Biodynamic wine-making practices say that wine flavors are affected by the position of the moon.
But is that true? It’s a fascinating answer, and we will provide more information below.
Have you ever tried to taste the same wine twice, and the second time it tasted better than the first time (or vice versa)? To start answering the question of why that happens, read this article from The Independent magazine.
A biodynamic calendar has been developed by Maria Thun (1922 – 2012) that we follow in our own production. Depending on the moon position, she could understand the best days for the sowing of seeds and other products in agriculture.
She first published this philosophy in the 1950s, categorizing days as “fruit,” “flower,” “leaf,” or “root” days, according to the positions of the moon and stars. And that influenced not only the sowing of seeds, but also the taste of wine.
If you drink wine on the day of fruits and flowers, it will indeed have a better, more intense, and full–bodied taste; it will be more expressive compared to tasting the same wine on the days of roots and leaves. This is due both to the reaction of the wine and our body to the moon cycles.
More information can be found in this BBC article.
However, this theory has been disclaimed as well. Try for yourself and decide in following Maria Thun’s calendar works for you and your palate.