Mouton Cadet charter
As a fine Bordeaux wine, Mouton Cadet aims to guarantee the best possible quality from vine to glass, while preserving the Bordeaux terroir and respecting people, from winegrower to consumer.
MOUTON CADET’S COMMITMENTS :
KEEP THE USE OF AGROCHEMICALS TO A MINIMUM
• All Mouton Cadet wines are made under contract with partner winegrowers, in accordance with very strict specifications for vineyard and winery practices.
• All Mouton Cadet wines are made without the use of CMR products (agrochemicals classified as carcinogenic, mutagenic or reprotoxic).
• All the vineyards of Mouton Cadet partner winegrowers have High Environmental Value certification as of 2020.
• We are phasing out chemical weedkillers in a process that started in 2019.
• We are reducing the use of agrochemicals in order to approach zero residues in all the wines in the Mouton Cadet range.
• We are funding research and experimental programmes into alternatives to agrochemicals.
EFFECTIVELY REDUCE THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF THE MOUTON CADET WINERY
• All gas and electricity consumed comes from renewable energy sources.
• All wastewater is treated in an ecological treatment plant.
• We aim to reduce energy consumption by 20% by 2025.
• We are installing solar panels in 2020 in a move towards energy self-sufficiency.
IMPLEMENT A CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY POLICY
Mouton Cadet has long-term contracts with partner winegrowers that are based on fair-trade principles and encourage sustainable development.
MOUTON CADET HONEY: A SYMBOL OF BARON PHILIPPE DE ROTHSCHILD’S COMMITMENT
TO THE ENVIRONMENT
These commitments and certifications have a direct impact on the natural environment. They help to improve biodiversity, especially the bee population, a reliable indicator of an ecosystem’s state of health. Under the name Les Abeilles de Mouton Cadet, the first pots of acacia honey were produced in 2019 in the heart of the Médoc vineyard, Mouton Cadet’s original terroir. Acacia was chosen specifically because it is a type of wood often used to make vine posts. Making honey stands as a symbol of Mouton Cadet’s environmental credentials.