As its vines will take ten to 15
years to mature to the quality it requires, Bodega y Viñedos O.
Fournier is currently co-operating with local producers. The company
analysed over 170 estates, examining the quality of the grapes
and the producers´ willingness to manage their vineyards in line
with the recommendations of the Bodega´s technical experts. After
this analysis, Bodega y Viñedos O. Fournier signed long-term contracts
with all 12 of its selected producers.
To ensure the grapes are of the highest quality, the suppliers
co-operate closely with Bodega y Viñedos O. Fournier in vine and
grape management, in particular by: limiting the use of fertilisers,
treatments and irrigation; green harvesting; and harvesting the
grapes manually with the company´s own workers. This will allow
Bodega y Viñedos O. Fournier to secure high quality grapes with
an average yield of 1-1.5 kg. per vine.