Natural wines are awesome: nature-friendly with no chemical-farming processes, they’re made using indigenous yeasts, with nothing added or removed (except occasionally a small quantity of sulfites at bottling).
Natural wines are better for the environment and your health. On top of that, you rediscover wine whose taste truly represents where it is from.
This video is an introduction to natural wines, with a tasting of the amazing @chepikawine (2019) “pet nat” rosé, created by @nkendallwine and @pascalinelepeltier and made 100% with the indigenous #Catawba grape variety in the Finger Lakes region in NY.
Where do grape varieties — and the wines — we know of today come from? What saved European vineyards from almost extinction in the nineteen century? Why are we talking about 6000 to 8000 grape varieties but sometimes this number rises from 14000 to 20000? Sit down, relax, and explore the fascinating world of the botany of wine. Cheers!
When, where and how did wine happen? In this video we’re traveling through space (Georgia—the country) and time (around 6000-9000 years ago) to discover how the grapevine was domesticated and the winemaking process created.
The wines presented are from Archil Guniava Wine Cellar, a small Georgian family winery in Kvaliti village, Imereti Georgia. Cheers!
Wine Botany is an holistic approach to wine, talking about the plant, its environment and human interventions before you can taste the wine in your glass. It is a great opportunity to talk about environment and health, as well as the wonderful traditions and culture of the places wine is from. Cheers !
(*) thanks to stonecropwines.com for the cover picture!