm.
Significant changes were initiated in the late ’90s and Chateau Bérard produced its first organic crop in 2012, after having meticulously followed the 3 year conversion period.
History shows that the consistency of efforts made in a vineyard bring wines to the full expression of their potential. The switch from traditional agriculture to sustainable growing and finally to organic farming, undoubtedly reflects the increasing focus on quality.
Chateau Bérard is located on a geographical break line, and consequently benefits from a wide variety of high quality soil types. The major advantage of this is that the “vintage factor” is regulated by the “buffer effect” of soil diversity. This ensures from one year to another greater consistency of the harvest, in comparison with other vineyards planted on one kind of soil.
Total surface of the estate: 71 Ha, 16 a, 04 ca
62% Cab Sauvignon, 31% Merlot Noir, 5% Cab Franc, 2% Malbec
Rewards and certifications
Gold medal at the Concours Général Agricole de Paris 2014
AB and NOP (National Organic Agriculture Program) certified by ECOCERT
Gold medal at Concours Expression des Vignerons Bio Aquitaine