Organic wine is produced according to organic farming practices, using no synthetic pesticides, herbicides or fertilizers. The winery must also meet other requirements, such as minimizing the use of sulfites and using natural yeasts for fermentation. Organic viticulture is aimed at preserving biodiversity and the environment. The goal of organic viticulture is to promote soil and ecosystem health, leading to healthier vines and higher quality grapes. Organic wines can vary in taste and style, just like conventional wines. However, it is a choice for people who are concerned about the environment and/or health and want to know where their wine comes from and how it is produced.
Le Connaisseur has almost 800 organic wines in its range.
Vegan wine is produced without the use of animal products in the production process. Traditionally, wine is often clarified with animal products such as isinglass, casein (protein from milk), gelatin or eggs. These products are used to filter the wine and separate it from any residual substances such as dead yeast cells and sediment. Vegan wine, on the other hand, is clarified with vegetable products, such as bentonite clay or vegetable proteins.
It is important to note that vegan wine is not necessarily organic or natural, as the vegan aspect only refers to the use of animal products in the production process. Vegan wine may still contain synthetic pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers, depending on the production method.
Vegan wine is an option for people who are vegan or vegetarian and are concerned about the treatment of animals. It is also a choice for people who are allergic to animal products or who want to reduce their intake of animal products.
Le Connaisseur has more than 250 vegan wines in its range.
Biodynamic viticulture is a holistic approach to viticulture that considers the vineyard as a living organism and uses the lunar calendar and cosmic forces to grow the crops. Biodynamic winegrowers also use specific preparations to strengthen the soil and plants. These preparations may include compost, herbal mixtures and minerals.
Biodynamic winegrowers focus on creating a healthy and balanced environment for the vines and soil. They use techniques to promote biodiversity in the vineyard and enrich the soil. Biodynamic wines are produced without the use of synthetic pesticides, herbicides or fertilizers and without genetically modified organisms (GMOs).
It is important to note that biodynamic wine is not necessarily better than other wines, but it is a choice for people interested in sustainability, naturalness and creating a healthy environment for the vines. Biodynamic wines can vary in taste and style just like other wines.
Le Connaisseur has more than 100 biodynamic wines in its range.