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"And my head told my heart: let love grow."

 

What is natural wine, anyway? Natural wine is the indie music of the wine world. There's no auto-tune, no guest rappers, no overpaid record producers. Natural wine is all about being hands off and using simple techniques. Typically, it's all about organic grapes, wild yeast, and little-to-no additives. With natural wines Mother Nature is your winemaker. Think of her wines like the music of Mumford and Sons (before they sold out, of course): authentic, rustic, and old school. This month we are featuring some funky wines that are as natural as it gets.

 

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Alta Alella Tallarol 750ml

Alta Alella Tallarol  
Spain
750 ml
$34.99

Blend of Pansa Blanca. Aromas of pear, apple, green almond, with hints of fennel and citrus. Voluminous on the palate. Good acidity, fresh and well-balanced with a long finish. 

Body

Medium
WhentoDrink-Wine

Drink now or within 3-5 years
FoodPairings

Pad Thai

 

Champagne Drappier Brut Nature 750ml

Champagne Drappier Brut Nature 
France
750 ml
$69.99

100% Pinot Noir.  Aromas of freshly pressed black grapes and red and white citrus fruits. Flavours of peach and herbs on the palate. Small spicy notes on the finish. Tightly knit Champagne of great purity. Aged 30 months on laths. 

Body

Medium
WhentoDrink-Wine

Drink now or within 5-7 years
FoodPairings

Goat cheese

 

Gruet Sauvage 750ml

Gruet Sauvage 
USA
750 ml
$34.99

100% Chardonnay. Minerally aromas and flavours of bright citrus. Bone-dry. Aged in Tirage for 24 months. 

Body

Medium
WhentoDrink-Wine

Drink now or within 5-7 years
FoodPairings

Oysters

 

Casa Belfi Naturalmente Frizzante 750ml

Casa Belfi Naturalmente Frizzante 
Italy
750 ml
$30.99

100% Glera. Aromas of citrus, toast and floral. Lively and light on the palate with a fresh and fruity finish. Aged in stainless steel. 

Body

Medium
WhentoDrink-Wine

Drink now or within 1-2 years
FoodPairings

Quiche

Dominio Del Soto M Chapoutier Ribera Del Duero Red Organic 750ml

Dominio del Soto M Chapoutier Ribera del Duero Red Organic  
Spain
750 ml
$29.99

100% Tempranilla. Aromas of blackberry, blackcurrant and light oak aromas like cocoa and vanilla. Rich character with silky tannins and good concentration. Subtle oaky finish reveals fruity and spicy aromas. Aged 3-6 months in French oak. 

Body

Medium
WhentoDrink-Wine

Drink now or within 5-7 years
FoodPairings

Mexican nachos

 

Herdade Do Rocim Amphora Tinto 750ml

Herdade do Rocim Amphora Tinto 
Portugal
750 ml
$35.99

A blend of Aragonez, Trincadeira, Moreto and Tinta Grossa. Aromas of black cherry, raspberry, plum and some vegetable notes. Creamy, but fresh, it reveals a salty and textural minerality with a fresh finish. 

Body

Medium
WhentoDrink-Wine

Drink now or within 3-5 years
FoodPairings

Chicken cacciatore

 

La Combe Pilate 750ml

La Combe Pilate 
France
750 ml
$31.99

100% Viognier. Aromas of bergamot and flint stone. Very fresh on the palate, with well balanced acidity. Savoury finish. Aged in neutral oak. 

Body

Medium
WhentoDrink-Wine

Drink now or within 5-7 years
FoodPairings

Maple curry chicken

 

Lurton Clos Lolol 750ml

Lurton Clos Lolol 
Chile
750 ml
$36.99

35% Syrah, 25% Carmenere, 20% Cabernet Franc, 15% Cabernet, 5% Peitt Verdot. Aromas of black fruit jam and tobacco. Complex on the palate with hints of leather, white pepper and liquorice. Aged 18 months in French oak. 

Body

Full
WhentoDrink-Wine

Drink now or within 5-7 years
FoodPairings

Pulled pork

 

Andes Plateau Cota 500 750ml

Andes Plateau Cota 500
Chile
750 ml
$29.99

Predominantly Cabernet Sauvignon. Aromas of earth and berries. Bold on the palate with chocolatey berry flavours and a toasty warm finish. Aged in oak. 

Body

Medium
WhentoDrink-Wine

Drink now or within 5-7 years
FoodPairings

Filet mignon