Red Natural Wines
From Glou Glou to Complex
Interested in natural wines and love reds? There is an enormous selection to choose from with some of the lightest reds, that some people might even consider rose, to the heaviest and most complex we've tried.
Things to consider with red wines include:
-If they've gone through carbonic maceration
-How long they've spent on skins
-If they were whole bunch pressed or destemmed
These can all give you clues into what kind of wine you'll be buying!
Styles of Red Wine
It's easy to tell from our online store how much we love red wine here at Through the Grapevine! As the most drunk style of wine, and the one that people turn to for the health benefits like resveratrol, natural red wines are a hot commodity. In our selection you'll find light reds that we recommend you lightly chill, like Nibiru's Blauer Portugieser, medium bodied red wines both with classic feels, like our Valpolicellas, or a bit of funk, like Domaine Mamaruta's Les Tondeuses and full bodied, bold wines, like le petit domaine's Titan. Below you can sort the wines by grape type, country, producer, style, and even soil to find the exact type of natural red wine you're searching for!
Pairing Red Wines
When pairing these styles of wines the things you should remember are:
1. Not all pairings work for all three types of red wines, but across the board they all have similar characteristics.
2. Don’t just think of the foods, remember sauces and sides! It can change the game of what you are pairing.
3. Always remember that pairings are about YOUR tastes and not just what typically is supposed to work for the wine and food.
Below you’ll find our cheat sheet of different foods and flavors that we recommend for each kind.
Symbol Pairing Type
x = Not a Great Pairing
o = Decent Pairing
O = Great Pairing
Download our red wine pairing guide
Click below to get a download of this sheet and pairing recommendations for all styles of red wine that you can copy and annotate for yourself!
Red Natural Wine Resources
All our current publications currently discussing red natural wines.
Most of our red wines are all unfiltered. Find out what that means here!
Found a Brutal red wine? Find out what these natural wines are here!
Drinking seasonally? Red wines dominate in Fall and Winter! Find out our favorite fall wines here!