ORGANIC, BIODYNAMIC, NATURAL, SUSTAINABLE - WHAT'S IT ALL ABOUT?
Organic wines are made from grapes cultivated without the use of synthetic fungicides, herbicides or fertilizers. Essentially, it's all about nature without adding anything artificial. Biodynamic builds on organic viticulture and is a holistic approach. Biodynamic viticulture relates back to the Austrian philosopher - Steiner, taking the view of the vineyards as a living organism and ensuring that viticultural practises are timed to coincide with the rhythms of the earth.
Sustainable viticulture is based on Integrated Pest management with its five key elements, knowledge, monitoring, anticipation, economic threshold and timing, a reasoned approach to vineyard management. Natural winemaking is the most challenging of all three to define as it's more of a movement based around the approach of nothing added and nothing taken.
Organic, Biodynamic and Sustainable wines are all controlled by various regulatory boards depending on the wines country of origin, we've gone through and added a helpful little tag online to each of these and for those referring to their production as Natural, we've grouped them together as well.
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