Manchester has welcomed something of a natural wine boom over the last couple of years, with its emergence on menus across the city proving to be far more than a mere fleeting trend.
Generally, naturals, sometimes recognised as ‘low interventions’, rely on more simple or traditional methods of winemaking and are produced without the use of pesticides, herbicides and with few or no additives.
That means natural wine isn’t exactly a new offering—in fact, it’s more a return to the basics of the process. What is new though, is the skyrocketing demand for the style. Whether you put this trend down to people genuinely wanting to know a little more about what goes into their glass, a desire to support the smaller producers behind these bottles or simply, the pretty label that’s stuck on the front—it’s clear natural wine is firmly here to stay.
With all of that being said, below are a few great spots to grab yourself a bottle and see what all the fuss is about…
- Bradley Lengden
- Published on:
- Mon 24 Jan 2022