Alsace

Amelie et Charles Sparr 2017 Alsace Riesling 'Sentiment'

From vineyards near Colmar, this is a clean and zippy Riesling with medium weight and texture. Textbook dry Alsatian Riesling!  -EL

  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Barth, Laurent 2018 Alsace Riesling Rebgarten VV

From old vines in a south facing vineyard of sandy granite soils in Bennwihr, Laurent Barth produced this superb dry Riesling that shows a bright pale gold color, with ripe floral aromas of pear, almond, citrus and spice. The palate however, while rich, shows a dense, ripe character, but without sweetness, very mineral and with firm acidity. Green apple, citrus peel, almond and stone flavors linger in the long, nicely balanced finish. This is a lovely Riesling to pair with a wide variety of fish and white meat dishes, highly recommended! (Open well in advance if possible, or cellar 3 to 5 years then enjoy till 2030.)

  • white
  • 9 in stock
  • $28.99

  • Organic

Barth, Laurent 2019 Alsace Racines Métisses

Laurent Barth's 2019 "Racines Metisses" is a delightful blend of many grape  varieties from his tiny organic estate in Bennwihr. Always around 50% Pinot Auxerrois (fermented separately), with Muscat, Pinot Gris, Gewurztraminer, and a touch of Riesling. The idea here is to make a wine that is easy to drink, says Laurent, and he nails it! The wine shows bright citrus, lime-flower, white fruits and a subtle touch of spice on the palate. The 2019 has ripe orchard and stone fruit on the palate, with citrus and floral notes, and a chiseled, mineral finish, thanks to the granite soils.  Delicious!  Eben Lillie

  • white
  • 22 in stock
  • $18.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Barth, Laurent 2019 Alsace Pinot D'Alsace

Laurent Barth makes beautifully balanced Alsatian wines from his tiny organic estate in Bennwhir, near Colmar. The 2019 Pinot d'Alsace (Pinot Auxerrois with a bit of Pinot Noir) is a lovely aperitif and a perfect wine for many fish and chicken dishes. Showing pretty aromas of pear, green apple, almond and lime-flower with citrus, pear, almond, honeysuckle and herbal flavors on the palate - really pretty, round and balanced  with minerals and white fruits in the  supple finish - this is a great value and a good introduction to the beautiful wines of Laurent Barth. David Lillie

  • white
  • 24 in stock
  • $18.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Bechtold 2018 Cremant d'Alsace (Pinot Auxerrois/Chardonnay)

A blend of Pinot Auxerrois and Chardonnay (yes, Chardonnay in Alsace!) from a long-time organic estate in Alsace. Very classy, dry and framed by mineral cut. There's enough golden fruit and brioche on the nose to give the sense of broadness, but overall it's a clean and fresh traditional style sparkler... and a fantastic deal!  -EL

  • white sparkling
  • 3 in stock
  • no discount
  • $22.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Beck-Hartweg 2018 Vin d'Alsace Pinot Noir "F" (Frankstein)

Though the fruit for this bottling all comes from the Grand Cru Frankstein vineyard, Pinot Noir does not have Grand Cru status in Frankstein (only white varieties are awarded Grand Cru Frankstein status), hence the name "F," for Frankstein. This is elegant, and red fruited, like a classic Burgundian Pinot, but also shows some peppery, darker fruit more reminiscent of a regional Alsace expression. Grapes see about 2 weeks of maceration, with occasional delicate pouring of a few liters on the cap to avoid oxidation, otherwise, very little extraction. The wine, is however very present on the mid-palate, and though approachable now, should be really enjoyable in the next 1-3 years.  

  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $31.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Beck-Hartweg 2018 Vin d'Alsace Granit

This is a field blend that was made to show the character of the soil in Dambach. Florian and Mathilde selected three vineyards that produced what they call the most "salivant" wines (salivant roughly translates to mouth-watering). This quality is common with wines that come from granite terroir, hence the name of this cuvée. The area around Dambach-la-Ville is known for a high percentage of granitic soils, so this is very much a Dambach wine. A blend of Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, and Riesling, it has a faint pink hue, and a fascinating saline/mineral quality. No SO2 added.

  • white
  • 5 in stock
  • $25.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Beck-Hartweg 2019 Vin d'Alsace Gewurztraminer "Bungertal"

A lovely little dry Gewurztraminer from Florian and Mathilde Beck-Hartweg. Floral and crisp, textbook Gewurz.

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $26.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white
  • 5 in stock
  • $41.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • white off-dry
  • 1 in stock
  • $43.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Frick 2018 Alsace Pinot Blanc Classique

This is all Pinot Blanc from three parcels. Fresh, vertical and very tasty.

