Champagne

Barbichon NV (base 18) Champagne Brut Blanc de Noirs

From year to year there seem to be few greater values in Champagne than those of biodynamic grower Thomas Barbichon in Gyé-sur-Seine in the Aube. From his 9 HA domaine he produces wines of purity, elegance, and precision. The farming is Demeter certified. The robe has a faint peach hue. The nose is attractively floral and red-fruited with aromas of wild strawberry, sour cherry, and crushed herbs.The palate is bright and vibrant with flavors of orange oil, a fine line of minerality, with a soft mousse and fine bead.The finish is expansive and tangy with a hint of biscuit on the back end. Lovely Champagne and an excellent value. 

  • white sparkling
  • 31 in stock
  • no discount
  • $54.99

Beaufort, André 2019 Coteaux Champenois Polisy Rouge

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
  • 6 in stock
  • no discount
  • $63.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white sparkling
  • 1 in stock
  • $274.99

  • white sparkling
  • 1 in stock
  • no discount
  • $419.99

  • white sparkling
  • 5 in stock
  • no discount
  • $89.99

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

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $359.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Laherte Frères NV Blanc de Blancs Brut Nature

A staff favorite, this is the go-to Blanc de Blancs for a lean and food friendly Champagne. The nose is understated with notes of Meyer lemon, sage, and orange blossom. The palate offers a rush of freshness that carries aromas of white peaches, apricots through to a McIntosh apple finish.

  • white sparkling
  • 32 in stock
  • $54.99

  • Organic
  • white sparkling
  • 3 in stock
  • no discount
  • $89.99

  • white sparkling
  • 6 in stock
  • no discount
  • $184.99

Larmandier-Bernier 2014 Champagne Grand Cru Extra Brut Les Chemins D'Avize

100% percent biodynamically farmed Chardonnay from the Chemin de Plivot and Chemin de Flavigny parcels in Avize.  Pressed in a 2000kg press, fermented in neutral barrel and bottled with 2g/l dosage.

  • white sparkling
  • 1 in stock
  • no discount
  • $184.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Ponson NV (2017) Champagne Extra Brut La Petite Montagne 1er cru

A base vintage of 2017 here. There is still the red fruit that marks the Coulommes, but it's more focused and concentrated, leaning towards kirsch notes and there is plenty savory complexity, with fennel-y accents. The texture and bubbles feel finer. This is extremely elegant for the price.

  • white sparkling
  • 26 in stock
  • no discount
  • $47.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Tarlant 2004 Champagne Vigne d'Antan Non-Greffée

From 80 year-old ungrafted Chardonnay vines--one of the only ungrafted vineyards in Champagne. Vinified in used barrique, no malo, very low sulfur, bottled without dosage. The current disgorgement spent almost 16 years on the lees. From the sandy soils of Les Sables in Oeuilly, the 2004 Vigne d'Antan has a pale yellow gold robe with an ultrafine bead. The nose offers an array of stone fruit and citrus blossom aromas with fine notes of brioche and sea spray. The palate is ripe on the attack with a muscular mineral character and fine cut and a core of stony intensity that culminates on a bracing, mouthwatering finish. The balance of energy  and earthy depth to this Champagne is compelling and beckons sip after sip. Highly recommended. John McIlwain

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

  • Organic

Tarlant 2004 Champagne Brut Nature Cuvée Louis Tarlant

Created by the Tarlants' parents back in 1982, the prestige cuvée Louis is named for Benoît’s and Melanie’s great-great-great grandfather. Louis was the first to bottle Tarlant estate wine (in 1928) and the one who planted this 0.9 hectare of selection massale Pinot Noir and Chardonnay (in 1946-48).  "A blend of equal parts Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, the 2004 Cuvee Louis Tarlant is fabulous. Hints of orange peel, tangerine oil, mint, cinnamon, chamomile and dried flowers all grace the 2004. There is a gorgeous sense of transparency to the 2004, a Champagne that is at once vibrant, but also mellowed by the passage of time" Vinous

  • white sparkling
  • 1 in stock
  • no discount
  • $159.99

  • Organic

Tarlant NV Champagne Brut Rosé Zero (base 2015)

"The current release of the Tarlant family’s Brut Nature “Zero” Rosé was aged just under five and a half years sur latte and disgorged in September of 2021. The cépages this year is fifty percent chardonnay, forty-four percent pinot noir and six percent pinot meunier. The wine is a beautiful salmon color and offers up a deep, complex and expressive bouquet of rhubarb, blood orange, rye bread, a lovely base of soil tones, dried rose petals and a touch of brown spice in the upper register. On the palate the wine is bright, full bodied, focused and complex, with lovely depth at the core, superb mineral drive, elegant mousse, nicely mellowing acids and a long, classy and impeccably balanced finish. I so admire the Tarlant family’s commitment to aging their non-dosé bottlings for long enough prior to release to allow the acids to mellow out and the wine to start to drink with generosity. Fine, fine juice." John Gilman, View from the Cellar

  • rosé sparkling
  • 13 in stock
  • no discount
  • $73.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Tarlant NV(b14) Champagne Brut Zero

"The new release of Benoît and Mélanie Tarlant’s “Zero” Brut Nature is from the base year of 2014 and was aged fully six years sur latte prior to its disgorgement in February of 2021. The wine is roughly equal amounts of chardonnay, pinot noir and pinot meunier, with four percent of the blend comprised of more exotic grapes such as arbanne, petit meslier and pinot blanc. The wine contains a significant percentage of reserve wines in the cuvée as well. It offers up a lovely bouquet of apple, fresh-baked bread, chalky soil tones, dried flowers, a touch of hazelnut and plenty of upper register smokiness. On the palate the wine is bright, full-bodied, focused and complex, with lovely mineral drive, a fine core, elegant mousse and a long, well balanced and bone dry finish. By giving the wine a long elevage on its fine lees, the acids here have mellowed out nicely and the wine is drinking very nicely, despite its lack of dosage. Fine juice." John Gilman, View from the Cellar

  • white sparkling
  • 12 in stock
  • no discount
  • $59.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white sparkling
  • 3 in stock
  • no discount
  • $61.99