Biodynamic wines

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Biodymics as a system is hard to appreciate, never mind understand, so I’ll start by recommending the most accessible book on the subject in case you want to know more. The best, easy to understand reference is Monty Waldin’s book Biodynamic Wines. Think organic double plus and you won’t go far wrong.

Biodynamics permits even less chemistry, but mandates the regular use of various composts and fermented products applied in homeopathic doses. Envisaged by Rudolf Steiner, who in turn was influenced by Goethe, biodynamics was an early reaction against the introduction of intensive, chemical farming in the early 20th century. The word comes from ‘bio’ – meaning composts and other naturally derived products, which have been diluted and ‘dynamised’. This latter involves creating alternate vortexes in the liquid to energise it. Biodynamic farmers operate on a lunar calendar, which is divided into days according to the kind of plant they are growing. The best days for working with vines are therefore fruit and flower days.

The founding principle of biodynamics is to have a farm, and especially the soil, full of life and with multiple organisms. This is mainly to encourage the phenomenon of mycorrhizal symbiosis, which is the interaction between plants and soil-borne fungi. This is as important to plants as photosynthesis and without it they do not thrive.

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Vintage Description Cs sz Bt Sz Cs ib Cs inc Bt inc
2012 young Araujo Altagracia (Cab/Mer/Petit Verdot)
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6x 75cl £430.00 - - Buy
2006 drink or keep Araujo Estate Cabernet Eisele Vineyard
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6x 75cl £1,200.00 - - Buy
2012 young Araujo Estate Syrah Eisele Vineyard
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3x 75cl £450.00 - - Buy
2012 ready Araujo Estate Sauvignon Eisele Vineyard
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6x 75cl £225.00 £285.59 £58.95 Buy
2015 young Comte Armand Pommard Clos des Epeneaux
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6x 75cl £510.00 - - Buy
2015 young Comte Armand Volnay Fremiets
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6x 75cl £330.00 - - Buy
2015 young Comte Armand Auxey Rouge Premier Cru
Low stock
6x 75cl £150.00 - - Buy
2015 young Comte Armand Volnay
Low stock
6x 75cl £180.00 - - Buy
2015 young Cyprien Arlaud Vosne aux Reas
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6x 75cl £235.00 - - Buy
2014 drink or keep Arlaud Bourgogne Roncevie
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12x 75cl £150.00 £211.16 £19.95 Buy
2015 young Arlaud Bourgogne Roncevie
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12x 75cl £160.00 - - Buy
2015 young Arlaud Chambolle-Musigny
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6x 75cl £205.00 - - Buy
2015 young Arlaud Chambolle-Musigny Sentiers
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6x 75cl £300.00 - - Buy
2015 young Arlaud Gevrey-Chambertin
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6x 75cl £180.00 - - Buy
2015 young Arlaud Gevrey-Chambertin Combottes
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6x 75cl £320.00 - - Buy
2013 drink or keep Arlaud Morey-St-Denis
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6x 75cl £160.00 £207.59 £39.95 Buy
2014 young Arlaud Morey-St-Denis
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12x 75cl £350.00 £451.76 £42.95 Buy
2015 young Arlaud Morey-St-Denis
Low stock
6x 75cl £180.00 - - Buy
2015 young Arlaud Morey-St-Denis Millandes
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6x 75cl £240.00 - - Buy
2015 young Arlaud Morey-St-Denis Ruchots
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6x 75cl £280.00 - - Buy
2015 young Arlaud Clos de la Roche
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6x 75cl £540.00 - - Buy
2015 young Arlaud Bonnes Mares
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3x 75cl £525.00 - - Buy
2015 ready Chidaine Montlouis Sec Les Choisilles
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12x 75cl £210.00 £283.18 £26.95 Buy
2010 drink or keep Climens (Barsac)
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12x 37.5cl £375.00 - - Buy
2016 young Climens (Barsac)
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6x 75cl £275.00 - - Buy

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