At WineOnline.ca, organic wine holds a special place. We appreciate the widespread appeal of organic wines and work with wineries around the world to bring our clients the top organic wines.
There is as wide a variety of organic wine types as there is of “conventional” wine types. Organic red and rosé wines are made with familiar varietals such as Cabernet, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese, Grenache, Cinsaut, Syrah, Merlot, Tempranillo, Rolle, Malbec and Pinot Noir Gropello, Marzemino, Pinot Noir and Zweigelt. Organic white and sparkling wines are primarily made from white grape varietals such as Chardonnay, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc Sémillon and Pinot Grigio.
What exactly differentiates an organic wine from a conventional wine? Organic wine of course uses organically farmed grapes. For the fermentation and production of organic wine, preservatives like sulfites are not allowed at all in the United States. In the European Union the addition of sulphites in organic wine is permitted, but at lower rates than in conventional wine production.
People drink organic wine for lots of reasons. Some don’t want synthetic additives. Some appreciate that organic wines have less sugar and lower alcohol content. The environmentally conscious appreciate supporting sustainable organic farming and production methods. And for some it’s about taste. In a UCLA study of 75,000 wine reviews, organic wine came out on top in terms of taste.
Here’s an interesting tidbit. A number of conventional producers actually use sustainable, organic methods but choose not to go for the “organic” designation. Go figure.
Receive the best of all worlds. Feel comfortable about what you are drinking. Be happy you are supporting sustainability. And best of all, enjoy the quality. You and many, many others.
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