Natural Wines - organic, biodynamic & sulphite free

Natural wines - either sulfite free (no added sulphites), or with extremely low sulphite content - are our speciality. Natural wines are becoming more sought after, and we believe we have discovered some of the very best available with Domaine Viret, Frey Winery, Chateau Costes Cirgues, Domaine D'Anglas, Domaine Mayrac and Cantina La Selva below. Not only are they delicious and actively good for you, they are very competitively priced too as we import all these directly ourselves.

Whether you need to select sulphite free wines due to an allergy or if you just want to switch to them as an actively healthly alternative (we have loads of doctors as customers who've done just that!) we believe we're now offering the widest choice of styles for sulphite free wines anywhere in the UK reaffiriming our position as the UK's premier specialist importer and retailer of sulphite free wines. All the sulphite free wines we list are actually very nice wines in their own right, not the semi oxidised funky styles that are giving natural wines a bad reputation in some circles!

This page contains our sulphite free and "no added sulphite" wines, many of which are organically or biodynamicaly certified. Some like Domaine Viret don't pay for EU Organic certification because they don't believe the regulations are strict enough, and they make their wines to much stricter rules using no chemical additives or manipulation, which they certify under their own system called "Cosmoculture".

We also have a page dedicated to genuine organic wines which contain very low amounts of sulphites, but too much to be classed as sulphite free. These are very healthy natural wines and a great lifestyle choice.

"Philippe Viret makes highly individual wines in the Rhone region that have a deep respect for nature. I love the approach of his two new wines made with low sulfites, So-Lo and Aurum. Sulfite levels are mentioned on the label which is really great and honestly how it should be for all wines. 

Aurum, made from an interesting blend of chardonnay, marsanne and viognier shows lovely purity of aromas of acacia blossom and apricots. This vibrant, mid-weight wine is refreshing, complex with great drinkability." 

Isabelle Legeron MW and organiser of RAW Natural Wine Fair.

"Very impressed - particularly with Solo S02 wine" - comment from wine writer Jamie Goode, June 2011 after tasting our wines from Domaine Viret

 
 

So Lo SO2 Aurum Natura 75cl ultra low sulphur natural wine

SO LO SO2 is a brand new brand of natural wine, developed specifically for people looking for wines with no artificial additives and virtually no sulphur.

Aurum Natura - Latin for Natural Gold - is a fitting name for this wine, as it is unique. It is the world's first natural white wine designed and blended specifically to taste like good mainstream wine, but without any artificial additives (a miniscule harmless amount of sulphite was added at bottling, giving a free sulphur content of just 6 mg/l). This makes it actively healthy and good for you - no hangover, no lethargy and no long term damage from harmful additives.

The wine has full body with flavours of peach and honey and a long nutty finish with a citrus lift from the 5% Viognier. It has a wonderful overall balance, with gentle acidity.

Sulphites - Permitted Levels in white wines

EU law for white wine 210 mg/l Total Sulphur

Organic white wine 150 mg/l Total Sulphur

Biodynamic white wine 90 mg/l Total Sulphur

Solo Aurum contains just 13 mg/l Total Sulphur

and a miniscule (virtually undetectable in the laboratory) 6 mg/l Free Sulphur!

SoLo Aurum Natura by law has to state "contains sulphites" on the label although it is only just above the legal minimums: 1mg/l above for free sulphur, and 3 mg/l above for total sulphur. Levels are so low it is harmless and perfectly safe even for people with a severe sulphite allergy.

"Aurum, made from an interesting blend of chardonnay, marsanne and viognier shows lovely purity of aromas of acacia blossom and apricots. This vibrant, mid-weight wine is refreshing, complex with great drinkability." 

Isabelle Legeron MW and organiser of RAW Natural Wine Fair.

"Very impressed - particularly with Solo S02 wine" comment from wine writer Jamie Goode, June 2011 after tasting our wines from Domaine Viret!

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La Selva Organic Privo NAS Sangiovese 2014 75cl

Free From Awards - Gold Medal

Organically certified by ICEA, Naturland and NOP

A sulphite free Sangiovese (with a little Alicante). Aged for 8 months in steel tanks then a further three months in bottle prior to release. Delicious red cherry fruit, soft and round. Smooth and very easy drinking.

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Domaine Mayrac Organic Blanquette de Limoux Brut Sans Sulfite 75cl

Organically certified by Ecocert.

Blanquette de Limoux is apparently even older than Champagne, and many people believe it is just as good or even better quality. It is still made the same way today, fermented in the bottle.

This is a delicious fresh, natural sparkling wine. This year Mayrac have made it without any sulphites.

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Domaine Mayrac Organic No SO2 Rose 75cl
Organically certified by Ecocert.

A delicious dry Rose. We love this wine. It is so easy drinking and just so natural. It is our rose of choice.

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Domaine Mayrac Organic No SO2 Chenin Blanc 75cl

Organically certified by Ecocert.

Lovely. Soft and very easy drinking. Only natural acidity and natural soft fruit flavours. It's nothing dramatic but is a very enjoyable healthy wine.

