Natural Wines

 WINE AT WOODLOT 

At Woodlot we believe healthy soils produce healthy fruit which make wines full of life. This cannot be achieved with pesticides, fertilization or chemical treatments.

The wines are produced with the indigenous yeast, with no chaptalization or enzymes and raised in neutral containers with no or loose filtration and little or no added sulfites.

Wine at Woodlot is made by people, husbands and wives, fathers, daughters, sons, mothers and grandparent. They’re friends, farmers, students and teachers. With incredibly hard work they bring us wines of purity, balance and harmony.

With great respect for their land and by paying attention to the natural cycles of everything living they bring us geological liquid time stamps brimming with joy. Some even look to the stars for guidance.

The world is moving too quickly. The industrial and agricultural revolution have only brought us more with less substance, more with less work. These wines are truly alive. Open one up so it can catch its breath, with time it’ll tell you its story.

⦵ Denotes Organic

◐ Denotes Biodynamic

 

WINES BY THE GLASS

 

SPARKLING (6 oz)

Coat-Albret Cidre Bouché de Bretagne (apples) 8

brittany france, all natural, 40 varieties, hand picked, raw, slightly rustic

Domaine Gautier Vouvray Brut (chenin blanc) 13

loire valley france, méthode traditionnelle, petillant, demi-sec 

 

WHITE (5 oz) also available in half bottles

Azienda Fidora Tenuta Civranetta Pinot Grigio 2014 8

vento italy, organic since 1974 they nourish the land and it gives back beautiful fruit ⦵

Southbrook Triomphe Chardonnay 2015 VQA 11

niagara, burgundian in style, carefully oaked with a creamy texture and orchard fruits ⦵

Pépière Clos des Briords Muscadet 2015 (melon de bourgogne) 12

loire, 60 year old vines in granit, 7 months on lees a bench mark for all other muscadet ⦵

Domaine Romaneaux-Destezet St. Joseph Blanc 2014 (roussanne & viognier) 15

rhône, acidic granite soils & a hands off approach gives us juice fresh and pure ⦵

 

RED (5 oz) also available in half bottles

Les Vignerons d’Estézargues La Montagnette 2015 9

rhône, sustainable co-op making real wine (syrah, grenache, carignan & mourvèdre)

Ampeleia Unlintro IGT 2015 (alicante, carignan & alicante bouschet)  10

toscana, from younger vines, the wine is fresh with a delicate nature ◐

Telmo Rodriguez Corriente 2015 (tempranillo, graciano & garnacha) 11

rioja, a leading pioneer in traditional spanish viticulture, very true and delicious

Domaine Jean Paul Picard Le Chemin de Marloup 2015 (pinot noir) 15

loire, sanceere rouge, yes this isn’t sauvignon blanc, weight, structure, deep fruit ◐

 

PINK (5 oz) also available in half bottles

Pearl Morissette Cuveé Roselana 2016 (gamay & pinot noir) 13

legend has it, svet and francois blended this wine independently with the exact same results

 

ORANGE (5 oz) also available in half bottles 

Louis-Antoine Luyt Pipeño Yumbel 2016 (Pais) 15

maule-valley, louis stands out as a real voice in an area dominated by industrial wine

 

FORTIFIED (3 oz)

SPAIN

Equipo Navazos La Bota de Fino Alto No. 35 11

jerez andalucia spain, dry sherry from pure albariza soils

 

WINES BY THE BOTTLE

 

CIDER

FRANCE

Gérard Maeyaert Poiré (pears) 29

picardy france, fermented to 3%, good wholesome fruit with a touch of residual sugar

Le Père Jules Cidre de Normandie (apples) 31

20ish varieties from tall trees raised naturally in the aoc, light bubbles, barely filtered

Coat-Albret Cidre Bouché de Bretagne (apples) 33

brittany france, all natural, 40 varieties, hand picked, raw, slightly rustic

Le Père Jules Poiré de Normandie (pears) 55

normandy, a little floral with balanced sweetness and tart fruit that brings it all together

