Top Reasons Why Biodynamic Wines Are Better Than Traditional Wines…
- Earth Friendly and Sustainable Practice.
- The Winemakers Attention to Detail Promotes Suberb Quality!
- Free from Chemically Synthesized Fertilizers, Herbicides, Pesticides, Insecticides, etc.
- Noted by Wine Experts to Preserve the Taste of the Terroir Better Than Conventional Wines.
Facts and Figures…
Rudolph Steiner first presented biodynamic agriculture in 1924 to farmers and landowners. In 1925 Steiner past away but shortly after his death, in 1928, sixty-six farms where working biodynamically.
There are over 450 biodynamic vineyards in the world today – Approximately 55 are in America.
According to Fortune magazine’s wine tasting, 9 out of 10 biodynamic wines won over the conventionally made wine.
Biodynamic vineyards adhere to a strict recipe of herbs, minerals and an astronomical biodynamic calendar process – Some say mystical, others swear by it!
A growing number of high profile commercial growers have turned to this practice.
Anne-Claude Leflaive of Domaine Leflaive estate in Burgandy claims that biodynamics saved her vineyard from a horrible vine rotting disease in the early 90′s - This same vineyard is now turning out prize winning wines today!
The Demeter Biodynamic Certification membership has actually tripled just in the last year!
What’s the difference between organic wine and biodynamic wine?
On top of a vineyard being certified organic they also are held to an even higher set of rules - The Demeter Biodynamic Certification Standard.
The vineyard is a self contained unit. Nothing is brought in from other areas and nothing is taken away from the area. Even the area’s own waste is turned into energy bringing every element possible together.
Everything within the area like insects, animals, weeds, soil nutrition, are thought of – giving each vineyard it’s very own game plan. All is used…including light, airflow and the timing of planting are all specifically calculated.
Livestock is handled very carefully – they must remain cage free, holistic vaccinations, no antibiotics, no clipping of wings or cutting pigtails. It’s extremely humane and holistic! All of this has a part in having the healthiest soil possible.
There are 9 specific ingredients that go into field sprays and composts – All done within a timely matter based on a lunar calendar.
Land can not be grown on more than two seasons in a row, therefore the vineyard is not being over worked, a time to rest you might say.
All of this love and care put into making the wine can’t help but take you on a fantastic journey of each vineyard’s region. In this wine drinkers opinion…Biodynamics brings science and nature together to make the perfect wine just for us! So enjoy and CHEERS…to a greener way ! Also, make sure to check the new and memorable, global wine quotes from the wine ponderer.
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