Organic & Biodynamic

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Wine production comprises two main phases - that which takes place in the vineyard (i.e. grape growing) and that which takes place in the winery (i.e. fermentation of the grapes into wine, bottling etc.).

Organic wine is wine made from grapes grown ...

Try our selection of organic and biodynamic wines (AB, Ecocert, Agrocert, Demeter, Biodyvin...)

Wine production comprises two main phases - that which takes place in the vineyard (i.e. grape growing) and that which takes place in the winery (i.e. fermentation of the grapes into wine, bottling etc.).

Organic wine is wine made from grapes grown in accordance with organic farming principles, which typically excludes the use of artificial chemical fertilizers, pesticides, fungicides and herbicides.

In conventional agriculture, chemical fertilizers and weedkillers are used to promote larger yields while pesticides and fungicides protect against disease. These same chemicals are absorbed through the roots into the vine's sap and are then passed through leaves, and stems into the fruit. As a result, residues of these chemicals find their way into the finished wine. In addition to the effects of direct consumption, conventional 'chemical based' farming has a significant impact on soil and water quality. Wine growers farming with chemicals have to wear 'hazmat' style clothing and breathing apparatus to protect themselves while crop spraying.

Proponents of organically grown wine believe (and we believe) that chemical farming destroys the uniqueness of the land, and the unique flavor that this 'terroir' imparts to the wine.

Using native yeasts and relying on minimal manipulation often means that wines have a more unique profile from year to year. Different vintages vary more than conventionally made wine because of the non-interventionist approach. This is a key part of the natural wine aesthetic which emphasizes the least amount of intervention to bring the true flavor of each vintage to the glass.

Some farmers take additional steps beyond standard organic winemaking to apply sustainable farming practices. Examples include the use of composting and the cultivation of plants that attract insects that are beneficial to the health of the vines. Sustainable practices in these vineyards also extend to actions such as providing areas for wildlife to prevent animals from eating the grapes and allowing weeds and wildflowers to grow between the vines. Sustainable farmers may use bio-diesel for tractors in the vineyards to reduce emissions among the vines, or plough with horses...

Biodynamic wines are wines made using the principles of biodynamic agriculture. Biodynamic refers to both the agricultural methods and the handling and processing of the fruit post-harvest.

Like biodynamic agriculture in general, biodynamic viticulture stems from the ideas of Rudolf Steiner (1861–1925), who gave his now famous Agriculture Course in 1924. The principles and practices of biodynamics are based on his philosophy, called anthroposophy, which includes understanding the ecological, the energetic, and the spiritual in nature.

As a practical method of farming, biodynamics embodies the ideal of ever-increasing ecological self-sufficiency just as with modern agro-ecology, but includes ethical-spiritual considerations. This type of viticulture views the farm as a cohesive, interconnected living system.

Grape growers who have adopted biodynamic methods claim to have achieved improvements in the health of their vineyards, specifically in the areas of biodiversity, soil fertility, crop nutrition, and pest, weed, and disease management.

Biodynamic winemakers claim to have noted stronger, clearer, more vibrant tastes, as well as wines that remain drinkable longer. Biodynamic producers also note that their methods tend to result in better balance in growth, where the sugar production in the grapes coincides with physiological ripeness, resulting in a wine with the correct balance of flavor and alcohol content, even with changing climate conditions.

In a blind tasting of 10 pairs of biodynamic and conventionally made wines, conducted by Fortune and judged by seven wine experts including a Master of Wine and head sommeliers, nine of the biodynamic wines were judged superior to their conventional counterpart.The biodynamic wines "were found to have better expressions of terroir, the way in which a wine can represent its specific place of origin in its aroma, flavor, and texture."

Critics acknowledge the high quality of biodynamic wines, but question whether many of the improvements in vineyard health and wine taste would have happened anyway if organic farming were used, without the mysticism and increased effort involved in biodynamics. Other critics attribute the success of biodynamic viticulture to the winemakers' higher craftsmanship and meticulous attention to detail.

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    Grape variety : 95% cabernet franc, 5% cabernet sauvignon. Soil : gravel and sand on a subsoil of hardpan and clay. Farming methods : this wine is certified organic (Ecocert) and biodynamic (Demeter). Winemaking : : the grapes are harvested by hand when they are fully mature. They are sorted on the vine and at the winery. Maceration in stainless steel 2 -...

