What is Biodynamic Wine: The Quality, the Taste, the Terroir

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CLAIRVIEW BOOKS, Jan 1, 2007 - Organic farming - 114 pages
Nicolas Joly is responsible for producing some of the finest and most highly esteemed wines of France at his Coulee de Serrant vineyard. Practising the biodynamic method of agriculture - sometimes referred to as 'premium organic' - he is at the forefront of a movement to return to the concept of terroir, as full expression and embodiment of a particular grape-growing locality, or appelation. Today even expensive wines, made under strictly regulated controls and standards, are tainted by the use of pesticides and fertilizers, and manipulated in the cellar through the use of osmosis and the additions of aromatic yeasts and enzymes. To counter such trends, a new 'Charter of Quality', run by organic and biodynamic viticulturists, guarantees that the appelation comes to full, authentic expression. To aid this process, biodynamic winegrowers like Joly use special planting methods and preparations that enhance and invigorate the soil, bringing it into harmony with the forces of sun, moon and cosmos.
 

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Contents

Passion for Wine and the Appellation dOrigine Controlee AOC
1
Errors in Agriculture
23
The Cellar
30
Biodynamics in Viticulture
59
The Solar and Stellar System and its Effects on the Earth
81
Conclusion
105
1 The Return to Terroir Association
107
2 The Charter of Quality
109
Bibliography and Further Reading
111
Contacts
113
Picture Credits
115
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