What is organic wine
After a long legal period of many years, the European Regulation 203/2012 has put black and white on what it means to produce organic wine. If previously we could only speak of “wine produced with grapes from organic farming”, today it is all the production of wine to be regulated by precise rules. In particular, only the producers who can boast the Bio logo are:
– use only grapes grown with organic farming methods, therefore without synthetic chemicals and without GMOs;
– they make wine using only the oenological products and processes authorized by regulation 203/2012, avoiding the addition of chemicals normally used to correct wine.
Among the latter, the most important provision is that which defines the maximum amount of sulfites that may be present in organic wine: 100 mg / l for red wines and 150 mg / l for white and rosé.
Red with a remarkable taste-olfactory impact, it expresses a strong and fragrant personality, typical of Sicilian varietal soils. Bright ruby red, with intense aromas, ranging from fruity to vinous. The taste is medium-bodied, fresco and juicy, with fruity hints particularly pleasant on the palate and a tasty trail that characterizes the finish.
Red fruit, cassis and smoke on the nose. Luscious plum, blackberry and mocha on the palate with hints of oak and leather. The high altitude of the vineyard site ensures fresh and ample acidity to make this a great partner for food, especially meat. It is smooth and complex with elegant tannins. A must-try wine!
This crisp, fruity Zibibbo shows lifted notes of succulent white peach combined with soft floral aromatics of orange blossom and jasmine. Elegant and perfumed with a long, zesty citrus finish.
Pale lemon in colour. On the nose, this wine showcases vibrant lemon, lime and pink grapefruit characters along with green apple and a dash of fresh herbs. It has nice mid-palate weight and texture and a fine acidity. Bright and aromatic, it has become known as a benchmark for Adelaide Hills and Australian Sauvignon Blanc.
Straw yellow with greenish reflections in the glass. It expresses a delicate floral and herbaceous tones with slightly mineral hints. On the palate, it relaxes with a full, fresh and juicy sip. Closes on notes of bitter almond.
An intense bouquet of rich brambly fruits with a seductive note of black pepper spice. Concentrated on the palate with juicy blackberry and ripe plum flavours, which are beautifully balanced by velvety tannins. Long and elegant on the finish, this is quintessential Nero d'Avola.
Deep red colour with violet hues. Very intense aromas of pepper, cloves, cinnamon and other spices, along with black fruits and roses. It is a complex wine, long and structured; Wide and firm tannins and a long end with a lovely red fruit aftertaste.
Dark garnet colour with aromas of blackberry and cassis, lavender, fresh crushed sage, black olive and cedar. The generous and juicy palate excites with black fig, dark chocolate, tobacco leaf, and graphite. The wine finishes long and pure with chewy bramble and tannin.
A beautifully balanced example of white Rioja that straddles the styles of the old and the new. Vibrant citrussy Viura is blended with the more weighty Malvasia and the brief barrel maturation adds a honeyed roundness to the crisp lemony fruit. Beautiful golden yellow colour with bright lemon-tinted reflections. Elegant, combining hints of flowers, fruits and hazelnuts. Dry, with just enough acidity to make it fresh and lively with a structured and tasty finish of ripe fruit.
Obtained exclusively from Grillo grapes in purity; young and well finished, it recalls the territory and the sea of Sicily with iodine notes that embellish the taste-olfactory profile, offering light and lively drink. Of a beautiful yellow, full and bright. Nose with pleasant sensations of field gold and white pulp fruit on a mineral background. Fresh and savoury to taste, with good and pleasant persistence.
Dolomite wines express great purity of fruit and balanced elegance. The nose shows dark and red cherry. Dark berries, spiciness and herbs linger on the palate. The wine has great purity of fruit with a hint of wet-stone minerality and a velvet soft finish.
A sensational white wine with vibrant aromas of white peach, sun-ripened citrus and perfumed notes of orange blossom and delicate jasmine. Aromatic and elegant on the palate with just a touch of almond on the finish
Bright and deep purple colour. Aromas of black fruits, reminiscent of fresh plums mixed with graphite notes. On the palate, the wine is balanced and energetic, with sweet and round tannins and long finish.
This wine is deep ruby in colour. On the nose, there are pronounced aromas of cranberries, red cherries and ripe strawberries coupled with hints of liquorice and baking spice. On the palate, the wine is full bodied with silky tannins and intense flavours of ripe red fruits and spice which are carried by a vibrant acidity onto the lingering finish.
The "Calvarino" is pale straw yellow in colour, with youthful hues turning golden with age. On the nose, fresh, floral aromas with elderflower, lemon and cherry. The palate is dry, well balanced and elegant, with tremendous length and finesse.
The wine is deep ruby red in colour. On the nose, it has aromas of sour cherry and plums leading to notes of leather and tobacco. On the palate, it has great depth of flavour, with juicy fruit and supple tannins, giving way to a silky-smooth texture. It has a great structure and finishes with a fine mineral note.
