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What is 'natural' wine?

 Natural Wine is farmed organically (biodynamically, using permaculture or the like) and made (or rather transformed) without adding or removing anything in the cellar. No additives or processing aids are used, and ‘intervention’ in the naturally occurring fermentation process is kept to a minimum. As such neither fining nor (tight) filtration are used. The result is a living wine – wholesome and full of naturally occurring microbiology.

-- Isabelle Legeron MW, rawwine.com 

Natural wine is made with minimal intervention, meaning there are minimal added sulphites and absolutely no chemical additives. The only yeasts used in the winemaking process are those that naturally occur on the grapes. The result is wine which is lively and delicious, and we think it tastes much better than more commercially-produced wines.

Natural wines are made with sustainable farming practices, and are very often organic or biodynamic as well, but what makes a wine "natural" is that nothing is added to the grapes or juice during the winemaking process. Most commercially-produced wines, like those found in supermarkets, contain chemical additives to alter wine's flavour, aroma and appearance. Not only do wines made without these additives taste amazing, they are also affordable.

Most wine producing regions make natural wine, and it is available in red, white, rose, sparkling and even orange varieties, so there is something to suit all tastes. If you're interested in trying natural wines, we hope you'll stop by our farmer's market stalls for a free sample and a bit of chat - it would make our day!  Otherwise, take a look at our current stock on here and you can order some bottles. 

Read more about why we love natural wine here.


Do natural wines contain sulphur?
Most wines contain naturally occurring sulphur. Natural winemakers add no or as little sulphur as possible to their wines, meaning the overall context is far lower than commercially produced wines. 

What is biodynamic wine?
Many natural winemakers follow biodynamic farming practices. You can read more about it here.

Is the term natural wine regulated or certified?
There is no certification of regulation body for natural wine , but RAW WINE does offer a Charter of Quality which helps distinguish a natural wine. 

Rouge a Siroter 2018
Red. 75cl. Carignan. Black Grenahce. Mouverde.
  
£17.99
Oze le Rose 2018
Rose. 75cl.
  
£17.99
Muret Viognier 2018
75cl, 13% ABV, 100% Viognier
  
£13.99
Le Petit Chardoise Sauvignon Blanc
100% Sav. Blanc from Touraine-Loire
  
£15.99
Cidre Hors-Norme
Ok, so it's not wine, but it's DELICOUS natural cider from Normandy.
  
£11.99
Estezargues Cuvee des Copains 2018
RED, 75cl, 14.5%, Cotes du Rhone
  
£12.99
AVAILABLE 01 Apr 2020
Koppitsch Pretty NATS #1
75cl. A Rose pet nat full of sparkling fun.
  
£20.99
AVAILABLE 01 Apr 2020
Koppitsch ROSZA 2019
Rose. 75cl. Rosza is Hungarian word for
  
£15.99
AVAILABLE 01 Apr 2020
Koppitsch TOUCH
Orange. 75cl. Welschreisling & Gemischter Satz with 14 day skin contact.
  
£25.99
OUT OF STOCK
Els Vinyerons Lluerna 2017 Xarel-lo
100% Xarel-lo grape.
  
£13.99
Domaine Le Fay D'Homme Mouton Noir Muscadet 2017
  
£17.99
OUT OF STOCK
Il Fareneto Rio Roca Berzmein 2015
RED. 75cl. 100% Marzemino
  
£12.99
Les Pilliers de Maison Blanche 2014 (Red)
St Emillion Bordeaux as it should be! 75cl
  
£19.99
Koppitsch Zweigelt Authentisch 2016
RED. 75cl. 100% Zweigelt.
  
£14.99
Koppitsch Zweigelt 2015 Unfiltered
Zweigelt. 75cl
  
£21.99
Koppitsch Perspektive ROT 2016
RED. 75cl. 12%. Blaufrankisch & St Laurent
  
£24.99
AVAILABLE 01 Apr 2020
Koppitsch RET 2017
Zweigelt, St. Laurent. 75cl
  
£18.99
Koppitsch Perspektive Weiss 2017
WHITE. 75cl. Pinot Blanc, Chardonnay
  
£22.99
Ocre Rouge Perle Ancestrale NV
WHITE. Great champagne alternative. 100% chardonnay grape. 75cl
  
£19.99
Lambert Le Droit Chenin Blanc 2017
Fantastic white made from 100% Chenin Blanc. 75cl.
  
£19.99
Isle Saint Pierre Rouge 2017
RED. Cabernet Franc, Merlot & Petit Verdot. 75cl
  
£11.99

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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