30.04.2020

Domain life

Our wastewater treatment

Joseph Mellot, holding a long-standing commitment to a global environmental approach, does not neglect any opportunities to improve its ecological footprint. All the actions implemented embody our winemaking philosophy, respectful of nature. For example, we have long adopted a device to recover our wastewater.

All our sites are equipped with a filling and washing area for the equipment with a travelling screen to catch oil residues during the washing of materials.

In Quincy, we have a Heliosec system for reprocessing wastewater from phytosanitary treatments.

It is a double-walled bin of 6m2, with a capacity of 2,500 liters, placed on a concrete slab. Covered with a waterproof tarpaulin, it is closed by a mesh frame and a roof, to prevent any foreign objects (birds, plants, etc.) from falling in.

Its operation is very simple and 100% natural: the Héliosec® bin is filled with wine effluent, and under the influence of wind and sun, the water gradually evaporates to leave only dry waste. The tarpaulin is then carefully folded on itself and stored in a specific bag, until the next passage from A. D. I.VALOR, which properly collect and recycle these unusable phytosanitary products (PPNU).

In Sancerre, our wastewater is reprocessed in a collective purification plant dedicated to the vine and wine effluents from several winemakers in the region.

The Joseph Mellot House intends to continue this approach, which is carried out all throughout the year, with the same sincerity as for the making of their wines which truly illustrate the richness and diversity of the terroirs of the Centre-Loire region.

All the vineyards of the House of Joseph Mellot are conducted under a reasoned agriculture, certified by Haute Valeur Environnementale since 2019.

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