Sustainable Development

RESPECTING THE TERROIR AND PEOPLE FROM VINE TO GLASS

RESPECTING THE TERROIR AND PEOPLE FROM VINE TO GLASS

Exacting standards and precision are to be found at all stages of the making of Mapu.

The patchwork of terroirs from which the wines come, as well as the men and women who tend the vines, need to be preserved and respected, as does the consumer.

Baron Philippe de Rothschild Chile has Sustainable Wine of Chile certification, a voluntary scheme encompassing three areas: vineyard, process and corporate. Run by the Chilean wine industry, it is perfectly suited to vinegrowing and winemaking in Chile. The certification is defined, regulated and awarded by the Chilean wine council, Wines of Chile.

Several tangible steps have been taken to meet the certification's requirements:

VINEYARD

The vineyard area encompasses management of the vineyard, fertilizer and vineyard waste.

  • Green corridors are left between vine rows to avoid soil compaction and maintain biodiversity.
  • Natural compost is used as fertilizer.
  • Organic products are used to combat the main fungal diseases found in the vineyard (mildew, oidium and botrytis), with the aim of eliminating residues in the wines.
  • Drop irrigation is used in 75% of the vineyard.
Bodega Baron Philippe de Rothschild Chile

CSR

The corporate area encompasses company policy and the protection of Baron Philippe de Rothschild employees and the community.

  • A health and safety department is responsible for preventing risk to workers.
  • Workers can take advantage of a continuous training plan throughout their career.
  • Baron Philippe de Rothschild Chile continuously monitors and evaluates the impact of its activities on the environment.

THE WINEMAKING
PROCESS

The process area encompasses the management of waste, water, energy and lighting throughout the winemaking process.

  • A recycling plan for containers and packaging has been implemented.
  • Water use in the offices and winery has been optimised. Measures have been put in place to increase the use of renewable energy, such as solar panels on the Maipo bodega.
  • Biodegradable cleaning and sanitizing products are used.
  • Suppliers are monitored and evaluated for their commitment to workplace safety and labour laws among other things.