Sulfite / sulfur / SO2

Sulphide is a chemical additive that helps to stabilize wine.

Why does natural wine still have sulfites without adding sulfur (SO2)?

Grapes, like vines, naturally contain small amounts of sulfites. It's a bit absurd, but almost every wine must have the addition “contains sulfites” on the bottle. Even if no sulfites or only extremely small amounts were added.

Almost all of our winemakers work with very little or no sulfur during bottling. We think you can taste it! It makes the wine more digestible and easier to drink for allergy sufferers. Also, the hangover the next day is noticeably less :)

Here is an overview of the sulfites limit values for conventional, organic and biodynamic wines.

Conventional wine BIO - wineBiodynamic wine
Residual sugar:
dry red wine
(up to 5 g sugar)
160 mg / l120 mg / l100 mg / l
dry red wine (over 5 g sugar)200 mg / l170 mg / l100 mg / l
dry white wine / rose
(up to 5 g sugar)
210 mg / l170 mg / l140 mg / l
dry white wine / rose
(over 5 g sugar)
260 mg / l220 mg / l180 mg / l
Sparkling wine235 mg / l205 mg / l180 mg / l
Overview of the sulfites limit values
Category: Wine info
Tags: Sulfur, so2, sulfite

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