Misc. France

Bastide Blanche 2016 Bandol Cuvee Estagnol

Bastide Blanche, one of the few organic domains in Bandol, produces this beatiful wine from old vines of 92% Mourvedre and 8% Grenache. The wine is hand-harvested in multiple passes, with very low yields, fermented with wild yeasts and aged in old foudres.  . This shows ripeness, but no sense of heat or flab. Plenty of black fruits and dusty tannins. Classic Bandol!

  • red
  • 18 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • white sparkling
  • 24 in stock
  • no discount
  • $28.99

Camin Larredya 2020 Jurançon Sec La Part Davant

La Part Davant is Camin Larredya’s main white, produced around the family property in La Chapelle-de-Rousse on south exposed poudingues, a sandy-clay soil with cemented pebbles. Farmed biodynamically, the wine is a blend of Gros and Petit Manseng with a touch of Courbu for balance. Jean-Marc really appreciates the “complementary grapes” of the AOC, working to rehabilitate their potential!  Hand-harvested, the grapes are whole-cluster pressed with a little bit of skin-contact for the Mansengs (10% of the volume) to bring aromatics and structure. The 2020 Part Davant shows a bright gold color and aromas of earth, ripe lemon, lime flower, with yellow and exotic fruits but not over-ripe, nicely balanced and bright. The palate is round and sapid but with firm acidity and mineral flavors underlying the citrus and yellow fruits, finishing dry and refreshing with good length. Perfect with a first course of vegetable soup or terrine, with fish and white meats in sauce.

  • white
  • 10 in stock
  • $27.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • white
  • 11 in stock
  • $44.99

Cellier de la Baraterie 2018 Vin de Savoie St. Jean de la Porte Mondeuse

Cellier de la Baraterie's 2018 Mondeuse from Saint-Jean-de-la-Porte is riper than Ferrand's. It's a plump reddish-purple in color. The nose has a juiciness to it, with a surprsingly rich aroma of dark stone fruit, balanced by the tell-tale smells of mint, dark flowers, and wintry spice. Over the evening, the fruit becomes quieter, taking on an elegant softness, allowing the brisker smells to come forward. On the palate, an undertone of dark plum peel is met by red cherry and cassis, cut by a clean, stony middle. Bright acid and medium tannin give this wine good lift, encouraging a fresh and long finish. The wine ends with simple but wonderful note of briny dark olive. A super Mondeuse for the price! David Hatzopoulos

  • red
  • 24 in stock
  • $25.99

  • Organic

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
  • 12 in stock
  • no discount
  • $18.99

Clos Fantine NV Faugères Cuvée Tradition (No SO2)

We’ve always loved Clos Fantine due to their impeccable farming, thoughtful cellar work, and wild soulfulness of their wines. This cuvée is a harmonious blend of de-stemmed Carignan, Syrah, and Grenache vinified separately in large vats with indigenous yeasts, then assembled and aged in cement before bottling with no sulfur. Slightly more polished than previous vintages, this year is singing, with a nose that is bursting with aromas of wood smoke, baked red apple skins, citrus and garrigue. The wine shows a deep purple in the glass. The palate is lifted by cool minerality and structured with powdery tannins with flavors of juicy plum, cinnamon spice and dried herbs on the finish. This is a satisfying wine that would pair beautifully with grilled sausages and wild rice.

  • red
  • 35 in stock
  • $25.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

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
  • 13 in stock
  • $31.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Costes (Domaine des) 2016 Pécharment Cuvée Domaine

Purchased by the Dournel family in 1992, the Domaine desé Costes in Pécharmant has been certified organic since 2007. Pécharmant is a small high-quality AOC within Bergerac, seldom seen in the US,  benefiting from hillside vineyards of gravel over iron-rich clay. The wines are made from Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon -  well-structured with dense fruit, the older vine cuvées age beautifully, such as the  2016 Costes "Domaine" which ages one year in barrique and foudre with additional aging in vat before bottling. I’ve been told on great authority than one really can’t call yourself a “serious” wine shop if you don’t have a Bergerac (and by extension a Pécharmant, its age worthy sibling). That it should be bio, goes without saying. And with the arrival of  Domaine des Costes 16 Pécharmant we are back down to serious business, friends! The new release is a grand expression, indeed. The robe is a dark ruby hue. The nose is reserved on opening, but with air (a quick decant) beautiful notes of plum, African violet, black tea, cassis, and loamy soil emerge, beyond this is are wisps of baking spices and cigar box. The palate is ripe and structured with black currant and cherry stone vying with blackberry and gunpowder tea flavors for prominence; yet with time in the glass an elemental ripeness emerges to counter the firm—albeit ripe—tannins and tangy mineral core. And while this is young, there’s plenty of joy here and even more in store if you are patient and have a cool dark space to squirrel away a couple of bottles, or perhaps a case. And while this may not display the shiny gloss of our friends downstream in Bordeaux, there’s a lot to like here and a tremendous opportunity to sock away a true vin de garde at glou glou prices. Fabulous with hanger steak with black-eyed pea salad and braised greens, but this could just as agreeably pair with guineafowl or cèpes en papillote or truffled potato gratin. Highly recommended.  John McIlwain

