Veramonte Wines at H-E-B make Good Sense for Celebrating Earth Day
Veramonte Wines are an ideal choice for people wanting to celebrate Earth Day with a quality organic wine. Earth Day is a day to come together to restore our earth. To help create a safe and sustainable environment. Of course we should be doing this every day we live on this earth because it is the only planet we can call home. We need to find ways to nurture our environment so we can see this planet thrive and grow for many years to come.
Yes, Veramonte wines are a perfect choice for Earth Day celebrations, but not just because they taste great. Veramonte wines are sourced from organically farmed estate vineyards and carry the certified organic seal on their label helping you choose a quality wine for Earth Day. And speaking of labels, Veramonte has redesigned them to show the beauty of nature in a bottle.
For more than 25 years Veramonte has been recognized in Chile and worldwide for the consistent quality of its wines. They follow organic practices in all their estates to ensure the best conditions for the development of the
vine, thus achieving vineyards that are sustainable in time.
They accomplish this by:
- Using quality composting to preserve biodiversity
- Cover cropping in between vineyard rows in order to improve soil structure, reduce erosion and and fix nutrients.
- Canopy management & Weed Control without herbicides
- Habitat breaks to provide habitat that host beneficial insects for natural pest control
- Utilizing sheep to help maintain the grass and soil
Organic farming practices are better for the planet since they are naturally free of pesticides, herbicides and synthetic fertilizers.
Organic wines, like Veramonte, bring new sensations and aromas you might not have experienced with traditional wines. I had the opportunity to try two of their wines, Veramonte Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 ($11.99) and the Veramonte Sauvignon Blanc 2020 ($11.99), thanks to my friends at Gonzalez Byass USA and my H-E-B.
Veramonte Sauvignon Blanc
I love a cool, crisp Sauvignon Blanc and this Veramonte is as good as it gets. Fresh, vibrant and aromatic, this smooth wine offers citrus flavors like lime and oranges with some floral notes thrown in, to make this wine a winner for Earth Day, or any day for that matter. Born in the cooler climate of the Casablanca valley, the grapes are harvested at night to ensure a fresh, bright acidity. Fermented in stainless steel tanks give this wine layers of flavor.
Being the first variety to be harvested preserves its natural acidity. This is a wonderfully light wine to be served with salads, oysters and white fish.
Veramonte Cabernet Sauvignon
The Veramonte Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 comes from the organic vineyard in the warmer Colchagua valley. This wine is a perfect expression of their living soils. It has an old world boldness with a nice mouthfeel. My first thought was cherry pie and other red fruits giving it a lusciousness and brightness along with some moderate sweetness. There was also a good balance of acidity & tannins. This wine will hold its own with heavier dishes like game, lamb, curries or sausage.
Both the Veramonte Cabernet Sauvignon and the Sauvignon Blanc make great every day wines, and at this price point, you should buy several bottles when you are shopping your H-E-B. That way you will always have some on hand when friends stop by!
**Full Disclosure: I received product in exchange for my review, but not to worry, all opinions are 100% mine.
About Gonazlez Byass USA
González Byass USA is a Chicago based importer for a strategically selected portfolio of fine wine and spirit brands from around the world including Spain, Chile, Italy and Austria.
González Byass USA is the US subsidiary of González Byass headquartered in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. González Byass is a family-owned, collection of wineries founded in 1835 which spans across Spain’s most important wine producing regions.