Preservative-free wine is a type of wine that does not contain any artificial preservatives or chemical additives. It is made using only natural ingredients and processes. These types of wines are considered healthier and more natural compared to those that contain added preservatives.
What does preservative-free wine mean?
Wines made without the use of preservatives and additives are produced without the use of sulphur dioxide. This ingredient is included in wine production to guard against spoilage and oxidative damage through its antibacterial properties. Additionally, it helps to maintain the desired flavours while suppressing unwanted ones.
This is a great alternative for people who like wine but are sensitive to preservatives and other additives such as flavour or colour enhancers, acids, stabilisers or fining agents that are commonly used.
How long does wine without preservatives last?
In the absence of sulphites, wine would have a shelf life of just six months or less. But with the inclusion of sulphites, wine can be stored for an extended duration. Also, sulphites prevent discolouration of the wine by reacting with the oxygen in a closed bottle.
Preservative-free wine has great benefits for those who have sensitivities to additives from commercially produced wine. And if you're just looking to just try something different, this wine is a great conversation starter at your next dinner party. Browse our selection of preservative free wine here at the Wine Collective. Delivery available Australia-wide.