Entering a winery with the intention of buying a good wine is not easy. The price can guide us but it is not always the best indicator. But let’s be honest, how many people can claim to know in detail the nuances of each region and each producer? Perhaps, the decisive factor is the design of the bottle since, first of all, good wine continues to be a social object and a pleasure for the senses. To leave doubts, we have asked experts and artisans which organic wines could recommend us.
Organic wines: the flavor of tradition
The selection that we present today prioritizes above all good taste, but also the commitment to know-how and tradition. We advance you that here you will not see brands or wineries that can be found in an ordinary supermarket. These producers elaborate their wines as it has been done for centuries, putting all the care in their realization to achieve a product in perfect balance between flavor, form and elaboration. And like any masterpiece, they stand out for their exclusivity. Of course, in this selection we have included prices for all pockets;)
Altos de Lazanga (red wine)
Only 2,530 bottles hold one of the best red wines of the Rioja Alavesa. Prepared by the Wine Company of Telmo Rodríguez, this wine is fermented in oak vats and aged 18 months. Its composition? Tempranillo, graciano and garnacha, grapes that are harvested by hand in their own vineyards, worked in biodynamics.
Telmo Rodríguez is known for its high quality wines and this is undoubtedly the best of its red wines. It is ideal to accompany it with roasted red meats, small game or meats with sauce.
Price: € 65
Ovum (white wine)
If you are looking for an elegant white wine, fruity and with character, Gramona Ovum is a good candidate. It is made in the Penedes, following a meticulous care that allows growing it in an ecological way. The harvest is also manual and the whole cluster pressing to get a must with all the nuances. From this the “flower must” is extracted, which will ferment in ovoid deposits (hence the name) and in cement amphoras.
The golden colour of this white wine, with a nice flavour with a bit bitter finish, are the prelude to a gastronomic history that begins with a bottle of good presence. Recommended for accompany rice, seafood and fish.
Price: € 13.50
Quindals 2013 (red wine)
To the north of the Costa Brava, very close to Cadaqués, we find the Mas Estela winery. This family winery, which from its origins has opted for organic and biodynamic farming, brings us a red wine with the best of Empordà. It is cultivated in terraces of slate and dry stone, at 120 meters of altitude, and its harvest is manual.
Its composition is 90% black garnacha, 5% Syrah, 5% Samsó, which warns us that this is a wine with sweet tones. Its aging is 18 months in French oak barrels.
Pícaro del Águila (red wine)
Our last red wine of this selection is a Ribera del Duero from the Dominio Del Águila winery. In this case, the composition is not as sweet as the previous one, which contributes a richer and contrasted flavor. This combination, together with a 20-month aging in French oak barrels, gives this wine its own red tones.
It should be noted that this is a young winery but with great know-how. An example of this excellent work is that some of its wines are among the best valued in the world, with a production of around 2,000 bottles for the Pícaro del Águila.
Löwengang (white wine)
We go to the region of South Tyrol to discover an authentic Chardonnay by the hand of Alois Lageder. This family of German origin has managed to develop organic wines open to seasonal changes, where each year prints its own variables. It stands out for a powerful but harmonious flavor, with fruity and mineral details, almost salty. The perfect companion for fish, seafood or poultry, the Löwengang is one of the best tastings for many gourmets. In addition, it has an elegant design and label, in keeping with the golden color of this great wine.
Price: € 45
Today we have presented some of the best organic wines … but not all! Soon we will present more options, so stay tuned;)