Château Lamery and the basics by Rudolf Steiner

Château Lamery and the basics by Rudolf Steiner

In 1998 nam Jacques Broustet  de wijngaard en het wijn maken van zijn vader over. Maar het zou nog tot 2006 duren voordat hij alle chemische bestrijdingsmiddelen in de ban zou doen om over te gaan tot een volledig biodynamisch beleid. Op dat moment bestond de wijngaard ruim 70 jaar. (Sinds 1935).

 Deze manier van werken brengt alles dichter bij de natuur en geeft de bodem de tijd te herleven, na jaren van de chemische teloorgang waar deze onder heeft geleden.

 Ook de manier van wijnmaken heeft Jacques aangepast op zijn biodynamisch zijn. Alle handelingen die nodig zijn om de most in wijn te veranderen zijn tot het minimale beperkt.  Alleen zo kan hij de wijn’s oorsprong ten volle  bewaren zoals de druiven dat bedoeld hebben.

 Alles zo natuurlijk mogelijk. Van het maken tot het opvoeden van de wijn in de eiken vaten. Pure wijn!

Chateau Lamerie mosaBij de wijngaarden die men al in bezit heeft is in 2011 één hectare cabernet gekomen ( – franc en – sauvignon) en dit jaar 2 kleinere wijngaarden – absoluut schoon – waarvan één perceel met 42 jaar oude malbec en één met 12 jaar oude merlot. De toekomst is goed verzekerd hier mee!

Ook in Nederland kennen we een voorvechtster van pure, eerlijke en biologisch of biodynamisch gemaakte wijnen! Weet jij dan wie we bedoelen? Ze behoort tot het zeldzame ras der Magisters van Nederland. De laatste letter van haar voornaam is goed voor twee posities van ons zomerspel ‘Franse wijnen met stijl’! En wij hopen dat ze in Studio Smaak van Wijn een masterclass wil geven in 2015 over dit boeiende onderwerp!

Wijn gemaakt door Broustet, vlak bij Bordeaux, is fris en fruitig! Vol van de smaak van de druiven! Hier zijn eigen verhaal:

Respect from nature and terroir!

The domaine located 50 kms southeast of Bordeaux has been in the Broustet family since 1935.

Surrounding the two centuries old residence, lies the south facing vineyard of three hectares of well drained sandy-clay soil.

The vines, aged from 20 to over 70 + years are planted at 1.80 and 2 metres (6 and 6.5ft wide rows), with 5,200 vine plants per hectare on average. Each individual vine, therefore, bears a small amount of fruit that can be harvested when very ripe and sweet resulting from a rich field of leaves created by the high number of vines plants. The three classic Bordeaux grape varieties – Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot – are joined by Cot, aka Malbec (now every well known in Argentina).

The Semillon (0,22 hectare) gives our sweet white wine its power and aromas.

Biodynamie

In 2006, I gave up classical viticulture and vinification with their chemical products and fertilizers in order to get closer to nature (working the land, treating the vineyard with “herbal teas” and preparations based on natural products for the vine etc), and closer to the cosmos (work carried out according to the position of the planets around us).

After harvesting by hand, that allows rigorous sorting, vinification is carried out with a bare minimum of sulphur, followed by maturing on the lees of the fermented juice only, with no addictives, in 6 and 7 year old oak barrels.

No barrel topping, no racking for 9 months, and no fining or filtration is applied to this natural wine. A sediment deposit may form at the bottom of the bottle. This is part of the natural evolution of the wine that has kept all its natural elements. This deposit does not affect the taste or quality of the wine in any way. When serving, pour the wine slowly, keeping the bottle as still as possible.

The basics of biodynamic were set out by Rudolf Steiner in 1924. This demanding and time consuming method restores life to the soil and gives real meaning to the word terroir. It means we have the pleasure of offering you a product that is truly natural and that will bring you good health and enjoyment.

As with all wines you really love, you will enjoy drinking this red from as an aperitif and throughout a meal.

However, because of its rich, tannic texture, you and your dinner guests will find this wine to be particularly enjoyable with poultry and game, red meat – grilled and with a sauce, a good leg of lamb, as well as a vast range of mushrooms and cheeses.

Vegetarians and vegans can be assured that no animal product whatsoever has come into contact with the grapes or the wine.

My name and address printed on the label symbolise my commitment to the quality of my products. You can drink them with enjoyment, with moderation and in all safety, without fear of headache or upset stomach.

What about friends and family near and far ? …
Perhaps they too would enjoy drinking wine !

Your health and daily drinking pleasure

Various, extensive medical studies, carried out in a number of countries, have shown that wine drinkers have a mortality risk lower than that of other people affected by cardiovascular disease, despite a diet richer in fat,

Particularly in the Southwest of France. The Americans refer to this as the « French Paradox ».

pijlBron: Jacques BROUSTET
Château Lamery
Respect de la Nature et du Terroir – Biodynamie
2  route de Gaillard
33490  SAINT PIERRE D’AURILLAC