To work in biodynamic farming is to get closer to, understand and evaluate the needs of the plants, climate and its terroir in its natural environment as well as to predict in order to find our balance, as in homeopathy.
However, let’s go back to the vines and its annual cycle!
In Spring and Summer:
- As the vegetation starts to awaken, infusions are prepared and spread on the plants in the vineyard. These infusions are typically a base of horsetail, nettles, dandelions and valerian. They compensate certain deficiencies and reinforce the vines.
- We also spread 501, silica quartz, on the leaves in order to help the plants catch light’s intensity, the source of heat as well as moonlight during the night. This helps photosynthesis.
- Damp sulphur, or sublimated powder, and copper (Bordeaux mixture) are applied in very limited quantities to protect the vines from possible disease, such as mildew or powdery mildew.
In Autumn, Winter and Spring:
- It’s the time to apply 500P or horn manure. It is a very nutritious compost applied to the soil to stimulate roots and feed subterranean supporting life, which helps develop the soil. Root growth is a key element for the health and quality of the vines. Applying horn manure helps stimulate microbial life, which is necessary to provide the natural reserves of vine stocks during winter.
Lunar cycles have one of the most remarkable impacts from the first leaves to the harvest. A complete involvement in the movements of the earth and moon allow for intervening at the best possible moment, which can compensate for the caprices of weather.
Quite complex, it’s about observing nature linked with meteorological factors every day through the cycle of seasons.
It’s work, but pleasurable work. The result is felt when you drink our wines. It’s the reward for this benevolence given to our vineyard.
To make our wines emblems of our terroir, exalted through Biodynamic winemaking that respects our natural patrimony.