Grape juice contains sugars or fructose and sucrose. Yeast is a micro organism that is able to convert sugars to alcohol and carbon dioxide. The natural yeasts live on the winery surfaces and therefore are available every year to reproduce themselves whenever a source of grape sugars becomes available. After the organic grapes are crushed and the juice expressed from their skins the yeast can do its thing in converting the grape juice into wine. The yeasts that live at Harris Organic have particular requirements and it is the job of the winemaker to assist the yeasts in their endeavour to convert all the sugar to alcohol.
Organic dry white wines are made from organic grapes made from our organic white skinned grape varieties, such as chenin blanc, chardonnay or verdelho white grapes. The juice is pressed from the organic grape skins immediately after hand picking. The organic juice is then transferred to a large tank and chilled. After settling the grape juice or "must" as it is called has a yeast starter added. The yeast consumes the organic grape sugars and turns the sugars into alcohol and carbon dioxide. When all the sugar is consumed the wine is termed, "dry".
Made from our plump organic Chardonnay grapes, dry-grown at the Harris Organic vineyard in Perth WA. This dry white wine has aged beautifully for several years in our underground cellar. It is a rich and fulsome chardonnay white wine style with good viscosity and a well rounded palate. Go to the Wine Shop and buy now.
This essential organic dry white Verdelho is a great example of our "warm" climate Swan Valley organic fruit. The dry white wine nose promises a little bottle development with some toasty character from its extended bottle ageing. The palate delivers a fulsomely and rich dry white wine with ripe tropical flavours and a clean finish. Buy from our Wine Shop today.
What is the driest white wine you can buy you ask? A dry white wine is one without the addition of grape juice concentrate, "sugar".
Most commercial white wines have a level of "sugar" added to them to fill out the palate without the apparent appearance of the taste of sugar on the palate.
Our chenin blanc organic dry white wine is made from our non irrigated organic Chenin blanc grapes and is a full flavoured organic dry white wine. It has a light straw colour with aromas of ripe pineapple and stone fruit. A rich and well rounded palate with fresh acidity holding the developed fruit together and it has no grape juice concentrate added. Go to the Online wine store and buy organic white wine whilst stocks last.
At Harris Organic, our white wine list is extensive. As we have ten different varieties in our organic vineyard we can make a range of wines.
The dry white wines are chenin blanc, verdelho and chardonnay white wine.
We also have sweet white wines.
These are sweet organic white port, liqueur pedro ximenez, liqueur verdelho, and liqueur muscat.