Le Temps des Vendanges | Wine store and restaurant | Natural wine | Toulouse | France

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Price: Moderate

Reviewed By

Sue Dyson and Roger McShane
Phone Number: +33 5 61 42 94 66
Address: 9 Place de l'Estrapade
Toulouse, 31300
Country: France

Toulouse can lay claim to a wine bar with one of the best selections of natural wines you are likely to find. It is called Le Temps des Vendanges. Here you can enjoy a bottle of interesting wine while snacking on simple, but delicious, light food. The owner has an encyclopaedic knowledge of natural wines and is keen to promote their cause.
We thoroughly enjoyed our visit here and have put Toulouse on our must-visit list for future excursions to France.
But back to the wines. Heading the list is the Jacques Selosse including the hard-to-find 'Substance', followed by a stellar line up including Jacques Lassaigne, Vouette et Sorbée, Jérôme Prévost, André and Michel Drappier and Ulysse Collin.
Domaines Overnoy and Ganevat represent the Jura, there is a stellar Loire line-up including Domaine Mosse, Domaine Thierry Puzelat, Domaine du Moulin and the hard-to-find Domaine Xavier Caillard Génèse from Saumur but labelled as Vin de Table. From Burgundy, Domaine Alice et Olivier de Moor takes its place alongside the wonderful Domaine de la Cadette with their Melon de Bourgogne. Philippe Pacalet wines from Pommard are there as are Domaine Valette from Macon and a stellar line-up from Beaujolais including Yvon Métras, Marcel Lapierre and Jean Foillard.
And from near to Toulouse there is the Côtes du Marmandais of Domaine Elian Da Ros, the Jurançon wines of Domaine Charles Hours and the Cahors wines of Domaine Cosse Maisonneuve as just a few examples.
It was difficult to choose a wine. The owner eventually recommended a wine from Collioure, that beautiful seaside town near the Spanish border. We tried a Bruno Duchene red and were very pleased with his recommendation.

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