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.
Ratings "Pie VI 2016 Red"
R. Parker - Wine Advocate - (91-93) /100
"Full-bodied, velvety and dense, the 2016 Chateauneuf du Pape Excellence Pie VI is a blend of 60% Syrah and 40% Grenache. Plummy and chocolaty, it's almost fudge-like and will likely mature quite quickly."
In the Rhone Valley, or through the most beautiful regions of France and the world, the Maison M. CHAPOUTIER lets the terroir express itself.
nose of ripe fruit, spice and bitter cocoa. Notes of blackberry jelly and aromatic herbs emerge once the wine has had chance to breathe.
soft with velvety tannins on entry, the palate shows a lovely balance of concentration and complexity. The notes of liqueurs and rich juice give way to hints of soft spice and dark chocolate on the finish.
Sommelier's advice: Recommended food pairing: candied pork cheek with chanterelles.
65% Grenache. 35% Syrah.
Lower terraces of the Rhône, old alluvial deposits, pebbles over Creteceous marl.
Vinification in rough concrete tanks. The harvested grapes are totally destemmed. Fermentation with native yeasts. Progressive increase of temperature to 28-30°C. 4-5 weeks’ vatting with minimalist extraction resulting in a passive infusion and stirring of the lees during the last 3 weeks.