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Organic wines

Drops is all about organic and biodynamic wines from small, artisan wineries. Many of the greatest wines internationally today are organic, and we are very proud to carry such a special selection.

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"The wines from Drops are just soo nice! Really amazing."

Jana Falcon, DJ & Producer

Leithaberg Rot 2019

winestyle-img Rich & Deep
Mineral
Like the idea of a wet stone: sometimes cool, salty, slightly smoky and mostly a tight, grippy texture on the palate. Rather a mouthfeel than aromatics.
Spicy
Like an embrace of strong, warmer aromas from pepper to coriander, cloves, vanilla to tobacco and leather.
Elegant, Structured
22,50 €
30,00 €/L

Neuland Grüner Veltliner 2023

winestyle-img Fresh & Juicy
Fruity
Like a fruit basket of fresh fruit: From citrus to peach, apple, pear, to cherry, raspberry or plum.
Mineral
Like the idea of a wet stone: sometimes cool, salty, slightly smoky and mostly a tight, grippy texture on the palate. Rather a mouthfeel than aromatics.
Animating, Lively
11,90 €
15,87 €/L

Silt Burgunder 2020

winestyle-img Fine & Layered
Mineralisch
Floral
Like a fragrant flower meadow with notes like rose and jasmine blossoms and delicate meadow herbs.
Elegant
27,00 €
36,00 €/L

Heritage Zibibbo 2022

winestyle-img Fine & Layered
Floral
Like a fragrant flower meadow with notes like rose and jasmine blossoms and delicate meadow herbs.
Fruity
Like a fruit basket of fresh fruit: From citrus to peach, apple, pear, to cherry, raspberry or plum.
Aromatic, complex
129,00 €
172,00 €/L

Serragghia Zibibbo 2022

winestyle-img Fresh & Juicy
Floral
Like a fragrant flower meadow with notes like rose and jasmine blossoms and delicate meadow herbs.
Fruity
Like a fruit basket of fresh fruit: From citrus to peach, apple, pear, to cherry, raspberry or plum.
Aromatic, Complex
90,00 €
120,00 €/L

Serragghia Fanino 2022

winestyle-img Fine & Layered
Fruity
Like a fruit basket of fresh fruit: From citrus to peach, apple, pear, to cherry, raspberry or plum.
Earthy
Like an energy bursting forest floor with aromas of mushrooms, moss, root vegetables but also dried aromas.
Floral
Like a fragrant flower meadow with notes like rose and jasmine blossoms and delicate meadow herbs.
Aromatic, complex
90,00 €
120,00 €/L

Muskateller mit Achtung 2021

winestyle-img Fine & Layered
Floral
Like a fragrant flower meadow with notes like rose and jasmine blossoms and delicate meadow herbs.
Vegetative
Structured, Juicy
22,90 €
30,53 €/L

Laški Riesling 2020

winestyle-img Rich & Deep
Fruity
Like a fruit basket of fresh fruit: From citrus to peach, apple, pear, to cherry, raspberry or plum.
Floral
Like a fragrant flower meadow with notes like rose and jasmine blossoms and delicate meadow herbs.
Spicy
Like an embrace of strong, warmer aromas from pepper to coriander, cloves, vanilla to tobacco and leather.
Intense, Elegant
39,00 €
52,00 €/L
sale

Chardonnay vom Opok 2021

winestyle-img Fine & Layered
Mineral
Like the idea of a wet stone: sometimes cool, salty, slightly smoky and mostly a tight, grippy texture on the palate. Rather a mouthfeel than aromatics.
Fruity
Like a fruit basket of fresh fruit: From citrus to peach, apple, pear, to cherry, raspberry or plum.
Fine-meshed
Normal price 19,90 € Special Price 18,50 €
24,67 €/L

SP68 Rosso 2022

winestyle-img Fine & Layered
Fruity
Like a fruit basket of fresh fruit: From citrus to peach, apple, pear, to cherry, raspberry or plum.
Mineral
Like the idea of a wet stone: sometimes cool, salty, slightly smoky and mostly a tight, grippy texture on the palate. Rather a mouthfeel than aromatics.
Fine-meshed, Elegant
20,90 €
27,87 €/L

