made from grapes grown in accordance with the principles of organic farming, has a special taste and provides a different experience.
High quality wine is always good, but the one made from grapes grown in accordance with the principles of organic farming has a special taste. Organic wine provides a different experience in taste as well as in the production process.
“Organic viticulture pays particular attention to protecting the natural balance of the vineyard and the surrounding environment while producing grapes. This means that maintaining the fertility of the soil is an essential prerequisite. Natural biological processes and predominantly closed systems are promoted. In other words, the goal is to develop the monoculture of the vineyard into a polyculture by promoting biodiversity*”
Drinking a glass of organic wine means that biodiversity is a value that is respected along every step of the grape production. There is a particular attention to soil fertility and life with the use of alternative approaches to pests and diseases. The organic certification guarantees the quality of yeasts, including the wild ones, and the use of a spontaneous fermentation process.
Organic wine also implies:
- Quality and source of wine ingredients, including further limitations on enrichment and requirements for ingredients to be fully organic
- Further limitations on additives and further reduction or total ban of sulphites
* Source: “EU rules for organic wine production. Background, Evaluation and Further Sector Development” https://www.ifoam-eu.org/sites/default/files/page/files/ifoameu_reg_wine_dossier_201307.pdf
Wine does not contain protein and fat. Wine contains a small amount of iron, magnesium, phosphorus, and potassium.
Drinking wine moderately may provide certain benefits, on heart health and longevity. In particular, researchers have investigated a flavonoid called resveratrol and its impact on heart health*
A moderate drinking portion of wine is defined as one drink per day and for men one to two drinks per day. One drink is defined as four ounces of wine, 12 ounces of beer, 1.5 ounces of 80-proof liquor or one ounce of 100-proof liquor.