Organic Rosé Wine
What is Organic Rosé Wine?
Organic rosé wine is a kind of wine that is made with…you’ve guessed it! Organic grapes. Alright, it gets a bit more technical. The harvesting of organic grapes is not as easy and needs to follow some guidelines about the use of chemicals, sulfite content, etc. After complying with all the guidelines, the land and vineyards can be certified organic for wine production. By the way, our organic Born Rosé Barcelona is made with organic Grenache grapes from the Penedes region in Catalonia.
Organic wine can only have up to 10 ppm sulfites added and up to 100 ppm total from natural fermentation as opposed to conventional wine which can have up to 350 ppm sulfites. Sulfites are inorganic salts that occur naturally in fermented foods. These compounds have preservative and anti-oxidant properties and can be artificially added to wine as well.
Organic wines also avoid the use of chemicals such as food coloring, added sugar, and artificial yeasts. The natural yeast used in organic wines originates in the vineyard or in the cellar. The natural fermentation process with the native yeast has some added benefits as we will see later on; however, the process overall is slower and more difficult to control. As a result, most winemakers prefer to use “cultured” yeast for more predictable and faster results.
Is Organic Rosé Wine better?
Nowadays, it is common to see all kinds of products labeled as organics. However, sometimes, this trend seems more like a marketing scheme to increase the sales of the so-called organic products. When it comes to organic rosé wine. Is it truly better than conventional wine? Let’s take a closer look at the facts from a non-biased perspective.
Organic rosé wine have in general a lower in alcohol when compared to conventional wines. This is because the yeast used in natural fermentation is less tolerant to alcohol content. Once the alcohol reaches a level of about 4% the yeast dies off.
We can also think of organic wine as a cleaner type of wine which means less artificial stuff and more of the natural stuff.
The natural yeast used during the fermentation of organic wine adds more complexity to the wine. This fermentation method seems to add unique aromas, flavors, and textures.
Is Organic Rosé Wine sulfite-free?
All wines, whether conventional or organic rose wine, have sulfites in them. This is because sulfites occur naturally during the fermentation process. However, as we explained earlier, the sulfite content of organic wines is much less than the sulfite content of conventional wines. But, Are sulfites bad in any way? The consumption of sulfites is generally harmless with the exception of some people being allergic to them. However, since added sulfites are a synthetic food additive they are not allowed in certified organic wine beyond a certain limit. This applies to other certified organic foods as well.
Are our Organic Rosé Wines healthy?
Rosé wine in general is a low-calorie drink that is a good choice for diets. The tannins in rosé wine, although less than those of red wine, contain antioxidant properties. In addition, moderate alcohol consumption is said to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.
Organic rosé wine simply makes things better by keeping the alcohol level low, eliminating, chemicals and added sulfites.
Visit us at Born Rosé Barcelona and start enjoying La Vie en Rosé!
In Born Rosé our vineyards are the experiences. The more you live, the better the wine. Fresh, light and easy to drink. But is it that good? Our wine is TOP and probably the best rosé in Spain.