Biodynamic and Organic Wine Selection by Organic Authority and Natural Merchants
To learn more about organic wine and their certifications, I advise you to read this article: What is an organic wine?
Updated May 2021
- Look For “Great Value” Wines
- Don’t Only Choose Award-winning Wine
- Consider Quality/Price Ratio – Instead of Just the Price
- Organic and Biodynamic Farming Enhance Your Tasting Experience
- Our Best Organic Wines of the Year
The organic advocate Organic Authority has come up with a list of 131 of the Best Organic Wines of Year, including several of our organic wines from family produced winery partners. Here are a few excerpts from the article:
Ann Arnold, owner of OrganicWineExchange.com notes that “It’s important for consumers to realize that organic and biodynamic wines don’t get judged by a classification of their own just because they are produced differently. They are rated in magazines and judged in wine competitions alongside all wines in their respective classification. And they are performing remarkably well!”.
Whether you are new to organic and biodynamic wines or a seasoned aficionado, this guide will help you curate the perfect wine for your palate and start building an enviable wine collection. To give you the best advice, we went to the wine experts to give you the insider knowledge to navigate the incredible number of choices in organic, biodynamic and wine “made with organic grapes”.
Look For “Great Value” Wines
“I would say being aware of good vintages is a key. Great producers find a way to make great wine every year but in benchmark vintages like 2005 in Bordeaux or 2013 in Napa,” says Brahm Callahan, Master Sommelier & Ribera del Duero and Rueda ambassador. “There was a lot of great wine available with a much better quality to price ratio than you might normally see in those wine regions. Also, value can be found in new emerging regions that weren’t part of the traditional market.”…
“Don’t just ask for a Cabernet or a Pinot Noir,” suggests Luigi Capasso, Senior Beverage Manager at il Vino EATALY, Los Angeles. “Tell us the occasion, who is coming, what you are serving and your budget and we can recommend a wine you will love.”
Don’t Only Choose Award-winning Wine
“Not all wineries can afford to enter their wines to be judged,” advises Ann Arnold, owner of OrganicWineExchange.com. “There are many wineries that do not get the recognition they deserve. In my opinion, the best judges are at home exploring organic and biodynamic wines and finding gems that suit their individual palate.”…
Consider Quality/Price Ratio – Instead of Just the Price
“Price (high or low) doesn’t necessarily equate to quality, says Callahan. “There are too many outside factors that affect quality to narrow it down.”
“You can get fantastic quality at $30 retail. Even at $15 retail the quality available is better than ever,” says Nonni. “In the USA this is a golden age for price/quality ratio in wine and the sheer selection to which US wine lovers have access. You generally find better quality/price ratio at many price points from Chile, which is a viticultural paradise thanks to ideal climates and conditions for organic and sustainable winemaking and thankfully hasn’t seen marketing-driven inflation but still remains a bit under the radar.”
Organic and Biodynamic Farming Enhance Your Tasting Experience
“Biodynamic and organic wines allow you to better taste the terroir where the grapes are grown that give the wine its unique characteristics,” says Giacomo Zondini, Wine Store Manager Il Vino, EATALY Los Angeles. “It allows the maximum expression of the wine.”…
“Wine taste and how the grapes are grown is dependent on everything from rainfall to irrigation and whether or not the soil has chemicals in it,” says Callahan. “For example, biodynamic farming in D.O.’s Ribera del Duero and Rueda, involves managing a farm utilizing the principles of a living organism and pursues the balance of the land where the vines are grown to promote its health.”
Read the entire article here: http://www.organicauthority.com/131-best-organic-wines-2018
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Our Best Organic Wines of Year
We are honored to have 11 wines on this very prestigious list:
Inkarri Estate White Blend, 60% Savignon Blanc, 20% Chardonnay, 20% Viogner, Lujan de Cayo, Mendoza Region, Argentina, $13.99 BIodynamic.
Pizzolato Manzoni Bianco, 100% Manzoni, Piave D.O.C., Veneto, North of Treviso, Italy, 2016, $12.99
Vignobles Raymond Les Hauts de Lagarde Bordeaux Blanc Sec, Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon, Bordeaux, France 2016.
Matarromera Granza, Tempranillo, Ribera del Duero,Spain 2014, $15.
Inkarri Estate Malbec, 100% Malbec, Lujan de Cuyo, Mendoza Region, Argentina, 2016 $13.99 (Biodynamic).
Pizzolato, No Sulfites Added Cabernet, 100% Cabernet, Veneto I.G.T., Treviso, Italy, 2016, $12.99.
Sofos Greek Red, 50/50 Agiorgitiko, Cabernet, P.G.I. Korinthos, Klimenti, Greece, 2015, $12.99.
Granza Tinta de Toro, 100% Tinta de Toro, D.O. Toro, Valdefinjas, Toro, Spain, 2013, $14.99
Pizzolato Raboso, 100% Raboso, D.O.C. Piave, North of Treviso, Italy 2014, $19.99
Inkarri Malbec Reserva, Mendoza, Argentina 2016 $18 (Biodynamic).
Inkarri Red Blend, Mendoza, Argentina, 2016 $18 (Biodynamic, 92 pts. Tim Atkin)