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Organic Wine! The 2021 Guide To The Best Organic Wines
Organic wine isn't nearly as straightforward as, say, fruits and vegetables. This is because there is a distinction between the grape growing process, which can be organic, and the winemaking process, which many times is not. Keep on reading as we try to clear up some of the confusion as well as give you our picks for the Best Organic Wines under $20!
First, off to be labeled as fully organic a wine must not only use organically grown grapes, but also avoid the use of any synthetic additives such as sulfites. (This does not mean the wine does not contain any sulfites at all as all wines have naturally occurring sulfites unless they are removed.) There are a growing number of wines out there that meet this criteria, but they are nowhere near commonplace as of yet.
Much more common, and most of the recommendations you'll find in the list below, are those made from organically grown grapes. This means there were no synthetic pesticides or herbicides used in the vineyard. To qualify for the official USDA designation of "Made with Organic Grapes" there are also limits on the additives that can be used in the winemaking process, although it is not as strict as fully organic wines.
One last note before we get to our picks. Organic is not to be confused with the terms "natural", "biodynamic", "sustainably produced" (or even vegan) that you may also find on many wine labels. To make matters even more confusing there are other associations besides the USDA that monitor organic practices but may not be allowed on a wine label. In addition, some wineries have been following organic practices for decades but are not labeled as such as the cost to become official is simply not worth it!
In light of all this we encourage you, as always, to dig beyond the label. While you can be sure any wine with the USDA Organic label is indeed organic, that's probably only the tip of the iceberg.
Read on for our list of The Best Organic Wines!
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A delicious 90 point Languedoc red blend, the Mas de Lunes e6-g Gres de Montpellier from Vignobles JeanJean. We've got a lovely one … [Read more...]
Fresh and distinctive, the Cultusboni Colmaia Organic Sangiovese. 100% Sangiovese from organically certified vineyards in the … [Read more...]
A simply pleasing organic and vegan red blend from Penedes, Spain, the Pares Balta Mas Petit. A blend of 53% Garnacha and 47% … [Read more...]
Another fantastic Cabernet Franc find from Argentina, the Domaine Bousquet Gaia Cabernet Franc. Organic and vegan too. 100% Cabernet … [Read more...]
A wonderful organic and vegan blend from Argentina, the Domaine Bousquet Gaia Red Blend. 50% Malbec, 45% Syrah and 5% Cabernet … [Read more...]
A fruit forward Cab from Argentina, the Domaine Bousquet Gaia Cabernet Sauvignon. Organic and vegan too. 100% Cabernet Sauvignon … [Read more...]
Another nice Costco find, the Juan Gil Monastrell Silver Label from Jumilla. 100% organically grown Monastrell (Mourvedre) from 40 … [Read more...]
Extremely tasty and priced right, the Cultusboni RS Chianti Classico. 100% organically grown Sangiovese from the Chianti Classico … [Read more...]
A big, dry, rich and tasty wine, the Villa di Capezzana Carmignano DOCG. Organically grown 80% Sangiovese and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon … [Read more...]
You better buy two of our latest Costco find, the Querciabella Mongrana. 50% Sangiovese, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon and 25% Merlot (all … [Read more...]
A solid sparkler made from organically grown grapes, the non-vintage Domaine Bousquet Sparkling Rosé. 75% Pinot Noir and 25% … [Read more...]
A true to form Chianti for less than $10, the Cultusboni Cetamura Chianti DOCG. 100% organically grown Sangiovese from the Colli … [Read more...]
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Spanish Tempranillo with a French connection, the Dominio Del Soto Ribera del Duero from M Chapoutier. 100% organically grown … [Read more...]