Posted on Nov 23, 2015 | Comments 0
Have you ever noticed the label given on top of wine bottles? Well, most of the wine labels clearly state that the wine inside contains sulphites. Sulphites are compounds that basically occur naturally and are produced by plants so as have protection from various microbial infections.
It is a fact that in the process of making wines, sulfur dioxide is released at the time of fermentation. Winemakers from across the world add sulfur to their wine to avoid it from getting spoiled. But even then if you are looking for wines without sulfites, then the following are the top 5 options from around the world.
1. Château Le Puy Côtes de Francs 2006, Bordeaux ($42)
This is yet another tasty wine which does not contain any sulfur. It may be a little expensive but this red blend is made using red fruit and has a rich floral essence. Its velvety and silky texture especially makes it a special wine that is worth its price.
2. Frey Vineyards Natural Red NV, California ($9)
This is one of the best sulphite free wines in the world and is a pioneer in the files of organic as well as biodynamic wines from across the world. Tagged at such an affordable price, this is basically a red blend consisting of Carignan,Syrah. This is the perfect wine if you are looking for a fruity option and for easy experience of drinking.
3. Domaine Valentin Zusslin Crémant Brut Zéro, Alsace ($25)
As per the maker of this wine, this is a totally sulfur free wine which only has 100% grapes. It is a crisp and very sparkling wine that is loaded with ripe fruit. This wine has no sugar content in it and is a popular one.
4. Cascina Degli Ulivi Filagnotti 2009, Piedmont ($22)
The wine has a fruity flavor and it is made from grapes- Piedmont’s Cortese that are silky as well rich with minerality factor associated with it. What makes it special is that the winemaker of it runs a very strict farm that is biodynamic as well as organic, where people can also opt to stay in.
5. Donkey & Goat the Prospector Mourvèdre 2010 ($30), California
What makes this particular wine special is that it is made with minimally dispensed sulfur. It is produced by Donkey & Goat which are popular for their tasty and rich collection of tone. This particular wine has earthy flavor and has great acidity.
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