Principles of the Charter
From the perspective of the Charter group of the Independent Winegrowers of Luxembourg wine is an absolutely natural product, which represents its region of origin and combines its unique characteristics. The 2007 vintage saw 7 pioneers on the Moselle breaking new ground with this in mind, the number increasing to 16 winegrowers in 2008. More will follow!
The philosophy behind the Charter group is a firm commitment to produce natural wine. Their willingness to be governed by a set of strict rules, such as renunciation of foregoing enrichment, using organic fertilizer and restricting the maximum yield to 60 hectoliters per hectare, shows just how seriously these independent winegrowers are about their project.
With the support of the consultant to the OPVI - the Professional Independent Winegrowers Organization of Luxembourg Moselle, whose visionary ideas are resolutely applied to further develop the Charter winegrowers, the group aims to produce wines of superior quality and longevity. Any undertaking revolves around the quality of the soil on the vineyard site. The promotion of soil biotic activity through clearly defined planting management is just one example of the quality-oriented measures introduced into the Charter guidelines. Each winegrower is solely responsible for determining the potential of the respective production area and vine variety.
Due to these joint efforts, smaller winegrowers also have the opportunity to achieve national and even international recognition. In this way, our Charter project also promotes the sustainability of viticulture in Luxembourg in general and sets the course for future generations of winegrowers. “Tradition is not the worship of ashes but the preservation of fire.”
On that note, I invite all wine lovers to treat themselves and savour our Charter wines.