SP68 Bianco 2022

winestyle-img Fine & Layered
Floral
Like a fragrant flower meadow with notes like rose and jasmine blossoms and delicate meadow herbs.
Fruity
Like a fruit basket of fresh fruit: From citrus to peach, apple, pear, to cherry, raspberry or plum.
Elegant, Animating
20,90 €
27,87 €/L

Flor Pinot Noir 2020

winestyle-img Fine & Layered
Fruity
Like a fruit basket of fresh fruit: From citrus to peach, apple, pear, to cherry, raspberry or plum.
Vegetative
Oxidative, Fine-meshed
19,50 €
26,00 €/L

Rollaball 2022

winestyle-img Fresh & Juicy
Fruity
Like a fruit basket of fresh fruit: From citrus to peach, apple, pear, to cherry, raspberry or plum.
Spicy
Like an embrace of strong, warmer aromas from pepper to coriander, cloves, vanilla to tobacco and leather.
Animating, Complex
29,50 €
39,33 €/L

Hirschensuperreyn 2021

winestyle-img Rich & Deep
Vegetative
From invigorating herbs, grasses, hay to chamomile and notes of essential oils.
Mineral
Like the idea of a wet stone: sometimes cool, salty, slightly smoky and mostly a tight, grippy texture on the palate. Rather a mouthfeel than aromatics.
Spicy
Like an embrace of strong, warmer aromas from pepper to coriander, cloves, vanilla to tobacco and leather.
Complex, Fine-meshed
28,50 €
38,00 €/L

Sauvignon Blanc 2018

winestyle-img Fine & Layered
Mineral
Like the idea of a wet stone: sometimes cool, salty, slightly smoky and mostly a tight, grippy texture on the palate. Rather a mouthfeel than aromatics.
Fruity
Like a fruit basket of fresh fruit: From citrus to peach, apple, pear, to cherry, raspberry or plum.
Smooth
23,00 €
30,67 €/L

Quercus 328 2020

winestyle-img Fine & Layered
Spicy
Like an embrace of strong, warmer aromas from pepper to coriander, cloves, vanilla to tobacco and leather.
Fruity
Like a fruit basket of fresh fruit: From citrus to peach, apple, pear, to cherry, raspberry or plum.
Vegetative
Fine-meshed, Complex
32,00 €
42,67 €/L

Zweigelt Saineé SA

Fruity
Like a fruit basket of fresh fruit: From citrus to peach, apple, pear, to cherry, raspberry or plum.
Floral
Like a fragrant flower meadow with notes like rose and jasmine blossoms and delicate meadow herbs.
Animating
12,90 €
17,20 €/L

Weißburgunder SA

winestyle-img Fresh & Juicy
Fruity
Like a fruit basket of fresh fruit: From citrus to peach, apple, pear, to cherry, raspberry or plum.
Juicy,Animating
14,90 €
19,87 €/L

Welschriesling Rechnitz 2021

winestyle-img Fine & Layered
Mineral
Like the idea of a wet stone: sometimes cool, salty, slightly smoky and mostly a tight, grippy texture on the palate. Rather a mouthfeel than aromatics.
Fruity
Like a fruit basket of fresh fruit: From citrus to peach, apple, pear, to cherry, raspberry or plum.
Smooth, Elegant
18,90 €
25,20 €/L

Popcorn 2022

winestyle-img Fresh & Juicy
Fruity
Like a fruit basket of fresh fruit: From citrus to peach, apple, pear, to cherry, raspberry or plum.
Spicy
Like an embrace of strong, warmer aromas from pepper to coriander, cloves, vanilla to tobacco and leather.
Juicy
12,50 €
16,67 €/L

Neuland Grüner Veltliner 2022

winestyle-img Fresh & Juicy
Fruity
Like a fruit basket of fresh fruit: From citrus to peach, apple, pear, to cherry, raspberry or plum.
Mineral
Like the idea of a wet stone: sometimes cool, salty, slightly smoky and mostly a tight, grippy texture on the palate. Rather a mouthfeel than aromatics.
Animating,Lively
11,90 €
15,87 €/L

