The Top 6 Organic Wines for the Festive Season
The festive season is well and truly upon us, and with it, elaborate feasting (and drinking). In a time marked by excess in every sense, why not embrace the purity of organics? An organic wine is one made from grapes that have been grown without the use of chemicals such as pesticides and herbicides. The process is good for the entire ecosystem, and many have proclaimed their hangovers to be less severe; it’s no wonder the organic wine movement is gaining such momentum in Australia.
To help you along your organic journey, Wine Selectors has curated this stunning collection of red and white wines that have been made without artificial or synthetic chemicals, and with minimal preservatives. Cheers to drinking well this Christmas!
This 2016 Em’s Table Riesling was crafted by Rod Hooper using certified organic fruit from Clare Valley. This organic, vegan-friendly wine is slightly sweet on entry, rich in lemon, lime and honey flavours. Deliciously flavoursome, it’s perfect for a long lunch or warm summer afternoon. When entertaining, pair with a decadent cheese and fruit platter and watch your guests revel in the scrumptiousness.
Summertime means friends, families, bbqs and making memories. The gorgeously handcrafted PF Shiraz is a beautiful, easy drinking wine with no added preservatives. The rich, smooth characters of fruit cake and vanilla oak evoke thoughts of Christmas and joy; it will be your new favourite (certified organic) red in no time.
This Semillon from Krinklewood is everything you expect from a good Hunter Semillon and more. Created from certified biodynamic fruit, this crisp, refreshing white wine is perfect on its own or paired with your favourite meal. With notes of passionfruit and melon, this dry white is perfect for Christmas dinner with the family.
If the beautiful bottle design of this Pinot doesn’t get you over the line, the flavours surely will. This McLaren Vale delight is fresh and full of charm, with red fruit (think plums and strawberries) on the nose and is imbued with a lovely, inviting spice. Such a juicy red is best shared amongst friends and family – the perfect accompaniment to any summer gathering this season.
Even Chardy lovers get to experience the goodness of organics with See Saw’s 100% organic Chardonnay. A pre-eminent variety of the Orange region, this elegant wine has a beautiful natural acidity, balance and flavour. With aromas of white peach, subtle oak elements, and a full flavoured taste, this is the perfect accompaniment to cheesy or creamy dishes (and let’s face it, tis the season to eat cheese). Enjoy!
From the critically-acclaimed, family-owned Salena Estate comes this rich and substantial organic Cabernet Shiraz. Deep purple in colour, it’s infused with forest berries/spice and carries a fine tannin depth and a soft, lingering finish. Perfect for late afternoons and nights, this red will be your best friend this festive season.
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