Five fantastic organic red wines for under £10

We bring you five fantastic reds wines that prove it’s possible to craft something delicious and organic for under £10.

Spain’s Finca Constancia, a source of brilliant-value barrel-aged organic red wines

All the wines that feature over the following pages have been selected ‘blind’ – which means that they were tasted without any knowledge as to their source or varietal components – as part of db’s Organic Wine Masters.

This annual competition is the largest organic-only wine tasting in the UK, and has been devised to single out the best samples in this growing sector, with the only stipulation for entries being that the grapes and / or wine must be certified organic and / or biodynamic.

The selection below follows our previous handful of great-value organic white wines, which you can see by clicking here.

And, as we observed when tasting the whites from this year’s tasting, with organic grapes generally considered around 20% more expensive to grow compared to conventionally-managed vineyards, it was particularly pleasing to see a high standard of relatively cheap wines feature in the competition.

In terms of the selection below, the wines hail from just two countries, Italy and Spain, with the latter taking as many as four of the five spots.

While this year’s Organic Masters did feature a wide range of source areas, including inexpensive wines from France, Chile and Argentina, the best red wines for the money in the sub-£10 wine flights were from Mediterranean Europe, above all Spain.

With this country’s combination of naturally-adapted native grapes, established old vines, dry climes with little disease pressure, and low-cost winemaking expertise, it is no wonder that Spain dominates our choices of organic red wine bargains.

But, if you think you deserve a place on this list, please visit The Global Masters website for more information, or, to enter future competitions, please call: +44 (0) 20 7803 2420 or email Sophie Raichura at: sophie@thedrinksbusiness.com

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