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Spectacular South Africa tasting 20.04.2023

Spectacular South Africa tasting 20.04.2023

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SPECTACULAR South Africa is an annual, month-long promotional campaign to shine a light on the wine gems from South Africa, the oldest wine country in the New World. With 362 years of winemaking history, its wines are diverse and exciting with quality that rivals some of the greatest wines from around the world. Join us to discover more about it!
THUR | 20.04 | 7-9pm | La Cabane Wine Cellar
ticket cost includes wine and nibbles

What we will taste:
Testalonga El Bandito I Am The Ninja 2021
Craven Chenin Blanc 2022
Testalonga El Bandito Skin 2021
Testalonga Baby Bandito Follow Your Dreams 2021
Craven Cinsault 2021
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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.