Organic wines are very popular these days: as a matter of fact, people have started to turn their faces to organic foods rather than genetically modified foods, as organic products are free of pesticides and any other toxic compounds. Even though these foods may be slightly more expensive, their health benefits certainly overcome their price. The following wines are made from grapes that are certified to be organic, although the entire winery must be certified as well. A wine is considered to be organic if it is 100% natural and it has an extremely low concentration of sulfites, and no fertilizers or pesticides are used for the grapes. Here are some of the most reputable organic wines at the moment:
1. Wines Produced By The Casa Lapostolle
Casa Lapostolle is an organic winery located in central Chile and it produces several notorious organic red wines, including the carmenere (a red grown wine), the Clos Apalta blend or the well-known syrah. Casa Lapostolle relies exclusively on organic growing techniques and syrah is the most affordable variety, as opposed to the other two varieties. The Lapostolle wines are world-class products that can be purchased at affordable prices.
2. The Chateau Maris La Touge Syrah
The Chateau Maris La Touge Syrah is a blend that contains 85% Syrah and 15% Grenache, made entirely from organically grown grapes. This is a biodynamic vegan wine that has a cherry-like aroma, and what makes the Chateau Maris stand out from the crowd is not only the fact that it is made from organic grapes but also the storage conditions, as the special cellars allow the wines to “breathe” and they ensure proper humidity and temperature levels.
Naturalistic wine making is widely spread across France, and so is the biodynamic farming. Basically, biodynamic farming involves the use of draft horses rather than tractors, and the soil is activated naturally instead of using artificial fertilizers. The Chateau Maris La Touge Syrah is a complex wine with a fruity flavor, and it can be purchased for $12-$15 depending on the year of production.
3. Santa Julia Chardonnay Organica
As you may already know, Chardonnay is the most famous white wine grape type, and it is used to produce some of the world’s finest wines. The most popular and appreciated planted varieties of Chardonnay can be found mainly in Australia, Argentina, the United States and France. The Santa Julia Chardonnay Organica is a delicious organic wine produced in the Mendoza area, the largest wine region in the country of Australia.
The Mendoza area is accountable for over 70% of the total wine production of the country, and the Santa Julia Chardonnay Organica is made by the renowned Familia Zuccardi, an impressive family-owned winery that is certified organic. This wine is a dry, white, fruity wine that encompasses different fruit flavors, from pineapple to apple and banana.
4. The Biokult Rose Wine
Produced by Biokult Wein in Austria, the Biokult Rose organic wine involves short maceration time for the optimal rose coloring and the aging period is of 7 months in steel tank. The wine has a 12.5% alcohol ratio and it comes with a pleasant melon/strawberry aroma with a mild lemon flavor, thus making it the perfect beverage for a variety of foods. Biokult Wein is one of the largest producers of high-quality organic wines in Austria, and this wine variety has been a bestseller in Europe over the past several years.
The Biokult wine is a light and versatile rose that has a very goog ageing potential, and it is made exclusively from grapes that have been certified by the USDA National Organic Program as well as by the Austrian Bio Garantie.
5. The Bezinger Organic Wine
Bezinger is a family-owned biodynamic and organic winery located in the Sonoma Valley, California. The wines are certified-sustainable, organic or biodynamic and the grapes used for the production of wine are collected exclusively from certified organic vineyards. The wine is moderately priced as a bottle can be purchased for around $45: it is the perfect choice for those who are looking for a robust wine that bursts with fruity flavors and earthy notes.
The Bezinger winery uses only natural methods to grow its grapes, such as composting to control pests and weeds or crop rotation rather than using synthetic chemicals or pesticides.