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    Grape variety : 100% Cabernet Franc. Soil : mainly gravel and silty clay, with some limestone. Farming methods : this wine is certified organic (Ecocert) and biodynamic (Demeter). Harvest : the grapes are harvested by hand when they are fully mature. They are sorted on the vine and at the winery. Production : the grapes macerate in stainless steel tank...

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    Grape variety: Cabernet Franc. Age of the vines: 25 to 30 years. Soil type: Sandy clay. Farming: Certified organic. Manual harvests. Winemaking: Aged in stainless steel and bottled in March. Tasting: Bright ruby red colour, aromas of red cherries, redcurrants, pomegranate. Very fruity wine, light bodied with soft tannins and refreshing minerality. This is...

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    Grape type: Cabernet franc. Age of the vines: 35 to 50 years. Soil type: Sandy clay. Farming: Certified Organic. Manual harvests. Winemaking: aged in stainless steel and bottle the following year in September. Tasting: Deep purple with a beautiful clarity. Ripe red fruits dominate the nose. Well balanced, smooth tannins, a good length. Potential to age...

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    A deep red color. Aromas of violet, berries and spices. This wine is medium bodied with a fruity character, delicate tannins and gentle acidity. This wine is best paired with meats, such as ribeye steak and french fries, a duck leg confit cassoulet or Provencal dishes with tomatoes and wild herbs. Certfied Organic. Grapes: 80% Malbec, 20% Merlot. Soil:...

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    Here is a beautiful red wine, deep dark color, with intense aromas of violet and berries. The palate is soft and delicate with fruity aromas of dried plum and velvety tannins. A few years of ageing creates the harmony of a great wine to accompany classic fine food such as duck gizzard confit, pan fried foie gras or a ribeye steak. 100% Malbec Certified...

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    Eye: bright and clear pale yellow gold.Nose: Intense aromas of exotic fruits and citrus.Palate: dry and powerful with a good minerality and long finish.Conclusion: very well made and refreshing. It is like drinking a good Sancerre or Pouilly-Fume. Best value for money.Farming : Certified Organic. Manual Harvests.Vineyard: 3 hectares.Soil:...

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    Grape variety : 50% ugni blanc / 50% grenache blanc. Farming : Certified organic and biodynamic. Robe : bright gold. Aroma : apple and quince, white flowers and honey.Mouth : the wine is round and fruity, medium bodied, soft acidity, easy to drink, with aromas of yellow peaches, honey, and a touch of marzipan on the finish.Aging potential : Drink it...

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    Grape variety : 60% grenache / 10% syrah / 10% cinsault / 10% carignan / 10% aubun. Farming : Certified Organic (Ecocert) and Biodynamic (Demeter) Robe : deep magenta Nose: blackberry, blackcurrant Mouth : round and fruity, with a good length and complexity Aging potential : 5 years Food Pairing : proteins, beans and lentils, grilled meat, nuts and cheeses.

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    Grapes: Blend of Grenache, Cinsault, Syrah and Alicante. Farming: Certified organic. Hand harvested. Tasting: Combining notes of red fruits and garrigue, its freshness envelops the palate in a whirlwind of pleasure. A juicy red wine to simply share with friends. Vineyard: 8 hectares Vine: over 50 years old Yield: 32hl/ha Soil: clay limestone & sand...

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    Blended from Grenache, Syrah, Cabernet-Sauvignon and Cinsault grapes. Certified organic (Ecocert). Hand harvested. Aged in oak barrels for 12 months and cellared 4 years after harvest. Annual production of 7,100 bottles only. A complex red wine, with a nose of luscious fruit and berries, spice and licorice. Good structure, well balanced, multiple layers...

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    Blend of 1/3 Grenache, 1/3 Syrah and 1/3 Cabernet-Sauvignon. Organic farming, manual harvest, this gorgeous red wine is made from free run juice only, before pressing. Aged in oak barrels for 24 months and cellared 5 years after harvest. Ruby red with carmine hues. A rich nose of black fruits and wild berries. Full-bodied, fruity, silky tannins. It feels...

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