The Revolution will be Dynamised - six wines from biodynamic producers - a six bottle box set
Biodynamics is a way of growing wine that goes beyond organic, attempts to use all that the land has to offer and ties in with lunar cycles. Whatever your opinion of the practice there is no denying that some of the wines produced this way are amongst the most exciting in the world. This case includes wines from six of the best practitioners.
Clement Klur, Cremant d’Alsace - The Klur family of winemakers have worked the land in Katzenthal since the 17th century and now Clement and Francine Klur have created Vignoble Klur, a smaller holding (just 7 hectares) and a completely organic and biodynamic paradise. Steep vineyards which insists on considerate and selective growing and picking techniques are surrounded and dotted with fruit trees, the winery is a circular, packed earth and herb covered construction offering perfect chilled temperatures, you would think your in Hobbiton!
Clement joined forces with Leon Heitzmann and these two have created a cremant d’Alsace that is dry with full flavours, vibrant with citrus and green fruit notes and a buttery soft and dry finish. Made with no added sulphites.
Judith Beck, Weissburgunder, Burgenland, Austria - Judith Beck returned to her families vineyard after studying at Klosterneuberg wine school as well as internships in France, Italy and Chile. Once she returned and took over from her father in 2007 the vineyard and winery took on a more biodynamic approach and she lives by her philosophy of ‘natural, true, genuine and above all authentic’. A full bodied white with aromas of white peach, citrus and pear.
Arianna Occhipinti, SP68 Blanco, Terre Siciliane, Italy - Arianna Occhipinti got involved in wine at the young age of sixteen, working with her uncle Giusto at COS, in Sicily, but stands in no-one's shadow now making wine which in her words, "in its harmonies and roughness, talks about the land where it comes from and also about me. "
This wine is tropically aromatic and light and very low in sulphates.
Intellego, Kedungu, Swartland, South Africa -Inspired by a blissed-out, wave perfect surf trip, this wine harnesses the energy and joy such an experience brings.Whole bunch fermented under semi-carbonic conditions for 8 days in stainless steel tanks. Aged in a mixture of different size old barrels which help preserve these vibrant flavours.
Domaine Les Roches Neuves, Thierry Germain, Saumur Champigny, Val de Loire, France - When you see a Thierry Germain bottle you’ll notice bold block colours and symbiotic logos. My favourite is a tall and imposing Thierry who casts a long shadow which then joins the long shadows of his vines, a symbolic relation between man and vine each feeding off each other’s energy and reflecting on the biodynamic harmony that is present in the vineyard. A deliciously quaffable, peppery Cabernet Franc. Lovely a little chilled.
Heinrich, Pannobile, Burgenland, Austria- Gernot and Heike Henrich are life long innovators. Since taking over the family estate in 1985 they have constantly sought to improve and explore. Now farming biodynamically, which they see as being right for the planet and better for the wines, they were among the first to move to focus on quality and champion local grape varieties. These grapes are hand picked and fermentation occurs using wild yeasts in wooden vats after which the wine sits and macerates on the skins for 3 weeks. Once maceration is complete it is then gently basket pressed before aging for 21 months in 500 litre oak barrels.
This case contains one bottle of each of these wines. If any is out of stock or becomes unavailable it will be replaced by one of equal or greater value and deliciousness.