Eric Bordelet Poiré Authentique NV (pears) 53

normandy, 50 year old pear trees, 14 varieties, hand picked, essence of pear ◐

Eric Bordelet Poiré Granit Grand Cru 2014 (pears) 89

normandy, big old trees with roots burried deep in the granit soils  ◐

 

SPAIN

Barkaiztegi Sidra Natural  (apples) 38

basque, traditional still wine, think malt, bitter and acid, served shaken

 

SPARKLING

FRANCE

Domaine Gautier Vouvray Brut (cheninc blanc) 52

loire valley france, méthode traditionnelle, petillant, demi-sec

Patrick Bottex Bugey-Cerdon “La Cueille”  (gamay with a little ploussard) 63

bugey, this is life as a garden party; take a sip and the sun is shining

Domaine de la Voûte des Crozes “Effervescence” (gamay) 75

cru beaujolais, you could call this a blanc de noir, its vintage although not labeled as such

Domaine Vincent Carême Vouvray l’Ancestrale 2011 (chenin blanc) 76

loire france, old vines chenin, growing in a few inches of soil & many feet of chalk ⦵

Louise Brison 2008 (chardonnay & pinot noir) 125

champagne france, sustainable farming, 50/50 blend, kimmeridgian soil, full mousse

 

SPAIN

Recaredo Terres Brut Nature Gran Reserva 2009 (xarel·lo & friends) 99

alt penedès, grower cava, great for toasting but better enjoyed throughout the meal ◐

 

WHITE

CANADA

Pearl-Morissette Cuvée Dix-Neuvième 2012 VQA (chardonnay) 68

twenty mile bench niagara, protecting natural biodiversity, aged on lees for 18 months

Southbrook Triomphe Chardonnay 2015 VQA 52

niagara, burgundian in style, carefully oaked with a creamy texture and orchard fruits ⦵

 

AMERICA

Edmunds St. John Heart of Gold 2014 (vermentino & grenache blanc) 75

el dorado county, late-ripening mediterranean varieties, from the cool soils

 

FRANCE

Pépière Clos des Briords Muscadet 2015 (melon de bourgogne) 60

loire, 60 year old vines in granit, 7 months on lees a bench mark for all other muscadets ⦵

Domaine Gueguen Chablis 2015 (chardonnay) 68

burgundy, raised without oak, fresh & steely in its youth, like rays of summer trapped in a bottle

Pierre Frick Pinot Gris Rot Murlé 2010 75

alsace, well drained iron-rusty limestone, the fruit bakes in the afternoon sun ◐

Domaine Romaneaux-Destezet St. Joseph Blanc 2014 (roussanne & viognier) 76

rhône, acidic granite soils & a hands off approach gives us juice fresh and pure ⦵

Domaine Guiberteau Samur 2015 (chenin blanc) 82

loire, maybe the hottest chenin blanc on the market right now, served chilled ⦵

Pascal Marchand Avalon 2011 (chardonnay) 87

bourgogne, made with a respect for the natural enviroment, no new oak

Ferme de la Sansonniere La Lune 2014 (chenin blanc) 105

loire valley, stonemason turned viticulturist to help protect the enviroment  ◐

Philippe Bornard Les Chassagnes 2015 (savignin) 110

côtes du jura, made in the ouillé style, less oxidative character, salty & harmonious ◐

Domaine de la Bellivière L’Effraie 2015 (chenin blanc) 115

jasnières loire, wine made of true passion, eric nicolas is a true student of his vines

Philippe Bornard Les Marnes 2011 (savignin) 120

côtes du jura, an oxidative savoury wine with nutty characteristics ◐

Nicolas Joly Couleé de Serrant 2014 (chenin blanc) 174.99

loire, the wine is available through pre-order only as we need 24-72 hours to prepare it ◐

 

