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Berlin – #rawwineBER 2019 tickets are now live on our site! Join us at Markthalle Neun this December 1st & 2nd for tastings of natural, low-intervention organic and biodynamic wine, sake, co-fermentations and cider, with producers coming from all around the world including Austria, Germany, Eastern Europe and Turkey 🍷 Link in bio for tickets.⁣ ⁣ North America - mark your calendars! RAW WINE NYC, Miami, LA & Montreal tickets will go live on Sept. 5th.

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For this #RAWWINE101, we ask why should you care about natural wine? Founder @IsabelleLegeron answers, “If you care about what you eat, if you care about the environment and pollution, then you need to be thinking about natural wine, because natural wine reflects these values. Why care about farming or natural wine? The farming practices are not only better for you, but also better for the environment. You're not polluting your body with residual products, pesticides, insecticides. You're not polluting the planet through conventional farming. And then, in my opinion, when you make the wine with indigenous yeast and very little additions, then you're drinking something that is a much truer representation of where it’s from. So if you're somebody who's looking for authenticity of place and product, then drinking natural wine, or low-intervention organic and biodynamic wines, is definitely the way forward.” #rawwine

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Located on one of the ten consular roads built in Italy by the Roman empire (“All roads lead to Rome” ring a bell?), the fields of Abbia Nòva (@abbia_nova) in Piglio were once home to villas where Roman Emperors spent their summers. Blending the vineyard’s history and the traditions of the town, Daniele Proietti has been highlighting ancient grape varieties like Passerina and Nostrano as well as the vineyard’s protagonist Cesanese d’Affile for over 30 years. Get a taste of history this fall at our Montreal, NY, Miami and LA fairs. #rawwineMTL #rawwineNYC #rawwineMIA #rawwineLA

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Pick a color, any color and tell us your pick. #RAWWINE Image via @marissaaross

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Located on the hilly slopes of Veneto, Azienda Agricola Calalta’s ( @calaltawinery) five hectares of vineyards are almost all on an incline. Using this to his advantage, winemaker Nicola Brunetti strategically placed his white vines to the east (where the morning light shines) to preserve their acidity. His 2017 Mentelibera is a beautiful product of this -- a blend of Riesling, Bronner and Incrocio Manzoni. Fermented with native yeasts, unfined, unfiltered. Taste it for yourself at our Montreal, NYC or LA fairs.   Photo by: @calaltawinery #rawwineMTL #rawwineNYC #rawwineLA

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@rawwineworld is the world’s-largest community of low-intervention organic, biodynamic and natural wines, their growers & makers, and those who love drinking them. Our fairs are a celebration of this community, by connecting producers to like-minded individuals who are interested in learning about and tasting their wines. Experience them this fall in Montreal, NYC, Miami, LA and Berlin. #rawwine #naturalwine #lofiwine #organicwine #biodynamicwine

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Daniel V. Ramos ( @danielvramos) is a Spanish-Australian viticulturist, who grew up between the old and the new world of wine and vines, and now selects the best of both in order to make his wines. After his studies, he worked throughout Spain until he found #Granacha vineyards from Cebreros, and decided to start his own project with Zerberos and 7 Navas. For his Kpi wines, Daniel Ramos uses traditional Spanish winemaking techniques - clay amphoras, american oak, or concrete tanks - to make wines that show the personality of their grape and the distinct terroir of Sierra de Gredos. Pictured here is his Kpi made from #Albillo grapes using traditional winemaking techniques of the area. Grapes are fermented in clay tinaja pots with eight months skin maceration, four of which are under ‘Velo de Flor’ (or ‘veil’ - a film of yeast like those used in #Sherry & #VinJaune). Taste @danielvramos’ wines in Berlin this December. #grenache #tinajas #rawwineBER Image via @thewinejockeys

