The idea of natural wine is simple. As Marcel Lapierre, one of the movement’s pioneer winemakers, used to say, “Natural wine is 100% pure grape wine, from the vineyard to the cellar.”
The advent of technology has long since extended to winemaking. The addition of lab-cultivated yeast, flavor adjustments and Sulphur dioxide (SO2) are all common techniques used to stabilise wine and enhance its flavour. Natural wines, however, contain no such additives. This is wine without make-up; the love and pursuit of authenticity are at the very heart of natural winemaking.