Wine is considered natural when it is produced with minimal intervention: nothing added, nothing removed.
No chemicals or artificial fertilizers are used on the vines nor is there any manipulation of flavor or additives used in the wine-making process.
Honestly natural wine growers even go beyond the requirement necessary to be labeled “organic” -which states that no chemicals may be used to grow the grapes, but chemical and technological manipulations are allowed during the wine-making process.
The wine industry players don’t like to advertise that their wines are made from grapes sprayed with pesticides and are tweaked with colorants, thickeners, flavor enhancers, and even physically processed.
We at Bel Sit are delighted to note that producers of natural wines are increasingly enticing restaurateurs, distributors, oenophiles, and a number of ordinary drinkers who seek authenticity in their wines.