Erica Landin

Location: Stockholm, AB

While working as a Biotech equities analyst, a divine Burgundy stopped me in my tracks and made me re-evaluate life. Today, I'm a full time wine writer. Passionate about small, quality producers, minimal intervention winemaking & sustainability in wine.

Five fantastic organic white wines

There are so many fantastic organic wines out there - don't get stuck thinking "organic" means cheap, simple wines called "Green Planet" or the like. Some of the best wines in the world are organic or biodynamic though not all are certified. After posting a few red favorites and a list of great organic champagne, here comes my list for five lovely whites I've tasted in the past few weeks. Happy sipping!

 

(PS that's me and my sister on the cover pic. She's crazy and drinks anything but so much fun. We are hoping to do a wine travel series one of these days, to follow in our father's TV-host footsteps. Any contacts you have and wish to share, send me a message!)

1. Domaine Weinbach Riesling Reserve Personelle (2011)

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Domaine Weinbach in Alsace, run by three women of the Faller family, is completely biodynamic since 2005. They produce wines of exceptional finesse, acidity and minerality which has gained the trio international renown. This 2011 Riesling from their Clos de Capuchin vineyards is young and sharp as a shard of glass. The acidity – never sour only refreshing – is it’s defining feature but the yellow fruit is there, as are honeyed tones, and the balance is precise. The fatty citrus tones probably open up with decanting. I’d have no problem drinking a bottle now, perhaps with sushi or shellfish, but I’d say a few years in the cellar will turn this into a jewel.

 
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