  • white
  • 7 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Frick 2018 Alsace Muscat Sec

The 2018 Muscat sec is from parcels above and below Grand Cru Vorbourg on mixed terroir of limestone/marne/sandstone. Aged on the lees for 11 months, bottled with zero added SO2, 13.1% alc, zero RS.Pale gold color, nose fresh, intense and intriguing with yellow flowers, chamomille and muscat. The palate is dry, ripe and ample with spicy fruit, with bitter pomelo (grapefruit) finishing with lovely minerality and ripe muscat flavors. A lovely aperitif or serve with terrines and vegetable tarts, artichokes, asparagus, fennel, ceviche with dill...

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Frick 2018 Alsace Sylvaner Bergweingarten

100% Sylvaner from the lieu-dit "Bergweingarten" on brown calcerous soils, mid-slope, aged on the lees for seven months in old foudre. This is a vibrant dry Sylvaner, drinking more like a dry Riesling. Aromas of yellow fruits, flowery hay, white pepper and wet limestone. Full-bodied and dry, the palate is well-structured and mineral with flavors of white peach, black peppercorn and limestone with a very long saline finish. Serve this lovely dry Sylvaner with shellfish, grilled fish and fish in sauce, and roast chicken with lemon and rosemary.

  • white off-dry
  • 3 in stock
  • $23.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Hausherr, Hubert & Heidi 2008 Alsace Au Bout du Sentier

Though this Riesling was produced before the Hausherrs converted to Biodynamic farming and started making natural wines, it is proof that I actually do love varietal wines from Alsace and I don't mind a little added SO2! The wine was fermented in stainless steel, and bottled with 20 mg/l of SO2. Soils here are a mix of marl and sandstone with north-west exposition. It's a very classic Alsace Riesling, with notes of petrol and passion fruit. There's lovely ripeness here, balanced by zippy acidity, and subtle oxidative notes. -EL

  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Hausherr, Hubert & Heidi 2014 Alsace Blanc de Noir

This is a special bottling that the Hausherrs made from a difficult 2014 harvest. Mildew had created problems with their tiny plot of Pinot Noir, so they made a Blanc de Noirs from their miniscule 0.3 hectares. They then aged the wine for 4 years in a large barrel. The result is a deep golden, slightly oxidative and remarkably expressive wine, with notes of butterscotch and creme brûlée. -EL

  • white
  • 9 in stock
  • no discount
  • $34.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Hausherr, Hubert & Heidi 2017 Alsace Aussitôt Bue

Aussitôt Bue is a blend of Pinot Auxerrois* and Sylvaner, with a small amount of Tokai Pinot Gris, from an east-facing parcel on sandstone terroir. Notes of white melon, lemon curd, and lychee, with a touch of fleshiness on the palate. A friendly wine, and a great aperitif sipper.  -EL*I ask every Alsace producer what the difference is between Pinot Blanc and  Auxerrois, and Hubert had some insight on the matter! As he explained, Auxerrois typically has lower acidity than its close cousin Pinot Blanc, but is known for lovely  aromatics, while Pinot Blanc is greener and less beautiful aromatically.

  • white
  • 7 in stock
  • $19.99

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

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Hausherr, Hubert & Heidi 2017 Alsace Le Sentier au Sud

A blend of Riesling and Pinot Gris from marl and sandstone soils. This wine was a treat to taste over several hours and maintained it's freshness and energy into the second day. Notes of lemon verbena, and stone fruit.  Pinot Gris gives some heft and power but it's very delicate and round. Riesling provides straight acidity and melon fruit. This is a great example of a natural wine that is first and foremost complex and terroir-driven. The detail of it's lack of filtration or sulfur addition is important and noteworthy of course, but it does not define the wine or predict how complete and well-made it is. -EL

  • white
  • 5 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Mann, Albert 2019 Alsace Gewurztraminer Grand Cru Furstentum VV

A great site for Gewurztraminer, expressed beautifully (dry)  by Domaine Albert Mann in the excellent 2019 vintage. We love the vineyard description by Vins d'Alsace "The Kaysersberg valley, protected from the winds, welcomes the Furstentum hillside in its bosom. With a south-south-west exposure, it’s an island of Mediterranean calcicolous vegetation. The brown, limestone soil is pebbly, skeletal and porous with outcrops of bedrock. These are marl-limestone-sandstone from the Middle Jurassic period, covered at the end with Tertiary conglomerates. It’s a steep slope (37%) which optimizes the sun on a soil which accumulates heat and water. These are privileged conditions to make great wine. Furstentum was already cited in 1330 in the inventory of wines belonging to the Basel convent.  A wine which ages well, Furstentum has great finesse and remarkable aromatic weight."

