If organic farming and its "AB" label are known to everyone today, biodynamic wine and its "Demeter" label are much less known. And yet, biodynamics is a method of cultivation that pushes the concept of "all natural" even further than organic.
This mode of cultivation seeks symbiosis with nature. Man aims to strengthen organic life and exchanges between the soil and the cultivated plant, with the primary consequence of no longer needing to use chemical products to protect (pesticides) or feed (fertilizers) it.
With biodynamics, the winegrower takes care of the vine, fortifies it, and harvests the fruits, without exhausting it.
For Gérard Bertrand, a fervent defender of the environment, biodynamics is a true philosophy of life. It was in 2002, at the Domaine de Cigalus, that he converted his first vineyard to Biodynamics. Convinced of the benefits of this method of cultivation close to nature, he now applies the principles of biodynamics to all the vines of his estates in Languedoc-Roussillon, which today represent 950 hectares spread over the entire Occitan region.