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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 7/19/2022) click on column heading to sort, on wine name to see details

ID# Name Varietal Type Region Price
3795 Chateau Cambon Beaujolais 2019 Gamay Natural France: Burgundy $24.99
3383 Domaine Leon Barral Faugeres 2016 Red Blend Natural France: Languedoc-Roussillon $39.99
2923 Eric Texier Chat Fou Cotes du Rhone Rouge 2020 Grenache, Clairette, Viognier Natural France: Rhone, Southern $22.99
3521 Familie Bauer 2021 Gruner Veltliner Kabinett Natural Austria: Wagram Osterreich $16.99
3208 Jean Foillard Beaujolais-Villages 2019 Gamay Natural France: Burgundy $29.99
3439 Jean-Paul Brun Terres Dorees Morgon 2019 Gamay Natural France: Burgundy - Beaujolais $27.99
3794 Remi Jeanniard Chambolle-Musigny 2019 Pinot Noir Natural France: Burgundy $74.99
3359 Wimmer Czerny Pur Petillant-Naturel Rose 2018 Blend Natural Austria: Osterreich $28.99

 

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