Planning a champagne toast at your wedding? Or simply seeking an organic variety to serve on the bar. Choosing organic is eco-friendly and let guests in on your passion for minimizing harm to the earth. And inviting guests to enjoy a champagne or sparkling wine made from sustainably farmed grapes, without synthetic pesticides, herbicides or insecticides, is not only reducing planetary impact, it’s a healthier option for them. Consider these three organic favorites for your celebration:
Domaine Carneros is certified by the California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF) and offers three styles of sparkling wine: Brut, Brut Rosé and Blanc de Blancs. Although their wines are made in the classic French manner, “méthode champenoise”, Domaine Carneros chooses to call them sparkling wine rather than use the term champagne which traditional refers to those grown in a the Champagne region of France.
Visit their online store for luscious descriptions of each style.
If you’re comfortable serving a brand that many people recognize try this special bottling of 2009 Korbel Brut made from 100% organically grown grapes. Korbel’s organic champagne has the crisp, fresh flavor of their regular varieties with undertones of apple, pear and white peach and a medium dry finish. A longtime supporter of organic farming, Korbel is in compliance with the USDA’s organic certification program. This special organic variety is available on their web site.
For five generations the Pizzolato family has been growing grapes in the northern Italian town of Treviso. In 1991, their Treviso vineyards were certified organic and they now produce a range of organic proseccos as well as a sparkling chardonnay and a raboso, a red grape that produces sprightly, fruity wines.
Source at your local wine store or visit their web site.