WHY WE ♥ ORGANIC?
BIO or ORGANIC is a mindset, it is a culture to live by. Organic farmers believe that a fertile soil and respect for the environment are of crucial importance for humans and animals.
Organic farmers respect the environment through:
Responsible use of energy and natural resources;
- Maintenance of biodiversity;
- Maintenance of regional ecological balances;
- Enhancement of soil fertility;
- Maintenance of water quality;
- Overall respect for nature and the environment.
OUR ORGANIC WINES
We would not be compatible on this market unless we were able to provide you with several types of fine organic European wines. All of our Organic wines are produced according to the strict European regulations, revolving around 4 key points based on the CMO for wine production:
- Using 100% organic farming ingredients: grapes, sugar, alcohol, rectified must concentrate (RMC);
- Restrictions or bans on using certain physical processes (e.g: dealcoholisation, electrodialysis, heating above 70°C aren’t permitted)
- Following a reduced list of winemaking additives and supplements while prioritising organic origin
- Restrictions on total SO2 levels in wines ready for sale.
Winemakers must stick to these requirements to claim organic certification and the European organic label: it’s no longer possible to certify grapes alone. Any mention of “wine made from organically grown grapes” is no longer allowed on wines produced after the 2012 vintage.
PLEASE KEEP IN MIND THAT:
Sulphites have antibacterial and antioxidant properties. This is why they’re used as preservatives, not only in wine but also in many other foods (cured sausage, pickles, dried fruits and vegetables…).
Sulphite addition is permitted in organic winemaking, but in much lower quantities than those permitted for conventional wines. Certified biodynamic wines may also contain added sulphites, but the limits are even lower.
To summarize, and contrary to widespread belief, “organic wine” does not mean “wine without sulphites”. However, it’s entirely possible to make organic wines without added sulphites; many winemakers are choosing to do this.
As always, we want you to stay informed, so if you are interested in learning more about organic farming, please read below: