We were really excited to try a truly Biodynamically produced wine. Biodynamic farming goes a few steps beyond organic farming in that the time of month, the moon’s cycle and certain planting and harvesting days are imperative to producing the best, highest quality fruits and vegetables. Vinoculture is no exception here.
However, this red 2010 is not particularly mature, developed or interesting. Basically it tastes like grape juice with alcohol content. It lacks a back bone, is tannin free and has no discernible flavor palette. But it is biodynamic, organic and grown without pesticides. A little disappointing.
Even though we were disappointed with the lack of character in the red Dynamic wine we still pushed forward and bravely tested the 2011 Dynamic white. Fortunately we were happy we did so. This turned out to be absolutely delicious with strong honey flavors thanks to the 65% Sauvignon Blanc grape which apparently was picked at the height of its’ sugars. The 35% Chardonnay grape lends maturity, an oakiness and supports the excellent honey and honeysuckle flavors without making the wine overly cloying. It has terrific mouth feel and weight and is fantastic with chicken, seafood and will hold its’ own with cream sauces.
Loved this wine.
Viognier is a rare and lush grape with a golden hue and amazing floral scents. Honey Moon, really delivers those incredible aromas of peaches, apricots and honeysuckle flowers. I had this wine when I first met my love and it is aptly named.
An unbelievable deal.
Lovely, sexy and fresh. It is aromatic without being overly perfumey. Great sipping wine and is consistently refreshing and delicious. Really fantastic with seafood, hot or cold. Perfect for brunch. do not forget this wine just because we are heading towards serious fall. Tonight I had it with marinated teriyaki chicken breast tenders and a stir fry of broccoli, carrots, shiitake mushrooms, onions and ginger.
Held its’ own.