The Unsung Virtues of Natural Wine, According to an Expert
The Paris-based, British-American wine writer Aaron Ayscough extols the benefits of taking wine back to the basics, for both our palates and the planet.
August 23, 2022
9 minute read
Made from grapes alone, organically farmed, then harvested, fermented, aged, and bottled without additives, natural wine “has nothing to hide,” writes Paris-based, British-American wine expert Aaron Ayscough. “It’s wine that seeks to express, in every sip, its traditional and crucial link to nature.” Yet for something so natural, it's a surprisingly complex and contentious topic that divides the wine industry, rooted in its pastoral self-image despite its abundance of chemically altered ingredients and technological manipulation.
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