  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $18.99

  • Organic

Costes (Domaine des) 2018 Pécharment Cuvée Tradition

Purchased by the Dournel family in 1992, the Domaine des Costes in Pécharmant has been certified organic since 2007. Pécharmant is a small high-quality AOC within Bergerac, seldom seen in the US,  benefiting from hillside vineyards of gravel over iron-rich clay. The wines are made from Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon -  well-structured with dense fruit, the older vine cuvées age beautifully, and wine from younger vines such as the 2018 "Tradition" are full-bodied and quite delicious for drinking over 5 to 8 years.The 2018 is an earthy red/garnet color, with intriguing aromas of black raspberry, cassis, earth, roast meat and spice.The palate is dense and richly textured with deep red currant and cassis fruit, with tobacco and earth with a very firm mineral presence on the tongue and a very long finish of red currant, minerals and firm acidity. All this for $14.99! Bravo to the Dournel family for this beautiful big little wine... David Lillie

  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • $14.99

  • Organic

Costes (Domaine des) 2019 Bergerac Rosé

A Rosé in winter? Of course says Eric Asimov of the NY Times - and we wholeheartedly agree, especially this delicious Cabernet from Domaine des Costes in Pecharmant/Bergerac. Costes is an old French term for hillsides or slopes, which is very fitting for this hillside vineyard located in Bergerac.  The soil is a favorable combination of stone, sandy clay, and rolled gravel over limestone, that suits the primarily Cabernet Franc vines grown on the Domaine des Costes Estate.  Nicole and Jean-Luc Dournel  took over the estate in 1992, overseeing the vineyard through its organic certification and biodynamic practices.  Made from Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon, this food friendly direct-press rosé is harvested by hand and ferments with wild yeasts. The wine shows fresh red berries on the nose followed by wild strawberries, red currant, and a subtle, peppery finish on the palate.  Serve chilled and enjoy as an aperitif or with lighter meals all year! 

  • rosé
  • 50 in stock
  • $11.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Costes (Domaine des) 2020 Pécharment Sans Soufre

Purchased by the Dournel family in 1992, the Domaine desé Costes in Pécharmant has been certified organic since 2007. Pécharmant is a small high-quality AOC within Bergerac, seldom seen in the US,  benefiting from hillside vineyards of gravel over iron-rich clay. The wines are made from Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. Domaine des Costes goes "Natural" with the 2020 Pecharmant "Sans Soufre," pure juice with zero added SO2. The wine shows a very dark red/black color with a light rim, with impressive deep black fruit aromas, a bit floral, with an almost Northern Rhone aspect of funk and roast meat, really quite fascinating. The palate is dense, supple and beautifully textured with ripe black raspberry and cherry fruit lifted by firm acidity and extraordinary chalky mineral flavors. This is a quite unusual and beautiful natural wine, just delicious and seemingly capable of aging nicely as well. Another bravo to the Dournel family, we hope there is more available...  David Lillie

  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Domaine des Côtes Rousses 2018 Coteau de la Mort Vin de Savoie Mondeuse

100% Mondeuse from St.-Jean-de-la-Porte in the Combe de Savoie. The cuvée is named after the vineyard location, a treacherous slope to work that has been tended, on and off, since the 11th century. Whole bunches, native fermentation, and delegate in demi-muids for 10 months. Bottled with out fining or filtering. Domaine des Côtes Rousses' 2018 Cotuea de la Mort is more Syrah-like than it's previous vintage -  more savory in profile. Very similar in terms of fruit, besides the younger wine showing darker expressions earlier on. Extra peppery on the tongue, with strong tannic form and great acidity. A rounder wine than the '17, with a more generous swish, while retaining classic mineral strength. There is a long life ahead for this Mondeuse if you can resist opening your bottles... it's just so good! David Hatzopoulos

