Organic Wines from Spain

Yes There are Organic Wines!

You care about what you put in your body and likely to some extent try to buy organic foods and body care products. It is important for our health since we are fueling our lives with what we eat. That being said there are areas I never even thought about going organic, like my wine. It was my time at ShiftCon, an amazing conference run by mommy blogger and social media influencer Leah Segedie of Momavation, that opened my eyes and introduced me to Natural Merchants for family produced organic wines..

Natural Merchants Organic WinesSo I have now been trying two amazing wines that give you a healthy edge while still letting you enjoy a glass or red or white. All wines are vegan-friendly, and Non-GMO Project Verified.

Tarantas Sparkling White

This sparkling white wine is definitely crisp and dry, which I enjoyed. It is not a sweet wine also something that works well with a nice meal. There are definitely fruit undertones, but I confess to not being refined enough in the palate to differentiate. The official description says “dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a silky, crisp green apple and lemon finish with no oak.” I paired it with lemon chicken and it was a huge hit.
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Holiday Wines – Sterling Vineyards

Disclosure- these bottles were provided as samples to facilitate this post.  As I don’t consume alcohol, my husband did the drinking for me, and let me know his thoughts  🙂

I liked the light flavor of both these wines.  I’m not a big wine drinker, but these I could drink. They aren’t fruity or have odd flavors, and the oak flavor in the pinot noir is interesting.

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Sterling Vineyards Carneros Pinot Noir

The bright acidity and gentle tannins of this fine Pinot can take guests from appetizers right into the main meal, pairing with a cornucopia of dishes on the Thanksgiving or Christmas table.  The smell-nose is oak-y, a full body aroma.  The smell is complex and not that of the basic red wine.  The taste is light, but definitely still a red wine.  The flavor is more subtle then other red wines and frankly more enjoyable.  This would go well with a nice steak or cut of beef.  There is very little after taste with a  clean crisp finish.
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