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Natural wine in AU

Herebelow are natural wines that I recommend and how to buy them in Australia, AU.

Here is my selection of natural wines: sulphur dioxide (SO2) often is not added during winemaking or bottling. Only a few bottles may contain sulfites — in very small quantities — around 10 mg per liter.

The establishments must sell by the bottle (without asking you to purchase anything else, even if they are bistros). []

 

Bottlings selected in 2019

red Côtes du rhône - SCA les Vignerons d'Estézargues - Cuvée des galets - Non filtré

2018 - USD 15 - serve at a cool temperature - blackcurrant jam, cherry and smoke - blackberry, liquorice, pepper, nutmeg, dense but easy drinking, very juicy

A bottle shop and wine bar, located just opposite Toorak station at 18 Beatty Avenue, Victoria, Armadale 3143: Toorak Cellars, website, itineraries, in map, tél. (03) 9822 2070

red Vin de France [Ardèche] - Géraldine et Méryl Croizier - La Vrille et le papillon - Chapeau melon - (merlot de cuve)

2018 - USD 15 - intense - yellow pepper, plum - yellow pepper, plum, dense, dries the mouth, easy, round

A street store at 22 Fanning Street, Southbank, Victoria, Melbourne 3006: Act of Wine, website, itineraries, in map

An online store with delivery in Australia: Act of Wine, website

An importer: Wine and Food Solutions, website

red Vin de France [Ardèche] - Géraldine et Méryl Croizier - La Vrille et le papillon - Impair… ! - (cabernet sauvignon, élevage 50% en barrique)

15-17 - USD 19 - served cool: a great aromatic intensity, a high purity - ripe varietal (so no pepper), blackcurrant pie, moka - pie crust, blackcurrant, present on the palate with a beautiful maturity of cabernet sauvignon (so no pepper), moka, full, bitter, dries the mouth, round

A street store at 22 Fanning Street, Southbank, Victoria, Melbourne 3006: Act of Wine, website, itineraries, in map

An online store with delivery in Australia: Act of Wine, website

An importer: Wine and Food Solutions, website

red Vin de France [Cheverny, Loire] - Hervé Villemade - Bovin Rouge (1 litre) - (gamay)

2018 - USD 19 - raspberry, foxy - raspberry, foxy, deep, juicy, firm

An online store shipping from Hobart, Tasmania: Living Wines, website

red Vin de France [Languedoc] - Mireille et Patrick Meyer - Domaine Julien Meyer - Miso Paradis - (syrah, mourvèdre) (vinifié par Axel Prüfer du Temps des Cerises et élevé chez Patrick et Mireille Meyer, les raisins provenant d'Aspiran, chez Julien Peyras et David Caer (Clos Mathélisse)

2016 - USD 20 - very intense but without volatile acidity - blackberry - onctuous, blackberry, balanced

A street store at 22 Fanning Street, Southbank, Victoria, Melbourne 3006: Act of Wine, website, itineraries, in map

An online store with delivery in Australia: Act of Wine, website

white Vin de france [Ardèche] - Géraldine et Méryl Croizier - La Vrille et le papillon - Q blanc - Ugni blanc

2018 - USD 18 - a great aromatic intensity - nougat - smooth, nougat, white fruit, powerful but hollow, fresh

A street store at 22 Fanning Street, Southbank, Victoria, Melbourne 3006: Act of Wine, website, itineraries, in map

An online store with delivery in Australia: Act of Wine, website

An importer: Wine and Food Solutions, website

white Vin de France [Cheverny, Loire] - Hervé Villemade - Bovin Blanc (1 litre)

2018 - USD 18 - nice - vibrant, a little stiff, vivid

An online store shipping from Hobart, Tasmania: Living Wines, website

Alsace wine labelwhite Alsace - Julien Albertus - Kumpf et Meyer - Y’a plus qu’à - (sylvaner et auxerrois)

2017 - USD 19 - a huge aromatic intensity - nougat, yeast, bitter - nougat, yeast, broad then hollow, beading, bitter, fresh

A bottle shop and wine bar, located just opposite Toorak station at 18 Beatty Avenue, Victoria, Armadale 3143: Toorak Cellars, website, itineraries, in map, tél. (03) 9822 2070

alsace wine labelwhite Alsace - Julien Albertus - Kumpf et Meyer - Riesling

2016 - USD 19 - intense, pink grapefruit - aromatic, pink grapefruit, a little steep, fresh

A bottle shop and wine bar, located just opposite Toorak station at 18 Beatty Avenue, Victoria, Armadale 3143: Toorak Cellars, website, itineraries, in map, tél. (03) 9822 2070

white Alsace - Julien Albertus - Kumpf et Meyer - Riesling

2017 - USD 22 - white fruit - little smoothness, white fruit then bitter, thin but fresh

A bottle shop and wine bar, located just opposite Toorak station at 18 Beatty Avenue, Victoria, Armadale 3143: Toorak Cellars, website, itineraries, in map, tél. (03) 9822 2070

blush Mousseux de qualité [sparkling - Alsace] - Mireille et Patrick Meyer - Domaine Julien Meyer - Bulles d'Emma