Exceptionally intense and complex on the nose with blackberry, black cherry and bramble in abundance and subtle hints of forest floor, dark chocolate, aniseed and spicy tobacco. The walk in the Black Forest continues with blue and blackberry dancing on a tight rope with focus and concentration, following through onto a perfectly balanced, fine-grained, velvety palate. The finish lingers with hints of fresh mint, cinnamon and perfume. Complex and structured.
A crisp, aromatic blend showing intense and expressive aromas of grassy and gooseberry notes from the Sauvignon Blanc with touches of fennel and white pepper from the Verdejo. Concentrated and textured on the palate, with an uplifting refreshing mineral finish.
Brilliant ruby red in colour, this wine has a bouquet full of typical cherry and strawberry fruit. The palate continues with complex layers of beautiful fruit notes and finishes with a spicy character. Ruberpan is ready to drink now but also has the potential to age well.
Bright violet in colour with notes of sweet dark fruits and aromatic herbs on the nose. Powerful and rich on the palate, the Barbera D’Alba 2019 shows succulent layers of strawberry, cherry, white pepper, anise, and tobacco, perfectly balanced with mineral graphite notes. The finish is long.
This stunningly poised wine has a crisp palate which is beautifully balanced by intense fruitiness; it is full of green apple and lime juice. A mineral texture and a creamy mousse character lingers on the endless finish.
'La Rocca' is golden yellow in the glass, with intense, concentrated perfumes that follow through to the palate. On the nose, classic 'La Rocca' aromas of nuts and exotic fruits lead to an elegant and beautifully balanced palate, with notes of spice and a light minerality on the long finish.
Crisp white fruit and apricot nose with a light nutty element and a Meursault-esque butteriness. The aromas open up and become richer but still perfectly balanced. Dry, soft but fresh acidity. A lovely depth of mineral laced, grassy white fruit with hints of apricot and nuts.
Grillo is the flagship of Sicily's indigenous white varieties, with its aromatic and floral nose. Pleasantly fresh and harmonious, with ripe melon, green apple and mineral flavours, a well-structured palate, the Vitese Grillo has a long and elegant finish.
Intense straw yellow color. The nose offers a complex bouquet, characterized by floral, citrus, tropical and mineral notes. On the palate it has a good structure, it is fresh, mineral, with a savory and persistent finish.
A bouquet of crushed strawberries, sweet spice is complemented by floral notes of violet and hawthorn. Powerful and generous, with a velvety texture and a revitalising freshness, this wine is built on tension and stamped with a brilliant salinity
The quintessential Russian River Valley Chardonnay, this wine offers a lustrous pale straw hue and lively aromas of citrus, nectarine and yellow flowers. The supple texture and seamlessly structured palate are layered with white peach, apricot, lemon zest and apple. Notes of minerality linger over the long, pleasurable finish.
The wine shows cassis fruit, with exotic spice and red fruit notes. It is layered with fragrant ripe cherry and blackberry notes, with underlying spice cedarwood and white pepper characters. The palate is seamless, with elegant fine grained tannins.
The wine from the Kloof Vineyard is totally unique to South Africa. Pure fruit (soft white pear and bright limey citrus) razor sharp acidity and well-judged oak result in a wine that is precise, intricate yet layered, focussed and fine with significant ageing potential. It has a beautiful oyster shell minerality, a slight saline note, a long finish and good weight on the back palate.
A bright and fine example of Grecanico Dorato, delivering an explosive aromatic entrance. Etnean apple gives way to delicate accents of white peach, pineapple and citrus notes. Vanilla and white pepper is underpinned by its distinctive minerality. Dry, with a balanced acidity, this elegant and harmonious wine has a lovely persistent finish.
A juicy, fleshy unoaked red wine, showing great purity and typicity of high-altitude Garnacha vines from the heart of Spain. Expressive and well-defined notes of rich, red berried fruits and hints of violet are supported by supple tannins and excellent persistence.
A zesty, floral and refreshing wine from Picpoul de Pinet, bursting with lemony and citrus aromas with a lovely texture and bright, uplifting finish.
A crisp, aromatic wine, showing great purity and a precise expression of the Verdejo variety. Fresh notes of pear, grass, fennel and white pepper lead to a dry and refreshing palate, with excellent balance and a citrus finish.
This wine is a deep purple in colour with ruby highlights. The intense and fruity nose displays aromas of red plum and cherry with subtle hints of oak from barrel ageing. Rounded and ripe on the palate, it shows a perfect balance of fruit and well-integrated tannins. There is a hint of spiced berries on the long, elegant finish.
Deep red in colour with purple hues. On the nose, there are plum and pomegranate aromas that are accompanied by lifted floral notes. The palate has a very attractive blend of juicy dark cherry, blueberry and hints of spice. Well-balanced acidity is backed by fine-grained tannins on the long savoury finish.
