Champagne

Bourmault, Christian NV Base 14/15 Champagne Brut Lettre à Terre 1er

 A new-ish grower for Chambers Street Wines, Christian Bourmault from Avize works organically with some parcels certified. The Champagne Brut Lettre à Terre is 100% old vine Chardonnay from 2 lieux-dits in Cuis. Fermented in barrel, bottled with 3g/l dosage. The nose offers pretty aromas of white flowers (jonquil and lemon blossom) and chalk. The palate is nervy and stony on the attack with ripe orchard fruit and citrus oil flavors and hint of creaminess before culminating on a driving chiseled finish. This has great flair and brio and should gain in nuance with a time in the cellar, provided one can keep their hands of their stash. Highly recommended.  John McIlwain

  • white sparkling
  • 2 in stock
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  • $44.99

  • Organic
  • white sparkling
  • 1 in stock
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  • $62.99

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  • 2 in stock
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  • $149.99

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

Diebolt Vallois NV Champagne Brut Prestige Blanc de Blancs

From a perpetual cuvée , vinified in barrel. The fruit comes from Cramant, Chouilly, and Mesnil-sur-Orger. Upon first opening, the wine offers aromas of white flowers and lemon verbena, giving way to notes of chalk and sea spray. The palate  is creamy-textured with a fine bead and lemon and golden apple flavors enrobing a mouthwatering, deeply chalky core. This is a shimmering, age-worthy blanc de blancs , that pairs incisive minerality with elegant ripe white fruit, and nuance from the perpetual cuvée of vins clairs. Beautifully rendered and a joy to drink. Highly recommended! John McIlwain

  • white sparkling
  • 8 in stock
  • $59.99

  • Organic

Feneuil, Emilien 2018 Coteaux Champenois Chamery Rouge Drey Moutier 1.5L

Whereas the Les Goulats is a more powerful and structured Coteaux, Les Drey Le Moutier is more overtly chalky and high-toned. The robe is an intense ruby. The nose (worth the price of admission) is spicy and red-fruited with notes of rose petal and cherry stone and though structured, the palate is a bit more juicy on the palate. Both of Coteaux Rouges are poised and elegant, though this is more silk to Goulats' (very pretty) velvet. John McIlwain

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  • 1 in stock
  • $359.99

  • Organic
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Feneuil, Emilien 2018 Coteaux Champenois Chamery Rouge Les Goulats 1.5L

100% organically-farmed Pinot Noir. Les Goulats is a single parcel located in Chamery. The northeast-facing slope is comprised of sandy clays over limestone. For the Coteaux Rouge, the grapes are destemmed. The 2018  Coteaux Champenois Rouge Les Goulats is a most expressive Coteaux. Black-fruited, ripe, and a bit bosky on the nose. The palate shows black cherry and black berry seed fruit on a broad and structured palate. Impressive length and fine-grained tannins beneath fruit bode for excellent ageability. John McIlwain

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  • 1 in stock
  • $359.99

  • Organic
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  • 2 in stock
  • $184.99

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Horiot 2017 Rosé des Riceys En Barmont (Still)

Bruised strawberry, red flowers on the nose. Dusty sweet flower petals. Tangy, sour apple, apple peel, tangerine peel. Long chalky finish.

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  • 1 in stock
  • $59.99

  • Organic
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Huré Frères 2014 Champagne Extra Brut Instantée Blanc de Noirs

The "Instantanée" cuvée is considered a vintage snapshot by the Huré brothers. The 2014 vintage is comprised of Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier aged sur latte for 6 years and bottled with 3 g/l dosage. The wine boasts a pale gold/yellow robe with a fine bead and frothy mousse. Toast, orange oil, spice and clay aromas dance on the on the nose. The min-weight palate shows fine ripeness countered by mouthwatering acidity on the attack. Briny, spicy pinot character with a core of firm soil notes feature on the mid-palate with real persistence and expansive depth on the lipsmacking finish with excellent after-aromas. This is a bracing blanc de noirs and shows admirably at the table now, but should truly shine with some time in the bottle to allow the elements knit. Champagne Huré Frères has been on a roll for a number of years and the wines seem to improve with every vintage. John McIlwain

  • white sparkling
  • 1 in stock
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  • $67.99

  • Organic
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  • 2 in stock
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  • $49.99

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! 

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  • $52.99

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Laherte Frères NV Champagne Brut Ultradition

60% Pinot Meunier, 30% Chardonnay that doesn't go through malolactic fermentation, along with 10% Pinot Noir. There is a delicate red fruit quality — pale plums — but otherwise the high-toned Chardonnay comes through with a delightful lemon tone. Earthy salinity and minerals lead to a dry, mouth-watering finish. A large percentage of Meunier gives this Champagne a broad, rich, earthy character that matches very well with Beau Soleil oysters and Caviar. MSB

  • white sparkling
  • 18 in stock
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  • $45.99

  • Organic

Minière F & R 17 Base Champagne Influence Cuvée Brut

Located in Hemonville northwest of Reims just past Merfy, Champagne Minière F & R (Frederique and Rudolphe) fashion organic, barrel-aged Champagnes from 2 Ha of their 8 Ha holdings. The 2017 base Influence is comprised of 41% Pinot Noir, 36% Pinot Meunier, and 23% Chardonnay.The robe is a pale golden yellow with a soft mousse and ultrafine bead. The nose is a lovely mélange of golden apple, orange blossom and biscuity aromas. The palate is ripe and even a bit creamy, with a fine bead of chalky minerality driving on to the expansive and delicious finish. This has wonderful length and a sophisticated texture. This will delight fans of classically styled Champagnes and pair beautifully with richer dishes. John McIlwain

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  • Organic
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  • 11 in stock
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  • $72.99

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Rene Geoffroy 2014 Champagne Brut 'Empriente'

100% Pinot Noir from Cumières in the Grande Vallée. Fermented and aged in a combination of tank and barrel.

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  • 3 in stock
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  • $64.99

  • Organic

Saint Chamant 2010 Grand Cru Brut Integral Blanc de Blancs

Christian Coquillette of Saint-Charmant is a firm believer in extended lees aging, and he disgorges only once the wines have been ordered. All Saint Chamant Champagnes are of a distinctive style and sophisticated quality, reflecting well the elegance and refinement of their maker. They display a heady, old-time richness and vinosity with extremely fine bubbles.

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  • 3 in stock
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  • $72.99

Suenen 2018 Base Champagne GC C + C Blanc de Blancs Extra-Brut

 Aurelien Suenen's wines  display his desire to release Champagnes that articulate a sense of place. He notes that in Cramant there is different terroir expression in the wines from the high vineyards and the lower lying vineyards, with the vines planted in the latter proving to be more distinctly chalky. C + C, a blend of wines from Chouilly and Cramant tends to be richer and more briny than the Oiry bottling. Pale yellow robe with fine bead and soft mousse. Nose offers pretty aromas of golden apple skin, orange oil (that’s the Cramant talking) and apple blossom. The palate is concentrated with flavors of stone fruit, preserved lemon, and toast. In the mouth this is broad and expansive, but not lacking for energy or flair on the incisively chalky finish. This could use a bit of time to knit, but it’s certainly delicious now. John McIlwain

  • white sparkling
  • 8 in stock
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  • $94.99

  • Organic
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Suenen 2018 Base Champagne Oiry GC Blanc de Blancs Extra-Brut

Wines from the village of Oiry are typically sold under the Cramant designation (we haven't been able to find another Champagne with this single village designation, as yet), so this is a fine opportunity to taste Oiry's distinctive, chalky terroir. Aurelien's parcels contain some very old Chardonnay vines which make for some pungently mineral, stony wines. The vins clairs are fermented partially in barrel, spend nine months on the lees. The 2018 was disgorged in June of 2021 and bottled with 3 g/l dosage.

  • white sparkling
  • 9 in stock
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  • $72.99

  • Organic
  • white sparkling
  • 2 in stock
  • no discount
  • $189.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white sparkling
  • 1 in stock
  • no discount
  • $79.99