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What is "Natural Wine"

Natural wine is defined as:

  • Vineyards farmed organically or biodynamically – certification always preferred e.g. Demeter International
  • Hand-harvested only
  • Fermentation with indigenous (wild) yeasts
  • No enzymes
  • No additives added (such as acid, tannin, colouring) other than SO2
  • Unfined, and no (or light) filtration
  • No other heavy manipulation (such as spinning cone, reverse osmosis,cryoextraction, rapid-finishing,Ultraviolet C irradiation)

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