The Spirit of Burgundy Deli

“The whole nature is image, language, colorful hieroglyph. However, we are neither prepared nor accustomed to really observe it, despite the high development of our natural sciences. To read it requires innocence and simplicity.” Hermann Hesse

Organic wines

  The soil and the plants are free of pesticide and herbicide. Eco-friendly way of growing.

– Respect the harmony of the vegetative cycle of the vine.

More tasty wines, preserving the taste of terroir

– Reduction of sulfur dioxide (sulphites)

From the last century most of the vineyard has been planted in the wrong way. The vineyard was extended without taking in account the soil topografy because chemistry and amendments palliated all the deficits of the soil. In France, the vine growing production  represents 14% of the global pesticides used on the territory  (Source INRA 2010) for less than 4% of the agricultural area. Conventional viticulture is one of the most pesticide-intensive crops.

Organic producers are free of pesticide and herbicide, they are working in a eco-friendly atmosphere trying to find the best solution for their soil, their, plants, their wines. 

They act preventively. 

A simple rain can rinse these contact products. The vine growers seek to favor the plant and animal species as well as the life of the grounds to favor the natural ecosystem. For this, it is necessary to start by asking the right questions: Is the soil propitious to the vine production?

What is the exposure of the soil?

Working in harmony with the vegetative cycle of the vine restores the positive effects into the wines. Organic wines are tastier and offer a better presence in the mouth thanks to the acidity and aromas of the fruit that bring balance.

A great organic vinegrower as to be a fine winemaker too. Into the cellar, they try to preserve what they consider to be the signature of the ground, the taste of this terroir. The organic winemaker also has a finer management of sulfur dioxide in the wine. Indeed, the abuse of sulfur damages the work done upstream to protect the taste of the grapes. Without a big addition of sulfur, we discover a truly limpid taste, a surprising tannin delicacy, a concentration without any aggressiveness. Organic and biodynamic winemakers are therefore imposing SO2 ceilings two to three times lower than the legal standards.

Before service, biodynamic wines should be open and aerated a few minutes before  tasting to let them wake up.

Biodynamic wines

– The logical application of the organic principles

A better understanding of the laws of life and astral forces

– Restore the vitality of the soil thanks to natural traitments

The working frequency is limited to the appropriate times

The vine growers “energize” the plant and its environment (land and air) by projecting in very small quantities preparations from natural products (cow horns, silica, quartz and plant decoctions) and assembled using complex methods.

Because these preparations are administered to the plant according to the cycle of the stars, the biodynamic winemakers rather claim a good ancestral sense, evoke the known influence of the moon on the tides and the men, a will to reduce sulfur and copper, a gustatory progress and also a philosophy of life. It should be noted that biodynamic preparations are administered in very small proportions to the plant, in homeopathic doses. On the certification side, two associations, Demeter and Biodyvin, control the candidate areas and award the biodynamic label on the basis of strict specifications.

It is the thinker and philosopher, Rudolf Steiner (1861-1925) who established the foundations of this movement also called anthroposophy.

Before service, biodynamic wines should be open and aerated a few minutes before  tasting to let them wake up.

Burgundy Deli and Carbon Neutrality

– 1st wine sales website to offer carbon-neutral delivery

– Promote responsible and sustainable consumption

– Actor of change for climate justice

– Support for projects respectful for nature and man

Burgundy Deli is the first online wine sales website to be engage in offsetting its carbon-emitting activities. The goal is to put the ecology in the heart of the consciences and to arouse the desire to act concretely by becoming actor of the change for a climate justice. In particular by supporting missions in the environment, waste recovery and energy.

For this, a portion of the transport fees and benefits will be donated to support development projects, more respectful of the land and its inhabitants (agro-forestry, support for the establishment of young producers, environmental protection and improvement living conditions of the population)

We are convinced that ecology is involved in the daily actions of responsible consumption because it teaches us to live together sustainably.

It’s an invitation to a new way of consuming!

 

Professional Expertise and Wine Selection

– Work experience in the best Domains of Burgundy 

– Knowledge in Viticulture and Winemaking

– Selection of Winegrowers and Wines Guarantee

– Confident Purchase and Serene Tasting

Our selection of wines is a family affair but it is guaranteed by the professional wine-making activities of two of our experts : Marina and Philippe. Thanks to their experience in the vine growing and winemaking practices, we can offer you a portfolio that we provide high quality. The wines come from winemakers who really respect their commitments, so you can get with confidence, safety and enjoy with pleasure.

PHILIPPE : Vinegrower and biodynamic technician

Experience:

Vineyard Manager from 1992 to 2000 at Domaine des Comtes Lafon in Meursault,
Appellations: Montrachet, Meursault, Volnay
AB and Biodynamic Testing since 1995

Vinegrower and Biodynamic Representative at Domaine de La Romanée Conti in Vosne-Romanée from 2002
Appellations: Romanée Conti, Richebourg, The Tâche, Montrachet
AB since 1985 and Biodynamic tests since 2000

MARINA : organic & biodynamic winemaker

Experience:

Vinification at Domaine Prieuré Roch
Appellations: Clos de Vougeot, Clos de Beze, Nights St Georges, Vosne Romanée
AB and Biodynamic Testing since 1988

Vinification  at Domaine Dujac
Appellations: Morey St Denis, Gevrey Chambertin, Vosne Romanée
AB trials since 2001, Certification in 2008

Vinification at Domaine de La Romanée Conti

Oversea  winemaking experience in Australia and Sardenia

Today, winemaker at Domaine des Tournels, St Tropez.