Environment and well-being
Consuming more organic and natural wines is a socially responsible act and a committed consumer. Buying and consuming organic wine means promoting a sector that respects nature and people at the expense of a profit-hungry agri-food industry. Your money will not contribute to worsening the already catastrophic situation of the ecosystem that surrounds us and sustains us.
Why wine in particular?
“With 76,000 tonnes spread on its soil in 2008, France is the largest consumer of pesticides in Europe. And viticulture is the largest consumer in the agricultural sector: while vines cover only 2% of cultivated land, they consume 15% of plant protection products. These certainly make it possible to prevent vine diseases (powdery mildew, mildew, etc.), but above all to lower grape production costs. Thus, total weeding by the chemical industry is almost three times cheaper than soil maintenance by ploughing.” la Revue du vin de France
Wine is one of the most controversial consumer products. The sector is regularly pointed out and for good reason: it is the most chemical-intensive sector in all French agriculture. An aggravating observation is that it is in grapes, then in wine that we find the most traces of concentration of molecules from the chemical industry in the finished product.
Carcinogens, Mutagens, Boscalid, Carbendazim, Fenhexamid, Folpel, Phthalimide, Pyrimethanil; after destroying all wildlife over entire square kilometres... how would you like to be poisoned?
For the well-being.
For some drinkers, health problems start instantly from two glasses of rosé or conventional white. Headaches, cold, stuffy nose, cough, throat and trachea irritation. The culprits? While the consequences of the consumption of treated wines on the body are variable, the link between SO2 (Sulfites) and these disorders is known and proven. The presence of this preservative, which is allowed by law to be used in large quantities, has an irritating effect on the body. To make you aware of this, it is quite legal in France to offer wines containing up to 400 milligrams (for special wines Regulation (EC) 606/2009) per litre of SO2 ! In organic wine, the level of sulphites is reduced (about -30%) compared to conventional wine. This limits the risks and many organic wines are well below the standards of organic agriculture, approaching the "natural wine" that is supposed to no longer contain added sulphites.
For a regulatory framework.
The specifications in organic farming are demanding and controlled. In conventional agriculture, controls are not systematic; the regulations do not require winemakers to communicate on the exact content of their wines. What does my bottle contain? It is at the discretion of the field ... In organic, at least, a regulatory framework and controls are added to limit the risks.