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RAW WINE Founder Isabelle Legeron MW is often asked this week’s #RAWWINE101 question: does natural wine taste different? — “It is difficult to draw general conclusions, given how diverse a group they are… There is, however, common ground. All fine natural wines, for example, are vibrant (sometimes even a little electric) and full of emotion. They have a broader spectrum of flavors and are usually wines of great purity… Because of their aliveness, natural wines behave a little like people. Some days they are more open and generous; others more closed or shy” - @IsabelleLegeron #naturalwine #rawwine

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Under Methode Sauvage ( @methodesauvage), winemaker Chad Hinds makes fresh and lively wine, that showcases the complexity and nuances of California’s reverse terroir. Until recently, he had been exclusively focusing on #Chenin and #CabernetFranc, but starting in 2017 he expanded to #Trousseau, #Chardonnay, and #Syrah. Hinds works with grapes from all over the State – San Benito County, Russian River Valley, and the Santa Cruz Mountains. Pictured here is the ‘Blood + Flowers’ Syrah. #rawwineLA Image via @emycampo_

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Clot de l’Origine ( @clotdelorigine), a small estate, is located in the Fenouilledes hills at an altitude between 393 ft and 1148 ft. They cultivate old vines of Catalan grape varieties and young Syrah according to biodynamic preparations. In the cellar in Maury, wine is made with very low quantities of sulphur are used and bottled by hand without fining or filtration. Say hello at our upcoming NYC, MTL, MIA, LA and Berlin fairs. Image via @clubdesandouilles. #rawwineMTL #rawwineNYC #rawwineMIA #rawwineLA #rawwineBER

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Margins Wine ( @marginswine) produces low-intervention wines using grapes from underrepresented regions, vineyards, and varietals. Much like people living on the 'margins of society,' vineyards can be outcasts too. Most consumers of wine are only familiar with a handful of grape growing regions and types of wine. Margins draws attention to vineyards and varietals throughout northern and central California that find themselves on the margins without the recognition they deserve. Margins Wine is a small winemaking project of Megan Bell, a winemaker living and working in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Prior to settling on the central coast of California, Megan received her BS in Viticulture and Enology from UC Davis and apprenticed in wineries and vineyards in Napa, Livermore, the Willamette Valley, Central Otago, and the Loire. Photo c/o of @marissaaross. #rawwineNYC #rawwineLA

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Looking forward to another holiday Berlin fair this year on December 1st & 2nd at @markthalleneun. Here’s a throwback to our 2016 #rawwineBER

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"In Alsace, Pierre and Chantal Frick work with each vintage according to what nature brings them, so there is a wide range from year to year, a challenge they embrace with enthusiasm and tenacity. They have been working biodynamically since 1970 (certified since 1981). ‘The application of this more comprehensive approach to the life of the soil and vine advocated by bio-dynamie has changed our vineyard. The growing cycle of the vine is in better harmony. It is less sensitive to grey rot and insect pests. The better balance of the plant is conducive to good grape ripening and obtaining a better quality of juice (density, balance, minerality, vitality). From this the wines have revealed more depth and greater expression of terroir.’" — said Frank during a visit with @chamberstreetwines" #pierrefrick #biodynamicwine #rawwineBER

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L'Atelier du Bouilleur is a craft distillery in the south of France. They work in their local tradition to make a range of spirits including Fine Faugères, a type of brandy which has nearly disappeared. In their words, “distilling means to be inspired by the generations that used the alembics before us, and to take time with our organic ingredients in order to extract their “spirit”, as the alchemists say.” Image via @ysk_tokyo Imported by Des Quilles à Berlin + La Vincaillerie #rawwineber

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On the top of Santa Giulia hill, beside the cluniac church of the same name, a glorious eighteenth century villa Palazzo Cazzago is the home of 1701 Franciacorta. The only Demeter certified, biodynamic producer in Franciacorta DOCG, it’s there that œnologist Marco and his team produce about 6,000 bottles per year (hand riddled) of zero dosage, mineral-laden, low sulfur sparkling wines. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Meet the makers at our upcoming fairs in LA, NY and Miami. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Image via @rachsig ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #rawwine

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We’re getting bigger and so is our #rawwineny venue. This October 27th & 28th, we’ll be holding our fair at @knockdowncenter, which means more elbow room, more producers and more wine for all. See you there!

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In the center of Veneto, 300 meters above sea level in the hills of Trissino, lies Dalle Ore, long since recognized for its cultural contribution to the region. It’s there that the Dalle Ore family tend to their vines, having also recognized the area’s potential several decades ago. Since 2006, brothers Marco, Luciano and Vittorio have been managing the 22 hectare family estate according to an ancient local farming principle, “the rule of the Agno Valley”, which is based on a respect for the environment. No synthetic products, fertilizers, insecticides or herbicides can be used to avoid impacting microorganisms and microflora, essential to maintaining the balance of the land’s terroirs. Vinification follows the same rule: the less intervention the better. They grow local vine varieties such as Durella, Garganega and better known Cabernet Franc, Pinot Nero, Chardonnay and Riesling Renano. Pictured here is Marco by @tescari.federico. Say hello at our upcoming fairs in LA, NY and Miami. #rawwine

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@themadeiracollection will be joining us at #rawwineber. Bert Jeuris started #themadieracollaction as a passion after drinking two glasses of Boal 1968 Madeira at a refined restaurant in Belgium. It resulted in the biggest collection of old, available Madeira wines on Earth. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #rawwine

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Dispatches from our team’s trip to Georgia earlier this month. Pictured here are vines from @pheasants_tears. A very influential winemaking project in East Georgia, Pheasants Tears was founded by @WudermanJohn and Gela Patalishvili. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Speaking with @wineenthusiast on how it all began, Wuderman says, “When I met Gela, an eighth-generation winemaker from a farming family, in 2006, he was on a passionate quest to restore what was lost during the Soviet rule…The qvevri method was replaced by stainless steel and plastic barrels. Birds, snakes and bees were disappearing because of the rampant use of pesticides. We were fast losing the art of qvevri-making, too.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Qvevri wines showcase the elegance of the world’s oldest winemaking culture in a way where nature remains in control of the process.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #rawwine⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #georgianwine⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #zerocompromise

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Cool off this #memorialday with @vincaminorwine’s 2018 Carignan Rosé. For this cuvée, winemaker Jason Edward Charles sources fruit from old vines that have been dry farmed by the Johnson Family. Native yeast fermentation, bottled unfined and unfiltered. Tastes like fresh watermelon rind, strawberries and herbs. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Image via @therosesouthpark ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #rawwinela⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #rawwineny

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Joining us for all 5 upcoming fairs, we welcome @ausonia_vini and Simone Binelli from Abruzzo, Italy. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Named after a kind of butterfly found throughout the vineyard, Ausonia is located on a hill 270 m above sea level and 20 km from the Adriatic sea. The vineyards are all native varieties: 3 hectares of Pecorino, 5.5 hectares of Montepulciano d’Abruzzo and 3 hectares of Trebbiano vineyards. The wines are produced entirely from grapes grown in their biodynamic vineyard with respect to nature. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #rawwine

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Miami, we’re coming for you! Get ready for our inaugural roving #rawwine fair. On October 30th, we’re popping up for one day only. Tickets will be go live early this summer. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #rawwinemia

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Looking forward to having @koppitschwine at #rawwineber this year. Pictured here is Rosza, a blend of Blaufränkisch, Zweigelt, St. Laurent and Syrah from 3 different vineyards and 3 different soils. Image via @sangiovese.in.my.veins #rawwine

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It's a good day for @frankcornelissen_winery's Magma Rosso, Contrada Barbabecchi. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The “Grand Vin” from their Barbabecchi vineyard at 910m. asl. Planted around 1910 and North-North East exposed, capturing the first and cool morning sun rays. This pure Nerello Mascalese from ungrafted old vines produces a profoundly rich and elegant wine with character and personality: liquorice and oriental spices. Only produced in great vintages where they achieve full phenolic ripeness, Magma's annual production is only about 1,500 bottles. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Taste these wines at all five of our upcoming fairs this fall. #rawwine

