Natural wine has only grown and grown in popularity over the last years, I have to admit myself a novice on the subject but Google is still one of my many strengths. Many.
Jokes aside, natural wine is a completely new wine experience if you are used to the more conventional wines. There is everything from mild and easy-drinking natural wines to very funky ones with a slight hint of marshland, but unbelievably it can still be good. The basic principle about natural wine is that there should have been as little impact on the wine as possible. It is organically grown, harvested by hand and fermented with wild yeast – that is basically what the winemakers have managed to agree on, the rest are divided opinions. On the other hand, the idea is that you should “taste the place the wine comes from”, the end product should have minimal impact and you should really feel that mountain slope in Burgundy, maybeyou’ll also find parts of it in the bottle. The wine is often a bit cloudy, fresh and berry without notes of oak and as rebellious in taste as the 60’s young winemakers who are behind the natural wine movement where the goal was for the wine to taste as it did before, untouched and unrefined .