Mild or non-existent hangovers, fewer chemicals, and better for the environment – no wonder organic wine is booming in Malta and around the world!
Thanks to the gradual rise in the slow-food, organic trend, young wine-makers are pioneering the shift to more natural, innovative yet ‘how it used to be done’, environmentally kinder ways of growing grapes and producing wine. And it tastes divine! If organic wine is a new world for you, but you’re tempted by the idea of delicious wine that doesn’t punish you the day after – below are some great options to start with!
1. Le G de Château Guiraud, Bordeaux Blanc Sec
Probably one of the most gourmet dry white wines in the Bordeaux appellation. A pioneer of sustainable and organic practices in the world of the Premier Grands Crus (the estate has been using them since 1996), the 2020 vintage is their 10th successive organic vintage and has established itself as one of the sure values of the Sauternes Premier Grands Crus Classés.
Made organically, the wine is both dense and fresh. The hint of hazelnut butter combines with peach, tangerine and citrus notes, ending in a lively and seductive finish on the palate.
Distributed by Vintage 82
2. FRESCO DI MASI Bianco, Verona IGT Biologico
Fresco di Masi is a new line of handcrafted organic wines, with a low alcohol content and authentic flavour profile. These are wines made “with the simplicity of former times, but to today’s high quality standards.”
Made from grapes harvested at the coolest time of day and immediately vinified, Fresco di Masi Bianco has an attractive nose of fresh fruit, with pineapple and citrus notes, and delicate wildflower aromas.
This wines serves best as an aperitif and complements simple yet contemporary food.
Distributed in Malta and Gozo by Attard & Co
3. Miguel Torres Las Mulas Organic Sauvignon Blanc
This is a fine example of sustainable winemaking. Pale yellow colour with aromas reminiscent of ripe tropical fruits and touches of citrus fruit. It is silky on the palate, with good acidic structure and a lovely long finish.
The wine pairs excellently with the likes of octopus, prawns, shrimp and salads, making it a fantastic summer choice.
Available from The Store by P. Cutajar
This article was featured on Served Magazine Issue 20.
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