Natural Wine

    • Ageno la Stoppa, a distinctive orange wine from Italy

      This is one of those distinctive skin contact white wines that I think I liked quite a lot. But I wasn’t totally sure. If you’ve never tried Brettanomyces in white wine, this might be a wine to check out, because I think it has quite high levels. Why wasn’t I sure about it? It’s just so extreme and full-on, a bit like a stinky cheese.

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    • Cascina Degli Ulivi A Demua – a lovely natural white from Piedmont

      Cascina Degli Ulivi A Demua - a lovely natural white from Piedmont This natural Piedmont white is really interesting. It’s a blend of several local varieties, fermented on skins for a month using native yeasts in barrel. Then the wine is pressed and returned to barrel for a year. No sulfur dioxide is added at any stage, and total SO2 is 13 mg (which means the bottle still h ...

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    • In Defense of Natural Wine

      The Challenges of Natural Wine One of the criticisms regularly leveraged against the so-called Natural wine movement is its lack of definition. Critics of the phenomenon repeat the point as a central proof of the movement’s lack of legitimacy. Some writers, however, have also asserted that lack of definition could be an advantage.

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  • Two superb whites: Radikon 1993 and Shobrook Giallo 2013

    … So, on Wednesday evening I had one of the best pizzas I have ever experienced. I met up with buddy and fellow Beer Anorak Daniel Primack for a spot of dinner at Pizza Pilgrims. We each bought a bottle, both white it turns out, and they were both fantastic. It was such a nice evening. Radikon Slatnik di Oslavia 1993 Vino di Tavola, Italy What…

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  • Craig Hawkins: Testalonga and Lammershoek

    … lower alcohol wines, and works pretty naturally. These are some of the more recent releases of his wines. The Lammershoek ‘Cellar Foot’ series is Lammershoek’s small batch, adventurous label. Testalonga El Bandito Cortez 2012 Swartland, South Africa 10.5% alcohol, pH 2.99. No skin contact. Lively, fresh, lemony and bright. Very fresh with lovely…

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  • The Rise of “Natural” in Wine Marketing

    … Back in 2008, a study by Minitel found that “All Natural” was the second most frequently used claim on new American food products. A more recent study found that the term “100 Percent Natural” was consumers most popular claim to read on a food label. Marketers have figured out that “Natural” sells. They’ve also figured it out in the wine…

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  • A Natural Debate over Natural Wines

    … flavor should be. The traditionalist notion that great wine must be made from very ripe grapes, filtered, and heavily oaked is itself a kind of dogma. There is no neutral ground called “flavor” that defines what flavor is and our various ideologies inevitably influence our judgments. The attitude I find most disturbing is one expressed by Matt Kramer…

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  • Comments on Bruce Palling’s anti-natural wine article

    … Bruce Palling’s article on natural wine has been the subject of a lot of debate over the last week or so. I’ve read it twice. Three times if you count the abbreviated version that appeared in the New Statesman. He writes well, and he makes some valid points. But… The ‘but’ is because I think he’s actually wrong. He’s wrong because of his…

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  • The price trap

    … to taste a special wine. Not at all – I embrace this myself. However I have never felt comfortable of tasting wines, where I somehow beforehand are almost nervous on the outcome. Tasting wines naked, being relaxed and just interact with the wine and having a good natural flow appeals far more to me. Yet the spike in prices also have a positive…

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  • Fruit and soil

    … Initially I wanted to do a presentation of Ruppert-Leroy – an exiting new Champagne producer from the Aube region. However, when I was in Champagne (where I have just returned from) I tasted a very exiting white wine – which I actually have in glass right now. It’s the 2012 “Clos du Rouge Gorge” from a producer called Cyril Fhal. I tasted these…

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  • A Brief Meditation On "Natural" Wine

    … Somebody posted a query about "natural" wines and what anyone though of them. I wrote a response, and thought it might be okay to break with the usual wine reviews and post it here, too. I remember tasting Thierry Puzelat's "Le Telquel" for the first time and being startled at how alive it seemed in the glass. Not long afterward, I learned…

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  • back to the roots

    … are delicious The Contadino 9 continues Cornelissen’s drive to create the best wine he can from the grapes that nature gives him. Thanks to Frank’s careful attention to not disturb nature, she gives him healthy grapes. But if it wasn’t for his intellect and expertise, the wines would not be as wonderful as they are. Because I know, and especially he…

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  • A quick tasting note: Si Vintners Sophie

    … Dear blogger, I have to say that it’s nice to get emails from afar, but it’s even nicer when these emails state that the reason for their contact is due to this blog (yes, this very blog you are reading – for the first time in 3 months – yes, I know..). I also get emails from winemakers who would like me to taste their wine because they think…

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  • The Debate Should be Over the Nature of Wine

    … The Debate Should be Over the Nature of Wine For months, maybe even years now, there has been a ferocious – and increasingly boring – debate regarding the tenets and virtues of natural wine. And it shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone not living under a rock in our highly partisan political times that even a discussion over natural wine…

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