Biodynamics might be compared to the conductor of an orchestra.. This sets the tone, pulse, the harmony between soil, plants and humans.
It works perfectly together in the same sense as nature. Biodynamics is the essence of the earth. Through its principles we have
learned to adapt to the plant, soil and climate. We observe the soil and the plant for better intervention.
Thanks to the influence of the sun, moon and constellations on the 4 traditional elements water, fire, air and earth, everything is
in harmony. Each of our biodynamic interventions is an encouragement; to root, leaf, flower or fruit. We supply preparations of the following
Animal: compost manure and horn dung
Plant: nettle, valerian, chamomile, dandelion, oak bark, yarrow leaf
In homeopathic doses, mixed with water and activated, these preparations are sprayed on the vineyard. By vibration due
to the activation, the water with which the preparations are mixed becomes infused with their qualities. We work with the lunar calendar
that gives us the necessary information for the appropriate times to intervene. We also adapt certain work to the lunar calendar, such as
pruning, bottling and all interventions in the wine and the harvest.
We are never short of ideas, after «the biodynamic attitude «we adopt the » hens attitude». The idea of taking our livestock
into the vineyards and reintroducing (on a small scale. I admit) animal «scratchers» in nature, we are investing in the acquisition of
some gallinaceous stock. At the same time Eric is converting an old trailer to a split-level house for these females.
Thus our hen-house crosses the village to the vines under the questioning eyes of the Monthélians. These round trips are short and
our scratchers, used to Château life, spend more time searching for larvae and earthworms in the park than in the vineyards.
But nothing is settled, they may soon be taking the path to the vineyard again for some holidays.