Legeron: Natural wines can age for 50 years

Natural wine pioneer Isabelle Legeron MW has hit out at critics of the movement, claiming that wines without sulphites are capable of ageing for up to 50 years. (…) Legeron also believes that the increasingly trendy category of “orange” wines needs an official definition. Read more

Artisan food: Wine au naturel

To advocates, fine natural wines taste like no other. But they have another virtue: their lack of sulphites gets rid of a surprising reaction to more commercially produced bottles. (…) Only natural wines are farmed organically and hand-harvested and then bottled using low or no intervention. No reverse osmosis machinery, no […]

Natural wine – it may not be what you expect

For Isabelle Legeron MW, who has been championing natural wine for some years, the ideal is a wine that’s made from organic grapes with nothing added and nothing taken away. (…) At RAW, a natural wine fair that Legeron set up three years ago, she’s aiming for the next best […]

What is your take on the term “natural wine”?

“I would prefer to use the word “artisanal,” which is more what I do. I act and behave as an artisan. I feel like a farmer who focuses on wine. Unfortunately in Italy, there is not a clear distinction between artisanal and industrial. It is not a question of size […]