Misc. France

Bastide Blanche 2019 Bandol Rouge

Michel and Louis Bonzo acquired this estate in 1970 which is situated in St. Anne de Castellet, an area in Bandol with a terroir rich in limestone. This terroir, along with the estate’s desire for maintaining low yields each vintage (never more than 34 or 35 hl/ha), gives structure, balance, and elegance to these wines. Their 2019 Bandol Rouge is a blend of Mourvedre, Grenache, and Cinsault and the nose offers classic Bandol aromas with layers of sappy blackberry fruit, dark cherries, garrigue, citrus balm, roast meat and licorice. With time in the glass, there are succulent aromas of blueberry, vanilla, cinnamon, and a tinge of peppered beef. Chewy, blue-fruited, lush and with sultry tannins on the palate, this wine is at once ripe and juicy yet structured, possessing a tantalizing savory streak with a touch of smoke, black olive and spice.  This wine is a joy to drink now, but can certainly age for 8-10 years.+

  • red
  • 14 in stock
  • $28.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Bastide Blanche 2022 Bandol Rosé

Some of the most elegant rosés in the world come from the varied limestone terroirs of Bandol, along the Mediterranean, where Mourvedre is the primary cepage blended with Grenache and Cinsault. The estate farms with organic and biodynamic methods and makes a particularly delicious direct-press rosé, fermented with only wild yeasts. There is plenty of elegance and structure that you'd expect from a Bandol rosé, but it's still bright and full of energy - our colleague Mariko referred to it as a "happy Bandol," which is an apt description. The fruit is subtle but pretty and the minerality is sleek and stony, with great acidity that would make this a hit at any barbecue. It's an incredible value for a very serious rosé. Retasted in April, 2024, the wine is showing beautifully, full-bodied with ripe, sappy fruit, elegant and balanced with juicy acidity, just delicious! Perfect for spring/summer 2024 and over the next few years.

  • rosé
  • 12 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Organic

Beguet, Patrice 2021 Les Vins de L'Ame Ours VDF Fresh Impression Blanc

A blend in the "Big Bunch Theory" series, which connects like-minded small grower-producers in France, Fresh Impression 2021 is a delightful natural wine with intense energy and freshness. 30% Gewurztraminer from Domaine Humbrecht in Alsace, 30% Grenache Blanc and 30% Vermentino from Claude Ughetto in the Var (north of Bandol/Provence), and 10% Chardonnay and Savagnin from Patrice Beguet's vines in the Jura. Each grape plays its part, with none stealing the show. The Gewurtz is more about acid and lift than aromatics, as the wine is not dominated by floral aromas in any way (always a possibility when working with aromatic varieties like Muscat or Gewurztraminer). Most of the grapes are pressed directly, with 20% seeing a short maceration with skins. Fermentation is in stainless steel at low temperature and the wine is fermented, aged and bottled without any added SO2. The zippiness and precision of the wine is a testament to Patrice's vision and focused approach. We will note that the careful, almost entirely oxygen-free winemaking results in a remarkably living and energetic wine that will begin to become more muddled on the palate after 4-5 hours open, so drink it with friends over the course of 1-2 hours for peak enjoyment.

  • white
  • 18 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Beguet, Patrice 2021 Les Vins de L'Ame Ours VDF Fresh Impression Rouge

2021 was a tough year for red grapes in the Jura... in fact it was just a tough year for grape-growing in general in the area! Luckily, Patrice Beguet was able to access fruit from organic grower-producers in other parts of France, through a collective that he is a part of. The yummy 2021 Fresh Impression Rouge is a blend of 60% Mourvèdre and 20% Grenache from Claude Ughetto in the Var (north of Bandol/Provence), and 20% Gamay from Domaine Trichon in the Bugey. Like the Fresh Impression white, Patrice employed direct press for the majority of the fruit (albeit red grapes in this case), with just 20% of the grapes going through a short maceration. The result is an extremely light and acid-driven, thirst-quenching "red" that begs for a chill.


  • red
  • 10 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Chateau des Eclaz 2021 AOC Bugey Fleurus Blanc

Near the town of Manicle, Micky and his uncle tend to their small family domaine. Cuvee Fleurus is 100% Altesse from young vines on clay and limestone soils, pressed direct and fermented and aged in stainless steel. Though Altesse can easily take on a fruity profile, with ripe orchard fruit notes and roundness on the palate, Micky's approach was meant to guard freshness and present a style of Altesse that would be suitable for an apero. We think he nailed it with this cuvee, which does develop softer and rounder notes after several hours open, but on opening resembles Jacquere more than Altesse!

  • white
  • 10 in stock
  • $28.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white
  • 7 in stock
  • $31.99

  • rosé
  • 11 in stock
  • $31.99

Clos Marfisi 2022 Vin de France UVA Rouge

We loved the interplay of dark, earthy flavors, with vibrant acidity and lift when we tasted with Julie and Mathieu Marfisi in early February, and it was top on my list for Corsican wines I wanted to track down when I returned to New York from the winter wine fairs in France. As luck would have it, the 2022 that we tasted was in stock! A beautiful introduction to the wines of Clos Marfisi, an immediately accessible light/medium red that also speaks of the unique Corsican varieties.  -EL  // Technical notes from importer: Carcaghjolu Neru (25%), Minustellu (25%) and Niellucciu (50%). 5-20 year-old vines trained in Goblet style. West-facing slopes looking out over the ocean, soils are silt and clay on limestone. Carcaghjolu Neru: 15-day maceration half destemmed half whole cluster with light daily pump-overs. Minustellu: same 2 week maceration but all destemmed. Niellucciu: direct press and vinified like a rose before blending with the other two. After blending, aged one year in tank.

  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $36.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Combel La Serre 2020 Cahors "Au Cerisier"

100% Malbec. "Au Cerisier" comes from a single 1.2-hectare plot at 350 m. altitude, next door to a cherry orchard for which the Ilberts named this bottling. The certified-organic vines average 40 years old and are planted on red and yellow clay soils over limestone bedrock. This is a quite serious Cahors showing a dark red/black color and beautiful black raspberry and blackberry fruit aromas with hints of dark chocolate and stone. The palate is supple and dense, quite elegant and not tannic, very  full-bodied and really showing the clay/limestone terroir, with a long finish of bright red and black fruits. Drink now with a long decant with a steak or stew, best to cellar five to ten years.

  • red
  • 11 in stock
  • $28.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Croix & Courbet 2019 Arbois en Chemenot Savagnin Ouillé

 En Chemenot is north facing right behind La Pinte...

