Aussies Make Move to Organic Wines
It should come as no surprise that Australians are conscious about our health. We enjoy regular work outs and making informed decisions on what we put into our bodies. With the organic market continually on the rise, Aussies are now switching to natural wine, beers and spirits because of fewer chemicals used, sustainable practices and their overall kindness to the environment.
With a few new players in the organic wines space, you may be wondering how the ‘organic wine practises’ differ from the rest. Orangic wine is made from grapes that have been grown without artificial of synthetic chemicals such as herbicides and pesticides. To keep weeds and bugs away, organic farmers work with nature, by boosting their vineyards biodiversity. By doing this, the vineyard becomes a self-regulating natural eco-system, which can combat problems naturally and eliminate the need for artificial and potentially toxic chemicals.
On your next visit to BWS keep an eye out for the new Craftsman Organic wine range consisting of a Chardonnay and Shiraz. Sourcing its grapes from some of the most sought-after regions across Australia, Craftsman Organic wines are carefully created using only natural farming practices. The range has also been Australian Organic Certified, meaning what’s in the bottle has been grown free from synthetic pesticides and herbicides and are non-GM. The certification provides consumers peace of mind that the winemaking techniques are 100% organic and the wines retain their full-bodied, delicious flavour.
Craftsman Organic Chardonnay – features stone fruit and citrus characters with flavours of mild toasty oak. On the palate, it’s refreshing and vibrant and is well-balanced oak and fruit excellent fruit intensity. RRP 18 AUD
Craftsman Organic Shiraz – This red features dark cherry fruit, with subtle complexing oak and spice. On the palate it shows good fruit weight with the gentle use of oak, giving it structure to the long finish. RRP 18 AUD.
Admittedly I’m entirely new to organic wines but what I did notice especially with the Shiraz was the fruit flavours shined while there was an absence in the scent and taste of what I can only describe as alcohol. Even on the nose, the alcohol scent is non-existent. That being said, it’s incredibly easy to drink and has lovely fruity notes.
The Craftsman Organic range is available from BWS stores nationally.