The universe of natural wines and a more sustainable production model are some of the axes of the Naturebas 2020 program – until November 30, the event promotes conferences and online courses, in addition to some tastings opposite to face.
Created in 2013 inside the Enoteca Saint VinSaint, in the south of São Paulo, the fair is the first and the only one in the country dedicated to natural, organic and biodynamic wines (below, find out more about these wines ).
This year, due to the pandemic, the event has adopted a hybrid format. In the virtual wing, it has more than 300 producers and importers in a virtual fair, in addition to offering courses, a mapping of production places of these wines, film screenings and a content platform on sustainability.
The program also includes names like Bel Coelho, Checho Gonzales, Alana Rox, Lis Cereja, who is the creator of the fair, as well as foreign guests.
Saturday (14), as part of the event’s agenda, the launch of “FreeRange.doc”, a documentary series that maps Brazil from its regional agricultural products, produced by Fabio Knoll and Cereja. In-person debuts are closed to guests, but the work is available on the Naturebas fair platform as of the date.
The ticket, which costs R $ 185, grants access to all virtual events, in addition to free entry or a reduction in face-to-face events. Check out the full schedule at feiranaturebas.com.br.
These are the wines that dominate the shelves of markets and stores. They are made from grapes using conventional agricultural methods and vinified also in a conventional way, on the basis of oenological techniques and inputs.
Natural wines are made from grapes from organic or biodynamic farming, which undergo natural vinification. There is no certification or conclusive definition, but the expression tends to include wines that avoid oenological additives. Some allow moderate use of sulfur dioxide
They are made from grapes from biodynamic agriculture and which are vinified according to biodynamic principles. They go through certifiers. In biodynamic agriculture, in addition to organic cultivation, there is a quest for integration and balance of the plant, animal and mineral kingdoms in the activities of the property.
For a wine to be considered organic, it is not only the grapes that must come from organic farming: winemaking also involves specific processes, regulated by certifiers.
Sources: “The new rules of wine”, by Jon Bonné (Ed. Companhia de Mesa), and “Vinhos Naturebas”, by Lis Cereja