  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $41.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Mann, Albert 2019 Alsace Grand Cru Winek-Schlossberg Pinot Gris

I am nothing if not a proponent of #AWATDT (Alsatian Wine All The Damn Time!). And this fabulous bottle of Albert Mann 2019 Wineck-Schlossberg Grand Cru Pinot Gris is doing nothing to disabuse me of that notion. There’s a lot of confusion about Alsatian wine—pointy bottle: it’s sweet right?— which I won’t clear this up with this tasting note (short answer: sometimes). But in this case this is decidedly dry and also textured, mineral, and trés complex; just the thing for brown (and orange) food season! The nose offers aromas of dried flowers, rose water, pink salt, and peach skin. The palate is dry, but shows its ripeness with pretty stone fruit and pear nectar character and a bit of glycerol, underlain by a pungently salty mineral core, a bit more iodine than fleur de sel. The finish is long and layered balancing floral character with is sapid, earthy core. This is brilliant with roasted honeynut squash and Vichy carrots, not to mention pan-roasted pork chop, but this will sing with turkey, not to mention Peking duck  Well worth a look. John McIlwain

  • white
  • 6 in stock
  • $39.99

  • Organic

Australia

Chalmers Family 2020 Heathcote Montevecchio Bianco White Blen

Chalmers is a 2nd generation winery, located in Heathcote, Australia, which originally was a vineyard nursery. Montevecchio Bianco is their homage to Italy, named after the vilalge in Sardinia. A blend of white grapes from an area in Heathcote that is speckled with volcanic intrusions and iron rich clay and limestone soils. The blend, in order of percentages, is Vermentino, Pecorino, Ribolla Gialla, Falanghina, Moscato Giallo, and Fiano. Hand harvested, whole cluster, and co-fermented, then aged 6 months on the lees in stainless steel. Dry and balanced, with a touch of structure. An impressive rendition of a classy Italian white. -EL

  • white
  • 11 in stock
  • $25.99

  • Organic

Seppeltsfield 2018 Barossa Shiraz

Founded in 1851 as an estate for fortified wine, the Seppeltsfield estate was refurbished in 2000, including the entire 1888 gravity cellar. There is no need for inputs in the vineyard here, as the area is quite dry and arid. This Shiraz, from their "Village Series," has good ripeness and nice tannins. The fruit is destemmed and the wine ages in stainless and used oak. A classic Australia Shiraz.  -EL

  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $25.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $139.99

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

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Yetti + The Kokonut 2021 Hipster Juice South Australia

True to its name, this is pure Hipster Juice, a bit on the sour beer / wild side, very juicy and brimming with acidity.

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $37.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Austria

Alzinger 2020 Wachau Dürnstein Gruner Veltliner Federspiel

Sourced from vineyards around the town of Dürnstein, on more gravelly, sandy, alluvial soils in contrast to the more stony meager soils further up slope. The 2020 boasts an extremely mineral nose with hints of smoky flint, lime and an almost piney herbaceousness. The palate springs open with a prickle of spritz and white pepper with flavors of lime and green pear. A powerful long stony finish balanced with lively acidity. A wine to drink now but that can age for a couple of years.  Perfect for white meats like schnitzel or turkey , white fish, green vegetables, salads and cheeses. Giselle Hamburg

  • white
  • 9 in stock
  • $28.99

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

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Brundlmayer 2019 Kamptal Loiserberg Grüner Veltliner Loiserberg EL

Erte Lage (1er cru) vinyard. This wine derives from a vineyard on the “Loiserberg” wherein one also finds the site “Berg Vogelsang”. The difference is that the Grüner Veltliner from “Loiserberg” grows on a south to southeast facing slope, which is less exposed to the winds. The soil stems from decomposing granite consisting of gneiss, mica-schist, and some clay and loess. The 2019 is an atypical vintage for Loiserberg showing an abundance of herbaceous notes such as vetiver and flint in addition to the green apple and citrus. Extremely mineral and herbaceous on the palate as well, backed with typical green apple and white pepper. Medium body and  cool acidity lead to a very savory long finish with a salty echo. A very serious Gruner begging for some hearty winter fare!  Giselle Hamburg

  • white
  • 11 in stock
  • $39.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Ehmoser, Josef 2020 Wagram Vom Gelben Loss

