Sulphur Dioxide, or SO2is a chemical compound made up of sulphur and oxygen. It’s naturally occurring in almost every food, and can also be produced in a lab. It’s used to preserve food and drink, due to its antimicrobial and antioxidant properties. By law, if a wine contains more than 10 parts per million (ppm) of sulphites it must state “Contains Sulphites” on the label. In the European Union, a wine may contain up to 210ppm sulphites, and in the United States the upper limit is 350ppm. Most organic or natural wines contain 10-40ppm, which is why you may have been told to stick to these by someone who believes that sulphites cause headaches.
Wines in this collection are either Natural wines, or wines with no added sulphites, meaning that they are safe for sulphite sensitive people to drink!