Organic Biodynamic

Most are familiar with the term "organic" which is seen extensively in grocery stores. The biodynamic farming approach is from the 1920s and shares some similarities with organic, such as sustainable development and the lack of chemical use; however, biodynamics' holistic approach dictates that all planting and harvesting is done according to the biodynamic calendar, which has roots in ancient agricultural practices.

Many top producers have been using organic/biodynamic farming practices for years but have not pursued certification. Would you be surprised to learn that biodynamic techniques are used to create Louis Roederer's iconic Cristal Champagne?

Natural wine, a more loosely-defined term, describes wines that use indigenous yeasts, natural fertilizers, and only minimal filtration/fining. As a result, the wine may appear a bit cloudy with sediment and can produce funky aromas. As of 2018, there is no official certifying body that regulates (or even defines) what can be called "natural wine." John Clerides, the owner of Marquis Wine Cellars once said: "There are no ‘all-natural’ wines that are good, quite frankly some of them are downright awful. Trust us, we kiss the pigs so you don’t have to."

As a result, the majority of our selection is sustainable, biodynamic/organic, with some carefully-selected naturals.

Cono Sur Organic Sauvignon Blanc 750ml

$14.99

A bright, clean and young Sauvignon Blanc made from organically grown grapes. The nose is intense, displaying aromas of grapefruit, lime, lemon, yellow pepper, white flowers and herbs. There is good concentration on the palate; fresh, with excellent...

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Cono Sur Pinot Noir Organic 750ml

$15.99

Pinot NoirThis variety is said to combine the best of a red and a white wine. Its colour is lighter than other reds, but nevertheless, it’s a full-bodied wine, aromatically intense and flavourful, yet not tannic, more on the silky, seductive side...

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Domaine Tempier 2014 Bandol Classique 750ml

$58.17

An impressive barrel sample, the 2014 Bandol Cuvee Classique shows surprising depth and concentration in the vintage. Notes of dark fruits, mineral and peppery, Provencal herbs all emerge from this medium to full-bodied, beautifully pure, elegant 2014...

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Santa Julia 2017 Organic Malbec 750ml

$21.65

Violet-intense purple, concentrated and bright. A complex nose with varietals notes of ripe, fruits, figs, prunes, jam and raisins. A good body, with sweet tannins and well balanced by acidity. A lingering and complex finish. -- Winemaker

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Burn Cottage 2015 Pinot Noir 750ml

$95.56

Enticing layers of floral, berry and spice notes complement earthy aromatics of wet stone and black tea. With time in the glass, deeper savoury notes and richness from the whole cluster use emerge. This vintage has shown wonderful finesse from the...

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Maquina & Tabla 2014 Rueda Verdejo 750ml

$39.04

The eponymous white 2014 Maquina & Tabla is a single-vineyard Verdejo from the Hornillos de Eresma zone where the soils are made up of white sand and clay subsoils. This is an extremely old vineyard believed to be over 100 years old, where Verdejo is...

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Telmo Rodriguez 2014 Mencia "Gaba do Xil" 750ml

$28.60

The corresponding red 2014 Gaba do Xil Mencía also contains a small proportion of other grapes that are co-planted in the old vineyards. They use both their own grapes and grapes purchased from traditional growers. It also fermented in stainless...

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Telmo Rodriguez 2015 Godello "Gaba do Xil" 750ml

$27.74

The entry level white 2015 Gaba do Xil is old vine Godello (and the old vineyards always contain other grape varieties...) from granite soils in steep slopes; it is fermented in stainless steel with indigenous yeasts. 2015 was a warm vintage, but the...

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Monteraponi NV Rosso di Monteraponi 750ml

$33.83

The NV Rosso is a blend of varieties and vintages. This cuvee includes Sangiovese, Canaiolo, Colorino, Merlot, Trebbiano, Malvasia (last two are white). It is vinified and aged in concrete tanks. The lack of oak allows for the fresh, youthful and juicy...

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Laderas de Leonila 2013 Bierzo Mencia 750ml

$33.83

Made with Mencía, a type of medium-bodied red wine grape that produces floral aromas and red fruity wine. Grown in the foothills overlooking the valley north of the Bierzo region, this producer still holds 4 hectares of old Mencía vines...

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Alta Alella 2014 AA Pansa Blanca 750ml

$25.13

Critical Acclaim: Vivid straw. Fresh lemon and lime on the nose, building deeper pear and fig qualities in the glass. Juicy and focused, with good clarity to its lively citrus and orchard fruit flavors. Clings very nicely on the finish, leaving suave...

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