WHAT IS NATURAL WINE?
Natural Wine is farmed organically and made without adding or removing anything in the cellar. No additives or processing aids are used, and ‘intervention’ in the naturally occurring fermentation process is kept to a minimum. As such neither fining nor (tight) filtration are used. The result is a living wine – wholesome and full of naturally occurring microbiology.
WHY HAS NATURAL WINE SUDDENLY EXPLODED IN POPULARITY?
Natural wine may seem like the latest trend in drinks, but its recent boom has been building for decades. Natural wines touch upon many of the same hot-button topics in larger society like healthy living, environmentalism, and the preservation of culture and tradition. Add in the concept of terroir and how best to express it, and it’s no surprise that natural wine is one of the most debated and polarizing topics in the wine industry.
WHAT DO NATURAL WINES LOOK AND TASTE LIKE?
Natural wines are known for their funkier, gamier, yeastier characteristics and a cloudy appearance. They are often much less fruity and much more yeasty in their aroma profile than a typical wine. Of course, some natural wines are quite clean and fruity indeed. But if you taste a few, you’ll discover most lean towards the sour, yeasty end of the spectrum.
WHAT TO EAT WITH NATURAL GRAPE JUICE?
Thanks to their generally lower alcohol levels, natural wines are versatile selections that can be equally enjoyed either on their own or with food. Most natural wines, red and white alike, benefit from some time in the refrigerator. Here are some kind of foods to eat: vegetables, grilled stuff or raw stuff.
88 LOUNGE’S COLLECTION
88 Lounge specializes in natural wine, just look at our wine menu. You can come and taste this special wine all the time. Even though natural wine represents less than 1% of all the wine in the world, it has recently become the darling of sommeliers all over. Perhaps for you too?
Source: Winemag, Winefolly, Rawwine