Biodynamic wine: what are we talking about?
When we talk about biodynamics, we are talking about a method, used by winegrowers, very well known and developed in the 20th century by an Austrian polygrapher and occultist; Steiner. This method of viticulture consists of protecting the vines in the cleanest possible way. Winegrowers want to produce healthy wines, so the use of chemical inputs is banned. This very popular method aims to respect the natural cycles of the earth and promote the balance of the ecosystem through herbal preparations. Everything is done according to the lunar and planetary calendar but also through rituals and energy practices.
Are all biodynamic wines Demeter?
No, not all biodynamic wines have the Demeter certification. Winegrowers can use the Steiner method without using the label, which is very well known in the wine world. Indeed, the Demeter Label wants to be very strict by its regulations, but moreover, a winemaker possessing it, must notify it on the label of his wine, as for example on the bottles of the Giachino estate. Another winemaker who uses this method a lot to make his wines is Jérémy Bricka. Chemical products are prohibited in its vines, but to know more specifics about its wines, the label, the producer, or the Epi-curieux team can provide you with information.
What are the other biodynamic wine labels?
There are other certification bodies for biodynamic wines such as Biodyvin. which Biodyvin is an international association, and which certifies that the wines respect biodynamic standards and which are produced in accordance with specific criteria. The Château de Bois-Brinçon estate has certain Labels such as Biodyvin and AB (organic farming). You can also find Nature et Progrès which is a French association. Nature et Progrès certifies that biodynamic wines use production methods that respect the environment.
Our recommendations of biodynamic wines to taste?
In search of novelties, we invite you to taste several estates that produce biodynamic wines, always delivered within 24 hours! You have to taste the ''Pur fruit du Causse'' bottle from Domaine Combel la Serre. A red wine with a light and fruity taste. If you prefer white wine, we suggest the Anjou Terre de Grés wine from Château de Bois-Brinçon. This Loire white wine brings aromatic finesse, minerality and freshness. And for the summer, need a rose? Don't miss La Vie en Rose by Cath' from Domaine Anne-Sophie and Jean-François Quenard, which combines freshness and fruit.