Reinisch, Pinot Noir, Austria (certified organic) 2017

Pinot noir – Johanneshof Reinisch 

Vintage2017
CountryAustria
RegionThermenregion
ProducerJohanneshof Reinisch
Grape VarietyPinot Noir
ColourRed
Size750 ml
ABV13%
CertificationCertified Organic

 

Johanneshof Reinisch has preserved their family’s traditions being the 4th generation who will continue their legacy as quality winemakers.

Tendering their own vine nursery, they are cultivating indigenous varieties of grapes that made one of their most-popular and sought-after wines.

Its charm comes from its density, and sophisticated fragrance with fine flavors of raspberries with a hint of vanilla.

Goes well with roast veal, pasta and mushroom dishes.

Though the legal definition of organically grown wine varies from country to country, here’s the gist: organic wine is made from organic produce–grapes grown according to government-regulated principles of organic farming. Now let’s get more specific.

No Synthetic Fertilizers, Herbicides or Pesticides

Organic grapes are cultivated in vineyards banning the use of artificial inputs, including synthetic fertilizers, herbicides, fungicides and pesticides. In organic vineyards, a bountiful growing year relies instead on maintaining strict standards for soil health-for example, upping biodiversity through crop rotation.

No Added Sulfites

In the fermenting and bottling phase of winemaking, organic wines cannot contain added sulfites. Sulfites–also known as sulfur dioxide, a naturally occurring preservative in most wines and an inherent by-product of alcoholic fermentation-can be manually added by the winemaker to up the sulfite level in their bottle of vino, thereby increasing its lifespan. If a winemaker opts to add sulfites but otherwise follows organic farming practices, the wines can’t be labeled “organic.” However, they can be classified as wine “made from organic grapes.”

The exception: bottles produced in Europe and Canada, where organic wine standards allow small amounts of added sulfites as long as the total quantity doesn’t exceed 100 parts per million (ppm) for reds and 150 ppm for whites. (To compare, conventional wine standards in these countries allow sulfite levels up to 150 ppm for red wine and 200 ppm for white.)

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