Natural Wine

No chemicals, no additives and wild yeasts. This is wine 'au natural' Read More Show Less

You might think all wine is 'natural', and there are certainly some producers who'd be offended to hear you call their wines 'unnatural' because they don't meet the criteria of this burgeoning wine movement, but the term has emerged as the best label for wines made with less intervention in the vineyard and the winery.

The people who make these wines are simply trying to let grapes follow their 'natural' course; they ripen, they're picked, naturally occuring yeasts start to ferment the sugar in the grapes as they break down, turning the sweet juice into alcoholic wine. Intervention comes in many forms, from excessive use of artificial pesticides (resolved by better vineyard management), to the addition of a multitude of chemical additives to the wine, bolstering tannin, acidity, colour when not deemed perfect (not required when the wine is made well and allowed to express itself on its own terms), to bottling the wine with high levels of Sulphur Dioxide to guarantee the wine isn't faulty when it's opened.

It's this last one that is most commonly identified with Natural Wine; spurred on in part by the questionable belief that high levels of sulphites in wine are giving people headaches (might just be drinking too much wine...), but nowadays, often simply preferred by many to wines that have had their character compressed by unnecessarily high levels of Sulphur. When the farming and winemaking are observant and sensible, lots of added sulphur just isn't necessary. 

The results can be wild, often bewilderingly so but when it's done right, this might be the truest expression of grape and terroir a winemaker can achieve. 

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    Dominio de Punctum Pomelado

    Dominio de Punctum Pomelado

    2020

    Orange Sauvignon Blanc from Spain.

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    £13.99
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    Fattoria Di Vaira Vicenzo Bianco Orange

    Fattoria Di Vaira Vicenzo Bianco Orange

    2020

    Straw-coloured Italian skin-contact.

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    £14.99
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    AA Badenhorst Secateurs Riviera

    AA Badenhorst Secateurs Riviera

    2020

    A delicate, approachable orange wine from the Badenhorst Family.

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    £16.99
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    Daschbosch Skin Contact

    Daschbosch Skin Contact

    2020

    Elegant and experimental South African orange wine.

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    £18.49
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  1. Menade Nosso Verdejo

    Menade Nosso Verdejo

    2020

    A honeyed, leesy little Verdejo.

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    £18.99
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    The Hermit Ram Sauvignon Blanc

    The Hermit Ram Sauvignon Blanc

    2020

    Wonderfully innovative and interesting, here's a New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc like no other

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    £21.99
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    Chateau vin sauvage Regnie Nature

    Chateau vin sauvage Regnie Nature

    2018

    A pure expression of gamay. 

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    £15.99
  2. Westwell Ortega Amphora

    Westwell Ortega Amphora

    2019

    Innovative, zesty English white.

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    £22.49
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  3. Westwell Ortega Skin Contact

    Westwell Ortega Skin Contact

    2019

    Awesome, complex and textured English white.

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    £20.49
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  4. Westwell Ortega

    Westwell Ortega

    2020

    Stone fruit scented specialism of this Kent producer.

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    £16.99
  5. Testalonga Bandito Cortez

    Testalonga Bandito Cortez

    2019

    Beautiful Swartland Chenin from cult producer.

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    £29.99
  6. Testalonga Bandito Skin

    Testalonga Bandito Skin

    2019

    The origin-story of a cult figure in natural winemaking, Craig Hawkins' skin contact Chenin.

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    £29.99
  7. Davenport Limney Estate Sparkling

    Davenport Limney Estate Sparkling

    2015

    Remarkably complex and elegant Sussex sparkling wine.

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  8. Mittnacht Cuvée Gyotaku

    Mittnacht Cuvée Gyotaku

    2019

    The ultimate sushi wine.

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  9. Limeburn Lammas Pet Nat Rosé

    Limeburn Lammas Pet Nat Rosé

    2019

    Delicate, pretty, intriguing expression of English sparkling.

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  10. Fabien Jouves Soif d'Ailleurs

    Fabien Jouves Soif d'Ailleurs

    2019

    A bewildering and bewitching blend of red and white grapes from Cahors wizard Fabien Jouves.

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  11. Solara Natural Red

    Solara Natural Red

    2019

    Minimal intervention, juicy Romanian red. 

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    £10.99
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    Ciello Rosso Nero d'Avola

    Ciello Rosso Nero d'Avola

    2019

    An organic wine with an energetic freshness, dark fruit flavours and spicy notes.

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