Welcome to wine on the frontline where in this episode we discuss Biodynamics & Ancient Soils in the context of producing fine wine in a changing climate
In this interview with award-winning winemaker, Peter Fraser of Yangarra Estate, McLaren Vale, in Australia, we discuss how using organic and biodynamic techniques has boosted biodiversity and, hopefully, resilience against climate extremes in the vineyard.
Tasting Yangarra Wines
I also taste four wines: the 2020 Blanc, a blend of 5 Rhone grape varieties, the 2019 Noir, a blend of 6 Rhone varieties, the 2018 Old Vine Grenache and the 2019 PF Shiraz, all organic and biodynamically produced.
Blueprint for Agriculture
With so much focus on farming practice and how agriculture needs to find ways to boost ecosystems, Peter offers great insights into why careful conversion is very much about trialling and learning about what works and what doesn’t.
The quest here is to produce a win-win for us, the consumers, for the wine producer, and for the complex lifeforms that underpin our own existence.
Peter working the vines with viticulturist Michael Lane
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