June 16, 2021 by Arden Montgomery
Best Organic Wine
Wine lovers everywhere may choose to drink organic labels for a number of different reasons. Some prefer the unique taste and overall experience offered by an organic farming design. Others want to mind their health, and avoid sulfites in their wine for its potential to cause headaches and other maladies. Still more oenophiles discovered their love of one organic wine accidentally after buying a bottle for its interesting label (it happens!)
Whatever the reason, there are a plethora of delicious, organic wines on the market to suit any palate and preference. Here are some of Argaux’s favorites.
What is organic wine?
Depending on where you are in the world, the definition of “organic” can differ greatly. In countries where farming practices have remained relatively unchanged since their founding, wines which are not certified as organic may technically fall under this category if no chemicals are involved in the growing process.
Most governments define organic farming as the growth of edible (or drinkable) plants where no chemical fertilizers, pesticides, fungicides, or herbicides were used to support the crop. With wine specifically, it is typically considered “organic” if it was made without preservatives, usually sulfites.
This does not mean that organic wine contains no sulfites at all. Sulfites are a naturally occurring phenomenon which is inherent to the process of fermentation. However many countries limit the sulfite level which a wine may contain and still be considered organic. For example, organic wine in the U.S. can contain no more than 10 ppm of sulfites.
Without further ado, let’s get into some of the best organic wines available from Argaux.
Best organic red wine
Conventionally made red wines typically contain the highest level of sulfites. If you are organic-curious, try one of these reds to get started.
- 2016 Ettore Germano Serralunga d’Alba Barolo – $55
This Italian masterpiece defines organic terroir and transports you to the rich soil in which it was grown. The scent of strawberries and clove draw you into your glass, and delight your senses with a rich, dark finish of leather and mushroom. Certified organic, from Piedmont, Italy.
- 2019 Lapierre Vin de France Rouge ‘Raisins Gaulois’ – $20
This fruity, light-hearted red is meant to be shared with friends, and pairs especially well with party-foods including pizza, tacos, and most anything fun and spicy. The Raisins Gaulois is chillable, relatively low in alcohol and perfect for entertaining. Certified organic and biodynamic, from Burgundy, France.
- 2018 Land of Saints Happy Canyon Cabernet Sauvignon – $27
This delightful Cab Sauv is packed with surprising flavors which shine their brightest drunk after a rich meal. The taste is dominated by a variety of berries, everything from strawberry to boysenberry, followed by both sweet and savory botanical notes and finished with rich chocolate. Grown using organic farming practices in the Central Valley of California.
Best organic white wine
Nothing is better on a hot summer day than a glass of chilled, organic white wine. Here are some of the best that Argaux has to offer.
- 2017 Flaneur ‘Cuvee Constantin’ Chardonnay – $40
This decadent Chardonnay might be mistaken for the world’s most refined cider by an unfamiliar palate. Pear and apple combine exquisitely with notes of vanilla, praline and spice for an unusual but delightful experience. Grown using organic farming practices in the Willamette Valley of Oregon.
- 2018 Edaphos Petite Arvine Alder Springs – $45
This delicate white is made in California from a grape originally found in Switzerland. It expresses floral notes of jasmine and chamomile, followed by apricot and apple. It pairs well with a variety of foods including fish, chicken, and potato dishes. Grown using organic farming practices in Mendocino County.
Best organic rosé wine
Your summer go-to alternative to a Sauvignon Blanc should always be a Rosé. Here are some of our favorites.
- 2020 San Salvatore ‘Vetere’ Paestum Rosé – $30
This romantic Rosé offers a sensual experience, perfect for daytime lounging in an ancient villa. Notes of citrus, pomegranate, cherry and rose will transport the drinker to wilder times when gods and buffalo roamed the landscape. Grown using organic and biodynamic farming practices in Campania, Italy.
- NV Domaine de la Taille Aux Loups Triple Zéro Rosé Pet Nat – $38
The first sparkling wine on our list, this effervescent Rosé tickles the palate with notes of strawberry and raspberry in a way that belies the 100 year old pedigree of its originating grapes. Certified organic, from Loire Valley, France.
- 2019 Château de Calavon Provence Rosé – $25
This versatile rosé delights the nose with lavender, herbs, watermelon and peach. The tongue will be equally pleased, experiencing notes of citrus, melon, and stone fruit. Pairs with everything from burgers to sushi. Grown using organic farming practices in Provence, France.
Best organic cheap wines
Here are some delightful, organic wines for those oenophiles operating on a tight budget.
- 2020 Par Fore the Course New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc – $17
This Sauvignon Blanc is balmy, outdoor summer in a bottle. Its oeuvre of tropical fruits, green grass and herbs keeps you refreshed and energetic on hot days and pairs excellently with vegetable dishes, chicken, seafood, and hitting a birdie. Grown using organic farming practices in Marlborough, New Zealand.
- 2020 La Bernarde ‘Les Hauts Du Luc’ Côtes de Provence Rosé – $19
This affordable Rosé tells you a little bit about itself with a strawberry and citrus aroma. You will find these flavors on the palate as well, now complemented with nectarine and lavender. Enjoy this Rosé with feta and prosciutto on a sunny afternoon. Certified organic, from Provence, France.
Final thoughts: best organic wine
Organic wines give you a unique glimpse into their terroir and fermentation with vibrant flavors and exquisite aromas. And best of all, you can enjoy them at any price point! Argaux offers a wide selection of hand-picked organic wines that promise an exquisite experience with every sip.
To learn more about the world of organic and natural wines, visit our other article: Organic Wine, Natural Wine, and Sulfites: a Complete Guide.
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