*Come on a wine & food tour with us!* --- Interview with Christine Saurel of Domaine Montirius vineyards. Domaine Montirius is located in the southern Rhone valley, in Gigondas and in Vacqueyras. The winery is owned and run by Christine and Eric Saurel, a young couple who have moved the vineyards to biodynamic culture. It is 58 hectares of vineyard in appellation controllee Gigondas, Vacqueyras and Cotes du Rhone, and some Vin de Pays. Eric and Christine have a fascinating story to tell - moving from traditional farming to organic to biodynamic; choosing to leave a long time relationship with the cooperative and start out as an independent winegrower. . . Christine tells the story of how Montirius came to work with first organic farming and then the biodynamic principles (based on Rudolf Steiner's theories). She explains some of the things it means: how you do it what kind of treatments you do, what difference it makes etc.
PART 4: WHAT ARE THE BASES FOR BIODYNAMIC CULTURE AND FARMING?
What's the difference between organic and biodynamic farming? What are the preparations that are used? - Several different. For example: 500 with cow dung that transforms into a sort of humus 501 based on quarts powder The preparations are used in minute quantities by mixing with water and spraying in the vineyards. http://www.montirius.com/
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