6 Wines We Love That Have No Added Sulfites
Sulfites have a bad rap. They’re blamed for the splitting headache you get after one or two glasses of wine...and the foggy hangover the next day. It’s impossible to buy completely sulfite-free wine—all vino contains a little bit of the compound, which occurs as a byproduct of fermentation—but a lot of winemakers add in extra sulfites as a preservative. If you’d like to avoid the non-organic additives, look for bottles that say “no sulfites added” on the label. (Just be sure to drink them ASAP; they’re not designed to age well.)
Coturri Winery Carignane Red Wine 2015
Oh shoot, you invited a bunch of wine snobs to dinner. Sauv Blanc definitely isn’t going to cut it, but have no fear—this bottle will sweep them off their feet. From a producer that’s been making natural wine long before it became trendy, this red is intense and earthy. Ripe, sweet fruit fades into a long, tart finish.
2016 Domaine Marcel Lapierre Morgon Beaujolais
From a winemaker known for producing some of the best Beaujolais and pioneering the natural style of winemaking, this stunner evokes violets, black cherries, mineral-laced raspberries and allspice. Break it out when you’ve cooked a big Sunday dinner. (It’s guaranteed to beat the scaries.)
2013 Stellar Organics Chardonnay
What if you could help save the world while getting your buzz on? The profits from this fair-trade wine go straight into the pockets of all of the workers who till it (pretty neat)—plus, it’s vegan. And it tastes really great, too—like baked green apple and subtle creamy oak.
Badger Mountain NSA Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
This dreamy vino from Columbia Valley has notes of sweet raspberries, cranberries, baked plums, pomegranate and cardamom. Perfect for pouring right before you cuddle up in fluffy slippers and head to bed.
Frey Vineyards 2015 Organic Pinot Grigio
A subtle sipper that’s the perfect combo of dry and fruity. It reminds us of pineapple, caramelized peaches, carrot cake and roasted nuts. Pair it with asparagus and arugula salad and dinner is covered.
2016 Spartico (NSA) Spanish Cabernet – Tempranillo
A ridiculously low price tag buys you a delicious bottle that’s brimming with joyful aromas. Think: smoked almonds, berry piecrust and purple Pez (yep). It's crisp, refreshing and begging to be served with a giant bowl of turkey chili.