There are 200 approved additives allowed in winemaking and a lot of industrial processes allowed as well. Think real orange juice instead of from concentrate. Which one do you want?
The wines I seek out come from responsibly farmed vineyards. The people making them start from the philosophy of nothing added or taken away. In other words: no yeasts, enzymes, tannins, bacteria, defoaming agents, oak chips, acids, reverse osmosis, excessive sulfur…etc. You get the idea.
But, how can I tell which wines are natural?
How do I find these wines?
I’m not sayin it’s going to be easy. These wines can be more difficult to score than DRC. But here’s what you do:
Use WineSearcher.com to find someone in the states who carries them. Then see if they can ship to you.
Bug a local wine store to help you out.
Contact the importer and ask them how you can get hold of the wines.
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