Updated: Aug 2, 2020
This week what a fantastic wine I’ve had.
I’ve been doing a couple of classes with my wine school on Biodynamic wines and viticulture which has been super enlightening and they selected 6 wines from across Europe that are certified biodynamic producers. Biodynamics is holistic, ecological, and ethical approach to farming, gardening, food, and nutrition. It’s no chemicals, manual harvesting and working very closely with nature to make wine.
The wine I tried was from Montirius a family owned vineyard in the southern Rhône valley, with appellations covering Vacqueyras, Gigondas and Côtes du Rhône.
I was amazed by the intensity, quality and how superbly balanced the wine was. It had beautiful notes of raspberry, cherry, hints of white pepper and smooth silky tannins.
The blend is 50% Grenache, 50% Syrah- so has a great balance of both fruitiness and spice and intensity.
At £30 a bottle it is on the pricier side but given it’s biodynamic and genuinely splendid I think it’s a great shout. Also, it’s definitely going on my vineyards to visit next year!