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5 Low-Sulfite Wines Experts Love
Sulfites are a fermentation byproduct and act as a preservative, so all wines contain them. Red wine typically has fewer sulfites than white, as its tannins keep it from spoiling.
While sulfite allergies are rare, some wine enthusiasts prefer to minimize their consumption. Here are five delicious low-sulfite options recommended by sommelier Vanessa De Silva.
Schuster's 'Aus den Dorfern' is a low-sulfite, organic red wine blend from Burgenland, Austria. It has 12% ABV (alcohol by volume) and rich cherry, dark berries, and spice notes.
Les Crayeres Champagne is bottled without added sulfur in Ambonnay, France. Made from Pinot Noir grapes, its complex flavor profile includes apple, licorice, ginger, and marzipan.
Sylvanus Petillant Naurel is a "méthode ancestral" sparkling blend from Channing Daughters in Bridgehampton, New York. This unique 10% ABV wine has floral aromas with melon hints.
Le Rocher des Violettes is an organic orange wine made from Chenin Blanc grapes in Montlouis, Loire Valley, France. It offers spicy apricot notes and contains no added sulfur.
Cornelissen's 'Munjebel' Rosso Terre Siciliane is a full-bodied, tannin-rich organic red. This wine is made from Nerello Mascalese grapes grown on the slopes of Mount Etna, Sicily.
These wines vary in price from $108 for a bottle of the champagne to $30 for the Austrian red. Each offers wine lovers a unique, low-sulphite tasting experience to savor.