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $57.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Domaine des Mathouans 2017 Vin de France Carignan St. Martin 1.5L

Only available in Magnum, this is a very limited production Carignan from old vines, planted in 1905! The vineyard is untrained, in the old goblet style, on Gneiss terroir, and harvest is a very scant 5hl/ht or hectoliters per hectare (an average parcel would produce 40hl/ht and industrial can easily exceed 80-100 hl/ht). Grapes are foot tread and fermented in tranconic barrels and then aging is for two years in 228L neutral barrels. I feel there is a big difference between young vine Carignan (0-50 in my opinion), and old vines Carignan in the Languedoc-Roussillon, and this is a great example of the leathery, dark fruit from old Carignan that is not marked by the gamey or brambly notes that are more commonly found with younger Carignan. -EL

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $57.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Domaine des Mathouans 2021 Vin de France Belle & Pelut

The rare and elusive Lledoner Pellut, considered an oddity of the Catalan countryside, due to the fuzzy skin, but in fact it's Grenache in a disguise. Genetically almost identical, there is a sense of earthy flavors and elegance.

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Domaine des Mathouans 2021 Vin de France Le Bon Le Brute et le Carignan

"Le Bon, le Brute et le Carignan," (an hommage to Sergio Leone!) is mostly Carignan from 60 year-old vines grown on granitic gneiss soils, with yields of only 15 hl/ha in 2018. Whole-cluster fermentation with a light crushing by foot in tronconic vats, aged 12 months in 400 liter barrels. The wine shows intense dark fruit aromas with notes of wild herbs and a full-bodied palate, well balanced between ripe fruits, acidity and soft tannins. Serve with meats in sauce, duck breast, grilled pork and lamb, full flavored cheeses.

  • red
  • 10 in stock
  • $18.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Domaine des Mathouans 2021 Vin de France Mine de Rien

This wine from Aline Hock in the Agly Valley of Roussillon is produced from the Muscat Petit Grains grown biodynamically on schist soils. Vinified semi-carbonic on the skins for about 20 days, it pours a hazy yellow in the glass. On the nose it bursts with classic Muscat aromas: orange blossom, fresh grapes, honeydew melon and chamomile. "Mine de Rien" is full-bodied and shows bright mandarin orange, minerality and a gentle herbal note on the palate and finishes dry and saline. The wine has an exciting tension between density and bright citrus and salinity, complemented by its exuberantly fruit and flower driven aromatic character. Drink now with lighter Mediterranean food or warmly spiced chicken dishes: think olives and feta, tagines, or even jerk chicken. -BF

  • white
  • 11 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Domaine des Mathouans 2022 Vin de France Muscachou Blanc

"Mus'Cachou" is an off-dry expression of Muscat produced from grapes grown biodynamically on the schist terroir of Roussillon's Agly Valley. Extremely aromatic, this wine shows bright lychee, crushed sweet grape, and freshly pressed orange juice. The palate is dense and honeyed with mandarin orange, candied almond, and fig; opulent at first, the wine finishes with clean bitter orange and fresh acidity. Open after dinner with a cheese course that features highly flavorful cheese like Roquefort or Gorgonzola, or with fruit or cheese-based desserts. This natural, low-sulfur, off-dry wine shows best immediately after opening, and should be served quite cool. -BF

  • white
  • 9 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Domaine des Mathouans 2022 Vin de France Pet Nat Biodynamite

This is a new wine from Aline Hock - a delicious, savory rosé Pet-Nat! From young vines that Aline planted about 8 years ago, it has a lovely raspberry color and behaves like something between a sparkling rosé and a Lambrusco. We're excited for this new addition to the Mathoauns lineup and look forward to drinking it with BBQ this summer!

  • rosé sparkling
  • 8 in stock
  • no discount
  • $21.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Domaine des Mathouans 2022 Vin de France Vinception (Grenache Noir)

The Mathouans "Vinception" is from 100% Grenache Noir grown on schistes, yields were 25 hl/ha in 2018. The grapes are fermented in large tronconic vats, lightly foot-pressed, then aged for 12 months in 500 liter barrels. The wine shows ripe red fruits with hints of chocolate and a round supple palate balanced with soft tannins. Perhaps the most "natural" tasting of the wines, mostly due to a touch of volatile acidity on the nose that does not carry on the palate, but does give a wild side to the aromas.

  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $36.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $34.99

Domaine Maestracci 2021 Corse Calvi Clos Reginu

Domaine Maestracci makes some of the best value wines in Corsica, a region where increased exposure and tariffs has driven up prices tremendously in recent years. They are located in Calvi, with vines planted in on the foothills of a mountain range that rises 1500 meters above the Mediterranean. The estate is Demeter-certified biodynamic and makes vibrant earthy wines. Clos Reginu is made from their youngest vines, an assemblage of Grenache, Niellucio with smaller percentages of Sciaccarellu, Syrah and Mourvedre. The 2021 shows some of the dried garrigue notes of the island's own varieties, but is overall effortlessly fresh and elegant from this cooler, brighter vintage. It drinks almost like a Pinot, while delivering savory flavors and a Mediterranean profile. Highly recommended!

  • red
  • 28 in stock
  • $17.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Donneurs du Temps 2018 Arbois Marnes Grise Rouge

Les Donneurs du Temps is a tiny estate put together by Guillaume Gilet in Arbois, with a little help from his friends, who generously gave their time, and even parcels of vines, to help him get started. (Hence the name, literally "the givers of time.") The 2018 Poulsard "Marnes Grises" is the real deal with everything we love about Jura reds. The wine shows a slightly cloudy pale brick color, with lovely Poulsard aromas of raspberry, rose, white pepper,and plum skin, very pretty and fresh. The palate is light and lovely with red currant and raspberry fruit, earth, clove, rose petal and orange peel.  The finish has sneaky length, very refreshing, with a bit of tannin and peppery red fruits. Could I have some more, please?  David Lillie //  Translation from label: "Poulsard grapes harvested between the 3rd and 8th of September. After being partially destemmed, the grapes undergo fermentation of 13 days, with manual pigeage. The wine is then aged 10 months in cuve (tank)"

  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • $38.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Donneurs du Temps 2019 Arbois "Les Agnes" Savagnin/Chard

Perhaps the more intriguing and curious of the two whites from Donneurs de Temps, 'Les Anges' combines a textured layer of Savagnin that sees a little over a week of maceration, with the balance of direct press Chardonnay. Notes of stone fruit and quince, with a dense and broad mid-palate, not fat or waxy, but nonetheless textured and layered. // Translation from label: "Chardonnay and Savagnin grapes, harvested on the 20th and 22nd of September, 2019. The Savagnin, after being destemmed, was macerated for 11 days and then aged in cuve for 11 months. The Chardonnay was pressed directly and aged in barrel."

  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $33.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Donneurs du Temps NV Vin de France Blanc (Vin de Liqueur / Macvin

This is a regional specialty of the Jura, taking partially fermenting grape must and introducing a Marc du Jura, or grape eau de vie, which preserves some sugar and brings the alc. up to about 18%. It's a similar approach to Pineau des Charentes, but with a Jura twist! Delicious, peculiar, with more wine-like energy and freshness compared to many Macvins I've had that seem more tired or typical. An ideal pairing for any salty or savory dessert, among many many pairing possibilities. // Translation from label: "Our liqueur was made with 2 parts must from Savagnin grapes, and 1 part eau de vie (Marc) that we distilled over a wood fire. Put into incredible bottles (bouteilles rocambolesque) with the help of my friend Jean-Jacques on the 12th of December."

  • white
  • 12 in stock
  • $59.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Finot Frères 2022 Vin de France Tracteur Blanc (Isère)

The blend changes every year for Thomas Finot's unique and refreshing Tractor Blanc - in 2022 it's 60 % Jacquère, 20% Verdesse and 20% Chardonnay. This is a delightful everyday wine, featuring lovely aromas of green apple, quince, melon, almond, hay and brown spice. The palate is ripe but balanced, crystalline, mineral and lively with bright acidity, showing flavors of pear,  almond, citrus and stone,  with just a hint of roundness from the Chardonnay and finishing with earth and intiguing white fruits, showing the Verdesse.  Serve happily by itself or with fish in sauce, roast chicken, salads and mild cheeses. This is a lovely Muscadet of the Mountains!

  • white
  • 8 in stock
  • $17.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Finot Frères 2022 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 100% Gamay, with 24 hour skin-contact before pressing. In the bottle, the wine looks to be darker than it appears when poured into a glass. In a glass, it is a faint salmon color. The nose has a rich aroma of pink cherries and light strawberries. The palate has a distinct saltiness that adds an edge to a foundation of red berries. Refreshing and delicious!

  • rosé
  • 12 in stock
  • $17.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Finot Frères 2022 Vin de France Tracteur Rouge (Isère)

Thomas Finot in the Coteaux Grésivaudan made the vibrant 2022 Tracteur Rouge from 35% Persan, 35% Gamay, 25% Pinot noir and 5% Merlot.  The wine shows a lovely bright red color and pretty aromas of black cherry and plum skin with hints of violet, earth and spice. The palate is bright, supple and complex,  showing silky, earthy strawberry and red currant fruit with a nice lift of sappy  berry fruits, earth, herbal notes and citrus in the long finish. It's lovely, and very refreshing, served quite cool, with charcuterie, burgers, chicken and cheeses from Comté to Raclette. Bravo to Thomas Finot for making such a delicious wine at a great price! 

  • red
  • 10 in stock
  • $17.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Finot, Thomas 2021 Coteaux Grésivaudan (Isere) Persan

Thomas Finot produces this wine from Persan, a rare grape variety indigenous to the Isère, from a blend of massale selection old and young vines. Thomas has made his name in celebrating and resurrecting these local rarities. The high altitude, alpine climate lends this wine a beautiful acidic structure, and imbues it with notes of mint and alpine herbs.

  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $33.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Finot, Thomas 2022 Coteaux Grésivaudan (Isère) Chardonnay

The 2022 Chardonnay by Thomas Finot is from grapes grown in the Coteaux du Gresivaudan, in the mountains near Grenoble. The warm days and very cool nights are ideal for producing a refreshing and stylish Chardonnay with great ripeness balanced by vibrant acidity. The vines are about 50 years-old, in a single parcel on clay/limestone scree from the Chartreuse mountains, on the southeast facing slope north of Grenoble. Wild yeast fermentation in old barrels, 10 months aging.

  • white
  • 10 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Organic

Finot, Thomas 2022 Coteaux Grésivaudan (Isère) Verdesse (Sec)

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. Thomas Finot now says there is about 3-4 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."The color is a glimmering yellow, with dashes of green. The nose is warm, with a little smoke, grilled yellow apricot, and crumbled Provencal herbs. The palate here is beyond lovely - one where the flavors and the structure of the wine cannot be separated. When the wine hits the tongue, there is a literal second where it is light and simple, but it immediately grows. A rich and tender palate with lemons, orange zest, apricot, and minerals. Long finish, ends with herbs and green tea.

  • white
  • 10 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Finot, Thomas 2022 Coteaux Grésivaudan Étraire de la Dhuy

Étraire de la Dhuy is a rare grape from the Vallé du Grésivaudan in the Isère, with only about 6 hectares currently in production. The 2022 Finot Étraire de la Dhuy is from a parcel of 70 year-old massale selection vines, with some new plantation, only 60 btls were available for the US.  AKA Étraire de l'Aduï. According to Wine Grapes "DNA parentage analysis suggests a parent-offspring relationship between Étraire de l'Aduï and Persan. Indeed, both varieties belong to the Sérine ampelographic group."

  • red
  • 10 in stock
  • no discount
  • $31.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white
  • 11 in stock
  • no discount
  • $21.99

  • white fortified sweet
  • 2 in stock
  • $36.99

Gonzalvez, France 2022 Roussette de Savoie des Promesses

This Roussette de Savoie (Altesse) is from vines that France Gonzalvez is converting to organic (in 2nd year of conversion). At 11% alc, it's remarkably fresh and zippy for an Altesse, with fantastic mineral length. // France's Notes: "Direct press, fermented and aged in 600L barrels with native yeasts and minimal sulfur of 1g at bottling. Pale straw in colour with hints of milky green. The nose expresses a subtle and refined potpurri of flowers, spices, discreet oak and smoke with notes of toast, mayflower, pear, rhubarb, ginger and graphite. The palate is saline yet round, graceful and balanced."

  • white
  • 24 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Gonzalvez, France 2022 Vin de Savoie Feer'hic

The Chignin Bergeron (Roussanne) is a medium bodied, acid-forward expression from certified organic vineyards in the Savoie. // France's Notes:  "Native yeasts, direct press, fermentation in concrete with minimal 1gm sulphur at bottling. A deep golden hue with amber reflections. The nose combines notes of elegant oak with refined fruit, herbaceousness and spices such as flint, musk, lemon confit, angelica, dried apricots, iris root and cardamon. The palate is taut with a fine balance of energy and  minerality with a suave ripeness." //  Jeff's notes!: Beautiful Roussanne with some richness but still fresh and airy. Great depth and a mineral streak that gives balance, with precise acidity and lovely texture.

  • white
  • 13 in stock
  • $33.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Gonzalvez, France 2022 Vin de Savoie Inouie

Inouie is Savoie Gamay from certified organic vineyards, aged in amphora, and worthy of a decant or a bit more time in the bottle (it just arrived about a month ago). We love the deep tones of the wine, and the soft feel of the tannins!  // France's Notes: "Mountain Gamay, mineral and intensely fruity. Semi Carbonic maceration with native yeasts, aging in amphora and minimal 1gm sulphur at bottling. A clear raspberry hue with mauve reflections. The nose is fresh and lively with notes of flowers, spice and herbaceousness such as soot, matchstick, peony, strawberry, marshmallow, cumin and chicory. The palate is balanced between roundness and energy underscored by a juicy ripeness."  

  • red
  • 11 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Gonzalvez, France 2022 Vin de Savoie Toni P.

A lovely, balanced Pinot Noir from vines in conversion to organic certification. 10.5% alc. This Pinot Noir is light bodied, fresh and energetic with brambly raspberry and dark cherry fruit and a hint of earthiness. It has some cool herbs and lively acidity, making it a delicious red you can chill and enjoy with or without food.

  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $27.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Graine Sauvage (Sybil Baldasarre) 2020 Vin de France Lutz (Marsanne)

The 2020 Vin de France "Lutz" by Sybil Baldassarre at La Graine Sauvage is all Marsanne grown on Schiste soils in Faugeres, aged one year in tank and 18 months in bottle before release.

