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Organic UK wine launch marks "new era" for Gonzalez Byass

Published:  21 July, 2016

Gonzalez Byass is launching a new organic wine into the UK.

Gonzalez Byass is launching a new organic wine into the UK.

Finca Constancia, under parent company Gonzalez Byass has launched its Finca Constancia Entre Lunas 2013, which is now available on UK shelves.

This 100% Tempranillo wine is the first organic wine for the Otero-based winery, which bosses say marks a new era in Gonzalez Byass' winemaking and a fresh approach for the company.

Steph Hill, brand manager for Finca Constancia at Gonzalez Byass UK said the release follows a demand for organic and biodynamic wines in the UK in recent years.

"With recent interest for organic and biodynamic wines, we are thrilled to welcome our organic Tempranillo Entre Lunas to the portfolio. Finca Constancia was established with a strong focus on research and therefore experimenting with organic and biodynamic techniques was a natural next step for the winery," she said.

Entre Lunas 2013 is described as a modern, fruit-driven wine, produced from grapes grown on specific plots of land fertilised only with decomposed plant material, with ground cover plants and vegetables planted to provide the soil with more nitrogen and pheromones used to keep pests at bay.

To add more complexity to the winemaking process, the vines are also cultivated using biodynamic techniques following the phases of the moon and the position of the planets, hence the name "Entre Lunas" which trabslates as "Between Moons".

Organic and biodynamic wines have steadily grown in popularity in recent years, as can be seen in the growing interest in events like the Real Wine Fair.

The organic-centered fair created by Les Caves de Pyrene's Doug Wregg has grown consistently since launching three years ago.