Wine: Chile in tune with its roots

Biodynamic is not merely an approach to agriculture: it is an all-embracing approach to life, writes Tomás Clancy.

12th October, 2013
A wine cellar at the Matetic estate in Chile. Photo: Thinkstock

There is something almost irresistible about lapsing into a little slice of 1960s counter-culture when you meet, talk and taste with a devotee of the new God of post-industrial agriculture, biodynamics.

Biodynamic is not merely an approach to agriculture, it is an all-embracing approach to life - something approaching the Aristotelian idea of a life well lived.

For some, the idea (originally developed by Austrian philosopher Rudolf Steiner) is seen as one adopted by flower-power...

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