Don Bicho is the new Organic Malbec crafted by Fernando Ravera, a well-known Argentine Winemaker, in Mendoza, one of the five wine capitals of the world, with an ideal climate for the harvest of malbec grapes.
What is Organic Wine? Very simply, organic wines are produced with organically grown grapes. In order to have organically grown grapes, a vineyard manager must implement an entirely different set of practices to maintain their vines.
By the way, organic doesn’t imply that the wine doesn’t have additives. There is, in fact, a list of additives, including things like yeast, egg whites, and animal enzymes (like rennet in cheese) that are allowed in organic wines. Being organic doesn’t necessarily mean a wine is vegan.
What is the Dilemma with Organic Wine?
The dilemma with organic wines (and what sets them apart from other organic foods) is the importance of sulphur-dioxide (SO2) in the winemaking process. Perhaps you’ve seen a lot more European organic (called ‘bio’) wines and this is because Europe has a different definition of organic:
USA: “a wine made from organically grown grapes without added sulfites” Europe and Canada: “a wine made from organically grown grapes that may contain added sulfites” Organic wines from the US must not add sulfites, which in most scenarios greatly reduces a wine’s shelf life and, in some cases, can substantially change the flavour. Wineries find themselves in a quandary because spending the time to make organically grown grapes is immediately lost because they use SO2 in the bottling line.
- Agency/Creative: Oveja & Remi
- Article Title: Don Bicho Organic Wine Label Design by Oveja & Remi
- Organisation/Entity: Agency
- Project Type: Packaging
- Project Status: Published
- Agency/Creative Country: Argentina
- Agency/Creative City: Mendoza
- Market Region: Global
- Project Deliverables: Packaging Design
- Format: Bottle
- Substrate: Glass
- Industry: Food/Beverage
- Keywords: wine organic
Artist: Miguel Quiroga