Here at iDealwine, we are a firm supporter of organic and biodynamic wines and our latest fixed-price sale is a celebration of these admirable methods of viticulture. You’ll find a charming selection of some of our top recommendations from the world of organic and biodynamic wine.
We are passionate advocates of responsible viticulture and, although we tend to select organic and biodynamic wines for all our fixed-price sales, we thought it would be fitting to celebrate some of our favourite producers in this field whose wines have redefined attitudes and inspired many. Obtaining organic or biodynamic certification is no easy feat and it doesn’t guarantee excellent taste but when done well, it’s unbeatable. We offer up our top recommendations:
Bordeaux features a selection of our firm favourites: the best cuvées from Clos Puy Arnaud (Côtes-de-Castillon), all equally delicious and made in the ‘Burgundian’ style so renowned of this domain; Haut-Bergey (Pessac-Léognan) – in red and white -, a relatively unknown producer who is nonetheless one of the finest from this appellation; and, of course, the mythic Pontet-Canet (Pauillac), one of the finest signatures in Bordeaux. You’ll also find the second wine from this domain which offers excellent value and drinking pleasure, so much so that it is becoming a collector’s item: Jean-Michel Comme (Pontet Canet’s director) finds all his parcels to be of such outstanding quality that he is no longer producing a second wine. Such was the case with the 2017 vintage where the entire harvest went to making the grand vin. In addition to these three biodynamic signatures, you’ll also find an organic domain: Château Ampélia (Castillon-Côtes-de-Bordeaux). Owned by the Despagne family of Château Grand Corbin-Despagne, this wine is a sound investment at an attractive price.
The choice from Burgundy is immense. We are pleased to offer you the wines from Alex Gambal, a wonderful organic producer, but also those from Albert Bichot and his different domains (Adélie, Domaine du Pavillon, Clos Frantin, Long-Depaquit). From the Côte de Nuits, discover the prestigious Domaine Arlaud (biodynamic since 2014) and its homophone Domaine de l’Arlot as well as numerous other expert producers such as Domaine de la Vougeraie, Henri & Gilles Buisson, Jean Fournier, Bruno Clavelier and Chantal Lescure. Don’t miss the sublime wines from Jean-Louis Trapet and Domaine de Montille, two of the finest signatures in Burgundy. From the Côte de Beaune and the Côte Chalonnaise, the fine whites from Etienne Sauzet are the ultimate reference but the offerings from Domaine Vincent Dancer (Meursault), Comte Armand and Rémi Jobard are not to be missed either. From the Mâconnais, you’ll find delights from the Bret Brothers and their Domaine de la Soufrandière, Frantz Chagnoleau, Guillot-Broux, Les Héritiers du Comte Lafon, Sainte-Barbe, Valette and Nicolas Maillet. If you’re after Chablis, discover Domaine Pattes Loup and Domaine Pico-Race.
The Rhône offers up some prime Châteauneuf-du-Pape, some of which can be difficult to find (such as firm favourite Pierre André). We love the wines from Marcoux, Beaucastel, La Vieille Julienne et Charvin too, all tried and tested by the iDealwine team! From Crozes-Hermitage, try the offerings from Domaine des 4 Vents, Aléofane and Entrfaux, three of the best kept secrets from this region that are worth the detour. From the Ardèche, Domaine des Accoles is the cream of the crop while from the Côte-Rôtie we highly recommend the wines from Stépane Othéguy and Clusel Roch.
We’ve selected only the finest from the Loire: try the cuvées from Xavier Amirault, La Taille aux Loups (Montlouis), Domaine de la Butte (Bourgeuil), Catherine et Pierre Breton and Domaine de la Chevalerie (Bourgeuil), Alphonse Mellot (Sancerre), Domaine des Roches Neuves, François Chidaine, Château Yvonne (Saumur) and Domaine de l’Ecu (Muscadet).
Looking for organic and biodynamic Champagne? We have plenty of characterful bottles in unique styles such as those from Bourgeois-Diaz, De Sousa and Bedel, as well as more classic examples from Marguet, Larmandier-Bernier and Franck Pascal.
There are plenty of organic and biodynamic delights from other regions too. Look after your health and the environment, drink green!
Access the sales catalogue:
08/06/2018 – 11.00am: Bordeaux – Burgundy
08/06/2018 – 11.05am: Loire
08/06/2018 – 11.10am: Rhône
08/06/2018 – 11.15am: Alsace – Champagne
08/06/2018 – 11.20am: Jura – Savoie
08/06/2018 – 11.25am: Other French Regions
08/06/2018 – 11.30am: Non-French Wines