Bio..what now? Biodynamic wines seem to be becoming popular these days, but what exactly does that mean?
The taste of wine depends on the grape, soil quality, location, wine maker's skill, etc.. The term biodynamic referes to a vinyards approach to growing grapes looking at the land producing the grape almost as mini-ecosystem. The health of the soil, micro-organisms, the other plants growing in the area, the stars & moon cycles even come into consideration.
This more holistic approach to organic growing , according to wine makers, produces a wine with a more distinguished profile, really highlighting where they are grown. Biodyanmic wine makers do not use additives during the fermentation process such as yeast.
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