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Re: 'Natural' Wine
« Reply #15 on: December 09, 2017, 12:03:09 PM »
I did try natural cider - sidra - in Oviedo.  That's as close as I've gotten to it.  Wasn't that impressed, but I'm not a cider fan.  Just happened to be there during the annual festival. 

Are they making Natural Wine at Rusack Vineyards or any of the places you freqquent?

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« Reply #16 on: December 09, 2017, 12:58:50 PM »
My natural, no chemicals, wild ferment hard cider experiment that I’ll be bottling today. 
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Re: 'Natural' Wine
« Reply #17 on: December 09, 2017, 04:27:58 PM »
^Now that should be interesting.
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Re: 'Natural' Wine
« Reply #18 on: December 09, 2017, 04:42:29 PM »
I did try natural cider - sidra - in Oviedo.  That's as close as I've gotten to it.  Wasn't that impressed, but I'm not a cider fan.  Just happened to be there during the annual festival. 

Are they making Natural Wine at Rusack Vineyards or any of the places you freqquent?

I've not seen any advertised by my usual suspects. There are a few California vintners who are experimenting with this as well as European vintners. My cork dork friend on Facebook is dismissive and says it's all marketing.... but he hasn't tasted any himself. So there's that.

Yeast mutates fairly rapidly even in the wild, so the term 'natural' is plagued with poor definition. The term 'natural' is not even defined for chicken, let alone wine so this is an adventure in the making. Which is why I'm interested in this particular wine shop as I think I'll find a wide variety of 'natural' wine and some other gems. Or not.

Edit: I just read the article you linked to on the previous page. So I'm late to the party apparently.  :lol: But that is what is so interesting - those who are really, really, really into wine have moved on, while those of us who casually enjoy wine are just finding out about it, are becoming aware and curious.
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Re: 'Natural' Wine
« Reply #19 on: April 09, 2018, 10:58:48 AM »
I stumbled across this old thread and want to correct or "adjust" some of my comments.

Sulfites: Wine's got 'em, always did, always will. It's a by-product of fermentation. The final amount can be adjusted, but forget "sulfite free".

Yeast sources, etc.: after some drinking, some reading, some talking, IMHO it's more about "bragging rights". "Natural" is just another facet to wine making. It's not better or somehow more "good for you" or more "pure" than other wine making techniques/procedures. IMHO this is another instance of "if it's natural, it has to be better". It's just different. And it's the differences that make wine interesting.

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Re: 'Natural' Wine
« Reply #20 on: May 02, 2018, 09:55:18 PM »
Interesting Op-Ed with historical perspective explains natural wine.


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« Reply #21 on: May 02, 2018, 10:08:16 PM »
Good catch! Thanks.
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Re: 'Natural' Wine
« Reply #22 on: May 02, 2018, 10:11:46 PM »
I had no idea this particular idea of wine had been around long enough to be passe for some. But I finally will have some time later this month to try some. I've not lost my interest; it's that life gets in the way.

Stay tuned.  ;)
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