Don't miss our final Wine Club event for 2017 WINES FOR THE FESTIVE SEASON Friday 15 December, 7pm – 8:30pm From great value organic prosecco to a delicious, rich, organic Corbieres, you will get to taste six different wines to enjoy through the festive season. Wines to match seafood, the...
If you’re interested in a friendly night out which includes convivial company, wine and delicious nibbles, why not book one of our autumn Wine Club events? We’re going to learn a lot about some very exciting organic, biodynamic and natural wines along the way from our in-house expert Jaq, and we'll be...
At Ballymaloe Literary Festival earlier this year I attended two talks on natural and organic wines, one with Isabelle Legeron who is a Master of Wine and the author of a book on Natural Wines, and another by winemaker Caro Feely who makes organic wine in Saussignac in South West France and whose wines we sell in Organico. I found both talks fascinating - both women are passionate about wine and feel very strongly that we should all consider very carefully the origins of and ingredients in the wine we drink. Coming out of those talks I felt even more strongly that I want to know that a person made the wine I drink, rather than a corporation; and furthermore I only want to drink organic and natural wines from now on.
Domaine Ecu ‘Janus’ Chardonnay, Loire, France, White
DEMETER Biodynamic and ECOCERT organic certified. No added sulphur.
What a smart wine! Biodynamically DEMETRE certified since 1998 with organic practises since 1975, this ‘Janus’ chardonnay is minimal intervention at its best. Spontaneous and naturally fermentated from the indigenous yeast on the grapes and within the microflora of the winery, it is matured for 9 months in concrete tanks, then bottled with minimal filtering to retain the vineyard character. No added sulphur, no added anything – a true expression of vineyard to bottle. Brioche complexity with balanced acidity, Janus matches beautifully with Bantry bay seafood, mushroom dishes and stinky cheese.