THE HEART OF CHANTEGRIVE
VALUES & ENVIRONMENT
Chantegrive is first and foremost like a family member that we have nurtured and been proud to see grow over the different vintages. We have come a long way since 1966. Our quest for excellence and understanding of our terroir is on-going. Our signature stands for gourmet wines that are generous and refined. They are the product of the deep gravelly soils of the Graves appellation.
« Chantegrive has grown at the same rhythm as the Leveque brothers and sisters. Although there are five of us, my parents have always considered Chantegrive as their sixth child. It is now our turn to look after the property according to the values that have been handed down to us »
Marie-Hélène Lévêque, daughter and general manager
OUR COMMITMENT TO THE ENVIRONMENT
''My previous experience as a nurse leads me to consider our terroir almost in anatomical terms. Very rationally, I understand that if the earth is not nourished and cared for, we cannot expect her to give good results. On the other hand, if the health of the soil is of primary concern to you, this will be the basis of healthy, productive agriculture.
For us at Chantegrive, the transition to High Environmental Value certification was a natural process. We were, in fact, one of the first 100 properties in Gironde to be certified HVE at level 3, the highest level.
With the creation of our 'Birds of Chantegrive' series of wines in 2020, we inaugurated our very own bird sanctuary on the property. We counted over forty species present in our vineyards and hope to be able to observe even more, with the help of the French League for the Protection of Birds in the years to come.
My mother has always loved flowers, which can be noticed when you arrive at Chantegrive. Olive trees grow alongside roses, cosmos, hydrangeas, and all sorts of magnificently perfumed flowers. Part of our vineyard is left fallow to flower for the delight of our insect auxilliaries. In 2021 one of our plots will be dedicated to the cultivation of flowers that are especially attractive to honeybees so that they will have everything they need to do their job in our vines.''