In 1999, the Domaine de La Pinte made a courageous choice by converting its entire surface to organic viticulture. Since 2009 we have taken a new step by practicing Biodynamics on our 34 ha. We would like to invite you to share this new adventure. Here is a little explanation on the fundamental principles of this type of culture, often a little vague for each of us. First of all, it is a question of answering a frequently asked question: but what is the difference between organic farming and biodynamics. Organic viticulture is primarily concerned with respecting the environment: the land, the vines, the working methods. It applies to use natural products called "organic". Biodynamic cultivation is a deepening of this approach, the foundations of which appeared in Germany in 1924 with Rudolf STEINER. It aims to restore the plant to its role as an actor in its own life, capable of reacting by itself in its environment (terroir). The plant regulates itself and is therefore healthier. The term “bio-dynamics” originates from two Greek words “bios” (life) and “dynamis” (energy). Biodynamics is the awareness of the interactions of everything with everything: the plant and its soil, the plant with air, soil and air, water and soil, water and air, men and the plant, men and the soil etc… Biodynamics also requires a fairly subtle exchange between the women and the men who work in the vines, the plants, the soil. A biodynamic vineyard is a living organism where each element that makes up this organism has its importance: the soil, the plant, and the work of humans. It is the very definition of a terroir.
Born from the Celtic "ar" and "bos" meaning "fertile land", the Arbois appellation was the first French AOC to date. It is also today the first in the Jura in terms of its production volume, of the order of 45,000 hectoliters per year.
Terroir of ARBOIS:
Born from the Celtic "ar" and "bos" meaning "fertile land", the Arbois appellation was the first French AOC to date. It is also today the first in the Jura in terms of its production volume, of the order of 45,000 hectoliters per year. This appellation is spread over 13 municipalities with a total of 843 hectares. The five grape varieties authorized in the Jura can claim the Arbois AOC which produces around 70% of Jura red wines and 30% of whites. Indeed, the reds dominate in terms of surface area and production on this favorable terroir. In a tormented relief comprising limestone scree, the soil consists of very deep iridescent marl, clay-siliceous and compact.
Located at an average altitude of 462 m, the village of Pupillin is part of the Arbois appellation. Its wine terroirs are based on a complex superposition of marly layers (from Lias or Triassic) and more or less hard limestone strata (limestone with grypheus on the Fonteneille plateau) or collapsed.