When it comes to wine, there’s a lot to love. From the rich, complex flavours to the way it can bring people together, wine is a true delight. But did you know that there’s a type of wine that’s even better for you and the environment? We are talking about organic wine.
First off, let us clear up one thing: just because a wine is labelled as “organic” doesn’t mean it’s automatically delicious. But, in general, wines made from organic grapes tend to have a more distinct and pure flavor. This is because organic grapes are grown without the use of synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, or herbicides. These chemicals can impact the taste of the grapes, so when they are not used, the grapes are able to express their true terroir.
But the benefits of organic wines go beyond just taste. When you choose an organic wine, you’re also choosing a wine that’s better for the environment. Organic vineyards are managed in a way that’s sustainable and respectful of the land. This means that the vineyards are not only better for the grapes, but they’re also better for the animals and insects that live there. Plus, organic vineyards tend to use less water, which is a precious resource in many wine-growing regions.
So, how do you know if a wine is organic? Look for the organic seal on the bottle (like the European Green Star Leaf or USDA), or check for certifications from organizations like Ecocert OR Biodyvin. Keep in mind that wines can also be labeled as “made with organic grapes” or “organic wine,” which means that the grapes used to make the wine were grown organically, but other ingredients may not be.
But don’t just take our word for it. Give organic wines a try and taste the difference for yourself. You might be surprised at how delicious they can be. And remember, when you choose organic, you’re not only treating your taste buds, you’re also doing your part to take care of the planet. Cheers to that!
Check out our range of organic wines here.