Bordeaux Classed Growths Go Fully Organic – Decanter

And even more organic growth in Bordeaux. From Decanter:

Chateaux Guiraud and Pontet Canet have become Bordeaux’s first classed growths to be certified organic.

Pontet Canet in Pauillac, and Chateau Guiraud in Sauternes, have achieved full Agence Bio (AB) organic certification – Pontet Canet for its 2010 vintage and Guiraud from 2011.

As the first 1855 classified wines to become registered organic, Guiraud will put the term on its back label, while Pontet Canet will make no outward sign on the label – either of being organic or biodynamic (a more far-reaching form of organic farming that the chateau received Biodyvin certification for in 2006).

Great news overall, but still reflects the confusion consumers will have finding organic wines when wineries aren’t coming forward with the information. As more and more top wines start identifying themselves as organic it will either become a selling factor, or at the very least just neutral information on the label. Hopefully the days are soon ending where wineries see it as a negative.