Natural wine. Without sulfites added

Wellcome to the natural revolution

Natural wine are wines that are produced in a natural manner when concerning the grape, without adding or taking anything. The wine comes from a vineyard cultivated following the principles of either biodynamic or organic viticulture, where only natural products are used. The use of chemical fertilizers, herbicides and pesticides are banned on the vineyards. Natural wine look to reflect the character of the vintage and the terroir, therefore the winemaking process sees as little intervention as possible, leaving the grape to express its character. Selected yeasts are not used in production, nor are other bacteria used to accelerate fermentation. Natural wine is not clarified nor filtered, allowing the wine to evolve. Also, no sulphur is added at any stage in the development process.

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MicroBio Sin Nombre 2018

A Verdejo without a name but with plenty of personality

Spain   Segovia (Castilla y León)

MicroBio Sin Nombre 2018
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£24.72
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El Petit Carlania 2019

A good interpretation of the Trepat grape

Spain   D.O. Conca de Barberà (Catalonia)

El Petit Carlania 2019
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Price £11.49
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Lovamor 2020

A unique white wine made through a love of varied terroirs

Spain   VT Castilla-León (Castilla y León)

Lovamor 2020
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De Sol a Sol Airén 2017

An inimitable white wine

Spain   (Castilla La Mancha)

De Sol a Sol Airén 2017
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Terra 00 Orange aShut 2019

A pure expression of the Garnacha

Spain   D.O. Terra Alta (Catalonia)

Terra 00 Orange aShut 2019
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£14.67
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Casa Belfi Bianco in Anfora

Orange wine - Authenticity and minerality

Italy   IGT Delle Venezie (Veneto)

Casa Belfi Bianco in Anfora
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Alta Alella Merla 2019

Spain   Alella (Catalonia)

Alta Alella Merla 2019
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£17.09
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Pierre Cotton Fleurie Poncié 2019

A light and very floral Gamay cuvée

France   AOC Fleurie (Beaujolais)

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Tragolargo Blanco 2020

Mediterranean Orange Wine

Spain   D.O. Alicante (Valencia)

Tragolargo Blanco 2020
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Mas Candí Baudili Blanc 2020

A natural vegan Macabeo-Xarel·lo from Penedés

Spain   Penedès (Catalonia)

Mas Candí Baudili Blanc 2020
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Price £10.52
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Nas Del Gegant 2019

An aromatic palette of fresh fruit with floral and herbaceous notes

Spain   D.O. Conca de Barberà (Catalonia)

Nas Del Gegant 2019
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L'Abrunet de Frisach Rosat 2020 2020

A rosé with all the soul of the D.O. Terra Alta

Spain   D.O. Terra Alta (Catalonia)

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Le Coste Bianchetto 2020

Fresh, light and exciting

Italy   Vino da Tavola (Lazio)

Le Coste Bianchetto 2020
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£18.70
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Le Coste Litrozzo Bianco 1 Liter 2020

An energetic and unconventional “wine for the thirsty”

Italy   Vino da Tavola (Lazio)

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Clos Lentiscus Perill Noir 2012

Beautiful and natural rusticity

Spain   D.O. Penedès (Catalonia)

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Oriol Artigas El Rall 2019

A juicy vegan red, a pure reflection of the D.O. Alella.

Spain   Alella (Catalonia)

Oriol Artigas El Rall 2019
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Vinyes Tortuga Juicy 2020

Spain   (Catalonia)

Vinyes Tortuga Juicy 2020
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£17.51
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Le Temps Fait Tout 2019

A young natural red from the Languedoc Roussillon

France   Vin de France (Languedoc-Roussillon)

Le Temps Fait Tout 2019
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Cueva Orange 2020

An intense and fresh orange wine.

Spain   D.O. Valencia (Valencia)

Cueva Orange 2020
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£14.80
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Della Staffa Cerrone 2015

A full, tannic and sun-laden orange wine

Italy   IGP Umbria (Umbria)

Della Staffa Cerrone 2015
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RIM Sarau Blanc 2020

A white that is faithful to the land

Spain   (Catalonia)

RIM Sarau Blanc 2020
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£14.42
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Domaine Bobinet Amatéüs Bobi 2014

A balanced and very mineral red

France   AOC Saumur-Champigny (Loire)

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Le Coste Rosso di Gaetano 2020

An honest and delightful “picnic wine”

Italy   Vino da Tavola (Lazio)

Le Coste Rosso di Gaetano 2020
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Los Comuns Estrem 2018

Spain   (Catalonia)

Los Comuns Estrem 2018
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£16.07
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Ganevat J'en Veux Encore 2018

An updated Jura icon

France   Vin de France (Jura)

Ganevat J'en Veux Encore 2018
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£29.13
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Le Coste Rosso 2019

A natural red from Lago di Bolsena aged in barrels

Italy   Vino da Tavola (Lazio)

Le Coste Rosso 2019
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Matassa Rouge 2020

A natural plot red from Languedoc-Roussillon

France   Vin de France (Languedoc-Roussillon)

Matassa Rouge 2020
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£28.96
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Matassa Blanc 2019

A natural white from Languedoc-Roussillon

France   Vin de France (Languedoc-Roussillon)

Matassa Blanc 2019
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Natural wine, from vine to glass

As with everything else, natural wine have their loyal supporters and determined opponents. However, the truth is that more and more people are taking an interest in minimal intervention wine production. Many people thought it was just a fad, but it has become clear that more and more people are getting on board with additive-free wine. So what makes this type of wine so successful? To start with, we should explain exactly what natural wine is.

What is natural wine?

Although Regulation no. 479/2008 of the European Community in Annex IV of “Category of wine products” defines wine as “the product obtained exclusively from the total or partial alcoholic fermentation of fresh grapes, whether or not crushed, or of grape must”, in practice there is an endless list of authorised wine products that can be added when making a wine. Many conventional wineries add ingredients like sulphurs, yeasts, enzymes and nutrients. Natural wines, on the other hand, want to be faithful to this statement of intent and are therefore made without additives.

So, just like when we ask for a natural orange juice, we expect a juice made purely from squeezed oranges, with no sweeteners, no added vitamin B, colouring or preservatives, when we talk about natural wines we mean wines made only with fermented grape must, and no artificial additives.

Is natural wine the same as organic or biodynamic wine?

Organic, biodynamic and natural wine all start with a respect for nature, but they are slightly different.

Firstly, an organic wine is one that is made through respect for the land and the vineyard without using chemical products, artificial fertilisers or laboratory-produced phytosanitary treatments. Only certified organic techniques and additives can be used in the winemaking process.

Biodynamic wine seeks a balance with the ecosystem, taking into account, among other things, the cycles of nature and the lunar and astral calendars. In terms of production, natural additives can be used as long as they are in-keeping with the legal limits set by the official biodynamic certificates of Demeter or Biodyvin.

Finally, natural wines come from organic, ecological and/or biodynamic grapes, but no additives are added during the winemaking process. These wines are sold without filtering, clarifying or adding sulphur dioxide. However, be careful! We must remember that, because they are unregulated, there are some wines that are labelled as being natural, when in reality that is not the case.

How is a natural wine made?

“Tell me where you come from and I'll tell you who you are.” To be sure whether what we are look at is a natural wine, we need to know where it comes from. Although it is true that fermenting grape must properly requires an expert, winemakers who work without additives like to say that they are not involved in the process; they just monitor it to make sure the wine develops as it should by itself. Starting from the philosophy of not adding or removing anything from the grapes, the raw material must be excellent and so these winemakers never work with a fruit that they do not know the origin of. 

These are grapes that have been respectfully cultivated, without using chemicals that could harm the strain’s natural balance. They use organic, ecological and/or biodynamic practices that result in a faithful reflection of the land itself. Likewise, there is consistent use of the surrounding natural resources and the work is mostly carried out manually.

In the winery, the must obtained from the grapes vinifies without adding commercial yeasts that alter the aromas or flavour. This is spontaneous alcoholic fermentation that takes place with the native yeasts from the grape skins. Similarly, malolactic fermentation takes place without using any external ingredients that would speed up the process. Finally, when the wine has been made, it is bottled without filtering or clarifying; which is why natural wines always look cloudy. Likewise, at no point during the process is one of today’s most controversial ingredients added: sulphur.

Sulphur. The crux of the matter

Sulphur is, without doubt, the ingredient that really sets natural wines apart from other wines. And if natural wines can boast about anything, it is not containing SO2. Many winemakers ensure that all their wines contain sulphur because in reality, they can be produced naturally during fermentation. So you could say that there are no wines without sulphites, only wines without added sulphites.

The SO2 that is added to conventional wines is an antiseptic, antioxidant and chemical antimicrobial that has guaranteed product quality for centuries. However, it is one thing to add sulphur to preserve and eliminate bacteria and another to misuse it to fix the potential deficiencies or imperfections in the wine. Today it is used throughout the production process: in the vineyard for pest control, in the winery to regulate fermentation and, finally, in the bottle to preserve the wine. But SO2 is a chemical product that should not be used lightly. In large proportions it can be very harmful. In addition, it can mask the authentic aromas and flavours of the wine. And it is here that natural wine come into their own. Despite the belief that you cannot make a wine properly without using sulphites, many winemakers spend their lives trying to prove that it can be done.

Today, a natural wine can be preserved without adding SO2. Of course, it all depends on how it is made. It relies on a great amount of care taken during the production process, from the vineyard to the shelf. The keys to success are using the highest quality, healthy grapes, hygienic facilities, careful fermentation and proper storage conditions. Likewise, it must be taken into account that every vintage is different and the winegrower himself will know in advance which wines should be enjoyed young and which can be stored for years. In short, natural wines have a higher demand on time than conventional wines, but when they are done well, they are something really special. That is why they are usually small productions and more expensive. But like everything else, good things are worth it!