Along with organic farming and organic wines; you may have heard about another word that refers to the same environment that is “biodynamic wine”.
Biodynamics refers to a new trend in the farming sector where the relation between the winegrower and the vineyard is closer and more respectful of the environment.
In order to get a biodynamic wine, winemakers tend to use no chemical additives (pesticides for instance) and reduce the implementation of copper and sulfur. Likewise, the winegrower will base his/her actions (plantation, harvesting…) according to a lunar calendar, a unique process compared to traditional winemakers.
The objectives of such actions are numerous: the winegrower aims to strengthen the vitality and resistance of the soil in order to get a quality wine. Homeopathic doses are also used in small proportions in biodynamics.
Biodynamic wine has seduced many winemakers over the years thanks to the approval of international wine critics Robert Parker and Jancis Robinson. As a result, 400 wineries can be found worldwide, please note that half of them are located in France (with Romanée-Conti, Nicolas Joly and Zind-Humbrecht for example).
Among all organic vineyards, 10% have adopted this new trend. Biodynamic wines are easily distinguishable thanks to the Demeter certification or new label Biodyvin.