More and more winemakers are adopting environmentally responsible methods. Discover their gems here.
This category includes only certified organic wines or those in the process of conversion. The presence on the back of the bottle of the Euro-leaf (a stylised leaf with stars on a green background) guarantees that the wine complies with European regulations.
Biodynamic agriculture is an organic production method that takes account in particular of the lunar cycles and maintains a balance between the soil, the air and the plant. Some winemakers have their approach certified by the Demeter label (French) or the Biodyvin label (European).
Some winemakers use very low levels of sulfites, for instance during bottling only. Others use no sulphites whatsoever. This refers to ‘added sulfites’ as grapes naturally produce sulphur.
Although wine is a priori only fermented grape juice, it may contain by-products of animal origin. These are used during fining, an operation that aims to improve the clarity, stability and taste properties of the wine during the winemaking process.