WHAT DOES HVE MEAN IN WINE?
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HVE is a French agricultural certification that recognises a high level of commitment to protecting and enriching the environment by all kinds of agricultural operations, including vineyards. It stands for ‘Haute Valeur Environnementale‘ – High Environmental Value. It is particularly focused on four key areas: biodiversity conservation, flora protection strategy, management of fertiliser use and management of water use. HVE certified vineyards are not necessarily organic, which can be extremely difficult to practice consistently in wet regions such as Bordeaux, but certification shows that they making are significant and diverse efforts to practice viticulture in the most sustainable way possible.

There are 3 tiers of certification for High Environmental Value: if vineyards and farms meet the 3rd and strictest tier, they are allowed to declare themselves HVE certified. Our 225 range from Bordeaux is proud to work with HVE certified vineyards. 

OUR HVE CERTIFIED WINES

225 is a sustainably obsessed brand from Benjamin Joyeaux and Damien Barton-Sartorius of Châteaux Leonville-Barton and Mauvesin-Barton in Bordeaux, referencing the traditional 225 litre Bordeaux barriques used to ship claret to Britain. Damien helped us devise the ReturnBottle scheme, and we couldn’t be prouder to be offering some stunning Bordeaux wines, including the Second wine from celebrated Chateau Mauvesin Barton. 

225 Sauvignon

Vintage: 2019
Origin: Bordeaux, France
Grape: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Attributes: Vegan, HVE 
Sulphites: Yes
ABV%: 13
Key aromas: citrus, pineapple, grass
Available formats: Return Bottle, Wine-on-Tap, VinoTap
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225 Bordeaux Supérieur

Vintage: 2019
Origin: Bordeaux, France
Grape: 60% Merlot 20% Cabernet Sauvignon 20% Cabernet Franc
Attributes: Vegan, HVE 
Sulphites: Yes
ABV%: 13.5
Key aromas: blackberry, plum, spice
Available formats: Return Bottle, Wine-on-Tap, VinoTap
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225 BORDEAUX ROSE

Vintage: 2020
Origin: Bordeaux, France 
Grape: 100% Merlot
Attributes: Vegan, HVE 
Sulphites: Yes
ABV%: 11 
Key aromas: strawberry, raspberry, grapefruit

Available formats: Return Bottle, Wine-on-Tap, VinoTap
TECH SHEET