A selection of hundreds of organic products
We in Alko listed our first organic wine as early as in 1994. The share of organic products has been in continuous rise and nowadays there are already hundreds of certified organic or biodynamic products in the range.
The objectives of organic methodology in agriculture are first and foremost the benefits for the long-term fertility of the soil and for the improved condition and biodiversity of the surrounding natural environment. In viticulture the criteria for organic include also a low tolerated amount of sulfites in the end product and as small chemical residues in the end product as possible. An additional benefit from a wider perspective is the potential of the organically cultivated soil to act as a carbon sink which is increasingly important in the global efforts to curb climate change.
In addition to organic certified products, Alko’s range includes biodynamically produced red and white wines and champagne. Biodynamic cultivation methodology has been a growing trend especially in France but there are products with this label also from Spain, Italy, Austria and Germany as well as from the state of California.