Organic Champagne

Champagne Bio

As part of our consumption, we are more and more attentive to the culture of products that we have in our glasses and plates. Champagne doesn’t escape to this rule or consumption. 

Difference between organic and traditional champagne 

When we talk about organic champagne, we often talk about biodynamics. What is the difference between these two terms? Let’s talk about organic wine first. It is in the use of products like herbicides and pesticides that organic wines are regulated. When we talk about “organic wines” label , neither of them are allowed. 

It is a European specification that determines the restrictions and alternatives available to winemakers opting for organic farming and who wish to obtain official “certification AB” ( wich means Organical Agriculture in french) . Choosing to become organic means turning to a viticulture that must preserve the biological balance of the earth and plants with natural products.

Biodynamics goes even further than the “AB label”. Biodynamics is a specific cultivation method that takes into account various biological aspects in wine culture, such as the magnetic influence of the moon, the earth or the sun in the growth of vines and ground treatment. It also takes into account the minerals and the plants which are in contact with the ground in the most natural way possible and to obtain a breathing ground. The biodynamic wines are therefore closer to nature. The imposed calendar and specifications are quite strict and their goals are to give back the hand to nature.

A traditional champagne will therefore come from agriculture called “classic“, without necessarily taking into account the parameters detailed above, and therefore from vineyards and ground that have been treated with pesticides more or less intensively  depending on the wishes of the House of champagne. 

Our goal is not to say that this or that champagne is better because it is organic or not. As we have just explained, it is a different culture, always respecting nature and meeting a list of standards to follow.

Organic champagne houses

In recent years, the craze for consumption more respectful of the environment has had a certain impact on the world of champagne and some champagne houses. They were precursors on their culture of wine philosophy. 

Here are some houses that produce organic champagne:

  • De Sousa: This house is certified organic since 2010, and offers fifteen organic champagnes of different types and containers. With De Sousa you will learn about organic champagne gently with a wealth of exceptional aromas.
  • Fleury: The Fleury house has been practicing biodynamics for 30 years now. With its experience, it is cited as an example in this area. These champagnes are of a rare precision.
  • Leclerc Briant: the vineyard is cultivated in Biodynamics and the House offers champagnes of an amazing singularity.

Other houses of are not organic but are gradually turning to a more reasoned agriculture, have decided to offer one of their cuvées specifically Bio such as:

  • The Canard Duchêne house champagne and its cuvée Parcelle 181 certified AB. With its authentic and intense champagnes, it is in 2004 that this house decides to engage themselves in sustainable development.
  • The Besserat House of Bellefon and its cuvée “Triple B”, a Brut Nature champagne of great finesse.

The offer in organic champagne continues to grow every year and we definitely like it. 


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