  • red
  • 7 in stock
  • $66.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Domaine des Mathouans 2019 Vin de France Lledoner 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
  • 12 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low 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
  • 10 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Domaine des Mathouans 2020 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
  • 12 in stock
  • $22.99

  • 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
  • 8 in stock
  • no discount
  • $26.99

  • Organic
  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $34.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Domaine Louis Magnin 2015 Vin de Savoie Arbin 'La Rouge' Mondeuse

From soils of mostly red clay mixed with limestone, under limestone scree. Hand harvested fruit, fermented with native yeasts in stainless steel tanks before being aged for 12 months in old oak foundres. La Rouge 2015 has a dark center and clear violet edges. Aromas of smoke and dense earth mingle with bold dark flowers (violets and roses) on the nose. There is a hint of fresh cut cedar and raw vanilla that leads to a lingering scent of coffee. The fruit on the palate is of crisp black cherry and cassis cut by a zing of salinity and dark stones. The structure here is slightly richer and rounder than the Tout un Monde, though slightly less snappy, with generous but leveled tannin and good acidity. The finish is incredible, with a touch of cigar smoke and a mintiness that remains on the palate... basically forever. David Hatzopoulos

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $56.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Domaine Louis Magnin 2015 Vin de Savoie Arbin Mondeuse

From several parcels in Arbin, vines planted to limestone-clay soils under unique limestone scree. Fruit is picked by hand and ferments naturally in stainless steel tanks. It is mostly aged in stainless, but a small portion sees neutral barrel. The 2015 Arbine Mondeuse is a dark plummy color with light red edges. The nose is spicy, with hints of black pepper and pine, above a foundation of black cherry fruit and loamy, minerally earth. Flavors of tart red fruit, mountain herbs, and smalls plums sit in refreshing form ontop a structure of semi-concentrated fruity swish, medium tannin and classic, linear Alpine acidity. David Hatzopoulos

  • red
  • 7 in stock
  • $45.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Domaine Lupin 2015 Frangy Cuvee du Pepe

The elegance of Domaine Lupin’s 2015 Roussette de Savoie Frangy ‘Cuvée du Pépé’ Vielles Vignes is amazing, flawlessly co-existing with (and fabulously woven around) the wines dramatic beam of minerality and high acidity. From 100% Altesse from the village of Frangy. Vines aging 60+ years, planted by Bruno Lupin's grandfather. The wine goes through full malo, before aging on the fine lees in enameled steel tanks for a year. A fiercely beautiful wine. The nose is not as lean as the younger vine bottling above. It shows less citrus and more stone fruit from the beginning. Aromas of yellow peaches and plums, along with golden apples, give a platform for fainter whiffs of black tea, sea grass, and oyster shells. The wine remains very fragrant hours after opening, losing some of the marine qualities and taking on more spice and floral character. The palate is led by rich flavors of apple and pear, along with lemon zest and freshly milled black pepper. There is a wonderful note of caramel on the finish that enhances based on the amount of time in glass, resulting in a creaminess in texture that is beyond lovely, laying over that boldly focused acidity and stoniness. This bottle should be great for another 10 years, but I obviously think the world of it today. David Hatzopoulos

  • white
  • 10 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Domaine Lupin 2019 Frangy

From organically tended vines of Altesse on the outskirts of Frangy in Savoie, tended by the one-and-only Bruno Lupin. Vines are 25 years of age and planted to clay and limestone soils. Fermented in steel, with 20% going through malo . Like the 2018, the nose of this Altesse is floral and fresh, with lovely aromas of soft almonds, tangy yellow cherries and zesty limestone. Clean orchard fruit, like crisp pear and apple, add weight to flavors of salt and white tea. The most beautiful thing about Bruno Lupin’s Frangy is the way it develops after an hour or so open, as the flavors become more plush, with lovely stone fruit, like nectarines and apricots, wrapped around the crunchy mix of fantastic acidity and minerality. Although there is density to the wine, it has a remarkable weightlessness on the tongue. Drink this today, but it’ll hold up well in the cellar. One of the most elegant expressions of Altesse that exists. Alright, Bruno!! David Hatzopoulos

