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 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 

Louise Brison 2008 (chardonnay & pinot noir) half bottle 63

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

 

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 ⦵

Cirelli Trebbiano D’Abruzzo 2014 10

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

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 ⦵

Edmunds St. John Heart of Gold 2014 (vermentino & grenache blanc) 15

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

 

ORANGE (5 oz) also available in half bottles 

Denavolo Catavela 2014 13

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

 

RED (5 oz) also available in half bottles

Telmo Rodriguez LZ 2015 (tempranillo, graciano & garnacha) 9

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

Agricola Cirelli Montepulciano d’Abruzzo 2015 10

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

Southbrook Vineyards Triomphe Pinot Noir VQA 2015 13

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

Christophe Pacalet Fleurie 2015 (gamay) 15

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

 

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

CANADA

Rosewood Pét-Nat Nebulous 2016 (pinot noir, small amount of semillon) 47

beamsville bench, un-filtered, no added sulphur, dry with a lively mouth filling mousse

FRANCE

Domaines des Cognettes Perle du Val de Moine NV 51

loire valley france, fine bubbles, light & mineral (pinot noir, chardonnay, folle blanche)

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 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

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 ⦵

Domaines des Cognettes Clisson Muscadet 2010 (melon de bourgogne) 65

loire valley, attaining cru status in 2011, made from rigorous specifications ◐

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) 90

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 ⦵

Eric Texier Brèzéme Roussane 2014 83

côtes du rhône, rare varietal bottling showing northern coolness, richness & life  ◐

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

Cirelli Colline Pesaresi Pecorino 2015 60

abuzzo, mouth watering adult grape juice from a mixed farm by the sea

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 ◐

SPAIN

Telmo Rodriguez Gaba do Xil Valdeorras Godello 2015 42

often the most interesting & tasty wines come from the most marginal of areas

Celler Credos Miranius 2014 (xarel-lo) 55

alt penedès, wine makers using the tools nature has provided them, cheerful & deep ◐

Cellar Pardas Rupestris 2015 (xarel-lo, malvasia de sitges & xarel-lo red) 60

pendès, the electric character is because the vines are allowed to find balance in nature ⦵

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

SLOVENIA

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

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

GERMANY

Van Volxem Saar Riesling 2014 69

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

AUSTRIA

Nikolaihof Gruner Veltliner 2014 58

wachau, always organic, life has been flourishing in the estate for thousands of years  ◐

 

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

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, 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 contacts ◐

 

RED 

FRANCE

Les Vignerons d’Estézargues La Montagnette 2015 43

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

Clos Coutale Cahors 2014 (malbec & merlot) 45

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

Domaine de la Pépière La Pépiè 2015 (cabernet franc) 46

loire valley, tank fermented red wine from our favourite producer in the muscadet ⦵

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 Olga Raffault Chinon Les Barnabés 2014 (cabernet franc) 55

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

Pépière Cuveé Granit 2014 (merlot, malbec, cabernet franc & cabernet sauvignon) 57

loire, planted towards the bottom of the slope where the vines collect a bit more heat ⦵

Domaine Chateau Cambon Recolite 2015 (gamay) 59

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

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) 64

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

Domaine Chesnaies Chinon Les Terrasses 2014 (cabernet franc) 64

loire valley, vibrant, upright, cool & young.  macerated, fermented & aged in cement vats  ◐

Clos De Tue-Boeuf Vin Rouge 2015 (gamay) 65

a short hike from the loire river, they have been forerunners in the pursuit of natural ⦵

René Bouvier Le Chapitre Suivant 2014 (pinot noir) 65

bourgogne, so silky, so smooth, so pure, the pinot noir of your dreams

Clos de la Roilette Fleurie 2015 (gamay) 69

cru beaujolais, at the edge of moulin-au-vent, the heavy clay soils give structure

Christophe Pacalet Fleurie 2015 (gamay) 72

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

Domaine Guiberteau Samur 2015 (cabernet franc) 85

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

Domaine Olga Raffault Chinon Les Picasses 2011 (cabernet franc) 88

loire, older vines on the steep slopes of the river bank, intense generous fruit

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

beaujolais, spent some years working for 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 ◐

Eric Texier Domaine de Pergaud Vieille Serine 2011 (serine) 1500ml 213

rhône, these are the vines eric started with, planted in 1971, pre-clonal, jumbo sized ◐

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 Bone Jolly Gamay Noir au Jus Blanc 2014 76

el dorado county, gamay from california made for pure pleasure

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

Calabretta Cala Cala Rosso NV (nerello mascalese & nerello cappuccio) 57

sicily, the vines are rooted in volcanic soil of mount etna, blended from 4 vineyards

Cascina Degli Ulivi Vino Bellotti Rosso  NV (dolchetto, barbera & altro) 62

piedmont, very alive like the vineyard which has practiced biodynamics for 30 years ◐

Le Piane “Maggiorina” Vino Rosso 2014 67

boca, piemont, sustainably grown field blend of spanna, croatina & 10 other varieties

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 ⦵

COS Frappato 2015 (frappato) 92

vittoria sicily, thankfully in 1980 three men set out to revive viticulture in vittoria ◐

Arianna Occhipinti Siccagno 2013 (nero d’avola) 112

vittoria sicily, this wine is deep, concentrated with tons of elegance with purity ⦵

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 LZ 2015 (tempranillo, graciano & garnacha) 45

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

Comando G Viticultores La Bruja de Rozas 2014 (garnacha)  75

sierra de gredos madrid, village wine with a burgundian approach, lively, fruit driven ◐

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  

CHILE

Antiyal Pura Fe 2013 (cabernet sauvignon) 63

maipo valley, co-planted with almonds and other natural homes for wild creatures  ◐

SOUTH AFRICA

BLANKBOTTLE The life of a Black Valentine 2015 89

western cape, …

 

PINK

FRANCE

Domaine des Chesnaies Rosé de Loire 2014 (grolleau) 39

anjou, for the past three years they have been converting all the vinyards to organic

Eric Texier Rosé Chat Fou 2015 (cinsault) 59

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

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 ⦵

 

FORTIFIED 

SPAIN

Equipo Navazos La Bota de Fino Alto No. 35 90

jerez andalucia spain, dry sherry from pure albariza soils

 

SWEET

CANADA

Rosewood Mead Royal 2015 (honey) 500ml 43

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