This group created in 2001 by Nicolas JOLY now has 175 winegrowers from 13 different countries.
It’s purpose is to guaranty the full expression of the appellations and a wine with a high quality level with a great originality.
To obtain this we act at 3 levels :
1 A legal guaranty of good agriculture, this means an organic and or biodynamic certificate on the whole vineyard and since at least 3 years. The presented wine comes from a living soil, not treated with chemicals.
The consumer has the guaranty that the winegrower has taken a legal engagement.Over 90% of the group practices biodynamic agriculture.
2 A guaranty that in the cellar no actions would change the full expression of the AOC’s taste. When agriculture is right the cellar is a maternity and not a factory.
Banned are of course all 300 aromatic yeast, osmoses, GMO, mechanical harvest (see quality charter).
The winegrower signs a record of his cellar actions for the last 3 years.
3 A tasting is made by a tasting committee made of well-known winegrowers :
- Alsace: Olivier Humbrecht,
- Bourgogne: Anne Claude Leflaive and Pierre Morey,
- Champagne: David Leclapart,
- Rhone: Philippe de Blicquy,
- South: Raimond de Villeneuve and Jean François Deu,
- Loire: Nicolas Joly,
- Bordeaux: Jean Luc Hubert.