Organic wines of Saint-Chinian, Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée in Languedoc in the South of France
The Organic Wines of Saint-Chinian - The Domaine de Saint-Chinian in Biodynamics - Saint-Chinian and the Label Demeter - Nature and Progress in the AOC Saint-Chinian - Ecocert and the wines of the Saint-Chinian vineyards
Organic Farming and European Label Organic Farming
This label certifies the respect and the conformity of a production corresponding to the specifications designed by the French and European institutions in the field of organic agriculture. Every year, controls are carried out by an independent organization to maintain the AB - Organic Wine certification. Mixed organic and non-organic production is tolerated on the farm.
Annual checks and surprise visits are planned at all stages of the chain. These controls are orchestrated by an independent body.
Label Nature & Progrès
French label awarded by a federation composed of professionals and organic consumers. This label can be used in addition to the European label Certifié Organic Farming. All traces of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are forbidden to obtain the Nature & Progress label. In addition, mixed organic and non-organic production is prohibited.
Annual checks are carried out by a consumer and a producer. The label is then awarded to 100% organic or 100% Nature & Progrès products.
It is an international label that certifies products from biodynamic agriculture. Demeter also guarantees products without genetically modified organisms (GMOs), and whose production is carried out according to the precepts of biodynamics. As with the European organic label, Demeter certified farms are subject to annual checks. It is an independent organization that is in charge of controlling producers and their respect for the laws of life and the rhythms of nature and the universe.
Ecocert is the most important body in the field of certification checks on organic products. You will be able to find its trace of control thanks to its code on the labels: FR-BIO 01.
The checks are carried out every year, and some are done unexpectedly, in all the actors and professionals of the sector. Ecocert intervenes for private and public agents, and verifies compliance with the application of European regulations. The control and certification which are accredited and accredited by the public authorities are paid for.