Demeter biodynamic wine from the Gérard Bertrand estates

Demeter-certified biodynamic cultivation for a terroir wine closer to nature

If organic farming and its “AB” label are known to everyone today, biodynamic wine and its “Demeter” label are much less so. And yet, biodynamics is a growing method that pushes the concept of “all natural” even further than organic.

This mode of cultivation seeks symbiosis with nature. Man aims to strengthen organic life and exchanges between the soil and the cultivated plant, with the primary consequence of no longer needing to use chemicals to protect it (pesticides) or nourish it (fertilizer).

With biodynamics, the winemaker takes care of the vine, strengthens it, and harvests its fruits, without exhausting it

For Gérard Bertrand, a fervent defender of the environment, biodynamics is a true philosophy of life. It was in 2002, in the Domaine de Cigalus, that he converted his first vineyard to Biodynamics. Convinced of the benefits of this method of cultivation close to nature, he now applies the principles of biodynamics to all the vines of his estates in Languedoc-Roussillon, which today represents 950 hectares spread over the entire Occitanie region.

What is a biodynamic wine?

A biodynamic wine is a wine made according to the principles of biodynamic agriculture.

Biodynamics, or biodynamic agriculture, is a method of cultivation aimed at regenerating and fortifying the soil and plants, through the use of natural preparations such as horn dung or organic compost. Biodynamics also takes into account the influence of the planets, and in particular the lunar calendar.

Founded in 1924 by Rudolf Steiner, the main mission of biodynamics is to rebalance the cultivated plant.

In a biodynamic cultivation method, all chemical and synthetic products are strictly prohibited. Only organic fertilizers are used.

In addition, unlike traditional wines and organic wines, a biodynamic wine receives very few oenological inputs during the vinification phase.

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The qualities of a biodynamic wine

qualités d’un vin biodynamique

From vines grown using natural methods, without synthetic products, biodynamic wines offer a rich and delicate taste palette.

While a traditional wine has only two or three predominant aromas, a biodynamic wine is much more complex, and expresses a multitude of flavors and aromas.

The wine is delicate on the nose, silky on the palate, with a prominent place left to the fruit.

More mineral and more balanced, the biodynamic wine represents the culmination of the work of the vine cultivated with love and patience.

With a biodynamic Demeter wine, digestibility is also significantly improved, thanks in particular to its very low sulphite content. The sulphite content of a biodynamic wine is in fact at least 30% lower than that of an organic wine.

People with digestion difficulties will thus find a wine that is more easily assimilated by the body

Discover other explanations on the different types of wine:

Rosé wine
Languedoc organic wine

Organic rosé wine, the best rosé wine and the Languedoc rosé wine

Orange Wine

And to go further:

Making rosé wine: how is it made?
Gérard Bertrand, story of a family passion for the vine

The Châteaux and Estates of Gérard Bertrand

The online boutique of Gérard Bertrand wines