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The Sorcerer and his assistant….

Friday, May 9th, 2014

For many, scepticism hangs over the quality of natural, biodynamic and to a lesser extent organic wines and until now I wasn’t too sure either. The protectionist in me loves the philosophy of organic but my business side says it’s too risky. The sceptic in me thinks biodynamics is too hocus-pocus to reap any decent results but the fairy-princess in me argues that magic must exist. As for natural wines well the mind boggles. So loose is the definition that the first of many questions asked is what does that make all other wines? Unnatural?

The fact however is that there is a growing movement in the wine world for ethically and environmentally aware wines made by winemakers whose livelihood depends on it, who are not peace-out hippies but are simply intelligent and thoughtful in the way they farm their grapes and produce their wines. Le Soula, from Roussillon’s highest altitude vineyards, 45km west of Perpignan, have shown me that and are proof that while magic may not exist in the purest form it is most certainly in the air. ………

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