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About as good it gets!

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Biodynamic farming builds upon a foundation of organic farming methods—like the exclusion of artificial chemicals and fertilizers—with the addition of its own unique practices. Soil and vines are maintained with the use of special composts and herbal infusions called preparations. These preparations are packed into cow horns, buried in the soil, and later unearthed and scattered through the vineyard. (In addition to its credo, biodynamic wines are made without “manufactured” additions, such as commercial yeast or acidity adjustments.)

Those who ascribe to these philosophies say these practices can lead to wines that are more characteristic of the terroir in which they are created. “I suppose a common element that wine lovers refer to in many biodynamic wines is that they have a certain inexplicable energy,” Perrotti-Brown adds. “Proponents swear by the methods, not only as a means of producing superior wine from a given vineyard, a moot point, but for sustainable farming, which is a far more provable rationale.

Perrotti-Brown furthers, “In terms of altruism, karma or just being a good citizen of the planet, you have to give biodynamics a thumbs-up just for that!”

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