Please note: I received a sample 6-pack from Cellarmasters. All words and opinions are my own.
Like organic food, organic wine is becoming more and more popular. But it’s not just the popularity in buying organic wine that is increasing, but the quality of organic wine is getting better and better too.
Firstly, what the heck is organic wine?
The funny thing is, up until 1847 all wine would have been organic. This is because farming chemicals weren’t available back then.
For a wine to be classed as organic the grapes must be grown without the addition of synthesised chemical fertilisers, pesticides, herbicides or fungicides. But that’s not all, there are also restrictions on the amount of sulphur dioxide that can be added alongside the chemical fining agents used.
Cellarmasters Organic Wine Subscription
To help satisfy organic wine-lovers palates, the team at Cellarmasters have created a quarterly organic wine subscription. Basically, you sign up to receive a 6-pack of organic wine delivered to your door for $120. And that’s including delivery too!
You can find out more about this organic wine subscription on the Cellarmasters website.
To be honest, I am very impressed with the quality of the wines in the pack. Here are my tasting notes (there were 2 bottles of each wine in the pack):
Now by Paxton Preservative Free 2017 Shiraz
This South Australian wine comes from the McLaren Vale wine region and not only is it certified organic, but it’s also a preservative free wine. Therefore it’s been made without the addition of sulphur dioxide or any other preservatives. But that’s not all! It’s also made by biodynamic farming practices.
At 14% abv, I found it the perfect winter warmer. Yes, I may have sipped this one from the comfort of my bed whilst catching up on some reading.
In the glass, it’s a deep, dark garnet red. It’s wonderfully aromatic with voluptuous notes of candied fruits and spice rising up from the glass. In the mouth, it doesn’t disappoint with plentiful juicy plum flavours and a divine long finish.
Speak No Evil 2017 Organic Shiraz
This is another organic red wine from South Australia. This little beauty is made from 80% Shiraz grapes from McLaren Vale and 20% Shiraz grapes from the Monash Valley.
Being a vegan-friendly wine, I thought it was only right to match it with some 10-hour slow cooked red wine lamb shanks with warm crusty bread on the side 😉
It’s a velvety magenta-red colour in the glass with notes of fresh blackcurrants, plums and black pepper spice coming through on the nose. In the mouth, it’s very fruit forward with a hint of smokiness and a wonderful vibrancy to it. Juicy, fresh and highly satisfying.
Grosset 2016 Apiana
Grosset Wines is an independently owned winery in South Australia’s Clare Valley. Apiana is a white wine blend that is made from 60% Semillon and 40% Fiano. And wow, this wine stole my palate!
In the glass, it’s a yellow-green pear juice like colour. The nose is crisp and fresh with hints of flowers and herbs alongside apples, pears and candied lemon. In the mouth, it’s 100% moreish with a juicy zippy nature full of lemon and pear. This is an absolutely gorgeous wine and has gone straight to my top 10 list for 2018!
Wow, what a delicious introduction to Cellarmasters organic wine subscription! A big thanks to the Mira and the team at Cellarmasters – I have no doubt there are going to be many help organic wine-lovers around Australia right now!