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Atavico NAS Verdicchio di Castelli di Jesi Classico Superiore 2014 Moncaro 75cl

This is a brand new wine for Moncaro made without the addition of any sulphites. They have been working within a consortium of other like minded winemakers to develop a process of minimising the additives they use in their wines. Although this wine does technically still contain some sulphites, they are produced naturally during fermentation, and this wine is fine for people with a sulphite allergy.

Again it is from the premium Classico area of Castelli di Jesi, and to earn it's "Superiore" ranking it has to contain a minimum of 85% Verdicchio grapes and have a minimum ABV of 12%. This particular wine is made of 100% Verdicchio. The grapes were carefully picked and transported under dry ice to avoid any possible oxidation! After fermentation it was aged "sur lies" for two months so will keep in good condition for a year or two despite the lack of artificial preservatives.

Taste wise it is clean and crisp with citrus flavours. I found it very enjoyable. Once again these natural wines just make me subconsciously glug away - it isn't the flavour in itself, it's something wholesome as the wine is actively good for you!

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Atavico NAS Rosso Piceno Superiore 2012 Moncaro 75cl

This is a brand new wine for Moncaro made without the addition of any sulphites. They have been working within a consortium of other like minded winemakers (The Wine Research Team) to develop a process of minimising the additives they use in their wines. Although this wine does technically still contain some sulphites, they are produced naturally during fermentation, and this wine is fine for people with a sulphite allergy.

70% Montepulciano and 30% Sangiovese carefully picked and transported to the winery. After fermentation in stainless steel the wine was aged for 12 months in barriques then further bottle aged prior to release.

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Frey Winery

Frey Winery is the USA's first certified organic winery and also the USA's first certified biodynamic producer, located in Redwood Valley, Medocina County in California. They have been producing sulphite free, natural organic wines for 30 years. For a wine to be certified "organic" in the USA no sulphites are permitted to be added to the wine.

Frey is not only the USA's largest organic winery but also reputedly the largest family winery employing three generations of family - 27 members! It was founded by Paul (Senior) and his wife Beba when they moved to California from New York searching for a more natural existence, when they bought a ranch in Redwood Valley. They planted their first vines in the late 1960s and sold the grapes onto other wineries. They had 12 children who they brought up to love and respect nature. The winery itself was born when in 1979 a wine produced from their Cabernet grapes won a gold medal. Two of the sons realised they had the potential to make these wines themselves.

The winery now has a vast array of awards for it's wines. It is operated by an extended family of nature lovers with sustainable agricultural practices, with a firm focus on producing quality natural healthy wines. They farm biodynamically, keep several colonies of honey bees, encourage all natural life to flourish on the vineyard - in fact only 10% of their ranch is vines, the other 90% is native forest. They use solar power where possible, and fiercely reject any chemical intervention or use of toxins and genetically modified organisms.

 
 
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Frey Organic The Agriculturist 2013/14 Sulphite free natural wine

A new wine from Frey - just moved onto the 2014 (with a few bottles of 2013 left). The 2012 won:

GOLD MEDAL,"Exceptional & Best Buy," 2013 BTI World Wine Championships

Silver: 2013 Indy International Wine Competition (Indiana State Fair)

Bronze: 2013 Mendocino County Wine Competition

Bronze: 2013 International Wine Channel TV Awards

Due to their unique composition (packed with natural anti oxidants), all these Frey reds benefit enormously from time to breathe. If you plan to drink the whole bottle in one sitting it's a good idea to decant them and leave for an hour, so they can really aerate. They become much smoother and the different flavours and qualities mellow into each other. If you're only having just a glass or two, try to aerate as best you can - perhaps pour out a glass and leave for an hour before drinking (if that's possible!). On first opening they are tight so aerating makes a huge difference to your drinking experience.

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Frey Biodynamic The Field Blend 2012/13 Sulphite free natural wine

Sunset International Wine Competition - Gold Medal for the 2013

A new wine from Frey. Below are Frey's notes. We tasted a bottle with Johnathan and Katrina when they visited us in September and we loved it!

"This Field Blend is a rustic mix of rich berry and hearty tannins that form a voluptuous pairing for savory, seasonal fare.

Our goal with Field Blend was to produce a Biodynamic example of terroir at its finest expression, where site, varietal character, and vintage culminate in an authentic representation of our vineyards. Field Blend succinctly expresses the Biodynamic intercropping and low-impact vinting methods employed to create this wine. Following the Biodynamic winemaking tenants of farming with nature, without pesticides, zero-manipulation in the cellar, and only native yeast used for fermentation, the results are pure, pared-down flavors with no interference between you and the grapes.

The Field Blend label was designed by Nicole Paisley Martensen. It incorporates a collage of vintage astrological charts and farmers’ almanacs, evoking the origins of Biodynamic farming and its founder, Rudolf Steiner, along with photographs of grapevines and tractor treads at Frey Vineyards. The label also features some of the animals that have a prominent place in our Biodynamic farming methods; goats, sheep, and even acorn woodpeckers are part of the natural cycle in the vineyard. The inspiration both inside and outside the bottle is to convey a true spirit of place, and mirror the richness and beauty of our land."

