Biodynamic wines

Pontet-Canet’s concrete fermentation ‘eggs’

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 Bts Cs ib Cs inc Bt inc
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1x 1cl 3 0 £10.00 £10.00 £10.00 Buy
2012 drink or keep Zind Humbrecht Riesling Clos Windsbuhl
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6x 75cl 0 3 £210.00 £268.07 £49.95 Buy

x 0 3 - - - Buy
ready Dewazakura Omachi ginjo sake
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6x 72cl 0 4 - £216.00 £36.00 Buy
ready Seitoku junmai ginjo sake
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6x 72cl 1 1 - £186.00 £31.00 Buy
ready Kamoizumi Umeshu plum sake
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6x 72cl 0 0 - £216.00 £36.00 Buy
2014 ready Zind Humbrecht Riesling Clos Windsbuhl
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6x 75cl 3 4 £210.00 £268.07 £49.95 Buy
2017 drink or keep Negly La Falaise (Languedoc-La Clape)
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6x 75cl 3 1 £90.00 £124.07 £23.95 Buy
2012 young Salvioni Brunello di Montalcino
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6x 75cl 0 4 - £610.07 £115.00 Buy
2015 drink or keep Zind Humbrecht Zind Vin de Table
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6x 75cl 0 1 £75.00 £106.07 £19.95 Buy
2015 drink or keep Zind Humbrecht Pinot Gris Clos Windsbuhl
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6x 75cl 1 0 £195.00 £250.07 £49.95 Buy
2015 drink or keep Zind Humbrecht Riesling Clos Hauserer
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6x 75cl 1 3 £165.00 £214.07 £39.95 Buy
2017 drink or keep Chapoutier Schieferkopf Riesling Berg
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6x 75cl 0 1 £120.00 £160.07 £29.95 Buy
2017 drink or keep Chapoutier Schieferkopf Riesling Buehl
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6x 75cl 0 3 £120.00 £160.07 £29.95 Buy
2017 drink or keep Chapoutier Schieferkopf Riesling Fels
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6x 75cl 1 0 £135.00 £178.07 £33.95 Buy
2016 drink or keep Zind Humbrecht Zind Vin de Table
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6x 75cl 2 0 £65.00 - - Buy
2016 drink or keep Zind Humbrecht Pinot Gris Clos Windsbuhl
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6x 75cl 1 0 £195.00 £250.07 £49.95 Buy
2016 drink or keep Zind Humbrecht Riesling Clos Hauserer
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6x 75cl 1 0 £150.00 - - Buy
2016 drink or keep Zind Humbrecht Riesling Clos Windsbuhl
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6x 75cl 3 0 £195.00 - - Buy
2016 drink or keep Zind Humbrecht Riesling Clos St-Urbain
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6x 75cl 0 4 £270.00 £340.07 £68.95 Buy
ready Koshi no Kanbai Sai ginjo sake
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12x 72cl 0 4 - £504.00 £42.00 Buy
2014 drink or keep Jean Stodden Pinot Noir
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6x 150cl 0 2 £195.00 £266.14 £49.95 Buy
2015 drink or keep Lutum Chardonnay Gap`s Crown
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12x 75cl 0 4 £380.00 £488.14 £48.95 Buy
2016 drink or keep Storm Pinot Noir Vrede (Hemel-en-Aarde)
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6x 75cl 0 5 £156.00 £203.27 £37.95 Buy
2017 drink or keep Storm Chardonnay Vrede (Hemel-en-Aarde)
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6x 75cl 0 2 £156.00 £203.27 £37.95 Buy

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