  • white
  • 19 in stock
  • $26.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Domaine Maestracci 2019 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 and is a lively joyous wine. It's an assemblage of Grenache, Niellucio, Sciaccarellu, Syrah and Mourvedre and marked by red fruit both juicy and dried, a touch of iron and leather and a bright energetic finish. This is terrific for the price and should be bought in quantity. Sam Ehrlich

  • red
  • 13 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Domaine Pierre Richard 2019 Cotes du Jura Poulsard

From the organically farmed (in conversion with Ecocert) vineyards of Domaine Pierre Richard in the Cotes du Jura, this wine is made from 100% estate grown Poulsard. Vine age ranges from 15 to 30 years, planted to clay/limestone soils. Located at 300 meters above sea level with Southwest exposure. Fruit is picked at the end of August and the beginning of September before heading to the cellar. Fermentation is done with ambient yeasts. A month and a half of maceration in stainless steel tanks. Aged 5 months in stainless before being bottled with zero added sulfur. This wine has such a gorgeous color in the glass, showing a clear hue of vibrant mahogany. The nose of this Poulsard is more fragrant and layered than the Trousseau, with a depth of salinity combined with the plush red fruits and healthy, dark roses. On the palate, the wine delivers plummy stone fruit, black cherry, and crushed dark stones. A fine weight on the palate, with medium tannin and medium acidity. A great wine, with supple texture and deep flavors lifted by lean minerality. David Hatzopoulos

  • red
  • 11 in stock
  • $23.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Dupasquier 2016 Roussette de Savoie Marestel (Altesse)

In the glass, the wine is a bright but full  lemon in color. The nose, as a great Altesse should show once it's developed some age, is full of fruits, herbs, and spice: green and dark teas, white and yellow flowers, mellow seagrass, and yellow apple. Hints of smoky flint and dashes of white and black pepper float above. As the glass opens, the nose becomes more savory, with dried apricots and cherries, cured lemon, dried honey and clove. Flavors bounce on the palate, with hints of matcha and apple, freshly cut green herbs and citrus peel. The finish here, which rides a structure of soft swish and medium acidity, begins with sweet dried pineapple and ends with a classic hint of butterscotch. Complex but lovely, this is a wine that any drinker, Savoie-nut or not, will truly appreciate. Another great example of Altesse with some age. This will continue to develop for a decade, though some would argue much, much longer. David Hatzopoulos

  • white
  • 7 in stock
  • $32.99

Fabrice Dodane (Saint Pierre) 2019 Jura Dos D'Chat 'Les Corvées' Trousseau

From vines planted in 1980 on clay and limestone, south to south-west exposition, Arbois vineyard. 14 days maceration with the skins in open vats, partly whole clusters, before gentle pressing and continuously fermentation and ageing for 8 months in old oak barrels and stainless steel tanks before bottling. No sulfur. The Dos d'Chat 2019 Trousseau 'Les Corvées' has a cherry core and brickish edges. The nose is dense and floral, with aromas of blueberries, cherry, strawberries and a touch of rich Autumnal woods and dark violets. Plum and cherry on the palate create the foundation for mineraly iron and fresh black pepper. Structure is grippy, with a healthy, zippy middle and good acidity. There is a refreshing tingle on the finish, with a bitter touch of graphite and cherry peel. Absolutely perfect for chilly nights - and gets fuller, darker, and warmer in flavors after a day open! David Hatzopoulos

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $39.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Faillenc Sainte Marie 2019 Corbières

This delightful estate uses one-third Syrah, one-third Grenache and one-third Cinsault in their Corbières Rouge, grown on limestone/clay soils in the foothills of Mont Alaric, certified organic since 2007. The wine shows aromas of blackberries, ripe plums, and tiny wild blueberries, as well as notes of balsam wood. Like all the best Languedoc offerings, there's a wild edge here with a bit of funk that is tempered by juicy sleekness. Its excellent balance and wealth of ripe tannins make it a natural at the table - serve with a stew or grilled meats, a coq au vin with farm chicken or guinea hen, and full-flavored cow cheeses.

