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BioEthik Passion ♥ June 2022

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Dear customers, colleagues and friends,

Thank you for your enthusiastic feedback on our first edition of BioEthik Passion ♥ in May. We love to keep in touch with you and we’re delighted to share our passion for biodynamic farming. This month, you can find BioEthik Bordeaux in Viti, one of France’s leading magazines for wine growers. As one of the few French biodynamic wine farmers to produce Demeter-certified eggs, I was honored to talk about our free-roaming Gascon hens. What else? Recently, we helped prepare biodynamic treatments with other Bordeaux winegrowers at a special event in Montagne-Saint-Émilion. Our new Demeter-certified fresh herbs have received a warm welcome from our customers, and we plan to make them even more eco-friendly with a cradle-to-cradle approach. Don’t forget, it’s the summer solstice on Tuesday, June 21 – an ideal day to taste wine, according to the biodynamic calendar. And before you go, take a look at the cover crops in our Château de Lardiley vineyard! Wishing you the very best month of June! Vincent. “Let food be thy medicine” – Hippocrates

 

“Selling wine… and eggs” – BioEthik Bordeaux in Viti magazine

Couverture du magazine Viti Leaders du moi de mai 2022

Viti is one of France’s leading magazines for wine growers, so BioEthik Bordeaux was delighted to be featured in an article in its May edition. Our farm is one of the few in France to produce Demeter-certified eggs, chickens and herbs in addition to wine, so Viti wanted to know more about our business model and farming methods. You can read the original article here or our translation into English here.

 

A day preparing biodynamic treatments

Journée de préparations biodynamiques à Château Maison Blanche au Montagne-Saint-Émilion

On May 10, BioEthik Bordeaux attended an Aquitaine Biodynamie event at Château Maison Blanche in Montagne-Saint-Émilion. About 20 biodynamic enthusiasts helped dig up cow horns that had been buried in the autumn, containing manure (turned into compost) or silica (finely ground quartz). After being diluted and stirred, the horn manure preparation is used to activate the soil and the horn silica to stimulate leaf development – two essentials in biodynamic farming.

 

From cradle to cradle: our next frontier

Last month we launched our range of Demeter-certified fresh herbs: basil, chives, coriander, dill, mint, parsley, sorrel, tarragon, thyme and soon verbena.

notre gamme de plantes aromatiques certifiées par Demeter

Everything, from the soil to the plants, has been produced biodynamically and the 1-liter pots are fully recyclable. The only thing that isn’t eco-friendly is the glue on our labels: we’re still looking for that elusive supplier! We also plan to set up a recycling program in the future. For us, a cradle-to-cradle approach is the way forward for circular, responsible products.

 

Try tasting our wine on fruit or flower days!

Wine is a living organism that responds to the rhythms of the moon. That’s the philosophy behind the biodynamic calendar, which is divided into four types of days: root, flower, leaf and fruit. Fruit days, when the moon is in a fire sign (Aries, Leo or Sagittarius), are said to be the best for bringing out the richness of full-bodied red wines like Château Mamin, while flower days, when the moon is in an air sign (Gemini, Libra or Aquarius), accentuate the floral aromas of white wines like Château de Lardiley.

Next fruit days: June 14, 20-23, 30

Next flower days: June 16-18, 25-28

 

Thanks, L’Eau Vive Bidart!

L’Eau Vive Bidart Instagram

In May, we delivered a consignment of wine, organic herbs and Gascon eggs to L’Eau Vive, an organic store in Bidart in the French Basque Country that featured us on their social networks. We love L'Eau Vive Bidart’s focus on local products and their motto: “Here it’s like this: a heart with the hands!”

 

Love it!

Here you can see wheat and field peas growing in our Château de Lardiley vineyard. We’ll keep these cover crops long until just before harvest, since in addition to enriching our biodiversity, they help provide moisture by capturing the morning dew and reducing soil temperature near the surface.


le blé et le pois fourrager qui poussent dans notre vignoble de Château de Lardiley

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