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.