Savennières - Coulée de Serrant bottle
Savennières Coulée de Serrant

BBC Radio 4’s You & Yours programme aired an article today on Biodynamic wines. As Robert Joseph concluded the whole thing sounds weird and a bit looney BUT it does seem to work! Just a shame that these wines attract quite a price preemium.

“Detailed knowledge of astrology and astronomy dictate the timing of all aspects of cultivation, harvesting and winemaking. Special sprays of homeopathic strengths are used to increase fertility of the soil and to protect the vines from pests and diseases.”

In France the most famous proponent is Nicolas Joly and his Savennières vineyard “Coulée de Serrant” – a single vineyard appellation in the Loire Valley.These are dry white wines from the Chenin Blanc grape that achieve impressive concentration and lengevity – for more see
Yapp Brothers stock the 2019 vintage in the UK – at £95 per bottle.

Savennières (49 Maine-et-Loire Pays de Loire) is on the Loire river south-west of Angers.

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