Santa Julia El Burro Malbec Natural

Santa Julia El Burro Malbec Natural.

Winesellers has introduced a new natural wine from Santa Julia, the Argentinian organic wine producer.

The wine, named El Burro, is a malbec from Mendoza, produced from certified organic estate vineyards without the addition of sulfites. It is also “Fair for Life” fair trade certified, the company says, and suitable for vegans.

The suggested retail price is $18 per 750-ml. bottle.

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El Burro Malbec is the first natural wine from Bodega Santa Julia. Natural wines have the most minimal human intervention in the winemaking process, the company says: no sulfites are added, wild yeasts initiate spontaneous fermentation and the wine is bottled unfiltered.

Aromas include plum and cherry, with a full-bodied palate, the company reports. The packaging is topped off with a wax capsule over natural cork.

“Santa Julia has been a very innovative winery for many years, which is one of the pillars that represents their foundation,” says Jordan Sager, co-president of Winesellers. “This innovation, combined with their desire to work in harmony with nature, has brought us this exciting new concept to represent Argentina within the growing natural wine movement.”

El Burro is a representation of Santa Julia, a winery with a environmental and sociological vision. 740 of the 1,729 acres are organic, with a goal set at 100% certification. All water used in the winery is repurposed for irrigation, and a dedicated compost program reduces material waste and allows the property to utilize only natural fertilizers.

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