Business and pleasure

Business and pleasure

The event nobody in the business world of wine can miss, « Les Grands Jours de Bourgogne »will be taking place from 21 to 25 March 2016.

We are looking forward to welcoming you on 23 March from 1700 hrs to 2100 hrs in the cellars of the Château de Chassagne for our exceptional wine-tasting evening, organized by our association of businesswomen in Burgundy wines - "Exception'elles" – another opportunity to appreciate the particularities of our winegrowing land.

A Cistercian monk, Dom Denise, once wrote in his memoirs with reference to the qualities of Burgundy wines that "the charm of the wine emanates from the fragrances drawn from the soil"; indeed, all over Burgundy, the complex geological structure evolved since the beginning of time - whether kimmeridigian or bathonian and bajocian and again Jurassic or rendzines - the wines have captivated the deposits which make them unique in the world of wine. Just as the Pinot noir owes its finesse to the limestone slopes, the Chardonnay grape replicates all the nature of the limestone soils and clayey marls.

And now to the world of the absurd – the war of nettles has been revived!!
Only a few weeks after the COP 21, this natural product, known for ages for its gustatory and medicinal properties, being rich in vitamins and minerals, but also for its use as an insecticide, herbicide and fertilizer is still banned in spite of strong opposition; whether sprinkled on the soil or sprayed it is still against the law!

Between a natural solution of diluted nettles and pesticides what is the alternative? – perhaps the answer is a duck, an excellent and "natural" weedkiller! But no, before nettles, as a natural herbicide, can be used we have to wait until the authorities have given their official approval!

Françoise de Lostende