  • white
  • 11 in stock
  • no discount
  • $31.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Graine Sauvage (Sybil Baldasarre) 2020 Vin de France Roussanne "je te jure..."

The Graine Sauvage "Je te jure qu'il est urgent d'etre heureuse" is 100% Roussanne grown on Sybil Baldassarre's high-altitude vineyard on schist soils in Faugères.

  • white
  • 11 in stock
  • no discount
  • $39.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Graine Sauvage (Sybil Baldasarre) 2021 Faugères Rocalhas

Sybil Baldassarre's 2021 "Rocalhas" is a beautiful blend of Grenache Blanc, Roussanne and Marsanne grown on schiste soils in Faugères. Whole bunch direct press, aged two years in tank, bottled in May 2023.

  • white
  • 11 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Graine Sauvage (Sybil Baldasarre) 2022 Vin de France Leno Dolce Sole

Named after her son Leno, Sybil Baldassarre's  orange wine "Dolce Sole" is a blend of Roussanne, Marsanne and Vermentino that macerated on the skins for one week. Slightly cloudy gold color, with herbal, citrus peel, brown spice, pear and quince aromas. The palate shows ripe white and yellow fruits with brisk acidity, spice, minerals  - dense, intense and well-structured and finishing with firm acidity. Serve with full-flavored cheeses, white meats, fish stews or just contemplate...

  • white
  • 8 in stock
  • $34.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Graine Sauvage (Sybil Baldasarre) 2022 Vin de France Velvet Underschiste

The 2022 "Velvet Underschiste" by Sybil Baldassarre at La Graine Sauvage is 100% Grenache Blanc. Whole bunch direct press followed by 8 months in tank before bottling.

  • white
  • 8 in stock
  • $31.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Gravillas 2022 Vin de France Sous les Cailloux, des Grillon

Sous les Cailloux, des Grillons, means "under the rocks, crickets" - made from Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Carignan, Grenache, and Terret noir, a red wine, frank and fresh—red fruit, fluidity and a touchof tannin. 8 days skin time for this blend of all our red varietals, aging in tank only. In St. Jean, the soil is only white gravel ; in our youngest vineyard, under these rocks innumerable crickets find shade from the scorching Mediterranean sun. At night they comeout to play (and during the day, they are under the rocks). The color is a vivid red/black, with fresh aromas of red currant, plum skin, rose and citrus, quite pretty. The palate is cool and silky, full and velvety with earthy plum, black raspberry fruit with hints of licorice and minerals with a nice chalky texure in the finish with refreshing acidity. The 2022 has a bit more weight and ripeness than the 2021, it's an amazing and delicious value - a perfect hamburger wine! Or with grilled veggies, serve cool and enjoy!

  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $16.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Gravillas 2021 Vin de France Côté Obscur

The Clos du Gravillas "Cote Obscur" is "a blend of Carignan and Cabernet Sauvignon which gives a deep wine with aromas of black fruits, ink and leather. When the old scoundrels of Carignan meet the beautiful and dashing Cabernet Sauvignons from the mountains..." Very ripe black fruit on the nose whilst the palate hews more towards tart cassis and dusty earthy notes. Medium bodied with supple tannins;  an excellent wine for a wide variety of cuisines and dishes such as cheese and charcuterie, barbecue and hamburgers. Giselle Hamburg

  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Gravillas 2021 Vin de France Lo Vielh Carignan

 The Clos des Gravillas "Lo Vielh" is from Carignan planted in 1911 that was the first vineyard purchased by Nicole and John, who saved it from being torn out. "The vines demand a lot of work and attention, but they pay it back. The soil is exceptional, lumpy as desired due to a very lively humus and a perfect stony limestone on the Terroir of Cazelles. These vines give a wine that speaks with great depth and finesse, with notes of thyme and bay leaf." The aromas are really fascinating - blackberry, blueberry, fig and violet. It's dark and almost inky in color but medium/light in body, velvety and deeply flavored, and has great freshness, with ample acidity and a lingering mineral finish. This would pair well with most red meats but is particularly suited to anything gamey - the winemaker recommends coq au vin with guinea hen! It's a piece of Languedoc history that is unique and delicious - bravo to John and Nicole for saving the old vines.  David Lillie

  • red
  • 10 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Gravillas 2022 Minervois L'Inattendu Blanc

The Unexpected. A surprising full dry white wine--fresh but mineral and very complex Grenaches (plus a bit of Maccabeu) fermented and aged (10 months) on lees in 500L barrels. Floral, herbal, stone, white peach, dried pear aromas. The palate is dense and mineral with more stone flavors than fruit, with a beautiful finish. Forceful enough to enjoy with good canned sardines, mackerel or veal blanquette, a rare match for organic goat cheese, surprising with Apple Crumble!

  • white
  • 12 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Gravillas 2022 Minervois Rendez vous Sur la Lune

The Clos du Gravillas Minervois "Sur La Lune" is a marriage of Carignan, Syrah and Cinsault on the lunar terroir of Cazelles. Vinified and aged in vats to give a tender and supple side. Deep and fresh at the same time, it smells of "garrigue." The wine shows a dark black/red color with aromas of lush berry fruits - black raspberry, blueberry - with citrus peel, floral notes, garrigue, dark chocolate and licorice, really lovely. The palate is deep, sapid and ripe but nicely balanced with red and black fruits, minerals and firm acidity. Each grape contibutes beautifully to this classic Languedoc red that is not over-extrracted or tannic, that can accompany grilled meats, stews, tagines and full-flavored cheeses. Gorgeous wine and a great value. David Lillie

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Gravillas 2022 Muscat St. Jean de Minervois Doux Providence 500ml

The 2022 Clos du Gravillas "Douce Providence" is a real treasure of the south of France - Muscat St. Jean de Minervois made with Muscat Petits Grains. Beautiful, delicate aromas of white rose petal, lime flower, citrus. The palate is silky and supple and lightly sweet with flavors of apricot and peach, hints of green tea, coconut and minerals, finishing with ripe citrus and refreshing acidity. Serve quite cool, yum!

  • white medium-sweet
  • 13 in stock
  • $18.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Gravillas 2022 Vin de France A Fleur de Peau

 "Our orange wine is a dry macerated Muscat (3 to 4 weeks) which combines the notes of Earl Gray tea, orange blossom and apricot. Perfect with roasted squash or mushrooms accompanied by smoked bacon. Very interesting with an apricot tagine. Also goes well with full-flavored cheeses such as raclette, Mont d’Or, tartiflette," "One of the greatest dry muscats in the world" said Decanter magazine. The high praise is warranted, as it strikes a captivating balance of subtle fruit - think lychee, citrus peel, and pear - with delicate floral aromatics that suggest walking through a breezy meadow in full bloom. Then just when you think you have this wine pinned down you get a rush of chiseled minerality on the palate, a welcome twist that gives it lift and balance while still retaining its airy weightlessness. On the second day there was an added layer of complexity, with some honey and deeper apricot fruit peeking through. The acidity is in perfect balance and even on the third day it was still singing, suggesting some aging potential. While it's not a heavy, powerful orange wine, it's equally compelling as it seems to shift in the glass from sip to sip - definitely a bottle worthy of contemplation!

