What are biodynamic wines? Do they taste different? It might seem confusing as biodynamic and organic wines are similar in that they both incorporate practices without the use of chemicals. This is our attempt to explain the difference in a simple manner. Biodynamic farming takes into account the lunar calendar and astrology and the entire lifeblood of a vineyard (plants, animals, insects as well as of course the grapes) whereas organic wine is produced with organic grapes.
“Biodynamic methods involve very little external inputs in the vineyard,” says Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Robert Parker Wine Advocate Editor-in-Chief and author of Tasting Like a Wine Critic: A Guide to Understanding Wine Quality. “The whole philosophy emphasizes reusing farm waste, and creating very little, if any, negative impact on the environment.”
Those on the biodynamic camp like the idea of a holistic and sustainable farming and also argue that biodynamic practices give wines that are more characteristic of the terroir in which they are created. Well, why not give biodynamic wines a taste and see what you think?