Organic wine is becoming a hot commodity as wine lovers everywhere are opting to take a more environmentally-conscious approach in their libations. With an increase in sustainable farming practices used in vineyards across the globe, organic wine labels are saturating the market and growing in popularity.
While red wines have long been associated with health benefits such as decreased risk of cardiovascular disease, cancer and more, organic wine is not only healthier for human consumption but for the earth as well. Unlike conventional wine production which often uses toxic chemicals and soil-damaging irrigation methods, organic wine farming uses a more gentle approach by conserving the vineyard’s natural ecosystem.
The owners of Chateau Léoube, an organic vineyard in Provence, south of France, are a prime example of how select organic winemakers are committed to using traditional farming methods during harvest and strive to keep their farming techniques as natural as possible.
“As part of our philosophy at Léoube, we avoid the use of pesticides, chemicals and fertilizer of any kind. This will benefit the soil not just for today, but for the next generations,” said Léoube’s Sales and Marketing Manager, Jerome Pernot.
Léoube’s famed winemaker Mr. Ott (3rd Ott Family winemaker generation) also limits the use of sulfite (a chemical widely used to preserve wine) in the fermenting process. Additionally, all grapes are handpicked (which is more gentle for vines) and no irrigation is used during the entire process.
The result is a selection of rosé, red and white wines that are refreshingly delicious, rich in taste and of the highest quality possible.
For more details on Chateau Léoube and to find out more about their certified organic wines, visit their website.