DEFINITION OF A BIODYNAMIC WINE
Taking the organic wine approach even further, biodynamic wine is produced according to the precepts of biodynamic agriculture. A far-fetched technique for some, an alchemist's secret for others, biodynamics refers to a branch of organic agriculture. Theorised by the Austrian philosopher Rudolf Steiner, this system of farming is based on the dogma that the land is a living organism. Its basic principle is that Man is not at the centre, but evolves in a living ecosystem, namely the Earth.
Biodynamic wine is produced on the basis of three fundamental principles. This practice sees the farm as a whole. The vineyard is considered as a whole. According to this vision, it is important to take into account the influence of its environment on its growth as well as on its productivity. From the subsoil to the the Moon, everything exerts an influence on the life cycle of the vine.
The winegrower, but also those involved in any type of agriculture, is responsible for preserving and enhancing soil health, biodiversity as well as ecosystems. This is to ensure optimal vine development. In organic farming, the practitioner avoids treating diseases with chemicals, for example. Their objective must be the correction of organic imbalances, favouring the development of these diseases, by intensifying the life of the soil. This is done by stimulating biological and microbiological exchanges, allowing the establishment of a balanced ecosystem.
Finally, biodynamic agriculture involves a method of working in tune with the natural rhythms (influences of the Sun, Moon, planets and zodiac). The aim is to ensure the concordance of these influences, the soil and the plant. In biodynamics, the main aim is to obtain healthy and resistant plants in a natural way, giving tasty fruits.