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Due to their unique composition (packed with natural anti oxidants), all these Frey reds benefit enormously from time to breathe. If you plan to drink the whole bottle in one sitting it's a good idea to decant them and leave for an hour, so they can really aerate. They become much smoother and the different flavours and qualities mellow into each other. If you're only having just a glass or two, try to aerate as best you can - perhaps pour out a glass and leave for an hour before drinking (if that's possible!). On first opening they are tight so aerating makes a huge difference to your drinking experience.

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Frey Organic Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 Sulphite free natural wine

2015 Sunset International Wine Competition - Silver Medal

Due to their unique composition (packed with natural anti oxidants), all these Frey reds benefit enormously from time to breathe. If you plan to drink the whole bottle in one sitting it's a good idea to decant them and leave for an hour, so they can really aerate. They become much smoother and the different flavours and qualities mellow into each other. If you're only having just a glass or two, try to aerate as best you can - perhaps pour out a glass and leave for an hour before drinking (if that's possible!). On first opening they are tight so aerating makes a huge difference to your drinking experience.

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Frey Organic Merlot 2013 Sulphite free natural wine

The 2012 was awarded:

DOUBLE-GOLD MEDAL: 2013 Indy International Wine Competition (Indiana State Fair)

Silver: 2013 Long Beach Grand Cru Wine Competition

Silver, "Best Buy, Highly Recommended," 2013 BTI World Wine Championships

Due to their unique composition (packed with natural anti oxidants), all these Frey reds benefit enormously from time to breathe. If you plan to drink the whole bottle in one sitting it's a good idea to decant them and leave for an hour, so they can really aerate. They become much smoother and the different flavours and qualities mellow into each other. If you're only having just a glass or two, try to aerate as best you can - perhaps pour out a glass and leave for an hour before drinking (if that's possible!). On first opening they are tight so aerating makes a huge difference to your drinking experience.

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Frey Organic Sangiovese 2013 Sulphite free natural wine

2015 San Francisco International Wine Competition - Bronze Medal

Due to their unique composition (packed with natural anti oxidants), all these Frey reds benefit enormously from time to breathe. If you plan to drink the whole bottle in one sitting it's a good idea to decant them and leave for an hour, so they can really aerate. They become much smoother and the different flavours and qualities mellow into each other. If you're only having just a glass or two, try to aerate as best you can - perhaps pour out a glass and leave for an hour before drinking (if that's possible!). On first opening they are tight so aerating makes a huge difference to your drinking experience.

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Frey Organic White Zinfandel - Sulphite free natural wine

Pale copper in colour. Good fruit flavours of peach and raspberry. Again very clean with a dry finish. Exceptionally rare to find a sulphite free Rose which is as good as this. Please note this wine is dry in style, not the artificially sweetened typical White Zin that has flooded the supermarkets and damaged the reputation of this grape variety.

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Frey Organic Zinfandel 2013 Sulphite free natural wine

Due to their unique composition (packed with natural anti oxidants), all these Frey reds benefit enormously from time to breathe. If you plan to drink the whole bottle in one sitting it's a good idea to decant them and leave for an hour, so they can really aerate. They become much smoother and the different flavours and qualities mellow into each other. If you're only having just a glass or two, try to aerate as best you can - perhaps pour out a glass and leave for an hour before drinking (if that's possible!). On first opening they are tight so aerating makes a huge difference to your drinking experience.

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Frey Organic Sauvignon Blanc 2014 - Sulphite free natural wine

Just had 2014 arrive: the 2013 vintage was awarded:

Silver, "Best Buy," 2014 BTI World Wine Championships

Silver: 2013 Mendocino County Wine Competition

"The cool spring and late summer heat helps to produce a wine that is smooth and balanced with flavors of melon and citrus and a crisp, acidic finish."

I agree, this vintage is the best yet from Frey. This is the closest I've discovered to mainstream wine in style. Full of fruit, crisp and fresh.

Please note the 4mg/l sulphites in this wine are all naturally occurring (not synthetic chemicals) and are completely harmless even to people with a severe sulphite allergy.

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Frey Organic Natural Red - Sulphite free natural organic wine

Pacific Rime Wine International Wine Competition 2015 - Gold Medal

This red blend is Frey's best selling wine, designed for everyday drinking. Soft smooth and fruity, this is the best "vintage" yet of this wine and is delicous. It is ideal for anybody new to sulphite free wines as it is the closest thing to mainstream wine in flavour, just without any nasty chemicals.

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Frey Organic Syrah 2011/12 Sulphite free natural wine

BEST OF MENDOCINO COUNTY: 2013 San Diego County Fair Wine Competition

GOLD MEDAL: 2013 San Diego County Fair Wine Competition

Silver: 2013 North of the Gate Wine Competition, Sonoma-Marin Fair

Bronze: 2013 Sunset International Wine Competition

Bronze: 2013 Los Angeles International Wine Competition

Bronze: 2013 California State Fair Commercial Wine Competition

Bronze: 2013 Mendocino County Wine Competition

Bronze: 2013 International Women's Wine Competition

Due to their unique composition (packed with natural anti oxidants), all these Frey reds benefit enormously from time to breathe. If you plan to drink the whole bottle in one sitting it's a good idea to decant them and leave for an hour, so they can really aerate. They become much smoother and the different flavours and qualities mellow into each other. If you're only having just a glass or two, try to aerate as best you can - perhaps pour out a glass and leave for an hour before drinking (if that's possible!). On first opening they are tight so aerating makes a huge difference to your drinking experience.

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Please note this wine contains a lot of natural sediment so careful pouring and decanting is advised

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Frey Organic Natural Rose - Sulphite free natural organic wine

BTI World Wine Championships - Silver Medal & rated "Highly Recommended,"

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Please note the 8mg/l sulphites in this wine are all naturally occurring (not synthetic chemicals) and are completely harmless even to people with a severe sulphite allergy. Like the other Rose wines and the the whites on this page they can be safely regarded as "sulphite free".

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Frey Organic Gewurztraminer 2013 - Sulphite free natural wine

This wine is delicious. It's a great Gewurz, floral on the nose with lovely flavours and a crisp finish. You wouldn't know this wine was sulphite free from the taste. Limited quantities so be quick!

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Frey Organic Chardonnay 2012 - Sulphite free natural wine

Silver, "Best Buy," 2013 BTI World Wine Championships

Bronze: 2013 San Francisco International Wine Competition

Bronze: 2013 Orange County Commercial Wine Competition

This Chardonnay has developed beautifully in bottle. We tasted a bottle on July 12th 2015 and the wine was delicious. Deep gold in colour with strong flavours of fruit and a buttery finish.

Please note the 2mg/l sulphites in this wine are all naturally occurring (not synthetic chemicals) and are completely harmless even to people with a severe sulphite allergy.

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Frey Biodynamic Chardonnay 2013 - Sulphite free natural wine

Best Buy: Wine Enthusiast Magazine, 2015

New vintage just arrived. Frey's tasting notes say:

"In the glass, our Biodynamic Chardonnay has an opalescent straw hue and evocative honey nose. Tropical notes of guava and papaya lead to moderate toast and a butterscotch finish. Pair with soft-ripened cheeses or grilled wild-caught salmon."

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Domaine Viret

All Domaine Viret wines are gluten free and vegan friendly.

In our search for no added preservative (sulphite free) wines, we've been extremely fortunate to have discovered Domaine Viret, a truly unique family winery in St Maurice just north of Chateauneuf du Pape. You may remember the winery from the BBC's Oz Clarke and James May episode in 2006 where Oz described their wines as 'cosmic nectar', and thoroughly enjoyed working his way through several of their best bottles while camped in the vineyard.

Domaine Viret is owned by Alain and his son Philippe, and is based on a natural philosophy which surpasses organic and biodynamic, which they call 'cosmoculture'. It encompasses an array of natural approaches from producing their own plant food for the vines from 14 different plants from the vineyard, to adopting Aborigine and American Indian philosophies about the earth's energy fields and the cell structure of water. They even built the winery in a specific location to harmonise with the earth's natural rhythms.

Now I'm normally a little sceptical, but I was so impressed by their wines that I had to take a look at the winery and vineyards for myself. Their cosmoculture system is extremely in depth, and my French isn't very good so I only understood some of the very basics. But I certainly understood one thing - whatever their secret, they have a winery that is truly unique in the world, that produces wines beyond the capabilities of any other winemaker I've met. Virtually every winemaker will tell you 'you can't make a wine without the addition of sulphur that will keep more than a few months' - I was told exactly that by a South African 'organic' producer earlier this year. However, over lunch Philippe opened a bottle of his Colonnades 2000, and a bottle of Emergence 1999 which were both absolutely stunning with beautifully ripe fruit. That's sulphur free wine which has not only kept for 10 years but is in premium condition, and is a masterpiece of winemaking.

Organic wine in the European Union doesn't officially exist. You will notice such wines have to be labelled 'wine made from organically grown grapes'. This is because only the grape growing is organically certified - once the grapes hit the winery to be vinified, almost anything can happen to them including the addition of sulphur and other chemicals, but they still achieve their 'organic' status. This is why many organic wines are just as high in free sulphur as any other wine. Alain and Philippe however, extend their philosophy to every part of the winemaking from the fertilisation and watering of the vineyards to the final production of the wine and even bottling and storage. Their wines are the purest I have ever tasted, and it is perhaps the absence of any chemicals that gave me the feeling of being energised when I drank them. Jane and I sat on our decking in the sun sampling their wines, and we actually drank 'several' bottles on a Sunday afternoon. Normally a bottle each would be our limit, but we just kept remarking how great we felt - 'shall we open the next one up?' We were a little tipsy certainly but felt full of energy. We both got up for work in the morning fresh as a daisy. Now, normally if I have 3 pints of UK brewed lager, I'm sluggish and tired all day! Clearly it isn't the quantity of alcohol that causes this effect, it's the plethora of chemicals I'm imbibing.

UPDATE 1st August 2012

From today there is a new EU Classification of "EU Certified Organic Wine" which also permits the new EU Organic logo to be displayed on the bottle. But don't be conned! - These wines are still permitted to contain 44 different chemicals and very high levels of sulphites -150 mg/l for dry whites and rose wines, 100 mg/l for reds and a whopping 370 mg/l for dessert wines. Plus the wineries are permitted to exceed these levels if they feel there is just cause! These wines are not natural or low sulphite, and it makes a mockery of the whole organic certification system. This new logo will be appearing on bottles on shelves in the local supermarket - be very cautious if you have a sulphite allergy!

These chemicals affect us in many ways we don't realise. I strongly remommend you try Domaine Viret's wines, and experience this for yourself. Not only are they possibly the healthiest wines money can buy, they're also delicious in their own right.

Current Free Sulphur Update

Domaine Viret sent all their wines to have their sulphur content analysed for us a couple of weeks ago (July 2010). The 'Limite de Quantification' (the limit below which the laboratory don't even record the amount) is 5 mg/l for Free Sulphur and 10 mg/l for Total Sulphur. Their wines are so low in sulphur that only the Rose and White had anything recorded - the reds were all virtually undetectable. The Rose showed 6 mg/l Free and 11 mg/l Total, and the white, Coudee D'Or, was below the minimum Free and 15 mg/l Total. This is remarkable. We are talking about 15 parts per MILLION in total! In a normal well made, quality white wine the Free Sulphur would be about 60 mg/l, and the Total sulphur upto 210 mg/l.

Just a quick word of warning if you like to make your bottle last over a few nights. Sulphite free wines, once opened, will react to oxygen more quickly than wines containing artificial preservatives. To stop them spoiling, replace the cork immediately each time you pour a glass to minimise the contact with the air. If you regularly drink just a glass a night it may be worth buying a Vacuvin to pump out the air completely so it will keep in good condition for several days.

June 2012 - Quote in the Toronto Evening Standard from Master Sommelier and wine writer John Szabo taken from a piece he wrote about Domain Viret's Cosmoculture system:

"Cosmoculture is meaningless to the drinker who sits on the other side of the planet, hoping for a nice glass of wine. And to be honest, I wouldn’t be writing this piece if the wines were mediocre, or even decent commercial. But they’re much more than that: the wines are extraordinary."
 
 
Winery and Philippe Viret at work
Winery and Philippe Viret at work
 
 

Domaine Viret Solstice Rouge 2014 75cl Sulphite free natural wine

This is a sulphite free blend from Philippe, designed to be drunk young.

It's fairly dark and inky in appearance, as it is unfined and unfiltered retaining the natural flavour and natural goodness of the wine.



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Domaine Viret Solstice Rouge 2014 75cl Sulphite free natural wine
 
 

Domaine Viret MPN Rouge 75cl Sulphite free natural wine

A brand new wine from Philippe made from a blend of various indigenous Rhone grape varieties. These were only lighlty pressed with a short maceration on the skins to extract the best juice and leave most of the tannin.

This has produced a light and fruity wine, very much in the Beaujolais style, which can be drunk chilled. It's very pleasant!

Please note it does say "contains sulphites" on the label as it is just over the legal minimum of ten parts per million, so has to state it by law. It does in fact contain 11 parts per million Total SO2 and 5 parts per million Free SO2. These amounts are so miniscule it can be treated as completely sulphite free.

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Domaine Viret MPN Rouge 75cl Sulphite free natural wine
 
 

Natural Wine Energie Yang 2013 Domaine Viret 75cl

Energie Yang is a delicious, natural Cotes du Rhone blend. Deep ruby in colour with red fruits on the nose. Soft and warm, very smooth, with strong fruit flavours and a slight mineral edge. This wine is far more than organic or even biodynamic, it's made without the addition of any sulphur whatsoever, which is frankly remarkable. When we first tried it, as well as being a lovely wine in it's own right, we found it had a positive tonic effect on us which we can't really explain. Is it just a coincidence that Alain and Philippe have called it 'Energie'? I don't pretend to understand their 'cosmoculture' system, as we only had time to experience a little while we were out there, but it certainly works. Their wines are unlike any other I have ever tasted, and this Yang is a great introduction to them before splashing out on their premium wines - which I'm sure you will once you experience the joys of drinking wine with no added sulphur.

Due to their unique composition of natural anti oxidants rather than sulphur, these Domain Viret wines will all benefit from decanting or aerating before drinking (preferably for 30 minutes) to get the best out of them. They all open up remarkably once given the chance to react with the air.

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Renaissance Domaine Viret 2010 Sulphite free natural wine

Jancis Robinson 16.5/20

This is the latest vintage of Philippe's Renaissance. This is now Viret's most popular wine and demand outstrips supply. I will say though, this 2010 is bursting with fruit and is drinking beautifully. Another fantastic vintage from Philippe.

