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Bordeaux’s wild side: Top biodynamic and organic producers to look for

As they endeavour to maximise vineyard expression, an increasing number of Bordeaux producers are eschewing chemicals and adopting biodynamic practices, finds Simon Woolf…

‘Modern viticulture has probably suppressed bad wine, but it has totally erased greatness,’ laments Jean-Michel Comme, director at Château Pontet-Canet. ‘I aim for greatness, even if I sometimes only achieve “very good”.’ So runs his concise argument for biodynamics and minimal intervention, a statement he distils towards the end of an intense four-hour interview.


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