Thomas Block SV Grenache (Organic)
- Grape: Grenache
- Country : Australia, Mclaren Vale
- Type : Red
- ABV : 13%
6 in stock
Tasting notes: Thomas Block SV Grenache (Organic)
Vibrant red with purple hues. A perfumed nose with hints of raspberries, mulberries and a touch of French oak. Light to medium bodied wine with a soft, juicy mid palate and a pleasant influence of whole bunch and stalk, plum richness and elegant tannins.
Food Pairing: Thomas Block SV Grenache (Organic)
Pairs well with grilled, stewed and braised meats like beef, veal, pork, chicken and of course game. Grenache holds up well to hearty dishes like cassoulet and it’s a good match for less spicy styles of Asian cooking. The grape enjoys worldwide popularity in numerous growing areas.
In a time of drastic climate change, global warming, and all-around meteorological chaos, we all seek to be a little bit “greener.” We buy organic produce, shop with reusable tote bags, and recycle just a bit more than we used to. With sustainability and natural movements front and center in our minds, these
conscientious practices are becoming more prevalent in the agricultural world, too. You may be familiar with what organic farming entails, but many of us are still wondering what exactly that weird, biodynamic movement is that so many farmers seem to be putting into practice.
In its simplest terms, Paxton describes biodynamics as “the most advanced form of organic farming”. The official definition of biodynamic farming according to the Biodynamic Farming and Gardening Association is “a spiritual-ethical-ecological approach to agriculture, gardens, food production and
nutrition.” Biodynamic wine is made with a set of farming practices that views the farm or vineyard as one solid organism. The ecosystem functions as a whole, with each portion of the farm or vineyard contributing to the next. The idea is to create a self-sustaining system. Natural materials, soils, and
composts are used to sustain the vineyard. Chemical fertilizers and pesticides are forbidden for the sake of soil fertility. A range of animals from ducks to horses to sheep live on the soil and fertilize it, creating a rich, fertile environment for the vines to grow in. Biodynamic farming also seeks sustainability, or leaving the land in as good or better shape as they found it for future generations. Some of these practices are proven scientifically, like organic practices. But despite the scientificsounding name, some of the biodynamic practices are harder to prove scientifically. “A part of the scientific community looks at the [biodynamic] method with skepticism and marks it as dogmatic,” writethe authors of a 2009 study in the Journal of Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems. It’s been tough to isolate the biodynamic features, making it tough to study how they are affecting yields. But the 2009 study concluded that further study was needed, though a fair share of the available studies show that biodynamic farming did have an impact on yield, soil quality, and biodiversity. Biodynamic preparations were also found to express a “positive environmental impact in terms of energy
use and efficiency.”