Organic Veramonte Wines For Everyday

Organic Veramonte Wines For Everyday

Organic Veramonte Wines For Everyday.

We’re tasting two organic wines from the Chilean company Veramonte today, which are both created from organic grapes.

These wines provide outstanding value for money, are widely accessible in the United States, and are ideal for drinking as a precursor to Earth Day. Both wines were provided to us as tasting samples.

An Introduction to the History of Earth Day.

I thought it might be interesting to take a look back at the history of Earth Day in preparation for the celebration later this week. Find an Earth Day celebration near you by visiting Earth Day was originally observed on April 22, 1970, in the United States.

Senate Minority Leader Gaylord Nelson, a Democrat from Wisconsin, delivered a speech in Seattle during the autumn of 1969 in which he advocated for a nationwide “environmental teach-in” as a means of drawing attention to the deteriorating state of our environment.

Denis Hayes, a “young activist,” was engaged to help organize university teach-ins as part of the initiative, which was co-chaired by Republican Congressman Pete McCloskey and supported by the American Civil Liberties Union.

The movement swiftly spread beyond college campuses all around the United States and into other parts of the world. According to, 20 million Americans (10 percent of the population of the United States) participated in demonstrations against environmental degradation on the inaugural Earth Day in 1970.

Democratic and Republican efforts resulted in the establishment of the United States Environmental Protection Agency, the National Environmental Education Act, the Occupational Safety and Health Act, and the Clean Air Act, among other landmark legislation.

A few years later, the Clean Water Act, the Endangered Species Act, and the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act were all passed, and the world was transformed.

By 1990, Earth Day had reached a worldwide audience. As Earth Day celebrations have evolved over the years, recycling, renewable energy, and global climate change have increasingly been the focal points of the festivities. More than one billion people organize for action on Earth Day every year, with participants from more than 190 nations all around the globe.

Organic Viticulture and Winemaking are two of the most popular options.

The use of organic farming methods avoids the use of synthetic herbicides and pesticides in the vineyard. In addition to organic certification, which is a multi-year procedure, the recording of organic practices in the vineyard is required as part of the process. In the vineyard, only organically certified applications, treatments, and soil amendments are permitted to be utilized.

I recall hearing this from an organic viticulturist, who explained that it applied to everything from the predatory insects employed in the vineyard to control pests to the soil.

By using organic farming techniques, you may make your vineyard a safer place to work while also reducing the likelihood of soil, water, and grape contamination by potentially dangerous chemicals.

The importance of soil health and variety for good vine growth has long been known, and many think that it contributes to the development of more complex grape tastes. Cover crops and organic soil amendments aid in the development of soil complexity and health, which are both critical.

Some producers work hard to get their organic vineyards certified, while others practice organic farming but do not seek certification for their operations. In the case of winemaking, the same is true.

Some winemakers prefer to certify the winemaking process (which is a different procedure from producing grapes), while others do not go to the trouble of obtaining certification.

In many situations, you must be acquainted with the winemaker’s winemaking technique as well as the vineyard sources in order to determine whether or not organic farming and winemaking are involved in the production process.

Other wineries, such as Veramonte, receive the accreditation and include it on the label of the bottle of wine. ECOCERT has certified both of these wines as organic, which is shown on the rear label of each bottle.

The statement “Made With Organic Grapes” on the label informs you that the grapes are certified organic, that the wine is made entirely of certified organic grapes, that the wine is produced in a certified organic facility, that the wine may contain up to 100ppm total sulfites, and that the wine bears the certifier’s label (ECOCERT).

Certifications from Veramonte

Certified Sustainable Wine of Chile has also given these Veramonte wines its sustainability certification. The Code of Sustainability relates to four areas: vineyards, wineries and bottling facilities, social and tourist initiatives, and environmental protection.

Chilean Sauvignon Blanc from the Casablanca Valley, Veramonte Reserva 2020.

2020 Veramonte Reserva Sauvignon Blanc, Casablanca Valley, Chile — medium yellow in color in the glass, with notes of underripe guava, parched grass, and passion fruit on the nose.

Tropical aromas, dry grass, guava, and a gravelly minerality set the tone for the flavors. A high level of acidity results in a clean, juicy aftertaste. SRP is $11.99 for 13.5 percent abv.

Chilean Cabernet Sauvignon from the Colchagua Valley, Veramonte Reserva 2018.
A medium red in the glass, with ample plumy notes emanating from the 2018 Veramonte Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon from Chile’s Colchagua Valley.

The flavors of juicy currants, plums, and blackberries are prominent, with notes of sandy soil and drying tannins accompanying them. On the finish, there are lingering hints of dried mint. The alcohol content is 14 percent. Suggested retail price: $11.99.

These wines pair very well with a variety of cuisines. We served them with an asparagus tart, which was a great combination of flavors. We were fortunate enough to get several bunches of fresh, locally produced asparagus from our neighbors only a day before we tried these wines, and we put them to good use!

Wines from Veramonte are served with asparagus tart.

Veramonte’s wine range includes Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Carménère, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Pinot Noir, among other varietals.

All of the ingredients come from organic estate vineyards. The Casablanca Valley is known for its production of cool climate varietals like Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, and Pinot Noir. Cold climate varietals like Carménère and Cabernet Sauvignon are planted and produced in the Colchagua Valley region.

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