The green extreme


“Are they wines, Spock?”
“Yes, Jim, but not as we know them!”

I can assure that I’m not a closet Trekkie! However, if the above is taken as a starting point, like me, you may well start to develop an interest in Natural Wines.
Firstly – what are Natural Wines? Well, there’s no legal definition but it is accepted that those wines going under the banner of Natural Wines are those which are made without chemicals and with as little human intervention as possible.
The term is used to distinguish them from firstly Organic Wines, and secondly the even-further-away-from-mainstream-wine-making, Biodynamic Wines, because of a difference in what occurs in the bodega.

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