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The Four Main Characteristics of Natural Wines

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The natural wines are becoming increasingly popular. They have entered a market in which the consumers demand more naturalness. The winemakers don’t add sulphites, and they grow the vines organically… these are just some of the characteristics of natural wines. Read on to understand and learn more about them.

Sustainable Agriculture

Winemakers produce biodynamic wines through sustainable agriculture. Therefore there is a focus on the preparation of the soil using minerals and vegetation. Furthermore, these winemakers respect the cycles in nature. This helps them to determine the sowing, processing, and harvesting times of the grapes. The winemakers who use these methods believe that it creates a safer and more authentic product. Francesca Bordin, f & b manager of Hotel Granados, explains: ”They are of the conviction that the growth of the strain is determined by the stars and the positions of the planets. They use natural influences that stem from plants and fermented manure to serve as natural fertilisers.”

Cultivation with Respect for the Environment

The Association of Producers of Natural Wines explains that winemakers respect the natural cycles when they produce the wines. Sulphur or copper sulphate are common and accepted treatments in organic farming, but they must limit the use to what is essential. “We don’t use chemical fertilisers, herbicides, pesticides, systemic fungicides and genetically engineered organisms,” they add.

No Added Sulphites

Francesca Bordin explains that there are main differences between conventional wines and natural wines. There are only naturally produced sulphites in natural wine. These are produced during the alcoholic fermentation of the must. ”The wine is an organically cultivated product and winemakers don’t add to or remove anything from this type of wine. They don’t use additives during the fermentation process because they want to reflect what the land itself adds above all else. The winemakers don’t filter or clarify the wine because they want to preserve the natural characteristics. It is not everyone that agrees with or understands this specific work philosophy.”

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The Viticulturist, The Creator

The creator of the wine controls the vineyard, is responsible for all the work and makes the decisions. The Association of Producers of Natural Wines gives a lot of attention to this type of wine. They encourage the winegrowers to involve themselves directly in each task and to devote a significant amount of their time to the vineyard.

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Honoro Vera Organic 2016

The winery Bodegas Juan Gil elaborates this Honoro Vera Organic 2016

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Le Naturel

According to Uvinum users, this red wine earns 5 out of 5 points.

Organic wines

 TAGS:Organic wines are a trend. No one can deny that in these days all that bears the name of ecological sells a lot. It is true that the price of this kind of products is usually higher (although in the case of wine, not always happens like that), but the consumer of such goods rather pay a little more for something that is elaborated in a certain way.

Foods without preservatives or dyes, accompanied by organic wine at a table dressed by organic products is the ultimate trend in this decade in which sustainability and all what is natural are values that go hand in hand.

But is it true that organic wines taste better? Do they have a stronger flavor? Does its bouquet convinces us more? As usual consumer of wine, the first time I heard about organic wine I could not resist tasting one and it really disappointed me. Let?s leave brands and denominations of origin aside. Although of course, which did not pass the test was not the condition of organic but the wine itself.

Last week, without going any further, I had the chance to be invited to a dinner where the wine was a red organic from South Africa and it was quite an experience. Aromatic, intense color, delicious in the mouth and even better if while tasting you remember that it is organic.

An organic wine is a wine that respects our health while doing the same with nature. In the vineyards from where it comes from no fertilizers or pesticides or other chemicals have been used.

They have worked the land and the field in a natural and traditional way. Just thinking about it everything tastes much better. Like when you eat a salad in which tomatoes, lettuce and every ingredient is organic. It is not only healthier, but each element tastes to what it has to taste in a more intense way.

I recycle, I do not use sprays, I do a responsible consumption of electricity and water and whenever I can I replace the car for the bike. I have organic cotton shirts and I also drink organic wine. But it is also true that some of my favorite wines are not organic, so I hope that environmentalists do not get pissed at me now. And please, after this post, which I really hope that all the biodynamic (which we’ll discuss another day) and organic wines enemies have not gone completely crazy.