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Matthew Moate wrote:What's Biodynamic? Is it related to Organic? If so Kalleske Wines are 100% Organic as certified by Australian Certified Organic. Matt
wine bloke wrote:Matt, as far as I understand (from my ex hippie wife)
wine bloke wrote: Matt, as far as I understand (from my ex hippie wife)
Biodynamic farming has many complex areas. And is based on the sound farming practice of growing produce organically whilst keeping the immediate and outside enviroments all in harmony.
It takes into account,
the balance of a farm lands ecosystem/ micro climate and then maintaince of the equilibrium. This could mean the use of the wright ground cover or the amount of foilage on the canopy etc...
the luna callendar is also plays a major part, with the appropriate farming practices like applying pesticides or fertilizer. These are timed to be in sync, with the cycle of the moon.
the use of naturally occurring substances on the land whilst trying to use minimal or no irrigation through the vineyard.
The benefits have not been proven beyound doubt, yet. But that claim to be little to no disease through the area, pest's and parasites are kept in check, tougher vines that are less likely to be stressed in severe conditions, even a balnce of the immediate micro climate in and around the vineyard.
this only touches on the subject,
and as I said, " as far as I understand".
Cheers, Wine Bloke
michaelw wrote:wine bloke wrote:Matt, as far as I understand (from my ex hippie wife)
So is it:
- your ex-wife who was a hippie;
- your ex-wife who remains a hippie or;
- your wife who was once a hippie?
It is actually amazing that more growers are not implementing this practice really!
silkwood wrote:By "this practice" what exactly do you mean? If it's burying cow horns full of sh*t and sprinkling minute quantities of compost during moonlight, I'm not surprised more aren't jumping on board. Most growers would agree that looking after the soil and minimising chemicals can be a good thing but some concepts of 'Biodynamics" have trouble convincing people they are grounded in reality. On the other hand some takes on the subject simply reflect what may be taken as common sense (whatever that is).
What's your take on biodynamics, and why should I be more interested in wines produced from such a vineyard?
steeley wrote:Having said that most wineries that are using biodynamics you would probably have an affinity for their wines, Henschke, Kalleske, Jasper Hill, Cullen.
So why would you buy a wine where you can taste the chemicals that were applied to the vine when you could taste the soil/terroir that nourished it?
kirragc wrote:The benefits that I see to Biodynamic methods are actually rather commercial.
Frinstance, every chemical I dont spray, fertigate etc is something I dont have to pay for.
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