Colruyt Group starts Belgian organic viticulture
Supermarket group Colruyt has started producing its own Belgian organic wine, a first among Belgian supermarkets. The first bottles should be on the shelves by 2026, the company announced in a press release on Thursday.
In Frasnes-lez-Anvaing, Hainaut, four hectares have already been planted with vines. Another five hectares will be added next year. In time, Belgium's largest supermarket group wants to produce around 70,000 bottles of organic wine each year.
This first winemaking phase is dedicated to white grape varieties: Muscaris, Souvignier Gris and Johanniter. Next year, red grape varieties will also be added, including Cabarnet Noir, Carbernet Jura, Satin Noir and Pinot Kors.
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