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Happy New Year From Everyone at Chambers Street Wines! May You Have a Healthy, Happy and Prosperous 2024!

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It's our twenty-third New Year at Chambers Street Wines and once again we'd like to thank our wonderful customers downtown, around New York and around the country for making it possible! We hope that we have often put a smile on your face with a good glass of wine, and we hope that our support of organic, Biodynamic and natural wines has in some way assisted those winemakers who have chosen this different and sometimes difficult path - for the good of their families, their workers, their customers and the earth.

As we move into 2024, Chambers Street Wines will be moving into new, slightly smaller quarters in the glamorous confines of 79 Chambers Street! But as our retail space contracts slightly, our inventory will expand greatly - with two floors of warehouse below us filling up in the coming months with expanded selections and choices in all departments. And... many of our most precious and highly sought-after bottles will be sitting happily on the shelves, awaiting those brave enough to visit the store! (Yes, those of you far away will still get the good stuff, not to worry)

(And those of you lucky enough to get a reservation will be able to enjoy the superb cuisine of Jon Karis and the great wine list of Pascaline Lepeltier and Ellis Srubas-Giammanco, at Chambers, right across the street,)

We wish for health and happiness for all in 2024, for peace and understanding, brightened by the simple joys of good food and good wine with friends and family. And so we propose this toast to our customers and friends and to the vigneronnes and vignerons who enrich our lives with their beautiful wines!

And attached is a short list of Champagnes and sparkling wines to help you ring in the New Year!

 

Beaufort, André NV (2021) Champagne Polisy Brut Réserve (D 1/24)

The André Beaufort NV (2021) Champagne Polisy Brut Réserve is 80% Pinot Noir from the 2021 vintage and 20% Chardonnay from 2018 - "it's showing well now" says Réol Beaufort "as the Chardonnay rounds out the young Pinot Noir." Organic farming since 1971 - one of the first in Champagne along with Georges Laval - wild yeast fermentations, minimal SO2. Disgorged in January of 2024. This is an outstanding value Champagne with loads of character - subtly toasty but with strong minerality and vibrant energy, not heavy but still textured with great acidity.

  • white sparkling
  • 11 in stock
  • no discount
  • $55.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Champagne Ponson NV Premier Cru 'Charme Noir'

 Charme Noir is a new offering from Champange Ponson, who we have come to trust for outstanding quality at very affordable prices. A blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier, and Pinot Noir, from estate vineyards farmed organically in the Petite Montagne 1er Cru. A fantastic value, with nice cut, a touch of richness and a broad mid-palate. 

  • white sparkling
  • 6 in stock
  • no discount
  • $49.99

  • Organic

Castellroig NV Penedès Corpinnat Brut Reserva

Castellroig is one of the finest values in sparkling wine and a great example of the wines of Corpinnat: it is farmed organically, harvested by hand, aged at least 18 months on the lees, and fermented with native yeasts. Marcel Sabate and his team have a remarkable understanding of their vineyards and have mapped out every minute shift in terroir on their estate; this fanatical approach to quality shows in the bottle. The focus of this cuvée is Xarel-lo, a favorite among the grapes of the Penedès for its refreshing mineral qualities and notes of mountain herbs. A light-on-its-feet bubbly for everyday occasions. Ariana Rolich

  • white sparkling
  • 65 in stock
  • no discount
  • $16.99

  • Organic

Dangin, Bruno NV Crémant de Bourgogne Blanc de Noirs Extra Brut

What a difference 2 kilometers makes! Bruno Dangin's Crémant de Bourgogne is made from 100% Pinot Noir from organically farmed vines in Molesme, located just beneath the southern border of Champagne's Aube.The limestone rich soils are the same as those of their pricier neighbor to the north.  Boasting a fine bead and soft mousse and aromas of red fruits and autolyse, one would be hard pressed to spot the difference. The palate offers great depth, pure pinot fruit, and a suave, layered, persistent finish. This is a great value in bubbles and will grace the holiday table nicely. John McIlwain

  • white sparkling
  • 82 in stock
  • $28.99

  • Organic

Guillemot-Michel NV Vin de France Le Feu et La Glace

Our friends at Guillemot-Michel lost most of their 2021 harvest to frost, but they were able to buy organic Chardonnay and Gamay from friends to make this rather vivacious sparkling wine Le Feu et La Glace (Fire and Ice). The wine shows a lovely bright pink color and fresh aromas of cherry and raspberry fruit, blood orange and spice. The palate is fresh and bright with a firm bead an sappy red currant and cherry fruit with a hint of sweetness over the refreshing acidity. Quite delicious and perfect for a party, especially with charcuterie and cheeses.

