Unfortunately due to different regulations in various countries and different agencies that enforce "the rules", it is often difficult to find universal accepted definitions.
However, in short.....
"organic" refers to no sprays and minimal use of sulphur,
"biodynamic" means organic plus the use of specific production methods pioneered by Rudolf Steiner .
We think that their explanation of the difference between organic, biodynamic and natural wines is as good as any that we have seen, and we have reproduced it here.......
The vineyards at Chateau Tour des Gendres in Bergerac. The grasses and weeds are allowed to grow, sprays. minimised, creating a vibrant natural ecosystem and forcing the grapes to compete and send their roots deep into the soils below
Chateau de Saurs (Gaillac)- converted since 2012 vintage
|Luc de Conti at Tour des Gendres supervises crushing of biodynamically produced grapes at Chateau Tour des Gendres in Bergerac|