Non vintage - USD 22 - high purity - toasted brioche - velvety, toasted brioche, fine bubbles, little sugar, fresh

A street store at 22 Fanning Street, Southbank, Victoria, Melbourne 3006: Act of Wine, website, itineraries, in map

An online store with delivery in Australia: Act of Wine, website

white Alsace riesling - Mireille et Patrick Meyer - Domaine Julien Meyer - Grittermatte - Nature [sans soufre]

2016 - USD 28 - opened in carafe (not decanted), pure - grapefruit, nougat, volatile acidity - grapefruit, nougat, volatile acidity, fresh - nougat

A street store at 22 Fanning Street, Southbank, Victoria, Melbourne 3006: Act of Wine, website, itineraries, in map

An online store with delivery in Australia: Act of Wine, website

white Wein aus Deutschland [Pfalz, Germany] - Weingut Brand - pur - Pinot Blanc

2017 - USD 31 - the aromatics are enormously intense - grapefruit zest, bitter, nougat - not onctuous, airy, grapefruit zest, bitter, nougat, gaz beads, fresh

A street store at 22 Fanning Street, Southbank, Victoria, Melbourne 3006: Act of Wine, website, itineraries, in map

An online store with delivery in Australia: Act of Wine, website

An online wine shop shipping throughout Australia: Wise Child Wine Store, website

An importer: Wine and Food Solutions, website

Wein-aus-Deutschland [Pfalz, Germany] wine labelwhite Wein aus Deutschland [Pfalz, Germany] - Weingut Brand - Holy Chapel - Pinot Blanc

2016 - USD 32 - very pure and intense - zest, lemon pie, bitter - velvety, nougat, lemon pie, bitter, fresh

A street store at 22 Fanning Street, Southbank, Victoria, Melbourne 3006: Act of Wine, website, itineraries, in map

An online store with delivery in Australia: Act of Wine, website

An online wine shop shipping throughout Australia: Wise Child Wine Store, website

An importer: Wine and Food Solutions, website

 

Bottlings selected in 2018

Alsace wine labelwhite Alsace - Julien Albertus - Kumpf et Meyer - Y'a plus qu'à - (sylvaner et auxerrois)

2016 - USD 18 -

A bottle shop and wine bar, located just opposite Toorak station at 18 Beatty Avenue, Victoria, Armadale 3143: Toorak Cellars, website, itineraries, in map, tél. (03) 9822 2070

Cheverny [Loire] wine labelwhite Cheverny [Loire] - Hervé Villemade - Domaine du Moulin - [70% sauvignon blanc, 30% chardonnay]

2017 - USD 24 - very aromatically intense, very pure - passion fruit, nougat, peach, apricot - passion fruit, peach, apricot, no stiffness, fresh

An online store shipping from Hobart, Tasmania: Living Wines, website

 

Bottlings selected in 2017

red Vin de table [Languedoc] - Jean-François Coutelou - Mas Coutelou

Non vintage - USD 14 - - punchy, tiny gas beads, balanced

An online store with domestic delivery: Andrew Guard Wine Imports, website

red Vin de France - Jean-François Coutelou - Mas Coutelou - 5SO simple - (cinsault)

2016 - USD 16 - raspberry - intense, raspberry, tiny gas beads, balanced

An online store with domestic delivery: Andrew Guard Wine Imports, website

vin de France [Languedoc] wine labelred Vin de France [Languedoc] - Jean-François Coutelou - Mas Coutelou - 7 rue de la Pompe - [Syrah, grenache noir]

2015 - USD 17 - intense, plum - punchy: holds pizza, plum, ample but balanced

An online store with domestic delivery: Andrew Guard Wine Imports, website

vin de France [Languedoc] wine labelred Vin de France [Languedoc] - Jean-François Coutelou - Mas Coutelou - Le Vin des amis

2015 - USD 18 - tobacco - plenty, Grenache or Italian-like, tiny gas beads, balanced, holds pizza or merguez

An online store with domestic delivery: Andrew Guard Wine Imports, website

white Crémant d'Alsace - Julien Albertus - Kumpf et Meyer - Brut

NV - USD 19 -

A bottle shop and wine bar, located just opposite Toorak station at 18 Beatty Avenue, Victoria, Armadale 3143: Toorak Cellars, website, itineraries, in map, tél. (03) 9822 2070

Cheverny wine labelwhite Cheverny - Hervé Villemade - Domaine du Moulin - [70% sauvignon blanc, 30% chardonnay]

2016 - USD 23 -

An online store shipping from Hobart, Tasmania: Living Wines, website

white Alsace muscat - Audrey et Christian Binner - Hinterburg - [sans sulfite ajouté]

2013 - USD 30 - very intense, Muscat - wide, fresh almond, intense and minerally, fresh

An online wine shop shipping throughout Australia: Wise Child Wine Store, website

 

Price figures are only rough estimates of the US retail tags, at the date of the tasting. Wines are selected on personal criteria.

You may read reviews on qualified natural wines available in NZ, or you may request another location at the top or bottom of this page.

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