You must be familiar with the splitting headache you get after one or two glasses of wine and the foggy hangover the next day. Contrary to popular opinion, it is not the alcohol content of the wine that causes these maladies. What, then, is the perpetrator of such symptoms? It is sulfate that is at the root of such observations.
Now, it is impossible to buy a wine that has null sulfate content since the compound occurs as a by-product of fermentation. However, what we really want to avoid is the extra sulfates some winemakers add as a preservative. These inorganic additives may be avoided if you buy a bottle that says “no sulfates added” on the label.
Sulfates Free Wines You Should Definitely Try
The following are some of the sulfate-free wines we recommend you to try. Make sure that you drink such wines as soon as is possible since they aren’t designed to age well. Before starting, check out “Simple Solution To Remove Sulfites From Wine” for a helpful guide to removing these sulfites from your wine at home.
Coturri Winery Carignane Red Wine 2015
This wine is from a producer that has been making natural wine long before sulfate-free wines became trendy. The red of this wine is intense and earthy. Its ripe, sweet fruity flavor fades into a long, tart finish. It is an excellent choice for when you have wine snobs over who isn’t sated with something like Sauvignon blanc.
2016 Domaine Marcel Lapierre Morgon Beaujolais
This one is from a winemaker known for producing some of the best Beaujolais and also for pioneering the natural style of winemaking. It evokes the flavor of violets, black cherries, mineral-laced raspberries and lastly, allspice. Try this one when you need something to accompany a hearty meal you have cooked.
2013 Stellar Organics Chardonnay
Imagine being able to do public good while getting your buzz on. The profits from selling these fair-trade wines go directly into the wallets of the workers who make it. Moreover, this wine is vegan. It has a really great taste too, which is that of baked green apple and subtle creamy oak.
Badger Mountain NSA Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
This dreamy wine comes from Columbia Valley. It elicits notes of sweet raspberries, cranberries, baked plums, pomegranate, and cardamom. It is a perfect after-dinner sipper and is best had right before you head to bed.
Frey Vineyards 2015 Organic Pinot Grigio
This one is a subtle sipper that is a perfect combination of dry and fruity. It may remind you of pineapple, caramelized peaches, carrot cake, and roasted nuts. You can pair it with asparagus and arugula salad for a light dinner.
2016 Spartico (NSA) Spanish Cabernet- Tempranillo
Brimming with a myriad of beautiful aromas, it has a pretty low price tag. The aromas are of smoked almonds, berry piecrust, and purple Pez. It is crisp, refreshing and best served with a bowl of turkey chili.
Sulfate is not only dangerous for your health but is also often an allergen for a significant percentage of the total population. Quite a lot of people show mild to severe allergic symptoms when they consume sulfate-containing produce. Therefore, drinking sulfate-free wines reduces the chance of an allergic reaction.
Experiment with flavors, accentuate dinners and, at the same time, keep your health in order. Thank you for reading! Let us know in the comments below if you’ve ever tried removing sulfites from your wine. Be sure to also check out “All You Need to Know About Decanting Wine” for a guide to getting your wine to the right condition to drinking.
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