Sustainably farmed wines

Traditional ploughing in Vosne-Romanee

Reserving the right

Sustainable farming is for those growers who assiduously watch the safety video on aeroplanes in case the variant of the 737 they are on is unaccountably slightly different from all the others. You need to know where your nearest exit is, especially if it is just behind you. The looser rules around sustainable farming encourage you to be as organic as possible until the muck hits the spreader and you only have chemical resources to support you. 

It is very easy for me to dismiss the sustainable route as a half-hearted attempt to behave better towards the environment and vineyard - therefore wine - quality. I, after all am not a farmer with all the risks and pressures that occupation affords. Many people use sustainability as a stepping stone along the road to quality, while others simply don't occupy a segment of the market that will permit them to do that.

Sustainability means not spraying chemicals around willy-nilly in a systemic attempt to kill every organism that isn't a vine and this can involve all sorts of good measures like the planting of wild flower meadows to increase biodiversity, the use of sexual confusion as insect control and where appropriate the installation of raptor boxes to discourage small, fruit-loving mammals. /CW 26/08/15

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Vintage Description Cs Sz Bt Sz Cs Bts Cs ib Cs inc Bt inc
2011 ready Angludet (Margaux)
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6x 75cl 1 0 £120.00 - - Buy
2012 drink or keep Angludet (Margaux)
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12x 75cl 2 0 £270.00 - - Buy
2018 young Angludet (Margaux)
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6x 75cl 11 2 £156.00 £203.27 £39.95 Buy
2018 young Angludet (Margaux)
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12x 37.5cl 3 0 £165.00 £214.07 £21.00 Buy
2018 young Angludet (Margaux)
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1x 300cl 3 0 £139.00 £179.00 £179.00 Buy
2019 young Angludet (Margaux)
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6x 75cl 12 0 £138.00 - - Buy
2019 young Angludet (Margaux)
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12x 37.5cl 2 0 £147.00 - - Buy
2019 young Angludet (Margaux)
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3x 150cl 2 0 £144.00 - - Buy
2020 young Angludet (Margaux)
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6x 75cl 5 0 £137.00 - - Buy
2020 young Angludet (Margaux)
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12x 37.5cl 2 0 £146.00 - - Buy
2020 young Angludet (Margaux)
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3x 150cl 2 0 £143.00 - - Buy
2020 young Angludet (Margaux)
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1x 300cl 1 0 £126.00 - - Buy
2016 ready Argadens (Bordeaux Superieur Rouge)
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6x 75cl 19 0 £39.00 £62.87 £11.95 Buy
2019 ready Argadens Blanc (Bordeaux)
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6x 75cl 2 0 £39.00 £62.87 £11.95 Buy
N.V. ready Paul Bara Brut Reserve
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12x 75cl 1 5 £270.00 £365.17 £36.99 Buy
N.V. ready Paul Bara Grand Rose de Bouzy
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12x 75cl 0 5 £300.00 £401.16 £39.99 Buy
2019 drink or keep Corte dei Papi Cesanese del Piglio Lazio
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6x 75cl 1 3 £39.00 £62.87 £12.50 Buy
2018 drink or keep Charme des Confidences (St-Emilion)
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6x 75cl 20 0 £48.00 £73.67 £13.95 Buy
2018 drink or keep Joseph Colin St-Aubin Chateniere
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6x 75cl 2 5 £195.00 £250.07 £48.95 Buy
2018 drink or keep Joseph Colin St-Aubin En Remilly
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6x 75cl 0 1 - £250.07 £48.95 Buy
2019 young Philippe Colin Chassagne-Montrachet
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6x 75cl 1 0 £186.00 - - Buy
2019 young Philippe Colin Chassagne Chaumees
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6x 75cl 1 0 £276.00 - - Buy
2019 young Philippe Colin Chassagne Vergers
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6x 75cl 2 0 £276.00 - - Buy
2019 young Philippe Colin Chassagne Chenevottes
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6x 75cl 2 0 £288.00 - - Buy
2018 ready Marc Colin Bourgogne Chardonnay
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6x 75cl 15 0 £84.00 £116.87 £21.95 Buy

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