Vigorous Bros. European Spring Arrivals

Coming This Spring! 


Our First Shipment of European wines have just arrived:

After two and a half years of focussing on domestic wines, Vigorous Bros are excited to announce our first shipment of European wines. We searched for wineries which share our belief in wines which are a true expression of time and place, wines of purity, made in a minimal-intervention way.

Patrick Cotton, Beaujolais Fra

Inspired by the wines of Marcel Lapierre, Patrick 'Jo' Cotton, farms his contact vineyards without any chemical inputs, producing extremely low yields of exceptionally pristine fruit, and makes his wines naturally without any additions. 

2017 On Aura Tout Bu- 100% free run juice from a  two-month carbonic maceration, then aged in barrel, no sulphur added. $35 luc 
2017 Tradition AOC Brouilly- The most conventional of Patricks wines, the tradition sees a minimal addition of sulphur and is given a light filtration. $31 luc

2015  Diable Vaut Verre- A slow 2 month carbonic maceration, before being pressed off into barrel, no sulphur added. $35 luc
20I6 Pat ‘Jo’ Cotton AOC Brouilly- Semi-carbonic maceration, with gentle remontage then elevaged in a foudre for 10 months, no sulphur added. $35 luc



Chateau Landra, Ventoux Fra

Having restored an dilapidated estate, unused for 100-years, Cecile and Frederic Renoux, farm their 8ha of vineyards organically, and produce a range of wines without any additions.

2017 La Roteuse de Landra Blanc Pet-Nat- Blend of Cinsault and Clairette. $31 luc

2017 La Roteuse de Landra Rouge Pet-Nat- 100% Syrah. $31 luc

2017 Pur Jus Blanc- A blend of Clairette, Grenache Blanc and Marsanne, fermented and aged in Amphora, with no additions. $24 luc

2017 Pur Jus Rosé- Cinsault and Grenache blend, tank fermented with no additions. $24 luc

2017 Pur Jus Rouge- Syrah Grenache Cinsault, vinified in old oak, unfined and unfiltered with no additions. $24 luc


Weingut Weigand, Franconia Ger

3rd generation vigneron Andi Weigand, is a new-generation winemaker, who is eschewing modern technology and making his wines utilising old-time methodologies: natural ferments, ageing in barrels made from local oak, with minimal inputs. He is also convinced that Silvaner is the worlds greatest grape!

2017 Der Wild Wild White- A classic combo of Silvaner, Bacchus, and Müller-Thurgau which are typical varietals in the Franconian region. $21 luc

2017 Der Wilde Silvaner- from old-vines across the region, aged in old-oak and a wonderful introduction to the varietal. $23 luc

2016 Der Franke ‘Julius Echter Berg’ Silvaner- Off 40+ year old vines, this is a single vineyard wine, of their best fruit, spontaneously fermented with indigenous yeasts. Bottled in the classic Franconian "Bocksbeutel" $37 luc                                

2017 Der Wilde Riesling- in Andi's words this is "mens lemonade" produced off a 60 year-old vineyard. $32 luc