Master Sommelier and wine writer John Szabo wrote June 2012 in the Toronto Evening Standard:

"When I brought the first glass up to my nose, the 'entry level' Renaissance cuvee, a typical southern

Rhône blend of Grenache, syrah and mourvèdre, I was struck immediately by how fresh, how pure, how

vital this 2009 vintage wine smelled. It was an essence of fresh, crushed black fruit, black licorice,

violets, lavender and savoury herbs. And what was even more amazing was how 15 per cent alcohol went

completely unnoticed – long time readers of my reviews know how much I dislike over ripe, raisined

wines. But not here, the acidity (all natural, naturally) was incredibly vibrant and fresh. Astonishing."

Due to their unique composition of natural anti oxidants rather than sulphur, these Domain Viret wines will all benefit from decanting or aerating before drinking (preferably for 30 minutes) to get the best out of them. They all open up remarkably once given the chance to react with the air.

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La Coudee d'Or Blanc Domaine Viret 2013 Natural Wine 75cl

Michel Breton has voted the 2010 best white wine in the Rhone! Jancis Robinson 17/20

AOC Cotes du Rhone. This is a remarkable gourmet wine, made without the addition of any sulphur. It's extremely limited, made in tiny quantities, and is normally reserved by the winery for a handful of their best customers. Philippe has kindly allowed us a small allocation. We enjoyed a bottle with our lunch with Philippe and Christelle, and we were very impressed. It's rich, full and luscious without being heavy and cloying. Deep gold in colour with a nose of vanilla and caramel, flavours of citrus fruit and white chocolate. Superbly balanced with crisp acidity and a long finish. If you've ever enjoyed a white Chateauneuf you'll be very impressed with this. It's extremely difficult to make any wine without the addition of sulphur, although reds are easier as they contain natural anti oxidants in the tannins. To make a white wine with no sulphur is a feat of genius in itself - to make one this good really is a remarkable achievement. But please note, if you like a crisp white such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio, you may find the style of this wine too rich and full, so I would suggest opting for one of our low sulphite Sauvignon Blancs. It's designed to accompamy food such as cured meats, dressed salads and runny cheeses.

Please note that because the total sulphur in this wine (produced naturally during fermentation and virtually all 'bound') is 15 mg/l, 'contains sulphites' is a legal requirement on the back label. The free sulphur however is under the legal requirement and is so low it's virtually undetectable.

Due to their unique composition of natural anti oxidants rather than sulphur, these Domain Viret wines will all benefit from decanting or aerating before drinking (preferably for 30 minutes) to get the best out of them. They all open up remarkably once given the chance to react with the air, even this white wine!

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Mareotis Domaine Viret 2010 Natural Wine 75cl

Appellation Cotes du Rhone Villages St Maurice Controlee.

We're now getting into some seriously good wine. Mareotis is a blend of Grenache and Syrah, aged in barriques for 24 months. Purple in colour with ruby edges. Stewed fruits on the nose. Big dark fruit flavours with a savoury edge. It's a big powerful, full bodied wine. Again supremely balanced flavour, alcohol and acidity, very smooth. Dark chocolate flavours on the very long finish.

Due to their unique composition of natural anti oxidants rather than sulphur, these Domain Viret wines will all benefit from decanting or aerating before drinking (preferably for 30 minutes) to get the best out of them. They all open up remarkably once given the chance to react with the air.

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Colonnades Domaine Viret 2011 Natural Wine 75cl

Appellation Cotes du Rhone Villages St Maurice Controlee.

Grenache, Mouverdre and Carignan, aged in barriques for 24 months. Deep ruby in colour with a big nose of white chocolate and mint. Swirl it in the glass and you'll see it has great legs. I commented 'it even smells smooth'! Again there's apparent alcohol, but this is very well balanced by strong fruit flavours and just the right acidity. It's big and rich, full bodied, with a little smokey pepper. It's very smooth with a long finish. We had a handful of the 2006, then a few dozen of the 2007, and now we're onto the 2008 as Philippe makes this wine in very small quantities each vintage.

Due to their unique composition of natural anti oxidants rather than sulphur, these Domain Viret wines will all benefit from decanting or aerating before drinking (preferably for 30 minutes) to get the best out of them. They all open up remarkably once given the chance to react with the air.

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Colonnades Domaine Viret 2000 Natural Wine 75cl

Appellation Cotes du Rhone Villages St Maurice Controlee.

Grenache, Mouverdre and Carignan, aged in barriques for 24 months. This is the very last of Philippe's 2000 vintage wines.

Due to their unique composition of natural anti oxidants rather than sulphur, these Domain Viret wines will all benefit from decanting or aerating before drinking (preferably for 30 minutes) to get the best out of them. They all open up remarkably once given the chance to react with the air.

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Emergence Domaine Viret 2010 Natural Wine 75cl

Appellation Cotes du Rhone Villages St Maurice Controlee.

Grenache, Syrah and Carignan, from old vines, aged in barriques for 24 months. This is a big wine which really benefits from decanting and leaving for half an hour. It's deep purple in colour with a 'eucalyptus' nose. There are intense fruit flavours on the palate with a little spice. It's full bodied with noticeable alcohol, though still mellow, and very very smooth, with a very long finish. It's a very impressive wine.

