❤️ Our favourites in organic, biodynamic and natural wines
The favourites ❤️ of Petites Caves are wines that have particularly pleased Tom, our expert sommelier, and his team. Whether it is exceptional value for money, or surprisingly fresh and fruity, whether it has pleasantly surprised with its substance, its nose or its length on the palate... there is inevitably a wine here that has prompted Tom to raise his glass and declare with a smile:"hmmm, that's a coup de cœur for our site!"
Made fromorganic agriculture (AB), the natural wine aims to rediscover the expression of a terroir, far from formatted and conventional practices. By rejecting the use of chemicals, the winemaker By rejecting the use of chemical products, the "natural" wine maker, who is sensitive to the respect of his environment, produces a living and free wine. Natural wines, natural wines, organic wines...whatever the name, the main principles are there: the will for all the selected winegrowers to propose wines in an organic spirit or even in biodynamics. Grapes often harvested by hand, vintages with little or no added sulphite, wines made with a maximum of indigenous yeasts... Respect for authenticity, for nature, and for your health!
WHAT ARE THE SPECIFICITIES OF 'NATURAL' WINE COMPARED TO ORGANIC OR BIODIESEL WINES?
ORGANIC WINE. Regulated by European specifications, it guarantees that no chemical products (including herbicides) are used to treat the vines. This means that mechanical work is required. For fertilisation, only natural products are authorised.
BIODYNAMIC WINE. Two certifying bodies, Demeter and Biodyvin, require that the wines be organically grown. Biodynamics is based on the writings of the Austrian philosopher Rudolf Steiner (1861-1925). Biodynamic preparations are used to promote biodiversity in the vineyard. The lunar calendar, the stars and their movements are also important to them.
NATURE'' WINE. A wine made as naturally as possible is called a "natural wine": manual harvesting, indigenous yeasts specific to the grapes and their environment, no chaptalization, no acidification, no or little use of SO2... winemaker intervenes as little as possible, accompanying its wine. Launched in 2019 to clarify this approach, the "Syndicat de défense des Vins Nature'l" is a private organisation that has drawn up a charter defining natural wine. It proposes a certification label, the "Vin Méthode Nature", officially validated by the fraud services (DGCCRF) in March 2020. You can find its logo on the bottles concerned. For more information: vinmethodenature.org