Sarment Reveals Top Five Biodynamic Wines
Sarment, the fine wine advisory service, has revealed a list of its top five biodynamic wines, following months of research into the production technique.
The list was created by Sarment sommelier Sébastien Chevalier, regarded as one of the world’s leading authorities on fine wines.
Chevalier, who lives in Hong Kong, believes that biodynamic agriculture offers benefits to wine over traditional organic methods.
“With winemakers from some of the most well-known and respected estates turning to biodynamic production, it is time to challenge our preconceptions and embrace this way of winemaking,” he told Superyachts.com.
"In the beginning they were rudely mocked, but their perseverance paid off. After a few years, when the vineyards had been 'detoxicated' from years of pesticide use and started to flourish under biodynamic production, their wines were found to be of outstanding quality."
The practice of biodynamics aims to enhance the relationship between living organisms using ‘tools’ including astral energy. Organic methods typically destroy organisms using pesticides.
Biodynamics in wine production has increased in popularity in recent years, with more than 450 biodynamic wine producers worldwide.
Chevalier’s five biodynamic recommendations are:
Domaine Leflaive Batard Montrachet Grand Cru 2005
Domaine de l’Arlot, Clos de l’Arlot white 2006
Coulée de Serrant 1999
Chateau Pontet Canet 2005
Domaine Zind Humbrecht Clos Jebsal 2002
Founded in 2008, Sarment offers members a range of services including insider knowledge and practical buying advice on fine wines from across the world.
"With winemakers from some of the most well-known and respected estates turning to biodynamic production, it is time to challenge our preconceptions and embrace this way of winemaking"