According to the ancient Greek "esoterikós" (inwardly), the original meaning of the term is a philosophical doctrine accessible only to a limited "inner" circle of people. In general parlance, "esoteric" is now used in a derogatory fashion for a wide range of diverse spiritual and occult teachings and practices for which there are no scientifically substantiated facts. Divination, palmistry, astrology and homeopathy are among the items attributed to esotericism. Also certain methods in the winemaking are counted, whether rightly or wrongly, it is hotly debated.
Proponents of such forms of production are convinced of their success. However, as long as there are no scientific findings with valid, provable and verifiable facts, these procedures can not be recognized. These include certain (but not all) practices of the biodynamic and Bioenergetic viticulture with consideration of moon phases at pruning. fertilization, Control and harvest, as well as the use of music while fermentation and expansion, Also the Bauernregeln are assigned to the field of esotericism. And also have emerging comets like the legendary 1811er vintage of course no influence.
All aids, works and measures in the vineyard during the growth cycle one finds below Weingarten Care, Complete listings of the numerous cellar techniques, as well as a list of the wine-regulated wine, sparkling wine and distillate types are under the keyword winemaking contain. Comprehensive information on wine law is available under the keyword wine law,