This article explores the question of the weekly quiz that asked if: “a wine containing sulphites is not natural?”. In the course of the article we will answer the question!

IS NOT A WINE CONTAINING SULFITES NATURAL?

INDEX

  1. The sulfites
  2. Use in wines
  3. 3.Correct answer to the weekly quiz

1. THE SULFITES

Sulfites are a heterogeneous and vast group of compounds, used in the food industry mainly as additives. With the main function of preservatives, to counteract the oxidation of foods and prevent unwanted microbial development, they are used in solid and powder form, or in the form of gas as in the case of added sulfur dioxide.

2. THE USE OF SULFITES IN WINES

The wording “contains sulfites”, mandatory since 2005, on the model of the US legislation, simply indicates that the added sulfur dioxide exceeds 10 mg. Today who makes wine. he does it with criteria, 3 mg of sulfur dioxide per quintal of grapes, they leave no mark and you can drink it with serenity.

Wanting to better specify the use of these terms, harbingers of great confusion, we should say that with the expression “wine without sulfites” we should refer to the total value in this case equal to zero. In truth, there are rare cases of wines without any sulphites. Some natural producers arrive there after long spontaneous fermentation at low temperatures that can last for years. There are also wines “without added sulfites”, which however contain naturally developed sulfites in a quantity lower than 10mg / l. A zero sulfite wine, however, may not be natural if obtained through technological practices and patented protocols. The same goes for wines without added sulfites which are, as the term itself says, obtained simply without resorting to their addition. Therefore also wines commonly called conventional can be “without added sulfites”.

3. CORRECT ANSWER

The correct answer to the weekly quiz is number 3.

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