Domaine Ferrer Ribiere, Rousillon
Bruno Ribière owns several small vineyards that make up the domaine, all totally biodynamic, and spread across a huge geographical area that makes harvesting a trial. M. Ribière is completely in tune with biodynamism: everything is governed by phases of the moon. He won’t have stainless steel in the cellar because it is a conductor of electricity and will disrupt moon cycles, so uses polyester tanks instead that allow the wine to move and circulate in rhythm with cycles of the moon. Extreme yes, but Ferrer-Ribière is making some stunning wines with all sorts of original thinking. Some of their vines are over 130 years old.