Sustainably farmed wines

Traditional ploughing in Vosne-Romanee

Reserving the right

Sustainable farming is for those growers who assiduously watch the safety video on aeroplanes in case the variant of the 737 they are on is unaccountably slightly different from all the others. You need to know where your nearest exit is, especially if it is just behind you. The looser rules around sustainable farming encourage you to be as organic as possible until the muck hits the spreader and you only have chemical resources to support you. 

It is very easy for me to dismiss the sustainable route as a half-hearted attempt to behave better towards the environment and vineyard - therefore wine - quality. I, after all am not a farmer with all the risks and pressures that occupation affords. Many people use sustainability as a stepping stone along the road to quality, while others simply don't occupy a segment of the market that will permit them to do that.

Sustainability means not spraying chemicals around willy-nilly in a systemic attempt to kill every organism that isn't a vine and this can involve all sorts of good measures like the planting of wild flower meadows to increase biodiversity, the use of sexual confusion as insect control and where appropriate the installation of raptor boxes to discourage small, fruit-loving mammals. /CW 26/08/15

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Vintage Description Cs Sz Bt Sz Cs Bts Cs ib Cs Inc Bt Inc
2012 drink or keep Adalia Amarone della Valpolicella
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6x 75cl 0 0 £150.00 £200.78 £39.95 Buy
2015 drink or keep Adalia Valpolicella
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12x 75cl 0 7 £90.00 £139.18 £12.95 Buy
2014 drink or keep Angludet (Margaux)
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6x 150cl 0 3 £190.00 £259.18 £48.95 Buy
2015 young Angludet (Margaux)
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24x 37.5cl 2 0 £226.00 - - Buy
2015 young Angludet (Margaux)
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12x 37.5cl 3 0 £113.00 - - Buy
2015 young Angludet (Margaux)
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6x 75cl 3 0 £108.00 - - Buy
2016 young Angludet (Margaux)
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1x 300cl 3 0 £120.00 - - Buy
2014 ready d`Argadens (Bordeaux Superieur Rouge)
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6x 75cl 83 5 £39.00 £62.39 £11.95 Buy
2014 ready d`Argadens (Bordeaux Superieur Rouge)
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6x 150cl 4 2 £78.00 £124.78 £23.95 Buy
2016 ready d`Argadens Blanc
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6x 75cl 5 2 £39.00 £62.39 £11.95 Buy
2015 young Berthaut-Gerbet Fixin Les Crais
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6x 75cl ep ep £120.00 - - Buy
2015 young Berthaut-Gerbet Vosne-Romanee
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6x 75cl 3 0 £195.00 - - Buy
2013 ready Rolf Binder Hales Shiraz
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12x 75cl 1 11 £90.00 £139.18 £13.95 Buy
2010 drink or keep Rene Bouvier Chambolle Les Fuees
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12x 75cl 0 6 £600.00 £751.17 £69.95 Buy
2015 drink or keep Cillar de Silos Quintanal (Verdejo)
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12x 75cl 1 11 £84.00 £131.98 £12.50 Buy
2015 drink or keep Marc Colin Bourgogne Chardonnay La Combe
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12x 75cl 7 0 £135.00 - - Buy
2015 young Marc Colin St-Aubin Montceau
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6x 75cl 5 0 £155.00 - - Buy
2015 young Marc Colin St-Aubin Fontenotte
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6x 75cl 10 0 £95.00 - - Buy
2014 drink or keep Cristom Pinot Noir Jessie Vineyard
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12x 75cl 0 11 £480.00 £607.18 £55.95 Buy
2016 ready DeMorgenzon Reserve Chardonnay
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6x 75cl 6 2 £105.00 £141.59 £26.95 Buy
2016 ready DeMorgenzon Reserve Chenin Blanc
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6x 75cl 0 5 £105.00 £141.59 £26.95 Buy
2013 drink or keep Donnhoff Auslese Norheimer Dellchen GK
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12x 37.5cl 0 9 £180.00 £231.59 £24.95 Buy
2012 drink or keep Donnhoff Aus Niederhaus Hermannshohle GK
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12x 37.5cl 0 1 £250.00 £315.59 £29.95 Buy
2015 drink or keep Donnhoff Aus Niederhaus Hermannshohle GK
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6x 37.5cl 2 0 £135.00 £169.80 £31.95 Buy
2015 drink or keep Donnhoff Kabinett Oberhauser Leistenberg
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6x 75cl 7 0 £75.00 £105.59 £19.95 Buy

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