What is the difference?
Biodynamic farmers use preparations of natural compost, plant teas, cow manure and silica, administered to the soil at precise times during the lunar cycle.
Numerous scientific studies have proven the benefits of biodynamic farming.
They include vast improvements in micro-organism population, biodiversity, and the ability of vines to defend themselves during periods of unfavourable weather or pest pressure. Many of the most sought-after wines in the world are produced following these principles.
Organic production prohibits the use of synthetic herbicides, fungicides, and insecticides in the vineyards. However, it is worth noting that other permitted additives do outnumber those under biodynamic production.
So, what are natural wines? Natural wines should be fully organic and with nothing at all added to them, just fermented grape juice, aged, then bottled.
In capable hands, the wines display an incredibly pure expression of the grape varieties used and the terroir from which they were plucked, with a subtle, yummy and intriguing, fermented character which keeps the palate salivating.