Sardinian organic wines are wines produced using organic farming methods, which excludes the use of pesticides, chemical fertilizers and genetically modified organisms.
The production of Sardinian organic wines requires more attention and care towards the grape varieties, but the wines produced are generally characterized by a strong personality and great expressiveness.
In order to be considered organic wines, Sardinian wines must meet certain standards set by European organizations responsible for the control and certification of organic farming. These standards cover all stages of production, from the cultivation of vines to winemaking and bottling.
These wines are certified by the European organizations in charge of monitoring and certifying organic farming, providing consumers with traceability and a guarantee that standards are met.
European Regulation 203/2012, published in 2012, established rules for the production of organic wines, ending years of controversy. The regulations establish cultivation and winemaking practices, which have been approved by the Standing Committee on Organic Farming.
It also allows certified companies to use the European logo on their label. The regulation imposes restrictions on the use of certain winemaking techniques and adjuvants, and limits the amount of sulfur dioxide allowed in organic wines. To be considered organic, a wine must be made from grapes grown without the use of synthetic chemicals or genetically modified organisms, and must be vinified using only the methods and products authorized by the regulations. In addition, the winery must have a certification of compliance from a certifying body.
There are a number of wineries in Sardinia that produce certified organic wines that stand out for their quality and authenticity.The trend on the island is growing and more and more wineries are converting to sustainable and environmentally friendly production methods.