Champagne

Beaufort, André 2018 Champagne Ambonnay Brut GC (D 11/23)

The Beaufort 2018 Ambonnay Brut was disgorged in November 2023. We'll taste it with Réol Beaufort in April...

  • white sparkling
  • 12 in stock
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  • $89.99

Beaufort, André 2019 Coteaux Champenois Polisy Rouge

(Arrives 12/11) The 2019 Beaufort Polisy Rouge Coteaux Champenois (stilll wine) is 100% Pinot Noir grown on the Kimmeridgian limestone of Polisy. 2019 is a vintage of beautiful ripeness, but showing only 11% alcohol thanks to the climat in Polisy and the Beaufort's superb organic farming. This is remarkable from the first sniff, with delicate red fruit mixed with an intense herbal component. Don't be scared, there is nothing green or stemmy here - it's minty and spicy and deeply delicious. As it sits in the glass the wine opens up and becomes fuller and earthier. It's fresh on the palate, almost salty, with a fine fragile mouthfeel and beautiful length. Wonderful wine. I suspect this will take on weight with time in the bottle too.    Sam Ehrlich

  • red
  • 1 in stock
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  • $79.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Beaufort, André NV (2018) Champagne Polisy Rosé Brut (D 01/24)

The André Beaufort NV Polisy Rosé Brut is from the 2018 vintage and was disgorged in January 2024. It's a deep crimson rosé and shows redcurrant, raspberry and cherry fruit on the nose, with a nice herbal lift. The palate has more wild red berries with lovely texture and crisp acidity that's in perfect balance, with hints of herbs and some earthiness that lingers. This opens up nicely with aeration - just delicious as an aperitif or serve with charcuterie, salmon, tuna or sushi.

  • rosé sparkling
  • 1 in stock
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  • $66.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

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
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  • $55.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Beaufort, André NV (b2019) Champagne Ambonnay Brut Res (D 10/22)

50 years of organic farming in Ambonnay!. Disgorged in Oct 2022. Right off the bat, the Ambonnay presents a completely different, more masculine profile from the Polisys. Still more mineral than fruit forward on the nose, the palate skews more ripe berries with vibrant acidity and a juicy finish. Pair with some duck a l'orange!

  • white sparkling
  • 12 in stock
  • no discount
  • $77.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Champagne Ponson NV Premier Cru Brut

Maxime Ponson, of Champagne Ponson, is a strong proponent of organic viticulture in Champagne, making delightful wines in area around Montagne de Reims. The straightforward and remarkably well-valued "Premier Cru" is a blend of Pinot Meunier, Chardonnay, and Pinot Noir that delivers just enough mid-palate weight and texture while delivering balance and freshness overall. Native yeast fermentation as always. Did we mention it's an incredible deal for real farmer fizz under $50??

  • white sparkling
  • 21 in stock
  • no discount
  • $42.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

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
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  • $49.99

  • Organic

Chartogne-Taillet NV (base 20) Champagne Brut Le Rosé

Despite being a blend of several different parcels, a substantial portion of the grapes for this 60% Chardonnay- 40% Pinot Noir blend come from the 1.3 acre vineyard of Les Orizeaux in Merfy. Detailed soil analyses of this parcel and of all of Alexandre’s vineyards are beautifully rendered on his website, an informative rarity within Champagne.

Golden peach hues brighten to coppery edged flames for this noticeably dry and structured rosé. The nose hints at tamarillo, red currants, cinnamon sticks, pumpkin spice, and hickory powder. A broad and powerful palate offers yellow plum, rhubarb with a sour cherry finish. This will liven up an array of fatty dishes, but will pair perfectly with a chicken liver pâté. David Salinas

  • white sparkling
  • 8 in stock
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  • $84.99

Horiot, Olivier 2016 Champagne 'Sève' Rosé de Saignée En Barmont

Unencumbered by the history and tradition of the Marne, Olivier Horiot has set out to make simple, intimate, and vinous Champagne that showcase the terroir of Les Riceys. The Sève is a Rosé de Saignée, from the warm, single vineyard site of En Barmont, where Pinot Noir can reach a robust ripeness that is balanced by firmly controlled yields.  Four days of semi-carbonic maceration add both complexity and lightness to this joyful Champagne.

  • rosé sparkling
  • 5 in stock
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  • $76.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white sparkling
  • 1 in stock
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  • $139.99

Laherte Frères NV Champagne Chavot Extra Brut Rosé de Meunier

Aurélien Laherte decided to retool his previous Brut Rosé Ultradition Champagne and focus on one exclusively made from Pinot Meunier. This Champagne combines 60% immediately pressed Meunier blended with 30% macerated Meunier and 10% still red Meunier (most rosé Champagnes only opt for one of these methods of production).  This wine has a deep salmon robe with delicate flavors of wild cherry, salty plum, dried tarragon, and a sharp streak of chalky minerality. A Champagne with both finesse and structure, you can serve this as an aperitif or pair this with lighter meats or a rare filet mignon! 

  • rosé sparkling
  • 3 in stock
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  • $59.99

  • Organic
  • white sparkling
  • 5 in stock
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  • $94.99

Laval, Georges 2018 Champagne Cumières 1er Cru Bl de Noirs 'Les Hautes Chevres'

ORIGINAL PRICE - $300 -  Vincent Laval's Les Hauts Chèvres Blanc de Noirs bottling comes from a parcel on the western portion of the slope of Cumières. Formerly comprised of Pinot Noir from very old vines (which have since been replanted), the wine is now made from venerable Pinot Meunier vines planted between 1931 and 1947 in the same lieu-dit. One could call this a "serious" Pinot Meunier, without the sometimes unbridled character the variety sometimes displays, due to the old vines and longtime organic farming of the dedicated Laval family, but that would understate the sheer deliciousness of the wine, which should only grow as the structural and fruit elements knit. -JCM

  • white sparkling
  • 1 in stock
  • no discount
  • $299.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Laval, Georges 2019 Champagne Cumières Premier Cru Blanc de Blancs "Les Chênes"

ORIGINAL PRICE - $300 -  If ever there were an argument that portions of Cumières merit Grand Cru status, Laval's Les Chênes makes a convincing case. The amphitheater-shaped vineyard is something of a sun trap and produces Champagnes of power and precision in Vincent's able hands. Made up of 100% organically-farmed Chardonnay from the eponymous lieu-dit on the eastern side of the village (near the bottom of the slope down by the river), where the soils are chalky rather than the clays of other portions of the village. This is a particularly powerful blanc de blancs. Don't hesitate to age for 10 or more years, as tastings with Vincent have shown that Les Chênes is a particularly long-lived wine and a magnificent expression of singular terroir.  -JCM

  • white sparkling
  • 4 in stock
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  • $289.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white sparkling
  • 1 in stock
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  • $329.99

Mouzon Leroux NV (Solera) Verzy Grand Cru L'Ascendant Solera

A perpetual cuvée comprised of 60% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay from Verzy, farmed organically (certified), and fermented in used barrel. Aged 40 months sur latte.

  • white sparkling
  • 6 in stock
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  • $89.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • rosé sparkling
  • 7 in stock
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  • $69.99

  • white sparkling
  • 1 in stock
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  • $374.99

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  • 2 in stock
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  • $399.99

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  • 1 in stock
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  • $47.99

  • white sparkling
  • 5 in stock
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  • $59.99