2011 Girasole Pinot Noir

This 2011 Girasole Pinot Noir (pronounced jeer-uh-so-lay) is another wine that is made from certified organic grapes and currently available in the SF Bay Area store.

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Their website, http://www.girasolevineyards.com/, explains the difference between traditional wine and a wine that’s made with organic grapes.

“When wine is crafted using the “organically grown grapes” designation on the front label and the certifying agency’s seal on the back label, the regulations require that the total sulfite content cannot be more than 99 ppm (Note: for comparison purposes, the FDA allows up to 350 ppm in traditional wines). 99 ppm is a very low addition of an approved preservative that keeps the wine from oxidizing, which can cause the wine to change flavors or color. At Girasole Vineyards, our wines typically test out at a total sulfite level of between 45-65 ppm.”

Girasole Vineyards also follow vegan friendly guidelines when making their wines. No animal products, such as egg-whites, are used in the winemaking process. Special organically-approved yeasts (which are not grown on any petrochemical substrate product) are used to promote the fermentation of the grapes into wine.

So, are you going to try this or other organic wine?

The 2011 Girasole Pinot Noir is available in a 750 mL bottle and is priced at $9.99.

Item number 850172.

Inventory and pricing at your store will vary and are subject to change at any time.

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