The term “natural wine | Learn more on Commonshare |” refers to wine that is farmed organically, using permaculture or a similar approach. It is also made without additives or processing aids, meaning it is truly a natural product. Wine produced in this way is living wine, wholesome and full of naturally-occurring microbiology.
You may also encounter the term biodynamic wine. This term refers to wine | Learn more on Commonshare | that is created using a set of farming practices that views the farm or vineyard as one solid organism, such that the ecosystem functions as a whole and is ideally self-sustaining. Biodynamic wines are made from grapes grown in natural soils, using natural composts and materials. Non-natural fertilizers and pesticides are forbidden.
Another aspect of biodynamic farming is the use of livestock, from ducks to sheep to horses. The animals spend time on the soil and fertilize it naturally. In essence, the biodynamic standard is similar to organic, but goes beyond the vision of organic to create a sustainable and interconnected system.
—————— Hogkinson-Mas del Habanero hails from the Priorato, Catalonia, in the Kingdom of Spain. The creation of the three Hodgkinson brothers, Hodgkinson Priorat | Learn more on Commonshare | is certified biodynamic | Learn more on Commonshare | by CCPAE.
Hogkinson-Mas del Habanero hails from the Priorato, Catalonia, in the Kingdom of Spain.
Since 1924, three generations of the Recaredo family have been working to keep the essence of purity and natural farming alive in their wineries.
Recaredo & Celler Credo
Since 1924, three generations of the Recaredo family | Learn more on Commonshare | have been working to keep the essence of purity and natural farming alive in their wineries. Their eponymous project Recaredo, along with Celler Credo, embody their approach to winemaking: Certified Organic | Learn more on Commonshare | by CCPAE, and Certified Biodynamic by Demeter | Learn more on Commonshare |.
Recaredo produces long-ageing wines—from a minimum of three years to 14 years or more. Their vintage sparkling wines are non-dosé, meaning no additional sugar added, and they age them only with natural cork. All of their Biodynamic Estate grown fruit is from their vineyards in Alt Penedes, and they use historic local grapes like Xarel.lo, Macabeu, Parellada, Monastrell and Garnatxa.
The Celler Credo is their still white wine project, and it uses grapes from the xarel.lo , Parellada and Macabeu strains. The wine is produced using traditional styles, with some stems and skin contact, spontaneous fermentation, and sometimes using old traditional clay vessels.
M | Learn more on Commonshare |ilénico | Learn more on Commonshare | is a sustainability-oriented winery from the Spanish designation | Learn more on Commonshare | of origin Ribera del Duero, a valley region in the northern plateau of the country. The area has an extreme continental climate, and the vineyards are located on the slopes of the right bank of the Duero, or else in the highlands surrounding the valley.
Milénico is an artisanal, organic, and family-run winery, one that is dedicated to the minimization of non-natural intervention and attention to detail of the kind only possible in wines produced in limited series. The winery is Certified Organic by CAECYL.
Milénico has over 20 hectares of vineyards in more than 15 plots, and the vineyards are between 20 and 100 years old, all from different clones of the Tempranillo variety. Their cultivation practices are designed to minimize tillage and maintain organic cover when rainfall allows. They also do not use herbicides or chemical fertilizers, thus preserving the complex natural habitat around the vineyard.
Milénico is a sustainability-oriented winery from the Spanish designation of origin Ribera del Duero, a valley region in the northern plateau of the country.
Clot de les Soleres is both a new winery and a very old one.
Clot de les Soleres
Clot de les Soleres is both a new winery and a very old one. In 2001, it was founded by the heirs of a late-19th-century winery, Heritage Ferrer de la Vall. That winery was hit hard by the phylloxera grape disease in 1888, but it limped along until the 1970s and 1980s.
Re-founded in 2001, Clot de les Soleres began to make natural wines in 2008. These wines lack added sulfites or other artificial products, making them unique and repeatable: they change every year in keeping with changes in rainfall and the particularities of the harvest and the terroir (climatic and soil factors that influence a crop’s growth).
Whatever the year, the vineyard is cultivated with products that are friendly to the environment, and authorized for integrated or ecological production. The winery is certified organic by CCPAE.
The creation of Pepe Raventós,Can Sumoi | Learn more on Commonshare | was born from an obsession with natural wines and biodynamic viticulture. The name of Raventós is known in Spain as a creator of sparkling wine, and the winery Raventós i Blanc now represents one of the oldest family traditions in the world, since 1497.
Raventós i Blanc are famous for pioneering animal traction, that is to say using animals to pull plows and perform other important tasks often reserved for machines in this day and age. People, animals, and vines live together in a closed circle.
The Can Sumoi estate dates back to 1645 and is notable for the mineral nakedness of its soils, which were developed from extremely ancient copper-colored, ochre and brown material from the Montmell Formation. These are some of the oldest soils in the Iberian Peninsula, and the grapes are certified organic by CTAT.
The creation of Pepe Raventós, Can Sumoi was born from an obsession with natural wines and biodynamic viticulture.
Vins Nus by Alfredo Arribas represents a new wine range, based to the north of the Priorat and Monstant regions.
V | Learn more on Commonshare |ins Nus | Learn more on Commonshare | by Alfredo Arribas represents a new wine range, based to the north of the Priorat and Monstant regions. These wines are produced with no added sulfites, with very little oak, and with less extraction.
Alfredo is driven by a perfectionist impulse, and a curiosity for different origins and terroirs. The results so far include the SiurAlta wine family, mountain and almost monovarietal wines, and InStabiles, mutable origin and free composition wines, both with small editions of about 1,000 to 3,000 bottles in each cuvée. The wines are also certified organic by CCPAE.
Celler de les Aus
Created by Josep Maria & Mireia Pujol-Busquets, Celler de les Aus | Learn more on Commonshare | is shaped by a vision of constant improvement, of delving deeper into organic agriculture to obtain the purest grapes and wine. This particular project is named after the birds that live in the Serralada de Marina’s Natural Park and is certified organic by CCPAE.
Created by Josep Maria & Mireia Pujol-Busquets, Celler de les Aus is shaped by a vision of constant improvement, of delving deeper into organic agriculture to obtain the purest grapes and wine.
Another creation of Pepe Raventós, this wine was born from Pepe’s desire to create the purest wines possible in his home garage. The garage is a small, clean, exclusive space, with air free from yeasts from the second fermentation. Pepe used it to experiment with amphoras (Greco-Roman-style ceramic vessels), cement, and brisados (skin-contact wine).
Mas del Serral de Pepe Raventos
Another creation of Pepe Raventós, this wine was born from Pepe’s desire to