Organic and biodynamic practices are the fraternal twins of conscientious winemaking. Though they diverge in interesting ways, they share a lot of DNA. For one, they both require great skill and experience of the vigneron. When you take synthetic chemicals out of the equation and treat the entire vineyard as a single organism, you’re forced to overcome nature’s hurdles—pests, diseases, bacteria, etc.—with even more vigilance and creativity. But biodynamics differs from organics in two key ways. First, in biodynamics, producers use a complex system of herbal sprays and composting techniques, known as “preparations.” Second, they follow lunar and cosmic patterns to determine when to prune, rack, bottle, and do other operations that impact the final product. Even more important than the moon’s influence on the resulting wine, however, is the fundamental truth that vignerons who practice biodynamics are among the most diligent, perceptive, and devoted producers of wine. The results speak for themselves. The reds, whites, and rosés below, which either adhere strictly to biodynamics or borrow from its core principles, display elegance, purity, vibrancy, and—of course—a distinct sense of place.
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Even more important than the moon’s influence on the resulting wine, however, is the fundamental truth that vignerons who practice biodynamics are among the most diligent, perceptive, and devoted producers of wine.
This discounted collection celebrates Corsica’s pioneering vignerons and features bottles that display the Île de Beauté’s identity in all its splendid glory: tenacious and soulful, forged by Mediterranean sunshine, sea salt, and wild maquis herbs.
In 1976, when I was busy being born as a wine importer, Richard Olney guided me through the French vineyards. He introduced me to Domaine Tempier, Clape, Chave, and other incomparable sources. In the Beaujolais we visited Château Thivin and Georges Duboeuf. I chose to pursue Thivin
Tasting the two side-by-side today, the 2019 Mégaphone is a step up in structure and complexity from the comparatively ethereal 2019 Pigeoulet—also gorgeous and highly recommended. If the latter is a hedonistic country quaffer, the former is a full and intense sensory immersion in Provence
When traveling the wine route in France and Italy, I come across fine olive oil almost as often as I come across fine wine. Of course, these are the two staples of the diet in this part of the world...
Here at Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant we don’t believe in selling anything mediocre, and we would certainly not put our name on a wine we didn’t believe in. So our values are just that, wines that are full of value and quality.
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