Wine-lovers purchasing regularly will often choose to pay a little more for a higher quality bottle; if a winery can also guarantee their customers’ hard-earned dollars are promoting sustainable and organic farming methods, it can make a bottle look even more attractive. Organic wine is gaining popularity thanks to emerging generations developing more health-conscious mind-sets. It aligns with the purchasing habits of millennials for example, as this wine-making method typically excludes or limits the use of artificial chemical fertilizers, fungicides, herbicides, and pesticides on the grapes during the growing process. In North America, standards extend to multiple stages after growing, from the organic production of yeast used for fermentation to the storage conditions.
If you check out Wineonline.ca/wine-cellar/red-wine.html you can peruse a massive list of fantastic wines from around the world, enabling you to about the wines you’re drinking before buying. A veritable wine university, you can learn everything from vintage to food pairings, and find access to what the professional reviewers from Decanter, Wine Enthusiast, and Wine Spectator are saying.
Taste the superiority of organic whites and reds by seeing what retailers like Wine Online have in stock; here you’ll be able to order local favourites from the Niagara region as well as hard-to-find international selections that use this method in the production of their wines. The Connect White VQA by Southbrook Vineyards, vintage 2015, is a fresh and fruity option for those who enjoy a white on the sweeter side. This bottle gives off aromas of honeysuckle and tropical fruit with a splash of tangy lemon-lime citrus and pineapple on the palate. It goes supremely well with grilled freshwater fish, and can be enjoyed generously thanks to its lower alcohol percentage. This wine is a blend of Vidal primarily, accented by Chardonnay, Riesling, and Sauvignon Blanc.
Another white from Southbrook – Canada’s first biodynamic winery is the Triomphe Chardonnay VQA, vintage 2015. It’s great for those who prefer something off-dry but bold. This old-vine oaked Chardonnay is lush with a good minerality. It offers peach and lemon on the nose with flavours of light oak, apple, citrus and butter on the palate – an ideal, medium-bodied choice for the Fall.
For red wine connoisseurs looking to switch to something full-bodied this season, the Côtes du Rhône Villages Cairanne La Cigalette by Domaine de Dionysos, vintage 2014 from Southern Rhone in France, is an excellent choice for the dining table. The bottle opens with inviting aromas of blackberries and ripe black plum, then is met with the scent of violets, spices, and cracked pepper giving it a smoky, complex character. On the palate, it is full-bodied and comes in at a strong 92 points. This wine consists of Grenache, Mourvèdre, and Shiraz grapes, pairing perfectly with a hearty roast and root vegetable medley.
When choosing organic, you can be sure that those preparing your wine implement a trusted set off practices that don’t support the use of adverse toxins. If they’re from Canada or the United States, they also don’t add sulfites (typically used to enhance a wine’s colour artificially, however can cause allergic reactions in people who have food sensitives). Drinking organic is an opportunity to make even your wine choices healthier and more green; it also enables you to reserve your business for those who put additional care into their wine-making.