Organic wine! What does it mean and where do we start? The first thing to remember about Organic wine is that there is a difference between wine made from organically cultivated grapes and wine that is made organically. It is for this reason that it is sometimes difficult to pick out organic wines from simply looking at the label. Wines made from organically cultivated grapes
Odfjell CarignanThese are wine produced from grapes grown on vineyards that are free from man-made fertilisers and pesticides, instead the vineyard use natural methods of pest control and vine management to encourage a healthy crop of grapes. These wines are not always certified as organic, and so there is nothing obvious on the label to indicate this. A good example in our range is the Odfjell Orzada Carignan. Deep and rich on the palate, this wine displays a wealth of aromas, including cherry liqueur, liquorice, and black fruits and is an elegant wine with a juicy palate, an abundance of ripe tannins and a long complex finish. It is fantastic with our new range of British Venison charcuterie, or our Welsh blue cheese Perl Las. Wines that are made organically
MilHistorias BobalThese are wines in which the winemaker does not add sulphur dioxide to the wine during the wine making process. Sulphur Dioxide is important to many winemakers as it ensures the wine maintains its quality and flavour so that it tastes as it should for the consumer. It is also worth noting that organic wines do still have some sulphites added to them, just in much lower quantities. These wines are generally 'certified' as organic. Mil Historias Bobal is a stunning example of a great quality organic wine from our range. Rich in texture, well rounded, full of fruit and herbaceous notes, this wine delivers on every level. The nose is enticingly full of black current and violet notes, the palate is so smooth and balanced, and the finish is long with notes of black pepper and spice. Organic doesn't mean sulphite free, and organically grown grapes may not always result in organically made wine, but one thing is for sure, if you buy at Whitmore and White, you always get great quality.