Here at Gianni’s we focus on AUTHENTICITY and QUALITY of our product. Our wine list also reflects the same.
Here you will find Organic wine, as well as biodynamic and sustainable selections.
These terms vary in the way they’re defined and regulated, but we’ll do my best to sort out the way they’re most typically used.
Wines can be made from certified organically grown grapes, avoiding any synthetic pesticides or additives, or, to take it a step further, “organic” wines are made from organically grown grapes, and are also made without any added sulfites (though naturally
occurring sulfites will still be present).
Similar to organic farming in that both take place without synthetic chemicals, but biodynamic farming incorporates ideas about a vineyard as an entire ecosystem, and also takes into account things such as astrological influences and lunar cycles. A biodynamic wine means that the grapes are farmed biodynamically, and that the winemaker did not make the wine with any common manipulations such as yeast additions or acidity adjustments. A wine “made from biodynamic grapes” means that a vintner used biodynamically grown grapes, but followed a less strict list of rules in winemaking.
Refers to a range of practices that are not only ecologically sound, but also economically viable and socially responsible. Sustainable farmers may farm largely organically or biodynamically but have flexibility to choose what works best for their individual property. They may also focus on energy and water conservation, use of renewable resources and other efforts. Some thirdparty agencies offer sustainability certifications, and many regional industry associations are working on developing clearer standards.