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Naked Wine

See under Natural Wine.

Colloquial term (also Artisan Wine, Naked Wine, Vin Nature or Natural Wine, which is not permitted under wine law) for wines produced in a certain way that belong to the group of alternative wines. This also includes Raw Wine and Orange Wine. From an international perspective, "Natural Wines" is the thematic umbrella term under which "Raw Wines" can also be classified. The sparkling products are called Pétillant Naturel or Pét Nat. The beginnings of the natural wine movement lie in France in the 1980s. The two winemakers Jules Chauvet (1907-1989) and Jacques Néauport are considered the pioneers. They began to experiment with how to make wine without the use of antioxidants and sulphur and with as little intervention as possible in the cellar.

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Since then, "vin nature" has become a countercultural movement, opposing the homogenisation, industrialisation and culture of Parkerisation (one-size-fits-all wines to fit a certain pattern or taste desired by many consumers) that dominated the 1990s and 2000s. Production is based on principles of organic or biodynamic viticulture (whether certified or not). Cellar work is carried out according to the...

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