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Natural Wines

A formal charter for natural wine has launched in France under the name 'vin méthode nature'. The Institute for Origins and Quality (INAO), the French Ministry for Agriculture and the French Fraud Control Office all recognise the new denomination.

In order to use the denomination grapes must come from certified organic vines, be hand-picked and produced using indigenous yeast. Methods which are banned during the winemaking process include thermovinification, reverse osmosis, flash pasteurisation and cross-flow filtration.

An addition of up to 30 mg/L of sulphur dioxide is permitted in all types of wine across all appellations, but no additions are permitted before or during fermentation. Wines where no SO2 addition has been made can be labelled 'vin méthode nature sans sulfites ajoutés' (natural method without added sulfites) while those with a post-fermentation addition can carry the 'vin méthode nature avec moins de 30 mg/l de sulfites ajoutés' (natural method with less than 30 mg/l added sulfites) tag.

(Updated 6/29/2020) click on column heading to sort, on wine name to see details

ID# Name Varietal Type Region Price
3520 Bauer Rose 2019 Zweigelt (1 Liter Bottle) Natural Austria: Niederosterreich $14.99
3352 Castello di Stefanago Campo Piano (IGT) 2018 Pinot Grigio Natural Italy: Lombardy - Oltrepo $19.99
3207 Domaine Bernard Baudry Le Domaine Chinon 2018 Cabernet Franc Natural France: Loire Valley $23.99
3267 Domaine Castell-Reynoard Bandol 2015 Red Blend Natural France: Provence $35.99
3158 Domaine de la Pépière Les Gras Moutons 2017 Muscadet Sèvre et Maine Natural France: Loire Valley $18.99
3383 Domaine Leon Barral Faugeres 2016 Red Blend Natural France: Languedoc-Roussillon $39.99
3361 Domaine Sebastien Brunet Petillant-Naturel Rose NV Grolleau & Gamay Natural France: Loire Valley $24.99
2923 Eric Texier Chat Fou Cotes du Rhone Rouge 2018 Grenache, Clairette, Viognier Natural France: Rhone, Southern $22.99
3521 Familie Bauer 2018 Gruner Veltliner Natural Austria: Wagram Osterreich $16.99
3186 Famille Iche Les Heretiques 2018 Carignan Natural France: Languedoc-Roussillon $11.99
1276 Foradori (IGT) 2016 Teroldego Natural Italy: Trentino/Alto Adige $27.99
3429 Herve Villemade What's Up Blanc Pet-Nat NV Blend Natural France: Loire Valley $28.99
3208 Jean Foillard Beaujolais-Villages 2017 Gamay Natural France: Burgundy $25.99
3439 Jean-Paul Brun Terres Dorees Morgon 2018 Gamay Natural France: Burgundy - Beaujolais $27.99
3438 Manincor La Manina 2018 White Blend Natural Italy: Trentino/Alto Adige $19.99
3448 Patton Valley Vineyard Petillant Naturel 2019 Pinot Noir Natural USA: OR - Willamette Valley $24.99
3449 Patton Valley Vineyard Rose 2019 Pinot Noir Natural USA: OR - Willamette Valley $22.99
3295 Pierre Richard Perles d'Automne Cremant Rose NV Blend Natural France: Jura $27.99
3360 Puech Redon Pour De Vrai Petillant-Naturel 2017 Blend Natural France: Languedoc-Roussillon $23.99
3359 Wimmer Czerny Pur Petillant-Naturel Rose 2018 Blend Natural Austria: Osterreich $28.99

 

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