Finder Green Fave: Round Theory wines
Climate-positive, vegan and sustainably sourced, Round Theory might just be your next go-to bottle of vino.
Part of Constellation Brands, Round Theory is a winemaker based in New Zealand's Marlborough wine region. It hit shelves in 2020 with wines that have a strong focus on sustainability. The label offers 3 white wines and a rosé.
The brand is committed to greener operations to ensure a sustainable glass of wine that doesn't compromise on taste so let's get into it below.
What makes Round Theory eco-friendly?
Round Theory has taken impressive steps to reduce its impact on the planet which you can find publicly in its sustainability report.
The first of those (and probably the most eye-catching) is the bottle shape. When you see a bottle of Round Theory wine on the shelf, you'll notice the absence of the traditional long-necked wine bottle. This design reduces the bottles to approximately 65% of the standard height to improve shipping efficiency and lower their carbon footprint, making them 25% more efficient than a standard premium burgundy bottle.
When it comes to what's in the bottle, you can rest assured that the grapes are sustainably sourced from vineyards accredited by Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand (SWNZ).
Round Theory has also partnered with CarbonClick to become a climate-positive organisation by offsetting more than double the carbon they produce. It does this through projects aligned with several of the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals.
We tried it and it was delish
Full disclosure: I am not a trained sommelier so you won't find any reference to tannins or grape variety in this article. Nevertheless, I do love a good glass of wine. I bought the pinot gris which is generally my go-to when I order a white and I really enjoyed it.
The flavour was fruity, crisp and refreshing and I'm sure it would go down a treat on a hot day with a bit of ice in the glass (which may be a little controversial to any sophisticated wine drinkers reading this – but hey, you like what you like). Overall, I think it'd be great for summer and wasn't too dry or too sweet.
The only thing I'd note is if you're a red wine drinker, you won't find any options just yet in the Round Theory range.
Where can I get it?
Round Theory is pretty widely available in Australia with part or all of the range available across Dan Murphy's, Liquorland, BWS and First Choice Liquor. The wine is sold for $23 a bottle, making it quite a moderately priced option.
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