The Château de Bayle is on the way to biodynamic wine production in the vineyards of a former monastery near Bordeaux.
The Château de Bayle is located on the heights of Targon in the Entre-deux-Mers in the Gironde. The building was built as a Charterhouse in 1756. This historic place was dedicated to viticulture for a long time until it came to a standstill with the abandonment of the monastery.
Only Serge Chauveau (wine lover, geobiologist and bioenergetic) and Claudine Chauveau rediscovered the excellent properties of the 10 hectares of vineyards on a slight slope on clay and calcareous soils.
Serge Chauveau promises we'll make sure the vines get the care they deserve. With biodynamic methods we will accompany the vines, support them, stimulate their health and produce pure organic wine.
On the way there, a winemaker has the task of regenerating the vine through biodynamics.
The vine is a woody liana. It is deeply rooted in the ground and year after year it seeks to rise through its tendrils and wood. It can live a hundred years or more. It is a plant with extreme vegetative power, it is very open and sensitive to its environment. The winemaker tries to channel this plant power rising towards the light.
It's about restoring the diversity of plants and animals. Grass cover between the rows, adapted and limited tillage are the first improvements in the vineyard. By reintegrating hedges and trees, animals find a habitat. That leads to you
living and organic soil.
For this purpose we use biodynamic compost, which is stimulated with herbal preparations to balance and revitalize the soil.
On the one hand the vine is anchored deep in the ground and on the other hand it tries to rise vertically. The use of biodynamic preparations made from horn manure and horn silica is essential. The effect is particularly visible: the horn manure strengthens the formation of roots and promotes better resistance to drought and promotes mineral elements. Horn silica improves the plant's light management by promoting sugar formation and the richness of aromas. This makes the vine more resistant to disease. Over the course of a year, the biodynamic winemaker strengthens the health and resilience of the vines with various herbal teas.
It should accompany the vine, support it, promote health and produce a quality wine that is at the same time an expression of the grape variety, the soil, the year and the winemaker.
The winemaking is of course done according to old tradition. No chemistry! Just a little bit of sulfur is added at the end.
As wine lovers, we wanted to combine our passion with our knowledge, both bioenergy and geobiology. As engineers and teachers, we wanted to reconnect with nature. As a result, there was no getting around biodynamics.
As geobiologists and bioenergetists, we were curious to identify and observe the invisible forces that work both in nature and through the biodynamic preparations.
For us, wine is a union of the forces of light and earth. The mastery of the invisible elements and the alchemical understanding of wine oblige us to produce it in its purest form.
We humbly work the soil and the vine while observing and experimenting with the Tellurium and Cosmic Forces at work.
The know-how and experience we have gained in this area enable us to develop high quality wines.
If we don't see something, it doesn't mean it doesn't exist, says Serge Chauveau. We take care of the soil with geobiology. With bioenergy, people regain their fluidity and lose their discomfort.
Doing one without the other makes no sense.
The cosmic energy comes from the sun, the stars and the moon. The telluric energy comes from the center of the earth and the earth's crust (biotransparency).
Each of the metals contained in the subsurface of our planet is the origin of an invisible network in three dimensions (partitions alternating positive and negative). These energies are invisible but very real. Certain tellurium lines and certain cosmic phenomena can reduce the energy potential of a place and consequently that of the inhabitants. This leads to a significant decrease in the vital field of up to 70% for the resident, depending on the type and polarity of the disturbance. The type, duration of exposure to the phenomena and the location on which a body is located will thus conditioning the symptoms.
Negative effects of telluric energy can be seen on these trees:
Note the uneven growth of these trees. When planting young vines, it is important to avoid locations with these negative energies.