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From CEO to ECO

From a World Citizen to a Green Convinced Citizen is the Monicord story. A well-traveled family, with senior management positions in several countries, we took up the bold step to produce wine in 2000.

Rapidly when close family and friends were confronted with illnesses as Parkinson, we realised the impact of pesticides and herbicides in agriculture. We understood at an early stage that we should do everything what is under our control to respect nature and do only what is good for ourselves and our consumers.

A brief timetable walks you through a year at Monicord with pictures and a short text to get an inside how we work with preserving the best for nature and for you when enjoying a glass of Monicord.

Pruning

The year kicks off with pruning. A most critical moment. At Monicord we have over time decided to preserve old vines and as much as possible give them a second life by using a young vine shoot to become the new vine. This tedious process done over years has allowed to preserve old none cloned vines. A large part of the vines dates back to 1960.

Whilst agriculture subsidies are tempting to plant new plots with industrial cloned vines, we prefer to preserve old vines and have them adapt and able to resist better to illness.

To keep herbicides out

Since several years we mechanically work the soil between the vines. The result is a wonderful flora and fauna as compensation

Biomass and antistress

What decades of practical evidence have demonstrated the benefits of the farm input, biodynamic preparation P500, cow horn manure, we do at least twice a year. A natural way of giving biomass and providing resilience against various stress conditions.

Winter grains

Regularly in autumn we sow various grains to increase the different varietals between the vines. Which not only is a heaven for insects, but also a natural way of giving nutriments to the soil.

Late spring

Before veraison cluttered grapes are unravelled and leaves between the grapes removed. This delicate work ensures that a fresh breeze keeps the grapes dry and avoids the building up of moist. However, a large canopy of leaves is left to protect from over exposure of the sun.

Phytotherapy in the vineyard

Early 1900 the first signs of globalisation were noted in the vineyards with mildew, which originated from the US, European vines were not resistant; Solutions were found over time by chemical fungicide sprays. We reduce the authorized products as Copper Sulphate by using plants as Sage, Horsetail, Stinging Nettle etc. Click and read more on this blog posting.

Harvest

Harvest at Monicord is done by hand. Grapes are picked plot by plot and placed in individual crates. Straight to the wine cellar.

Shipping

Yes, from the winery we ship directly also to the US. Find out more on all our destinations.

Click here to find all on our shipping policy.

Delivery

Yes, we do offer free delivery to some destinations. Wines are delivered from the winery by pouch services.

Click here how easy it is to order from a producer direct and how to benefit from free delivery.

First time wine buyers?

Not sure? Never tasted Monicord wines? We crafted for hesitant connoisseurs a virtual portfolio tasting. A only once in a lifetime flight of 5 wines to convince you. Very easy directly from the producer. We ship the wines you invite your friends and via Zoom we walk you through the wines.

Click here to find out more on a virtual portfolio wine tasting.

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