Unfiltered, Unrefined, and Ready For Your Palate - An Introduction to Natural Wine
Feb 21,2023 | Ambrosia Daily
Natural wine has seen an increase in popularity among wine lovers, with even some of the most respected sommeliers recommending natural wines over traditionally made wines. With sustainable production techniques that are better for the environment and remarkable health benefits to boot, it’s no wonder that more and more people are choosing to drink natural.
At Ambrosia Daily, we are proud to champion conscious, open-minded and devoted natural wine growers and have a selection of well-picked natural wines, organic wines and biodynamic wines. Knowing the difference between these certifications is key when it comes to purchasing natural wine and being able to identify which one best suits your needs.
Organic wine is created from grapes grown without the use of synthetic fertilizers, herbicides or pesticides. Instead organic growers rely on organic composts for fertilization and use techniques such as crop rotation, green manures and mulching for weed control. Organic winemakers must also adhere to guidelines such as using only naturally occurring yeast varieties during fermentation (to avoid genetically modified organisms) as well as not adding any artificial preservatives at any stage of production.
Biodynamic wines are created from grapes grown following certain agricultural principles developed by Austrian philosopher Rudolf Steiner in 1924 which involve treating each vineyard like its own organism. In addition to sustainability practices used in organic farming such as crop rotation, biodynamic winemaking involves treatments such as burying cow horns filled with manure beneath vines during certain phases of the moon cycle.
Natural wines go one step further where no added chemicals (such as sulphites) or additives like sugar or colourants can be used during production - though small amounts may be present due to unintentional contamination during various stages of growth and harvesting. Many believe this produces more interesting flavours than other forms of winemaking while still maintaining an ethical approach towards production methods.
At Ambrosia Daily we strive to bring our customers only the finest quality products while promoting sustainability in winemaking practices. We offer a selection of high-quality natural wines from some of Europe’s leading producers who adhere strictly to all regulations surrounding organically certified farming methods proving that great taste does not have to come at a cost! By educating ourselves about different types of certification available it will help us make informed decisions when buying natural wine - whether you’re a newbie or a seasoned sommelier looking for something special!