  • red
  • 40 in stock
  • $14.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Finot Frères 2020 Vin de Pays Isere Perlant (Jacquere/Chardonnay)

The Perlant is not a Pet Nat! it is a blend of Jacquère and Chardonnay (50/50), in the style of a Vinho Verde with low alcohol (9,5%) and slightly sparkling... The color here is a clear, clear yellow, with flashes of silver. The nose is lovely, with airy, grassy aromas, along with sliced yellow apples and savory green herbs. After some time open, the bouquet becomes more floral, with apricot and yellow cherry. On the tongue, it is full of minerality, with light flavors of crisp stone fruit and a long, zingy saline-laced finished. An awesome wine for one of these sweltering days - and would enhance any meal of grilled veggies or seafood. Drink today! David Hatzopoulos

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

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Finot, Thomas 2018 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. The color here is dark, with a black/red core and light red edges. The nose has a vibrant mix of fruit and spices, including cumin, leafy green herbs, black pepper and deep, savory dark cherry. The palate is just as complex, with plum and orange peel, along with refreshing notes of mint and graphite. The minerally finish turns into something lingering and smoky. The wine is rather tannic, with great acidity. If you are fan of the Rhone, you must try Finot's Persan! David Hatzopoulos

  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $34.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Finot, Thomas 2019 Coteaux Grésivaudan Étraire 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 2019 Finot Étraire de la Dhuy is from a parcel of 70 year-old massale selection vines, 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
  • 9 in stock
  • no discount
  • $24.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

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, a soil so hard he had to use dynamite to plant the vines. 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. The musts are blended right away, and fermented spontaneously, with malolactic always occurring, something very rare for the region! Long fermentations are preferred for texture. A little bit of sulfites are used after the fermentation when the wine needs to be racked from inox to demi-muids from tonnellerie de l’Adour. 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.  PL/DL

  • white
  • 4 in stock
  • $35.99

  • 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
  • 5 in stock
  • $31.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Lapuyade 2015 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.) David Lillie

  • white sweet
  • 2 in stock
  • $43.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Lapuyade 2017 Jurançon 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 2017 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.

  • white medium-sweet
  • 17 in stock
  • $26.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • white fortified sweet
  • 3 in stock
  • no discount
  • $44.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Les Cortis 2019 VdF Merune

Produced by Jeremy and Isabelle Decoster, who started Les Cortis in 2016 in Bugey at the foot of the Jura mountains. Consisting of 95% Chardonnay, balanced out with Roussette (Altesse), from organically/biodynamically farmed vines 500 meters above sea level. Soil is limestone and marl above granitic bedrock. The nose on this wine is salty and herbal. Green tea and sea breeze followed by lovely chopped raw almonds on the nose. Fruit is yellow cherry and clementine zest. After half an hour open, smells of sliced ginger and white pepper appear. On the palate, there is minerally smoke and salinity. Fruit is a mix of bitter citrus and white stone fruit. Structure-wise, the wine has a nice texture, substantial enough in the middle with an edge of medium acidity.  I love this wine - delicious and interesting. Drink up! David Hatzopoulos

  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $30.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Les Fouques 2020 Côtes de Provence La Londe "L'Estelle"

 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 Cinsault 51% Grenache 21% Syrah 9% Rolle 15% Ugni blanc 4%. Unlike the majority of Provençal rosés, it is made naturally with wild yeasts, giving a more subtle expression of fruit and terroir. The 2020 is a subtle and beautiful wine showing a very pale salmon  pink color and aromas of peach skin, orange peel, rose, earth and raspberry. 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. 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
  • 16 in stock
  • $18.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Les Fouques 2020 Côtes de Provence Aubigue Blanc

Wow, what a great wine for $14.99!  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), wild-yeast fermentation. David Lillie

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $14.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Les Fouques 2020 Côtes de Provence Cuvée l'Aubigue Rosé

The Cuvée "L'Aubigue" is a beautifully supple and fruit-driven rosé made from 48% Cinsault, 34% Grenache, 11% Syrah, with Cabernet Sauvignon and Vermentino. The wine shows a beautiful salmon color and offers complex aromas of peach skins, wild flowers, brown spice, and grapefruit pith. The palate is round and refreshing with a dense mineral core. Flavors of peach, strawberry, and nectarine coalesce over cool herbal notes akin to licorice. The finish is suave and awash with citrus and stone. A wonderfully versatile wine, this is lovely to sip by itself and will be a seriously delicious pairing with salads, full-flavored fish dishes, chicken and grilled pork all summer and all year...

  • rosé
  • 7 in stock
  • $14.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Les Granges Paquenesses 2017 Côtes du Jura Savagnin "La Pierre"

Hand harvested Savagnin from a lieu-dit called "La Pierre." Located in a cool site 400 meters above sea level and planted to clay, limestone and sandy marl soils. Vine age is 30 years old. This was fantastic over the course of 2 days, showing waxy creaminess, and a long, balanced mineral finish. An exceptional bottle of Savagnin, clearly exhibiting the density and length that Savagnin can attain, less expressive of the oxidative notes that can develop. A fine Ouillé Savagnin, and a perfect introduction to the fabulous whites from Loreline Labord.

  • white
  • 21 in stock
  • $36.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Lestignac 2020 Vin de France Michel-Michel Bergerac Orange Semillon

An explosive, savory take on orange wine made from 100% Semillon in Bergerac.Very herbal and floral. Notes of orange blossom and thyme in addition to lemon,  green pear, sea salt and wet rocks. High acid and mineral with a saline finish.  An excellent true orange wine that can pair with a wide array of dishes including meat (had it at a French wine bar with a plate of charcuterie and duck rilletes, YUM!). Giselle Hamburg

  • white
  • 35 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Lulu Vigneron (Ludwig Bindernagel) 2018 Côtes du Jura Chardonnay Sous le Cerisier

A light gold color in the glass. This Chardonnay offers aromas of apple blossoms, lemon and lime, sliced yellow pear, and just a touch of earthy smoke. Like Lulu's Savagnin, the nose is accented by clean stone fruit, but here it is crisper. The palate begins with a laser of tart yellow apple, but settles quickly to offer layers of juicier citrus, baked orchard fruit, yellow cherry, and a dusting of salty minerals. High acid with a tender center, this wine is mouthwatering. ABV is lower than the Savagnin, clocking in at 13.7% - so still not weak, but nothing shocking. Very well integrated with the fruit and acidity. Drink now, over 2-4 days, or cellar. Powerful, powerful wine! David Hatzopoulos

  • white
  • 7 in stock
  • $38.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Lulu Vigneron (Ludwig Bindernagel) 2018 Côtes du Jura Savagnin

A brilliant, clear color of yellow gold. On the nose there are aromas of dried lemon, sherry, white pepper, and limestone, culminating in an almost sweet smell of raw apricot. The palate is intense, with snappy flavors of crisp yellow apple and pear, lemon peel, and salt - all riding a beam of 14.7% ABV (…which definitely warms your belly). Great acid, with a richness at its center, this wine, despite being so high in alcohol, is impressively balanced and very fun to drink. A cheery bottle that I can picture myself drinking often this winter, post meal and with friends. Finishing the bottle in three days is perfectly fine also - it really only gets better. David Hatzopoulos

  • white
  • 14 in stock
  • $42.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white sparkling
  • 1 in stock
  • no discount
  • $59.99

Marie & Florien Curtet 2018 Savoie Tonnerre des Gres

(Was $34.99)  The 2018 Tonnerre Des Gres from Marie & Florian Curtet is a Vin de Savoie from  Jacquère and Altesse. Organically farmed vines, 28 years in age, were planted to Mollassic limestone soils with a west/southwest exposure. The grapes are pressed, and fermentation/aging is done in concrete tanks over 9 months on the lees. The wine is bottled after a light filtration and a small dose of SO2. Brilliant lemon hue in the glass. Aromas do not pounce out, but float - sliced, tart yellow apple and pear, lavender, and bitter, unripe nectarine. There is flinty smoke. As the glass warms, smells of almonds and faint licorice appear. The wine has a wonderful palate, with yellow apples, clementine zest, bitter herbs, and a stony, mineral zing. The fruit on the finish gives way to a lingering saltiness, stiffened by a focused core of acidity. There is a softness in the mouthfeel though. A touch of flesh that is hard to describe. There is something so ethereal about this wine - a ghostly quality, in texture more than anything, that reminds me of a superb Chablis. David Hatzopoulos

  • white
  • 4 in stock
  • no discount
  • $21.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $44.99

Navarre 2019 Saint-Chinian Cuvée Olivier

2019 is a great vintage for Thierry Navarre's Cuvée Olivier, from his oldest vines of Grenache, Syrah and Carignan grown in his mountainside vineyards in Saint-Chinian. Deep and very complex aromas of black raspberry and blueberry with hints of roast meats, espresso, violets, chocolate and citrus. Lovely palate of ripe red and black fruits, earth and citrus lifted by firm acidity. This is a beautiful Languedoc red — rich, ripe and complex and surprisingly "fresh" with good acidity and fabulous length. Organic farming, minimal sulfur. Highly recommended.

  • red
  • 7 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Navarre 2020 Vin de France Lignieres Blanc

  From a vineyard co-planted with old varieties - Ribeyrenc Blanc, Grenache Gris and Clairette du Languedoc - Thierry Navarre made the 2020 "Lignières." It's a delighful wine with slightly spicy and floral aromas of white peach, lemon peel, almond, pear and honeysuckle,  dry and dense  on the palate, but nicely round and ripe, with mineral, herbal and stone fruit flavors with firm acidity - really lovely, a great aperitif or serve with fish or chicken in sauce, salads, sheep and goat cheeses. Three cheers for Thierry Navarre for making such a delicious, distictive and unusual wine from historic varieties. David Lillie

  • white
  • 24 in stock
  • $16.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Navarre 2020 Vin de France Ribeyrenc

An almost extinct grape grown in the Languedoc, Ribeyrenc 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 that could easily pass for a dark rosé. 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 plum, red currant, spice and smoke on the palate, with a long finish - fresh, floral, and unlike anything else, really a lovely wine ! EL

  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $17.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Pajot, Domaine de 2020 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
  • 110 in stock
  • $9.99

  • Organic
  • white
  • 12 in stock
  • $29.99

Pibarnon 2019 Bandol Rosé

A blend of Mourvedre, Cinsault, and Grenache, the wine shows pine needles, a hint of resinous underbrush, wild strawberry, fresh melon on the nose. Medium rich palate with stony core, plum, salty peach skin, garrique, and spice flavors on a long tactile finish with the classic saline and savory character that define classic Bandol rosé. While a fine pairing with bolder foods currently, this has the elements that bode for still more compelling drinking over the next five years and beyond.

  • rosé
  • 11 in stock
  • $36.99

  • Organic

Pinelli, Marie-Charlotte 2020 Corsica Vin de France

Marie-Charlotte Pinelli is a Corsican native but her path took her to Paris to learn architecture first. She returned home in 2015 to help her father harvest and vinify a small parcel of Muscat he had purchased. She interned with local star Nicolas Mariotti-Bindi and then set about expanding her own small domaine. She farms organically, with certification and makes wine with no filtration or adjustments except for a little bit of sulfur. This is a blend of Grenache, Niellucci (the Corse name for Sangiovese) and Sciaccarellu grown on limestone and granite soils and aged in old foudres. The profile is all crisp red raspberry and pomegranate but the savory component is the most compelling part of the wine. The nose and palate are both full of crushed black pepper and green herbs and a beautifully fresh delicate texture. The overall effect is like Chianti Classico crossed with Pineau d'Aunis. Terrific wine. Sam Ehrlich

  • red
  • 28 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • rosé sparkling
  • 20 in stock
  • no discount
  • $19.99

Ratte 2017 Arbois Pinot Noir

The 2017 Pinot Noir from Domaine Ratte has a surprisingly dark core, with a clear but plummy center and light violet edges. On the nose, there are fantastic aromas of black cherry, strawberries, with flowers and wispy dark cocoa - culminating in brooding wintery spice. The contrast of high and deep tones makes this wine aromatically very captivating. On the palate, it is slightly leaner, with tart blackberries, blueberries and a zip of grapefruit peel and minerals. Tannic and high in acidity, this Pinot Noir is still snapping in your mouth long after each sip. I finished it on it's second day open, right out of the fridge, and it might have been better than on day one. Drink today or lay it flat for a few years! David Hatzopoulos

  • red
  • 17 in stock
  • $45.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Ratte 2018 Arbois Clos Maire (Pinot/Trousseau)

Domaine Ratte 2018 Clos Maire is a lovely, transparent red cherry in color. On the nose, a medley of fresh raspberry and blackberry comes first, before a scent of candied red cherry and dark pomegranite juice. On the palate, rich and woodsy cherry combines with a touch of tilled earth, black pepper, and black tea. Zippy dark stones spark a structure of good acidity and soft tannin. On the finish, an essence of smoky herbs and spice. An incredibly balanced blend, where Pinot's finesse is matched by Trousseau's attractive, dark grit. Drinking so well today! David Hatzopoulos

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $42.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Renardat-Fache 2020 Bugey Cerdon Méthode Ancestrale

The 2020 Renardat Bugey Cerdon, the estate's "normal" cuvee, has a much higher percentage of Poulsard this year (58% Gamay and 42% Poulsard) which gives the wine a lighter, dryer feel, even though the sugar level remains about the same. The color is a clear raspberry in the glass. The nose also shows aromas of raspberry, teamed up with blueberry and strawberry, along with swaths of healthy grass, citrus peel, dark flowers and a thin ribbon of Alpine smoke. That same medley of berries is present on the palate, with the addition of  a slightly rounder flavor of cherry and a hint of an almost savory taste of blood orange. On the tongue, the wine is clean and zesty, with soft bubbles, medium acidity, and a dashing mineral core. The 2019 was a great wine... but the 2020 might be better!

  • rosé sparkling sweet
  • 10 in stock
  • no discount
  • $23.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Renardat-Fache 2020 Vin de France Au Commencement

The sensational new Renardat-Fache 2020 "Au Commencement," is made in a very old-fashioned style with less residual sugar and with 100% Poulsard, which the Renardats are proud to have in their vineyards. The wine finished at 11.5% alcohol with 17 grams of residual sugar and is classifed as a Vin de France because the Cerdon AOC does not permit pure Poulsard wines. (The wine has no added SO2 and was not disgorged - being stilll on the lees, be sure to stand the bottle up for a while before opening.) Very little of this beautiful juice was made. Completely different profile not just because of the lack of sweetness clocking in at 11.5 %, but also because of the slight bitter orange note reminiscent of Aperol! Savoury, herbaceous, blood orange, some grippy tannins, bright zippy acidity and a long persistent finish. An excellent food wine, bring on the grill!

  • rosé sparkling sweet
  • 16 in stock
  • no discount
  • $28.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur
  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $32.99

Thibaud Capellaro 2020 VdF Le Temps d'une Bise

60% Marsanne / 40% Viognier, from the northern Rhone. Thibaud Capellaro is situated in Condrieu, and sources fruit for his 'Slope' project from vineyards close to home, and in the Ardeche. The label suggests some of what we get here, with white grapes mingling with a chunk of granite. Unmistakably a Northern Rhone white, with medium weight, and some viscosity in the mid-palate. The Viognier doesn't poke out here, so there is no herbaceous or spice driven side to the wine, but the Viognier does lend nice brightness and zip to keep the wine fresh on the palate. Really an impressive white for this young up and coming winemaker. -EL

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $32.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Tissot, Stéphane NV Crémant du Jura (Non Dosé)

An abiding staff favorite from Stéphane Tissot's biodynamic estate in Arbois, this crémant is a blend of 50% Chardonnay, 40% Pinot Noir and 5% Poulsard and Trousseau. The interplay between the dry, mineral complexity and rich generosity make this an incredible Champagne-alternative. Opulent aromas of raw honey and baked red apple lead to flavors of tangy yellow fruit, crisp apple, toasted almond, and quince on the persistent finish. With this recent batch Stéphane elevates the quality of the wine with a portion aged in barrel. He tries to increase the barrel fermentation on the Cremant each year, and this batch sees 40% barrel fermentation. Unfiltered. 10mg SO2 total.

  • white sparkling
  • 48 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Tour du Bon 2019 Bandol

 Half a mile inland on a hillside near a tiny village called Le Castellet, Domaine de la Tour du Bon is quietly making some of the best wines of Bandol.  The terroir here is a clay-limestone mix with a red subsoil. The 12 hectares of vines form a natural amphitheater overlooking the sea, and with abundant sunshine and very little rain, this is the hottest area in the appellation.

  • red
  • 25 in stock
  • $35.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Vignes du Lac (Bruno Lupin) 2020 Vin de France Lac d'Annecy

From vines planted in 2015 to clay-limestone slopes overlooking Lac d'Annecy in France's Haut-Savoie. Vines are tended organically by the talented Bruno Lupin, known for his Altesse from nearby Frangy. Exposure is southwest and plot is 550 meters above sea level. In the glass, the wine is a glimmering yellow. The nose is healthy and lean, with lemon, limestone and zesty apricot skin. The palate is fantastic, with sparky citrus and white minerals balanced above flavors of green apple, cold pear and a woodsy essence of pine. The structure is bright and zingy, with full texture around a saline driven core that pushes a long, herbaceous finish. Fuller than other Altesse, this is a very gratifying wine to sip - and it promises great development over the next few years. Drink up! David Hatzopoulos

  • white
  • 5 in stock
  • $39.99

  • Organic