Natural Red Wine
Natural red wines are produced in many countries around the world from hundreds of different types and grape varieties. The main difference in producing natural red wine is that the grapes used in our natural wines are all sourced organically.
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The juice produced from most red wine grape varieties is actually a white/light green colour and changes after the maceration of the grape skins with the liquid.
With all red wine, once the fermentation process is finished, the winemaker makes a decision as to whether to age it. Natural red wine is mainly aged in oak barrels however it can also be aged in cement tanks, stainless steel, or even fibreglass - depending on the winemaker.
The ageing method will be chosen by the winemaker and is chosen specifically for the type of grape and the particular red wine profile that they desire. In many cases, the ageing period is quite short in order to allow the character of the grape to express itself.
There are a relatively small number of naturally sparkling red wines available, however, there are some examples, especially of pétillant naturel ‘pet nat’ otherwise known as the ancestral method.