Natural Wines tasting - Brighton
There is real buzz around so called natural wines at the moment and we are big fans of these wines at Sussex Wine School. They taste clean, direct and are very moreish to taste.
But what is a natural wine? The term is confusing and an exact definition is hard to find. It is often used as an umbrella term to describe wines made from organically grown grapes and biodynamic wines but natural wines are much more than that. Natural refers to the moment the grapes arrive at the winery. It describes the process of winemaking where the winemaking uses no chemical interventions (yeasts, acids etc) – effectively the vigneron is gently guiding the juice rather than “making” the wine. These wines are exciting – they often taste unusual, natural and refreshing, occasionally funky. They tend to be lighter. People are becoming more interested in provenance and finding wines which have stories and also knowing that what they eat and drink doesn’t have unnecessary additives in it.
We will be putting some of them to the test in this Natural Wines tasting.
I've teamed up with two of the UK's leading importers and distributors of natural wines - Les Caves de Pyrene and Red Squirrel - to put together a line up of seven natural wines for you to try.
They are a great introduction to some of the different natural wine syles available inc sparkling, whites, skin contact whites (so called orange wines) and reds.
These wines contain either zero or low levels of SO2 and are all listed in wine shops in Brighton.
Seven natural wines on tasting inc these delicious wines:
- Pet Nat sparkling - France
- White - France, Italy
- Skin contact - Italy
- Red - Austria, Spain, Italy
Tutor - Jonny
This is a tutored tasting with a digital presentation, some nibbles and hand out sheets.
Places remaining: 12
Course Date/Time: Tue 19th Mar 2019 at 7pm - 9pm
Duration: 2 hours
Venue: Hotel du Vin, 2 Ship Street, Brighton BN1 1AD