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Forecast for today is sunny, clear skies with a high chance of Vini Rabasco's "La Cuntaden” Montepulciano rosé from Abruzzo. Located in the village of Pianella, province of Pescara, @agricolarabasco’s 3.5 hectare estate enjoys a rare subset of meso and micro climates unique to this north-central corner of Abruzzo. The vines grow across the property, almost all montepulciano with several rows of trebbiano, are about 40 years average and rest at some 450 meters above sea level. Winemaker Iole Rabasco makes wines with more acidity and freshness than power and extract.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #rawwine

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We’re excited to announce our lineup of 2019 fairs in NY, LA, Montreal, Berlin and our newest addition, Miami. Many thanks to @csorvino and @forbes for opening up the discussion around the exciting growth of natural wine in the US. Mark your calendars. — “The conversation used to revolve around what was going on in Europe. Last year, we had European visitors for the first time come to Los Angeles to try the wines. For me, that's a real success. It shows how dynamic the producing scene is in the States.” — @isabellelegeron #rawwine

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How does a New Zealander who grew up in South Africa end up starting an iconoclastic estate in the Roussillon? Go ask Tom Lubbe, the winemaker behind Domaine Matassa, a small biodynamically farmed estate in the Pyrénées-Orientales. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The vineyard is comprised of 15 hectares of vines between 30 and 115 years old. They focus on the indigenous varieties of Northern Catalunya including Grenache Gris, Maccabeu, Muscat d’Alexandrie, Lladonner Pelut (the Catalan Grenache), Carignan and Mourvedre. Image by @thewinestache ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #rawwine⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #matassa

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The sun's out and orange wine season is upon us — what’s your favorite one to drink? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #orangewine ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #rawwine

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Tracey and Jared Brandt of @DonkeyandGoat have been making wine in Berkeley, California. Their wines are made from sustainably farmed vineyards in the Sierra Nevada, Mendocino and Napa. In the cellar nothing is removed and nothing is added save minimal effective sulfites. While not required, they include their ingredient list on our label which is remarkably short: “grapes and minimal sulphur." They have made our wines in this manner since we created Donkey & Goat in 2004 and will continue to do so until they stop.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #rawwine

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We’re going to need a bigger bucket...⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #CiderProblems⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #CiderRevolution

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Some wines need no introduction. Emidio, Chiara’s ‘nonno’, was one of the first, back in the 1960’s, to embrace respectful practices in the vineyard and low intervention winemaking in Abruzzo. Until today, most of the cellar work is done by hand, and a large portion of the wines is left aging, for years or decades, in the estate’s cellars. They only grow Montepulciano and Trebbiano on their 15ha of biodynamically farmed, old vines a few kilometres from the Adriatic at the foot of the Gran Sasso mountain.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #rawwine

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Started in 2017, Progetto Calcarius is joint venture between Valentina Passalacqua and Danilo Marcucci. Puglia is known as the "bread basket" of Italy, and much like the Central Valley of California, it is often exploited by industrial farming practices. Because of this, the duo chose this terroir and its pure calcium rich soil to begin a resistance movement. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Since 2000, Valentina has been the leading and largest practitioner of biodynamics in Puglia, with some 80 hectares of vines, fruits and veggies all being grown biodynamically. To make Calcarius wines, she selected ~10-15 hectares based on vineyard plots with the highest calcium content. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ —⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ OrangePuglia, Progetto Calcarius (Valentina Passalacqua & Danilo Marcucci), 2017 🍇Falanghina

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il Valpolicella is a blend of Corvina, Corvinone, and Rondinella produced by Societa Agricola il Sasso ( @ilvalpolicella) in the hills above Verona. With this wine, they hope to interpret and express the full potential of the territory through this uncommon grape blend. Unfiltered, unfined, and spontaneously fermented in stainless steel. #rawwine

