About the natural wines
The most ambitious goal of those who make natural wine in Italy is to reduce to zero any intervention in the cellar.
- No to additives.
- No to oenological practices aimed at changing the natural winemaking process or at stabilize or correct the product.
- No addition of sulfites.
The vineyard has to be conducted in the most natural way possible. Just like provided by the organic farming system, also the Italian “natural farming” can not use pesticides, insecticides and, in general, synthetic chemical substances.
Obviously seize this goal is a difficult task. Necessary conditions (but not sufficient), in the vineyard and in the cellar, are a great experience and passion for the own "doing" as well as a good dose of courage.
Of course, considering that the vintages are not always fortunate, and that some wines must travel to remote destinations, it must also be said that some tolerance is to be considered as normal. So for example, if a wine has been produced in accordance with the above criteria, but it contains 20 or 30 ml / liter of added sulfites, well ... it is however a natural wine.
In terms of "authenticity", into an ideal scale, the natural wines would be to the higher level. Diametrically opposed to conventional wines and a step above the biological ones.
In this regard, however, it must be pointed out one important aspect:
- the production of organic wine is governed by law, it is subject to formal checks and is certified by a third party for this purpose authorized by the competent authorities;
- the natural wine is "natural" because so is defined by who has produced it; currently in Italy there are no legal certifications or mandatory production rules to comply with, so that a wine could be classified as a "natural wine".
About the market, natural wines are appreciated by many wine lovers. The growing demand for these products must undoubtedly to be interpreted as a demand for greater authenticity expressed by many wine connoisseurs.
Before purchase, learn more about prices and characteristics of the natural wines online in the next pages.