The hedge, whether it be country hedge, fruit hedge or other types, allows a very important contribution of living plant materials. Its linearity, its dimensions, its positioning, or the choice of varieties making it up, nothing is left to chance.
The agro-ecological principle of planting hedges on our plots, whether along the edges or even within the plots, is justified by the plant diversity they bring. This allows to create a place of life favorable to all fauna, from the smallest (fungi and bacteria) to the largest (cervids, wild boars).
You can find in our vineyard three types of hedges: country hedge, fruit hedge and the Assisted Natural Regeneration (ANR) (also termed managed regrowth).
The country hedge
It is the most present on our estate. It is characterized by the choice of forest varieties, which can be seen most frequently in our regional forests. These varieties are adapted to our regions, the local biodiversity has evolved with it, which makes the re-creation of an Ecosystem possible.
We will find plants flowering throughout the entire year to allowing pollinating insects to forage all the pollen and nectar they need. The same applies to fruit trees, since more than half of the selected varieties produces edible or non-food fruits that are appreciated by insects, birds and small mammals. Finally, the alternation of persistent plants, deciduous, tall and/or tufted creates an habitat to all this biodiversity.