Alsace

  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $13.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $38.99

  • white
  • 11 in stock
  • $26.99

Geschickt 2014 Vin d'Alsace Grand Cru Kaefferkopf

When I was in Alsace, I visited our friend Christian Binner, and he told me about a long tradition in Alsace of making wines from a particular site, that were not varietal, but instead blends, meant to highlight the unique terroir of each vineyard - and in particular the Grand Crus.  Christian once asked his father about an old bottle in the family cellar that simply said "Ammerschwihr" and his father responded "oh your grandfather used to do that... don't worry about it." Along with a handful of other winemakers in Alsace, including Geschickt, there has been a newfound interest in this Alsatian tradition, and I'm personally very fascinated with it. The Grand Cru Kaefferkopf is 60% Gewurtztraminer, 30% Riesling, and 10% Pinot Gris. It's beautifully balanced, dry, and earthy. Kaefferkopf is technically a slope of clay and limestone, but there is a unique granite fault running through the vineyard, which I think dons a particular stony minerality to the wine. I find this is a nice opportunity to reflect on the way terroir affects the mineral character of a wine, and I'm glad there are more of these wines being produced again.  Open ahead of time, or decant!  Eben Lillie

  • white
  • 10 in stock
  • $34.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Geschickt 2015 Vin d'Alsace Riesling

This is a complex dry Riesling, and truly a fantastic wine for the money. There are layers of tropical fruit (guava, mango) on the nose, spice, floral notes, and a bit of fleshiness on the palate. A touch opaque in the glass, with great texture in mouth and a ethereal finish. I recently shared this with a number of different people, including some "untrained" wine drinkers, and it was a unanimous hit. It's a very special wine posing as a"basic" Riesling.   Eben Lillie

  • white
  • 16 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Geschickt NV Cremant d'Alsace Double Zero (no dosage/no adde

Double zero stands for zero dosage and zero sulfites added. This Cremant d'Alsace is a blend of Riesling and Pinot Blanc, and is typically aged 3 years sur latte before disgorgement. It's dry and refreshing, and has a remarkable rejuvenating effect. Subtle on the nose, but very complex on the palate, with a long, mineral finish.  -Eben Lillie

  • white sparkling
  • 36 in stock
  • no discount
  • $24.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Geschickt NV Vin d'Alsace Obi Wine Pet Nat (Pinot Auxerr

There are a slew of delicious Pet-Nats emerging from Alsace, as younger generations experiment with the newly popular "methode ancestrale." The Geschickt version is 100% Pinot Auxerrois, and will be an instant hit with fans of saisons and farmhouse ales, and an eyebrow raiser for wine aficionados. It's totally dry, and a bit opaque, but clean and direct. There's a hint of pineapple on the palette, and perfect acidity carrying the fine bubbles. The mouthfeel is soft and gentle and finish is subtle. Just an all around fun wine and the new kid on the block for all you thirsty pet-nat drinkers.   **fun note: there is apparently also a pet nat made by Jean Ginglinger called the "Dark Nat" that is part of a funny joke between Geschickt and Ginglinger - to me it was a look into how awesome the winemaker community is in Alsace. **  Eben Lillie

  • white sparkling
  • 9 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur
  • white sweet
  • 3 in stock
  • $59.99

  • white
  • 7 in stock
  • $24.99

  • white
  • 13 in stock
  • $19.99

  • white off-dry
  • 3 in stock
  • $19.99

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  • 7 in stock
  • $19.99

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  • 12 in stock
  • $21.99

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  • 10 in stock
  • $59.99

Beaujolais

Coudert (Clos de la Roilette) 2016 Fleurie Clos de la Roilette

Alain Coudert, who took over from his father in the late 80s, produces some of the finest wines in Fleurie. Originally classified as Moulin-a-Vent, the Clos de la Roilette vines produce a somewhat more structured wine with more black fruit aromas than a "normal" Fleurie.  The 2015s here, as in much of Beaujolais were high in alcohol and extremely ripe, a bit awkward in their youth and needing a few years to calm down. The 2016 Clos de la Roilette has returned to form showing a bright red/garnet color and aromas of crushed raspberry, violette and brown spice with hints of blackberry, citrus and earth. The palate retains the floral character with creamy raspberry fruit and hints of spice, leather and greens, with nice sappy length.  Delicious now and quite easy to drink, although it will benefit from decanting. Serve with charcuterie,  roast chicken, pork dishes and mild cheeses.  As always the Coudert Clos de la Roilette will benefit from 3 to 5 years or more  in the bottle as well.

  • red
  • 13 in stock
  • $22.99

Descombes, Georges 2014 Morgon Vieilles Vignes

This is an extremely pretty Morgon, showing subtle high-toned black raspberry and tart cherry aromas with plum, violet, citrus and brown spice, really lovely. The black and red fruits continue on the palate with complex notes of blood orange, earth, mint and spice. The wine is dense and structured but bright and balanced, finishing with refreshing acidity and mineral flavors. Delicious now, this should be superb in three to five years, and should drink well till 2027. DL

  • red
  • 23 in stock
  • $32.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $30.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Descombes, Georges 2015 Morgon

Georges Descombes, one of the finest producers in Beaujolais, captured the lush fruit of the 2015 vintage with moderate alcohol (13%), lovely aromas and silky, supple fruit on the palate. Blackberry, red currant and violet aromas with hints of meat and chocolate; the palate is quite ripe and pretty with nice balancing acidity and freshness - we miss the more delicate, complex fruit of the 2014, but this is a delicious Morgon in a riper style that will drink beautifully over the next five years. Serve with charcuterie, grilled pork and roast chicken, slightly chilled. DL

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $22.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Ducroux, Christian 2016 Vin de France Exspectatia

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. The 2016 Exspectatio (formerly Regnié) has delightful melange of red currant, cranberry, raspberry and blood orange aromas that darken to plum and blackberry on the palate with earth and saline notes in the finish. It's light and refreshing, an "alive" wine from living soil — a delightful reminder of what Beaujolais tasted like in 1950. Bravo to Christian Ducroux for his beautiful farming and for this complex, expressive natural wine! This is a living, changeable and profound wine of terroir that expresses the incredible farming and winemaking of Christian Ducroux - certainly one of the finest natural wines of France.(Decanting advised, no added sulfur - consume on the day opened.)

  • red
  • 35 in stock
  • $15.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur
  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $30.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Guillot, Julien (Vignes du Maynes) 2015 Beaujolais Les Pierres Bleues

Julien Guillot's 2015 "Les Pierres Bleues" is a gorgeous Beaujolais combining elegance and structure with beautiful fruit, for current drinking and medium-term cellaring. The vines are  more than 100 years old, located in the commune of Bully  on an ancient volcanic rift. The subsoil is limestone with sandy clay and dark blue metamorphic rocks, giving a strong salinity to the wine. The vineyard is in organic/biodynamic farming and the wine is produced in the Vignes du Maynes carbonic method with  zero sulfur added. Deep red/black color: slight reduction then bright blackberry fruit, violet, graphite, earth, licorice and citrus. The palate shows lush blackberry and raspberry fruit, creamy and sapid but backed with firm acidity, with violet, earth and citrus notes that continue in the long supple finish. Really delicious and nicely balanced for a 2015 at 12.5 % alcohol - drink now or cellar for 5 to 8 years for a mature experience.   David Lillie

  • red
  • 13 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Guillot, Julien (Vignes du Maynes) 2015 Chénas Ultimatum Climat

Julien Guillot makes this Chenas from purchased, organically grown grapes, with a label (which we wish he would change) designed for the Copenhagen climat conference in 2009. Unfiltered, no added sulfite. The 2015 version of the Chenas "Ultimatum Climat" is a deep and profound Beaujolais that is delicious now but should improve over the next five to eight years. The wine shows aromas of  blackberry and red currant liqueur with violet, cocoa and earth lifted by bright acidity. The palate is rich and textured with berry liqueur, earth and citrus, very supple and sappy. The finish is long with earthy black fruits, stone and citrus with firm acidity. This will be perfect with grilled foods this summer, or cellar for 3 to five years and drink until 2025.

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur
  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • no discount
  • $31.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $29.99

Lapierre 2015 Morgon

Matthieu and Camille Lapierre continue the beautiful work of their father, producing an elegant Morgon in the difficult, very ripe 2015 vintage. The wine shows lovely deep aromas of blackberry liqueur and earth lifted by hints of citrus, violet and mint. The palate is ripe and supple with plum, blackberry, earth, spice  and citrus. The finish is ripe, soft and lovely. We would recommend drinking this juicy Morgon, served quite cool, over the next five years, but longer term aging might be possible as well.

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $34.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 14 in stock
  • $20.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $15.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $33.99

  • red
  • 15 in stock
  • $14.99

  • red
  • 10 in stock
  • $18.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $39.99

  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • $49.99

Pignard 2011 Beaujolais-Villages

From 40 to 60 year-old vines in high-elevation parcels above Morgon, not far from Christian Ducroux, certified biodynamic. This is a really lovely wine with delicate raspberry/strawberry aromas that carry through on the pure, light palate. Beautifully balanced with lingering fruit and distinctive mineral acidity in the finish, quite delicious! DL

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $16.99

Pignard 2014 Morgon

2014 proved to be an excellent vintage for many growers in Beaujolais, and we are thrilled to announce the arrival of Joelle and Roland Pignard’s wines! The vines for this cuvée are 60 years old, planted at high altitude on steep hillsides in sandy clay soils over granite in the lieu-dit "les Charmes," just northwest of their home in Villié-Morgon. The nose offers plummy, dusty fruit, with hints of cranberry, raspberry seed, and savory herbs. Over time it plumps up a bit showing lovely wild strawberry and morello cherry aromas along with a hint of graphite and a gamey quality. High-toned red berry fruit comes forward on the palate along with damp earth and red cherries backed by silky tannins and a crunchy minerality. Very pretty served quite cool now, but there is no doubt that this would age well over the next few years. Tim Gagnon (Tasted again in November, 2016, the wine shows deeper, sappy cherry fruit that coats the palate, and is much more supple and forward. Really a lovely Morgon that's beginning to open up - delicious right now, this will soften and develop over the next five to eight years.)

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $18.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Pignard 2014 Morgon Cuvee Tradition

While the “regular” Morgon is aged entirely in concrete vats before release, Tradition has an extended elévage in neutral barriques before release (think Griffe du Marquis from Alain Coudert). This serves to add depth to the wine, while also softening and rounding it, making for a very unique expression of the Pignards’ terroir. Exuberant on the nose with bright red and black cherry fruit, red licorice, brown spice, and strawberry compote rising from the glass. The palate is broad and supple with bright red fruit flavors along with a hint of fresh cream, tangerine peel, ample minerality, and fine-grained tannins. This wine is definitely structured to age, probably best in 5-10 years, but is lovely now in its energetic youth paired with steaks, game birds, or pork. Tim Gagnon

  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Pignard 2015 Beaujolais-Villages

The Pignards work 4.5 hectares in and around Morgon and Regnié. Biodynamic farming, natural fermentations and minimal SO2. We've walked through their vineyards, which are absolutely beautiful — "wine is made in the vineyard" say the Pignards and it shows in the gorgeous fruit and mineral character in their wines. The 2015 Beaujolais-Villages is from 40 to 60 year-old vines on decomposed granite soils in high-elevation parcels above Morgon. The wine shows very bright aromas of  strawberry and cherry fruit with violet and citrus, quite pure and lovely. The palate is beautifully balanced for a 2015, at 13 % alcohol, with pretty berry fruits backed by saline minerals and firm acidity. This is "gouleyant" - simply delicious and easy-drinking! Serve quite cool with just about anything, and leave a few in the cellar, as this wine has the structure to age for a few years as well.

  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $15.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Pignard 2015 Régnié

Roland and Joëlle Pignard make a small quantity of Regnié from fifty year-old vines in  a vineyard with clay and stones over granite, always giving a dense and mineral wine. The Pignards made a superb Regnié in 2015, very well balanced, even with the higher ripeness in this sunny vintage. The wine shows deep blackberry, red currant and plum aromas with hints of earth, graphite, violets and citrus peel. There is a lovely melange of black and red fruits on the palate backed by firm acidity and saline mineral flavors, quite full and ripe but nicely balanced at 13 % alcohol. This is a great glass of Beaujolais in the richer style of 2015 - delicious now but should develop nicely over the next five to eight years. And it's a fabulous value at $18.99! DL

  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $18.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Terres Dorees (Jean-Paul Brun) 2016 Beaujolais Rosé d'Folie

Jean-Paul Brun releases small quantities of this Beaujolais rosé each year, and it's always a treat. Strawberries, bright red fruit, and a tangy side that contributes to its joyful drinkability. The finish is mineral and crisp, with a very subtle tartness that keeps the impression of a flavorful but overall dry rosé. Eben Lillie

  • rosé
  • 14 in stock
  • $14.99

  • Organic
  • red
  • 15 in stock
  • $31.99

Bordeaux Red

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $74.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $69.99

Bellegrave 2010 Pomerol

This is an oustanding Pomerol from Chateau Bellegrave, which was in conversion to organic certification in 2010. While it shows the depth and structure of this excellent vintage in Bordeaux, the wine is surprisingly supple and forward making it a delicious wine for current drinking. The aromas are ripe and rich with black fruits, cassis and blackberry with sous-bois, cocoa, spice and floral notes. The palate is firm but round, deep and elegant with complex fruit flavors backed by earth and mineral notes with good freshness and silky tannins. Decant this lovely wine  a few hours in advance if possible or cellar for five to fifteen years

  • red
  • 14 in stock
  • $54.99

  • Organic
  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $119.99

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $99.99

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $99.99

Cartier 2014 Saint-Emilion

Château Cartier, the second label of Chateau Fonroque, has been certified organic since 2006 and biodynamic since 2008. The grapes are harvested by hand and macerated slowly. After fermentation with indigenous yeasts, the wine is aged in oak (30% new) for 16 months. On the palate, this 100% Merlot wine displays a rich bouquet of dark and red plums, cassis, ripe red currant with violet and chocolate notes. With high mineral notes on the nose and palate, the wine has some blood and iron overtones. The body is full with smooth tannins. This is a luscious wine that will pair fantastically with grilled meats or barbecued chicken.  Caroline Coursant

  • red
  • 14 in stock
  • $26.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • red
  • 17 in stock
  • $26.99

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $79.99

Chateau Massereau 2010 Graves

Château Massereau, an estate located in Barsac, has been farming organically since its acquisition by the Chaigneau family in 2000. The estate is  fully committed to natural winemaking and it shows in the quality of the wine. The grapes are hand-harvested, fermented in concrete vats and then aged in neutral barrique for 18 months with minimal addition of sulphur at bottling. Made from Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Petit Verdot, planted in alluvial soils, the wine displays a bouquet of dark berries and plums with dried green herbs, menthol notes and a hint of violet, tobacco leaf and cedar notes. This elegant wine has a beautiful structure with firm acidity and smooth tannins. A great wine at a beautiful price, this wine will pair fantastically with racks of lamb, kebabs, steaks or pork chops.  Caroline Coursant 

  • red
  • 11 in stock
  • $39.99

  • Organic
  • red
  • 15 in stock
  • $26.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $119.99

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $134.99

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $134.99

Clos du Jaugueyron (Théron) 2011 Margaux

This is the most important wine in Michel’s line-up, as it is what Margaux was once known for and what it can be again if winemakers revert to the old-school traditions. It is sourced from older vines (some over 100 years old!) and is rife with aromas of purple flowers, blackberry, espresso, and cocoa. The palate is big-boned, yet has very pretty fruit and spice coming through before a long, high-toned finish. In terms of aging, this wine seems indestructible, but holds true that the wines from Clos du Jaugueyron are more than enjoyable at every stage of their life. It is serious and contemplative with unparalleled beauty.  Give this a decant before dinner, and you’ll be thrilled. Tim Gagnon Black fruits, cassis, ash, dried thyme, graphite on the nose. Blackberry and plum flavors with hints of mint on the palate. Fine-grained, but present tannins. Good underlying structure and sense of freshness. Mid-weight, supple, and lively on a long persistent finish.  Decant 1-2 hrs ahead or hold 5-8 years and drink from there. This is lovely old school Bordeaux. (Tasted August 2017.) John McIlwain

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $74.99

  • Biodynamic
  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $79.99

  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $134.99

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $139.99

  • red
  • 11 in stock
  • $16.99

Cru Godard 2012 Francs - Côtes de Bordeaux

This certified organic wine is a blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Malbec. The wine offers a bouquet of ripe berries, plums and cherries with some light savory herbs and spices notes. This wine has a good acidity and minerality (thanks to the vineyard's limestone soil) giving a pleasant freshness and brightness to the wine. I very much enjoyed this wine and would pair it with various dishes from grilled pork chops to the classic hamburger. Caroline Coursant 

  • red
  • 51 in stock
  • $15.99

  • Organic
  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $64.99

  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $159.99

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  • 1 in stock
  • $44.99

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  • 8 in stock
  • $119.99

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  • 3 in stock
  • $134.99

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  • 6 in stock
  • $74.99

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  • 5 in stock
  • $99.99

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  • 2 in stock
  • $319.99

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  • 2 in stock
  • $69.99

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  • 1 in stock
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  • 12 in stock
  • $79.99

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  • 1 in stock
  • $59.99

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  • 6 in stock
  • $99.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $25.99

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $79.99

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $139.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $99.99

Peybonhomme 2015 Premières Côte de Blaye Cru Bourgeois

Biodynamic farming, native yeasts, wild fermentations, good value –all phrases not typically associated with Bordeaux. Yet, each year the Hubert family provides us with just that in their staple cuvee from the Côte de Blaye. The Cru Bourgeois is a blend of mostly Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and a bit of Malbec. Generously aromatic  owing to the rich clay soils in which it is grown, the 2015 offers crushed violets, cassis, and rhubarb on the nose. The palate shows the warm vintage with finesse. Cascades of ripe red fruit, blackcurrant, and spice, with supple tannins and an undercurrent of chalky minerality. This is a great addition to the dinner table alongside grilled meat or sipped on its own. Amanda Bowman

  • red
  • 46 in stock
  • $13.49

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $59.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $124.99

Bordeaux Sweet

  • white sweet
  • 1 in stock
  • $99.99

  • white sweet
  • 1 in stock
  • $59.99

  • white sweet
  • 1 in stock
  • $179.99

  • white sweet
  • 36 in stock
  • $49.99

  • white sweet
  • 1 in stock
  • $574.99

  • white sweet
  • 11 in stock
  • $299.99

Yquem 1981 Sauternes .375 ml

(From half-bottle.) Though not considered a legendary vintage for Yquem, the 1981 has plenty of verve and class to recommend it. The nose shows apricot, orange marmalade, honey and brunt sugar and notes of vanilla. The palate is rich though, perhaps not as unctuous as more lauded vintages, offering flavors of burnt orange, crème brulée, pineapple, and honey. This is mature yet still has plenty of energy and freshness provided by the still lively acidity which carries through on the long and pleasingly bitter finish. John McIlwain

  • white sweet
  • 21 in stock
  • $179.99

  • white sweet
  • 3 in stock
  • $324.99

  • white sweet
  • 3 in stock
  • $549.99

Bordeaux White

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $15.99

Couronneau 2016 Bordeaux Blanc Sec

Chateau Couronneau is a certified organic and Biodynamic estate located east of Saint-Emilion and south of Saint-Foy, producing wines in the Bordeaux and Bordeaux-Saint-Foy apellations. Made from 50% Sauvignon Blanc and 50% Sauvignon Gris, the 2016 Bordeaux Blanc shows aromas of pear, fines herbes, citrus and boxwood. The palate is ripe but refreshing with pear, quince, ripe citrus and mineral flavors. This is an outstanding value that shows the organic and Biodynamic vineyard work in the pure fruit and mineral flavors - a delicious and versatile everyday white that will accompany seafood, chicken and pork dishes. DL

  • white
  • 9 in stock
  • $12.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Peybonhomme 2016 Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux Le Blanc Bonhomme

Catherine and Jean-Luc Hubert's  estate on clay and limestone soils in the Côte du Blaye is certified Biodynamic. For Le Blanc Bonhomme, whole clusters of 50% Sauvignon Blanc and 50% Semillon undergo a 24 hour maceration before a slow pressing and wild-yeast fermentation.  The wine shows ripe aromas of pear, fig and citrus fruits with honeysuckle and brioche. The palate is round and full with white fruits, herbs, fig and mineral flavors. This will be a lovely aperitif and will accompany fish in sauce, white meats, Asian foods and mild cheeses. This is a versatile and delicious white Bordeaux and a great value!

  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $15.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Burgundy White

  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $64.99

Beaufort (Amaury) 2014 Bourgogne Tonnerre Vaumorillon

Amaury Beaufort, with help from his brothers, is making superb natural wines in Tonnerre on steep hillsides with Kimmeridgian soils near the village of Junay. (Northwest of the city of Tonnerre) Vaumorillon is a hillside vineyard near Junay with white clay ("grise terre") over the limestone. Yields of 22 ha/ha, 11.5% alcohol. The wine shows very complex aromas of dried pear and apple, lemon peel, honey, pine, almond and stone - showing a bit more fruit than the 2015 Côte de Junay. The palate is lean but with dense pear, dried herbs, lemon oil and almond, finishing with intense mineral flavors and firm acidity. Serve with sushi, grilled fish, roast chicken, alpine cheeses. Long-term aging seems possible. For lovers of De Moor Chablis... David Lillie

  • white
  • 14 in stock
  • $26.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Beaufort (Amaury) 2015 Bourgogne Tonnerre Côte de Junay

Amaury Beaufort, with help from his brothers, is making superb natural wines in Tonnerre on steep hillsides with Kimmeridgian soils near the village of Junay. (Northwest of the city of Tonnerre) Cête de Junay is a steep  parcel requiring all vineyard work by hand. Yields are about 15 hl/ha, at 11.5% in 2015. The wine shows delicate but complex aromas of lime-flower, dried white fruits, almond and stone with hints of chamomile and dried herbs. The palate is crystalline and bone dry with citrus, stone and dried pear - light, but with great density and length and finishing with stone, anise, pear and lemon peel over saline minerals. No added SO2. Congratualtions to the Beauforts for this unique and scintillating wine! Serve with oysters, sushi, fresh goat cheeses, grilled sole or cod.

  • white
  • 7 in stock
  • $26.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur
  • white
  • 18 in stock
  • $47.99

Billaud-Simon 2014 Chablis 1er Cru Vaillons

Billaud-Simon has always seemed to have a super-charged quality, relative to most other growers: more minerals, more cut, more floral aromas, an extra-layer of concentration, yet somehow remaining agile. The 2014 has aromas of lemon blossom, ripe tangerine peel, sea breeze, and iodine. The palate is electric with pungent, driving minerality, broad citrus and stone fruit flavors, and a lip-smacking, brightly acidic character. Long vibrant finish with plenty of tension between the pure ripe fruit and punchy stony elements. Lots of upside for cellaring and highly recommended. I'd love to drink this with rare tuna, swordfish, or even roasted chicken with a zippy salsa verde with plenty of capers. John McIlwain

  • white
  • 5 in stock
  • $44.99

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $87.99

Champs de l'Abbaye 2014 Crémant de Bourgogne Brut Nature

From organic Chardonnay grapes grown in the Côte Chalonnaise near Mercurey. This is an excellent Champagne-alternative at a great value. Aromas of freshly baked brioche, zesty citrus, and white flowers lift from the glass. The palate is very dry and densely mineral  with flavors of ripe pear, hints of baking spice, and stony acidity. A delicious, food-friendly bottle for any occasion. Amanda Bowman

  • white sparkling
  • 5 in stock
  • no discount
  • $17.99

Champs de l'Abbaye 2015 Bourgogne Blanc Chardonnay

The Hasard’s Bourgogne Blanc is made from hand-harvested and certified organic Chardonnay grown on a limestone/clay parcel in Aluze, next to Mercurey. The native-yeast fermentation lasts 10 months in barrel and only minimal SO2 is added at bottling. The 2015 is more fruit-forward on the nose, with aromas of dried mango, pear followed by ripe yellow fruits and river rocks. The palate is mineral, saline, and layered with notes of dried apricot, fennel, white flowers, and stone on a very generous finish. An excellent value white Burgundy that would pair well with oysters, cheeses, or roast chicken with herbs. Amanda Bowman 

  • white
  • 9 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic

Champs de l'Abbaye 2015 Rully Les Cailloux

The Hasard's have a small parcel of 35 year-old vines in Rully on clay and limestone soils. The 2015 is showing stunning elegance in its youth, with seductive aromas of dried apricots, flint, wild honeysuckle and integrated hints of new oak. The palate is charged with flavors of pear, citrus, and quince with an intense mineral-laden acidity. The finish is long and remarkably stony. Drink now with shell fish, comte cheese, or roast chicken, or hold for 5-10 years for a mature experience.  Amanda Bowman

  • white
  • 14 in stock
  • $26.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Chandon de Briailles 2014 Pernand-Vergelesses 1er Cru Ile de Vergeleses Blanc

From 1 HA of vines planted in 1985 by Claude de Nicolay’s mother. In addition to Chardonnay, there are 6 rows of Pinot Blanc. Something of a rarity as Ile des Vergelesses is considered by most to be the finest red wine climat in Pernand Vergelesses, the Blanc from Chandon de Briailles also features  Pinot Blanc adding an extra layer of aromatics to this Pernand blanc. Floral on the nose with aromas of honeysuckle, apple blossom, and bosc pear. The palate is generous with notes of lemon curd, tropical fruit, and stone on the midweight, pretty, energetic, and forward palate. Delicious now and a true rarity! John McIlwain

  • white
  • 11 in stock
  • $67.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $89.99

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $119.99

  • white
  • 7 in stock
  • $34.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • white
  • 28 in stock
  • $22.99

Fichet 2014 Meursault

From multiple lieux-dits across Meursault. 10% 15% new oak. The 2014 Meursault villages shows plenty of the verve of the vintage. Aromas of white flowers and orchard fruit dominate the nose, with hints of wet stone and a discreet note of oak adding interest. The palate is vibrant and ripe with warm pear and citrus flavors underlain with a stony, nearly saline minerality. This is a lovely village level wine and should shine with 3-5 years in the cellar. John McIlwain

  • white
  • 6 in stock
  • $74.99

Fichet 2015 Auxey-Duresses Blanc

The 2015 Auxey-Duresses blanc displays a cool-toned nose with aromas of Meyer lemon, white flowers, crushed herbs, and white peach skin. The palate is racy and sapid with ripe citrus flavors buoyed by an incisively chalky minerality on a long, energetic, and detailed finish. Bracing and delicious now, this should really shine with a few years in the cellar. John McIlwain

  • white
  • 5 in stock
  • $49.99

Fichet 2015 Meursault 375ml

The 2015 Meursault shows a degree of the ripeness of the vintage, though it manifests itself in a layered density, rather than softness or weight. The nose offers aromas of ripe pear, honeysuckle, and orange oil, with just a hint of reduction which blows off with some tine in the glass. The palate is ripe, lush and shows good concentration, framed by a pungent minerality and acidity. Tasting the 2014 and 2015 vintages side by side in the cellar, it was remarkable how much energy was inherent in the wines in each. John McIlwain

  • white
  • 11 in stock
  • $42.99

Fichet 2015 Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru Referts

Though duly famous for his Meursaults, Jean-Philippe Fichet makes one heck of a Puligny-Montrachet. His 2015 Puligny 1er cru Les Referts is just beautiful with a nose redolent of white flowers, lemon blossom, white apricot, lemon, and a cool sweet green note, reminiscent of sugar snap peas. The flavor profile matches ripe white fruits with a clinging stoniness on a lifted, energetic, and long finish. This is fabulous and displays more Puligny class than vintage ripeness. John McIlwain

  • white
  • 5 in stock
  • $149.99

  • white
  • 6 in stock
  • $109.99

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $79.99

Guillot, Julien (Vignes du Maynes) 2015 Bourgogne Blanc En Rimont

Julien Guillot at Vignes du Maynes makes this elegant white Burgundy from an organic parcel on crumbly limestone that has 15% Pinot Gris and 85% Chardonnay. Just delicious in 2015, the "En Rimont" shows aromas of dried pear and apple, almond and stone with hints of spice, citrus and honeysuckle. The palate is quite elegant with earthy white fruits, hay, almond, white pepper and citrus. Quite supple and pure (vinified with minimal SO2) this is a very food-friendly wine that will accompany full-flavored fish and shellfish dishes, chicken and white meats and a wide variety of cheeses. Lovely wine!   David Lillie

  • white
  • 9 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Guillot, Julien (Vignes du Maynes) 2015 Macon-Villages

Julien Guillot of the Clos des Vignes du Maynes, makes this lovely Macon-Villages from certified organic parcels in Chardonnay,  Montbellet and Viré-Clessé on Bathonian limestone with clay, rich in silica.  Incredibly aromatic, with wildflower, lime blossom, green apple peel, beeswax and spiced  poached apple and pear. Supple and ripe in this rather warm vintage with 13.5% alcohol, it’s balanced by excellent acidity and minerality with more orchard fruit, apricot, and salted peach. Remarkably textured and long with succulent fruit, toasted almond, citrus, and saline minerals and pear on the finish. Totally unlike the usual Macon Villages, this is a delightful wine that will accompany grilled fish, fish in sauce, roast chicken and mild cheeses - and it's delicious to enjoy by itself. TG & DL

  • white
  • 15 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $104.99

  • Organic

Lafouge 2014 Auxey-Duresses Les Hautés Blanc

As easy as it is to forget the quality of Auxey-Duresses Blanc, it's just as easy to overlook the sensational quality of Domaine Lafouge. The Auxey-Duresses Blanc Les Hautés (from the lieu dit situated next to Les Vireuils in Meursault) displays a fine balance of white floral aromas (acacia and honeysuckle) with white orchard fruits on the nose. The palate is racy and mineral with pear and nectarine fruit vying for attention with a good degree of mineral cut. This is pretty and a fine value in white Burgundy.  John McIlwain

  • white
  • 11 in stock
  • $33.99

Lafouge 2015 Auxey-Duresses Les Boutonniers (Blanc)

"Les Boutonniers" is contiguous with Meursault "Meix Chavaux" on shallow soils of clay, high in iron, over the limestone bedrock, usually giving a somewhat lean and very "mineral" white Burgundy. The 2015 shows very floral aromas with pear, citrus and stone. The palate is crystalline and dense with subtle white fruits leading to a long finish with citrus peel, spice and mineral flavors. This is a lovely, very refreshing Burgundy to enjoy with grilled fish, roast chicken and goat cheeses. It's delicious now and will cellar nicely for eight to ten years. DL

  • white
  • 9 in stock
  • $35.99

  • white
  • 5 in stock
  • $38.99

Lafouge 2015 Meursault Les Casses-Têtes

The Meursault  lieu-dit Les Casses Têtes is located on the hillside above the premier cru Les Gouttes d'Or and next to Le Tesson. The soils are thin and rocky producing wines of great energy and lift. The 2015 Lafouge is a very pale gold color with aromas of wet stone, pear, fresh herbs and lemon peel with hints of oak - showing a bit more richness and fruit aroma than usual in this ripe vintage. The palate is crystalline and vibrant with stony acidity and flavors of marcona almonds, bitter lemon, dried pear, anise and saline minerals. This is a beautifully structured Meursault to drink now in its rather intense youth with crab, broiled sole, flounder and cod, or cellar for ten to fifteen years or more. Highly recommended. David Lillie 

  • white
  • 11 in stock
  • $49.99

Lafouge 2015 Meursault Les Meix Chavaux

From eighty year-old vines, in mid-slope on thin well-drained clay/limestone soils, the 2015 Meix Chavaux shows elegant pear, lemon, lime and floral aromas. The palate is rich and ripe with white fruits and exotic citrus covering the chalky core, with firm acidity and mineral flavors in the finish. Serve with full-flavored fish dishes, poultry and white meats, mild cheeses. This is a beautiful young Meursault that is delicious now and over the next ten years. 

  • white
  • 14 in stock
  • $48.99

  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $69.99

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $39.99

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $179.99

  • white
  • 4 in stock
  • $49.99

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $79.99

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $69.99

Lignier, Hubert 2014 St. Romain

While there are few bargains remaining in the Côte d'Or, one source of gently priced and vibrant Burgundy is the commune of St. Romain, whose location and soils produce wines of fine minerality and verve.  The vineyards, comprised of limestone, clay, and marls produce Chardonnay, which is bright, vibrant and nervy.  The 2014 vintage is floral, yellow-fruited and a hint leesy on the nose with hints of nectarine and pear skin. On the palate the wine is amalgam of ripe pear, fine acids, zesty acidity, and has a savory sense of minerality. There's great energy here with a pungent core of stoniness beneath the fruit. John McIlwain 

  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $48.99

  • Organic
  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $34.99

  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $84.99

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $59.99

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $649.99

  • white
  • 11 in stock
  • $16.99

  • white
  • 18 in stock
  • $79.99

  • white
  • 15 in stock
  • $14.99

  • white
  • 12 in stock
  • $27.99

  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $51.99

  • white
  • 7 in stock
  • $47.99

  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $79.99

  • white
  • 6 in stock
  • $247.99

Pernot 2015 Bourgogne Chardonnay

The wines from the Pernot family in Puligny-Montrachet are well-known throughout the world for classic Puligny and Bâtard style. They have rich concentration and fruit, but more importantly, good acidity that allow them to age gracefully and harmoniously. The 2015 Bourgogne Chardonnay is from vines in the village of Puligny and is an outstanding value in white Burgundy. The color is very pale steely gold, the wine shows lovely aromas of almond, pear, green apple, citrus skin and stone with a bit of lime-flower. The palate is dense but lean with elegant flavors of stone, almond and citrus with a bit of herbal honeysuckle in the end. The finish is very firm with bright mineral acids. This is a lovely junior Puligny that will accompany sole almondine, other fish in sauce, even oysters, and mild goat cheeses. Delicious now, but the 2015 is really worth buying to cellar as well, best 2020 - 2025.

  • white
  • 9 in stock
  • $23.99

  • white
  • 7 in stock
  • $53.99

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $399.99

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $1,499.99

Rateau 2015 Beaune 1er Cru Les Coucherias Blanc

Beaune 1er Cru "Les Coucherias" is high on the slope on the site of an old quarry and much of the sub-soil is limestone tailings, permitting root penetration and drainage, with a topsoil of mixed clay and limestone "marnes blanches." In biodynamic agriculture since 1979, the vineyard is a south-facing semi-circle—a very warm spot giving a full, ripe wine. Light gold/brass color. Lovely aromas of pear, quince, lime-flower and ripe citrus with a bit of oak. The palate is  elegant and supple, with white fruits, almond, citrus and caramel framed in firm acidity and mineral flavors, showing good ripeness but finishing with firm stony acidity. Lovely wine. Delicious now, this should age gracefully till 2030 and beyond. DL

  • white
  • 9 in stock
  • $41.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • white
  • 17 in stock
  • $32.99

  • Organic
  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $49.99

  • white sparkling
  • 27 in stock
  • no discount
  • $21.99

  • white sparkling
  • 2 in stock
  • no discount
  • $45.99

Vignes du Maynes 2015 Macon-Cruzille Aragonite

Carved from vineyards once owned by the Benedictine Abbey of Cluny and farmed organically by Julien Guillot's family since 1954, Clos Vignes du Maynes is one of the most distinctive growers in Burgundy. Aragonite comes from 40- to 80-year-old vines high on the slope, on thin soils of clay, crystallized limestone, and laced with other minerals. This wine is incredibly aromatic upon opening with aromas of golden pear, green apple, apricot, white grapefruit, honeysuckle, and bergamot; there is a hint of earthy heather honey and butterscotch. On the palate it is quite rich and luscious, and much more tropical and salty than in years past. In fact, if tasted blind, I could see this being mistaken for a great Chardonnay from the Jura as it has fantastic acidity, and is beautifully textured, long, and mineral. On day two the aromas have softened a bit, and the palate has gained an added savory note that contributes to a still stunningly long finish. The 2015 Aragonite is not to be missed. Tim Gagnon

  • white
  • 9 in stock
  • $34.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $21.99

Champagne

Beaufort, André 1996 Champagne Grand Cru Ambonnay Demi-Sec

Towards the end of the tasting my notes became minimal, but this wine rated an enthusiastic "Superb!" Forget your prejudice against demi-sec Champagnes, this wine is fantastically complex and delicious. The French wine publication “Le Rouge et le Blanc,” in their review of André Beaufort, offers an explanation of how dosage seems to help the wines develop: “the aromas, timid in their youth, finish by exploding with age and the sugar becomes like a support to the aromas.” Only a few bottles available – we urge you to try it! (Notes from Jan 2017: "Super, rich, no flaws, Nearly sweet, wonderful, rich, complex nose. Totally fresh, or at least not old or even aging...") (new inventory disgorged February 2017)

  • white sparkling off-dry
  • 2 in stock
  • no discount
  • $133.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Beaufort, André 1998 Champagne Grand Cru Ambonnay Brut

(NOTE: This  refers to a 2014 disgorgement - this wine, from the same lot, was disgorged in 2017.) The 1998 Ambonnay Brut has long been a staff favorite and this disgorgement does not disappoint. Brillliant, golden yellow in color and showing a finely-beaded mousse, this offers one of the two most expressive aromatic profiles of this current Beaufort lineup. Aromas of Mirabelle plums, toasted hazelnuts, and crème brüléee transition to notes of Jonagold apples, cinnamon, and wild flowers. The palate is generous and expansive and carries tones of brazil nuts, greengages, and irises that crescendo to a fine, zippy finish. This is complex and delicious Champagne!  David Salinas

  • white sparkling
  • 8 in stock
  • no discount
  • $115.99

  • Organic

Beaufort, André 2002 Champagne Polisy Brut Nature

A sensational mature Champagne from André Beaufort - the estate converted to organic agriculture in the early 70's and makes brilliant, full-bodied Champagnes that are among the most "vinous" being made today. Medium golden yellow in color and sporting a discrete mousse. The nose is quite floral with tones of cherry blossoms, apple blossoms, and irises before touches of quince and fresh baguette. The palate is concentrated with a spherical and laser-like focus that offers notes of lemon sorbet, tart lemon custard, and apple pie, underlined by a fine minerality that persists through to a rounded, savory finish. Really a very pretty and lovely wine. This medium bodied Champagne is made of approximately 80% Pinot Noir and 20% Chardonnay and was disgorged in March 2017 after 14 years of sur-lie aging, illustrating the Beauforts' commitment to releasing mature wines.

  • white sparkling
  • 14 in stock
  • no discount
  • $76.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Beaufort, André 2002 Champagne Polisy Demi-Sec

2002 is a "magnificent vintage for Champagne" says Jancis Robinson and the 2002 Beaufort Policy Demi-Sec (disgorged in June 201) is a beautiful example. The aromas are a lovely melange of honeyed citrus, pear and exotic fruits and floral notes with chalk, caramel and anise. The palate is a treat of sweet white fruits and citrus backed by earth and stone flavors with just enough acidity. The finish has a nice mineral balance and terrific length. Superb now, this will be very interesting in ten years or more, as after forteen years on the lees it seems youthful and firm. (last of stock)  David Lillie

  • white sparkling
  • 11 in stock
  • no discount
  • $76.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Beaufort, André 2006 Champagne Grand Cru Ambonnay Brut

The 2006 Ambonnay Brut Grand Cru shows subtle mature aromas of pear, almond, marzipan and citrus, very earthy with hints of exotic fruit and spice and wet stone. Give this some time to open up.  The palate shows a delicate, creamy mousse with complex earthy white fruits, herbal notes and mineral flavors with nice acidity in the finish. A lovely wine of contemplation.  (Disgorged June 2017)

  • white sparkling
  • 8 in stock
  • no discount
  • $81.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Beaufort, André 2006 Champagne Polisy Brut

 Subtle aromas of white fruits and creamy lemon with hints of spice and herbs, the palate is round and ripe with pear, citrus, almond, spice, anise...  The finish is long and creamy with complex spice and mineral notes. The mousse is soft and delicate as with most of the Beaufort wines. This is a great White Burgundy that's masquerading as Champagne. (Disgorged March 2017)  DL

  • white sparkling
  • 2 in stock
  • no discount
  • $57.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Beaufort, André 2006 Coteaux Champenois Ambonnay Rouge

Dusty wild blackberry fruit, wild strawberry, violets on the nose. Fine blend of hedge fruit and red fruits on the lighter mid weight palate. Bright acidity, good elemental sweetness with a hint on sous bois on a vibrant lingering, chalky finish.

  • red
  • 13 in stock
  • $53.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Beaufort, André 2008 Champagne Grand Cru Ambonnay Brut

"Really superb, subtle, long. Quiet nose. Winy. Seems like old school white Burgundy. Very serious, perfect but perhaps less transparent than the 2010 Brut Rosé." Notes from Beaufort dinner, Jan 2017

  • white sparkling
  • 12 in stock
  • no discount
  • $79.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white sparkling
  • 4 in stock
  • no discount
  • $54.99

Beaufort, André 2010 Champagne Ambonnay Brut Grand Cru

White flowers, orange peel, bergamot, chalk on the nose. Fine bead, bright acid, salted plum, citrus oil, and fine line of stone on the supple and rich palate. Power, tension and suave finish. One heck of an Ambonnay and a fine bottle of Beaufort! (Disgorged June 2017)  John McIlwain

  • white sparkling
  • 14 in stock
  • no discount
  • $53.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white sparkling
  • 5 in stock
  • $54.99

Beaufort, André 2010 Champagne Polisy Blanc de Noirs Brut Nature

André Beaufort 2010 Polisy Blanc de Noirs Brut Nature, disgorged October, 2016. This is a youthful and brilliant Blanc de Noir from Amaury Beaufort and family that is sensationally vinous and complex, reflecting the decades of organic farming and low yields at this extraordinary estate. The wine shows aromas of raspberry, peach, lime-flower, citrus, hazelnut and stone. The palate is ripe and firmly structured with citrusy acids enveloping red fruits, thistle and creamy lemon with stone, white fruit, floral and mineral flavors in the long finish. This is a young and beautiful wine that will accompany a meal such as fish in sauce or chicken with morels, and of course delicious as an aperitif. Rich but quite age-worthy, perhaps best 2020 to 2030. DL

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

  • Organic

Beaufort, André 2010 Champagne Polisy Rosé Brut

For its striking blood orange/copper color and for its vinous character, Beaufort's 2010 Rosé is one of the most compelling Champagnes on our shelves. 100% Pinot Noir from Beaufort's Polisy vineyards, there are geographic and stylistic similarities to great Rosé des Riceys. Aromas of cherry compote, cinnamon, spearmint, and butterscotch give way to gingerbread and herbal notes. The palate is broad and balanced with a juicy core of cherries, tangerines, and red plums before a lengthy mocha and mulberry finish. One of Beaufort's best rosés to date!  Tasting notes  Jan 2017 "Absolutely super, in the end the wine of the night. Transparent, super light but dense and complex, long and unfolding in waves..." (Current stock disgorged June, 2017)

  • rosé sparkling
  • 21 in stock
  • no discount
  • $54.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Beaufort, André NV Champagne Polisy Brut Reserve

This is a new version of the Polisy Brut Reserve, coming from the 2013 vintage and produced with zero added SO2. As with all the Beaufort wines, there is terrific length and concentration due to their many years of organic farming and low yields. The lack of SO2 in the wine also contributes to its purity, and the  Kimmeridgian soil gives a wonderful, crystalline minerality. The Beaufort family planted vines in Polisy in the 1960s and the results we've tasted since our relationship with Beaufort began have been stunning. Great value — and a great food wine as well, serve with fish, white meats and full-flavored cheeses. (2013 vintage, disgorged in June, 2017)

  • white sparkling
  • 2 in stock
  • no discount
  • $37.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur
  • white sparkling
  • 5 in stock
  • no discount
  • $37.99

  • white sparkling
  • 1 in stock
  • no discount
  • $63.99

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

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur
  • white sparkling
  • 15 in stock
  • no discount
  • $99.99

  • white sparkling
  • 2 in stock
  • no discount
  • $229.99

Bérêche, Raphael 2012 Champagne 1er Cru Les Monts Fournois

A blanc de blancs with luxurious weight and depth from "Les Monts Fournois," a parcel with the premier cru of Ludes in the Montagne de Reims. With an extremely fine bead, there are intensely rich flavors of lemon drop meringue and candied red fruits (strawberry, cherry) that finish with subtle wisps of dried ginger and dried tarragon. Disgorged 11/15. Jonas Mendoza 2012 is the inaugural vintage of Les Monts Fournois from Bérêche. Sourced from a lieu-dit on the northern end of Ludes with particularly thin soils over pure chalk, and a southern exposure planted with massale-selected Chardonnay in 1961. Fermented in barrel with native yeast and aged under cork, Les Monts Fournois deftly combines power and precision in this blanc de blancs. The nose displays citrus peel, white flowers and wet stone, while the old vines, sunny exposure, and chalky soils lend a distinctly mineral core to the wine on the vigorous, verging on sinewy, palate while not sacrificing elegance. For lovers of chalky, powerful Champagnes, Les Monts Fournois is a delight. Bottled with 3g/L dosage. John McIlwain

  • white sparkling
  • 7 in stock
  • no discount
  • $94.99

  • Organic

Bérêche, Raphael NV (2013 Base) Champagne Extra Brut Rive Gauche

100% old-vine Pinot Meunier sourced from the lieu-dit Le Misy, located in Port à Binson on the southern bank of the Marne river. Fermented with native yeasts in barrel and aged under cork, Bérêche's 2013 base edition of Rive Gauche makes a convincing case for Champagnes made from the oft-underestimated Pinot Meunier grape. The old vines restrict the sometimes overly exuberant quality of the variety, and while the wine shows lovely ripeness, there is a fine, bracing minerality framing the generous fruit. The nose shows lovely aromas of stone fruits and white flowers: white peaches, Rainier cherry, and russet apple, along with notes of honey and orange oil. Similar fruit notes appear on the medium-bodied palate, with a layered mineral complexity lending structure and energy, not to mention a fine sapidity on the lingering zesty finish.  A fine aperitif, but better still at the table with rare tuna, veal tartare, or for a bit of old school fun, clams casino. John McIlwain

  • white sparkling
  • 41 in stock
  • no discount
  • $69.99

  • Organic
  • white sparkling
  • 1 in stock
  • no discount
  • $249.99

  • white sparkling
  • 46 in stock
  • no discount
  • $41.99

Bérêche, Raphael NV Champagne Brut Reflets d'Antan Base 11

For holiday celebrations, Champagne is a must. Not just for the festive association of bubbles, but also because it is truly one of the most versatile wines to grace one's table. The inherent acidity of the wine cuts through the richness of the foods, while the bubbles and moderate alcohol invigorate the palate rather than tire it. One of my favorite Champagnes for the table (not just Thanksgiving or Christmas) is Bérêche's Reflets d'Antan. Based on a perpetual cuvée dating from the 1980's, the wine combines the vivid, nervy fruit of a recent vintage with the burnished, textural and aromatic complexity of the aged wines which make up the 'solera.' The secondary fermentation under cork rather than crown cap adds an additional layer of finesse with a delicate bead and soft mousse. This will pair beautifully with most of the foods on your holiday table (skip the marshmallows, please). Better served in a white wine glass to allow  the aromas to develop.  John McIlwain

  • white sparkling
  • 7 in stock
  • no discount
  • $104.99

  • Organic
  • white sparkling
  • 1 in stock
  • no discount
  • $374.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Bouchard, Cedric 2011 Champagne Roses de Jeanne Blanc de Blanc La Bolorée

In many ways Bolorée is as much an expression of Cedric Bouchard's aesthetic as it is an expression of terroir. It is made in tiny quantities from 50-year-old parcel of Pinot Blanc planted on chalk rather than the typical argilo-calcaire (clay and limestone) of the Aube. And while Pinot Blanc can be a bit vapid in some cases, Bouchard's has a taut, mineral, and nervy architecture beneath the richness of the fruit. John McIlwain  

  • white sparkling
  • 1 in stock
  • no discount
  • $164.99

  • white sparkling
  • 1 in stock
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  • $82.99

  • white sparkling
  • 23 in stock
  • no discount
  • $43.99

  • white sparkling
  • 5 in stock
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  • $49.99

Clouet, Paul NV Bouzy Brut Rosé

80% Pinot Noir from Bouzy, 20% Chardonnay from Chouilly. (Disgorged 5/15.) The Paul Clout Brut Rosé has a pale salmon hue. The nose is redolent of strawberries and fresh raspberries with secondary notes of toast and chalk. The broad palate offers substantial red fruit and mineral flavors on a rich and persistent finish. John McIlwain

  • rosé sparkling
  • 4 in stock
  • no discount
  • $44.99

  • white sparkling
  • 4 in stock
  • no discount
  • $104.99

  • 9 in stock
  • no discount
  • $79.99

  • 1 in stock
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  • $59.99

Horiot 2012 Rosé des Riceys En Barmont (Still)

Though there are fewer than 20 growers of Rosé des Riceys, we tend to think of the wines as a coming from a single terroir. By vinifying separately two different lieux dits, Olivier Horiot shows the possibilities of expression within the appellation. En Barmont is a warm site, whose southerly exposure and marls interspersed with Kimmeridgian limestone produce a ripe Pinot Noir with a broader character than nearby En Valigrain. The 2012 En Barmont has a darker garnet/copper robe, effusive and floral on the nose with wild cherry, cherry blossom, and Red Delicious apple aromas. On the palate, vivid,  racy acidity, bright red fruits with hints of crushed herbs, and a fine dusty minerality on a broad expansive finish. This is quite pretty with a generous ripeness and exuberance. John McIlwain 

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  • 49 in stock
  • $42.99

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Horiot, Olivier NV (Base 2013) Champagne Métisse Noir et Blancs Extra Brut

Though famed for their reds and the eponymous rosé, Riceys produces far more Champagne than still wines from its vineyards bordering Burgundy. And though the Kimmeridgian soils mean Pinot Noir in the Aube, they also make a convincing case for the underappreciated Pinot Blanc grape. Sourced from all eight of his terroirs, Olivier Horiot's Métisse, a blend of 80% Pinot Noir and 20% Pinot Blanc, is based on the 2013 vintage with the balance made up of reserve wine from a perpetual cuvée stored in foudre. The nose is delicate and spritely upon opening with generous notes of white peach, lemon curd, and cool herb tones, opening to reveal aromas of brioche and ginger. On the palate, there is a sense of volume with generous stone fruit flavors underlain with a broad, stony character which lends drive to the long, lingering finish. This would be lovely with pan-roasted scallops, though there's certainly enough texture to accompany risotto with wild mushrooms, or roasted chicken.  (Disgorged 3/15/2016, Dosage 2g/L) John McIlwain

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  • $52.99

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Laherte Frères 2007 Champagne Extra Brut Les Empreintes Disg. 02/12

This wine is a blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Meunier, with some of the Chardonnay in the blend a rare strain called Chardonnay "Muscaté," which is marked by the exotic flavors of the Muscat grape. These vines of Chardonnay "Muscaté" are very old and massale selected, planted by Aurélian Laherte's grandfather. This wine offers delightful notes of anise, citrus zest, and foxy white flowers on the nose, yet it's a subtle wine with the chalkiness of the soil speaking loudly on the finish, which shows citrus pith and an intriguing note of cherry red fruit. Bottled as an Extra Brut, the wine receives 4 grams dosage. (disgorged 2/12) MSB

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Larmandier-Bernier 2010 Champagne Grand Cru Extra Brut Les Chemins D'Avize

A relatively new cuvée for Pierre Larmandier, Les Chemins d'Avize was born of a desire to vinify, separately, two of his best parcels (Le Chemin de Plivot & Le Chemin de Flavigny), which had previously been included in the blend for his Longitude cuvée. Desire drove perseverance for Pierre, in the form of acquiring a new, smaller press to use with grapes from these two chalky sites. Les Chemins shines a stately golden yellow in the glass and sports a super-fine mousse. The nose shows delicate aromas of white flowers, lime-wood, chestnuts, and thyme. While palate courses with a finely-grained minerality that carries tones of Meyer lemons, chamomile, and white peaches through to a salty, savory finish. From vineyard to cellar to bottle this speaks volumes of two great Côte des Blancs terroirs and of one of Champagne's great growers. (Disgorged 11/14). - David Salinas

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Maison Bérêche 2007 Champagne Côte des Blancs "Côte" disg. 01/16, 4g/l

Sourced from the grand cru village of Cramant in the Cote des Blancs, La Cote Grand Cru 2007 is beginning to display the aged character of Champagne from the famed village, a balance of mineral precision with the burnished fruit character of long aging sur latte. On the nose lemon oil, honeycomb, and brioche aromas overlay hints of seashell, and stone. The palate shows hints of halzelnut, brown butter, Seville orange, salt, and crushed herbs on a creamy, rich, rounded, finish with fine bead and good persistence. (4g/L dosage, disgorged 01/16.) John McIlwain

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Marguet 2010 Champagne Extra-Brut Ambonnay Grand Cru Les Bermonts

Benoit Marguet is a true believer in the power of biodynamics to change not only wine but the vineyard and life for the better. He is passionate about the relationship between the vigneron, the vines, and his wines. His vineyards are plowed by horse, fermentations are with native yeasts, his wines see little to no sulfur, and his viticulture shows clearly in the finished wines. While the 2011 vintage was difficult for most producers, Marguet's wines were lovely. Les Bermonts is a blanc de blancs from vines planted in 1952 in  the grand cru Ambonnay, unusual as the village is more notable for Pinot Noir.  Les Bermonts is chalky and mineral, showing the power of Ambonnay, while also showing an incisive minerality, which drives the wines. This shows citrus blossom and chalky on the nose, while the broad palate is saline, textured,  and savory.  This will benefit from time in the cellar and is a compelling expression of the terroir of the Montagne de Reims. John McIlwain

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  • 16 in stock
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Marie-Courtin 2011 Champagne Concordance Sans Soufre

There are no two ways about it. This is a natural Champagne made from biodynamically farmed Pinot Noir and then vinified with native yeasts for both the alcoholic fermentation and the prise de mousse. Finally, the Concordance is free of any added sulfur. The Aube's warmer climate and Dominique's great farming have resulted in a Blanc de Noirs that will settle any doubts about the quality of the 2011 base vintage. Pale golden yellow in the glass and sporting a finely beaded mousse, the aromas of the Concordance are strikingly pure and vibrant with notes of ripe Cortland apples, red currants, fresh raspberries and a hint of brioche. The palate is pure with a fine minerality that carries aromas of cranberries and red plums through to a lengthy and savory finish. Beautiful Champagne! (Dosage : Zero, Disgorged : 1/2015). - David Salinas

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  • 1 in stock
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  • 12 in stock
  • $52.99

Piollot NV Extra-Brut Come des Tallants No Dosage

Sourced from less than a hectare parcel of old-vine Pinot Noir, the Come des Tallants is the jewel of Roland's range. Beginning with a crystalline clear and brilliant golden yellow in the glass and very finely beaded mousse, the nose shows aromas of Greengage, lillies, spearmint, toffee, guava, and some musky tones. The palate is finely chiseled with a nervy minerality, buoyed by a weighty concentration and a full aromatic range of wild flowers, which continues through to a finely pointed finish. A fantastic effort and Champagne from Roland Piollot! (Dosage : Zero, Disgorged : 7/2015). This beautiful Champagne is a superb value and a great way to start, or enjoy during your holiday feast!

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  • 10 in stock
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Pouillon, R 2007 Champagne 1er Cru Brut Nature Les Blanchiens

This Champagne makes the case for the exquisite interplay between Pinot Noir and Chardonnay in the village of Mareuil-sur-Aÿ. Sourced from a single parcel, co-planted with organically farmed Pinot Noir and Chardonnay in chalky-clay soils, this wine is pale golden yellow and sports a finely understated mousse. The nose offers aromas of Mirabelle plums, verbena, Gyokuro tea, and Seville oranges. The palate shows the potential of the 2007 vintage. A perfectly balanced opening rises to a crest of minerality in the mid-palate, which carries notes of Greengage plums, fennel, and tamarind through to a wonderfully savory finish. One of our best new Champagnes! (Disgorged : Spring 2014). - David Salinas

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Ruppert-Leroy 2011 Champagne Brut Nature Martin Fontaine (2011)

Located in the hills above Essoyes, Ruppert-Leroy's vines are a study of polyculture, in contrast to most of the vineyards of Champagne. All are adjacent to forest, with dozens of herbs, wildflowers, grasses growing between the rows. In the Spring, there is a riot of color between the vines. Martin-Fontaine is 100% Chardonnay, fermented with native yeasts, bottled without dosage as of the 2013 vintage sees no addition of sulfur. We are lucky to be able to revisit the 2011, which is in a beautiful place at the moment, with a nose redolent of shortbread, lemon curd, and wet stone. The palate is stony, saline, and quite savory  with umami notes vying for attention with pure flavors of ripe white orchard fruits. Quite pretty and detailed, this shows the potential of the terroir in this part of the Aube. John McIlwain

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Ruppert-Leroy 2013 Champagne Brut Nature Pinot Noir "Les Cognaux"

While today we tend to think of most wines in terms of fruit or mineral descriptors, some transcend those notes with profoundly savory character. Ruppert-Leroy's 100% Pinot Noir Champagne Les Cognaux hits this sweet spot with loads of minerality, pure fruit, and a rich sapid character which makes it a natural for the table. Here's a wine that will stand up to  all manner of savory dishes, while leaving the palate refreshed. A visit to the vines with Bénédicte Ruppert of Ruppert-Leroy is an illuminating experience. There’s a world of difference between the Aube and the Vallée de la Marne. Not only are the soils different, (Kimmeridgean limestone vs. chalk), but the undulating landscape itself is wilder and less manicured. Often the vineyards abut forest rather than village, which in the case of biodynamic growers is especially desirable to insure a biodiversity according to Bénédicte. Between the vines is a riot of vegetation and flowers, as Ruppert-Leroy has 30 different plants and flowers sown in the vineyard.  One such vineyard is the Les Cognaux whose grey marl soils are planted to Pinot Noir and when we visited in the Spring was aglow with yellow flowers. (These flowers are made into a tissane by Bénédicte to treat the vines for mildew.) The wildness of the countryside is reflected in the wines which are energetic, exuberant, and vibrantly mineral. The 2013 Les Cognaux shows red fruit, peach skin, orange peel, and see spray aromas with notes of daishi and fond. The palate balances lush, ripe flavors of apricot, peach, and Rainier cherry with crunchy acidity, compelling umami character and a pungent sense of minerality. The finish is vibrant and luminous. As of 2013 Ruppert-Leroy vinifies and bottles without SO2. John McIlwain

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Suenen 2013 Base Champagne Grand Cru C + C Blanc de Blancs Extra-Brut

There's a great deal to admire in the Champagnes and ethic of Aurelien Suenen. His wines combine beautiful fruit with a frank minerality in a graceful way. This results from conscientious farming (Suenen has been in transition to organic certification since 2009), deft work in the cellar (native yeast fermentation, natural malolactic fermentation, moderate use of sulfur, and dosage determined by blind tasting trial). Aurelien's inaugural village releases 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 mineral. C + C, a blend of wines from Chouilly and Cramant is richer and more briny than the Oiry bottling. The nose offers an intoxicating blend of lemon blossom, sea spray, and apricot aromas, while the palate is incisively chalky, pungently stony, and taut. This is not to say this is austere, rather brisk and punchy with great persistence on the long, sapid finish. John McIlwain

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Suenen NV Champagne Extra Brut MBDA MBDA (10B) Disg 1/14

Aurélien Suenen originally trained in the US to become a professional basketball player, but returned to France to take over the estate in 2009 when his father passed away. "MBDA" is one of his first cuvées; besides a longing tribute to four generations of Suenen (Marcel, Bernard, Daniel, Aurélien) that have farmed in Champagne since 1898, it represents a precocious and stunning effort.  MBDA is a blend of nearly equal parts Pinot Noir (from Montigny-sur-Velse) and Chardonnay (from grand cru sites Cramant, Chouilly, and Oiry). Enticing at first with golden apple, candied ginger, and brioche aromatics, this Champagne fills out the palate with bruised red apple skin, yellow plum, and toast flavors, and then finishes with shaded undertones of dried honey and roasted parsnip. Texturally, the soft mousse floats like a featherweight on the center of the tongue, but then broadly fills out across the palate. Jonas Mendoza

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Tarlant NV Champagne Brut Zero (2008 base)

A blend of 1/3 Chardonnay, 1/3 Pinot Noir, and 1/3 Pinot Meunier, the base wine comes from the classic 2008 vintage. For a Brut Nature (Dosage: 0 g/l), this Tarlant combines bracing acidity with remarkable fruit-forwardness. Lemon pith, preserved lemon, red apple flesh and red apple skin flavors sweep across the palate with broad brush strokes and a pleasing effervescence. With big flavors and deep cut, this Champagne definitely needs food to accompany it: caviar or smoked salmon anyone? (Disgorged: 09/14) - Jonas Mendoza

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Vouette et Sorbée 2011 Champagne Blanc d'Argile

Made from low-yielding biodynamically-farmed Chardonnay planted in the Kimmeridgian marls in the west-facing vineyard site of Biaunes, Blanc d'Argile is a blanc de blancs any many ways closer in character to Chablis than the chiseled Champagnes of the Marne. The distinction between the two types of chalky soil is palpable in the pungently mineral Blanc d'Argile. The nose is briny and citrus-inflected, with savory herbal notes. This cool-toned fruitiness (indicative of the 2011 vintage) carries over on the palate with a range of yellow fruit, seashell, and flinty sapidity. Typically, the long ripening period afforded by the vineyard manifests itself in a denser, richer, nearly flamboyant fashion; this vintage shows a leaner cut highlighting the Kimmeridgian pedigree. (Disgorged 5/2014).

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Cote-de-Beaune

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Bize 2014 Savigny-les-Beaune Grands Liards

From vines planted in 1939, 1950, 1979 in the limestone and red clays and gravels beneath les Lavières. The Aux Grands Liards is bit muted upon opening, but with 2 hours in the decanter lovely fruit and pungent soil aromas emerge. Aromatically the wine is perfumed and quite pretty with aromas of wild strawberry, red currant, black tea, and brambles. Fine strawberry and mineral flavors build on the mid-weight palate and carry over on an admirably long finish. This is a fine and satisfying Savigny-Les-Beaune and recommended for mid to long-term cellaring. Decant early or hold 3-5 years to allow elements to integrate. John McIlwain

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  • 8 in stock
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Bize, Simon 2015 Bourgogne Les Perrières

From vines planted in the 1970s above Savigny-Les-Beaune. Dark ruby robe. The 2015 is perfumed,  offering aromas of dark berry fruit, black raspberry, dewberry, and peonies on the nose, with a loamy soil note lurking in the background. Initially a bit stern on the palate, the leathery notes give way to brambly pure berry flavors in the glass with hints of spice from the stems. Gains lift and freshness with air. Good punch and drive, though much more ahead if cellared 3-5 years. There's a bit of 2015 power in addition to finesse, but this is a beautifully balanced and layered Bourgogne, with a finely articulated minerality. John McIlwain

  • red
  • 14 in stock
  • $43.99

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Bize, Simon 2015 Savigny-les-Beaune Aux Grands Liards

Aux Grands Liards is located beneath the Les Lavières premier cru. Its soils are comprised of limestone, ferrous clay, and gravel. Per the Domaine, the vines were planted in 1939, 1950, and 1979. The 2015 Aux Grands Liards is a bit more backwards than Les Bourgeots on opening. With air, the nose expands to reveal pure wild cherry, black currant, pomegranate, and an array of baking spice aromas, with just enough earthy notes to remind you that this is Savigny. The palate—equally circumspect on opening—also gains expressiveness and complexity with air. Lovely flavors of red and black cherry, hedge fruits, and game are counterbalanced by savory mineral and spice notes on a vibrant and velvety finish, with a sneakily racy acidity, and ripe tannins framing the whole affair. You could certainly enjoy this young, but there is fantastic potential here for aging into something special. One heck of a Savigny-Les-Beaune for those with patience! John McIlwain

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  • 17 in stock
  • $62.99

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Bize, Simon 2015 Savigny-Les-Beaune Les Bourgeots

The Simon Bize 2015 Savigny Les Bourgeots is higher-toned and more tightly wound than the Bourgogne Perrières. The nose is in a cool register: vine smoke, black cherry skin, wild blackberry cassis, mint, and a hint of brambly wet bark. The palate is tightly wound and nervy, but offers a fine tension between cool ripe fruit and a pungent, sapid mineral character. This needs plenty of air to come together, but the purity of fruit and energy that's implied within the structure is intriguing. Decant now or cellar for 3-5 years to allow the elements to integrate. Should be interesting to follow over the next 7-10 years. Quite enjoyable with pasta and a sausage and mushroom ragu, and should work beautifully with pork in a mustard sauce, or with crispy duck confit and a salad of bitter greens. John McIlwain

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  • 26 in stock
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  • 3 in stock
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  • 6 in stock
  • $47.99

  • Biodynamic

Chandon de Briailles 2012 Savigny-les-Beaune

From the lieu-dits Aux Foreaux and Les Saucours. Like most of the 2012s we've sampled, this Savigny-Les-Beaune from biodynamic producer Chandon de Briailles marries intensity and purity within a lean, detailed frame. Aromatically reticent at first, the nose evolves over an evening tending toward black fruits, wild berries, crushed herbs, orange peel, and hints of forest floor. On the palate there is a lively interplay between intense berry flavors, savory notes, dusty tannins and a nearly saline mineral core. There is plenty here. Though a bit taciturn now, there is an agreeable balance which suggests a nice upside for midterm aging. JCM

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $39.99

  • Biodynamic

Chandon de Briailles 2014 Corton Clos du Roi

From .38 HA biodynamically farmed vines averaging over 40 years old, high on the hillside of Corton. Traditionally the most powerful and stern of the stable of red Corton lieu-dits at Chandon de Briailles. 80% whole cluster fermentation. There’s a fair bit of reduction to this initially, but with a long decant this recedes to reveal aromas plummy black fruit, animale funk, black tea, and fresh-turned earth. In the mouth ripe red/black fruit flavors mingle with pungent minerality on the vibrant mid-weight palate. There is good sap and firm, but ripe tannins supporting the fruit on the long, substantial finish. This has real class and should be sensational after 10-15 years in the cellar. John McIlwain

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $159.99

  • Biodynamic

Chandon de Briailles 2014 Pernand-Vergelesses 1er Cru Ile des Vergelesses

While the jewel of the premier crus of Pernand-Vergelesses, like Les Lavières, the Ile de Vergelesses vineyard suffered substantially from the hail of 2013. Another in a series of what Claude de Nicolay refers to as “virtual vintages” only half the normal crop was harvested in the 2014 vintage. In light of the vintage character, fermentation was 40% whole cluster with a somewhat shorter elevage to emphasize the beautifully pure fruit. Here the nose shows a blend of black fruits, wood smoke, baking spices, and faint hints of anise. The mid-weight palate features blackberry, cassis, and blood orange flavors giving way to a pungent, nearly saline minerality, which carries thru on the persistent, sapid finish. This has impeccable balance, if not the power of more blockbuster vintages. This is attractive and has plenty of drive and detail to frame the pure, pretty fruit. John McIlwain

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  • 10 in stock
  • $61.99

  • Biodynamic

Chevrot 2016 Bourgogne Rose 'Sakura'

This Pinot Noir rosé is a blend of the saignée from villages and 1er cru fruit in Maranges, a straight pressing of Hautes Côtes de Beaune fruit, and pellicular maceration of fruit from Hautes Côtes de Beaune. Pale salmon in color and oh-so-fresh, the 2016 Sakura is a bit lighter than the very ripe 2015, with racy minerality, bright acidity, and vivid fruit. The nose combines fresh strawberry, cherry, and crushed herbs, while the refreshing palate features wild strawberry, savory minerality, and a lively, somewhat spicy  finish. Try this perfect summer quaffer with marinated goat cheese, grilled chicken, or a salad made with heirloom tomatoes and fresh local greens. John McIlwain 

  • rosé
  • 15 in stock
  • $23.99

  • Organic
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  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $49.99

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  • 3 in stock
  • $224.99

De Montille 2011 Pommard 1er Cru Grands Epenots

This is ripe and full of red fruit with silky tannins and great acidity and intensity and length. A powerful wine, Grands Epenots is one of the greatest of all Pommard 1er Crus, just a step behind the Rugiens-Bas.This was vinified with 33% whole clusters, a decision made based on the ripeness of the stems. JBT    

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  • 2 in stock
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Lafarge 2011 Beaune 1er Cru Grèves

The Beaune-Grèves is more powerful than the Aigrots; it is earthier and has darker fruit. There is a lot of mouth-weight and tannin, and that wonderful 2011 acidity that comes out on the finish. Like most of Lafarge's wines, this could age for a long time. A great effort! JBT

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  • 3 in stock
  • $99.99

Lafarge 2011 Beaune 1er Cru Les Aigrots

The 1er Cru Les Aigrots is on the mid-to-upper slope on the Pommard side of Beaune, as opposed to the Savigny-les-Beaune side. Aigrots is bordered by Les Clos des Mouches, Les Vignes Franches, Pertuisots, Les Sizies, and Champs Pimont. Domaine Lafarge's vines are about 40 years old and Frederic Lafarge says the vines are very unusual; they are growing in a different way from vine to vine to vine, some are very bushy and some have sparse foliage, which may be because of the great variety of plant material in this vineyard. He said that while some growers removed leaves to promote better air circulation, he likes to leave them on to protect the grapes from the near inevitability of a hailstorm. This wine has great fruit upfront and then tannins and astringency—a big structure and all of the components for a long life. JBT

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  • 1 in stock
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Lafouge 2014 Pommard 1er Cru Les Chanlins

Les Chanlins, a premier cru bordering Volnay, expresses the prettier side of Pommard. A continuation of Volnay Pitures (formerly known as Volnay Chanlins until 2006), the vineyard is steep with more limestone and pebbles rather than clay, producing wines which are typically more generous than backwards.  "Chanlins is one of the most inherently elegant terroirs in Pommards, and the style of the vineyard dovetails with the Lafouge style of winemaking" writes John Gilman. From a small parcel of old vines, the Lafouge 2014 Chanlins shows beautiful aromas of bright red fruits - raspberry, tart cherry and wild strawberry - with earth, citrus, rose, brown spice and game. Lovely tart red fruits on the palate with firm acidity and intense chalky minerality that coats the palate on the long finish. This is a lovely, pure and elegant old-fashioned Burgundy - delicious now with its bright, youthful fruit, best probably 2022 to 2032. DL

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  • 1 in stock
  • $49.99

Lafouge 2015 Auxey-Duresses 1er Cru La Chapelle

La Chapelle is a "climat" within Les Breterins and Reugne, on the steep slope of la Montagne de Bourdon, facing south/southeast. The vines are well-placed in mid-slope and are mostly sixty years-old, giving the most "generous" of the three Lafouge premier crus. The soils here are partially "marnes blanches"which seems to contribute to the more supple and elegant style of wines from this site.   David Lillie     ....................    Tasted in January, the Chapelle impressed me with immediate pretty red fruit on the nose, then dried fruit and cassis on the palate, with a lovely long finish. This should age nicely.  Eben Lillie

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  • 11 in stock
  • $36.99

Lafouge 2015 Auxey-Duresses Rouge

Jean and Gilles Lafouge have produced a delicious "village" Auxey-Duresses in 2015 - those looking for value in red Burgundy should stock-up on this lovely wine! Tasted before bottling in January 2017 the wine showed a lovely bright garnet color with very pretty aromas of tart cherry and wild strawberry with violet and citrus. There is lovely ripeness on the palate with ripe cherry and red currant with nice concentration and balance, and a long finish with lingering red fruits and firm acidity.  This will drink beautifully as a young wine, and over the next five to eight years. Given the reasonable price, this is highly recommended! DL

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $28.99

Lafouge 2015 Pommard 1er Cru Les Chanlins

Black and blue fruits, game, mustard seed, violets on nose. Black tea, plum skin, and a whack of ferrous earth on the dense, verging on brooding palate. Medium tannins and ripe, persistent finish. This is not lightweight, but a firm, strapping Chanlins and quite the wine for lamb, game, or daube. Though rich, this is by no means coarse and shows plenty of class. Good with a decant, better still with 7-10 years in the cellar. John McIlwain

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $51.99

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  • 1 in stock
  • $54.99

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  • 1 in stock
  • $59.99

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  • 2 in stock
  • $27.99

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  • 4 in stock
  • $89.99

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  • 1 in stock
  • $69.99

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  • 1 in stock
  • $39.99

Rapet, Père et Fils 2014 Aloxe-Corton

From old vines on fairly deep iron-rich soils south of the village in three different parcels, Les Boutieres, Les Citernes and Les Combes. Always a ripe, powerful wine, the 2014 Rapet Aloxe-Corton is well-structured for aging and beautifully balanced with firm acidity and the pretty fruit of this vintage that was saved by ample sunshine from mid-August into October. The wine shows elegant aromas of ripe black cherry and blackberry with hints of violet and earth. On the palate there is an intense fusion of mineral flavors with ripe blackberry and red currant fruit, sappy and long,  framed in firm acidity and ample tannin. This is a big, age-worthy Aloxe that will be quite beautiful when mature, best perhaps 2020 - 2030 and beyond. Quite enjoyable now in its intense youth, decant well in advance or open the night before... David Lillie

  • red
  • 11 in stock
  • no discount
  • $28.99

Rapet, Pere et Fils 2014 Beaune 1er Cru Beaune-Grèves

Upon opening Rapet's Grèves is a bit circumspect: initially showing a lot of hedge fruit, wood smoke, soil notes. Nose and palate open to reveal dark fruits, a bit of bramble, sous-bois, spice, cherry pit, and mineral spice. Some structure here, but with fine poise. There's a lovely sweetness within the tannins which bodes well for some time in the cellar to allow all the elements to knit. Near term patience should be well rewarded. Decant now or cellar for 3-5 years and enjoy over the next 10 years. Made a fine pairing with a salad of frisée, duck confit, toasted pecans, and a sherry vinaigrette. John McIlwain

  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • no discount
  • $36.99

Rateau 2008 Beaune 1er Cru Les Reversees

From vines grown in the calcareous clay soils of Les Reversées premier cru toward the bottom of the hill in the center of the slope by Les Teurons. The 2008 shows the cool-toned precision of the vintage. The nose displays dusty black cherry and hedge fruit aromas with notes of herbs and wood smoke. The palate is overtly mineral and savory, with complex soil notes and crushed herbs giving way to more cherry fruit, red currant, orange peel, iron and spice on a mid-weight and persistent finish. This still has a bit of structure to resolve, but it is intriguingly sapid, and satisfyingly earthy. Best now with a decant, better still in 3-5 years. This would pair beautifully with hanger steak and shallots, pasta with wild mushrooms, or roasted guinea hen. John McIlwain

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $37.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Rateau 2014 Beaune Les Prevoles

Jean-Claude Rateau's domaine has been Biodynamic since 1979 and produces lovely light-bodied, old fashioned Burgundies. The 2014 Beaune Les Prévoles (a lieu-dit below 1er Cru Chouacheux and les Tuvilains) shows beautiful aromas of cherry and berry fruits with rose, blood orange and brown spice.  The palate is chalky, ripe and sapid while remaining light and fresh with berry fruits and tart citrusy acids. This develops nicely with aeration, becoming more supple and round, and finishes with stone, mineral and ripe fruits. Serve this delicious wine a bit cool with any mild chicken or white meat dish and goat cheeses, morbier, tomme de savoie. This should age nicely, best perhaps 2020 - 2026.

  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $28.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Rateau 2015 Beaune 1er Cru Les Bressandes

Jean-Claude Rateau has a large parcel in the 1er Cru Les Bressandes on a steep slope facing east with pebbly clay/limestone soils, conducted in biodynamic farming since 1979. The soil is warm and well-drained giving ripe, structured wines. There is a 21-day cuvaison with manual cap-punching followed by 18 months in old barrels.Even with the minimal extraction practiced at the estate, the 2015 Bressandes shows a dense red/black color and aromas of black cherry and ripe strawberry, quite deep with sous-bois, violet, graphite and citrus. The palate is dense and chalky with blackberry, earth, cocoa and minerals with terrific length of red currant, earth and juicy acidity. Even with the weight and ripeness of the vintage, the wine still seems balanced and frames the copious fruit in ample acidity and tannin. This is a beautiful wine that will give great pleasure in its youth and should be a superb mature wine as well, perhaps until 2032 and beyond.  DL

  • red
  • 11 in stock
  • $43.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Rateau 2015 Beaune 1er Cru Les Reversées

Generous black cherry, boysenberry, notes of cherry pit and anise on nose. Ripe mid-weight palate, ripe black fruits, hints of iodine and iron and other soil beneath supple structure. Succulent acidity and savory mineral notes offset the ripeness and lend energy and drive on a rich, palate-coating finish. This has good punch, even if it's more generous than I associate with very young Rateau. The purity of fruit and earth notes are finely balanced and this is an excellent Burgundy for the mid-term. A fine pairing with braised chicken thighs with mustard, tarragon, and shallots. A great value from the pioneer of biodynamic Burgundy! John McIlwain

  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $41.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Rollin 2014 Pernand-Vergelesses

Red/black fruit on the nose. A bit bosky. Bright acid, succulent fruit good balance of bramble and animale on the periphery. Medium tannins. Fresh, punchy attack, lifted mid-palate, good length. There's beautiful poise here between rustic and suave. Good now. Better still in 3-5 years. As always, Rollin remains a solid value in Burgundy and a worthy addition to one's table and cellar. John  McIlwain

  • red
  • 19 in stock
  • $34.99

Rouges-Queues 2015 Maranges Rouge 1er Cru La Fussière

Bright and high-toned, red-fruited on the nose. Lovely red cherry, ripe raspberry, and wild strawberry flavors on a velvety, lissome palate with a rising, energetic finish. This is a pretty, rather than powerful expression of La Fussière and a delicious natural Burgundy. Tasty now, should make for immensely pleasurable drinking with a few years in the cellar. John McIlwain

  • red
  • 15 in stock
  • $44.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 7 in stock
  • $124.99

Voillot, Joseph 2013 Volnay Vieilles Vignes

The 2013 Volnay Vieilles Vignes from Joseph Voillot is marked by the generosity of the vintage. Pure fruit and freshness (not to mention exuberant energy) are hallmarks of the year. Perfumed with aromas of cherry blossom, Morello cherry, baking spices, and black tea on nose. Positively lovely wild cherry fruit and red currant fruit, with supple tannins and a touch of that mineral zang on the supple finish. This is lifted rather than brooding, but has the stuffing for mid-term aging and should evolve beautifully for the next 7-10 years. John McIlwain

  • red
  • 28 in stock
  • $59.99

Cote-de-Nuit

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $339.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $189.99

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $84.99

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  • 9 in stock
  • $84.99

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  • 9 in stock
  • $129.99

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $114.99

Chauvenet 2013 Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Les Perrieres

It's no secret that the Jean Chauvenet's 2012 Nuits St. Georges Les Perrières was one of my favorite red Burgundies of the vintage. The 2013 is another winner for the domaine. Chauvenet's Christope Drag farms a .23 hectare parcel of old vines high on the slope adjacent to Les Poulettes and Les Poirets between the holdings farmed by Henri Gouges and Regis Forey.  The particularly stony soils retain heat and Christophe says this is typically the first vineyard harvested after the Bourgogne. Personally I find it the most effusively perfumed of his wines with his Vaucrains a close second. The bouquet of the 2013 leaps from the glass, with floral aromas, red fruits, and pretty wild berry aromas, giving way to spices and soil notes. The palate is equally fresh, with red berry, strawberry, Morello cherry, and pipe tobacco flavors giving way to a chalky minerality. There is fine energy and cut to this which carries through on a long, lingering, and building finish.  This is certainly a pretty expression of Nuits St. Georges, but has the tannins and acidity to age with grace. John McIlwain

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $99.99

Chauvenet 2013 Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Les Damodes

From the vines planted in southern portion of Damodes planted in 1949 and 1956. There are 40cm of brown gravely clay over mother rock. Medium dark robe. The nose is offers an array of dark fruit and floral notes with hints of grilled meat. The palate is distinctly mineral, with salty, reminiscent of iodine flavors giving way to wild blackberry fruit and very fine, velvety tannins. With are the structure builds, but the fruit keeps pace on a long, rising finish. This should drink on the earlier side and pair beautifully with magret of duck or grilled ribeye with herb butter. John McIlwain

  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $99.99

Chauvenet 2013 Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Les Poulettes

From a .17 HA plot of 60-year-old vines in above Perrieres, on a natural wall of calcaire, or limestone. The name Les Poulettes derives from the small game birds found in the area. Christophe Drag notes the site is very warm and sees little wind, so is the first to flower and first harvested. The 2013 shows aromas of blackberry blossoms, dark hedge fruit, and cool herbal notes on the nose. The palate is black-fruited, offering wild blackberry and dark cherry flavors framed by a distinctive mineral edge on a bright, lifted finish. There's a fine balance of structure and fruit and this should drink beautifully in the near term, though I'd wager given time to integrate the elements, there is nice upside for midterm cellaring. Enjoy with mushroom dishes and certainly squab or poussin! John McIlwain

  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • $87.99

Chauvenet 2013 Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Les Vaucrains

From a .41 HA parcel of old vines next to Chaboeufs on the north side of Vaucrains. The soils are brown, "fat clays make it hard to work the earth" according to vigneron Christophe Drag, with large oolithic stones are the top of the slope. Always the sternest and most majestic of Chauvenet's crus, the 2013 is aromatically dense with layered dark-fruit, game, and spice aromas giving way to pungent soil notes. The palate is similarly complex with pure black cherry, plum, and earthy flavors underlain with distinctively savory, verging on pungent mineral component on a muscular, driving, persistent finish. There are substantial acidity and ripe tannins girding this masculine, but not coarse Vaucrains, which will benefit with time in the cellar. Decant now,  better still in 7-10 years when this should sing. A beautiful Vaucrains! John McIlwain

  • red
  • 28 in stock
  • $119.99

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  • 5 in stock
  • $149.99

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  • 2 in stock
  • $104.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $374.99

Desaunay-Bissey 2014 Chambolle Musigny Combe d'Orveaux VV

From 90 year-old vines in the village portion of Combe d'Orveau. The 2014 is a classic expression of Chambolle-Musigny with pretty high-toned aromas of red fruit, rose petals, and spice. The mid-weight palate is silken and flavors  of ripe red cherry, wild raspberry, and chalk dance on a long, fresh, precise finish.  This is lovely and a fine value in Chambolle. John McIlwain

  • red
  • 23 in stock
  • $62.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $159.99

  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $209.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $499.99

  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $199.99

Jane et Sylvain 2013 Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Fontenys

Jane et Sylvain have a superb, tiny parcel of Gevrey 1er Cru "Fontenys", high up in the southwest, separated from Grand Cru Ruchottes by a dirt track. They are certified organic and age the wine in old barriques. The 2013 is a bit coiled upon opening, but with an hour or so of air opens to reveal cherry and red berry fruit, wet bark, savory earth, and spice notes on the nose. The palate has good density offering sappy cherry fruit, lively acids, and dark-toned minerality with firm but ripe tannins and a very long, savory finish. This is a classy Gevrey which will need 5-8 years to come together but should drink beautifully for another dozen years after that. John McIlwain    In January of 2014, I tasted the 2002 Gevrey 1er Cru Fontenys in the cellar with Jane and Sylvain.Their eldest son was born in 2002, so they saved a bunch for him, but were generous enough to share one with my father and me. It was transcendental - what I refer to as my "religious experience" with red Burgundy, and possibly one of the most memorable wines I've ever tasted. Flowers, stones, dried fruit, the subtle touch of tannin... truly a blissful experience. Jane says the wine has "la finesse du Ruchottes," referring to the Grand Cru vineyard that is literally feet away from the edge of their vines in the Premier Cru Fonteny.  Unfortunately we don't have any of the 2002 at Chambers, but the 2013 is a great purchase for the cellar - patience will reward you if you can wait for it to develop. Eben Lillie  

  • red
  • 10 in stock
  • $54.99

  • Organic

Jane et Sylvain 2014 Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Fonteny

Jane et Sylvain have a superb, tiny parcel of Gevrey 1er Cru "Fonteny", high up in the southwest corner, separated from Grand Cru Ruchottes by a dirt track, certified organic. Four barrels of 2014 Fonteny were produced, of which one was new. Tasted last February the wine showed dense, deep strawberry and black chery fruit with round supple tannins and a very long firm, palate coating finish. Re-tasted in November 2016, the round strawberry fruit is framed in chalky minerals, quite dense and palate-coating, balanced with soft tannins - a very young wine that will be delightful to drink now but best to wait five to ten years for the velvety complexity to come, best perhaps 2021 to 2035. David Lillie

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $64.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Jane et Sylvain 2015 Côte de Nuits Villages Queue de Hareng

The vines are in the lieu-dit "Queue de Hareng" below an old quarry at the top of the slope in Brochon, next to Fixin 1er Cru "la Perrière," on shallow red/brown soils of mountain silt and limestone pebbles over the limestone bedrock. Organic farming, wild-yeast fermentations with minimal SO2. The 2015 Jane et Sylvain Côte de Nuits-Villages is a superb and unusual Burgundy showing intense aromas of ripe strawberry and cherry with rose leaf, brown spice and herbal notes as well as dusty stone and mineral smells which are typical of this vineyard. With aeration the aromas become more pure and fruit-driven and the palate shows lovely black cherry, strawberry and red currant fruit, quite dense and ripe, with a finish that's extraodiarily long and pure. Decant 4 to 6 hours in advance if drinking now or cellar for 3 to five years and drink till 2027. Highly recommended for those who enjoy some minerals in their Burgundy!

  • red
  • 11 in stock
  • $26.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Jane et Sylvain 2015 Bourgogne Passetoutgrain

Jane and Sylvain have done it again! Another beautiful Passetoutgrain from 90% Pinot Noir and 10% Gamay, grown near Gevrey-Chambertin, organically farmed and quite delicious! The 2015 shows ripe aromas of tart cherry and raspberry liqueur with earth and violets. The palate is lively and bright with morello cherry and raspberry with stone, tobacco and citrus, quite vibrant and long. Really a refreshing and delicious wine, perfect for picnics and barbecues, served quite cool. This is a fantastic value and highly recommended.

  • red
  • 19 in stock
  • $14.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Jane et Sylvain 2015 Bourgogne Rouge

Jane et Sylvain: A refreshingly unpretentious name for a small organic estate in Gevrey-Chambertin. Their Bourgogne Rouge is from young vines in a parcel that has never been chemically treated and always tended organically. The 2015 Bourgogne Rouge shows a brilliant red/black color with lovely tart cherry, raspberry and violet aromas, very high-toned and bright. The palate shows the ripeness of 2015 with pretty strawberry and cherry fruit backed by firm acidity, and it finishes with refreshing citrus and red fruits. Serve this lovely Pinot Noir quite cool over the next five years - it's a delicious wine and a great value!

  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $18.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $41.99

  • red
  • 11 in stock
  • $67.99

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $79.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $159.99

Lienhardt, Antoine 2014 Côte de Nuits Villages Les Essards

From low-yielding vines located in Comblanchien (probably more famous for its quarries and eponymous limestone than viticulture), planted in the 1960s by Antoine Lienhardt's grandfather. Les Essards is a short distance from another of Antoine's lieux dits, Les Plantes Aux Bois. There is a thin layer of rocky clay topsoil over Comblanchien limestone and the vine rows run from east to west. A bit circumspect upon opening, decanting reveals red plum and ripe cherry aromas with hints of mustard seed and black tea on the nose. The palate is nervy with bright flavors of brambly red fruit, vibrant acidity, and a pungent, verging on saline minerality on a persistent, and detailed finish. Great lift and purity with wonderful interplay between the pure red fruit and distinctly stony elements. Decant if planning to drink now or cellar for 3-7 years to allow the elements to integrate. John McIlwain

  • red
  • 14 in stock
  • $34.99

  • Organic

Lienhardt, Antoine 2014 Côte de Nuits Villages Les Plantes Aux Bois

A mere 200 meters from Les Essards, Les Plantes Aux Bois has clay top soils overlying the hard limestone mother rock. The nose is generous, perfumed, and dark-fruited with aromas of black raspberry and plum giving way to notes of game and spices. Flavors of blackberry, cassis, and plum dominate on the ripe, mid-weight palate.  There is good freshness, with bright acidity providing lift and drive on a long, lingering, cool-toned finish. Lovely with a quick decant, but plenty of material to justify mid-term cellaring. Delicious! John McIlwain

  • red
  • 18 in stock
  • $34.99

  • Organic

Lignier, Hubert 2014 Morey St. Denis Trilogie

From old vines planted in three different lieux-dits in Morey Saint Denis (Chenevery, Clos Solon, and Porroux). There's plenty to like here. Violets, cherry pit, iodine, game on nose. Palate layered and suave with some structure to resolve. Flavors of plum skin, cherry pit, rose hip, iron.Good freshness and density. Decant now or cellar for 5-7 years to allow elements to integrate. John McIlwain

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $79.99

  • Organic
  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $79.99

Lignier-Michelot 2015 Bourgogne Rouge

From 50+ year-old vines. The 2015 Bourgogne from Lignier-Michelot is perfumed with aromas of ripe black cherry, mulberry, soil, and violet on the nose. The ripe, medium-weight palate offers flavors of bright cherry, wild raspberry, on a long supple punchy finish. This is a great Bourgogne that just cries out for duck confit! -John McIlwain

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $31.99

  • Organic

Lignier-Michelot 2015 Fixin 1er Cru Les Arvelets

Les Arvelets premier cru is located on the top of the slope on the Marsannay side of Fixin. It shares more of the high-toned coltish character of that village than the Gevrey nature of the premier crus to its south, with soils comprised of small stones and sand over hard limestone.  Planted in the 1950s and 1980s. The 2015 Les Arvelets is black-fruited with ripe aromas of bing cherry and dewberry, brambles, and cinnamon, layered with notes of sousbois, iron, and a kiss of oak. The palate displays a cool edge with a fine bead of minerality offsetting the ripeness of the fruit. There's good balance here and this should blossom beautifully with 3 to 5 years in the cellar. John McIlwain

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $49.99

Lignier-Michelot 2015 Morey Saint Denis 1er Cru Les Faconnières

Les Faconnières, planted in 1948, is located beneath Clos St. Denis. 50% whole cluster. This is always the most stylish of Virgile Lignier's premier crus. More floral and denser on the palate than Les Chenevery, with a good deal of the class of the grand crus. The 2015 is effusively perfumed with heady aromas of black and red hedge fruits, wild cherry, and spice. The palate is distinctly mineral, framing lush flavors of sweetly ripe cherry and blackberry, with notes of game and mustard seed on a tense, vibrant finish. As with others of Lignier-Michelot's 2015s, the effusive ripeness in underlain by good structure and bodes well for long-term cellaring. John McIlwain

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $114.99

  • Organic

Lignier-Michelot 2015 Morey Saint Denis 1er Cru Les Faconnières 1.5L

Les Faconnières, planted in 1948, is located beneath Clos St. Denis. 50% whole cluster. This is always the most stylish of Virgile Lignier's premier crus. More floral and denser on the palate than Les Chenevery, with a good deal of the class of the grand crus. The 2015 is effusively perfumed with heady aromas of black and red hedge fruits, wild cherry, and spice. The palate is distinctly mineral, framing lush flavors of sweetly ripe cherry and blackberry, with notes of game and mustard seed on a tense, vibrant finish. As with others of Lignier-Michelot's 2015s, the effusive ripeness in underlain by good structure and bodes well for long-term cellaring. John McIlwain

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $264.99

  • Organic
  • red
  • 7 in stock
  • $64.99

Magnien, Stephane 2014 Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Sentiers

This a wonderful expression of Les Sentiers, aromatically expressive and layered. There are bright aromas of black cherry, raspberry, violets, woody herbs, and game on the nose. The mid-weight palate initially shows brambly black fruits, and pungent soil flavors. With time in the glass notes of dark cherry and cherry pit appear along with a savory ferrous minerality and spice notes. The tension between fruit and earthiness is compelling and will gain in complexity with time in the cellar. More expressive on the second day. If enjoying now, decant for several hours or revisit in 7-10 years and enjoy for the decade following.  John McIlwain

  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $63.99

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $115.99

Magnien, Stephane 2014 Morey-Saint-Denis 1er Cru Les Monts Luisants

Situated just above Clos de la Roche, the Magnien's 2014 1er Cru Mont-Luisants shares the grand cru's "inherent lushness" (Clive Coates) in this lovely vintage for Burgundy. The wine shows a deep red-black color with lush aromas of blackberry, plum and ripe strawberry with earth, graphite and citrus. Dense ripe blackberry and black cherry fruit coats the palate with hints of bitter chocolate and soil. Surprisingly round but with nice chalky acidity and a long finish of citrus and pretty berry fruits. Quite delicious now, this lovely wine will offer superb drinking with a little time in the cellar, perhaps best 2020 - 2035. DL  Black cherry, animale, ferrous, brambly on the nose. Savory flavors of iodine, black tea, wild blackberry on the palate. Needs a decant to enjoy now,  but there's good fundamental ripeness and structure. Great stony persistence on finish. Carafe or cellar for 5-7 years and enjoy over the next decade. John McIlwain

  • red
  • 7 in stock
  • $58.99

  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $127.99

Magnien, Stephane 2015 Morey-Saint-Denis

The young and very talented Stéphane Magnien is producing delicious, old fashioned Burgundies from his beautifully tended vineyards in and around Morey-Saint-Denis. The estate has never used herbicides and uses a plowing regimen designed to force the roots deeper into the limestone bedrock. The "village" wine is always one of my favorite recommendations in Burgundy due to its elegance, balance, lovely fruit and great value. The 2015 is particularly beautiful, showing a bit more depth and ripeness than the excellent 2014, with aromas of blackberry and strawberry liqueur, violet, brown spice, orange peel, smoke and earth. The palate is dense, but not over-ripe, with earthy black fruits, bitter chocolate, citrus and spice with a core of firm acidity and mineral flavors. Quite delicious as a young wine, this ripe and elegant Morey-Saint-Denis will be at its best from approximately to 2022 to 2030. Those looking for value in a 2015 red Burgundy should consider buying a case of this lovely wine.  David Lillie

  • red
  • 17 in stock
  • $39.99

Magnien, Stephane 2015 Morey-Saint-Denis 1er Cru Cuvée "Aux Petites Noix"

From two premier crus, Les Gruenchers and Clos Baulet, mid slope in Morey Saint-Denis, giving a slightly fuller wine than Faconnieres. As with all of Stephane's parcels, there is a high percentage of old vines of "pinot tordu." The wine is more structured due to the deeper clay soils and gets less pigeage. The 2015, tasted in January 2017, was less aromatic than the Faconnières with very deep ripe red and black fruits, with herbal and mineral flavors and terrific length. This will need time in the cellar but should be a superb mature wine. David Lillie

  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $55.99

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $449.99

Rateau 2015 Gevrey-Chambertin

From two small parcels in "Aux Eletois" (below Grand Cru Griottes)  and "les Epointures" (below 1er Cru Clos Prieur) on the more fine and aromatic side of Gevrey.The 2015 shows a lovely bright red/black color with high-toned aromas of ripe black cherry and strawberry with violet and graphite. The palate is dense and ripe with tart red fruits, very pure and long with hints of licorice and citrus with a chalky mineral backbone. Drink now to enjoy the lush, bright fruit or cellar five to eight years, then drink until 2030. Lovely wine. DL

  • red
  • 10 in stock
  • $39.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Taupenot-Merme 2015 Bourgogne Rouge

Organic since 2001, Taupenot-Merme, located in Morey St. Denis (with substantial holdings in St. Romain) produces classically styled Burgundies. The 2015 Bourgogne Rouge was fermented in tank and raised in older barrels. The nose is effusive and dark fruited, with aromas of black cherry, cherry stone , and violets, with notes of game and earth.  The mid-weight palate similarly displays flavors of bing cherry, damson plum, underbrush and spice with good drive and life on a persistent, bright finish. Enjoy with roasted pork, or braised chicken, and strong cheeses. John McIlwain

  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • red
  • 31 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • red
  • 17 in stock
  • $42.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Loire

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $23.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Batardiere 2015 Anjou Clos des Cocus

Anjou last year, Vin de France this year (the mystery of the Appellation board!), this is Chenin Blanc from Anjou, whether or not it's on the label. Dense, and crystalline, witn mint flower and and cooked apples on the nose, a touch of honeysuckle and vanilla on the palate. Stones, herbs, and a touch of refreshing salinity in the super long finish. This is truly a young wine, and a big expression of Chenin. A fascinating bottle to have over several days. One really gets the sense that this young Thomas Batardiere is getting very comfortable and connected with his vineyards.Drink now with a proper decant or put it away for a while! Eben Lillie

  • white
  • 6 in stock
  • $23.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white
  • 5 in stock
  • $17.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Baudouin 2010 Layon Bruandieres

* This wine is in the warehouse and will not be available for pick-up or delivery until after Labor Day.

  • white sweet
  • 3 in stock
  • $48.99

Baudry 2014 Chinon Cuvée Domaine

We're very excited about the arrival of the superb 2014 Chinon "Cuvee Domaine" from Bernard and Matthieu Baudry.  All Cabernet Franc of course, a blend of 75% from a parcel in St. Louans, where the thin clay/limestone soils give earthy well-structured wines, with 25% from gravel soils near Cravant, giving supple fruit and freshness. Organic farming, wild-yeast fermentation, aging in 5 to 10 year-old wooden vats and casks. Tasted from barrel in February of 2016 the wine was quite beautiful , if a bit closed, showing lovely pure red fruit aromas with a supple, ripe palate, very deep and long and framed in perfect earthy acidity. Upon arrival in NY (October 2016), the wine is singing, with aromas of wild strawberry and red currant with white pepper, earth and cocoa. The palate is fresh and balanced with pretty red fruits, earth and citrus notes, really long and lovely. This will be a superb and unique Chinon, both to drink young and for cellaring of fifteen to twenty years. Serve cool with roast chicken, pork dishes, charcuterie, green vegetables and mild cheeses.  Highly recommended. DL (Those who want a bit of the mature experience should:  open the bottle, taste - yum - re-cork and put in fridge; wait three days, enjoy!)   Featured in the NY Times "20 Wines Under $20" 01/12/17

  • red
  • 60 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Baudry 2014 Chinon Le Clos Guillot

Le Clos Guillot is a beautiful south-east facing vineyard, just east of the town of Chinon, above the Clos de l'Olive and adjacent to Le Chêne Vert. The upper slope of the parcel is clay over limestone (the lower part has sand and gravel over the rock, which permitted a tiny separate production from franc de pied vines, now mostly deceased) and the vines are young, planted from 1993 to 2000. Fermentation in wooden cuves, 12 months of aging in two to five year-old barriques, 9 additional months in unlined cement vats. We have been buying this wine since it's first production in 2000 – it's one of the most elegant and Burgundian of Chinons. In 2014, the Baudrys produced superb wines with perfect balance and lovely, pure fruit. Their precise vinifications, matched to each different terroir, with no new oak, minimal sulfur, and elevage of the right length and in the right barrel, foudre or vat, gave elegant and delicous results. The 2014 Clos Guillot is a black/purple color with red rim, showing intense aromas of red currant, boysenberry, blackberry, fines herbs, citrus and stone with hints of dark chocolate and musk. The palate shows bright, lush, sappy red and black fruits with bright acidity lifting the flavors and coating the palate with citrusy red fruits, saline minerals and wet stone.  Beautiful wine! Case quantities are possible, but don't delay. DL

  • red
  • 14 in stock
  • $31.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Breton, Catherine et Pierre 2011 Bourgueil Les Perrieres

Tasted twice in February 2016 and 2017, the 2011 Les Perrières has impressed both times with it's structure and complexity, showing dense, deep earthy red fruits with meaty and herbal notes. There is ample tannin for aging, but there is good ripeness that opens up nicely with decanting. This superb Bourgueil will accompany grilled pork and beef and full-flavored cheeses. Decant 3 to 4 hours in advance if serving now, or cellar - best perhaps 2020 to 2030. DL

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $41.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Breton, Catherine et Pierre 2011 Chinon Saint-Louans

From 30 to 45 year-old vines on beautiful clay/limestone terroir in Saint-Louans, on slopes above the Vienne. The 2011 Saint-Louans received 30 months of aging in used barrels. This is an elegant wine, very marked by the limestone  and rounded nicely by the extended aging.  The aromas are complex and lovely with slightly spicy red fruit and earth tones. The palate is balanced with delicacy and power, indicating long aging potential. Carafe if drinking now, best perhaps 2025 - ?

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $41.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Breton, Catherine et Pierre 2014 Bourgueil Clos Sénéchal (Arrives 9/21)

The Clos Sénéchal is a south-facing mid-slope vineyard, with soils of clay and limstone over the Turonian limeston bedrock. The vines are 35 to 50 years old, replaced slowly by massale selection. The grapes are hand-harvested into 20 kilo crates, there is a three-week alcoholic fermentation with wild yeasts, no added SO2. Two year elevage in Grenier foudres with minimal SO2 added before bottling. The 2014 is a superb example of Clos Sénéchal showing a deep red/black color and aromas of ripe blackberry and cassis with earth, violet, pepper, spiced citrus and animal notes. The palate is deep and ripe with fantastic density of fruit but perfectly balanced with firm acidity at only 12.5% alcohol. There is a fine-grained, intense texture with pure black fruits, earth, graphite and dark chocolate that continue in the long, focused finish. This is a wine of earth and elegance that is enjoyable in its youth, decanting advised - or hold for 5 to 8 years, perhaps best 2025 to 2040 and beyond. Save your money on C*** R******* and put some Clos Sénéchal in your cellar!

  • red
  • 25 in stock
  • $32.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Breton, Catherine et Pierre 2015 Bourgueil Franc de Pied

The 2015 Breton Bourgueil Franc de Pied is from ungrafted vines planted in 1993 in soils with a high content of sharp-grained sands which has, so far, deterred the phylloxera from attacking the vines. Surprisingly austere n this sunny vintage, the wine shows aromas of red currant and raspberry with leafy herbal notes, mint, musk and white pepper.The palate is light but sappy at 12% alcohol (the ungrafted vines always give a wine with less alcohol) red currant and dark berry fruits with mineral notes, chalk and citrus. Decanting many hours in advance is recommended, or five to ten years of aging, to allow the wine to open up and show the unique character of the franc de pied vines.

  • red
  • 7 in stock
  • $32.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Breton, Catherine et Pierre 2015 Bourgueil Trinch!

This delicious Bourgueil is from young vines on clay and gravel soils over limestone, harvested by hand into small baskets and vinified to extract the primary aromas. Trinch is particularly yummy in 2015, a sunny vintage bringing wines with lush, supple fruit, and a bit less acidity than the norm.  The color is dense red/black with deep aromas of blackberry, violet and bitter chocolate with a hint of roast meat. Intense black fruits on the palate with earthy, saline minerals, musk and citrus, very supple and ripe with a nice bright finish. This is a great thirst-quenching Bourgueil to serve cool with charcuterie, roast chicken, pork and full-flavored cheeses. 

  • red
  • 29 in stock
  • $22.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $29.99

  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $34.99

  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $34.99

Chevalerie 2012 Bourgueil Chevalerie

We're big fans of the Caslot family at Domane de la Chevalerie, who  make soulful Bourgueils from organic vineyards on their varied terroirs.  The Chevalerie vineyard is on mid-slope Turonian limestone with clay and alluvial sand and gravel topsoils, rich in silex; the vines average about 60 years of age. The lovely 2012 Chevalerie shows vivid aromas of berry liqueurs, bitter chocolate, earth and brown spice. The palate is dense and supple with ripe blackberry, cocoa, earth and mineral flavors balanced by cool acidity. The finish is long and lush with blackberry, prune, citrus and saline minerals. This is a lovely old-school Bourgueil to drink over the next 15 years - delicious now perhaps best from 2020 to 2025.

  • red
  • 13 in stock
  • $23.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Closel 2015 Savennières Les Caillardières

The Domaine du Closel "Caillardières" is a demi-sec Savennières that we have enjoyed immensely in the past - we're glad to see it back in the US and we can't wait to try it! "The grapes are harvested later ; the berries are golden, producing wines with aromas of baked apple, exotic fruits, raisins and toasted almonds. That terroir gives the wine a very silky texture, characteristic of these sandstone schist parcels. This wine is vinified and aged in barrels (French oak, 12 months) and reveals through natural micro-oxygenation this slightly bitter aftertaste that will give an interesting body to the wine. Rather smooth on the palate this wine has character. It pairs very well with artichokes or asparagus, other vegetables difficult to pair with wine. It is also popular with sweet and savory dishes such as veal stew with orange, monkfish with honey and cider vinegar, roasted pork with pineapple." - from the Domaine du Closel website.

  • white
  • 5 in stock
  • $47.99

  • Organic

Closel (Château des Vaults) 2015 Savennières Clos du Papillon

The 2015 Clos du Papillon has just arrived in NY - it promises to be a great vintage for this wonderful Savennières, certainly one of the top wines of the appellation. We will post a tasting note ASAP, meanwhile here is information from the domain's website: "The Clos du papillon is a small valley at mid slope, beautifully exposed southwest to the light of the Loire. There are schist, rhyolite but also quartz. The topsoil layer is very shallow (60 cm) which provides excellent drainage for rainwater. The vine growing conditions are difficult, forcing it to develop its roots deep in the rock cracks to draw nutrients. The climate in that parcel allows for a level of highly advanced maturity. With grapes that concentrate aromas under the action of Botrytis. The Clos du papillon is harvested in two selections : The first selection during the « Fresh Fruit aroma » period and the second one later with some botrytis during the « cooked fruit, quince and smoked aromas » period. Both selections are put in barrels and assembled 16 months later. The wine then remains a few months in vats. This assemblage of the two styles of grapes results in a full bodied wine, with a citrus finish on very first attack, followed by sensations of ripe and exotic fruit with a very distinguished touch of bitterness or toasted almonds on the finish. The long aging on the lees gives it a nice smoothness. The « brandy » nose is characterized by aromas of evolution. The body and the very long finish make the Clos du Papillon a gastronomic wine to accompany lobster, scallops, smoked fish, Turbots, Saint Peter. It is also interesting with delicate white meats such as veal or capon, along with truffles or mushrooms. Classic mountain cheeses like old Salers, or 5 to 6 years old Comté are equally delicious with this great Savennières."

  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $49.99

  • Organic

Coulaine 2014 Chinon La Diablesse

The Chateau de Coulaine has been in continuous production since 1300 (AD, that is) and is now directed by Etienne de Bonaventure who took charge in 1988 and quickly converted the domaine to organic and Biodynamic agriculture. Only available in the US at Chambers Street, the 2014 La Diablesse (named after Marie Madeleine de Vassé, Marquise de la Rochebousseau, known for her nasty temper and the murder of her brother-in-law in the time of Louis the Fifteen) is a beautiful old-vine Chinon from clay/limestone and sandy clay soils near "Les Picasses."  The wine shows the beautful fruit and perfect balance of the 2014 Chinons, with a bright red/black color and aromas of ripe raspberry with violet and spice, quite cool and vivid, with hints of earth and musk. The palate is dense and ripe but not at all heavy, at 12.5% alcohol, showing elegant red and black fruits with hints of menthol, graphite and earth; ending with firm acidity and mineral flavors in the long finish. This is a very pretty Chinon showing great depth and balance from the 40 to 80 year-old vines. Decant a few hours if drinking now, and serve a bit cool, best 2022 - 2032. Beautiful wine!  David Lillie

  • red
  • 19 in stock
  • no discount
  • $34.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Coulaine 2014 Chinon Les Picasses

This is a sensational "les Picasses" from Etienne and Pascale de Bonnaventure at Chateau de Coulaine, who have been practising organic and biodynamic agriculture since taking charge in 1988. The parcel is at the top of the vineyard with southern exposure, on the classic clay/limestone "tuffeau" in Beaumont-en-Veron. This quite dense and powerful Chinon is aged in one-third new barrels and barrels of one and two wines.The wine shows a dark red/black color with beautiful aromas of ripe strawberry and black-raspberry with earth, citrus and spice, really deep and pretty. The palate is quite dense and a bit tight, with dark berry fruits framed in  a touch of oak. The fruit is elegant and deep and the wine finishes with black fruits, earth, firm acidity and elegant tannins. This is a "serious" Chinon of terroir that will age beautifully, best 2022 to 2035.    David Lillie

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $27.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 7 in stock
  • $24.99

Deboutbertin 2015 VdF Baliverne (Grolleau)

This offering from Deboutbertin is 100% Grolleau from a parcel on Schiste and sandstone, from vines that were planted in 1950. The vineyard is tiny, at 25 ares  (a bit more than a half-acre), and yields are quite low, at about 20hl/ha. The 2015 is a bit more elegant than the previous vintage, with really fine tannin and a long finish. There's a hint of "barnyard" on the nose, with plenty of the vibrant fruit on the palate, and though it's relatively dark in the glass, at 10.5% alcohol, it's super easy to drink! Serve with a slight chill.  Eben Lillie

  • red
  • 11 in stock
  • $20.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Domaine du Fresche 2015 "Goeland" Sparkling Rosé (Cabernet/Grolleau)

Fresche bubbles! This is a blend of Cab and Grolleau, with no dosage. There's very subtle amount of fruit here, but it betrays it's rosey hue and drinks more like a sparkling white, with more stones and minerality than red fruit. It's totally dry, and refreshing, with a bit of structure in the back palate. All in all, a fantastic sparkling option for only $15!   Eben Lillie

  • rosé sparkling
  • 10 in stock
  • no discount
  • $14.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Domaine du Fresche 2016 Anjou Gamay

This humble wine has been a local favorite here at Chambers Street since we started working with Alain Bore a couple of years ago. It's not like many of the Gamay offerings we typically have from the Loire... it's made with a more traditional maceration, and has some tannin as a result. Though still providing bright red fruit and zippy acidity, it also shows some black cherry, and isn't too light. Medium bodied, graceful and pretty, while at the same time structured and dark as well. Truly one of the best values at Chambers Street!  Eben Lillie

  • red
  • 10 in stock
  • $11.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Domaine du Fresche 2016 Rose de Loire Pinot Noir/Grolleau

"A Rosé Can Bloom in Winter, too" said Eric Asimov in the NY Times (Jan 26, 2011) and the Fresche 2016 Rosé de Loire is the perfect candidate. 50% Pinot Noir and 50% Grolleau, organic farming, wild yeast fermentation. Beautiful aromas of ripe raspberry, peach and rose with a hint of spice. The palate is lush and dense with raspberry and red currant liqueur backed with firm acidity and mineral flavors. The finish is long and lovely with ripe berry fruits and citrusy acids. This full-bodied rosé is insanely delicious and a great value. Serve with pork chops, roast chicken, middle eastern foods, salads and cheeses or just sip by itself.  DL

  • rosé
  • 53 in stock
  • $11.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Ecu (Bossard & Van Herck) 2015 Muscadet Sèvre et Maine Granite

Guy Bossard is one of the heroes of French viticulture, having rejected modern chemical farming upon assuming the family estate, becoming certified organic in 1972, then progressing to Biodynamic farming in 1996. And this in a region where there was little recognition or financial reward for his intense work and the higher quality of his wines. Happily, Guy has been an inspiration for many growers in the region and is still producing superb wines, while in semi-retirement, with his new associate Fred Niger Van Herck.  The Domaine de l'Ecu  2015 "Granite" is particularly outstanding. As usual with this cuvée it's a bit musty and closed when first opened — decanting is advised — followed by aromas of lemon peel, dried pear, wet stone and lime-flower with hints of almond and petrol. The palate is dense and very long in this ripe vintage with intense stony flavors, pear, citrus and anis.  A bit more open and accessible than some vintages of Granite but with ample structure and acidity for aging — perhaps best 2020 to 2029. Serve this summer with oysters, cod and sole, then with richer dishes after the wine matures. Bravo to Guy and Fred! 

  • white
  • 12 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Fresche (Domaine du) 2014 Anjou Coteaux de la Loire Vieille Seve

A delicious demi-sec Chenin Blanc from Alain and Christine Bore! Honey-tinged and luscious on the nose with baked peaches, mango, pineapple, lime zest, heather, red delicious apple skin, and tangerine. Mellow and round on the palate, but balanced with exotic tropical fruits, lemon meringue, salty pineapple, honey, and Marcona almond. Tropical fruit and grapefruit endure on the finish, along with a sweetness that is never cloying. Pair with all kinds of dessert, but a summery fruit tart would be best! Tim Gagnon  

  • white sweet
  • 5 in stock
  • $16.99

  • Organic

Fresche (Domaine du) 2016 IGP Val de Loire Rouge Gorge

50% Pinot Noir and 50% Grolleau grown by Alain and Christine Bore, the sixth generation on their organic estate in Anjou. This unusual blend of Pinot Noir and Grolleau is sensational in 2016 showing a bright red/black color and lush aromas of ripe blackberry aand raspberry with dark chocolate, violet, brown spice and citrus. The palate is supple and juicy with deep berry fruits backed by bright acidity - a great combination of ripeness and bright refreshment. The finish is long and lush. Serve this super-delicious wine quite cool with charcuterie, mild cheeses, chicken and pork dishes - just about anything. Drink happily over the next 2 years, highly recommended!  Did we mention that it's a fantastic value?  DL

  • red
  • 20 in stock
  • $11.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Gilbert 2015 Menetou-Salon Blanc

This Sauvignon Blanc comes from biodynamically farmed grape vines very close to the more famous appellation of Sancerre in the eastern Loire Valley. A far cry from the crisp and facile Sancerres that have given the appellation and the grape their reputations, this wine offers complex aromas of lemon thyme and lemon balm, a delicious melding of citrus and herbal aromas, and nice density in the mid-palate.  

  • white
  • 8 in stock
  • $22.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $22.99

  • white
  • 10 in stock
  • $26.99

Grandes Vignes 2013 Bonnezeaux Le Malabé

If you have a sweet tooth, this Chenin is for you! Bonnezeaux is one of a few sweet wine appellations in the Loire Valley, where grapes are required to be over-ripe, and are sometimes affected by noble rot. "Le Malabé" has about 130 grams of residual sugar, but I honestly thought it was about 80g when I first tasted this wine, thanks to the high acidity and the ample minerality that the schiste soils provide. Just bringing the wine to the nose, one is greeted with honey, quince and with some subtle sweet spice aromas that tickle the senses. On the palate, it's dense, ripe and absolutely delicious. Francois from Grandes Vignes mentioned to me that 2013 was OK for reds in the Loire, very good for their dry Chenin Blanc, and exceptional for the sweet wines. Case in point! Drink now if you're craving sometime sweet, or age for decades.   Eben Lillie

  • white sweet
  • 3 in stock
  • $33.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • red
  • 14 in stock
  • $19.99

Grandes Vignes 2014 Vin de France Et Ce Terra Blanc

Chenin Blanc fermented and aged in amphora with no sulfur added. It's not a common occurrence, but we're very happy to have the opportunity to share this unique wine. The nose is floral, and stony, with hints of stone fruit, but the really fascinating aspect of the wine is the texture. Just letting the wine sit on the palate, I experienced earthiness (possible, but rare for a white wine), crystalline acidity, density in the mid-palate, and a long, mineral finish. Highly recommended for Chenin aficionados and those who are interested in the growing category of amphora wines.   Eben Lillie

  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $34.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur
  • white
  • 15 in stock
  • $20.99

  • white sparkling
  • 12 in stock
  • no discount
  • $15.99

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $17.99

  • red
  • 15 in stock
  • $17.99

  • red
  • 13 in stock
  • $14.99

Grandes Vignes NV Vin de France Bulle Nature Rose

This Brut Nature from Domaine les Grandes Vignes is a blend of Gamay and Groslot in Biodynamic farming, naturally vinified with zero sulfur added. Dark pink garnet color; lovely aromas of red currant, candied strawberry and violets. Soft bubbles with ripe red currant and berry fruits - quite rich but dry and balanced, really delicious! Serve as an aperitif or with a meal - perect at a picnic with chicken or veggies. Bravo to the Vaillant family for great farming and natural vinifications.

  • rosé sparkling
  • 14 in stock
  • no discount
  • $18.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Guion 2014 Bourgueil Deux Monts

From  80 year-old vines in "Petits Monts" and "Grand Monts" towards the top of the slope above Benais, facing roughly south-west, clay over Turonien limestone (tuffeau, craie micacée). This is the terroir giving the most elegant and age-worthy Bourgueils.  18 month elevage ; 40% in cuve inox, 20% in one new 400 liter barrel, 20% in one-year and 20% in two-year old barrels, assembled two months before bottling.  Tasted in February 2016, the wine was fairly closed and tight, with deep, pure black fruits and perfect balance. This will be a sensational mature wine, best to wait eight to ten years, or more, then drink until 2040. 

  • red
  • 10 in stock
  • $28.99

  • Organic

Guion 2015 Bourgueil Cuvée Prestige

When we started with Stéphane Guion, selling the 2005 Cuvée Prestige, we referred to the Revue Vin de France article on this unknown domaine - "These are not fashionable wines, due to the dynamic acidity, but for those who love the flavors of terroir they are a priority discovery that are a credit to the Loire." Indeed, organic farming going back to 1965, and a regimen of shallow plowing that keeps soil ph low, gives Stephane's wines a unique bright acidity and high mineral content underlying the beautiful fruit of his old vines. And in 2015 there was gorgeous fruit in Chinon and Bourgueil, despite the late rains that softened the wines at some estates. The 2015 Cuvée Prestige, from forty to eighty year-old vines in parcels around Benais, is  a vibrant, joyous wine that shows a bright deep garnet color and elegant, ripe aromas of strawberry and red currant liqueur with hints of violet, dusty stone and black pepper. The palate is sapid and ripe but lifted by refreshing acidity, with lush berry liqueurs, saline minerals and citrus. The finish is long with lingering sappy fruit, earthy acidity and spice. Thanks to the Guion family for this soulful and delicious wine! (Aging potential of twenty to thirty years, but it's so delicious now that leaving it in the cellar will be difficult.)  David Lillie

  • red
  • 13 in stock
  • $14.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Guion 2016 Bourgueil Cuvée Domaine

From 15 to 40 year-old vines on clay/limestone soils in Benais, in organic agriculture since 1965. The 2016 vntage shows quite deep red/black color with bright aromas of ripe black raspberry, black cherry, pepper, earth and clove. The palate is sapid and bright, with the firm acidity aways present in Guion's wines. The black raspberry and red currant fruit is light and bright, at 12% alcohol, and the finish is refreshing and mineral. This young and vibrant wine will benefit from decanting well in advance (or opening the night before). Serve cool with charcuterie, roast chicken, pork chops and burgers. Thanks to Domaine Guion for two generations of organic agriculture and natural winemaking!

  • red
  • 10 in stock
  • $12.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Huet 1989 Vouvray Clos du Bourg Moelleux

This wine is in the warehouse and will not be available for pick-up or delivery until after Labor Day.

  • white sweet
  • 2 in stock
  • $139.99

  • white sweet
  • 14 in stock
  • $149.99

Huet 1989 Vouvray Haut Lieu Moelleux 1er Trie

This wine is in the warehouse and will not be available for pick-up or delivery until after Labor Day.

  • white sweet
  • 7 in stock
  • $154.99

  • white sweet
  • 10 in stock
  • $149.99

Huet 2015 Vouvray Le Haut Lieu Moelleux

2015 Le Haut Lieu Moelleux: 12.5% alc, 45 gr/l RS. A very graceful wine. Ripe mango, pineapple stalk, candied grapefruit peel, lychee, and a hint of wool rise from the glass. The palate perfectly balances opulent fruit and sweetness with bright acidity and a scintillating texture. Although approachable now, it'd be great in 5-7 years. Tim Gagnon

  • white sweet
  • 1 in stock
  • $45.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • white
  • 11 in stock
  • $35.99

  • white
  • 6 in stock
  • $39.99

Jousset, Lise et Bertrand 2015 Montlouis-sur-Loire 1er RV "Version Longue"

The 2015 Jousset 1er Rendez-Vous "Version Longue"is from 5 to 100 year-old vines from 8 parcels in Montlouis with clay and silex soils over limestone. The grapes are hand-harvested into small containers, all cellar functions are by gravity, fermentations are with wild yeasts, aging is 10 months in large used barrels  then an additional 12 months in vat. 

  • white
  • 15 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white sparkling
  • 9 in stock
  • no discount
  • $19.99

  • white
  • 12 in stock
  • $17.99

  • rosé sparkling
  • 8 in stock
  • no discount
  • $16.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

La Lunotte (Chistophe Foucher) 2015 Vin de France Haut Plessis (Menu Pineau)

Christophe Foucher at La Lunotte makes brilliant natural wines on his tiny estate in Coufy, near our friends at Clos Roche Blanche in Touraine. He practices uncompromising organic work in the vineyard and vinifies without sulfur and bottles by hand.This is a superb Menu Pineau, combining density of fruit with the unusual high-acid character of the grape. From very low-yielding vineyards above the Cher river, near St Aignan.  It's a richer style with more skin contact than those of Puzelat/Tue-Boeuf. Christophe transfers his wines from tank into small barrels as soon as the fermentation is under way, where they stay until bottling by hand without filtration. More of an "orange wine" in 2015, the wine shows complex aromas of citrus peel, pear, peach and almond with dried fruits and brown spice. The palate is ripe and full, with firm acidity, showing candied citrus, hay, ripe pear, apricot and stone with white fruits and minerals in the finish. This is an unusual and delicious natural wine - serve with fish or chicken in sauce, full-flavored sushi, and flavorful cheeses. David Lillie

  • white
  • 10 in stock
  • $18.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

La Lunotte (Christophe Foucher) 2015 Vin de France Les Rossignoux (Sauvignon Blan

Warning! This wine is not for everyone, but if you like natural wines that are outrageously delicious, complex and full of character, then you will love the Rossignoux 2015. From vines just east of the Clos Roche Blanche in Touraine. Pale gold color. Intriguing aromas of dried pear, quince, ripe melon, hay, lemon confit and white pepper. The palate is dense and ripe with pear, lemon, caramel and mineral flavors backed with firm acidity. The finish is long with citrus and white fuits. Zero SO2 and 100% delicious - another beautiful natural wine from Christophe Foucher! DL

  • white
  • 11 in stock
  • $18.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Lambert, Patrick 2014 Chinon L'Ame d'Antan

This beautiful Chinon is from 65 to 70 year-old vines in sandy clay soils over limestone in Sonnay, near Cravant. The wine ages for 18 months in old barrels, less than 200 cases are made. The 2014 Ame D'Antan shows a deep black/garnet color with elegant aromas of ripe blackberry and strawberry with hints of violet, prune, citrus and crushed stone. The palate is dense but bright, with a silky texture, showing pure blackberry fruit with earth and licorice with firm mineral acidity. Good length with lingering berry and mineral flavors. Delicious now, it will age beautifully, probably best 2020 to 2030+. Highly recommended. DL

  • red
  • 14 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Organic

Lambert, Patrick 2014 Chinon Vieilles Vignes

The delicious Chinon Vieilles Vignes of Patrick Lambert is from 55 year-old vines on sandy clay soils over limestone. Hand harvested and femented with wild yeasts, as are all of Lambert's wines, the Vieilles Vignes gets 12 months of aging in old barrels. The wine shows a deep red/black color and ripe blackberry and strawberry aromas with pepper, earth and citrus. The palate shows earthy blackberry and strawberry compote with prune and bitter chocolate with firm citrusy acids. This is a complex, old-fashioned Chinon that will acoompany roast chicken and anything off the grill, served a bit cool. Age for five to ten years for a mature experience. And at $14.99 it's a fabulous value!

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $14.99

  • Organic

Lambert, Patrick 2015 Chinon Rosé

(Last of stock) This delightful Chinon Rosé comes from Patrick Lambert's 6 hectares of organic vines in Cravant,around the corner from his friend Bernard Baudry. Hand harvested from 20 year-old vines on gravel and sandy clay soils over limestone. The wine shows lovely aromas of wild strawberry, raspberry and rose; the palate is ripe and pretty with raspberry, citrus and stone flavors with nice density and texture, with juicy acids, berry flavors and minerals in the finish. This is drinking beautifully now and will keep nicely well into 2018. Only 120 cases made - it's a fabulous value and highly recommended. DL

  • rosé
  • 3 in stock
  • $11.99

  • Organic

Lambert, Patrick 2015 Chinon Les Deuzelles

The Chinon "Les Deuzelles" from Patrick Lambert is 100% Cabernet Franc from 20 year-old vines on a mix of gravel, clay and sandy soils over limestone. Fermentation with wild yeasts is followed by 6 to 8 months aging in  cuve, stainless or cement. Despite being from the very warm 2015 vintage, the Lambert "Deuzelles" is a quite earthy old-fashioned Chinon showing aromas of strawberry, red currant, citrus and earth.  The palate is similarly earthy with red fruits, citrus and soil flavors balanced by bright acidity. This is a fabulous value and should be served cool with roast chicken, pork dishes, charcuterie and mild cheeses.

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $12.99

  • Organic
  • rosé sparkling
  • 26 in stock
  • no discount
  • $24.99

Liv Vincendeau 2014 Vin de France Mousseux "Gold" Methode Ancestrale

This fun Vin Mousseaux (the general term for sparkling wine) has gained a following among Liv's neighbors in Rochefort-sur-Loire, for good reason: It's a delicious sparkling Chenin Blanc that is very easy on the wallet. Methode Ancestrale, from mostly younger vines and including grapes from a tiny parcel of old vines (planted in 1950) for extra character. It's dry, with an interesting texture and flavor profile reminiscent of raw honey. For the quality to price, it's pure gold!  Eben Lillie

  • white sparkling
  • 12 in stock
  • no discount
  • $14.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Louvetrie (Jo Landron) 2000 Muscadet Sèvre et Maine Fiefs du Breil

Tasted at the domaine in the fall of 2008, this wine showed fabulously, with lovely aromas of lemon confit, white fruits, mushrooms and earth. The palate was very mineral with stone and gun-metal, mushroom, earth and citrus. Really a lovely wine which should be in full maturity now. Thank-you, Jo Landron!                                                                                                                                   **This wine is in the warehouse and will not be available for pick-up or delivery until after Labor Day.**

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $44.99

Louvetrie (Jo Landron) 2009 Muscadet Sèvre et Maine Sur Lie Fiefs du Breil

From a superb hillside vineyard on orthogneiss with clay and quartz stones. A great vintage for Jo's Fief du Breil! Yes, the aromatics are a bit more pronounced than in more austere vintages, and there is more presence of citrus and white fruits on the palate, but the wine retains a superb mineral character and the finish is brisk and very long. Simply a great Muscadet — drinking this alongside the Pepiere Clos des Briords would be a great lesson in the terroirs of the Pays Nantais! Tasted in February 2016, the wine is still youthful although the aromas are opening a bit, with intense minerality on the palate and fabulous length. Delicious now, this will be fabulous in 2025! Brisk enough for oysters and clams, perfect with cod, sole and flounder, complex enough for monkfish and swordfish - hurry down to Blue Moon Fish at the Greenmarket this Saturday!

  • white
  • 10 in stock
  • $31.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Louvetrie (Jo Landron) 2015 Muscadet Sèvre et Maine Cuvee Domaine

The vineyards for the Cuvée Domaine are situated on a high plateau with varied soils of sandy clay with amphibolite stones or quartz with subsoils mostly of gneiss, certified organic, with Biodynamic methods. This Spring bottling received 6 months of sur-lie aging and shows the ripeness and balance of 2015, somewhat in the style of 2004. Quite dense with aromas of citrus and white fruits with stone and floral notes. The palate shows pear and stone with citrus and white pepper with firm acidity, quite refreshing. This will accompany shellfish, sushi and mild fish dishes and is full and round enough to enjoy on it's own, or with chicken and other light meals. It's a sensational value! 

  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $12.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Luneau-Papin 2010 Muscadet Sèvre et Maine Le "L" d'Or"

A beautiful L d'Or that shows the remarkable combination of ripeness, balance and great acidity in the 2010 vintage. This wine was surprisingly open and aromatic when tasted in January 2012 but possessed of perfect acidity and loads of saline mineral flavors, reminding us of 2002.

  • white
  • 7 in stock
  • $33.99

Luneau-Papin 2015 Muscadet Sèvre et Maine Terre de Pierre

This fascinating wine is from a relatively new parcel, La Butte de la Roche, high on a dome of igneous rock (serpentinite) with quartz stones overlooking the marshes of Goulaine. First produced in 2008 from vines planted in 1974 which are being tended by Pierre Luneau with organic methods. The serpentine rock creates a very poor soil, giving wines that are normally somewhat austere and marked by intense minerality. The grapes are hand-harvested and fermented with wild yeasts; the wine then spends about 18 months sur-lie before bottling.  The 2015 "Terre de Pierre" shows the ripeness of the vintage with pear and creamy citrus aromas and hints of stone and dried herbs. The palate is round and supple with pear, almond and citrus flavors, and the terroir kicks in nicely with intense mineral notes and firm acidity that tingles the palate. The finish is long with viscous white fruits and saline minerals. Serve this lovely Muscadet now with shellfish, cod and sole or cellar a  few years and serve with monkfish, lobster and fish and chicken in sauce.  David Lillie

  • white
  • 40 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • rosé sparkling
  • 1 in stock
  • $21.99

  • white
  • 7 in stock
  • $26.99

Parentière 2014 Vin de France Fraîcheur Iodée L'Atlantique

The Parentière Fraîcheur Iodée de L'Atlantique, which roughly translates as "Atlantic sea-spray" is made from Gros Plant (aka Folle Blanche) grown on gabbro soils near Vallet in the Muscadet Sèvre et Maine region. Domaine de la Parentière is a tiny estate which has been practicing organic agriculture for more than 30 years—the grapes are hand-harvested and fermented with wild yeasts and the wines are never chaptalized, remaining light, mineral and refreshing. The 2014 is a bit softer than usual and shows intriguing aromas of ripe melon, bitter lemon, almond, fresh herbs and stone. The palate is lively and light at 10.2% alcohol with pear, citrus, melon and stone flavors with a fresh lemony finish. This will be very refreshing on a hot day, especially with oysters, prosciutto and melon, terrines, salads and fried fish, etc, etc. Did we say this is an amazing value?

  • white
  • 4 in stock
  • $9.99

  • Organic

Pépière 2016 Muscadet Sèvre et Maine s Lie La Pépie

Domaine de la Pépière lost most of their crop to frost in 2016 but was able to produce this excellent Muscadet using grapes normally reserved for the Clisson, Château Thébaud and Monnières-Saint Fiacre cuvées as well as fruit purchased from neighboring parcels, harvested and selected by Pépière. (This is the only wine from Pépière in 2016 except for a small amount of Clos des Briords and Gras Moutons.) The 2016 La Pépie shows classic Muscadet aromas of pear, citrus peel, almond and stone with a bit of lime-flower. The palate is dense, with nice ripeness, balanced with firm stony acidity, with flavors of dried pear, citrus, stone and white pepper and finishing with good length of citrusy acids and saline minerals. This is a serious Muscadet that echos the characteristics of the estate's top cuvées. The domaine lost almost 85% of the crop in 2016, but the small amount of wine they did produce is lovely.  Our thanks to Marc, Remi and Gwènaëlle for this delicious and well-priced Muscadet.

  • white
  • 34 in stock
  • $14.99

  • Organic

Pépière 2012 Muscadet Sèvre et Maine Ch.Thébaud "Clos des Morines"

The Domaine de la Pépière Château Thébaud "Clos des Morines" comes from old vines on a beautiful vineyard sloping down towards the river. The granite here is fissured and permeable by the vine roots which have access to water during dry spells and absorb micro-nutrients along the way. 2009 and 2010 here were among the best of the vintage in Muscadet and the 2012 is outstnding as well from this somewhat difficult low-yielding vintage. More austere than the previous vintages, the 2012 shows subtle aromas of dried pear, herbs, citrus, almond and stone, quite subtle and elegant. The palate has excellent weight and concentration with firm acidity, without the forward fruit of the 2009 - very tight and mineral in style with terrific length. Fabulous served now with oysters, ceviche of cod, flounder and sole, and grilled fish, This should age beautifully for 20 years and more. Highly recommended. Tasted again in December of 2016, this beautiful Muscadet is beginning to open up a bit, with lovely fruit appearing in the aromas and palate, really drinking well, though obviously a wine that will benefit from another five years of aging, best perhaps 2022 - 2030.

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $23.49

  • Organic

Pépière 2012 Muscadet Sèvre et Maine Ch.Thébaud "Morines" 1.5 L

The Domaine de la Pépière Château Thébaud "Clos des Morines" comes from old vines on a beautiful vineyard sloping down towards the river. The granite here is fissured and permeable by the vine roots which have access to water during dry spells and absorb micro-nutrients along the way. 2009 and 2010 here were among the best of the vintage in Muscadet and the 2012 is outstnding as well from this somewhat difficult low-yielding vintage. More austere than the previous vintages, the 2012 shows subtle aromas of dried pear, herbs, citrus, almond and stone, quite subtle and elegant. The palate has excellent weight and concentration with firm acidity, without the forward fruit of the 2009 - very tight and mineral in style with terrific length. Fabulous served now with oysters, ceviche of cod, flounder and sole, and grilled fish, This should age beautifully for 20 years and more. Highly recommended. Tasted again in December of 2016, this beautiful Muscadet is beginning to open up a bit, with lovely fruit appearing in the aromas and palate, really drinking well, though obviously a wine that will benefit from another five years of aging, best perhaps 2022 - 2030.

  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $48.99

  • Organic

Pépière 2016 Muscadet Sèvre et Maine Clos des Briords V V

(First produced in 2008, this great Muscadet is made from a three hectare parcel of old massale-selection vines  on a slope above the Maine. The bedrock is Granite de Château Thébaud, a fissured rock that allows the vines to penetrate deeply, with ideal thin topsoils of clay, with sand and gravel allowing good drainage.) In 2016 and 2017, vineyards in the Loire Valley were hit with devastating frosts causing losses of 50% to 90% in some areas. Muscadet was particularly badly hit in 2016 - our old friends at Domaine de la Pépière lost 85% of their crop but salvaged enough fruit to make three cuvées - "la Pépie," "les Gras Moutons" and a small amount of the classic "Clos des Briords." Despite the frost damage in the region, quality has been very good for the wines produced - lacking the consistency of 2014 and 2015 perhaps but with some oustanding wines featuring vibrant fruit and bright acidities. At Pépiére, the cuvée "La Pépie" benefitted from the inclusion of much of the estate's old vine fruit, and the "Clos des Briords" is excellent, with good ripeness and firm acidity, perhaps similar to a vintage like 2005. The aromas show more white fruits than usual with hints of citrus and lime flower, backed with the saline and mineral notes always present in the aromatics of Briords.  The palate is quite ripe and supple with round white fruits, fresh herbs, lemon confit, almond and white pepper - quite elegant with silky density and structured enough for medium-term aging. The finish is long with lingering citrusy fruits and a nice kick of bitter mineral flavors at the end. Congratulations to Marc, Rémi and Gwenaëlle for producing such a lovely wine in such a difficult vintage. Find some Glidden Point oysters, sole or cod and enjoy now, or hold for 10  to 15 years and serve with crab, langoustines and fish in sauce.  David Lillie

  • white
  • 102 in stock
  • $18.99

  • Organic

Pépière 2016 Muscadet Sèvre et Maine Les Gras Moutons

This lovely wine clearly illustrates the difference between the granite and gneiss terroirs in Muscadet. Gras Moutons, a great parcel on gneiss with clay and amphibolite stones, produces lovely, classic Muscadet. A wine to drink over the next 5 to 8 years, it has a more herbal and floral bouquet than the granite-based wines and the palate, although refreshing and bright, is softer and more open.  In 2016 the majority of the grapes were lost to frost, but the portion that remained made a beautiful wine showing pretty herbal, citrus,  and white fruit aromas.  The palate is elegant and bright with pear, quince, lime-flower and lemon backed by silky lemony acidity and mineral flavors. Perfect with oysters, mild flavored fish and chicken dishes and goat cheeses.  David Lillie

  • white
  • 17 in stock
  • $18.99

  • Organic
  • white sweet
  • 6 in stock
  • $64.99

Pinon 2015 Vouvray Les Trois Argiles

Another outstanding Vouvray from our friends François and Julien Pinon in Vallée de Cousse, the 2015 "Trois Argiles" shows subtle, complex aromas of lemon, pear, earth, lime-flower, wet stone and almond. There is a hint of sweetness on the palate, perfectly balanced with firm acidity, with mineral flavors, white fruits, lemon peel and herbal notes. The finish is very long with citrusy acids and saline minerals. this is a beautiful young Vouvray that is delicious now with fish or chicken in sauce, Asian cuisnes, vegetable patés, asparagus and mild cheeses. This will gain complexity and become dryer with age, drink at least until 2050... David Lillie

  • white
  • 20 in stock
  • $24.49

  • Organic
  • white
  • 27 in stock
  • $20.99

  • Organic

Pinon, Francçois 2001 Vouvray Cuvée 2001

*This wine is in the warehouse and will not be available for pick-up or delivery until after Labor Day.Tasted in January 2017: Bitter lemon, stone, caramel, honey, anise. Palate dense with mineral, earth, pear, very mineral finish with firm acids. Not with the legnth of the 2002, but still very, very good.

  • white off-dry
  • 5 in stock
  • $31.99

  • Organic
  • white sweet
  • 8 in stock
  • no discount
  • $61.99

Pinon, François 2014 Touraine Brut Rosé (Malbec/Grolleau)

For years we kept seeing small piles of sparkling rosé lining the walls of Francois Pinon's cellar. Finally we asked — is there enough for a small shipment to NY? And so this delicious blend of Malbec and Grolleau - from vines planted by François' grandfather -  finally reached Chambers Street! The 2014 is a very pale orange/pink color with lovely aromas of strawberry, red currant and peach. The red fruits continue on the palate, balanced nicely by earth, citrus and mineral flavors that continue in the refreshing finish. This is a beautiful and crowd-pleasing rosé that's wonderful now and will drink beautifully for many years - a 1990 tasted a few years ago was sensational. Highly recommended. DL

  • rosé sparkling
  • 1 in stock
  • no discount
  • $18.99

  • Organic

Pinon, François 2014 Vouvray Brut

From a plot of very old Chenin Blanc vines, François' Brut NV is kept on the lees for 18 months before bottling. It has pretty apple, pear, floral and toasty flavors with good acidity balancing the fruit. The current cuvée is from 2014 and it's one of their best ever - a bit riper than usual with round but well defined fruit—a great alternative to Champagne, it's delicious as an apéritif before the meal or afterwards with apple pie. This is a great choice during the holidays - a real crowd-pleaser at a great price, before, after or during the meal!

  • white sparkling
  • 22 in stock
  • no discount
  • $19.99

  • Organic

Raffault, Olga 2008 Chinon Les Picasses

The Domaine Olga Raffault Chinon "les Picasses" is one of the most famous wines in the region - a wine that is delicious young but that cellars beautifully for ten to twenty years, even longer in a good vintage. Under the direction of Eric de la Vigerie and Sylvie Raffault, quality here has been maintained, and improved, with the adoption of organic farming. The vines averaged about 40 years-old in 2008, a vintage that was cool much of the summer but after a sunny and warm September the grapes were harvested on October 10th with beautiful maturity and concentration, combined with the firm acidity found in this vintage.The wine shows a slightly mature red/black color with aromas of ripe blackberry, strawberry and prune with, orange rind, earth and musk. The palate is supple and deep with ripe blackberry liqueur and hints of pepper, cocoa, licorice, earth and minerals. The finish is long and sappy with firm acidity. This great Chinon in mid-life cries out for a nice steak, coq au vin or pork ribs. Drink now after decanting or cellar for ten to twenty more years.

  • red
  • 24 in stock
  • $37.99

  • Low Sulfur

Raffault, Olga 2009 Chinon Les Picasses

Olga Raffault has always been one of my favorite producers, likely because it was one of the first great Loire reds I stumbled upon early in my wine life.  The 2009 Les Picasses fits into my idea of that first real bottle of Chinon I had all those years ago. The nose leads with red plum and dark cherries followed by classic herbaceous notes, tobacco and just a touch of brettanomyces.  The palate shows elegance with soft tannins and plenty of acidity even though the flavors are bold: red plums, turned earth, and a fresh herbaceous character without being at all funky. A great pairing for roasted chicken and herbed potatoes, seared salmon with salsa verde, or pork sirloin steaks. Open and decant now or age for another few years, then drink until 2030 and beyond, and above all else enjoy.  Andy Paynter

  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $39.99

  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $79.99

Raffault, Olga 2010 Chinon Les Picasses

Since Olga Raffault’s passing, the estate has been run by her granddaughter Sylvie and her husband Eric de la Vigerie. Vineyard work and winemaking practices are very traditional: vineyard maintenance is done by hand, native yeast fermentations, and long, slow élevage in large, neutral oak (sometimes chestnut, a local wood in the region) barrels. Les Picasses is their top vineyard with 50-year-old Cabernet Franc vines planted in hard alluvial clay soils with a chalk limestone base on semi-steep slopes facing south. This is the perfect terroir to showcase classic Chinon aromas of black cherry, currant, cool blueberry fruit, white pepper, and a touch of tangerine. The palate is fresh and vibrant with juicy plum and black cherry fruit dotted with spice. Tannins are quite soft, yet present, and the finish is long and mineral with dark berry fruit. This is an outstanding example of what Cabernet Franc can be! 2010 is a great vintage for this wine, with the depth and structure for long-term aging. Tim Gagnon

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $42.99

  • Organic

Raffault, Olga 2011 Chinon Les Picasses

The 2011 Olga Raffault Les Picasses is a softer "drink-young" version of this wine, although it may be delicious twenty years from now as well. Deep garnet/black color, aromas of earthy strawberry, blackberry, prune and smoked meat, with violet, licorice and cocoa. the palate is fairly soft, with ripe berry-fruit liqueur, citrus and earth. Ripe and supple but with firm acidity. Enjoy now, slightly cool, with roast chicken, pork chops, steak, lapin aux pruneaux...or cellar indefinitely.

  • red
  • 14 in stock
  • $27.99

  • Low Sulfur

Robinot (L'Opera des Vins) 2015 Vin de France Les Années Folles Pet Nat

The blend for "les annees folles" has changed over the years - it might have been 2009 when it was first made from Chenin Blanc and Pineau d'Aunis. The 2015 version is sensational, showing a slightly pink bronze color and lovely Chenin aromas of pear, almond and citrus tinged with raspberry and floral notes, really intriguing. The palate is creamy and bright with white fruits, peach, a bit of berry fruit and nice citrusy acidity. The finish is clean and refreshing. This is a beautiful natural wine - zero SO2 and 100% delicious!

  • rosé sparkling
  • 11 in stock
  • no discount
  • $24.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Roche Bleue 2015 Coteaux du Loir La Belle D'Aunis

Fans of taut, aromatically  complex light reds (think Piedmontese Ruché or a well-crafted carbonic Gamay) take note! Sébastien Cornille has hit it out of the park with this 100% Pineau d'Aunis: freshly cracked pepper and generous rose blossoms on the nose lead into crisp red strawberries,  cherries, and sweet plum skins. The snap of tannin on the finish is addictive, bracing the palate for more while the earthiness is pleasingly textural, countering soft, sheer aromatics with a cool mineral crunch. This bottling of what is often used as a blending grape takes full advantage of the clay, silex, and limestone soils and meticulous farming at Roche Bleue to craft a terroir and varietal expressive wine that is a must for lovers of floral, lighter-bodied reds. Delicious served with a  slight chill. Karina Mackow

  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Roche Bleue 2015 Coteaux du Loir L'Orée de la Berterie

This is a beautiful Chenin Blanc from Sébastien Cornille at Domaine de la Roche Bleue, from 30 year-old vines on slopes and terraces of clay and silex over limestone, certified organic farming with biodynamic methods. The 2015 L'Orée de la Berterie shows lovely ripe aromas  - peach, pear, and kiwi with almond,  floral and mineral notes. Dried pear, citrus peel, stone and herbal notes on the palate with terrific density and a quite firm citrus and mineral finish. This is an outstanding and mineral young Chenin that will open up over the next five to ten years, and it's a superb value as well. Serve with ceviche of fluke, fish in sauce, roast chicken and mild cheeses.  DL

  • white
  • 12 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Roche Bleue 2015 Jasnières Le Clos des Molières

From 25 - 30  year-old Chenin Blanc vines in a mid-slope parcel of thin clay and silex soils on limestone, yields of 25 hl/ha, certified organic with biodynamic methods as well, fermented and aged in 4 to 6 year-old barriques. Sébastien Cornille has quickly become one of the finest producers of Loire Valley Chenin Blanc on his 7 hectare estate in the Coteaux du Loir and Jasnières. The 2015 Jasnières "Clos es Molières" is an astonshing dry Chenin showing a bright pale gold color and subtle aromas of pear, dried herbs, almond, citrus and white pepper. The palate is dense but crystalline and intensly mineral with white fruits, almond, citrus and stone flavors that continue in the scintillating finish. Serve now with an elegant shellfish or fish preparation or hold for ten to fifiteen years and serve with fish or chicken in sauce. Beautiful wine!   David Lillie

  • white
  • 12 in stock
  • $26.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Roche Bleue 2015 Jasnières Sec

100% Chenin Blanc, from 10 - 25 year-old vines on a slope of clay/silex soils on limestone, certified organic. Slow pressing of whole clusters; long fermentations, most in 4 to 6 year-old barriques, the younger vines in cuve inox; elevage in 6 year-old barrels. The Roche Bleue 2015 Jasnières shows pale bronze color with beautiful aromas of pear, lime-flower and peach with hints of stone, anise and citrus peel. The palate reveals almond, pear, stone and chalky minerals that continue in the very long, tart, very mineral finish. This is a crystalline, complex Jasnières that will benefit from decanting and should age well for ten to fifteen years. Serve now with shellfish, grilled fish, roast chicken and goat cheeses. Lovely wine! DL

  • white
  • 11 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $25.99

Roche Bleue 2016 Coteaux du Loir La Guinguette

The new vintage of "La Guinguette" has arrived and it's pure deliciousness. 80% Pineau D'Aunis 20% Gamay. Bright, with red cranberry notes, high acid, and a touch of grip. It's not wildly herbal, but it's obviously an expression of Pineau D'Aunis. Great concentration and a clean, fresh, mineral finish.

  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $18.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white
  • 22 in stock
  • $29.99

Source du Ruault 2011 Saumur-Champigny Le Clos de la Cote 1.5 L

This beautiful Saumur-Champigny is from a walled vineyard of old vines in Varrains, certified organic and worked with biodynamic methods as well. The wine shows a deep black/red color and ripe aromas of red currant and blackberry with earth, roast meat and citrus framed in a bit of oak, quite lovely. The palate shows lush, textured blackberry and black cherry fruit with earth and bitter chocolate backed by firm acidity that continues in the long finish. Delicious now served with a coq au vin, grilled steak or pork stew, this will age gracefully over the next ten to fifteen years.  

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $49.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Source du Ruault 2014 Saumur Blanc "La Coulee d' Aunis"

This is a lovely Chenin Blanc from our organic friends at La Source du Ruault. Ripe but subtle aromas of pear, apple, citrus, lime-flower, hay and earth lead to the palate which is very mineral, with ripe lemony white fruits, almond, stone and herbal flavors and a very long intense chalky finish. A beautiful and very young Chenin that is scintillating and delicious now, best after a few days open or ten years in the cellar. Highly recommended! David Lillie

  • white
  • 9 in stock
  • $22.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Source du Ruault 2014 Saumur-Champigny Le Champ Fou

Jean-Noêl Millon is making superb wines at his organic estate in Saumur-Champigny, including the delicious "Le Champ Fou" from a "clos" of old Cabernet Franc vines on clay/limestone soils. The wine  receives an approximately 30 month elevage in one to three year barrels and is bottled with minimal sulfur. The 2014 shows very elegant aromas of strawberry and raspberry, rounded by a touch of oak, with hints of blackberry, pepper and earth. The palate is supple and ripe with berry fruits, quite chalky but rounded by the elevage, the finish is ripe and long with supple red fruits lingering on the palate. Decant and serve cool if drinking now, or cellar a few years then drink until 2030 and beyond.

  • red
  • 11 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Source du Ruault 2015 Saumur-Champigny Rouge

Jean-Noêl Millon at La Source du Ruault has 13 hectares on turonian limestone in Saumur-Champigny, organic since 2007 and using biodynamic methods. The "regular" Saumur-Champigny is from younger vines on clay and sandy soils over the limestone; the wine is hand harveted, fermented with wild yeasts, aged in stainless steel vat and bottled with zero or minimal sulfur depending on the vintage. The 2015 is a beautiful  wine and a superb value, showing lovely aromas of ripe raspberry and strawberry with violet, orange peel, pepper and brown spice. There is a nice chalky density on the palate with lush berry fruits, earth, citrus and spice with a juicy, supple finish balanced with firm acidity. This delicious and versatile wine will accompany chicken and pork dishes, grilled foods, charcuterie and full-flavored cheeses. Serve cool and enjoy!  David Lillie

  • red
  • 61 in stock
  • $13.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Terres Blanches (Benoit Blet) 2015 Anjou Les Hospices Blanc

About 40 kilometers south of Saumur, on clay soils with silex and quartz over limestone "marnes" are the vines of Domaine des Terres Blanches in Oiron. Celebrated by Curnonsky in the early 20th century as a great terroir for Chenin Blanc, the vineyard was purchased by Benoit and Céline Blet in 2004 and is conducted in organic and biodynamic farming. We tasted with Benoit twice in January and February 2017 and found the wines to be unique and delicious. The 2015 Anjou Blanc "Les Hospices" is a delightful Chenin showing complex, bright aromas of citrus, pear, stone, almond, mint and honey. The palate is lean and mineral with white fruits, earth and citrus flavors, quite unique and refreshing. The finish is long and lively with citrus, herbal and mineral notes. This is a delicious Chenin Blanc from a unique terroir and great farming - great value, too!  David Lillie

  • white
  • 17 in stock
  • $16.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Tessier 2014 Cour-Cheverny La Porte Dorée

"La Porte Dorée" is from 40 to 90 year-old  Romorantin vines grown on clay soils with limestone bedrock. The juice undergoes a long, slow alcoholic fermentation and malolactic fermentation, and the wine ages in old foudres and barriques. Minimal SO2 is added before bottling. The 2014 "Porte Dorée" shows  complex aromas of pear, citrus, lime-flower, white pepper, almond and caramel, with a very slight oxidative character. The palate shows ripe pear, quince, citrus, almond and intense stony flavors that coat the mouth and are very dense and long. This is a very young wine that will benefit from decanting or 3 to 10 years of cellaring. Serve now with fish or chicken in a cream sauce and with a wide variety of full-flavored cheeses. Lovely wine! DL

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $23.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Tessier 2015 Vin de France Coganis

This is a delightful wine from Philippe Tessier in Cheverny - a delicious blend of Cot, Gamay and Pineau d'Aunis that is perfectly balanced, round and supple with intriguing berry fruits, somehow showing what we love about all three of these grapes. Only a few cases were available, so grab a few bottles, chill slightly and enjoy!  DL

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $26.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $29.99

Tue-Boeuf 2015 Touraine Le Buisson Pouilleux

Thierry and Jean-Marie Puzelat make this outstanding Sauvignon Blanc from a one hectare parcel in Pouillé, with sand and gravel over limestone, giving very low yields. An intense and beautiful wine in 2015, with aromas of lemon peel, pear, dried herbs, lime flower and pine resin. The palate is dense and ripe with dried white fruits, lemon oil and earth backed by firm acidity. Beautifully structured and very long, this is an outstanding and unusual Sauvignon Blanc to serve with fish or chicken in sauce and full-flavored goat cheeses. Delicious now, the wine should be very interesting with 5 to 10 years of cellaring. Highly recommended. (The name literally translated is "squalid bush" but we hope it refers rather to the limestone of Pouillé...?)

  • white
  • 9 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Tue-Boeuf 2016 Vin de France Rosé (Gamay/Grolleau)

The 2016 offering of the Vin Rosé from our friends the Puzelat brothers is totally dry, with red raspberry and tart strawberry, and a touch of blood orange. There is a subtle structure on the mid-palate - which makes this a very food friendly wine - and a super mineral finish. A great vintage for the Tue-Boeuf Rosé!  Eben Lillie 

  • rosé
  • 12 in stock
  • $18.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Vacheron 2016 Sancerre

Domaine Vacheron is one of the few organic and Biodynamic estates in Sancerre. The lovely 2015 is from 30 to 50 year-old vines on both chalk and silex hillside parcels. The grapes are hand-harvested, the fermentation is wth wild yeasts and the wine is aged in tank. The wine shows a pale bronze color and subtle armoas of pear, quince, lime-flower  and stone with a bit of honeysuckle. The palate is light and crisp, showing stone and mineral flavors that underly white fruits, citrus peel, almond and mineral flavors, leading to a very clean and refreshing finish. Light enough to pair well with oysters, this will accompany any mild flavored fish or chicken dish and goat cheeses.

  • white
  • 24 in stock
  • $33.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Misc. Burgundy

Bart 2015 Bourgogne Pinot Noir

The Bourgogne Pinot Noir from Pierre and Martin Bart is particularly pretty in this excellent vintage, and is nicely balanced despite the higher ripeness of 2015. The wine shows aromas of morello cherry, raspberry and forest floor with hints of citrus and spice. The palate is lush and dense but quite bright with citrusy acids beneath ripe berry fruits with earth and spice flavors. Nice chalky earth and berry fruits continue in the finish. This is a lovely everyday Burgundy to enjoy slightly chilled - please decant or open an hour or two in advance.

  • red
  • 11 in stock
  • $19.99

Champs de l'Abbaye 2015 Monthélie Les Sous Roches

From the biodynamically farmed high altitude Les Sous Roches lieu-dit on the northwest slope in Monthélie composed of clay and stones. The robe is a dense ruby in the glass. The aromas are savory and herbal, with vivid notes of anise, sarsaparilla that evolve into layers of plum, blueberry, and smoke. The palate is showing some of the warmth from 2015 with ripe black cherry, and tangy raspberry flavors balanced by firm acidity. There is excellent mid-term aging potential, aerate if drinking now. Amanda Bowman

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $31.99

Champs de l'Abbaye 2016 Bourgogne Pinot Noir

From 10 to 50 year-old vines grown on limestone soils (Middle Jurassic!) in the commune of Aluze, Cotes Chalonnaise, certified organic since 1999. This is an approachable Pinot Noir, showing lively raspberry fruit, violets, and hints of mint on the nose. The palate is medium-bodied with bright wild cherry, spice, tart blackberry and pepper over bracing mineral flavors. Delicious now, best served chilled and with some aeration. Amanda Bowman 

  • red
  • 7 in stock
  • $18.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Vignes du Maynes 2015 Bourgogne Cuvée Auguste

The Vignes du Maynes "Cuvée Auguste" is a superb Burgundy made from massale selection Pinot Fin planted in 1964. The parcel, high on the slope in Cruzille, is on Bathonian limestone with a great deal of calcium carbonate crystal (aragonite) with thin topsoils of clay and silica. Yields of 20 hl/ha, semi-carbonic fermentation, with zero additives, bottled under nitrogen. 2015 is a superb vintage for the Cuvée Auguste! The wine shows elegant aromas of black raspberry and wild strawberry with hints of blood orange, violet and brown spice - really lovely. The palate shows a beautiful melange of blackberry, strawberry and tart cherry with citrus, earth and minerals, very sappy and dense. Elegant finish of earth, stone and red fruits. This is a gorgeous wine, and quite delicious now, but cellaring of ten to twenty years should be possible. Congratulations to Julien Guillot for this beautiful Pinot! DL

  • red
  • 11 in stock
  • $36.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur
  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $72.99

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $69.99

Misc. France

Ardoisieres 2015 IGP St Pierre de Soucy Argile Blanc

Located on the steep, rocky slopes in the shadow of Mont Blanc, high above the village of Freterive, lies Domaine des Ardoisières 17-hectare estate. With a winemaking history dating back to the Romans, the estate had fallen into disrepair becoming overgrown with forests and remained that way until the late-1990s when the vineyard sites were cleared and ancient terraces rebuilt. The estate is now being overseen by Brice Omont - a Champagne native who took over the estate in 2005 - with biodynamic principles having been employed from the start and native yeasts carrying out all fermentations resulting in truly stunning wines. This cuvee is a blend of Chardonnay, Jacquère, and Mondeuse Blanche which sees elévage in 2/3 stainless steel tank and 1/3 neutral barrique which gives it nuance and balance while maintaining a lifted freshness. Tropical and salty with pear skin and almond notes and giving way to stern minerals and more orchard fruit on the palate, it is an exciting wine for lovers of Savoie whites. Tim Gagnon 

  • white
  • 9 in stock
  • $32.99

  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $29.99

  • red
  • 32 in stock
  • $28.99

Beauthorey 2013 Languedoc Oree Blanc

This is a white blend, marrying Roussane, Clairette, Grenache Blanc, Rolle (Vermentino), and Bourbelenc. It's medium - full bodied for a white, with notes of apple compote and baking spice. A prime candidate for wine drinkers who typically prefer reds, and truly a unique expression of the region's diverse grape varieties.  Eben Lillie

  • white
  • 7 in stock
  • $15.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $16.99

Belluard 2013 Vin de Savoie Mont Blanc Brut

Made from Gringet grown at 450m in elevation, this is serious stuff. It spends three years on the lees which results in a rich and textured wine, with delicate aromatics. It is quite powerful, and would give any Champagne a run for the money in terms of complexity. Tim Gagnon

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

  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Belluard 2015 Vin de Savoie Le Feu

Called Le Feu (The Fire) for the bright red, iron-rich clay that litters the incredibly steep vineyards, this is Dominique’s top wine. It is his only single-parcel Gringet cuvée and the vines are situated at 450m in altitude. Tim Gagnon

  • white
  • 9 in stock
  • $53.99

  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white sparkling off-dry
  • 3 in stock
  • no discount
  • $15.99

Bottes Rouges 2015 Arbois Chardonnay Leon

Jean-Baptiste Menigoz, a former school teacher, started his domaine with 2.4ha of vines in Abergement-le-Petit, west of Arbois, in 2012. Focusing on the classic varietals of the Jura, he makes honest, natural wines in the traditional ways of the region. His Chardonnay is always my personal favorite. Fermented and aged in neutral 600L demi-muid, it showcases the honey-tinged, tropical fruit and citrus that is a hallmark of this wine year after year. On the palate it is a touch nutty with salty, tangy pineapple, and an electric acidity anchored by a piercing mineral core. Perhaps a touch more ripe than past vintages, it maintains focus and precision. Tim Gagnon

  • white
  • 16 in stock
  • $38.99

  • rosé
  • 33 in stock
  • $19.99

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $22.99

  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $19.99

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $174.99

  • white
  • 23 in stock
  • $32.99

  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $44.99

  • white
  • 12 in stock
  • $16.99

  • white
  • 12 in stock
  • $17.99

Clos du Rouge Gorge (Cyril Fhal) 2012 VdP des Côtes Catalanes L'Ubac

"From one of those rare parcels of Cinsault du Roussillon on a correct terroir. This variety, which made the reputation of certain wines of the South before phylloxera, has been neglected or badly planted since. Ubac is a parcel on a 70% slope of gneiss facing due north with 40 year-old vines worked by hand and by horse. It's the Pinot Noir of the South for me! Fine material, very delicate, with length and a strong signature of the terroir. Whole berry maceration of ten days, then foot-tread and put in vat, with stems for the fine tannins they provide. 20 month aging in Austrian demi-muid, bottled by gravity."  (Yields of 15 Hl/Ha, approx 20 mg SO2, 14% alc) 2012 looks to be a great vintage for L'Ubac. Tasted before bottling, the wine showed superb elegance and structure with fabulous length - opened on arrival in NY, the wine shows slight reduction then hints of cool blackberry and red-currant fruit with bitter chocolate and earth, but really quite closed. The palate is quite intense with deep black fruits, very firm acidity and fine tannins with dusty stone in the finish. No gobs here, but a sense of power and elegance to come. This is certainly one of the most interesting and profound reds from the South of France. Not for current drinking, probably best 2020 to 2030. DL

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $51.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 7 in stock
  • $25.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur
  • red
  • 7 in stock
  • $21.99

Colombière 2014 Fronton Réserve

From our friends at Chateau Colombiere in Fronton, not far from Toulouse in Southern France. This is a local grape called Negrette, blended with Syrah. The Negrette provides bright brambly fruit with nice acidity, and the Syrah gives us some dark supple material to beef up the blend. A great red for any kind of grilled food, and even versatile enough to have with a salad or appetizers.   Eben Lillie

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • no discount
  • $8.99

  • Organic

Combel La Serre 2015 Cahors Pur Fruit de Causse

A beautiful, pure expression of Malbec, this comes from a limestone parcel that Julien is very fond of. 20% of the fruit is  whole cluster (not carbonic maceration) and the wine is aged in cement. It has a vibrant nose, with bright red cherry fruit and a little spice on the palate. Very light tannin, and a fresh mineral finish. This may not be as dark as some expect from Malbec, but it's definitely a hearty wine nonetheless. For me it's a perfect all weather wine, substantial enough to satisfy in the winter months, and fresh and lively enough to serve with a slight chill when the grills come out in the summer.  Eben Lillie

  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $14.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $17.99

Costes (Domaine des) 2011 Pécharment Cuvée Tradition

When thinking of the Bergerac region of France, high-quality, thirst-quenching wines generally aren't the first things that come to mind. Enter Nicole Dournel of Domaine des Costes, who took over this estate as a tenant farmer in 1992. Her wines are crafted with care using organically farmed grapes and native yeasts to carry out fermentation. This cuvée is made of Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Cabernet Sauvignon planted in sandy, stony soils over gravel. The result is a more feminine wine with a bouquet of cherry liqueur, dusty red plum, cassis, pomegranate seeds, and a touch of meaty funk. On the palate it is dusty, earthy, and brambly with bright dark berry fruit and fantastic structure. This would be perfect with roasted pork loin and root vegetables! Tim Gagnon

  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $12.99

  • Organic
  • red
  • 10 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic

Dominique Lucas (Vignes de Paradis) 2014 Terroir du Leman Un Matin Face

Made from Chasselas planted in clay-rich soils and raised in concrete egg, I find this wine to offer more in terms of layers of texture and in density than his other cuvées. It still maintains a ravishing acidity and ample minerality like all of his wines, but seems a bit more open aromatically with hints of crème brülée, almond milk, and zesty lemon meringue. These luscious aromas coalesce once on the palate with more succulent citrus and sea minerals coming forward. This would be fantastic with hearty poultry dishes (Thanksgiving anyone?) that balance savory and sweet, or with seared monkfish with parsnip purée and hazelnuts for the adventurous home cook. Tim Gagnon

  • white
  • 4 in stock
  • $37.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Dominique Lucas (Vignes de Paradis) 2015 Haut-Savoie Un P'tit Coin de Paradis

An exciting new arrival from Dominique Lucas! Just outside the small village of Ballaisons, on slopes overlooking Lake Geneva (on the French side of the border they call it Lac Léman), Dominique farms 7.5 hectares of certified organic (practicing biodynamic) vines planted in rich yellow marl and granite soils with a limestone base, and some silex stones on the surface. P’tit Coin de Paradis comes from a small parcel of 25-year-old Chasselas vines planted lower on the slope closer to Dominique’s house (his vines are separated into 27 parcels of different soil composition). The wine is vinified using only native yeasts and is raised in a combination of concrete eggs and neutral demi-muid barrels. This vintage captures the essence of Chasselas with a precise bouquet of lemon zest, tropical fruit, and mountain wildflower. The palate is wonderfully textured, and perfectly balanced with beautiful tension between an intense minerality, bright fruit, and a bracing acidity. Blue Moon Fish at the TriBeCa farmer’s market makes some of the best smoked bluefish I’ve ever had (and has beautiful seafood in general), and I’m thinking this would be fantastic with a simple tartine of bluefish, cultured butter, fresh radish, and a parsley garnish. Tim Gagnon

  • white
  • 8 in stock
  • $31.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Dupasquier 2014 Savoie Gamay

All of the warmth, spice, and grip I love about the Rhone with the mellow spirit of the Beaujolais. What's not to love?  The nose offers earthy spice, white pepper, plum, high-toned raspberry and crushed violets. The palate is an exercise in balance. Delightfully lean and light-bodied with energetic acidty from the cool nights to lift the warm flavors of herbs, annis, smoke, and tobacco spice with echoes of red/dark fruit.  Drinking now and will continue to do so for the next couple of years. Amanda Bowman

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $23.99

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $24.99

Enfants Sauvages 2014 Cotes Catalanes Enfants Sauvages 1.5L

A blend  of 60% Carignan 30% Grenache and 10% Mourvedre. A truly versatile red, in magnum size!  Eben Lillie

  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $35.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Enfants Sauvages 2015 Cotes Catalanes Che Chauvio

Now this is a first: Syrah is pressed like a rosé, then the Cinsault grapes are tossed (whole cluster) into the fermenting juice for 4 - 5 days, without extraction. The wine is then pressed, and kept in stainless steel. My tasting notes provide this information and are then followed by one word: "Yummy." They call it a "wonderful light and fruity summer wine." Combine the two and you get the idea. This is juicy, fresh and very light bodied. Truly a FUN wine, and one that will benefit from a little chill. 11.5% alc.  Eben Lillie

  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • $14.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Enfants Sauvages 2015 Cotes Catalanes Enfant Sauvage

If there's a wine that best epitomizes the overall spirit and style of the offerings from Carolin and Niko, the Enfant Sauvage is it. A blend (60% Carignan 30% Grenache and 10% Mourvedre) from different parcels, fermented and aged in concrete. Whole cluster fermentation, without pigeage (punch over), and one week of maceration before press. A colleague summed it up well when she said "It's complex, without being fussy." It truly is a complex wine, but it's balanced, and easy to drink, with just the right amount of tannin and acidity to pair well with a variety of foods. It's also smooth enough to have with simple snacks or without food altogether!   Eben Lillie

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $15.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Finot Frères 2016 Vin de France Tracteur Blanc (Isère)

Jacquère, Chasselas and Chardonnay, with a touch of Viognier and Marsanne. Aromas of white peach and stone fruits on the nose, medium weight and stony in the mid-palate (I always find Jacquère reminds me of the Melon de Bourgogne grape from Muscadet), with a dry and subtly structured finish. Though delightful on it's own, it has great potential to pair well with salads, poultry, and even creamy dishes as well. Did we mention it's $12.99? Drink up! You just found your new table white.Eben Lillie

  • white
  • 50 in stock
  • $12.99

  • Organic

Finot Frères 2016 Vin de France Tracteur Rosé (Isère)

In 2007, the energetic and talented Thomas Finot discovered the terroirs of the Coteaux Grésivaudan - a valley with steep mountainsides extending northeast from Grenoble, just north of Savoie, Here he is rescuing local grape varieties such as Verdesse, Persan and Etraire de la Dhuy and also making delicious and affordable vin de soif from other grapes - in this case the Tracteur Rosé. Made from Gamay, the wine shows a pretty light pink color and aromas of red currant, raspberry, watermelon and rose. The palate is light and lovely at only 11% alcohol with subtle mixed-berry fruits and hints of spice backed by mineral flavors and refreshing acidity. Serve well-chilled all year-round with salads, charcuterie and white meats.                                                        Quick facts: Destemmed, into cuve, kept cold for 24 hours, then to the press... Doing a maceration of about 24 hours gives the rosé more material, and color. It's the way Thomas likes his rosés!   - Eben Lillie                       

  • rosé
  • 12 in stock
  • $11.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Finot Frères 2016 Vin de France Tracteur Rouge (Isère)

In 2007, the energetic and talented Thomas Finot discovered the terroirs of the Coteaux Grésivaudan - a valley with steep mountainsides extending northeast from Grenoble, just north of Savoie. Here he is rescuing local grape varieties such as Verdesse, Persan and Etraire de la Dhuy and also making delicious and affordable vin de soif - in this case the Tracteur Rouge, a light, refreshing blend of  Gamay, Pinot Noir and Merlot. The wine shows a lovely bright red color and pretty aromas of strawberry, raspberry and tart cherry with hints of violet, earth and spice. The palate is bright and slightly peppery showing strawberry and red currant fruit with a nice lift of earth and citrus in the finish. It's lovely, served quite cool, with charcuterie, burgers, chicken and cheeses from Comté to Raclette.   David Lillie                                                                                                                        Quick facts: in the 70s, the INAO (Institut National des Appellations d'Origine) wanted to study conventional grapes, so they planted Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Gamay in the region. Thomas has gone about recuperating some of these vineyards, and uses the fruit for the fabulous Tracteur rouge! 35 gamay/35 pinot/20 merlot/10 cab   -Eben Lillie

  • red
  • 22 in stock
  • $12.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Finot, Thomas 2015 Coteaux Grésivaudan (Isere) Persan

Thomas Finot has made a beautiful 2015 Persan, from a blend of old vines planted by vigneron Daniel Zegna and young vines planted by the Finots, all massale selection. The warm days and very cool nights in the Coteaux du Grésivaudan, Isère, produced a gorgeous wine with deep black/red color and aromas of blackberry liqueur, graphite and roast meat with hints of rose and pepper. The palate is sapid and dense with meaty blackberry and red currant fruit, with pepper, licorice, mint and herbal notes. The finish is long with elegant texture and ripe, earthy berry fruits that linger on the palate. This would be lovely with a piece of Charolais beef, and aging of ten to fifteen years should be interesting. Bravo to Thomas Finot - for this unique wine and for his project of replanting and resurrecting vineyards in Isère! -David Lillie                                                                                                                                         Extra note: I spoke to Thomas about my favorite Persan, from Nicolas Gonin, and asked what differences he saw. He's also a big fan of Gonin's wines, and explained that the difference most likely comes down to 'elevage' (or ageing.. i.e. how they bring up the wine). Finot chooses a long aging, whereas Gonin's elevage is shorter, so there's less structure and a bit more freshness of fruit. I really enjoy both styles, so I can now officially say I have TWO favorite Persans!  - Eben Lillie

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $28.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Finot, Thomas 2015 Coteaux Grésivaudan (Isère) Pinot Noir

Thomas Finot, who is working with rare local varieties in Isère, also makes this vibrant Pinot Noir from organic grapes in the Coteaux du Grésivaudan northeast of Grenoble. The region is known for very warm days but very cool nights, producing reds that are ripe and sappy but possessing bright acidity and good balance. The 2015 Pinot Noir is a lovely wine showing aromas of ripe black cherry and strawberry with a bit of oak, violet and citrus. The palate is dense and supple with slightly roasty cherry and red currant fruit with brown spice, plum. pepper and citrus. The finish is ripe and long with lingering red fruits and firm acidity. Serve cool with coq au vin, steaks and grilled foods, stews and tagines, cellaring of three to five years should be interesting.  David Lillie

  • red
  • 7 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Finot, Thomas 2015 Coteaux Grésivaudan (Isère) Verdesse Sur-Mûrie 500ml

According to the hefty Wine Grapes book (Robinson/Harding/Vouillamoz), there were a total of about 2 hectares (5 acres) of Verdesse in the world as of 2008. As of my conversation with Thomas Finot in June, the number is now between 3 and 4 hectares total. Thomas started with an old plantation of about 2 ares (200 square meters, or .05 acres) and now has about 1.5 hectares, mostly of younger vines he planted. Verdesse is a grape that, according to Thomas, is green for a long time, and typically ripens late, gaining a golden and amber color at the "very last moment." From Thomas' experience, Verdesse typically rests with a small amount of sugar, and has a good deal of richness. The grapes were harvested in October and the wine rests at 8 grams residual sugar. Luckily Verdesse has acid for days, so the effect is more of delicate richness and ripe stone fruit, and the sugar is barely perceptible. A fascinating white and a great opportunity to taste a truly obscure and rare variety.   -Eben Lillie

  • white
  • 26 in stock
  • $22.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Finot, Thomas 2015 Vin de France (Isère) "Cugnete" (Jacquere)

Thomas Finot makes his "Vin de Maceration Cugnete" (aka Jacquère) from purchased fruit grown in Isère and on the Isère/Savoie border, thus Vin de France. The long skin contact gives the wine a pale bronze color. The aromas are light and pretty - dried flowers, brown spice, citrus peel and white fruits. The palate shows creamy dried pear, mineral, brown spice, almond and citrus notes, quite subtle and with a clean, long finish without harsh skin tannins. This is a fascinating wine that will accompany shellfish, ceviche of many kinds, sushi, goat cheeses and much more.  11% alcohol.  Lovely wine!  David Lillie                                                               Extra facts: Thomas says that Cugnete is an ancient type of Jacquere. Maceration for the 2015 was 2 and a half months, and aging was in big used barrels from 2005 and 2006. My guess is the maceration was more of a soaking, with little or no punch down or extraction, as the wine appears more like a white than an 'orange,' and only has a delicate and subtle amount of tannin in the back of the palette.   -Eben Lillie

  • white
  • 17 in stock
  • $27.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $29.99

Foulards Rouge 2016 Vin de France Les Glaneurs

"Glaneurs" is made from Jean-François Nicq's plot of 40 year old vines planted in the foothills of the eastern Pyrénées. 100% Grenache on granite, vinified in carbonic maceration for four weeks in three-year old oak barrels, then bottled at the end of spring with no added SO2. The 2016 has aromas that are almost hedonistic, with notes of dried figs, tart cherry, and sun-ripened dates. The palate is lush and mouth coating with flavors of blueberry, plum, fresh strawberries and framed by a nervy minerality. A serious wine with stunning depth that should be given some time to open up. Amanda Bowman

  • red
  • 23 in stock
  • $31.99

  • white
  • 4 in stock
  • $59.99

  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $67.99

  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $58.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $84.99

  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $32.99

Jonc Blanc 2014 Vin de France Pure "M" Malbec

This beautiful wine is made by Isabelle Carles and Franck Pascal at Le Jonc Blanc, an unusual limestone plateau in the Bergerac with shallow clay soils. Natural vinification with wild yeasts, no additives and minimal extraction. Aged in a large foudre, bottled without fining or filtration, no added SO2, certified organic and Biodynamic. The wine shows a very dark red/black color, with lovely fruit and floral aromas - rose, blackberry and raspberry with hints of  dark chocolate and earth. Pretty berry fruits on the palate with cocoa and citrus lifted by refreshing acidity and finishing with a mineral core and citrusy black fruits. This is an extraordinary, pure and delicious wine that should be served slightly cool. Perfect with charcuterie, patés, chicken and pork dishes or just quaffed happily by itself. Highly recommended. DL

  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • $18.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Jonc Blanc 2014 Vin de France Pure "T" Merlot

The Jonc Blanc 2014 PURE T is 100% Merlot grown on a small parcel of "marnes á astrea," a limestone conglomerate with seashells with thin clay topsoil. The wine is made with zero sulfur dioxide or other additives, fermented with wild yeasts and aged for two years in 1200 liter Taransaud foudres. Less than 300 cases are made of this beautiful wine that shows a dark black/red color and deep aromas of blackberry, cassis and bitter chocolate with roast meat and floral hints. There are lush black fruits on the palate, very silky and pure with good freshness, with firm acidity, berries and mineral flavors in the long finish. This is a gorgeous wine that will accompany anything off the grill, pork stew and coq au vin. Franck Pascal and Isabelle Carle are doing beautiful work at Le Jonc Blanc and their wines deserve your attention. DL

  • red
  • 7 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur
  • red
  • 45 in stock
  • $14.99

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • no discount
  • $9.99

La Vrille et le Papillon 2015 Vin de France Chapeau Melon

This 100% Merlot from La Vrille et le Papillon has a  dark, envoloping nose, with cassis and black fruit. There's impressive tannic structure and mineral complexity, and just enough acidity to lend length and lift to the finish. This is a serious full bodied red that is graceful enough to not exhaust your palate on it's own, and would be perfect for a BBQ or similar summer feast.   Eben Lillie

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $12.49

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

La Vrille et le Papillon 2015 Vin de France Z Rouge (Syrah, Merlot)

Meryl and Geraldine Croizier are making lovely natural wines at their small estate in the Ardeche. The "Z" Rouge is a blend of 60% Syrah and 40% Merlot and shows pretty black fruit aromas with rose, earth and citrus. The palate is silky and supple, light but with nice density, with cool, complex black fruits and hints of bitter chocolate, licorice and earth that continue in the long complex finish. Serve this delicious natural wine quite cool this summer with grilled foods, charcuterie and full-flavored cheeses. DL

  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $16.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

La Vrille et le Papillon 2016 Vin de France Caprice du Chameau (Viognier)

Warning: Natural Wine! A light and lovely Viognier from La Vrille et le Papillon in the Ardeche. The wine shows bright floral aromas of lemon, lime-flower, peach, mint and stone, really quite pretty. There is a bit of petillance on the palate with creamy citrus, peach, apricot and hay. Light and refreshing, with citrus, stone and yeasty flavors in the finish, this is a perfect summer quaffer, naturally delicioius!

  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $14.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Laguerre 2015 Côtes du Roussillon Le Ciste Blanc

Eric Laguerre's "Le Ciste," (named after a flowering bush in and around his vineyards) is certainly one of the most distinctive whites of the Roussillon. Grown in Eric's high-elevation vineyards on acidic soils of decomposed granite, the wine is made from Marsanne, Roussanne, Rolle (Vermentino), Grenache Blanc and Maccabeu. Yields are about 20 Hl/Ha, harvesting is by hand in small baskets, fermentation (wild yeasts) and aging is in small barrels. Complex aromas of lemon oil, thyme, hay and white fruits—a lovely melange with contributions from each variety and especially showing the Marsanne and Roussanne in 2015. The palate is dense, stony and saline with herbal, citrus, almond and white fruit flavors. The finish is long with mineral acids and white fruits that linger on the palate. Complex and distinctive as a young wine, this will accompany grilled fish as well as fish and chicken in sauce and goat cheeses, and should develop nicely with a few years of cellaring. Really a Grand Cru of the Roussillon and a great value! DL 

  • white
  • 6 in stock
  • $16.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Laguerre 2015 Côtes du Roussillon Le Ciste Rouge

40% Syrah, 30% Grenache, 15% Carignan, 15% Mourvèdre, grown in Eric and Corinne Laguerre's organic,  high-altitude vineyards on granite soils in the Roussillon. 2015 is a great vintage for the Le Ciste Rouge, showing aromas of ripe blackberry, blueberry and black cherry, roast meat, dark chocolate and earth.The palate is dense and supple with ripe berry fruits, licorice and spice supported by firm acidity with an elegant finish of earth, minerals and black fruits. This is a beautiful wine - a Chateauneuf-du-Pape of the mountains - and a great value. Serve slightly cool with grilled meats, stews and full-flavored cheeses or cellar five to ten years. Highly recommended! DL

  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $16.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Laguerre 2016 Côtes du Roussillon Eos Blanc

2016 is a great vintage for Eric Laguerre's EOS Blanc! From 30% Grenache Blanc, 40% Maccabeo and 30% Rolle (Vermentino) grown on granite soils in Eric's high-altitude organic vineyards. The increased percentages  of Maccabeo and Rolle have made this lovely wine even more distinctive, showing subtle aromas of dried pear, hay, citrus, herbs and  stone. The palate is refreshing and clean with pear, citrus peel, almond, thyme and stone flavors, very crisp and dry and with nice density and length. This very versatile wine will pair with everything from oysters, to grilled fish to roast chicken, and will be very refreshing by itself on a warm summer day. DL

  • white
  • 7 in stock
  • $12.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Laguerre 2016 Côtes du Roussillon Eos Rouge

(80% Grenache, 20% Syrah grown in the Roussillon on very high-altitude vineyards of decomposed granite. Hand-harvested in small crates, yields of 20 hl/ha) The 2016 EOS Rouge shows bright aromas of tart cherry and blackberry, with dark chocolate and very floral notes, really bursting with fruit. The palate is supple and bright with cherry and red-currant fruit with acidity that coats the mouth. Very long finish of red fruits and juicy acids, quite elegant with nice tannic structure. This will go very well served cool with grilled meats and will benefit from short-term cellaring. An interesting wine that really shows the influence of the granite soils.  A fabulous value! 

  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $12.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur