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OUR CONCEPT

Our passion is working with small wine producers outside the main supply chains to offer supperior quality wines.

Our wine list changes regularly. Right now we have a great selection of wines from Sardinia and other Italian regions, but the list is always evolving. We also organise regularly wine tasting events, stay tuned on our social media channels, or subscribe to our newsletter. 

We are looking into wines from other European regions as well, and we will explore organic, biodynamic and natural wines.  

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ORGANIC, BIODYNAMIC AND NATURAL WINES: WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENCES?

Over the past years environmental sustainability has become important in all aspects of our lives. Wines are no exception, but there is often confusion around the different types of wines that are produced with natural or environmental friendly methods.

Here we try to briefly explain the main differences:

 

ORGANIC WINES

After a long regulatory vacuum, EU regulation 203/2012 defined organic wines. In the past, it was possible to talk about wines from organic agricolture. Today, the whole production chain must follow precise rules if a wine wants to be labeled "BIO". More specifically, this can work for wines which:

  • Use only grapes farmed with organic agricolture methods, therefore without OGM and without syntetic chamicals

  • Vinification uses only enological products authorised by EU REgulation 203/2012, avoiding the use of chemical substances to alter the vinification process

  • Most important is the rule that sets a limit to the quantity of sulfites which can be added in organic wines: 100 mg/l for red wines, and 150 mg/l for white wines and rosés.


BIODYNAMIC WINES

Biodynamic wines follow the rules of biodynamic agricolture. Even though this agricoltural method is not governed by specific laws, it is a niche regulated by organisations such as the Demeter. Other than completely distancing itself from the use of syntetic chemicals and reducing machines use to a minimum, biodynamic agricolture is based on the respect of natural cycles, particualry the lunar phases, and on the use of biodynamic preparations (natural composts) in specific moments of the year.

As a result, grapes will be naturally healthy, will offer high quality and will be able to defend themselves autonomously from parasites.

As for biological wine, biodynamic wines further limit the amount of added sulfites to 70 mg/l for red wines, 90 mg/l for white wines and 60 mg/l for sparkling wines.

NATURAL WINES

It is a little simpler to explain natural wines as these are wines produced without any syntetich substances, or any other manipulation by men. However, there are some nuances: the vineyards, all with a low output, are treated only with a minimum of natural substances such as sulphur and copper, while the fermentation and sharpening are carried out exclusively with indigenous yeasts already found on the grapes.

As for sulfites, sometimes, for years with a particularly bad or weak harvests, minimal quantities are used, no more than 30 mg/l for red wines and rosés and 50 mg/l for white wines (1/4 of the limits established by the law).