Ducroux vines in Thulon

The Beautiful Natural Wines of Christian Ducroux: 2020 "Exspectatia," "Esquisse" Rosé and "Cuvée Thibault!"

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Chambers Street is honored to work with Christian Ducroux, who produces some of the world's most vibrant and delicious natural wines from his five hectares of living soils in Thulon, above Regnié-Durette in the Beaujolais. The estate has been practising organic and Biodynamic farming, with minimal plowing, since 1985.

Christian aims for mature grapes, but that have low sugar levels, in the style of Chauvet, with normally 10.5 to 12.5% alcohol as finished wines. Vinifications here are with wild yeasts, with zero sulfur added, with usually a pied-de-cuve taken a week or two earlier from all his parcels. It's hard to communicate the committment and energy at this estate, showing that viticulture can be healthy, almost totally self-sufficient, and beneficial to its environment while producing vibrant natural wines at the highest levels of artistry! 

Case qantities are possible for "Exspectatia" and "Esquisse," three-bottle maximum please for "Cuvée Thibault." October arrival.

Christian (Photo: E. Lillie)
In cellar with Eben (Photo P. Lepeltier)

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Ducroux, Christian 2020 Vin de France Exspectatia (October arrival)

Christian Ducroux' 5 hectare  estate has been certified organic and biodynamic since 1985, and has operated as a nearly self-sufficient farm, producing its own fertilizer and compost, and plowing and harvesting almost entirely without machinery. The vines average over 60 years of age and are replaced by massale selection, giving extremely low yields.

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  • red
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  • $17.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Ducroux 2020 Vin de France Esquisse Rosé (October arrival

Christian Ducroux's unique "Esquisse" Rosé is a totally natural wine, made without sulfur-dioxide or other additives or adjustments, 100% Gamay from a high-altitude parcel above Thulon, and usually containing the secondary grapes ("grisemottes") harvested in late October. Low alcohol and ultra-refreshing...

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  • rosé
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  • $17.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Ducroux, Christian 2020 Vin de France Cuvée Thibault (3 btls max)

From massale selection Riesling and Pinot Gris (and perhaps some Jacquère) grown in Ducroux' high altitude parcel above Thulon, third year of production from young vines. Lovely white fruits with almond, citrus and brown spice with good length, just delicious and pure, superb wine. Three bottle limit please.

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  • white
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  • $18.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur