Misc. France

Bastide Blanche 2020 Bandol Rosé (Arrives 5/20)

 (Arrives Friday 5/20) A reserved Bandol rosè, primarily Mourvedre with Cinsault, Grenache, Clairette and Ugni Blanc. The Mourvedre is pressed and run off directly, the Cinsault and Grenache undergo 24 hours of skin contact. Certified organic grapes from the Bronzo family vineyard in Le Castellet.  The 2020 has a coppery, salmon-colored robe. The nose, initially backward, offers an array of stone fruit and savoy herb notes, with garrigue and ripe peach aromas vying for attention with aeration. The palate offers peach skin, orange oil, and earthy flavors leading to a long, persistent, sapid finish. This  will benefit from a decant or some time open - drink now and over the next three to five years.

  • rosé
  • 16 in stock
  • $26.99

  • Organic
  • white sparkling off-dry
  • 6 in stock
  • no discount
  • $17.99

Bordelet NV Sparkling Pear Cider Poiré Granit

The perfect beverage for welcoming the friends and family or lingering over pumpkin pie at the end of your Thanksgiving meal, or any other time of year, for that matter. This dry, elegant cider comes from organically tended ancient pear trees, with roots deep in a granit soil giving minerality, acidity and length to this Champagne of ciders...

  • white sparkling
  • 2 in stock
  • no discount
  • $28.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Camin Larredya 2020 Jurançon Grains des Copains

Formerly called Costat Darrèr, "Les Grains des Copains" is a great introduction to the style of the domaine and how Jean-Marc Grussaute is capturing the concentration of the sugar with remarkable elegance In 2019 this wine is 100% Petit Manseng grown by his neighbors (Pedeflus, Lacazette and Vignau) - they have another job and are tending their small plots for pleasure.  The goal of this wine is to offer a delicious, refreshing moelleux in the way it was done last century at a fantastic price for value. Hand-harvested, picking was done of the ripe, dried grapes (no botrytis)  from Oct 25 to Nov 10, the grapes are slowly pressed to extract aroma and structure from the Manseng. Vinification and aging, partly sur-lie, happens in small barrels and foudres. Volcanic sulfur is used with parsimony and the wine is sterile filtered. "Les Grains des Copains" is a delicious candy, a pure gourmandise with a little more concentration than usual. If you like orange marmalade, membrillo paste, cinnamon and lily of the valley, you will love this nose. Once again, the sweetness seems swallowed by the acidity, leaving the palate fresh and ready for another glass. Enjoy it today or keep it 5 years. A pan-sautéed foie gras with apple-cider reduction, a passion fruit panna cotta or a mild blue-cheese would make some great pairing. 100% Petit Manseng, 60 g RS. PL/DL

  • white sweet
  • 7 in stock
  • $27.99

  • Organic
  • white
  • 9 in stock
  • $44.99

Clos Des Boutes 2020 IGP Gard Les Fagnes (Carignan Blanc)

A biodynamic wine from the Costiere de Nimes appelation. A nose with notes of candied white fruits, Mirabelle plum, and a hint of flowers... Palate: beautiful body and volume, and a long finish with fine bitter notes. A lovely success for this Carignan Blanc! Giselle Hamburg

  • white
  • 5 in stock
  • no discount
  • $15.99

  • red
  • 10 in stock
  • $27.99

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $24.99

Combel La Serre 2018 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. We tasted this just after botlling in January 2020 - it's a lovely Cahors and highly recommended! David Lillie

  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • $31.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Da Ros & Farrugia 2020 Côtes du Marmandais Histoire de Boire 1.5 L

