WHAT ARE NATURAL ORGANIC BIODYNAMIC WINES?

ORGANIC FARMING

prohibits the use of any chemicals or fertilisers that can leave residue on the vines; only a small amount of sulphur or copper can be used to control a rise in mold. Certification in Europe is provided once a wine firm complies with the standards of farming set by the European Regulation.

Wine-growers undertake not to use chemical fertilizers, herbicides or synthetic chemicals in the cultivation of their vines. This method of vineyard management aims to re-establish and respect the balance of nature in order to strengthen the plant’s natural defences.

In the cellar could occur traditional wine making – applying the local know-how on wine vinification – or modern procedures based on technological innovation.

ORGANIC FARMING
prohibits the use of any chemicals or fertilisers that can leave residue on the vines; only a small amount of sulphur or copper can be used to control a rise in mold. Certification in Europe is provided once a wine firm complies with the standards of farming set by the European Regulation.
Wine-growers undertake not to use chemical fertilizers, herbicides or synthetic chemicals in the cultivation of their vines. This method of vineyard management aims to re-establish and respect the balance of nature in order to strengthen the plant’s natural defences.
In the cellar could occur traditional wine making – applying the local know-how on wine vinification – or modern procedures based on technological innovation.
BIODYNAMIC FARMING

takes things one step further than organic farming, It has its roots from the Austrian philosopher–scientist Rudolf Steiner. It is based on a system that takes into account the full range of interactions between the earth, water, plant-life, air, fauna and flora.

Putting particular emphasis on the nature of the soil and cosmic influences like gravity and lunar cycles, natural timing and the rhythms of nature represent the key. Biodynamic farming aims at reproducing a full harmonious ecosystem with a live soil, proper vine selection, avoiding chemical treatments. The vineyard becomes then the centre of forces, in full harmony with the universe. As Nicolas Joly (one of the leading figure of biodynamic viticulture) emphasises, vines are like a labyrinth with an enigma that must be solved; viticulture is about to learn the secret language of the plants.

BIODYNAMIC FARMING
takes things one step further than organic farming, It has its roots from the Austrian philosopher–scientist Rudolf Steiner. It is based on a system that takes into account the full range of interactions between the earth, water, plant-life, air, fauna and flora.
Putting particular emphasis on the nature of the soil and cosmic influences like gravity and lunar cycles, natural timing and the rhythms of nature represent the key. Biodynamic farming aims at reproducing a full harmonious ecosystem with a live soil, proper vine selection, avoiding chemical treatments. The vineyard becomes then the centre of forces, in full harmony with the universe. As Nicolas Joly (one of the leading figure of biodynamic viticulture) emphasises, vines are like a labyrinth with an enigma that must be solved; viticulture is about to learn the secret language of the plants.
NATURAL VINIFICATION

it’s a way a of vinifying wine. The term natural wines is associated to a movement of winemakers, answering to the proliferation of industrial production and standardised taste. A ‘true’ natural wine could be considered one produced using organic or biodynamic farming with a minimum of technological intervention. No additives or processing aids are used, and ‘intervention’ in the naturally occurring fermentation process is kept to a minimum. As such neither fining nor (tight) filtration are used. The result is a living wine from a living soil.

Natural wines are the living answer to the innumerable and undifferentiated wines, which don’t display any relationship to their terroir. It’s about celebrating and preserving the old winemaking practices and procedures from the past generations.

These are main characteristics of natural vinification:

  • Manual harvest of high quality grapes
  • Only natural yeasts and spontaneous fermentation
  • No filtration
  • No corrections, additives, treatments or other interventions;
  • As little added sulphites as possible
NATURAL VINIFICATION
it’s a way a of vinifying wine. The term natural wines is associated to a movement of winemakers, answering to the proliferation of industrial production and standardised taste. A ‘true’ natural wine could be considered one produced using organic or biodynamic farming with a minimum of technological intervention. No additives or processing aids are used, and ‘intervention’ in the naturally occurring fermentation process is kept to a minimum. As such neither fining nor (tight) filtration are used. The result is a living wine from a living soil.
Natural wines are the living answer to the innumerable and undifferentiated wines, which don’t display any relationship to their terroir. It’s about celebrating and preserving the old winemaking practices and procedures from the past generations.
These are main characteristics of natural vinification:
  • Manual harvest of high quality grapes
  • Only natural yeasts and spontaneous fermentation
  • No filtration
  • No corrections, additives, treatments or other interventions;
  • As little added sulphites as possible