Biodynamic agriculture: living soil
At Vins de Taller we also use biodynamic agriculture practices because we know that you can only have living soil if it is properly fed. We strive to re-establish the earth’s structural and nutritional balance by feeding it organic matter from our own property, as well as with the help of our neighbouring flocks of sheep.
Reading the classics is always useful: in the 18th century, Olivier de Serres described how “in some regions it is common practice to let ovine animals roam the vineyards right after the harvest”.
We also follow the Moon and the stars natural cycles when we carry out seeding and harvesting tasks. When the Moon is in its last quarter, the roots are at their most active, and therefore it is the time to prune the vines: the new sprouts will be less vigorous but the vineyard will produce more fruit.