Ponzichter 2021

winestyle-img Fresh & Juicy
Fruity
Like a fruit basket of fresh fruit: From citrus to peach, apple, pear, to cherry, raspberry or plum.
Spicy
Like an embrace of strong, warmer aromas from pepper to coriander, cloves, vanilla to tobacco and leather.
Structured
11,90 €
15,87 €/L

Bubbles Non Vintage

winestyle-img Fresh & Juicy
Fruity
Like a fruit basket of fresh fruit: From citrus to peach, apple, pear, to cherry, raspberry or plum.
Mineral
Like the idea of a wet stone: sometimes cool, salty, slightly smoky and mostly a tight, grippy texture on the palate. Rather a mouthfeel than aromatics.
Elegant, Fine-meshed
20,90 €
27,87 €/L

Gluegglich Rosé 2022

winestyle-img Fresh & Juicy
Fruity
Like a fruit basket of fresh fruit: From citrus to peach, apple, pear, to cherry, raspberry or plum.
Floral
Like a fragrant flower meadow with notes like rose and jasmine blossoms and delicate meadow herbs.
Juicy, Lively
12,50 €
16,67 €/L

Gluegglich Weiß 2022

winestyle-img Fresh & Juicy
Fruity
Like a fruit basket of fresh fruit: From citrus to peach, apple, pear, to cherry, raspberry or plum.
Aromatic
12,50 €
16,67 €/L

Solerte Macerato 2022

winestyle-img Fine & Layered
Fruity
Like a fruit basket of fresh fruit: From citrus to peach, apple, pear, to cherry, raspberry or plum.
Spicy
Like an embrace of strong, warmer aromas from pepper to coriander, cloves, vanilla to tobacco and leather.
Smooth, Aromatic
17,50 €
23,33 €/L

Chenin by Majas 2021

Mineral
Like the idea of a wet stone: sometimes cool, salty, slightly smoky and mostly a tight, grippy texture on the palate. Rather a mouthfeel than aromatics.
Fruity
Like a fruit basket of fresh fruit: From citrus to peach, apple, pear, to cherry, raspberry or plum.
Lively
14,90 €
19,87 €/L

L'Amourouse Rosé 2022

winestyle-img Fresh & Juicy
Floral
Like a fragrant flower meadow with notes like rose and jasmine blossoms and delicate meadow herbs.
Fruity
Like a fruit basket of fresh fruit: From citrus to peach, apple, pear, to cherry, raspberry or plum.
Smooth
13,90 €
18,53 €/L

What makes an organic wine? What are the guidelines?

Organic wines are characterised above all by the omission of pesticides, synthetic fertilisers and the use of genetic engineering. The idea of organic winegrowers is therefore not only to produce a high-quality and natural wine, but also to cultivate it gently and sustainably and in harmony with the ecosystem.

Compared to conventional winegrowers, there are strict guidelines for organic wines as to which fertilisers and pesticides may be used. Among other things, no herbicides may be used and weeds must be removed mechanically, not chemically or synthetically.

Organic winegrowers only spray their vines with natural substances such as copper, sulphur, baking powder or plant teas, and only to a very small extent. It goes without saying that the use of genetically modified organisms is not permitted for the cultivation of organic wine.

Once a vineyard is freed from synthetic chemicals, the plants greatly build up their resistance to disease over time. As a result, vineyards also need less external "help", which makes the whole environment healthier and also the wine more expressive.

How are organic wines processed in the cellar?

Organic wines must not only adhere to strict cultivation guidelines but also in processing in the cellar.

The guiding principle here is to process the wine as naturally as possible. This begins with the fact that, compared to conventional wines, the must is not subjected to dehydrating processes (reverse osmosis), nor is wine concentrate from artificially frozen grapes allowed to be added (cryoextraction).

Additionally, for fining, clarification, and stabilization of organic wine, substances such as gelatin, bovine blood, or metatartaric acid cannot be used. The same applies to genetically modified yeasts or enzymes. (Yes, all of these and about 50 other partially controversial substances can be added to conventional wine).

Sulfites are also restricted for organic wine:
For wines with a residual sugar content of less than 2 g/l, red wines are allowed a maximum of 100 mg/l SO2 (conventional wines 150 mg/l), and for white and rosé wines, a maximum of 150 mg/l SO2 (conventional wines 200 mg/l). In general, organic winemakers tend to go below these limits.

