Organic and Biodynamic wines

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A group for us who want to share questions and information about good practices for growing vines according to the organic, bio-dynamic philosophy and making good wine in this way of thinking.
This is an open-minded group, please accept all ideas. Making good wine start from listening and observing.

Jules Lamon
Jules Lamon
Winemak-in expertise
8 months ago

Tracing the Origin Story of Biodynamic Wine

How the holistic agricultural philosophy caught on with winemakers—and the pioneers who helped popularize it... France, and especially Alsacian winemakers where some of the first pionniers...

Read more => https://daily.sevenfifty.com/tracing-the-origin-story-of-biodynamic-wine/

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Jules Lamon
Jules Lamon
Winemak-in expertise
9 months ago

“We need better labelling laws for alcohol,” Legeron told db, “and mentions of pesticides and herbicides used in the growing of the plants should also be mandatory as well. Only then will consumers have real, informed choice.” says Isabelle Legeron MW
Do you agree ?
https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/03/pesticide-labelling-on-non-organic-wines-should-be-mandatory/

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Jules Lamon
Jules Lamon
Winemak-in expertise
11 months ago

“Sustainability covers conventional, certified and practising organic and biodynamic, and low input management with integrated pest management practice. There are various farming methods that sustainability can encompass – it is a continuum.” Grapegrowers who are part of SAW (Sustainable Australia Winegrowing) account for more than 70% of McLaren Vale’s (Australia) entire crush...
https://brandsanews.com.au/mclaren-vale-centre-of-organic-biodynamic-winemaking/

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Jules Lamon
Jules Lamon
Winemak-in expertise
1 year ago

Alsace is the french Champion of organic and biodynamic wines :
Of the 2,551 hectares* farmed organically in 2017, 880 ha were certified biodynamic. Eighteen estates comply with Biodyvin specifications and fifty with those of Demeter.
https://www.vitisphere.com/news-88443-Alsace-champions-biodynamic-wine-growing-and-is-publicising-it.htm

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Jules Lamon
Jules Lamon
Winemak-in expertise
1 year ago

Biodynamics takes seven years to be reflected in vineyard according to Felton Road's winemaker

Blair Walter, winemaker at New Zealand’s Felton Road, believes vines require seven years to fully reflect the change to biodynamics, with the resulting wines becoming :
“Vines become better balanced, not so vigorous. They become used to the undervine cultivation and the different method of accessing nutrients from enlivening the soil microbial population. Ripeness happens earlier and more readily at lower sugar levels resulting in lower alcohols. The vines seem to be more resilient to extremes in weather. The resulting wines are more expressive of their site through greater transparency and finesse”...

Read more => https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/09/felton-road-biodynamics-takes-seven-years-to-be-reflected-in-vineyard/

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Jules Lamon
Jules Lamon
Winemak-in expertise
1 year ago

The EU threatens organic viticulture

Following the EFSA’s publication of an in-depth peer review on copper compounds, in May the European Commission proposed a draft new regulation for use of Copper, with a limit of 4kg per hectare per year – with no smoothing mechanism. This will be voted on in October.
If approved, it will apply across European wine regions for seven years before any review...
Read more => https://www.meininger.de/en/wine-business-international/eu-threatens-organic-farming

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