The Beaujolais Lantignié `Granit Rose` is bright red in colour. On the nose, there are notes of red berries. The palate is fresh and supple with fine tannins and a lifted acidity. There are flavours of raspberry with floral notes on the lingering finish.
Aged in Tinijas shows the fresh and complex flavours of this wine. Ripe tangerines from the Verdil, sweet spice from the PX, balanced with fresh and mouth watering citrus, melon and a touch of biscuit from the Chardonnay and Macabeo. Finishing with a rich and creamy mouth feel that makes this wine a true show case of its style.
A deep-coloured wine with reddish sparkles. Its sweet aroma is subtle and fresh. In the mouth, this Cabernet Sauvignon fills the palate with exquisite notes of red berries and spices –especially black pepper– which combine with sweet tannins, highlighting its balance and concentration.
Sourced predominately from estates that are defined by their proximity to the coast and Russian River climate, the wine displays vivid crimson and aromas of violet, Morello cherry, and black tea. Velvet tannins on the palate ride along a juicy backbone of flavours such as cranberry, Blood orange, and Damson plum. The finish is long, powered behind a crisp acidity and appealing red clay-like minerality.
Intense and brilliant pink color; fine and persistent perlage. The nose is fruity and fragrant with hints of raspberry, rose and violet. On the palate it is fresh, creamy, elegant and balanced.
Unique, intense aroma with strong mineral and toasted notes resulting in a highly individual character. Full favoured with bubbles that dissolve and mix with the cava to give it the right level of complexity; from a highly fruity start to an intriguing fresh and minerally finish.
Mid to deep purple. Pronounced intensity of primary raspberry, cherry and prune varietal fruit characters with complex earthy notes of spice and leather. Full bodied with fine, soft tannins and well balanced acidity. Soft raspberry and wild berry fruits give way to a long, smooth, spicy finish.
This wine has aromas of cherry, rosehip and spices with enticing savoury undertones of truffle and autumnal earth. Supple and elegant on the palate, the wine has good concentration and fine, smooth tannins that lead to a long, lingering finish.
On the nose, bright red fruit aromas are coupled with savoury herbal notes and a hint of sweet spice. On the palate, the concentrated flavours are well balanced with silky, fine-grained tannins and crunchy acidity, bringing great finesse to this wine.
The area of Fourchaume is an extension of the northerly slopes of the Chablis Grands Crus and this wine is distinguished by its power, elegance, bouquet and length – classic, mineral Chablis. Wonderful with grilled seafood, particularly lobster.
A brilliant, deep red Nero d'Avola with rich, juicy flavours of ripe plum and black cherries interlaced with subtle violet notes. Concentrated on the palate, the deep fruit flavours are supported by soft, ripe tannins and a spicy character on the finish.
Floral notes with a complex medley of tropical fruits, mingled with subtle lime and gooseberry undertones. The palate is balanced and rich, showing cut green apples with great minerality and texture. Sophie te'Blanche, a nickname given by those including our workers, who can't pronounce Sauvignon Blanc, is the inspiration behind this much loved wine, produced from grapes grown by dedicated farmers in Elgin and the Cape South Coast.
Pale golden yellow with a persistent effervescence, this creamy wine offers a good depth of flavour. Ripe, rich fruits dominate, complemented by an abundance of fresh apple, apricots and a tangy hint of orange zest. Harmoniously balanced, the texture is tight with an inviting streak of minerality and a crisp finish.
A refreshing and clean Petit Chablis with lemony notes on the crisp, mineral and dry palate, through to a mouthwatering finish. This is made in a fuller style with longer ageing on the lees to give weight... nothing 'petit' about this wine! Best served chilled , particularly suitable as an apéritif and with fish and seafood.
A deep golden colour with an elegant and complex nose. Aromas of dried fruits, apricots and dates are complemented by hints of almonds. On the palate, it is sweet, rounded and silky with a long, refreshing finish.
Natural and ripe, this is incredibly well made Verdejo, with just the right amount of oak. Straw coloured, with a medley of tropical fruit in the nose.
A refined and pure Chablis with pronounced citrus aromas, a light mineral character and a characteristic saline note. A good weight on the palate leads to a long finish with a delicious hint of almond. Classic Chablis. A wonderful pairing for fresh shellfish, especially oysters; prawns with garlic butter, charcuterie and spring vegetable risottos.
Vibrant cherry red. Dark-fruited with fragrant, almost floral, oak aromas. On the palate, youthful, lively red and black fruits mingle with alluring spice and plush, peppery tannins. The finish is long and appealing.
This wine is intense ruby red in colour with youthful highlights. On the nose, there are notes of almonds, violets and blood oranges, which are intertwined with aromas of coffee and vanilla. It is a full-bodied wine with well-balanced acidity. The rounded tannins from the Sangiovese are lifted by the cassis concentration of the Cabernet on the long, concentrated finish.