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
2016 ready Valle dell`Acate Zagra Grillo
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6x 75cl 3 0 £54.00 £80.39 £14.95 Buy
2016 ready Quinta do Ameal Loureiro (Minho)
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6x 75cl 0 3 £60.00 £87.59 £16.95 Buy
2013 drink or keep Argiano Brunello di Montalcino
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6x 75cl 15 5 £144.00 £188.39 £36.95 Buy
2015 drink or keep Yannick Amirault Bourgueil Grand Clos
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6x 75cl 2 5 £80.00 £111.59 £21.50 Buy
2016 young Ballot-Millot Chassagne Morgeot
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6x 75cl 7 4 £255.00 £321.59 £59.95 Buy
2016 drink or keep Ballot-Millot Bourgogne Chardonnay
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12x 75cl 5 0 £180.00 £247.18 £23.95 Buy
2016 drink or keep Ballot-Millot Bourgogne Chardonnay
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6x 75cl 6 0 £90.00 £123.59 £23.95 Buy
2016 young Ballot-Millot Meursault Criots
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6x 75cl 1 4 £195.00 £249.59 £46.95 Buy
2016 ready Ballot-Millot Meursault Narvaux
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6x 75cl 7 0 £225.00 £285.59 £53.95 Buy
2016 young Ballot-Millot Meursault Charmes
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6x 75cl 1 0 £320.00 - - Buy
2016 ready Ballot-Millot Meursault Genevrieres
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6x 75cl 3 0 £345.00 £429.59 £79.95 Buy
2016 young Ballot-Millot Meursault Perrieres
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6x 75cl 3 4 £405.00 £501.59 £93.95 Buy
2013 drink or keep Domaine la Barroche Chateauneuf-du-Pape
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6x 75cl 1 2 £130.00 £171.59 £33.95 Buy
2014 drink or keep Domaine la Barroche Chateauneuf-du-Pape
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6x 75cl 10 0 £130.00 £171.59 £33.95 Buy
2015 young Domaine la Barroche Chateauneuf-du-Pape
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6x 75cl 2 0 £150.00 - - Buy
2016 young Domaine la Barroche Chateauneuf-du-Pape
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6x 75cl 1 0 £160.00 - - Buy
2013 ready Chateau de Beaucastel Chateauneuf Blanc
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6x 75cl 1 3 £240.00 £303.59 £59.95 Buy
2014 ready Chateau de Beaucastel Chateauneuf Blanc
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6x 75cl 1 0 £225.00 £285.59 £54.95 Buy
2016 ready Borgo del Tiglio Malvasia Collio
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6x 75cl 3 2 £130.00 £171.59 £32.50 Buy
2013 ready Borgo del Tiglio Chardonnay Selezione
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6x 75cl 1 5 £200.00 £255.59 £48.95 Buy
2016 ready Borgo del Tiglio Sauvignon Collio
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6x 75cl 1 4 £130.00 £171.59 £32.50 Buy
2013 drink or keep Bodega Biniagual Memories Negra Mallorca
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6x 75cl 0 0 £75.00 £105.59 £19.95 Buy
N.V. ready Borgoluce Prosecco Lampo
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6x 75cl 5 4 £40.00 £67.97 £13.95 Buy
N.V. drink or keep Cappellano Chinato
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6x 50cl 3 2 £140.00 £181.85 £34.95 Buy
2015 ready Careme Vouvray Le Peu Morier Sec
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6x 75cl 3 0 £78.00 £109.19 £21.95 Buy

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