Why Big Red Diary?

experimental margaux…

Okay – clearly we are not talking about Burgundy, but Chris Kissack’s series of articles about the experiments conducted by Château Margaux over the last ten years make for compelling reading.

Great work from Chris, who seems to have exclusivity on this (so far)…
Image copyright of (and stolen from) thewinedoctor.com

Remarkably, Pontallier confesses that he can’t see any differences between the biodynamic and the other vines; this is a fascinating statement as it is at odds with what I have heard from many vignerons in the Loire who have converted to biodynamics, who often describe increased vigour, greener leaves and thicker stems. It seems the biodynamic consultant that directs the care of these vines can see clear differences, but he is looking “with religious eyes” says Pontallier.

Probably here was once an opposing view, or perhaps ‘balancing’ would be a better word.

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