Chez SANNA we know that a glass of wine after a long day is one of the most beautiful, simple pleasures of life, but did you know that conventional wine can be filled with sulphates, fish scales, and food coloring? That’s why we have curated a list of our favorite natural and organic wines from France, so that you can feel good about indulging.
Let’s start by quickly going over what can be considered as a natural or organic wine. An organic wine will be produced from an organic agriculture that totally proscribes the use of any chemical or phytosanitary products such as pesticides, herbicides for the cultivation of the vines. Although the addition of sulfites is allowed, its rate is 10% to 30% lower than the usual doses. Natural wines on the other hand are harvested by hand and bottled without any chemical inputs throughout the entire process.
The white wines
1. Cuvée Classique, AOP Côtes de Provence, Domaine Rimauresq
Produced from organic farming, this is a dry white wine with a mineral and floral character, and an aromatic complexity typical of the wines of the Rimauresq terroir. To feel all its aromas, it is advised to air it about thirty minutes before serving, at a temperature of 12°C.
2. Dolia Sauvignon, Le clos du Tue Boeuf, 2018
23,50€ (Organic & Natural)
Produced from organic farming, this natural wine from the ‘Le clos du Tue Boeuf’ estate is a white wine from the Gascony region. With its sweet aromas, it will go perfectly with fish, seafood or a vegetarian dish. The wines of Clos du Tue Boeuf have become references in natural wines for their frankness and sincerity, thanks to Thierry Puzelat and his brother Jean-Marie who have taken over the 16 hectare estate for the past twenty years.
3. AOC Chablis, Blanc 2019, Domaine de la Soeur Cadette
25,90 € (Natural and Organic)
The Chablis of the Domaine de la Soeur Cadette is a new wine made in the organic spirit of the Montanet family estate. Acidity, lemon and white flower aromas are the flavors that compose this wine and it will be your ideal partner for an aperitif. The weeding of the vines is done without chemicals with methods that respect the environment and the soil.
4. Le Duras, Domaine Plageoles, AOP Gaillac, Rouge 2017
16,00 € (Natural and Organic)
This Duras is both balanced and surprising, with its black fruit and spice flavors. Ideal for your white meats and Asian dishes. Winemakers from generation to generation, the Plageoles have succeeded in building a winery that produces wines according to 3 guidelines: being close to the vine, making as little wine as possible and protecting the Gaillac grape varieties.
5. Petit Taureau, Jean philippe Padié
29,50 € (Natural and Organic )
With the Petit Taureau, Jean Philippe Padié has tried his hand at red wine for the very first time. Fresh and vibrant, this wine with its complex aromas is all about harmony. A greedy and tasty wine. It is light, sweet and its spicy fruit notes can accompany your starters as well as your pâtés and terrines. This natural red wine comes directly from Roussillon, from Calce more precisely, the reference in natural wines in the region.
This is why Jean Philippe Padié chose the region to set up his 100% natural vineyard. In his domain, which is certified organic, no chemical products are used, in order to offer you the best possible wine.
6. Brouilly Vieilles vignes, AOC Brouilly, Red, 2019, Jean Claude Lapalu
18,90 € (Natural and Organic )
This grape variety located at the foot of Mont Brouilly, is emblematic of the Beaujolais region. Composed of red fruits, it is slightly peppery and will not leave you indifferent. This wine is made without chemical inputs and a very selective sorting is done at harvest time to preserve the quality. Jean Claude Lapalu’s domain represents more than 12 hectares composed almost exclusively of Gamay, an emblematic grape variety of this region.
7. LES PERRIÈRES, AOC Bourgueil 2015, Domaine Breton
29,50 € (Natural and organic )
Les perrières is a powerful wine that releases great strength, depth and relief. In short, a wine of character. Catherine and Pierre Breton are pioneers in the field of natural wines since they have been making wine for over 30 years and have been practicing organic farming since the 1990s.
The rosé wines
8. La Vie en Rose, AOC Côtes de Provence, Château Roubine
13,00 € (Organic)
This wine is cultivated on a plot of land belonging to organic farming in Côtes de Provence. Fresh, floral and harvested at night, it benefits from a pellicular maceration at low temperature, so it will take a few hours before revealing all its secrets and its finesse. It will perfectly accompany a ceviche or fresh products. Château Roubine is committed to preserving the environment and respecting its natural surroundings.
9.Vin Rosé Bio Nénette , Mas de Valériole, (Organic)
Nénette organic rosé is a pretty, pale, bright rosé with notes of red fruits and grapefruit. Ideal for an aperitif or a picnic in the countryside. Serve chilled between 10°C and 12°C. The Mas de Valériole is a vineyard of about 20 hectares in organic farming.
10. Vin Rosé Biologique Scamandre
22,00 € (Organic)
Scamandre organic rosé is made from old vines with low yields. It presents aromas of ripe fruits like peach, apricot or pineapple associated with the freshness of citrus fruits and plants like mint and fennel. It will perfectly go with your savory preparations. The Domaine de Scamandre practices organic agriculture and operates according to the principles of agroforestry. Agroforestry represents an association between trees, crops or animals on a single plot. This allows a better use of resources, and thus the creation of a micro-climate.