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A Brief History Of Natural Wines

A Brief History Of Natural Wines

Natural Wines
To many, natural wines may seem relatively new to the market as it is very trendy right now, but trust me, natural wines date back thousands of years! Ancient History Even though it's a buzzy classification of late, natural wine has been around for millennia since the principal insightful, parched individuals chose to toss squashed grapes into a tank with yeast and see what occurred. The ancient Chinese population in 7000 B.C first made wine, and it is safe to assume that at that time, things like pesticides, additives, and preservatives did not exist. Up to just 150 years ago, there was only wine, made naturally by crushing grapes and fermenting them. The Romans, Greeks, Persians, and Ottomans all followed that same principle; that wine is made from grapes. After the industrial revoluti...
Are Natural Wines Any Better Than Conventional Wine?

Are Natural Wines Any Better Than Conventional Wine?

Conventional Wine
Many may not know the difference, but the difference is night and day for true wine connoisseurs. But what are natural wines and conventional wines? Is there a difference? Is there a healthier option? Let's dive right in. Natural Wines Natural wines have technically been around for millennia since the start of modern civilization. Back in those times, wine was made by what was available to the population: natural grapes, a fermentation jar, and yeast that grew wild. All this constitutes natural wine. There has been a recent public interest in natural wines, owing to the global push to eat healthier and protect the environment from industrial practices that have gone unregulated for too long. Conventional Wine Conventional wine is the run-of-the-mill wine that will be available to you...
A Short Guide Into Natural Wines

A Short Guide Into Natural Wines

Natural Wines
Natural wines have had so much hype surrounding them since healthier alternatives started gaining steam in the 2010s. It is slowly capturing a growing audience of individuals fed up with their choice of drink having too many non-grape items in them. Here is everything you need to know about natural wines. What are natural wines? Natural wine is all the more an idea than a clear-cut classification with settled upon qualities. Its most flawless structure is a wine produced using pure matured grape juice, and that's it—no additives, no preservatives, and especially no sugar. How is it made? By and large, normal winemakers use naturally developed grapes to use pesticides and herbicides. They likewise utilize wild or local yeast instead of lab-delivered yeast. Regarding adding sulfites, t...
The Winemaker’s Commitment To An AVN Wine

The Winemaker’s Commitment To An AVN Wine

Winemaker's
Ethics and fundamentals Winegrowers who are unwilling or unable to make this commitment are not required to become members of the AVN. The goal of AVN is to arrive at an ideal: to develop natural wines, that is to say without any additive (input) added. The winegrowers who adhere to the AVN undertake to apply this will. AVN member winemakers say what they do and do what they say about the entire wine making process, from growing to bottling to winemaking. Applications The cultivation practice necessarily respects the approach of the organic or biodynamic farmer. The harvest is manual. Only indigenous yeasts direct the vinification. There is no voluntary modification of the original constitution of the grape and therefore no recourse to brutal and traumatic physical tec...
The More Real The Wine, The More It Has A Transformative Power Over People Philippe Pacalet

The More Real The Wine, The More It Has A Transformative Power Over People Philippe Pacalet

Wine
creme brulee (…) I taste the terrine. Okay, it's a terrine. Bresse chicken. Ok, nothing to say. An honest poultry, the white a little cooked, but barely. The bourgueil decanter can be drunk. I take the dessert which is on the menu without excessive optimism, mechanically. And it's love at first sight, the miracle. A divine crème brûlée. Fullness, dazzling. Pure emotion. A firework display of sensations that panic the taste buds and lead them into a maelstrom of pleasure. It starts smoothly on the tongue, soft, warm, almost tired, vaguely sweet, confusedly scented, very young girl, and then it slides, it slides towards the back of the palate, gaining consistency and smoothness, saliva squirts in small jets as if washing a windshield ... the orange blossom blooms and vibrates in the li...
Accompany The Wine, Not Transform It!

Accompany The Wine, Not Transform It!

Wine
A few words to tell a story of wine ... At Mas de la Bégude, the grape is the child king, the vine the queen mother, the winegrower is a shepherd, he accompanies. I try to reconcile my life and my philosophy with my work in a respect for nature and the personal interest that I have proposed for myself. First of all, to love nature, however capricious it may be, however generous it may be! And somehow always fill us up. So, let's pick up the grapes by hand to protect them, put them in the crates, tread on them, put them in the vats by hand. As long as the grape is healthy: no SO2, no sugar, nothing but grapes. What is the point of this process? It obliges the winegrower to be a guide and not a transformer. Curiously, the guide will need experience, a lot of intuition, even a good dose ...
Why Crown Capsules ?

Why Crown Capsules ?

Crown Capsules
For a long time, we have been studying the problem of the quality of cork in wines and the ecological concern linked to the overexploitation of cork oak. Today we present our wines in a recyclable stainless steel crown cap ** to preserve the very nature of the wine. Indeed, it is recognized that cork (especially because of the washing and treatment of the cork) alters the purity of the aromas without this being easily detectable (in tasting it would be necessary to compare 2 samples of the same vintage). These capsules have been used for a very long time for great champagne wines during aging on a latte up to 15 years of storage. Also studies on Bordeaux corking, more than 30 years ago showed that the maturation of bottled wines was not done through gas exchange thanks to the cork...
AVN Association

AVN Association

Association
HUNT FOR NATURAL WINE IT COMES BACK TO THE GOULOT! It is respecting life. The life of the earth, the vine, the grape. For that no use of molecules resulting from synthetic chemistry. Our ambition is to defend healthy wines that express their terroir and their vintage. We do not claim to have the right taste but only our own, for lively and digestible wines whose production is not conditioned by the fashion of the moment but by nature. We defend an artisanal and sincere viticulture, independent of the "law of the market". In these times of wine crisis, it is clear that our approach offers an alternative to the standardization of taste and the competition that goes with it.