The vine and its surroundings, a single entity.
Understanding nature as a single organism—and the vineyard as a living entity that relates with its whole surroundings—is fundamental to biodynamic viticulture. Its main aim is to allow the vines to integrate into their ecosystem and receive the nutrients from the healthy soil without interference.
Biodynamics is a sustainable practice that seeks to stimulate the relationship between soil and roots, the cosmos and the leaves of the vine. It brings together an array of treatments to foster connection and harmony between all these elements, and ultimately, to allow the wine to express its origin with enhanced definition and purity.
A protective shield.
Healthy lifestyle habits are beneficial to our wellbeing and reduce the need for medicine. That is true for people and vineyards alike. Biodynamics gives us soil that is balanced and provides better nutrition, helping to create an immunological shield against diseases of the vine, and removes the need for conventional products.
The rhythms of the moon, the sun and planets are relevant in this method of winegrowing. The biodynamic calendar serves as a fundamental tool. In accordance with the influences of the cosmos, it determines the best days for the various tasks on the field and in the winery, such as the winter pruning, seeing of companion crops, devatting and decanting.