  • white sparkling
  • 3 in stock
  • no discount
  • $18.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Pinon, François & Julien 2018 Vouvray Brut Non-Dosé

François and Julien Pinon make some of the finest sparkling wines in the Loire Valley. The superb Brut Non-Dosé comes from 45 year-old Chenin Blanc vines on Turonien limestone with topsoils of clay with silex, from four parcels; Les Haut de Terne, Les Hauts de Mortiers, Chopet and Les Planches Favettes. The 2018 was hand-harvested in three passes in order to select the best grapes, with two additional selections - on a "table de tri" and again before the press. Thus the best and ripest grapes are selected, enabling this cuvée with no addition of sugar, as in a Champagne Brut Nature. Aged sur-lies for more than 3 years.  This beautiful wine shows elegant aromas of ripe white and yellow fruits, floral and earthy with almond and bitter lemon. The palate is creamy and dense, round and ripe but with firm underlying acidity, with almond, earth and mineral notes lingering in the long finish. Enjoy it now for its beautiful depth and balance, but peak drinking will be 2032 - 2050. A profound Chamapgne of Chenin! David Lillie

  • white sparkling
  • 16 in stock
  • $34.99

  • Organic

Jousset, Lise et Bertrand 2022 Vin de France Rose à Lies

Rose á Lies is a beautiful Petillant Naturel Rosé from Lise and Bertrand Jousset in Montlouis-sur-Loire. Made from the Jousset's one hectare parcel in Touraine of 40 year-old organic Gamay and Grolleau vines grown on sand and silex soils over limestone. Fermented in used barriques, the wine is bottled at 15 grams of sugar and finishes at less than 5 grams. The wine has toasty aromas of red currant and raspberry with creamy red fruits on the palate balanced with bracing acidity. The finish is clean, refreshing and long - a perfect Pet Nat for any special or everyday occasion!  (Serve with strawberry soup with mint!)

  • rosé sparkling
  • 15 in stock
  • no discount
  • $23.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
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Pertois Moriset NV Les Quatre Grand Cru 375mL

(Half-bottle) This is a fresh and elegant Blanc de Blancs of Chardonnay from Grand Cru vineyards in the Côte des Blancs. 'Les Quatres Terroirs,' or four terroirs, are in Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, Oger, Cramant, and Chouilly. Vinification is in stainless steel and barrel, with a minimum of 3 years of aging sur lattes.

  • Out of Stock
  • white sparkling
  • 0 in stock
  • no discount
  • $31.99

  • Organic

Chartogne-Taillet NV Champagne Brut Cuvée Sainte-Anne (base 20)

Chartogne-Taillet’s “Cuvée Saint Anne” has consistently outperformed for non-vintage, grower-producer Champagne. Thanks to his work with renowned viticulturalist, Claude Bourguignon, Alexandre Chartogne guides his vineyards with a granular knowledge of the health of his soils and his vines. St Anne is a snapshot of the full range of Alexandre’s organically farmed Merfy terroirs, from Thanetian sands to Cuisian clays. A blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay with a dash of Pinot Meunier, with mid-palate elegance and a chalky minerality that persists through the finish.

  • Out of Stock
  • white sparkling
  • 0 in stock
  • no discount
  • $69.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Cuillier, Vincent 2019 Champagne Brut Nature L'Arbre - Blanc de Noirs (Pino

Wine geeks rejoice...we have another 100% Pinot Meunier Champagne on the shelf! This wine comes from Vincent Cuillier's family vineyard, which is noteworthy because he began his dedicated work of "vitiforestry" and regenerative agriculture in this parcel, hence the name "L'Arbre" for the many trees he planted amongst the vines. Harvest is by hand and fermentation is with native yeast in tank, with aging for a year in tank before 3 years of aging sur lattes in bottle. Though relatively chiseled on opening, a bit of air gives way to the subtle creamy mushroom notes. A great introduction to the compelling Champagnes from young newcomer Vincent Cuillier. -EL

  • Out of Stock
  • white sparkling
  • 0 in stock
  • no discount
  • $84.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Cuillier, Vincent 2018 Champagne Brut Nature Chemin des Rois 1.5L

ORIGINAL PRICE - $190 -  The Champagnes from Vincent Cuillier first arrived to the New York market about 2 years ago, and were quickly embraced by our staff. The 2019 Chemin des Rois in 750ml that we stocked in 2022 was a beautiful wine, laser-like on opening, and revealing layers of subtle richness in the mid-palate after some aeration. When we saw the 2018 was available in magnum we quickly jumped at the opportunity...to offer it to our customers? Well yes that too, but we do have to open something on New Years Eve! 70% Pinot Noir, 30% Chardonnay, from a parcel in the Marne, fermented in barrel and aged for a year in barrel with an additional 2+ years sur lattes. You don't have to tell anyone it's a zero/zero (zero filtration and zero added sulfites) wine, just open it and watch the heads turn! Don't be afraid to give it about a half hour to open up.

  • Out of Stock
  • white sparkling
  • 0 in stock
  • no discount
  • $161.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Doyard NV Champagne Premier Cru Brut Cuvée Vendémiaire base 18

Blanc de Blancs of 100% Chardonnay from organically farmed vineyards in Vertus, Le Mesnil, Orger, Avize, and Cramant, the 'Cuvée Vendémiaire' is a must for fans of chiseled, chalky Champagnes from the Côtes des Blancs. With long lees aging (48 months, partially in oak), low sulfur, and bottling under lower pressure, this shows a more vinous side of Blanc de Blancs, while offering tremendous value. 

  • Out of Stock
  • white sparkling
  • 0 in stock
  • no discount
  • $64.99

  • Organic

Michel Gonet NV Extra Brut Vinday BdB Montgueux

ORIGINAL PRICE - $48 -  This is a great value Blanc de Blancs from vineyards in Vindey (limestone and clay, with some sandy plots) and Montgueux (marl chalk with flint). The delicate nature of the Chardonnay from Vindey is complimented by the power and spice of the Montgueux fruit. Extra Brut with 2g dosage, this is balanced and sure to please, especially for Champagne at this price!

  • Out of Stock
  • white sparkling
  • 0 in stock
  • no discount
  • $40.99

  • Organic

Moncuit, Robert NV Champagne Extra Brut Les Grands Blanc

Based in Mesnil-sur-Oger, Robert Moncuit farms parcels in Les Chetillons and Les Vozémeiux among other Grand Cru sites. This is all Chardonnay from Mesnils chalky soils, with fermentation in wood and stainless steel tank, and 80% of the wine aging in old barrels.

  • Out of Stock
  • white sparkling
  • 0 in stock
  • no discount
  • $64.99

  • Organic

Ruppert-Leroy NV Champagne Brut Nature 11, 12, 13...

Emmanuel Leroy and Bénédicte Ruppert are guiding a second generation, field of dreams estate in the southern Champagne village of Essoyes, seven kilometers from the Burgundian border. Ruppert-Leroy is an estate that sold to the local cooperative from the 1980s until 2009, when Emmanuel and Bénédicte first began to make single vineyard, single terroir, single vintage wines, always bottled Brut Nature (no dosage). Many years later, the wines have developed a loyal following of Champagne and natural wine lovers alike. 11, 12, 13.. is an exception to the rule of only single vintage wines, coming from a solera that was started in 2011. 50/50 Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, with wine from all of their beloved sites, Fosse Grely, Martin-Fontaine, and Les Cognaux, in addition to some fruit from an organic vineyard in the Aube.

  • Out of Stock
  • white sparkling
  • 0 in stock
  • no discount
  • $85.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Julia Bernet 2021 Corpinnat "Cuvée U" Brut Nature

Xavi Bernet farms his grandparents' vines and makes an array of delicious, certified organic still wines and sparkling Corpinnat wines in his tiny roadside winery in Penedès, all of which display enormous quality and care. "U" is bone dry, elegant, and refreshing, from 15 to 40-year-old Xarello vines. The wine spends approximately two years on the lees, receiving no dosage and the bare minimum SO2. Bright, mineral, and refreshing! A sleek, mineral stunner with gobs of citrus and chalk, medium bodied with great persistence of mousse and length. Oyster and Caviar PALOOZZA !!!!

  • Out of Stock
  • white sparkling
  • 0 in stock
  • no discount
  • $24.99

  • Organic

Recaredo 2018 "Terrers" Brut Nature Corpinnat Gran Reserva

Certified organic in 2004 and biodynamic in 2010, Recaredo’s unparalleled rigor in the vines and cellar alike result in the most elegant, detailed, and expressive wines. Bone dry and languorous, with bubbles as fine as mineral water and deep, stony minerality to match. Chiseled on the nose and palate, with aromas of lime rind, crunchy green apple, rock salt, and orange blossom. Try this if you love mineral-driven Champagne like Laherte Blanc de Blancs. In 2018, the blend was approximately 50% Xarello, 25% Macabeu, and 25% Perrellada, and disgorgement was after 48 months, a bit shorter than previous releases, giving more freshness and less oxidative notes. Nostalgia for Spanish oysters and delicate young cheeses is activated! 

  • Out of Stock
  • white sparkling
  • 0 in stock
  • no discount
  • $36.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Recaredo 2018 "Subtil" Brut Nature Corpinnat Gran Reserva

Subtil is a single-varietal bottling of Xarel-lo from two plots that were planted in the 1980s. Aging is for over 3 years under cork and disgorgement was in February of 2022. The 2018 was ethereal, exquisite, showcasing how incredible the Recaredo wines can be, and blowing away many Champagnes in this price range. The finish is long and stony, and the 3 years of lees aging provides a lovely mid-palate texture. One of the best Spanish sparkling wines we've tried this year!

  • Out of Stock
  • white sparkling
  • 0 in stock
  • $62.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Il Fortunato 2020 Prosecco (Organic, low SO2)

This is a rare item: Clean, crisp dry Prosecco, made from organic fruit, indigenous yeasts, very low SO2. This is a wine that will please everyone – your inner wine geek, and your (here please fill in the blank for your friend or relative who pays no attention to the details but will guzzle it down and ask for more). An amazing value! Jamie Wolff

  • Out of Stock
  • white sparkling
  • 0 in stock
  • no discount
  • $15.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Straka 2022 Ready Steady Go! Welschriesling Pet Nat

A delightful Pet Nat from southeastern Austria next to the Hungarian border. Made of 100% Welschriesling from younger vines harvested earlier to preserve freshness. Ready Steady Go! is meant to start off your get togethers and dinners with a bang; Party Starter! GH

  • Out of Stock
  • white sparkling
  • 0 in stock
  • $28.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Les Capriades 2022 VdF Méthode Ancestrale Pet'Sec

A delicious, mineral-driven Pet-Nat from Pascal Potaire, "Les Capriades" is all Chardonnay in the '22 vintage. Touraine's limestone soils are on full display in this bottling. Aromas of crushed seashells and lemon zest will have you craving oysters on cue. The body is crackling with vibrant, tart acidity and a crunchy mineral texture that ushers the citrus notes over to a beautiful sweet note that rounds everything into a powerful finish. A wonderful, complex and delicious wine that we highly recommend.

  • Out of Stock
  • white sparkling
  • 0 in stock
  • no discount
  • $32.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Guion NV VdF Methode Traditionnelle Rosé "Bête de Benais"

Stéphane has made his first ever methode traditionnelle sparkling rosé (2021 vintage) from Cabernet Franc vines in a new parcel on clay/limestone soils in Benais. We can't say that it's equal to the Marie-Courtin "Indulgence," but it's a delightful wine! The color is a pretty, very pale pink with subtle aromas of raspberry and earth; the palate is refreshing and dry, but not too dry, with a creamy mousse and classic Cabernet Franc berry fruit and mineral flavors that linger in the finish. $15.99! (The label commemorates (?) a monstrous wolf or wolves who attacked hundreds of people around the village of Benais in Bourgueil in 1693, if we believe the folk-tale. Google "La Bête de Benais" for many accounts in French and English)

  • Out of Stock
  • rosé sparkling
  • 0 in stock
  • no discount
  • $15.99

  • Organic