Bernard Moreau is a viticulteur based in the village of Mancey, in the northernmost part of the Macon wine region. He has been in charge of his 8 hectare family domaine since 1982, when he took over from his father. The vineyards are planted with 20% Chardonnay, 30% Pinot Noir, and 50% Gamay vines.
Farming practices: sustainable agriculture. Moreau takes great care to ensure that his vines are in excellent health by constantly observing the vegetative cycle and the natural environment. His observations allow him to take the minimal necessary measures for vine treatments. Moreau plants grass between rows and only tills the soil when the grass is overgrown, thereby leaving the soil as undisturbed as possible. He places vine cuttings and straw on the soil as mulch in order to control erosion and avoid compacting the soil with his tractor. These elements also naturally check the growth of grass between the rows and enrich the microbiological vitality of the soil as they decompose.