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Atypical Wines Tasting 8.02.2024

Atypical Wines Tasting 8.02.2024

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With the Lunar New Year around the corner, we at La Cabane would like to welcome you to some final new experiences and some gems to close this lunar calendar before moving forward into a prosperous year ahead.
THUR 8.02 | 7-9PM | La Cabane Wine Cellar
Ticket cost includes wines and nibbles.
What we'll drink:
Jousset Menu Pineau 2020 - A 100% single varietal that is native to Loire. Originally planted in abundance, current wine trends have caused most vignerons to ditch it for the more popular Sauvignon Blanc. Come and show it some love.
Gut Oggau Theodora 2022 - From the greatly-hyped Gut Oggau, this family member is one of the youngest of the bunch. A brilliant introduction to how the other family members are.
Sato L’Atypique Pinot Gris 2022 - This cuvée may have you scratching your head as to what to classify it as. Fret not! You won’t be alone and we can all come around to have a chat about this one.
Momento Mori Rack and Ruin 2020 - Made during the pandemic, this light red is a curious blend of Ribolla and Nerello Mascalese. 
Milan Nestarec Atyp 2 (2021) - Already from a rare country to find wine from in Hong Kong, this Czech cuvée by Milan Nestarec is one he never intended to make, but we’re glad he did.
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Organic, Biodynamic and Natural wine. What’s the difference?

To understand this concept and its various ramifications, it is necessary to keep something clear in mind: before the 20th century and the spreading of affordable synthetic fertilisers, all farming was organic. When the shift to the use of synthetics and pesticides happened, it became necessary to diversify traditional organic farming from the new modern farming. 


Simply put, organic farming forbids the use of synthetic fertilisers, synthetic pesticides, herbicides, or genetically modified organisms. The basic requirements are generally specific and engage the farmers not to use any chemical fertilisers and other synthetic products in the vineyard. It does not prevent the vintner from using the conventional winemaking process after harvesting. 


Let’s take organic farming one step further: Biodynamic. The creator of this agricultural system is the Austrian philosopher Rudolf Steiner, who developed the principles of biodynamics in a series of lectures given in 1924 in Germany. Here lies the foundation of true organic wines, with a strict limit in the use of additives, stringent requirements and at the end obtaining a biodynamic certification.


The previous definitions are usually, and rightfully, associated with it, because most natural wine is also organic and/or biodynamic. But not vice versa!

Natural wine is wine in its purest form, simply described as nothing added, nothing taken away, just grapes fermented. No manipulation whatsoever, minimal intervention both in the vineyards and in the winery. Healthy grapes, natural yeast and natural fermentation, with no filtration nor fining. Sounds easy, right? However, making natural wine is unforgiving and it requires a bigger amount of work than conventional wine. To this day, natural wine has no certification yet.