If you’d like a better understanding of biodynamic wine, I encourage you to head over to Gary Vaynerchuk’s Wine Library TV for yesterday’s episode, Talking Biodynamics with Nicolas Joly, Part 1.
Joly, whose business card reads “Nature Assistant and Not Wine Maker” has been assisting in the process of creating biodynamic wines since 1980 on his estate Coulée de la Serrant in the Savennières region of France’s Loire Valley.
At the beginning of the video, Vaynerchuk tells his audience that “this is going to be an education and you don’t even have to pay for it.” He was right. In this 26-minute video, the first of a two-part series, I did get an education on biodynamic wines.
Joly is focused on the emotion of a wine and says that emotion is what nature can achieve, not what can be achieved by modern science in the wine cellars where “good wines are made without souls.” He says that biodynamics is “tuning your estate to several principles which permit nature to fully express itself.”
If you find this video as informative and entertaining as I did, then you'll be looking forward to part 2 of the series. I know I am.