This is Sangiovese masquerading as Gamay. It's so bright and aromatic and joyful, with that typical Sangiovese savory side kicking in on close. It just jumps out of the glass and demands to be drunk!
Anton Van Klopper is considered one of the frontline warriors of the natural wine movement.
His colourful and idiosyncratic range attracts plenty of attention for its unique vibe and feel. These wines are made with no additions of any kind - they are raw, rugged and righteous.
"‘Natural wine’ is simply wine made from grapes.
But it is so much more, because ‘natural’ is not greed, capitalism, chemical, or control. It is a metamorphosis to allow the archetypal beverage to form. Therefore, natural wine cannot be made by greedy people; you must have a relationship with the vines that offer you their fruit, and it would be a sin to manipulate them with chemicals, so they must be farmed organically. To adulterate nature’s work by filtering, fining, or any addition, including small amounts of sulfur, is not natural.
I’m proud to be amongst the makers of these wines. Even though there are high risks of volatile acidity, mousiness, brettanomyces, and lactic acid bacteria fermentation, it is enlivening to learn the skills and walk with nature. The most challenging part of natural winemaking is to live with the naysayers who choose recipe over craft.
I am thankful for those who support natural wine. It is good for your body and creates a more beautiful world."
- Lucy M Wines
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