  • white
  • 11 in stock
  • $25.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Gravillas 2022 Vin de France Mademoiselle Lily

A half acre that we planted in 2000 in a rocky field. It is a full white with subtle notes of white flowers and verveine. Lily is for the aperitif with new friends or a spicy curry with loved ones! Viognier, Roussanne and Terret, 100% delicious! Perfect for a picnic at the beach or on your fire escape...

  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $17.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Gravillas 2022 Vin de France Retour aux Origines

Ancient grapes Piquepoul gris, Terret gris and Carignan blanc. Our newest quest, to find the true Languedoc white Wine. Plantation sourced from a conservatory of lost pink varietals in the Minervois. Plus a newly acquired Carignan Blanc vineyard. This elegant and complex wine opens with aromas of hazelnut, white peach, lime flower and minerals with a hint of spice. The palate is silky and dense with stone, citrus, white peach and pear, finishing with citrus, mineral, melon and earth notes with terrific length. Beautifull now, we suspect this will age gracefully. Pair with any full-flavored fish or ceviche, white meats and mild cheeses or just sip and enjoy.

  • white
  • 10 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Gravillas 2023 Vin de France Jour de Teuf Pet Nat

The Clos du Gravillas "Jour de Teuf" is a vibrant Pet-Nat made from Muscat Petits Grains grown in the rocky limestone vineyards of the Haut Minervois. The grapes are picked a bit unripe, then bottled after an initial fermentation with about 17 grams/liter of residual sugar, which then ferments and finishes dry with beautiful sparkle. This is a joyous and lively pet-nat, a hazy straw in the glass with just a touch of sweetness balanced by vibrant acidity. There's some apple fruit and a hint of earth but endless refreshment. Upon tasting we were all in agreement that this would be a perfect aperitif, or an ideal "breakfast wine" for all you bibulous brunch lovers.

  • white sparkling
  • 11 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Jean Maupertuis 2022 VDF (Auvergne) Blanc Puy Long

Puy Long is Chardonnay from granite and limestone soils. Direct press, with fermentation and aging in barrel on the lees. From my experience with the wine, it has potential for aging, and should be given a year in bottle after release, if at all possible. Stone fruit prevails, with medium weight and subtle mineral edge. Acidity is balanced, but by no means high, which makes it a prime candidate for meals with rich sauces or spice

  • white
  • 7 in stock
  • $30.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Jean Maupertuis 2022 Vin de France Gris Clair

Something between a Blanc de Noirs and a direct press Rose, we have very little info about this wine, but it's made from Gamay D'Auvergne and is NOT an orange wine.

  • rosé
  • 8 in stock
  • $25.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Jean Maupertuis 2022 Vin de France Lave Gris Rosé

This is a Rose of Gamay D'Auvergne, sourced from Maupertuis' highest altitude parcel, planted on ancient lava flow. A classic, direct press rose.

  • rosé
  • 1 in stock
  • $28.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Jonc Blanc 2020 Vin de France Pure S Semillon

For lovers of natural, skin contact wines - “PURE S” : 100% Semillon. Boulbènes terroir on a limestone base: a mixture of limestone sands and silts with a little clay. Aging in 18hl Stockinger casks for 2 years, zero additives. Production : 2400 bottles. Tasting: the boulbènes on limestone of the plateau of Vélines are illustrated by very marked salty notes and give the wine a great minerality. A white wine that transcends the natural power of Semillon and expresses itself with fantastic length. To decant imperatively!" Yes, the wine is a bit orange, showing a deep bronze/gold color. Floral, herbal, roasted citrus, exotic fruit and apricot notes. The palate shows skin tannin, ripe melon, apricot, almond and citrus peel  with intense mineral flavors and firm acidity - just a fabulous natural wine in the 2020 vintage! Zero sulfur added. David Lillie

  • white
  • 17 in stock
  • $34.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Jonc Blanc 2021 Vin de France Bulle Rosé

This delicate natural pét-nat is made with mostly Cabernet Sauvignon (70%) and a smaller portion of  Sémillon (30%), and shows a lovely pink-orange color in the glass. The mousse is very delicate, but at a quite high pressure, and on the palate herbal, red fruits, tea, and crushed strawberries are evident, with white fruits from the Semillon. WARNING - Open over a sink as the high pressure cases a  bit of overflow when opened!

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

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Jonc Blanc 2021 Vin de France Fleur

 The 2021 Jonc Blanc "Fleur" is a beautifully natural and complex wine from 45% old-vine Semillon (70+ years old), Sauvignon Blanc and Sauvignon Gris from Franck and Isabelle Pascal in Bergerac, Biodynamic farming on limestone with clay and sandy soils,  vinification without additives, aging for 18 months on the lees in cuve inox, bottled with a small addition of SO2, 20mg/l total. The 2021 Fleur is a lovely wine showing very floral aromas of ripe citrus, melon and pear; the palate is ripe, supple and refreshing with ripe white fruits, quite generous and backed with firm acidity and very distinctive saline/mineral flavors in the long finish. Far from the typical varietal Sauvignon, this is a rich complex white of great character that will acccompany cheeses and white meats and is a delicious aperitif.

  • white
  • 9 in stock
  • $18.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Jonc Blanc Solera Vin de France Pure M Manseng

Wow, this a superb natural wine - 100% Gros Manseng from three vintages, 2018 - 2020, grown on a clay/limestone terroir (calcaire de Castillon). Elevage in 1800 liter Stockinger foudre. This is a more northern version of this grape of southwest France with aromas of exotic fruit, pineapple and herbs. The palate is vibrant with almond, pear and apricot fruit, and finishes with saline minerals. Zero added SO2, 36 btls for the US, enjoy!

  • white
  • 11 in stock
  • $28.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Jousset, Lise et Bertrand 2022 Vin de France Resiste (Carignan)

The 2022 Resiste is a deliciously juicy and supple wine from organic/biodynamic farming at Domaine Ledogar in Corbieres, mostly Carignan with Grenache and Syrah. The wine is ripe and sapid with flavors of cassis and blackberry with hints of coffee, "smooth and easy" says Eben.

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $18.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Laguerre 2021 Côtes du Roussillon Le Ciste Blanc

The 2021 Laguerre Le Ciste Blanc is comprised of 30% Grenache, 20% Marsanne, 20% Rolle, 20% Roussanne and 10% Macabeu. Showing an intensely mineral nose with aromas of citrus and garrigue, with hints of stone fruits from the Marsanne and Roussanne, the palate also exudes an intense stoniness with flavors of citrus, herbs, bitter melon and white peach. Bright acidity enlivens it's full body leading to a long, concentrated and complex finish. For lovers of white Chateauneuf du Pape at a fraction of the price!

  • white
  • 7 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Laguerre 2022 Vin de France "LAG" Orange/Maceration

The 2022 Cuvée LAG Orange, a 10 day maceration of Grenache Gris and Maccabeo that's just delighful, but frankly more pink than orange! The aromas are surpisingly delicate and complex with citrus peel, peach, spice and rose.  The palate is well structured with a bit of skin tannin (not too much) with peach skin, orange peel and dried white fruits, finishing with firm acidity and a very long spiced fruit finish. Delicious wine and a great pairing with full-flavored seafood and vegetable dishes.

  • white
  • 15 in stock
  • $16.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Laguerre 2014 IGP Côtes Catalanes Oxy (5 years sous voile)

Eric has once again made a small quantity of "Oxy" - his extraordinary Grenache Blanc that spends five years sous-voile. The current vintage is 2014 (we think) - for any lover of Vin Jaune, or anyone making chicken with vin jaune and morels, this is a must buy! The wine shows lovely herbal, stone, citrus peel and strong oxidative aromas. The oxidation is less apparent on the palate which is extremely elegant and of course shows an intense minerality, with flavors of lemon zest, stone and dried pear, finishing with terrific length. Superb and unique wine! (No added SO2)  David Lillie

  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Laguerre 2021 Côtes du Roussillon Le Ciste Rouge

Eric Laguerre's parcels for this cuvée are planted on plateaus fringed with flowering "ciste" bushes and wind swept trees. The Pyrénées loom in the distance and the afternoon sun reflecting off the decomposed granite gives his vineyards a sort of shimmering quality. Eric's bottling of "Le Ciste" is a faithful interpretation of each of these elements plus Grenache, Syrah, Carignan and Mourvèdre - some de-stemmed and some fermented on whole-clusters, separately, then aged for a year in barrel before being blended together in fiber tank. The 2021 has all of the bold flavor and texture of grapes that were allowed to fully ripen without any worry about lost acidity. At his altitude and with the help of granitic soils, Eric has little reason to pick early; his wines are vibrant and always have a marvelous backbone of mineral acidity. This is his fullest wine, with rich tannins and brooding flavors of fresh thyme, black pepper, bitter chocolate, and blood orange buoyed by ripe cherry. And while this is a handy and humble "grab n' go" for barbecues, Moroccan-themed dinners, etc., this wine has all of the potential to make us giddy and glad that we saved a few for 2030.

  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Laguerre 2022 Côtes du Roussillon "Lag" Syrah

From their high-elevation vineyards on granite soils, the Laguerre family made this delicious new Syrah with minimal extraction - "This is a lovely light red made with 100% syrah that shows a translucent rubi color. Delicate aromas of young black fruit with a touch of black pepper, high acidity and notes of blackberries with a medium, savory and a little spicey finish. A wonderful great value chillable red that will not leave you indifferent!" Laura Tejuca

  • red
  • 13 in stock
  • $14.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Laguerre 2022 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 18 hl/ha) Bright aromas of tart cherry and blackberry, with dark chocolate and floral notes, very pure. The palate is dense but not heavy with cherry and red-currant fruit with acidity that coats the mouth. Very long finish for a wine at this price, 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. On day two there is lovely red raspberry and the tannins have softened a bit, still with bright acidity and terrific length. A fabulous value!

  • red
  • 11 in stock
  • $15.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Lapuyade 2019 Jurançon Cuvée Marie-Louise

Régine and Jean-Joseph Aurisset of Chateau Lapuyade/Clos Marie-Louise produce sensational dry, moelleux and dessert wines from Gros Manseng and Petit Manseng on their Biodynamic estate deep in the hills of Jurançon, southeast of Pau. The soils are primarily "poudingue," a conglomeration of calcareous stones and gravel deposited during the formation of the Pyrenees, with sandy clay topsoil. The Aurissets prefer a very full-bodied style of Jurançon - all their wines are aged in used barriques which gives amazing complexity  and phenomenal richness to the  100% Petit Manseng Cuvée Marie-Louise. This is a superb Jurançon Moelleux, harvested in late December, about 90 grams/liter of residual sugar. Wonderfully complex aromas of apricot, candied citrus, flowers and exotic fruit with a hint of vanillin. Lemon confit, apricot, brown spice and chalky acids on the palate. A young wine that is gorgeous now but perhaps best in five to ten years. With more acidity than Sauternes, this is a great match for foie gras, lemon tarts and strong cheeses, and for apple and mince pies on Thanksgiving! Absolutely superb! (The wine drinks beautifully for weeks, re-corked in the fridge.)

  • white sweet
  • 12 in stock
  • $39.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Lapuyade 2019 Jurançon Moelleux Petit Manseng

Clos Marie-Louise/Château Lapuyade is a beautiful biodynamic estate deep in the hills of Jurançon, south of Pau. Their wines are harvested by hand, fermented with wild yeasts and aged in old barrels purchased from Yquem and Haut-Brion. Their 2019 Petit Manseng is a gorgeous wine and a sensational value. The wine needs a bit of air to open up, then shows deep floral honeyed apricot, candied citrus, stone, spice and caramel aromas with sweet fruit on the palate—lemon oil, exotic fruit and brown spice lifted by very  firm acidity. Terrific length. With a few days open, more exotic fruit, pineapple and lychee emerge and the wine softens into something wonderful. An outstanding Jurançon moelleux that will accompany fois gras, patés, cheeses, fruit desserts and is fabulous on its own. (About 70 gr/liter RS)

  • white medium-sweet
  • 4 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Lapuyade 2021 Jurançon Sec Cuvée Dentelle

The Cuvée Dentelle from our biodynamic friends at Chateau Lapuyade in Jurançon is one of the rare dry Jurançon that is made from 100% Petit Manseng, in this case from 45 year-old vines always tended in organic and biodynamic farming, it's a tiny special production in the best vintages - we're fortunate to get 5 cases. The 2021 shows a bright gold color and beautiful aromas of lemon confit, apricot, almond, exotic fruit and brown spice. The palate is dense and round with dried pear, citrus, apricot, hay and mineral flavor. The finish is very long with firm acidity under ripe white fruits, citrus and stone. Lovely wine! Serve with foie gras, fish in sauce, Asian foods, goat chesses and patés. Sensational now and should be very interesting in ten years.  David Lillie The 21 vintage skews  herbaceous and  mineral, with a full body and flavors of ripe melon, citrus marmalade and dried herbs. GH

  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Les Fouques NV Vin de France Rosé Extra Brut

From Michéle and Yves Gros at Domaine Les Fouques, this is the new Pétillant Rosé! Pale hued, perfumed and floral on the nose, with peaches and stone fruit on the palate. Méthode Traditionelle, Extra Brut, with great acidity and a refreshing chalky finish.  Eben Lillie

  • rosé
  • 3 in stock
  • no discount
  • $17.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Les Fouques 2021 Côtes de Provence Impulsion Rosé No SO2

Wow, a Provencal Rosé with no SO2 added - this is sort of exciting as some rosés are loaded with sulfur and are will give a headache to those who are sensitive. The Biodynamic folks at Les Fouques have made the "Impulsion" for three years now and this third version is quite delicious, particulaly for those who appreciate natural no-sulfur wines. The color is a bit opaque, very pale pink, with delicate aromas of  raspberry and strawberry, a bit of peach, citrus and earth. The palate is round and supple, quite dry with berry fruits, spice, mineral and almond flavors, finishing with firm acidity with earth, mineral and berry fruits. Consume with abandon, no added SO2! (Note: As with most zero-sulfur wines, this is best consumed on the day opened.)

  • rosé
  • 2 in stock
  • $15.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Les Fouques 2022 Côtes de Provence La Londe "Cuvée 'Estelle"

(List price $18.99) Domaine les Fouques has been certified Biodynamic (Demeter) for 30 years, and also raises sheep, ducks, chickens and guinea-hens on their old-fashioned mixed-use farm. The La Londe "Cuvee L'Estelle" is their best rosé from old vines of Grenache 49% Cinsault 36% Syrah 11% Rolle 4%. Unlike the majority of Provençal rosés, it is made naturally with wild yeasts, giving a more subtle expression of fruit and terroir. The 2022 is a subtle and beautiful wine showing a very pale salmon  pink color and aromas of peach skin, orange peel, rose, earth and raspberry, very pretty and folral. The palate is elegant and silky with stone and saline mineral flavors beneath very subtle red and yellow fruits, wild strawberry, hints of spice and citrus peel. The high percentage of white grapes brings delicacy and freshness. The finish is refreshing and long with nice density and perfectly balanced at 13% alcohol. This is a lovely rosé of terroir that will drink beautifully over the next three years. Serve with grilled fish, pork and chicken, salade Niçoise, or just sip by itself. David Lillie

  • rosé
  • 39 in stock
  • no discount
  • $15.19

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Les Fouques 2022 Côtes de Provence Aubigue Blanc

 The Cuvée Aubigue Blanc from Les Fouques is made from 80% Rolle (Vermentino) with 10% Clairette and 10% Ugni Blanc. It's a delicious, full-flavored Provençal white with complex aromas of apple and pear liqueur and hints of dried flowers, almond and herbs. The palate is round and ripe with white fruits, candied citrus and dense mineral and stone flavors with good acidity. A great aperitf or accompaniment to full-flavored fish dishes and asian foods. Certified Biodynamic (Demeter)  David Lillie

  • white
  • 13 in stock
  • $14.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $99.99

Marie & Florian Curtet 2019 Savoie Frissons des Cimes

Frisson des Cimes started as an all Mondeuse cuvée, but the 2019 employs Pinot Noir and Gamay as well, giving the wine a lovely, energetic lift. More floral and light on its feet than their other red, the "Autrement Rouge," this would be great with light meals, vegetarian fare, or on its own.

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Marie et Vincent Tricot 2022 VDF (Auvergne) Rasséréné

This is a Chardonnay that Marie and Vincent Tricot started producing about 4 or 5 years ago. The style is typically on the richer side, but given the overall freshness and balance of the 2022 vintage, it should be a nice play of acidity/mineral depth and subtle density.

  • white
  • 4 in stock
  • $48.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $149.99

  • red
  • 25 in stock
  • $16.99

Navarre 2021 Saint-Chinian Cuvée Olivier

Thierry Navarre's  Cuvée Olivier is a blend from old vines of Carignan, Grenache, and Syrah in Thierry’s 12-hectare practicing organic estate situated in the AOC of Saint-Chinian, grown in brown schist soils that give density to the finished wine. 2021 is an excellent vintage for the "Olivier" with earthy dark fruits, quite supple and long with elegant tannins.  On the nose it is deep and complex with dusty dark plum, boysenberry, pink peppercorn, sage, lemon oil, and clementine zest.  The palate is poised and structured, leaning towards more smoky and mineral flavors but is balanced by fresh fruit. Blackberries, citrus, and savory herbs come to mind on the finish that lingers on the palate. On day two the palate is beginning to open up with more fruit redolent of pomegranate seeds and  minerals.  Drink now or cellar for 10 to 15 years. Truly a great wine, perfect with grilled meats, tagines and stews and a fantastic value.

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Navarre 2022 Vin de France Ribeyrenc

An almost extinct grape grown in the Languedoc, Ribeyrenc (Rivairenc) has been preserved mostly due to the work of Thierry Navarre and his father before him, planted on slopes of schist, exposure south-east.  It’s thin-skinned and yields a fresh and vibrant red wine with only 10.5% alcohol, and is possibly related to Cinsault.  The 2022 is simply delicious, as usual! The aromas are complex with red fruits, spice, herbs, tobacco, rose petal and tea-leaf. Low-alcohol and  light-bodied and a bit delicate with red currant, fraise des bois, spice, pine forest floor and smoke on the palate, with bright acidity and a long finish - fresh, aromatic, and unlike anything else, really a lovely wine ! EL Our new fave chillable summer red, find it in our fridge! GH

  • red
  • 10 in stock
  • $17.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Navarre 2022 Vin de France Vin d'Oeillades Rouge

Oeillades is an ancient Languedoc variety, probably related to Cinsault. Thierry Navarre, who is proud of his vineyards of "forgotton varieties," produces Terret and Ribeyrenc as well as this lovely light-bodied Oeillades. The 2022 has pretty high-toned red-currant, boysenberry, black plum, violet,  white pepper, and spice aromas, quite fresh and appealing. The palate has  red currant and plum fruit, it's light to medium-bodied, but with lovely ripeness and depth with refreshing acidity and good sappy length. Good intensity of fruit but low, 11.5% alcohol, which makes it very food-friendly. Serve cool with charcuterie, burgers, grillled chicken and pork and mild cheeses. Highly recommended and a great value!  David Lillie

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $14.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Overnoy-Crinquand 2019 Arbois-Pupillin Ploussard

Domaine Overnoy-Crinquand lies in the center of the village of Pupillin, producing fantastic wines from their 5.5 hectares of organically tended vines planted in limestone and clay soils. Pupillin is recognized as the home of the Ploussard grape, and given the results that Mikael Crinquand is consistently able to obtain, we have to agree. In previous vintages reduction was a bit of an issue, but this wine is clean and vibrant upon opening. Beautiful red berry fruit and rose petal aromas on the nose are anchored by a rustic minerality and brambly herbs redolent of sage. Although it’s translucent in the glass, it has a surprising amount of tannic structure and grip along with incredibly pure fruit and spice. Try this with spicy carnitas or roasted poultry!

  • red
  • 26 in stock
  • $32.99

Pajot, Domaine de 2022 VDP des Côtes de Gascogne Les Quatre Cépages

This is a beloved staple at Chambers Street! Domaine de Pajot is located in Southwest France overlooking the capital of Armagnac, a region more well known for their brandy than table wines. The entire estate is certified organic, grown over rolling hills of mostly sand and fine silt soils, vines interspersed with hazelnut trees. 'Les Quatre Cépages' is a blend of 35% Sauvignon Blanc, 35% Colombard, 20% Ugni-Blanc, 10% Gros-Manseng . Fermented and aged in stainless steel, this wine is dry, crisp, and well balanced. Pajot is our go-to pick for your event, pleasing everyone at a moderate price, or for enjoying at home as an aperitif or with fish and chicken dishes.

  • white
  • 93 in stock
  • $11.99

  • Organic

Pèira Levada (Alexandre Durand) 2022 Faugeres Dynamite

The 2022 Peira Levada Faugeres "Dynamite" is mostly Cinsault, with Carignan and Grenache that undergoes a 10-day whole cluster maceration.

  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Pèira Levada (Alexandre Durand) 2022 Faugères Velvet Underschiste

The Peira Levada (Alexadre Durand) 2022 Velvet Underschiste is made with 50 year-old vines of Grenache and Syrah on schiste. There is a long 90 day maceration without extraction and zero added SO2. Flashing a deep purple velvet robe, the nose is all plums and spice. The palate is surprisingly tart with black cherries and blackberries with savory green herbs; lifted yet silky and plush. A clear partner for all manner of barbequed meats, spicy dishes, peking duck and charcuterie boards.

  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Pèira Levada (Alexandre Durand) 2022 Vin de France Pachorra (Grenache)

the 2022 Peira Levada "Pachorra" is all Grenache on marble bedrock, that is destemmed and macerates for 6 days.

  • red
  • 11 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Pont de Breux 2009 Côtes du Jura Vin Jaune

(Pre-arrival) Jean-Charles Maire made this beautiful Vin Jaune from Savagnin grown on Kimmeridgian soils in the lieu-dits "Marnoz" and "Pont de Breux" near Salins-les-Bains, organic since 1992. The 2006 Vin Jaune from Jean-Charles was given six years of sous-voile aging which resulted in a light-bodied delicate wine of only 10% alcohol - the 2009 is another story  entirely at 14.5% alcohol, with fabulous density of fruit framing the remarkable mineral structure brought by the Kimmeridgian limestone.

  • white
  • 12 in stock
  • $59.99

  • Organic

Pont de Breux 2014 Côtes du Jura Poulsard

From a 1/2 hectare parcel on Kimmeridgian limestone in Marnoz, northeast of Arbois. 11% alcohol. Very pale garnet color, almost resembling a rosé. Austere nose with subtle aromas of red-currant, strawberry, earth and beach rose. The palate is tart and light, slightly tannic, with red-currant, earth and stone, very crystalline and long. All minerals and firm acidity on opening, giving way to beautiful floral notes and elegant yet restrained red fruit with 2-3 hours of air. Though it does seem to have potential for longer aging, we think this moment at 10 years, with time to breathe (2-3 hours in bottle, maybe more like an hour in a decanter), is a wonderful time to drink the wine.

  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • rosé sparkling sweet
  • 9 in stock
  • $26.99

Saint Pierre 2020 Arbois Les Brulees (Chardonnay)

"Les Brûlées" comes from Fabrice Dodane's vineyard planted on a hill rich with limestone near his cellar in Mathenay. The palate of the wine is dense and textured with powerful mineral acidity that finishes with a lingering salty nuttiness. An expressive wine that is drinking well now but should continue to evolve over the next decade. -AB

  • white
  • 5 in stock
  • $89.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $179.99

Saint Pierre 2020 Arbois Les Dalles (Melon Queue Rouge)

Les Dalles is a mixed-variety parcel, though the grape varieties change with soil, in this case it's Melon à Queue Rouge planted in 2017 on limestone with white marl soils. There has been an ongoing geeky debate about whether or not Melon à Queue Rouge is just a synonym for Chardonnay, or an ancient and distinct variety. We're going with the happy medium of "it's most likely an ancient strain of Chardonnay" that might be an old mutation, but is clearly similar! Fabrice has worked with the grape for many vintages and his are probably the most memorable MQR wines we've tried over the years.

  • white
  • 5 in stock
  • $79.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white
  • 14 in stock
  • $45.99

Traginer 2021 Banyuls Blanc

This is a gorgeous Banyuls Blanc, that is to say a Vin Doux Naturel (at 17% alcohol)  made from Grenache Blanc, Grenache Gris and Muscat Petits Grains grown in Traginer's organic/biodynamic vineyards above Banyuls. Beautiful aromas of lime flower, apricot, citrus, pear and almond. Very floral. The palate is deep and medium-sweet with candied citrus, apriot and stone flavors and terrific length. The 2021 version is just fantastic, there will definitely ba a bottle of this in my fridge all summer. Serve not too cool, as an apéritif or with desserts of peach, apricot, pear and melon.  David Lillie 

  • white fortified off-dry
  • 5 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Traginer NV Banyuls Ambré (Solera 2000) 750ml

This superb wine is made from Grenache Gris, Grenache Noir, Grenache Blanc and Muscat,  from a solera dating back to 2000, aged in small, very old barrels. Complex aromas of citrus, tea, prune, flowers and caramel. The palate is balanced, with a pretty melange of citrus, white fruits, earth and secondary flavors, very long and lifted by nice acidity. A gorgeous vin doux naturel that will accompany aged cheeses, figs and foie gras, and it's sensationally beautiful by itself. Really a unique and delicious wine. DL

  • white sweet
  • 9 in stock
  • $46.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Turenne 2017 IGP Maures Brut Cuvée Cécile Brut Nature

The Domaine Turenne Cuvée Cécile Brut Nature is made from Rolle (aka Vermentino) and Cinsault, aged 18 months on the lees and bottled unfiltered. The wine shows fine bubbles with a pale copper hue and a creamy texture. The nose is redolent with notes of melon, white rocks and herbs whilst the palate has a dry, savory finish with flavors of orange peel, apricot and citrus. Serve this refreshing Provençal "bulles" as an aperitif or with fish, white meats and fruit desserts.

  • rosé sparkling
  • 11 in stock
  • no discount
  • $17.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Turenne 2021 Vin de France Histoire D'Haut Rosé

 This new wine from Philippe Benezet at Domaine Turenne is a bit of Provençal history, made with all the estate's red grapes, with no SO2 added.  "Really nice" says Eben from last winter's tasting "he enivions to be what rosé used to be like in Provence 100+ years ago. Before sulfur, before the obsession with paleness." Darker rose color, cherry and little red fruits, very fresh, a bit oxidative, fascinating and delicious.

  • rosé
  • 11 in stock
  • $12.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Turenne 2022 Cotes de Provence Cuve Bastien Rouge

Cécile and Philippe Bénézet produce lovely organic wines on soils of sandstone with clay and limestone pebbles ("gravoches") northeast of Bandol in Provence. The cuvée "Bastien" is made from old vines of Carignan with Mourvedre and Syrah, hand harvested, fermented with wild yeasts, semi-carbonic, with minimal addition of SO2. The 2022 "Bastien" shpws aromas of blackberry and black raspberry with pepper, earth and floral notes. The palate is nicely textured with mineral notes below black fruits, citrus, spice, licorice and earth. Relatively light-bodied but with lovely density of sappy fruit. This is a delicious and versatile Provençal red that will accompany grilled meats, roast chicken, charcuterie and full-flavored cheeses. David Lillie

  • red
  • 13 in stock
  • $16.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur