‘Avant La Tempête’

Regular price $58
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  • Freaky Level 3
    Adventurous with a touch of natty snarl.
  • Age Worthy
    Here for a good time *and* a long time!
  • Crispy & Mineral
    Zesty, high-acid whites to refresh.
  • Grape Witch Imports
    Imported through our agency, and exclusive to us! Our favourite producers & hottest deals.
  • Zero Zero
    Wine at its most natural with no sulphur added during or after fermentation. Freaky, wild, pure and difficult to produce.
  • Salty
    From a pinch to a sprinkle, salty flavours create crisp structure that refreshes.
‘Avant La Tempête’

‘Avant La Tempête’

Regular price $58
/
  • Freaky Level 3
    Adventurous with a touch of natty snarl.
  • Age Worthy
    Here for a good time *and* a long time!
  • Crispy & Mineral
    Zesty, high-acid whites to refresh.
  • Grape Witch Imports
    Imported through our agency, and exclusive to us! Our favourite producers & hottest deals.
  • Zero Zero
    Wine at its most natural with no sulphur added during or after fermentation. Freaky, wild, pure and difficult to produce.
  • Salty
    From a pinch to a sprinkle, salty flavours create crisp structure that refreshes.
Underwater Cave Breath

 Jacquère, Savoie, France 

What comes before the storm? The calm? A stampede? This delicious wine? For the first time in Ontario, may we bend your ears and take your tongues on a mountainous journey! Camille and Mathieu Apffel work in a zero-zero fashion, with a warm-respect and keen focus on the alluring local white grapes, altesse and jacquè. . .

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 Jacquère, Savoie, France 

What comes before the storm? The calm? A stampede? This delicious wine? For the first time in Ontario, may we bend your ears and take your tongues on a mountainous journey! Camille and Mathieu Apffel work in a zero-zero fashion, with a warm-respect and keen focus on the alluring local white grapes, altesse and jacquère. Their 4.5 hectares are packed with hearty, tenderly cared for ecosystems, a safe haven in the vast expanse of jutting mountain ranges. (not so) FUN FACT! This cuvée is named in remembrance of a day in 2019 when a violent hailstorm ravaged 80% (!!!!!) of their old jacquère vines. The leafy and vibrant jacquère is direct pressed and aged on lees to plump and propel the local grape into demure unforgettability. Underwater cave air, bee pollen, underripe pear juice, yellow kiwi skin, honey thinned butter, chiseled acid like a romantic roman nose bridge, spring water stone skipping, salted yellow dragon fruit & a harmonious consistency that undulates between thick and thin. Enjoy with red snapper ceviche – red onion, blood orange & shaved castelvetrano olive.


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 Jacquère, Savoie, France 

What comes before the storm? The calm? A stampede? This delicious wine? For the fir. . .

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 Jacquère, Savoie, France 

What comes before the storm? The calm? A stampede? This delicious wine? For the first time in Ontario, may we bend your ears and take your tongues on a mountainous journey! Camille and Mathieu Apffel work in a zero-zero fashion, with a warm-respect and keen focus on the alluring local white grapes, altesse and jacquère. Their 4.5 hectares are packed with hearty, tenderly cared for ecosystems, a safe haven in the vast expanse of jutting mountain ranges. (not so) FUN FACT! This cuvée is named in remembrance of a day in 2019 when a violent hailstorm ravaged 80% (!!!!!) of their old jacquère vines. The leafy and vibrant jacquère is direct pressed and aged on lees to plump and propel the local grape into demure unforgettability. Underwater cave air, bee pollen, underripe pear juice, yellow kiwi skin, honey thinned butter, chiseled acid like a romantic roman nose bridge, spring water stone skipping, salted yellow dragon fruit & a harmonious consistency that undulates between thick and thin. Enjoy with red snapper ceviche – red onion, blood orange & shaved castelvetrano olive.


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Free Pickup is available at our shop, any day that we are open. Find our current operating hours here. 

Delivery:
For Toronto Orders (M Postal Code) that are placed before 8 pm will arrive within 1 to 2 days. Our courier delivers between 12 - 5pm Mon-Fri and sends tracking. We do not offer same day delivery on Fridays. 

If you would like your item delivered on a certain day, please let us know at checkout.

For Ontario-wide orders, delivery will vary depending on the location but will take an average of 5 business days, or longer depending on remote locations.

We can’t *guarantee* shipping times outside of Toronto - we wish! - so please order early if you know you need your wine for a special occasion. Please note our delivery partners for Ontario do not deliver on the weekends.

*Although we will always do our best to offer free shipping when possible, customers in especially remote locations may be contacted for additional delivery fees.

We don't know if you've heard this, but Canada is a truly WILD place to import wine. Each province is it's own country with super strict rules. For ages, so much of the very best natural wine never made it into the province. That is changing in such an exciting way. We started our own import company to bring you some of our very favourite wines from around the world at the sharpest prices - this allows us to travel, fall in love with a wine, and bring right to your doorstep without a middle person. Put simply, as the importer, we shave one layer off the supply chain. We offer these sweet wholesale discounts when you bundle. From 1, 3 to 6 packs you'll find serious savings. The GWI sticker - Grape Witch Imports - means not only that we strongly stand behind the producer, it also means you won't find a better deal anywhere else in town. It also allows us to source many wines just for the shop - you'll find Ontario exclusives marked GWIE - Grape Witch Import Exclusive. Are you a licensee or producer looking to join our imports roster? Send us an email at hello@grapewitchimports.com

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