I have just ordered my first case of the new SOLO Aurum Natura sulphite-free white wine to try and am SO looking forward to it.
I have already recommended the red and wrote here about the new white so have a read. Here, though, is some general blurb about the white. Note it is a bit dearer than the red at around £14 a bottle but then I suppose it is pretty unique and they haven’t made very much of it.
So Lo SO2 Aurum Natura 75cl ultra low sulphur natural wine
SO LO SO2 is a brand new brand of natural wine, developed specifically for people looking for wines with no artificial additives and virtually no sulphur.
Aurum Natura – Latin for Natural Gold – is a fitting name for this wine, as it is unique. It is the world’s first natural white wine designed and blended specifically to taste like good mainstream wine, but without any artificial additives (a miniscule harmless amount of sulphite was added at bottling, giving a free sulphur content of just 6 mg/l). This makes it actively healthy and good for you – no hangover, no lethargy and no long term damage from harmful additives.
The wine has full body with flavours of peach and honey, and a long finish with a citrus lift from the 5% Viognier. It has a wonderful overall balance, with gentle acidity but still giving a crisper finish than other natural white wines.
The picture has been supplied by the label design team, but the presentation will be even better too, and it is being sealed with natural cork not screwcap.
Sulphites – Permitted Levels in white wines
EU law for white wine 210 mg/l Total Sulphur
Organic white wine 120 mg/l Total Sulphur
Biodynamic white wine 90 mg/l Total Sulphur
Solo Aurum contains just 13 mg/l Total Sulphur
and a miniscule (virtually undetectable in the laboratory) 6 mg/l Free Sulphur!
SoLo Aurum Natura by law has to state “contains sulphites” on the label although it is only just above the legal minimums: 1mg/l above for free sulphur, and 3 mg/l above for total sulphur. Levels are so low, SOLO say it is harmless and perfectly safe even for people with a severe sulphite allergy.
I will let you know how it tastes and goes down. Wouldn’t it be nice to have an occasional glass of something crisp, cold and light on hot days in the Summer; I shall be finished my 4 months on Barrier Plan by then? Fingers and toes crossed!