What is it in a name? Buy Organic Wine Online | French Certified Organic
What is in a name? It is just words right? Meanings matter. But also does the substance. Profoundly distinct and different.
Of course, if we have learned anything, standards vary from country to country. No judgments. To each their own. It is why your passport matters. But remember, before you judge someone just based on where they live, remember we often do not choose where to be born. Mobility is harder than we may think.
Wineries that produce certified organic wine CANNOT use toxic pesticides, herbicides or synthetic fertilizers to grow grapes.
OUT WEST -
Over 60 per cent of antelope-brush habitat has been lost to houses, grazing or agriculture. Today only 3,100 hectares remain, and 88 species are either gone or at risk of disappearing so difficulty in organic wine and organic grapes is decreasing!
So a rare commodity indeed and you must know the distinctions!
Wines with this label have a minimum of 70% organic grapes BUT NOT THE SAME! A little cross-contamination may occur where same equipment in the same facility!
May also contain Sulphur Dioxide!
Let's remember that some mixing is great and helps to bring about different ideas and styles. However, if you are that organic type that lives off kale and loves everything organic - certified organic - you will love the French Wines we are offering!
BACK TO OH CANADA - CERTIFIED ORGANIC
Producers use 100 per cent organic grapes and HERE IS THE BIG AND:
CANNOT USE use toxic pesticides, herbicides, or synthetic fertilizers.
So what do they use?
Instead they fertilize with compost, compost teas, green manure, and cover crops.
They also rely on mechanical weeding, mowing around the vines, mulching, and companion planting. To avoid using insecticides to control cutworms, they let chickens graze under the vines or handpick the worms off leaves.
Certified organic wine do NOT genetically modified organisms (GMOs) or contain sulphites (conventional wines use GMO yeast).
BIODYNAMIC VERSUS ORGANIC
We have blogged on this topic because of the focus of our portfolio! So, yes they are not the same per se BUT often meet or exceed the standards and regulations for organic-certified farming.
So what makes them biodynamic?
Use natural resources to cultivate grapes without pesticides, fungicides, herbicides, synthetic fertilizers, or growth stimulants!
THE FRENCH STANDARDS
Well, that is for the next blog. We love to keep moving and keep growing knowledge bases across the globe!
But in the interim, here is a certified organic wine from Domaine De Cebene!
And we have added some natural and biodynamic wine to boot! A little Canadian flare with some international selections.