The vast majority of wine—over 90 percent, natural or not—is made for consumption without aging. Especially those in the $30 and under range, which typically drink best within a couple of years of bottling. Many natural wines fall under the “vins de soif” category that has become a part of the natural craze. These are thirst-quenching, young bottles meant to be drunk right away, without overthinking them.
However, considering that wine was originally created in the natural fashion, don’t be afraid to store your natural wines, in the right conditions of course, for a few years if you like! You’ll be surprised how they can stand the test of time. The key is to pick a steadfast producer and store at cellar temperature—50-55 degrees Fahrenheit. In addition, choose wines that benefit from aging according to traditional standards as well, such as those with high alcohol, tannic, acidity, or sugar content.