We've been hearing a lot about them over the last few years. For better or worse, everyone has their own personal opinion. Indeed, tasting a natural wine means accepting a new sensory adventure. We tell you all about this new style of wine and above all how to taste it correctly to appreciate it at its true value! ????
It is a wine without added sulfur, no inputs, no yeasts other than those of the grapes, in the vineyard, zero pesticides, in short it is a "naked" wine that does not cheat, zero chemistry, zero makeup.
Well, that's a start.
Of course, when you open a bottle of wine, it's to be drunk now and not tomorrow. However, with natural wine, you have to make a little effort. The best is to open the bottle at least an hour beforehand, so that the pretty juice gets a little air, opens up, gets comfortable... The action is all the more to be carried out in nature. With zero sulfur and zero inputs, wine needs to be aired, decanted or slightly "shaken" and stretch your legs at the risk of getting a reduction odor. Aromas not very sexy it must be said approaching the not very fresh egg or the stable ... (Reassure yourself it is normal).
Not that we want to push you to drink it, but for nature novices, the experience could end up with a "like it or hate it" from the very first bottle, especially if the wine in question is a little reduced or oxidized.
Taste wines from different regions Loire, Burgundy, Jura, Languedoc, Côtes-du-rhône, Roussillon etc... the winegrowers are more and more numerous and above all this will allow you to understand and discover the richness of the "natural" wine and its way of expression according to the regions. In Paris, the "natural" wine merchants grow like mushrooms!
Come and discover the selection of natural wines at Les Grappes !