Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Organic Vegan Gluten-Free Natura Wine

It's not every day someone sends me wine to review, but that's just what the generous folks at Natura Wine did a few weeks ago and it arrived with perfect timing to imbibe poolside.

 

Knowing how infuriating it can be to source vegan wines, I'm always on the lookout for brands I can gravitate to as go-to selections. When I find one that I like, I generally keep a case on hand for guests and gifting. Natura makes vegan wine that comes from organically farmed, estate vineyards in some of the most renowned wine-growing valleys of Chile and it's also gluten-free.

 

To save you the trouble, I went ahead and checked them out on Barnivore: vegan-friendly indeed! There are nine varieties available from Natura; they sent their cabernet sauvignon and sauvignon blanc Chilean wine.

 

VM pretty much wrestled me for them, but I managed a few mouthfuls before she got out her straw.


The pear-ish hue of the sauvignon blanc made it look particularly refreshing and it was subtly fruity without being sweet. I wanted to make it into sangria or at least a spritzer, but VM would not allow it under any circumstances; she is much more of a purist than I when it comes to wine.

The cabernet sauvignon was pure ruby: subtle berry notes with a full body that was screaming for a hearty marinara dish with which to pair.


This is just a sampling of the options- what Natura calls "varietels," on offer; they also make a merlot, carmenere, chardonnay, pinot noir, and malbec: all gluten-free wines. Head to Naturawines.com to find out more!


I promise you that 89 was only interested in the pretzels that lay just beyond the wine.

8 comments:

  1. Excellent - it's good to see a winemaker that's vegan and proud. Is the wine labelled as vegan anywhere? It would be nice to see more people sticking a vegan stamp on their booze.

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    1. Excellent point! I checked and I did not see "vegan" any where on the label; isn't that odd? I totally agree that it would be nice for more people to see vegan on booze and everywhere. Good call!

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  2. Great review! So lucky to get 'happy juice' in the mail! And the pup OMG so cute!

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  3. Gotta love those subtle berry notes. 89 must be so well behaved not to knock over those glasses.

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    1. Fun fact: they're "high-quality, disposable" wine glasses from Veggie Conquest! She'd totally knock them over if it meant getting to the pretzels.

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  4. When did you go to Austin ? I'm jealous. I've been dying to go there. So fun. Total envy.

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    1. Over a year ago! I'm a little delayed...

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