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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. Internationally, "natural wines" is the umbrella term under which "raw wines" can also be categorised. The sparkling products are known as Pétillant Naturel or Pét Nat. The natural wine movement began in France in the 1980s. The two winegrowers Jules Chauvet (1907-1989) and Jacques Néauport are regarded as pioneers. They began experimenting with how to produce 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 developed into a counter-cultural movement that opposes the homogenisation, industrialisation and culture of Parkerisation (standardised wines to meet a certain pattern or taste desired by many consumers) that dominated the 1990s and 2000s. Production is based on the principles of organic or biodynamic viticulture (with or without certification). Cellar work is carried out according to the non-invasive principle of "as much as necessary, as little as possible". The...

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