Julien Ilbert will be there!

Monday, March 26th:  Julien Ilbert and Thierry Puzelat Take Over the Bar at Racines, 6pm; Dinner with Bellivière, Closel, Pépière and Pinon, 7pm!

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Chambers Street Wines and Racines NY present two fundraisers for Partners In Health, this Monday,  March 26th.

First, Thierry Puzelat of the Clos du Tue-Boeuf in Touraine and Julien Ilbert of Combel-la-Serre in Cahors take over the bar at Racines at 6pm to pour their sensational natural wines. Thierry will pour his superb Menu Pineau, Chenin and Pineau d'Aunis (and more?) and Julien will pour three of his beautiful Cahors, with help from Racines' Sommelier, Pascaline Lepeltier. Fun, delicious and for a good cause - for reservations call Racines at 212-227-3400 or CSW at 212-227-1434.

{We're sorry, this event is sold out} Second, Eric and Christine Nicolas of Domaine Bellivière in Jasnières, François Pinon from Vouvray, Evelyne de Jessy from Domaine du Closel in Savvenières and Remi Branger of Domaine de la Pépière will join us for dinner at 7pm. We'll taste a fabulous assortment of old and young wines, both dry and sweet, while enjoying a four-course meal prepared by Racines Executive Chef Mariana Mateos. Only a few seats are left - this will be a fabulous evening! $160 all inclusive, tickets below. All proceeds go to Partners-in-Health!

Eric and Christine Nicolas

Tue-Boeuf 2015 Touraine Le Brin de Chevre

From 65 to 80 year-old Menu-Pineau vines on clay with silex, sand and gravel; aged in large and small used barrels. Always a distinctive wine, the 2015 Brin de Chevre shows sharp herbal and citrus aromas with powdered stone and honey. Dense citrus, dried pear, almond and stone flavors on the palate with briar, honey, anise and saline minerals with very firm acidity. Unique and delicious! Drink now or cellar five to ten years, or more? 

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  • $31.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Tue-Boeuf 2015 Touraine Le Buisson Pouilleux

Thierry and Jean-Marie Puzelat make this outstanding Sauvignon Blanc from a one hectare parcel in Pouillé, with sand and gravel over limestone, giving very low yields. An intense and beautiful wine in 2015, with aromas of lemon peel, pear, dried herbs, lime flower and pine resin. The palate is dense and ripe with dried white fruits, lemon oil and earth backed by firm acidity. Beautifully structured and very long, this is an outstanding and unusual Sauvignon Blanc to serve with fish or chicken in sauce and full-flavored goat cheeses. Delicious now, the wine should be very interesting with 5 to 10 years of cellaring. Highly recommended. (The name literally translated is "squalid bush" but we hope it refers rather to the limestone of Pouillé...?)

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  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Tue-Boeuf 2016 Touraine La Butte (Gamay)

The place called "Tue-Boeuf" was known in the middle-ages, as was the Puzelat family, land-owners there since the 15th century. Jean-Marie and Thierry Puzelat took over the vines in 1990 and were certified organic in 1996. The 100% Gamay "la Butte" is  from a one-hectare parcel of old vines on clay/flint soils. The wine shows deep blackberry fruit aromas with rose, citrus,  earth and musk. The palate is balanced and bright with ripe berry fruits backed by intense saline minerals and firm acidity. Serve cool, decanted well in advance if possible, with pork dishes, charcuterie and full-flavored cheeses. This will benefit from 3 to 5 years of aging and should drink well through 2025

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  • $21.99

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  • No Sulfur
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  • $32.99

Combel La Serre 2015 Cahors Cuvee Chateau

100% Malbec (aka Auxerrois in local parlance). Combel's Château Cuvée comes from estate plots totalling 3 hectares around their home village of Cournou on the limestone plateau known as the Causse at about 320m altitude. The soils for this bottling are mainly red clay with some limestone rock. The organically farmed vines average 40 years old and are kept to a yield of 40 hl/ha.  Because of the clay-heavy terroir and winemaking and aging choices, the Château Cuvée marks a signficant step up in body, tannin and complexity compared to the lighter, softer Pur Fruit bottling. This is a beautiful Cahors showing elegant red and black fruit aromas - the palate is pure and focused with good acidity and bright black raspberry and red currant fruit, floral and long. Delicious now, this will develop nicely over the next five years or more.

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  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Combel La Serre 2015 Cahors "Au Cerisier"

100% Malbec (aka Auxerrois in local parlance). Au Cerisier comes from a single 1.2-hectare plot at 350 m. altitude, next door to a cherry orchard for which the Ilberts named this bottling. The certified-organic vines average 40 years old and are planted on red and yellow clay soils over limestone bedrock. This is a quite serious Cahors showing beautiful black fruit aromas, bright and ripe. The palate is tight and dense, quite full-bodied and really showing the clay/limestone terroir.  Drink now with a long decant with a steak or stew, best to cellar five to ten years. Lovely wine.

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  • $25.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur