What is natural wine?
Natural", "natural", "clean", "naked" wine is a wine made without additives. No adaptation to standards. Here, we let the wine freely express its origin, the grape variety, its location, the soil and the weather. In other words, the terroir - the place where a number of unique factors affect the grape every year. It is not a dead product, the wine lives in the bottle. Natural wine is about freshness, wholesomeness, durability, exchange and lots of love. It is wine, natural wine.
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A little lexicon to strip off one leaf at a time
A wine that's ultra drinkable, light, usually low in alcohol.
A technic that aims to mix different varietals of grapes and/or vintages to obtain different results.
Is used for a wine that doesn't leave you any bad souvenirs, like a headache Usually because of sulfites).
When a wine is reduced, it doesn't have enough oxygen, the result is usually skunky, sulfurous smells that remind you of burnt matchheads, or stink bombs 🙃 . A good decanting of your wine will do the job.
Unicellular fungi capable of provoking the fermentation of animal or vegetable matter.
Yeasts naturally colonize the surfaces of the grape which will allow natural fermentation of the must, without the addition of industrial yeasts.
Dead yeasts and small vegetable debris sedimenting at the bottom of the vats after alcoholic fermentation.
Aging on lees
Maturing of certain white wines done without separating them from their "lees", that is to say from what remains from alcoholic fermentation: yeast residues in particular.
Method of vinification of whole grapes by airless metabolization.
Mass of grapes not yet fermented, composed of juice, pulp, skins, seeds, and even stalks if necessary.
Very slight effervescence.
Said of a wine about its acidity when it is remarkable for good or bad.
Vins Vivant (living wines)
It contains its share of truth and symbolism. The truth is because naturally vinified wines always keep a little life. The symbol is also important: the wine is defined as alive because thanks to “natural”, traditional processes, without synthetic chemicals, without sterilization treatment or chemical fertilizers and with grapes from vines benefiting from good biodiversity and living soil.