Due to their unique composition of natural anti oxidants rather than sulphur, these Domain Viret wines will all benefit from decanting or aerating before drinking (preferably for 30 minutes) to get the best out of them. They all open up remarkably once given the chance to react with the air.

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Amphora Dolia Paradis Rouge Philippe Viret Natural Wine 75cl

Philippe is using an old Roman technique for fermenting individual parcels of wine in clay amphoras, roughly the size of a man. These wines are quite unique and extremely limited availability. This is a big red with ripe, sweet fruit, and is quite delicious.

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Amphora Dolia Paradis Ambre Philippe Viret Natural Wine 75cl

Philippe is using an old Roman technique for fermenting individual parcels of wine in clay amphoras, roughly the size of a man. These wines are quite unique and extremely limited availability. This is an "amber" wine, an unfiltered natural white.

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MPN Rouge

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Domaine D'Anglas

Domaine D'Anglas is both a tiny winery (certified organic) making excellent sulphite free wines, and a campsite in the picturesque Herault Valley about 45 km north of Montpellier, owned and run by Carole & Roger Gaussorgues. Their wines are made naturally, patiently and carefully without any artificial additives whatsoever. Everything is done traditionally by hand with love and care, to handcraft delicious wines.

The campsite set within 115 hectares of protected parkland is in one of the most beautiful regions of France with the Herault River and Gorge, and the second most beautiful town in France - Saint Guilhem le Désert.

We discovered their wines quite by accident in a restaurant in Montpellier after a hard day's tasting at the Millesime Bio Organic wine show. We were so impressed they were the first contact we made on our return.

Here's a clip of Roger in his cellar

 
 
Domaine D'Anglas at work!
Domaine D'Anglas at work!
 
 

Esprit de la Garrigue Organic Domaine D'Anglas 2009 75cl

Please excuse the picture! Their wines are only made in tiny quantities and not commercially available so we had to photoshop the only available image we could get. It turns out that the 2009 has been bottled in a Burgundy bottle not the Bordeaux shape as in the picture - it actually looks much better now!

We're getting into seriously good wines now. From a tiny 2 hectare vineyard, this wine consists of 60% Syrah and 40% Grenache. All work is done manually including hand picking and destalking. Fermented in stainless steel and aged in wooden vats. Roger recommends opening this wine 12 hours before consuming for best results. That's pretty unrealistic here in the UK but I'd recommend decanting or pouring into a jug to aerate it and leaving it for as long as you comfortably can because it does change significantly as it aerates.Great with red meats like lamb or game such as duck.

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Chemin des Moutons Organic Domaine D'Anglas 2009 75cl

This is the flagship red wine from Domaine D'Anglas. A blend of 70% Syrah and 30% Grenache aged for two years in oak. A big warming wine, seriously good in it's own right. Being completely sulphite free is a major bonus of course.

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Domaine Costes Cirgues

Domaine Costes Cirgues is a small family Chateau and winery at Sommieres a little way north of Montpellier. Beatrice Althoff discovered the Chateau when looking for a holiday home. Her son David was looking for a job so they decided to take on restoring the old Chateau and David took on the vineyards that came with the property.

From the onset he wanted to make wines without sulphites or any other chemical additives. Their wines are excellent and they've received a lot of good press as they've picked up some awards recently including two silver medals at the 2013 Millesime Bio (the world's biggest organic wine fair).

They control all aspects of their winemaking and bottling. Each label is a photo of the specific vineyard from where the grapes were grown. Their website isn't particularly informative but they also publish a more useful blogspot here.

 
 
Domaine Costes Cirgues at work!
Domaine Costes Cirgues at work!
 
 

Cremant de Marinas Rose Organic Domaine Costes Cirgues 75cl

Please excuse the picture! Their wines are only made in tiny quantities and not commercially available so we had to photoshop the only available image we could get.

This is a stunningly good sparkling Rose. Like all David's wines it was made organically without the addition of any sulphites or other chemicals, then secondary fermented in bottle (as with Champagne) to create the bubbles. As a result there is a tiny amount of sulphite in there produced naturally during the second fermentation (13 mg/l free SO2) and it can't legally be classed as sulphite free. But amounts are so low it is still perfectly safe for somebody with a sulphite allergy, and this is natural sulphite of course not a chemical compound additive.

Sorry - this year's production has sold out already.



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Pont du Jour Rose Organic Domaine Costes Cirgues 75cl

Please excuse the picture! Their wines are only made in tiny quantities and not commercially available so we had to photoshop the only available image we could get.

This wine is our most sophisticated sulphite free Rose. Fairly rich with noticeable body. Subtle fruit flavours with some almond on the long finish. This is a food wine, perfect for the French lifestyle sat outside a cafe in the sun eating cured meats and good cheese. But it's also lovely to savour on it's own.