ITALY

Azienda Fidora Tenuta Civranetta Pinot Grigio 2014 40

vento, organic since 1974 they nourish the land and it gives back beautiful fruit ⦵

Cirelli Trebbiano D’Abruzzo 2014 48

abuzzo, oxidized and energetic, happy wine to be enjoyed with savoury dishes

Cascina Degli Ulivi Vino Bellotti Bianco  NV (cortese) 63

piedmont, no sulphur was added leaving it to express itself fully and abundantly ◐

Emidio Pepe Trebbiano d’Abruzzo 2010 189

abruzzi, vineyard to cellar the process is hands on & pure in only a mystical way ◐

 

SLOVENIA

MoviaVeliko Belo 2009 (ribolla, sauvignon & pinot gris) 119

ceglo brda, close your eyes and imagine your growing mint on an open ocean ◐

 

SPAIN

R.Lopez de heredia Viña Gravonia 2006 DOC Rioja (Viura) 81

these truly exceptional wines,are aged deep in the cellars until they’re ready to drink

Sicus Terres Mediterranis Xarel-lo 2014 85

penedès, magic and wizardy or just a real connection to the place and vine? ◐

R.Lopez de heredia Viña Tondonia 2002 DOC Rioja (viura & malvasía) 115

tondonia is where they started, the whites are king here, joyful like nothing else

 

GERMANY

Van Volxem Saar Riesling 2016 75

saarland germany, from mainly old ungrafted vines on slate slopes, rich and tart

 

HUNGARY

Hollóvár Somló Furmint 2011 85

somlóvásárhely, non interventionist at all stages, free run juice in stainless

 

ORANGE

CANADA

Pearl Morissette Cuveé Blu 2014 (viognier & riesling) 75

jordan, a scarce amount of this juice was made by co-fermenting equal parts in qveri

 

CHILE

Louis-Antoine Luyt Pipeño Yumbel 2016 (Pais) 75

maule-valley, louis stands out as a real voice in an area dominated by industrial wine

 

ITALY

Denavolo Catavela 2014 63

emilie romagne, a blend of two wines and nine varietals one of which is unidentified

Occhipinti SP68 Bianco IGT 2015 (albenello & moscato di alessandria) 68

sicily, 15 day skin maceration, unfiltered, aromatic and gererous to the max ⦵

Radikon “Oslavje” 2008 (chardonnay, pinot grigio & sauvignon) 500ml 119

friuli, Stanko Radikon was simply making wine like his granfather did ◐

COS Pithos Bianco IGT 2014 (grecanico) 135

sicily, fermented and aged on the skins in terracotta amphora for 7 months ◐

 

SLOVENIA

Movia Rebulla 2014 75

ceglo brda, 60+ year old vines, late harvest, no added sulphur, savoury and full of life ◐

Movia Ales Sivi Pinot Ambar 2012 (pinot grigio) 99

ceglo brda, the wine is balanced not over powered from the 10 days of skin contact ◐

 

RED 

FRANCE

Les Vignerons d’Estézargues La Montagnette 2015 43

rhône, sustainable co-op making real wine (syrah, grenache, carignan & mourvèdre)

Clos Coutale Cahors 2015 (malbec & merlot) 45

from ancient terraced vineyards, darkly fruited with earth, robust and rustic

Domaine du Séminaire A.O.C. Côtes Du Rhône 2015 (grenache & syrah) 56

valréas, balance between water & sun gives us a round wine with fruit & fine tannin ⦵

Domaine Chateau Cambon Recolite 2015 (gamay) 59

beaujolais, an overlooked vineyard, 100 years old, between morgon and brouilly ◐

Domaine Olga Raffault Chinon Les Barnabés 2014 (cabernet franc) 62

loire, down in the dirt cabernet franc from chinon, everything we want and need in life

Chateau La Canorgue Côtes de Luberon 2014 (carignan, syrah & grenache) 63

provence, 5 generation family affair, working the land for 200 years, dark spicy fruits ◐

Domaine Chanduet Cuveé du Chat 2015 (gamay) 125(jumbo size) or 64 

beaujolais, a collaboration with mattieu lapierre using fruit from morgon & fleurie ⦵

Domaine Vionnet Beaujolais-Villages 2014 (gamay) 65

beaujolais, light and fresh, built for warm summer nights, sitting outside and having a laugh ⦵

Domaine de la Voûte des Crozes Côte de Brouilly 2013 (gamay) 68

cru beaujolais, wonder women winemaker does it all herself, 6.5 hectares with volcanic material

Chateau Massereau 2012 (merlot & cabernet sauvignon) 68

bordeaux, no chaptalization, acidification, fining, filtration. Just nature, hard work and love ◐

Domaine Jean Paul Picard Le Chemin de Marloup 2015 (pinot noir) 70

loire, sanceere rouge, yes this isn’t sauvignon blanc, weight, structure, deep fruit ◐

Christophe Pacalet Fleurie 2015 (gamay) 72

cru beaujolais, student & nephew of natural wine legend marcel lapierre ◐

Domaine du Vissoux Pierreux 2015 (gamay) 73

cru beaujolais, in brouilly the southernmost part of the crus the roots bury into granite soils

Domaine Yannick Amirault La Mine 2015 (cabernet franc) 74

loire, on the right bank of the loire river in bourgueil we find vineyards treated like gardens ◐

Domaine Vionnet Chiroubles 2015 (gamay) 82

cru beaujolais, fifteen was a big year, attentive vineyard work has kept the wine in balance ⦵

Domaine Guiberteau Samur 2015 (cabernet franc) 85

loire, exciting times to have these wines on the ontario market, thanks ben  ⦵

Chateau Le Puy Emilien 2013 (mostly merlot, cabernet sauvignon & carménère) 89

bordeaux, elegance, power bound by dark fruits, great natural wine does exist in bordeaux ◐

Domaine Romaneaux-Destezet La Souteronne 2015 (gamay) 97

rhône, 60 – 80 year old un-cloned vines, semi carbonic maceration on the stems ⦵

Domaine Romaneaux-Destezet Syrah 2015 97

rhône, dynamic cool climate syrah with refined delicacy and very little s02 ⦵

Domaine Vionnet Moulin-à-Vent 2013 (gamay) 99

cru beaujolais, spent some years working with guy breton, makes pure alcoholic fruit juice ⦵

Marie Thibault-Cabrit “Les Grandes Vignes” 2013 (gamay & côt) 101

touraine loire valley, a young mother of two with old vines & student of her land ⦵

Philippe Bornard Arbois-Pupillin La Pointe Barre 2015 (ploussard) 125

jura, if your jam is heavy, extracted, ripe, “big” wine…. don’t order this  ◐

Philippe Bornard Arbois-Pupillin La Chamade 2005 (ploussard) 156

jura, a deeper fuller expression of variety, finally available in ontario ◐

Domaine Vionnet Moulin-à-Vent 2011 (gamay) (jumbo size) 180

cru beaujolais, if you like big bottles of wine then you will like this big bottle of wine ⦵

 

CANADA

Southbrook Vineyards Triomphe Pinot Noir VQA 2015 63

niagara-on-the-lake, fruit sourced from the laundry vineyard, the wine is soft & relaxed ⦵

Pearl-Morissette Gamay Cuvée Mon Unique 2014 VQA 74

twenty mile bench, another good reason to be excited about gamay

Pearl-Morissette Cuvée Madeline 2012 (cabernet franc) 93

niagara, never afraid to get their hands dirty the wine is structured and densely fruited

 

AMERICA

Edmunds St. John Rocks and Gravel 2014 (mourvèdre, grenache, syrah) 95

sonoma county, some understand great wine is grown in a vinyard not made in a factory ◐

