Domaine La Colombe winery: biodynamic winemaking for 20 years
The Domaine La Colombe in the La Cote region is a family winery that has been practicing biodynamics for around 20 years now. Jules Paccot bought some vineyards here in Fechy, and it was his son Roger who set up the winery and grew it into a reputed company. In 1978, his eldest son, Raymond, took over the family winery and worked hard to keep the family tradition alive.
Now, the fourth generation of the family, Laura, handles the activities of the winery
Using best techniques
The winery aims to use the best techniques to make the best possible wines. A lot of attention is given in the vineyards and for the protection of the environment. The tradition of winemaking is many years old in Fechy and is a part of life here. The area has the best possible conditions to grow quality grapes. Chasselas, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Gamay, Chardonnay, Gamaret, Merlot, Sauvignon, Savagnin, Syrah, Viognier, and Amigne. These grapes are processed to make their quality red, white, rose, sparkling, dessert, and fortified wines.
Following a natural winemaking
The biodynamic approach has been in practice since 1999 and is used all over their vineyards that are DEMETER certified. Soil maintenance and pruning take place manually so that the health of the vines remains stable for longer times. There is no use of any chemical fertilizers or insecticides. The workers sort the grapes manually and place them in open containers until they reach the press. The wines are great and rightly reflect the qualities of the terroir.