Neleman wines are Spanish organic wines from D.O. Valencia with a Dutch heart. With special attention for local authentic grapes, reflecting the soil and region. Each wine has its own personality and you can taste the passion and love they’ve been made with. We allow nature to do its work. Good wine is made in the vineyard.
The vineyards are situated in a hilly district set in a mountainous region and cut up by ravines that may be more than 100 m (350 ft) deep. Geologically, most of its rock formations are sedimentary. There are only rare outcrops of metamorphous or volcanic material. The principal sedimentary materials are carbonated rocks like limestone, dolomite and calcareous shale. Amongst the secondary rocks there is an abundance of detritics like clays, silts, sands and gravels. Evaporites like gypsum and salts represent a very small proportion. In the Caroig massif, the limestone that constitutes it favours the formation of underground aquifers, and these are very important for agriculture.
WHAT IS ORGANIC WINE?
Organic wines need organic grapes, so farmers eschew the use of artificial pesticides, chemical fertilizers and herbicides. The US and EU, two of the most prominent bodies in the organic wine certification game, have different rules regarding ‘organic’, particularly concerning the cellaring practices (which relates to how wines are stored before getting into the bottle).
So wine can be made with organically-grown grapes but needs to use organic yeast and avoid sulfites to be a USDA-certified organic wine. Similarly, complex rules exist in the EU, but total sulfite levels are limited (rather than banned). In both cases, the entire winemaking facility – and not just the farm – has to use organic practices.
That might seem complicated, but it’s easier if you just stick to the golden rule: follow the organic certification rules in respective winemaking regions. If possible, try to learn about the winemaker to see how they comply with organic legislation (or organic methods) in their country. If you ever get the chance, a visit to an organic farm is a fantastic opportunity to understand the sustainable vision of organic farmers.
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Remember that if you're part of our Organic Wine Club, you can get discounted rates on both the wine and delivery – get in touch and we'll apply the discount for you.
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