Edmunds St. John Fenaughty Vinyard (syrah) 2012 99

el dorado county, steve likes to favour energy over power

Clos Saron Home Vineyard Pinot Noir 2012 205

sierra foothills california, very special wine coming from a densely planted 2.2 acre plot

 

ITALY

Agricola Cirelli Montepulciano d’Abruzzo 2015 50

abuzzi italy, mixed farm designed to respect the natural cycle of life

Natalino Del Prete Anne 2015 (negroamaro) 62

puglia, wine as real as it gets, rustic, unpretentious, dense, the work of a farmer ⦵

Ampeleia Unlintro IGT 2015 (alicante, carignan & alicante bouschet)  69

toscana, from younger vines, the wine is fresh with a delicate nature ◐

Arianna Occhipinti SP68 Rosso IGT 2015 (nero d’avola & frappato) 75

vittoria sicily, cult classic from a relatively new grower ⦵

Brovia Barbera “Sori del Drago” 2013 75

piemont, fermented and aged in stainless steel, pure and lush fruit ⦵

Emidio Pepe Montepulciano d’Abruzzo 2003 189

abuzzi, transparent territorial expression from a planet respecting family business ◐

 

SLOVENIA

Movia Turno 2013 (cabernet sauvignon) 75

ceglo brda, mark cuff says this wine is amazing, bordeauxy, he doesn’t lie, no additives

Movia Ales Modri 2010 (pinot noir) 108

ceglo brda, due to a lack of filtering the wine is allowed to express itself fully

 

SPAIN

Telmo Rodriguez Almuvedre 2014 (monastrell) 36

alicante, farmed traditionally into low yielding bushes the wine is fresh & taste of grapes

Telmo Rodriguez Corriente 2014 (tempranillo, graciano & garnacha) 54

rioja, a leading pioneer in traditional spanish viticulture, very true and delicious

Cellar Pardas Sus Scrofa 2015 (sumoll) 69

penedès, medium and fresh, the fruit is pure strawberries, perfect for these warmer nights⦵

R.Lopez de heredia Viña Cubillo 2008 DOC Rioja (Tempranillo, Garnacho, Etc) 85

natural, organic or tradition its all the same, hard work, love and patience is the focus

R.Lopez de heredia Viña Bosconia 2005 DOC Rioja (Tempranillo, Garnacho, Etc) 105

natural, 2005 was not great but excellent, thanks to the family for keeping it safe till now

R.Lopez de heredia Viña Tondonia 2003 DOC Rioja (tempranillo, garnacho, Etc) 125

tondonia is a very special place, where it began, the wine tastes of passion and heart  

 

SOUTH AFRICA

BLANKBOTTLE The life of a Black Valentine 2015 89

western cape, …

 

Frano Milos Pumice 2012 (Plavac) 55

peljesac dalmatia, from extreme conditions, plavac reaches its great potential ⦵

 

PINK

CANADA

Pearl Morissette Cuveé Roselana 2016 (gamay & pinot noir) 65

legend has it, svet and francois blended this wine independently with the exact same results

 

FRANCE

Eric Texier Rosé Chat Fou 2015 (cinsault) 59

côtes du rhône, lazer like precision from one of his humbler offerings ◐

Domaine Olga Raffault Chinon Rosé 2015 (cabernet franc) 60

loire, dry and saline, its lighty fruited and has a bright acidity, this is as refreshing as it gets

 

ITALY

Calabretta Rosato 2014 (nerello mascalese) 60

sicily, the weather is harsh, hot days, cool nights, lots of solar energy and volcanic soil

Tenuta delle Terre Nere Etna Rosato DOC 2014 (nerello mascalese) 75

sicily, grown on the slopes of a volcano, attention is always with the vineyard first ⦵

 

SWEET

CANADA

Rosewood Mead Royal 2015 (honey) 500ml 43

beamsville bench, sustainable farming & beekeeping, wine made from said bees