Frequently Asked Questions about Sacramental Wine
What makes Sacramental Wine so special?
According to the Code of Canon Law: #924 §3: “The wine must be natural, made from grapes of the vine, and not corrupt.” This is generally translated into using a wine that has been fermented from only grapes and has a certain amount of alcohol without fortifiers or additives. To best adhere to this traditional style, check to see if your wine is labelled as “Approved” for sacramental use.
The bread and wine used at Mass are meant to be as pure as possible, without any additives. The reason for this is partially to replicate what Christ used at the Last Supper. However, by adhering to the purest of wines and bread, it seems more fitting for the celebration of the Holy Eucharistic Mass. In essence, this would also emulate the practice of only using unblemished animals and food offerings as an acceptable sacrifice, as written in the Old Testament.