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Means used in winemaking

Is there such a thing as a natural wine, often referred to as pure natural wine, without any additives or aids? There are few questions that are so often answered incorrectly or that many consumers do not realise that there is no wine that can be vinified completely without additives or aids. Such a wine would at least be impaired in terms of colour or taste or, in the worst case, spoil and become undrinkable within a short time. Of course, there are wines where attempts are made to greatly reduce the use of additives, but certain substances are indispensable. For example, it is almost impossible to do without sulphur as the most important oxidation inhibitor. However, certain substances are prohibited (see also under flavouring and wine adulteration) or are not permitted or at least severely restricted in certain forms of cultivation such as organic viticulture and/or their use in the production of organic wines and natural wines.

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