Tuesday, July 31, 2012

The Organic Wine Journal: “Schiller Wine Visits Château Beauséjour”

Picture: Organic Wine Journal

Under the title “Schiller Wine Visits Château Beauséjour”, the Organic Wine Journal published on July 19, 1012 an excerpt of an article (with a link to the full article) that had initially been  published on schiller-wine under the title: “Vin Bio de Bordeaux - At Château Beauséjour in AOC Puisseguin-St.Emilion, France”.

The Organic Wine Journal is an online guide to Organic, Biodynamic and Natural Wine. It was was founded in 2006 by Jonathan Russo and Adam Morganstern. The Organice Wine Journal advertises itself as the “The world's leading online resource for organic, natural and biodynamic wines".

Pictures: Christian G.E. Schiller with Gerard Dupuy and his Partner at Chateau Beausejour in Puisseguin

Gerard Dupuy is not one of the 150 or so winemakers in Bordeaux, who produce a premium  Bordeaux that sells en primeur for several hundreds or even thousands of Euros per bottle. No, Gerard is one of the other 18.000 winemakers that are not in the limelight and who have to struggle against the competition of wines from all over the world, including the New World. But Gerard’s wines are interesting and special for at least 2 reasons. He produces – like so many others – good value Petite Bordeaux wines and he makes them organically.

All grapes are organically grown, certified by Ecocert. Gerard Dupuy: “The refusal of chemical treatments at our wineries dates back to their appearance on the market after 1945. We practice the total grass cover. This method allows regulating the ecosystem in a monoculture, while limiting soil erosion. In our vineyards, wild tulips thrive in the vineyard rows in the spring.” The combined vineyard area of Château Beauséjour and Château Langlais is 25 hectares. The average age of the vines is 40 years.




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