Natural wines to buy in Toronto and Ontario

Herebelow are French wines that I recommend and where to buy them in Toronto and Ontario.

A retailer that is not listed here can sell the wine ; he/she only has to contact the distributor or the importer to have the wine shipped and delivered.

 

Natural wines endorsed in 2018

Muscadet wine labelwhite Muscadet - Marc Ollivier, Rémi Branger, Gwénaëlle Croix - EARL La Pépière - Domaine de la Pépière (AB)

2017 - 7.5 € - twinkling, almond, lichee - twinkling, almond, lichee, intensity in a very light body, aerial, fresh

Canada, Ontario: Liquor Control Board of Ontario

Muscadet wine labelwhite Muscadet - Marc Ollivier, Rémi Branger, Gwénaëlle Croix - EARL La Pépière - Clos des Briords Vieilles vignes

2017 - 9.2 € - lime - lime, fresh

Canada, Ontario: Liquor Control Board of Ontario

 

Natural wines endorsed in 2017

red Vin de France - Marc Ollivier, Rémi Branger, Gwénaëlle Croix - EARL La Pépière - Granit

2014 - 7 € - pure - barrel, firm

Canada, Ontario: Liquor Control Board of Ontario

Muscadet wine labelwhite Muscadet - Marc Ollivier, Rémi Branger, Gwénaëlle Croix - EARL La Pépière - Domaine de la Pépière (AB)

2016 - 7.4 € - classic - punchy, peach, kiwi, short, lively - opens up on the second day

Canada, Ontario: Liquor Control Board of Ontario

Muscadet wine labelwhite Muscadet - Marc Ollivier, Rémi Branger, Gwénaëlle Croix - EARL La Pépière - Clos des Briords - Vieilles vignes

2016 - 9.1 € - grapefruit, peach - neither oily nor stiff, grapefruit, peach, fresh

Canada, Ontario: Liquor Control Board of Ontario

 

Natural wines endorsed in 2016

pays wine labelred Pays - Marc Ollivier, Rémi Branger, Gwénaëlle Croix - Domaine de la Pépière - La Pépie - Côt

2015 - 5.4 € - blackcurrant, red currant - firm, alert and bouncing

Canada, Ontario: Liquor Control Board of Ontario

Vin-de-table-français wine labelred Vin de table français - Domaine Rimbert - Cousin Oscar - (cinsault)

2015 - 5 € - intense - punchy, varietal, balanced

Canada, Ontario: Liquor Control Board of Ontario

vin-de-pays wine labelred Vin de pays - Jean-Marie Rimbert - Domaine Rimbert - Bu End - (nature)

2015 - 8 € - an easy natural wine, very aromatic - blackcurrant, red currant - blackcurrant, red currant, a hint of volatile acidity, more aromatic intensity and less body than other bottlings from the same domain, balanced

Canada, Ontario: Liquor Control Board of Ontario

red Vin de table - Domaine Rimbert - Grenachator - [grenache]

2014 - 9.7 € - reminds of a Châteauneuf du Pape - abundant, punchy, for the BBQ, balanced

Canada, Ontario: Liquor Control Board of Ontario

Muscadet wine labelwhite Muscadet - Marc Ollivier, Rémi Branger, Gwénaëlle Croix - EARL La Pépière - Domaine de la Pépière

2015 - 6 € - litchee - glittering, tense but not stiff

Canada, Ontario: Liquor Control Board of Ontario

white Saint chinian - Domaine Rimbert - L'Agathe

2015 - 7.3 € - little aromas - oily, large, fresh

Canada, Ontario: Liquor Control Board of Ontario

Muscadet wine labelwhite Muscadet - Marc Ollivier, Rémi Branger, Gwénaëlle Croix - EARL La Pépière - Clos des Briords - Magnum

2015 - 9 € - white fruits, lichee, clementine - no creaminess, lichee, lemon peel, clementine, pure, minerally, a hint of salt, no stiffness, fresh / Beware to only buy magnums : 25% of the 75cl bottles are corked.

Canada, Ontario: Liquor Control Board of Ontario

Muscadet wine labelwhite Muscadet - Marc Ollivier, Rémi Branger, Gwénaëlle Croix - EARL La Pépière - Château-Thébaud

2012 - 12 € -

Canada, Ontario: Liquor Control Board of Ontario

 

Price figures are for 75 cl. They represent rough estimates of tags in France wine shops, at the date of the tasting.

Wines are selected on personal criteria.

 

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