What is Natural Wine?
The term “natural wine” is not defined nor approved in Australia and beyond, anyone can claim to make “natural wine”
We attended the first Natural Wine Fair in London in 2011, which evolved in future years to became the Real Wine Fair
Isabelle Legergon MW then put a charter forward in 2012 for the RAW wine fair which we have used as our roadmap.
French Law: Vin Méthode Nature
IN Spring 2020, the Syndicat de defense des vin naturels (SVDN) had its rules approved by the French Authorities (INAO). It is currently in a 3 year trial to become a legal definition.
The label , Vin Methode Nature’ is available in two versions, “without added sulphites” and with “<30 mg/l added sulphites”. Members must be certified organic, harvest manually and ferment with natural yeast. No additives (except sulphites as mentioned above) and no “brutal” processing aids during production (e.g. reverse osmosis) are allowed.
Blind Corner Wines
Our wines are Certified Organic/Biodynamic, no additives aside from SO2 under 50mg/L, (some at zero), no fining agents, no heavy manipulation, no blocked malolactic, no pasteurisation.
We occasionally utilise non-hand harvesting in some blocks due to labour, time and price constraints.
However our goal has always been to move 100% hand harvesting and 0-30mg/L SO2.
We also make a second label Certified Organic wines under ‘Blindside’ for an online retailer which can occasionally use sterile filtration and organic vegan additions.
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