Fairtrade wine

By staff writers
February 21, 2007
Fairtrade wine

If you are looking for fairtrade wines, then look no further than Ormer Bay fairtrade wines - produced in Citrusdal, gateway to the Cederberg Mountain Range and up-and-coming wine region of the Western Cape.

Here, due to the high altitude and cool mountain breezes, the fairtrade grapes reach optimum physiological ripeness. Hand harvesting and judicious use of modern vinification techniques ensures the resultant fairtrade wines are packed with fruit and thoroughly modern in style.

If you are looking for fairtrade white wine then Ormer Bay (fairtrade) Chenin Blanc 2005 could be just the ticket. It is a zesty upfront wine in true New World style. Lime, lemon and grapefruit are much in evidence on the nose. The palate is fuller and rounder with white peach, lychee and crisp green apple.

If it's fairtrade red wine you are after then try Ormer Bay (Fairtrade) Cabernet-Pinotage 2003. The nose of cherries, cloves and nutmeg is complemented by ripe raspberry and plum. The palate is well-balanced with the black fruits of the Cabernet balanced by the bitter dark chocolate of the Pinotage.

The fair trade wines can now be purchased easily online from Zero Point Zero, the fairtrade superstore.

If you are thinking of giving fairtrade wine as a gift, you can dress your bottle up in style with their fairtrade wine bag carrier? You can even compliment your wine with handmade fair trade wine glasses.

Click here to find out more about fairtrade wines and where to buy fairtrade wine at the Ethical Superstore

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