Organic wines

Cover crops in Roagna's vineyards

How to be organic 

For years, at least in Europe there was no such thing as organic wine. This is because while there were certifiable standards for farming grapes - or viticulture - there was no equivalent for the winery. Since early 2012 the vinification standards have been in place, which means that, in wines from Europe at least, it is now possible to purchase them organic throughout the production process.

Of course standards for organic wine differ from country to country and across different certifying organisations. In the USA, in order to be sold as organic wine, there must be no added sulphur - an extreme position for most people.

If you want to farm organically, then you have to adhere to a list of permitted preparations that may be used in the vineyard. Additionally for some commonly accepted materials like copper, then the amount you can use is much restricted. It takes three years of work before your land is eligible for certification. And there, right there is a contentious term. Should you certify or not? Lots of producers don't because, they say, they don't want to be known for their organic status but for the quality of their wines. But can or should you believe a grower who says she/he works to organic standards but can't prove it? Also, many people, including us, believe that it is important for producers to gain certification in order to build momentum and encourage more organic viticulture. 

Consider - all wine is a luxury product, so why not encourage premium growing methods?

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Vintage Description Cs Sz Bt Sz Cs Bts Cs ib Cs inc Bt inc
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1x 1cl 3 0 £10.00 £10.00 £10.00 Buy
2012 drink or keep Zind Humbrecht Riesling Clos Windsbuhl
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6x 75cl 0 3 £210.00 £268.07 £49.95 Buy

x 0 3 - - - Buy
ready Dewazakura Omachi ginjo sake
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6x 72cl 0 4 - £216.00 £36.00 Buy
ready Seitoku junmai ginjo sake
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6x 72cl 1 1 - £186.00 £31.00 Buy
ready Kamoizumi Umeshu plum sake
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6x 72cl 0 0 - £216.00 £36.00 Buy
2014 ready Zind Humbrecht Riesling Clos Windsbuhl
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6x 75cl 3 4 £210.00 £268.07 £49.95 Buy
2017 drink or keep Negly La Falaise (Languedoc-La Clape)
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6x 75cl 3 1 £90.00 £124.07 £23.95 Buy
2012 young Salvioni Brunello di Montalcino
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6x 75cl 0 4 - £610.07 £115.00 Buy
2015 drink or keep Zind Humbrecht Zind Vin de Table
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6x 75cl 0 1 £75.00 £106.07 £19.95 Buy
2015 drink or keep Zind Humbrecht Pinot Gris Clos Windsbuhl
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6x 75cl 1 0 £195.00 £250.07 £49.95 Buy
2015 drink or keep Zind Humbrecht Riesling Clos Hauserer
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6x 75cl 1 3 £165.00 £214.07 £39.95 Buy
2017 drink or keep Chapoutier Schieferkopf Riesling Berg
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6x 75cl 0 1 £120.00 £160.07 £29.95 Buy
2017 drink or keep Chapoutier Schieferkopf Riesling Buehl
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6x 75cl 0 3 £120.00 £160.07 £29.95 Buy
2017 drink or keep Chapoutier Schieferkopf Riesling Fels
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6x 75cl 1 0 £135.00 £178.07 £33.95 Buy
2016 drink or keep Zind Humbrecht Zind Vin de Table
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6x 75cl 2 0 £65.00 - - Buy
2016 drink or keep Zind Humbrecht Pinot Gris Clos Windsbuhl
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6x 75cl 1 0 £195.00 £250.07 £49.95 Buy
2016 drink or keep Zind Humbrecht Riesling Clos Hauserer
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6x 75cl 1 0 £150.00 - - Buy
2016 drink or keep Zind Humbrecht Riesling Clos Windsbuhl
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6x 75cl 3 0 £195.00 - - Buy
2016 drink or keep Zind Humbrecht Riesling Clos St-Urbain
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6x 75cl 0 4 £270.00 £340.07 £68.95 Buy
ready Koshi no Kanbai Sai ginjo sake
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12x 72cl 0 4 - £504.00 £42.00 Buy
2014 drink or keep Jean Stodden Pinot Noir
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6x 150cl 0 2 £195.00 £266.14 £49.95 Buy
2015 drink or keep Lutum Chardonnay Gap`s Crown
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12x 75cl 0 4 £380.00 £488.14 £48.95 Buy
2016 drink or keep Storm Pinot Noir Vrede (Hemel-en-Aarde)
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6x 75cl 0 5 £156.00 £203.27 £37.95 Buy
2017 drink or keep Storm Chardonnay Vrede (Hemel-en-Aarde)
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6x 75cl 0 2 £156.00 £203.27 £37.95 Buy

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