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In 2011, Alvar de Dios Hernandez recovered his grandfather’s abandoned over 100-year-old vines and began to farm them according to organic principles in the region of Castilla y León, Spain. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Located in south of Toro DO, west of Rueda, not far from the border of Portugal, these vineyards grow in sandy soils at 750m. Toro is well represented by the talented Alvar, who honors this extreme continental climate to make uniquely fresh, balanced wines with good acidity and aromas. #rawwine #naturalwine

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#NaturalWine101 asks @IsabelleLegeron what is the difference between organic and natural wine? “The distinction is primarily about the cellar. All natural wines are organic wines but the reverse is not necessarily true. Not all organic wines are natural. Organics (or indeed biodynamics) is primarily about farming but it also provides a set of rules that govern what can and can’t be done in the cellar. These rules differ from country to country but broadly speaking, organic wine requirements are more stringent than conventional winemaking ones and more lax than natural winemaking ones. Completely natural wine is simply pure fermented grape juice - farmed organically and made without adding or removing anything during its creation. If the winemaker chooses to add a touch of sulphites during winemaking or at bottling, or perhaps filter a little, the wine then moves away from being completely natural and, strictly speaking, should be called a low-intervention organic wine. Under general organic rules, the winemaking process is more relaxed and, depending on where you are, you can add relatively high levels of sulfites to your wines (although this is not the case in the USA) and dozens of additives whilst still being considered organic.”⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Check out #NaturalWinebyIsabelleLegeron for further thoughts on this issue and more.

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Since ancient times, the region of Pella situated in northern Greece, was associated with winemaking and described as ” the mother of wine, where vines abound”. The god of wine, wreathed in vine leaves in these extraordinary mosaics, seems to have found fertile, hallowed ground here in Pella. The region has always been host to great vineyard with a long tradition. It was here that the tragic poet Euripides wrote and staged his last play, Bacchae.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ After studying oenology in France, Thomas Ligas started Domaine Ligas ( @domaineligas) in the valleys of Mount Paiko, a lesser known terroir in Pella, in 1988. They use Roditis, Assyrtiko, Kydonitsa for white, and Xinomavro, Limniona or red. All picking is done by hand from mid-August to late September. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #rawwine

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What’s in your glass? Let us know in the comments! #rawwine #naturalwine

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Because it’s only Monday, we’re having a nightcap of Cognac Méry-Melrose. Led by fourth generation distiller and viticulturist François Méry, Méry-Melrose is an artisanal cognac house and organic winery in the heart of Grande Champagne. #rawwine #cognac #spirits

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At Cidrerie du Léguer ( @cidrerieduleguer) in Brittany, Cedric Le Bloas is making balanced, bittersweet natural ciders by hand from start to finish. This includes farming, maintaining the orchards, pruning, harvesting, fermentation and bottling. He works with more than 15 apple varieties such as Marie Ménard, Peau de Chien, Douce Coet, Doux Moen, Frequin and more. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #rawwine #naturalwine #cider

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And for all of your spring drinking needs, there’s Cantina Furlani ( @cantinacosmesifurlan). Over the alpine city of Trento at 700+ meters of altitude, fourth generation winemaker Matteo Furlani tends to his vines. While he primarily works with local varieties, there is a small planting of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay used to make the "Metodo Interrotto" sparkling wines. Wines are fermented either in cement tanks or small glass demijohns with no temperature control, no yeast, and no sulfur. To clarify, the wines are often racked into demijohns during the winter and placed outside in the snow, thus allowing the wine to settle naturally. The "Metodo Interrotto" (or Interrupted Method) cuvees essentially refer to an unfinished method Champagnoise, bottle refermentation. #rawwine #naturalwine

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Team Georgia from #rawwineldn 👋 #georgianwine #naturalwine

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Yoigokochi Sake Importers are the first sake importing company to focus strictly on junmaishu, which is 100% pure sake without additives. Sourcing from over 25 breweries and distributed in over 20 European and Northern American countries, Yoigokochi is a leader in unpasteurised sake, often also unfiltered, undiluted and/or made from organically grown rice. They have a strong preference for pure sake with outspoken taste and aroma. #rawwineldn #sake

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Did you remember to pick-up your #rawwine swag at this year’s fair? Show us how you’re using your merch and what you’re drinking with it — we’ll repost our favorites.

