The European regulation on organic farming covers not only the production and processing but also the control and packaging of organic food. A product may claim the word ‘organic’ when the rules specific to organic production defined in one of the regulations recognized by the European Community are complied with, and the operator has obtained a valid certificate for that product. To this end, each operator undertakes to be controlled at each stage of the production chain by an independent third party accredited according to the ISO 65 standard, such as ECOCERT. Our Spanish wines are certified by the regional organization CAECyL, Public Control Authority for Organic Production of Castilla y León, itself mandated by the Spanish National Accreditation Body.
BIODYNAMICS WORKS FOR: feed the earth and men, respect the living, the rhythms and the terroir, strengthen soil life and plant health, create balanced farm property. Demeter is a reference to the Greek Goddess of grain and fertility. The Demeter certification program was established in 1928, and as such was the first ecological label for organically produced foods. Demeter products have a double certification: they are controlled and certified organic according to the European specifications and according to the Demeter specifications. Demeter biodynamic certification is used in over 50 countries, it guarantees the respect of the biodynamic principles on farm property and during the transformation of the products.
"More structured, concentrated and backward, the inky-colored 2013 Saint Joseph le Clos is a longer-term prospect. Possessing a serious feel in its dark fruits, cassis, charcoal and smoked-earth aromas and flavors, it's full-bodied on the palate, with lots of rocky, mineral-like qualities, juicy acidity and rock-solid length on the finish. Give bottles 2-4 years and enjoy through 2032."
Vinous - 93/100
"Bright violet. A powerful, expressive bouquet evokes fresh dark berries, incense and candied flowers, and an exotic Indian spice nuance builds in the glass. Offers palate-staining boysenberry and bitter cherry flavors that open up and become spicier with air. Lush yet vibrant in character, displaying seamless texture and a sexy, lingering floral note on the impressively long, smoke-accented finish."
Jancis Robinson - 17,5/20
La Revue du Vin de France - 15/20
In the Rhone Valley, or through the most beautiful regions of France and the world, the Maison M. CHAPOUTIER lets the terroir express itself.