Category Archives: biodynamic

Champagne harvest – the bioenergetic cuvée Liberance en primeur at Franck Pascal

My last visit this harvest season was at Franck and Isabelle Pascalle in Baslieux-sous-Chatillon. I arrived at the same time as the last grapes for the day. Franck and Isabelle have been farming biodynamically since 2002 and for the last … Continue reading

Posted in biodynamic, bioenergy, Champagne, Champagne harvest 2015 | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Champagne harvest 2015 – a day in the vineyard and winery with the Lahaye family

On Wednesday I spent the day with the Lahaye family. After lunch Benoit first took me to the Argentière vineyard where we checked on the ripeness, before joining his pickers in the youngest part of the Jardin de la Grosse … Continue reading

Posted in biodynamic, Caroline's Champagne, Champagne, Champagne harvest 2015 | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Champagne Harvest 2015- beautiful biodynamic grapes at Bourgeois Diaz and Françoise Bedel

     Yesterday I sPent the day in Croutes sur Marne, the last village of the Vallée de la Marne when driving to Paris. It is a rare village with 2 biodynamic producers – seeing there only are 25 certified … Continue reading

Posted in biodynamic, Caroline's Champagne, Champagne, Champagne harvest 2015, organic | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Champagne Harvest 2015 – picking Pinot Noir for Vouette and Sorbée

  Yesterday afternoon Bertrand Gautherot’s team were picking Pinot Noir in the Vouette vineyard. I love Bertrand’s Vouette vineyard as you can really see the Kimmeridgean terroir, lots of limestone pebbles in the clay :-)  Bertrand feels that this clay and … Continue reading

Posted in biodynamic, Caroline's Champagne, Champagne, Champagne harvest 2015, organic | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

The Grand Cru worthy Terroir of the Aube

The Cote des Bar has always been a little stand alone in the Champagne region. The fact that the region is located on the other side of the plains, about a 150 km south of Epernay has probably something to … Continue reading

Posted in biodynamic, Champagne, terroir | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Organic wine bashing – why I feel it is wasted energy in more ways than one

This morning I read yet another thread of organic and biodynamic growing bashing on Facebook, this time in the so called enlightened “The science of French wine” group. The discussion started by somebody posting a link to a study which … Continue reading

Posted in biodynamic, organic, social media, wine marketing | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Terroir Champagne: my book project through crowd funding

On October 20th I have launched a crowd funding campaign to try and raise €10,000 to self publish the first book on environmentally friendly Terroir Champagne. The tittle of the book says it all: Terroir Champagne: the Luxury of Sustainable, … Continue reading

Posted in biodynamic, Caroline's Champagne, Champagne, organic, terroir | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Natural Wine by Isabelle Legeron

I very rarely publish a book review here, in fact I believe this is the first time ever that I want to share a book on this blog… The reason is very simple, Isabelle Legeron‘s Natural Wine book completely blew … Continue reading

Posted in biodynamic, Natural Wine, organic, terroir | Tagged , | Leave a comment

One Step Beyond – Franck Pascal’s Bio-energetic Champagne

At the beginning of June I spent my birthday learning all about bio-energetic Champagne at Franck Pascal‘s. Franck and Isabelle had invited me together with the staff of La Truffiere, a Michelin starred Parisian restaurant, to share their 20 year … Continue reading

Posted in biodynamic, bioenergy, Caroline's Champagne, Champagne, terroir | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

#ChampagneHarvest13:the making of Rosé de Saignée

Rosé Champagne is a small but growing part of the market and in the last twenty years it has become part of the portfolio of just about every Champagne producer. Most Champagne rosés are made by adding a small percentage … Continue reading

Posted in #champagneharvest13, biodynamic, Champagne, rosé | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment