As you can see, there are less chemicals and additives, but, far from being 100% clean. And on top of it all you pay extra for that organic wine.
What's interesting is that mass-producers make BOTH conventional and organic wines.
Now you might not care whether a wine is certified organic or not. I personally don't. But I do want the wine to be clean and authentic.
How would you feel if you found out your favorite wine tastes so good because of artificial additives?
If you're looking for quality and authenticity, an organic sticker doesn't guarantee it. I'm not saying to avoid organic wines. Instead, I'm asking you to consider small producers that make quality craft wine.
Because small producers have less land to work and less grapes to cultivate, they can naturally take care of their vineyards with less chemical intervention.
The wine culture of the small craft producer says, "Whatever the year brings me, I'll make the best of it."
The wine culture of the big mass producer says, "We have to save our entire crop by any means possible."
These are very different ways of thinking. The priorities and values are vastly different!
There is no certifiable stamp for the wine culture inside an artisan-crafted bottle of Italian wine.