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Albertsons adds sustainable wines to its Own Brands offering

Albertsons adds sustainable wines to its Own Brands offering
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By Michael Browne

Albertsons has introduced Kalyana sustainable wines to its growing lineup of sustainable Own Brands products, the Boise, Idaho-based grocery retailer announced on Wednesday.

Kalyana wines are crafted from select vineyards and grapes grown in California’s diverse Central Coast. CSWA has nearly two decades of experience identifying and promoting eco-friendly winegrowing practices in California.

“We are proud to continue to drive progress on our sustainability commitments with our exclusive brands only available at our Albertsons Cos. family of stores.”

Kalyana’s sustainable wine making techniques include repurposing grape pomace to improve soil health and water retention; cultivating native grasses to maintain ecological balance and naturally control pests; recycling water from the production facility to irrigate the vineyards; using predatory birds to help with pest management; and distributing fertilizers through a drip irrigation system, which eliminates the need for tractor application, lessens the impact to the soil and reduces diesel emissions.

The wines are available in three varieties:

2018 Cabernet Sauvignon: A lush wine with notes of dark red fruit, subtle spice, round tannins, and a beautiful finish.

2018 Pinot Noir: A wine that delivers notes of black cherry and baking spices, with a long, smooth finish.

2019 Chardonnay: A crisp wine with notes of green apple, pear, creamy vanilla, and a hint of toasty oak[…]

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