Biodynamics & respect for the living
Domaine des Roches Neuves has been using biodynamic methods to produce its wines since 2004. Thierry Germain fine-tuned the winery’s biodynamics to fully integrate the method and adapt it to his terroir, beliefs, and profound feelings.
Implemented with common sense and a positive intention, biodynamics completely and naturally matches the Domaine des Roches Neuves philosophy.
The biodynamic approach consists of understanding the plant, reading nature and guiding, assisting, and respecting it to the greatest extent possible, thus fostering soil life.
This is expressed by rolling grapevines, a continuous focus to achieve natural biodiversity rather than induced, and the partial use of animal traction.
Domaine des Roches Neuves seeks to balance the environment, nature, and the global relationship between people, vegetation, and animals. Balance is also a factor when finding the perfect symbiosis between each plot’s terroir and its grapevines. Constantly stiving for balance to determine the right maturity of grape skin that will preserve the vines’ natural minerality and tensions.
The underlying emotional aspect is central for Domaine des Roches Neuves. We go where our senses take us in our approach to caring for grapevines, as well for winemaking. Listening to our feelings, we taste the fruit to determine harvest time. We accompany our wines to the ultimate balance while exploring different types of containers to bring out the fullest expression. With minimal handling, we listen to our wines to deliver authentic vintages that reveal the true identity of the variety, terroir, and winemaker.