The grapes are the stars of the splendid natural wine, Le Naturel, which is made almost exclusively from Grenache produced in a northern area considered to be on the limit of suitable climates for such grapes. Growing in cool chalky-clay soils on the hillsides of the Urbasa and Andia mountain ranges, vines are cultivated using organic agriculture methods and without the use of any artificial chemical products.
A relatively small harvest of fruit is collected by hand in mid-October, and then undergoes a strict production process. Next, grapes are carefully selected in the winery, looking for the best-quality healthiest fruit which is left to macerate intervention-free with its skins for only 5 days to obtain delicate colours and aromas It is then decanted manually and gently pressed. Following a malolactic fermentation, the resulting wine is bottled without sulphites.
This extremely careful process creates a wine with an unusual raspberry-red colour. A fresh, honest and intense nose delights with aromas of blackberries and violets. It fills the mouth with fresh fruit as commonly happens with wines produced at altitudes. Very pleasant on drinking, it is an agreeable and lively wine, easy to drink, with a personality and charm far more expressive than its price indicates. Le Naturel is a precious wine, an excellent example of the influence organic and biodynamic agriculture methods can have on the land and its fruits.
What does this wine taste like?
Raspberry / Bright
Fresh / Frank / Blackberries / Violets
Fresh / Pleasant / Light
Drinking and storing
Serve between 14ºC and 16ºC
Ratings and awards
SK: SucklingDC: Decanter
by: Charles Skinner (03/12/2019) - Vintage 2018
A wonderful wine that happens to be natural
This is my wine discovery of the year. It's natural - without sulphites which is quite rare - but more than that it's absolutely delicious - full of flavour yet clean as a whistle. Great value.
by: Eastonhouston (18/06/2020) - Vintage 2019
Great value little wine.
Pretty versatile when it comes to pairings. Plenty of flavor, nice and smooth without being too heavy.
by: Mike Wootton (14/09/2020) - Vintage 2019
Le Naturel 2019
Another wine from the variety Grenache, just proves that they have got a good list of wine I don't believe I shall get tied.
by: Stephen R (24/02/2020) - Vintage 2018
Liked this a lot !
I have been 'researching' spanish grenache wines from Vinissimus - this was one of the ones I would re-order next time
by: franchute94 (15/06/2020) - Vintage 2019
un grenache sans chichi, sans sulfites, à boire un chouia frais pour qu'il soit au top, et le voyage sera par-fait! vin de copain!
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