Tawse Spark Limestone Ridge Organic Sparkling Riesling

LCBO#: 370361
Price: $20.95
Made in: Ontario, Canada
By: Tawse Winery
Year: 2016

This Ontarian sparkling gives out apple aromas with pear hints and lime. This last one maybe is the culprit for making the taste quite sour. This gives the mouthfeel a refreshing and crisp feel. A nice blend from the grapes giving apple notes. Light yeast lingers on the tongue. A special sour sparkling, but a nice all-around one. And the more and more I have this one, the more and more I am falling in love with it. So good !! Must put this on the list to visit when we go down visiting the Niagara region.

Rating: 4.2/5

Cygnus Organic Brut Nature Cava

LCBO#: 352856
Price: $16.95
Made in: Barcelona, Spain
By: U Mes U Fan Tres

This Spanish Organic Sparkling available in the Vintages section at the LCBO, is composed of Parellada, Macabeo and Xarel-lo varietals. Fruity aromas of apples and pears. The taste is more on the sour side of things. Less fruity in the mouth, but some of the grapes. Tarty mouthfeel, but not much almonds notes from the yeast. Pretty good overall, kind of forgetting this is an organic wine. Vell worth the price. 

Rating: 3.7/5

La Jara Organic Prosecco Brut

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Price: $15.95
Made in: Veneto, Italy
By: Az. Agricola La Jara

This organic Sparkling won Gold in Germany for The Great International Organic Wine Award in 2014. Nice yeast aromas giving out notes of bananas. After a while, the fruits come out with apples, white grapes and soft sourness. This sourness is there at first in the taste, but goes down quickly, going through the apples and finishing with light yeast on the tongue. Mild tart in the mouthfeel and lightly bodied. It is quite nice overall for an organic Sparkling. Some are too different. This one fits well among the non-organic.

Rating: 3.7/5

Emiliana Adobe Reserva Merlot

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Price: $12.95
Made in: San Antonio Valley, Chile
By: Vinedos Emiliana S.A.
Varietal: Merlot

This is one of our first Organic wine experience (the first one being this same winery, last year, with their white). Smells weak at first, but gets stronger with time. Cherries with a little tobacco. The taste unfortunately stays mild. Decent plums and berries, but finishes quickly and only tart is left on the tongue. Good in the way that it does not offend because it is organic. Just too mild overall.

Rating: 2.9/5

Santa Julia Organic Brut

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Price: $14.85
Made in: Mendoza, Argentina
By: Bodega Santa Julia

This Organic Argentinian sparkling has a big nose of the yeast, but well-blended with the real smelling fruit, mostly the grapes. At their natural state. Notes of the vines as well (like fresh wood). The taste starts off a little sweet, but sourness gets in the middle and the fruit finishes things. What lingers in the aftertaste is mild yeast, giving hints of nuts and wood. The aromas eventually give out some sweetness and light sourness. This is actually a nice balanced Organic sparkling, and really not more expensive than normal ones (so well worth the buck). Still, sulfites are found in here.

Rating: 3.9/5

Emiliana Adobe Reserva Sauvignon Blanc

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Price: $ 12.95
Made in: Casablanca Valley, Chile
By: Vinedos Emiliana S.A.
Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc

This Chilean organic white wine has nicely balanced aromas between the grapes and light pears. Between the dryness and oiliness for mouthfeel. Between the sweetness and mild sourness for taste with fresh fruity taste. A very enjoyable organic wine that was quite pleasant with the shrimp and broccoli stir-fry we just cooked. Well worth the price.

Rating: 4.1/5