Cave Beetschen domaine viticole à Bursins terroir de Vinzel

Cave Beetschen domaine viticole à Bursins respect de l'écologie

Cave Beetschen domaine viticole à Bursins secrets des terroirs et sols

Cave Beetschen domaine viticole à Bursins cépages blancs


The vines and soils 

The vines

Located in the heart of La Côte, between Gland and Rolle, the family estate vineyards are divided into three sites of production: Coteau de Vincy, Vinzel and Coinsins. We thus make use of a variety of climates and soils to create our wide range of white, rosé, red and sweet wines, a range in constant development for over ten years.

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Our land is cultivated in accordance with Vitiswiss certificate regulations. This organisation is concerned with the most environmentally friendly winemaking practices and ensures that they are used. The most noticeable example of this is the grass laid on the entire surface area with alternating mowing which ensures that soils are protected from erosion. This greatly enhances soil life to the benefit of the vine and provides a habitat for its flora and diverse fauna. 




The secret of the soils

Geologically, the area is basically a large bowl filled with molasse, an ancient sedimentary rock made of pebbles cemented together naturally. Then glaciations really shaped the landscape as we know it, eroding the sandstone and depositing it amongst sites of various materials and of variable thickness. For centuries, winemakers have noticed that the vegetative expression of the vine differs between sites. According to the latest scientific studies, the best soils are those with limited water reserve, just enough to force the vine to make an effort to nourish itself. As for the mineral composition of the soil, this influences the vine's nourishment and ultimately the taste of the wine, giving it subtle marks that only connoisseurs can identify. Climate has a strong impact on what vineyard soils can produce. Thanks to the lake, in theory the region's soil allows the cultivation of a wide range of grape varieties. More local differences, such as altitude, sun exposure and wind, add another level of complexity to this patchwork of soils. 



The varieties

Field area: 12 hectares

Density of Planting: 7500 vines/hectare 

34% white varieties: Chasselas 25%, 7% chardonnay, pinot gris 2%, 1% Viognier

66% red varieties: gamay 20%. pinot noir : 17%, merlot 9%, gamaret 6%, diolinoir 4%, cabernet franc 4%, cabernet sauvignon 4%, garanoir 2%. 

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