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Montplaisir Rouge Organic Domaine Costes Cirgues 2011 75cl

Carignan 40%, Grenache 25%, Mourverdre 25%, Merlot 10%. Again all picked by hand. Once the grapes reach the winery they are de-stemmed then fed by gravity into concrete fermenters to be fermented under temperature control - all varieties are fermented separately of course, then blended to produce the final wine.

Floral on the nose, fruity with a dry finish.



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Saint Cyr Rouge Organic Domaine Costes Cirgues 2011 75cl

Gold Medal Millesime Bio 2013

Please excuse the picture! Their wines are only made in tiny quantities and not commercially available so we had to photoshop the only available image we could get.

80% Grenache and 20% Syrah picked by hand into small trays from a tiny 1.4 hectare vineyard. De-stemmed and gravity fed into conctete fermenters. Fermented separately then blended to produce the final wine.

Dark violet in colour with spice and black fruit on the nose. Black fruit flavours on the palate with an elegance and overall balance. Very smooth, delicious and very easy to drink!



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Chateau Costes Cirgues Organic 2011 75cl

Signature Bio 2013 - Gold Medal

Please excuse the picture! Their wines are only made in tiny quantities and not commercially available so we had to photoshop the only available image we could get. The flagship wine.

80% Syrah, 20% Grenache hand harvested into small trays from another tiny 1.6 hectare vineyard. Gravity fed, concrete fermented then aged in French oak for 18 months prior to blending.

Black fruit from the Grenache with some pepper from the Syrah. Big, rich and opulent.



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Domaine Mayrac Organic No SO2 Rouge 75cl

Organically certified by Ecocert.

A sulphite free blend of Syrah and Merlot from this excellent small French organic winery.

Deep opaque colour with a purple rim. A very natural nose. Deep red fruit flavours on the palate, very smooth with a typical dry finish. Good wine despite the label!

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Domaine Mayrac Organic Esprit Nature 75cl

Organically certified by Ecocert.

Another sulphite free wine from Domaine Mayrac. This time a blend of Syrah and Malbec (known locally as Cot).

Deep opaque colour with a purple rim. A hint of mint and eucalyptus on the nose. Plenty of fruit flavours on the palate, again very smooth with balanced natural acidity and again a dry finish. Very similar to their Syrah Merlot blend but with a little more spice. Good wine and a much better label!

Only 9 bottles left.

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Farigoulette Rose Organic Domaine D'Anglas 2010 75cl

Please excuse the picture! Their wines are only made in tiny quantities and not commercially available so we had to photoshop the only available image we could get.

Subtle nose, soft and smooth with gentle flavours. Very easy drinking. As with virtually all our sulphite free wines, halfway down the bottle we found ourselves automatically topping up our glasses - I think it's something to do with the wine being actively good for you, and your body reacts well so your subconscious takes over craving more!

Sorry, this vintage has sold out and we now have to wait for Roger to make some more early next year.

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Font de Marinas Blanc Organic Domaine Costes Cirgues 2012 75cl

A delicious fresh and fruity sulphite free white wine with a crisp finish. This is excellent.



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Le Petit Roy Organic Domaine D'Anglas 2011 75cl

Please excuse the picture! Their wines are only made in tiny quantities and not commercially available so we had to photoshop the only available image we could get.

This Petit Roy was the wine we enjoyed in the restaurant (2 bottles!). After a full day tasting at the show we asked a French sommelier contact to recommend a quality restaurant where we could get some good sulphite free wine, and he sent us to the trendy (and excellent) "Trinque Fougasse". It was pretty much French only and fully booked but our sommelier friend (Christophe) carries a lot of weight out there! A plate of excellent tapas (all fresh local food), some gypsy music played live on the fiddle and squeeze box, and a couple of bottles of delicious wine! This restaurant/bar lists over 500 wines by the bottle, all local and made properly.

100% native Carignan from a 4 hectare vineyard of old vines (35 to 45 years old). All work in the vineyard is done manually and the grapes are hand picked of course. The grapes are fermented using only native yeasts and undergo carbonic maceration - this very light pressing extracts the flavours but leaves behind most of the tannin from pips and skin, producing a lighter, fresher style of red wine. The wine is matured in vat (either stainless steel or plastic) for 8 months prior to bottling. Although intended for immediate drinking being low in tannin, this wine will keep in great condition for up to 10 years from bottling.

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Frey Organic Natural White - Sulphite free natural wine

Eco Wine Challenge Silver Medal.

A blend of Chenin Blanc and Chardonnay. Pale gold in colour with green tints. As natural yeasts are used the nose is quite subdued - this is completely normal for natural wine. (The familiar big nose and concentrated aromas we are used to from manufactured wines is a result of selecting specific yeasts, as each different yeast will bestow different characteristics on a wine). On the palate there are flavours of pears, limes and gooseberry, with a creamy texture. It's very clean on the fresh, dry finish. This is a great tasty natural wine, ideal for every day drinking.

We've only had the wine for a week but we've been sent feedback already....Hi, my wife suffers from a sulphite intolerance, but she is over the moon after trying one of your sulphite free white wines - so much so that we have just placed another order. Also we are very impressed with your fast delivery, many thanks and I am sure will be placing many more orders, regards, L and H

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