(Available Feb 8th) In her previous life, Sandrine Farrugia worked for a Japanese company, discovering and exporting natural wines to Japan. Then she met Elian, and in 2008 moved from Paris to Cocumont. Over the years, she helped him more and more in the vineyard and the cellar until she decided in 2012 to start her own wine project. One of Sandrine’s dream cuvées was to do one day a wine like L’Anglore’s reds, with an immediate juiciness yet with layers - something very complicated to achieve with the local Marmandais grapes and climate.  To give it a little bit more body and fruit, Elian added some of his Clos Baquey young Merlot vinified in carbonic maceration, aged in cement tank and here it was, “Histoire de Boire” was created with their 4 hands. A happy accident, the wine was originally presented only to friends who requested the wines to be bottled in magnums only, as the 750 format was too small… 2020 is the fourth vintage, and we are really happy to be able to offer this wine, which really tastes like L’Anglore with an Atlantic touch: a little saltier, crunchier with fresh medicinal herbs, chill it and enjoy it with any spring dish, or keep it a little to share when the time will come with friends around a barbecue. 70% Merlot, 30% Abouriou.

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $67.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Da Ros, Elian 2019 Côtes du Marmandais Abouriou (Feb 8th)

(Available Feb 8th)  90% Abouriou + 10% Merlot assembled from numerous parcels of clay/gravel and clay/limestone terroir. Not de-stemmed, maceration semi-carbonic for 12 days. Aged for 15 months in used foudres and large barrels. "I chose semi-carbonic maceration as a means of expression, but without losing the terroir and the special characteristics of the grape. Arbouriou is a fruity wine with touches of spice, all enveloped in a soft and supple tannic frame. It's a wine od the Southwest vinified...differently."

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $28.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Da Ros, Elian 2019 Côtes du Marmandais Coucou Blanc

 60% Sauvignon Blanc – 10% Sauvignon Gris – 30% Semillon. Soil: clay-gravel on a blue marl subsoil. Vinification: Slow pressing, cold settling, fermentation and aging in casks and concrete eggs for 19 months."Atypical white for the region, certainly a legacy of my stay in Alsace. Floral nose, ample and fresh mouth with a tangy attack then aromas of citrus fruits, exotic fruits, mirabelle plum. Goes well with shellfish, spicy dishes, saffron, white meats, exotic cuisine. To drink young, or to keep to let other more complex aromas develop."- Elian

  • white
  • 7 in stock
  • $41.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Da Ros, Elian 2019 Côtes du Marmandais Le Vin est Une Fête

(Available Feb 8th) Le Vin est une Fête is a signature cuvée by Elian, a tribute to the delicacy of Abouriou (its local nickname is “early gamay” even if it has nothing to do with the gamay grape) and the elegance of Cabernet Franc which he considers the "Pinot Noir from the South West," supplemented with Merlot. Coming from richer and loamy soils on gray marl, the Merlots and Cabernets are de-stemmed to keep their juicy fruit expression while the Abourious are vinified in semi-carbonic fermentation, all in concrete tank. Thanks to a short maceration (10 days), a very gentle extraction and a precise aging in old Provençal foudres for 10 months, the wine has a real gulpability without being simple.  Keep 3 to 5 years without a problem. 40% abouriou, 40% cabernet franc, 20% merlot.

  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $114.99

  • Organic

Domaine Courbet 2018 Cotes du Jura Les Rondos Chardonnay

Les Rondos is a small vineyard site (0.7 hectare) planted mid-slope with south-western exposure. Vine age is 34 years. The soil here is a mix of Jurassic clay and limestone. All fruit is hand harvested and pressed before being vilified in oak, with 10% being new. The wine is aged for 18 months in barrel. Although 100% Chardonnay, the smells of dried grass and spice one might expect from Savagnin exist with esquisite lightness in this wine.  Sliced pear, white pepper, smoke and almond skin add complexity to the nose. On the palate, orchard fruit creates a rich platform for salt and lemon peel, and the intense mineral drive brings on a finish that is grassy and herbaceous, culminating in a bitter snap. This is an amazing example of Jura white, and a great bottle for anyone new to the region. It really has it all! David Hatzopoulos

  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $32.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Domaine de L'Octavin 2020 VdF Cigogne Rose

Cicogne is a new negociant wine from Alice Bouvot, made from Gewurztaminer and Pinot Gris sourced from Alsace. This wine needs at least a few months in the bottle if not a year. A touch of volatile acidity on opening, in need of a long decant or just a bit more time in the bottle. What's the wine like though?? Beautiful! Once the VA blows off (it starts to be less intense after about 20-30 minute decant), there is lovely spice here and a touch of happy red fruit from the Pinot Gris. Aromatic, hazy, funky skin contact wine with a lot of character and pizazz.  -EL

  • rosé
  • 1 in stock
  • $43.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Domaine des Mathouans 2019 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.

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Domaine Desire Petit 2018 Arbois Pupillin Poulsard 'La Bidode'

In the glass, the wine is a clear cherry with attractive, bricking edges. On the nose there is smoke, orange rind, light strawberry and cherry. Accents of cinnamon, clove and black pepper add a lofty, freshness to the fruit. On the palate, zesty herbs and crisp cherry come before a smoky finish with a pleasant, bitter snap. Light but some great, delicate tannin down the tongue. David Hatzopoulos

  • red
  • 13 in stock
  • $26.99

  • Organic
  • white sparkling
  • 2 in stock
  • $169.99

  • white sparkling
  • 4 in stock
  • $69.99

  • white sparkling
  • 1 in stock
  • $67.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $44.99

Ilarria 2019 Irouléguy Blanc

This is an oustanding, totally unique and delicious wine! From organically certified vineyards, 1 ha dedicated to Petit Manseng and 1 ha to Petit Courbu, permaculture-pioneer Peio Espil offers a very unique interpretation of Irouléguy Blanc as he is one of the few growing grapes on Trias limestone. No tilling, use of ewes to graze the spontaneous vegetation and compost the soils leads to balanced yields of very concentrated grapes which see some skin maceration (6 hours or so for the Petit Courbu, 12-14 hours for the Petit Manseng) in order to extract aromatic compounds and structure. Long fermentations are preferred for texture. Then the wine stays untouched on its fine lees with racking if needed for up to 18 months, and doesn’t need to be filtered before bottling. As in  2018, the 2019 has a bit more depth and roundness than usual for this wine, but retains the intense mineral/herbal backbone that makes it so unique. It has a surprising density with so many layers: a very complex nose of passion fruit, chamomile, yellow plum, marsipan and smoked salt, the palate is very savory with a saline quality, with ripe pear and quince, roasted lemon and intense anise seed and chalky mineral flavors. It is a salivating wine with so much to give, that you want to sip on it little by little. Enjoy it today in large Burgundy glass or keep it for 10 years. For pairing, a rabbit agnolotti with dried sage or a cauliflower panna cotta with crab meat flesh and grapefruit segment.

  • white
  • 12 in stock
  • $35.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Ilarria 2019 Irouléguy Rouge

In the French Basque hills, enveloped by Spain, Peio Espil tends his family’s estate with impressive care. Peio, after careers in both Sauternes and Jurancon, returned to Irouleguy to work sustainably, and received complete organic certification in 2008. Here he strictly adheres to a Fukuoka-inspired way of organic farming, with biodiversity in the vineyards and no plowing, with the overall health of the soil being his number one concern. The 2019 Rouge is 55% Tannat, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 30% Cabernet Franc and it's a sensational vintage for this unique wine, being a bit rounder than usual and  quite delicious for current drinking. Deep black/red color with bright rim. The nose seems dominated by the Cabernet Franc, with deep black raspberry fruit, chocolate and herbal flavors, echoing the Chinon Clos Guillot of Baudry, but with a backbone of stony black fruits from the Tannat. The palate is dense and mineral showing ripe, intense black fruits framed in perfect firm acidity and stone flavors  that continue in the tight, elegant finish. Enjoy now with grilled lamb, pork or hearty stews, best to wait 5 years when this wine should really sing. PL/DL 

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $30.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • 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 - 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. Only 36 bottles are available - don't delay!

  • white
  • 4 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Les Granges Paquenesses 2018 Côtes du Jura Ploussard (Pre-arrival)

This is a lovely and very forward Poulsard, perhaps the least reductive Poulsard we've tried in a while. Subtle notes of saddle leather quickly lift to reveal the sweet fragrance of raspberries, violet petals, fresh cut strawberries, and tangy red fruits. From Loreline's 30 year-old vines on red, iron-rich clay/limestone in her organic vineyard below the Côte de Feule in Pupillon.Vinified in partial carbonic maceration, the palate is balanced with supple tannins, flavors of morello cherry, and crunchy bramble fruit. AB

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $32.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Les Granges Paquenesses 2018 Côtes du Jura Savagnin "les Fees Papillons"

Another great Savagnin from Les Granges Paquenesses' winemaker,  Loreline Laborde. The color here is a darker lemon. On the nose, aromas of lemon and chamomile mix with spicy black pepper and earl grey tea. Behind this are heartier smells of apricot, papaya, and dried grass. The palate is rich, with weighty flavors of herbs, grilled citrus, yellow and orange stone fruits, and smoke. The generous structure has a playful swish and bright acidity, creating a fantastic finish. The wine ends with an elegant bitterness, along with a final spark of salt. So much is going on in this bottle and it will surely develop well over the next few years. Drink now or hold! David Hatzopoulos

  • white
  • 10 in stock
  • $34.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Les Granges Paquenesses 2018 Côtes du Jura Trousseau (Pre-arrival)

From 60 year old vines planted to blue and gray marne, organically/biodynamically  tended by winemaker Loreline Laborde. This Trousseau is a clear dark cherry in the glass. On the nose, the wine begins with a touch of funk.  Woodsy aromas of blackberry and cherry, plus denser smells of iron and smoke, mingle with violets, blueberry, and mint. The palate is bold, with plums, cassis and fresh green herbs circling around a center of cool minerality. With a structure that tingles the tongue and gums, a healthy dose of acidity brings on a long finish. A final flavor of bitter cocoa ends each sip with a satisfying firmness. A great wine, with both earth and fruit - a classic style that Jura lovers will surely enjoy! David Hatzopoulos

  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $41.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

L'Ostal Levant (Ostal) 2020 Vin de France Cieux

The couple behinh Ostal Levant have been making some of the most compelling natural wines in the Southwest of France. Located in Cahors, they spent some time working with Simon Busser, and then set off on their own. All of their wines are Vin de France, but they are true to the Cahors appellation. Cieux is a blend of Merlot and Malbec, aged in old barrels. The Merlot is destemmed and the Malbec is fermented whole cluster, with a touch of semi-carbonic maceration approach. Medium-bodied, with black fruit from the Malbec and silky red fruits from the Merlot. Supple, with soft tannins and natural lift. Very "gourmand."

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $32.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Marnes Blanches (Geraud Fromont) NV Cotes du Jura Cremant

This bottle of sparkling from Marnes Blanches is one of our favorites. This is 100% Chardonnay, coming from Les Molates, a parcel that the estate also uses to produce a great still white. This bubbly is a Brut Nature, with primary fermentation happening in tank, and then 18 months on the lees before being disgorged. We've all tasted this wine a lot at the shop, and our supplier sums up the taste profile very well: "Classic, chiseled, crémant. Notes of honeysuckle, sea spray, and green herbs and a long, persistent finish."

  • white sparkling
  • 15 in stock
  • no discount
  • $33.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Marnes Blanches (Geraud Fromont) NV Cotes du Jura Cremant Reserve

100% Chardonnay from vines planted in the 1970s. Tank fermented, elevage in barrel. No dosage and rests on the lees for two years before being disgorged.  A radiant but substantial color of dry, golden grass with a long lasting, frothy crown. The nose has a savory element of baked lemon tart, with an accent of apricot. On the palate, there are flavors of lemon, lime, and a hint of spicy white pepper. The wine crackles on the tongue with strong sparky bubbles, but has some density and texture.  Floats with ease between two contrasting styles, one being rich, the other being zippy. Well placed, right in the middle. David Hatzopoulos

  • white sparkling
  • 30 in stock
  • no discount
  • $38.99

  • Organic
  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $44.99

Navarre 2020 Saint-Chinian Le Laouzil

(Arrives May 10th) Thierry Navarre's touchstone "Laouzil" is a blend of equal parts Grenache, Carignan, and Syrah from old vines planted on brown schist ("Laouzil" in the local dialect) soils in the rugged mountains of Roquebrun (Saint-Chinian). The grapes are de-stemmed and aged in neutral barrel before bottling with minimal sulfur. The robe is a lovely red/black in the glass. The wine shows seductive aromas of spiced plums, dried rosemary, and deeper notes of coffee and dry earth. The rich palate is bursting with black fruit flavors, peppercorn, and savory herbs with a structured texture of dense minerals and bright acidity on the long, persistent finish. This is a fascinating wine of terroir that Thierry says will be perfect in 5 years (though it's delicious now!)

  • red
  • 10 in stock
  • $16.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Pajot, Domaine de 2021 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
  • 100 in stock
  • $10.99

  • Organic

Péron, Jean-Yves 2018 Vin de France Cotillon des Dames Amphore

100% Jacquère from the French Alps. Grown to soils of shale and limestone, farmed with organic and biodynamic methods. Hand harvested. The wine macerates for 6 weeks. Natural  fermentation for 24 months in amphora. No fining, no filtration, no added SO2. 

  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $56.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Péron, Jean-Yves 2019 Vin de France (Savoie) Le Pas de l'Ours Rouge

Of Jean-Yves Peron's reds, this is the most black-fruited and rustic. Contrasting with the shorter maceration of the Champ Levat, this is a longer maceration of Mondeuse, clearly revealing the hereditary connection to Syrah, with notes of blackberry, roasted meat, and earth. A wine that opens up quite well and still delivers vibrancy and lift, along with the meatier material. Would be fantastic with grilled meats, charcuterie, stews and the like. -EL

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $59.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Péron, Jean-Yves 2019 Vin de France La Grande Journee

100% Altesse from the French Alps, grown on soils of mica and schist following organic and biodynamic practices. A 6 week maceration, fermented naturally in neutral oak. Aged for 12 months in neutral oak. No fining, no filtration, and no added SO2. Very mellow on the acidity here, with stone fruit and some dried herb and dried apricot notes. High acid dishes would pair nicely, and the ripeness of the Altesse should balance out spicy dishes quite well too!

  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $64.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Péron, Jean-Yves 2019 Vin de France Les Barrieux

This Alpine white is made from a blend of Roussanne, Jacquère and Altesse. Vines are planted to clay and limestone soils and tended with organic and biodynamic practices. There is a 10 week maceration period.  Fermentation is natural and happens in neutral oak. Aging is also in neutral oak. No fining, no filtration, and zero added SO2. Barrieux is more robust and pronounced than the Cotillons des Dames, with more dried apricot and quince notes, and softer acidity.

  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $64.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Petite Baigneuse (Philippe Wies) 2019 Vin de France Juste Ciel (Grenache/Macabeu)

Maccabeu and Grenache Gris from very old vines on black schist soils of Maury, in the Roussillon, bordering Spain and the Pyrenees Mountains. There's great density and body to the wine, balanced by a mineral finish. I'm personally a big fan of Maccabeu and find wines made from this grape have really nice weight and good cut as well.  -EL

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Petite Baigneuse (Philippe Wies) 2019 Vin de France Les Loustics (Grenache)

Grenache from schist soil in Maury, nestled near the Pyrenees mountains. Loustics is from an arid north-facing parcel, and always has a nice freshness to it. The shist soils bring a particular mineral aroma and finish to the wine, blending well with the natural tannins, which are quite soft in the '19 vintage. In the end, it's a delicious, easy drinking, gentle and a bit "sauvage" expression of Grenache. Drink with a slight chill. No SO2 added. 

  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Pibarnon 2020 Bandol Rosé

The 2020 Pibarnon Rosé is drinking gorgeously now and will improve even more over the next few years - grab some now as the 2021 will be $41.99... This wine has a wonderful ability to combine elegance, power, class, and distinction. A blend of Mourvedre, Cinsault, and Grenache, the wine shows peach-y and stone fruit notes on the nose, mingling with the savory earth and iodine character of good Bandol Rosé. The palate offers silky textures, a certain voluptuousness, and a lovely balance of acidity to full ripe fruit. 

  • rosé
  • 5 in stock
  • $36.99

  • Organic

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
  • 6 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, really 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 in the finish. This is a wine of contemplation with lovely, subtle aromas. No sign of age - It would be interesting to cellar this another 10 years...?

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $26.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Rimbert 2019 Saint-Chinian Les Travers de Marceau

 "Les Travers de Marceau" is a blend of 30% Mourvedre, 30% Syrah, 25% Carignan, 15% Cinsault planted at the highest elevation in the Saint-Chinian AOC. This appellation is divided by its soil composition - in the north, the soils are rich in schist, in the south there is only heavy limestone and clay soils.  Jean-Marie Rimbert's vineyards are in Berlou, in the north western half of the AOC. This soil composition and high elevation give his much-beloved wines a light, early drinking quality. The nose offers complex, exotic aromas of dried apricot, tree bark, savory spices, and undercurrents of crushed blueberry and pomegranate. The palate is silky and dusted with mineral acidity. Flavors of dense blue fruit and umami spices give way to star-anise and hints of fennel on the finish. This pairs perfectly served a bit cool, with saucisson, cassoulet, goat cheeses and summer cook-outs.

  • red
  • 7 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Sulauze 2021 Coteaux d'Aix-en-Provence Pomponette Rosé (5/24)

(Arrives Tuesday 5/24) Domaine de Sulauze was purchased by an ambitious wife and husband team who converted all of the farming first to organic and then to biodynamics, and endeavor to use as little sulfur as possible while maintaining clean, classic wines. The name of the Domaine comes from the flaky limestone soil, aka Lauze, of their vineyards which give the vines excellent drainage. This year's rosé is approximately 60% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 10% Vermentino, 15% Cinsault, and 5% Mourvèdre. Upon opening this wine is lean and racy with notes of crunchy green strawberry, watermelon, and ranier cherries, really showing the Vermentino, and after coming up in temperature develops riper notes of orange oil, juicy strawberry, peach and a bit of salty minerality, with a nice kick of firm acidity in the finish, making it a great acccompaniment to light summer meals. A lively, refreshing rosé from the Coteaux d'Aix-en-Provence and a perennial favorite!

  • rosé
  • 17 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Tissot 2019 Arbois Chardonnay Rose Massale

Camille Riviere Selections: "Selection massale of Chardonnay Rose, from La Mailloche, a rare mutation of the grape - ripe and beautifully complex."

  • white
  • 18 in stock
  • $64.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Tissot 2019 Cotes du Jura Chardonnay Sursis

The vines for the Sursis are found in Chateau Chalon. Tissot purchased this parcel in 2007. "Sursis" means "on parole," and Tissot will keep producing this wine as long as the vines give him grapes. Lias type clay. A shorter elevage than other whites (only 12 months). 

  • white
  • 8 in stock
  • $75.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Tissot, Stéphane 2019 Arbois Chardonnay "Patchwork"

"Patchwork" is made from 100% Chardonnay (from clonal and massale seection vines) picked from various clay and limestone parcels in Tissot's estate. He typically raises this cuvée for 12 months in  both neutral and 10% new oak barrels, which are topped up to give a fresher, more Burgundian style to the Chardonnay.

  • white
  • 14 in stock
  • $39.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur