It seems there are many buzz words in wine and how it is produced such as organic and biodynamic that many vineyards are trying to latch onto. Environmentally friendly wines that contain no pesticides are important to buyers and winemakers are trying to cater to this demand. But in many countries in Europe and especially France a movement has gained ground which promotes “natural” wine over the “New World” versions which dominate the market.
There are many who feel that wine is losing its character as sugars are added and cultivated yeasts during the winemaking process now. Many vineyards are returning to their roots and trying to create wines much as they had been centuries ago. Enthusiasts feel that this brings out more of the flavor of the grape itself as opposed to the unnatural flavors which are being added to appease unrefined palates.
While this movement goes hand in hand with the organic and biodynamic varieties it takes the process a step farther by ensuring the wine is made with the least amount of interference from man. Those who have tried these wines and especially the reds feel there is nothing like a natural wine served from the proper wine decanter accessories.