What is natural wine?
Simply put, natural wine is fermented grape juice that is as close to the natural product as possible. Usually, the vines are grown without using chemicals, and no chemicals are added to the juice either. The aim is to create wines that display the character of the grapes and environment in which they were grown.
What is the difference between natural wine and regular wine?
The natural wine category is unregulated and it’s not advisable to make general comparisons. However, to give it a shot there is noticeable difference in appearance, aromas and flavours of the wines.
Often natural wines are cloudy as a product of the absence of filtration. In terms of flavour and aromas, no stabilisation is added, so natural wines are usually wilder and more intense in taste.
Is natural the same as organic or biodynamic wine?
Organic and biodynamic usually describe how vines are grown and treated in the vineyard. Different entities oversee organic and biodynamic certification worldwide, and requirements vary from country to country.
Those who describe a wine as natural, however, typically refer to organic and biodynamic vineyard practices (e.g., how grapes are farmed) as well as everything that happens in the winery after the grapes have been picked. Natural winemakers will use naturally occurring yeasts or fermentation, avoid adding large quantities of sulphites (if any at all), and opt not to remove any impurities prior to bottling.
How long can you keep natural wines?
How long a natural wine lasts depends greatly on how it is stored. It is highly advisable to keep the bottles in moderate, stable temperatures and out of direct sunlight.
We guarantee 1 year for our natural white and sparking wines and 2 years for our red wines. Generally, heavy reds will last longer than whites and sparkling wines, due to the increased amount of natural tannins.