Is organic wine and biodynamic wine the same thing?

Organic farming and biodynamic farming have many overlaps but are not the same.

In organic agriculture, the focus is primarily on working sustainably and avoiding chemical-synthetic substances. Biodynamics builds on the organic approach and takes it a step further.

In this approach, scientific methods are combined with spiritual beliefs, and the central idea is that of a self-sustaining organism. The plant and animal life create a cycle in which as a farmer or winemaker, you integrate yourself and ensure the best possible maintenance and promotion of this balance.

The timing of planting, harvesting, and other activities is determined by the lunar calendar. What may sound too esoteric to some is supported by quality, as many biodynamically operated wineries are now counted among the international top wineries.

Biodynamic wines are typically recognizable by certification labels such as Demeter, RespektBiodyn.

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Are organic wines natural wines?

We often hear this question :)

Diese Frage hören wir oft :)Jeder Naturwein ist ein Biowein, das ist die Voraussetzung für einen Naturwein. Jedoch ist nicht jeder Biowein automatisch ein Naturwein.

Zu Erklärung: Für Naturweine gibt es zwar keinen gesetzlich festgeschrieben Begriff, jedoch verständigt man sich auf 6 wesentliche Merkmale, die einen Naturwein ausmachen:

1. Biologischer oder Biodynamischer Anbau
2. Handlese
3. Spontangärung
4. Keine Zusatzstoffe, keine Schönungsmittel
5. Keine Feinfiltration
6. Kein/minimaler Einsatz von Sulfiten (Schwefel)

Ein Biowein hingegen muss zwar nach Bio-Richtlinien im Anbau und bei der Kellerarbeit erzeugt werden, jedoch ist es nicht verpflichtend, bspw. von Hand zu lesen, eine Spontangärung zu machen (auch Reinzuchthefen sind zugelassen), und auch dürfen bestimmte Schönungsmittel und eine bestimmte Menge an Schwefel eingesetzt werden.

Es gibt Bioweine, die leider nur aus Marketinggründen ein Biolabel führen, sich um die Qualität des Weines jedoch weniger sorgen. Und gleichzeitig gibt es Naturweine, die gar keine Bio-Zertifizierung aufweisen, jedoch aus der eigenen Motivation der Winzer:in nachhaltig, ohne Zusätze, und im Einklang mit der Umwelt beste Naturweine herstellen. Das sind dann auch Bioweine, jedoch nicht zertifiziert.

Die Erfahrung zeigt, je größer das Biolabel, desto skeptischer sollte man sein, ob man hier nicht mehr auf Marketing als auf Qualität gesetzt hat. Frage deinen Händler nach einem hochwertigen Biowein :)

Bei Drops kannst du Naturweine kaufen, wie auch Bioweine und Biodynamische Weine, die 100% aus aus ökologischem Anbau stammen.

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Do organic wines contain sulfites?

Yes. Sulphites (sulphur) is a much discussed topic in the wine world. Since wine is a stimulant and not a food, it is not obligatory to declare all additives that may be contained in it. With the exception of sulphites.

And these are de facto in every wine, whether added manually or not, because sulphites are automatically produced in the course of fermentation, and sulphites are also contained in the grape seeds. Thus, every wine, whether organic, natural or conventional, contains sulphites.

The question is rather how much sulphites should or may be contained in the wine.

For organic wines with a residual sugar content of less than 2 g/l, a maximum of 100 mg/l SO2 is permitted for red wines (conventional wines 150 mg/l), and for white and rosé wines a maximum of 150 mg/l SO2 (conventional wines 200 mg/l). As a rule, however, organic winegrowers fall further below these limits.

Natural wines - and there are different philosophies - ranged between 10mg/l - 50mg/l SO2 naturally produced during fermentation.

How do I recognize an organic wine?

The smaller the label, the better :)

Every organic wine has a label. There are different ones, often you find the EU organic logo, recognisable as a leaf stylised from stars on a green background. There is also the state organic label, Ecovin, Naturland, Bioland, Demeter, and others.

Experience shows that the bigger the organic label, the more sceptical you should be about whether you have not focused more on marketing than on quality. Ask your retailer for a high-quality organic wine :)