Wine matures over time, and it is widely considered that certain types of wines improve with ageing, as the flavours become more integrated and balanced. This is traditionally achieved by adding preservatives during the wine-making process.
Organic wine is made from grapes grown in accordance with principles of organic farming - which typically excludes the use of artificial chemical fertilizers, pesticides, fungicides and herbicides. Preservatives are not used in the wine making process, therefore the wines are free of any trace of them.
Biodynamic agriculture is yet another step forward. Crops, livestock, farmer, and "the entire socioeconomic environment" form a unique interaction, so instead of just focusing on the grapes, biodynamic vineyards are designed to be an ecosystem full of life.
The process is to work together with the ecosystem such as the soil and respect the natural life cycle of the vines throughout the year, so that they enhance its characteristics and achieve the highest quality grapes and wines.
Is Organic / Biodynamic Wine Healthier For You?
Remember, you are what you eat (and drink!). By knowing that organic wines are generally free of residual traces of pesticides and preservatives, the simple answer is yes.
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