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‘Divin Poison’ is a blend of Carignan, Grenache and Syrah from winemaker Christophe Bosque ( @christophebosque) of De Vini in the Loire. Fermented in cement, unfiltered and with no additives, this is a wine that delightfully lives up to its label. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #rawwineldn ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #naturalwine

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California, here we come. Corks from our Speakers’ Corner conversation with Jason Charles ( @vincaminorwine) and Nathan Roberts (Arnot-Roberts) featuring @domaindelacote. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #rawwineldn

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Meet Tenuta Foresto ( @tenutaforesto) from Nizza Monferrato in the heart of the UNESCO site of Piedmont. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ At their farm, they take a holistic approach to create an ecosystem with minimal impact. Their primarily Barbera, Moscato, Cortese and Chardonnay vines are maintained by hand and their grapes are fermented without additives. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ While their main source of inspiration comes from local winemaking traditions, they do like to experiment with maceration and fermentation in bottle. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #rawwineldn

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Shoutout to Burgess & Hall’s ( @burgessandhallwines) wonderful pop-up shop at #rawwineldn. If you’re craving something you tasted at the fair, chances are you can pick-up a bottle at their brick-and-mortar shop. #naturalwine

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Domaine Brand ( @domainebrand) is situated in the heart of "La Couronne d'or" (Strasbourg’s vineyard), in a village named Ergersheim in Alsace. It has been a familial estate since the 1950's when it was founded by Philippe's grandfather. The domaine is organic since 2001 and certified Demeter since 2015. The vineyard is spread on 10 ha with a low yielding, split on three neighborhood commons: Ergersheim, Ostoffen and Wolhxeim. Philippe took over in 2008, and brought new life to the vinification process. In 2013, he launched a few cuvées under the name ‘Apollinaire,’ which is now the emblem of the domaine. All of these wines are made with Apollinaire Caligram and without entrant. #rawwineldn #naturalwine

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“Today, most white wines are made by pressing grapes, separating off the juice and discarding the skins, stems and pips to produce a wine that is pale in colour. If, instead, the juice is left to macerate and ferment on its skins, pips and possibly stems (just like red wine), you end up with a wine that looks orange – or any of a variety of hues ranging from yellow to luminous orange, or even amber and shades of rust. While a seemingly new trend, orange wine is ancient – as the country of Georgia, with its claim to 8000 vintages, can attest. Orange wines are likely to be some of the most unusual wines you’ll ever taste. Forget fresh, zesty flavours of the sort you’d find in a zippy sauvignon blanc, these golden whites feel a lot weightier and broader in your palate. Some of my personal favourites marry nutty notes with a touch of orange blossom, and are deliciously moreish.” — @IsabelleLegeron on #OrangeWine from #NaturalWinebyIsabelleLegeron #rawwine #naturalwine

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Spotlight on one of our two UK growers from #rawwineldn. Meet David Morris, who along with his parents Richard and Joy, are behind Ancre Hill Estates in Wales. Ancre Hills sits on the outskirts of Monmouth town and currently comprises 11 Ha of vines planted in 2006-7 and 2016-17. They adopted biodynamic practices in 2010 and became certified organic and biodynamic in 2013 and 2014 respectively. Their wines are made with as little interference as possible in our straw-bale winery: they’re the wines they (and WE) want to drink. One of the wines they poured this year was their Triomphe pet-nat, NV. It’s a red sparkling wine made from Triomphe, which is grown in clay, sandstone and mudstone, and spontaneously fermented in a cement egg. #naturalwine