The Wagram is a region known for its deep loess soils that can go to a depth of twenty meters before hitting marine sediment. Grown in deep golden loess soil (gelben can be translated as ‘golden’ or yellow), the grapes are gently pressed with a slow fermentation. Riesling grown in a loess soil gives a rounder and fruitier wine compared to Riesling grown in the Wachau. The Ehmoser 2020 Riesling is a pristine example of this juicier style. Aromas of white flowers, cut grass, wet stones and lemon waft from the glass. Spritzy lemon drops with a hint of sweetness tickle the palate enveloped in a soft, round finish. An excellent pairing for Thai food.Giselle Hamburg

  • white
  • 15 in stock
  • $22.99

  • Organic
  • rosé
  • 9 in stock
  • $16.99

Familie Bauer 2020 Alte Reben Barig (skin contact)

Barig is a blend of Gruner Veltliner and Roter Veltliner, with a short period of skin contact, yielding a tasty and very fresh, zippy wine. A great introduction to the world of skin contact wines, and certainly just an introduction, as the profile is still very close to that of a refreshing white wine. Drink with a chill on a warm day!  

  • white
  • 13 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Fischer, Josef 2019 Wachau Reid Kirnberg Riesling Federspiel

A pitch perfect dry Riesling in the Federspiel style. We've tasted a lot of good Riesling from 2019 vintage, but it's rare to find one that we can put on the shelf for $20 or less. This offering from the Fischer family gives a nice touch of petrol on the nose, nice density, and a clean finish. Fun fact: the Salmon on the bottle represents the effort of the family to repopulate the Danube with wild Salmon.

  • white
  • 36 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic

Frischengruber 2020 Gruner Veltliner federspiel Wachau Ried Steiger

From Rossatz – directly across the Danube from Dürnstein –- where the mighty river tapers to its narrowest span as it makes an ancient bend. Vineyards here slope gently upwards from the riverbank to meet the undulating edge of the Dunkelstein forest. The microclimate combines some of the world’s starkest diurnal shifts with a growing season that can stretch well into November. These are ideal conditions for grüner veltliner, on loess, to pick up tension and finesse, with an unmistakably piquant and vivid Wachau profile. Georg’s Smaragd veltliners reach a salty, sappy, spring-loaded ideal. This foot-slope vineyard faces the Danube to the north and is a classical river-bed soil of gravel with deposits of paragneiss and a rich topsoil of humus and loess.  This brings out a fruitiness in grüner veltliner that is especially suited to the expressive, mid-weight Federspiel style Georg makes from this site. Very nice minerality with balanced acidity, notes of green apples and pears, lime,  white pepper and white flowers. Lively and refreshing, perfect with Wiener Schnitzel, Vietnamese dishes , sushi, salads and green vegetables, cheese and charcuteries, white sausages with potato/cucmber salad. An all around winner! Giselle Hamburg

  • white
  • 14 in stock
  • $25.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Joiseph 2020 Gemischter Satz Mischkultur

Joiseph's Mischkultur is a Gemischter Satz, a blend of grapes that fermented and aged together, like a grape band where each member plays its parts to the service of others and the song. Each variety contributes a little bit of its personality, some more aromatic, some more acidic, some riper, some greener, and it all harmonizes in the end. This is exactly what Mischkultur is. A blend of a few different varieties, of old vines and young vines, from a few different sites in the village. Foot crushed before pressing, then aged where there is space in the cellar, in wood and stainless. This wine is pure fun, like a good flirt, it brings joy and giggles, is simple and complex at the same time and will disappear in less time than you need to learn how to pronounce Gemischter Satz. Pairs best with itself, and the bright sunshine of a late afternoon. A bag of chips would also be strongly recommended. Sour cream & onions, what else? -Emily Campeau    //   The blend is a mix of Grüner Veltliner, Welschriesling, Neuburger, Muskateller, and Traminer from two separate parcels, with vines ranging from 10 to nearly 100 years in age, on limestone and slate soils.

  • white
  • 21 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Jurtschitsch 2020 Kamptal Belle Naturelle Rosé

The Jurtschich family is one of the leaders of the natural wine movement in Austria and all of their vineyards are certified organic, fermented spontaneously, and made without additives. This bottling is a blend of Pinot Noir, Zweigelt, and Cabernet Sauvignon. The grapes are fermented whole and then stored on the lees for a few months in neutral oak. This is is a plush, textural rosé that is a real stand out, and though ideal for the end of Summer, is one of our favorite Rosé wines for the Fall and Winter months. The wine just arrived from Austria in early August, so it needs a bit of time to open up. No need to decant, but open about 30 minutes before serving if you're consuming it in the near future.  -EL

  • rosé
  • 32 in stock
  • $22.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Malinga (Christoph Heiss) 2019 Kamptal Rotburger

This is a really friendly, medium bodied offering from Christoph Heiss, who runs his family's winery in the Kamptal, and also releases a small amount of wine from choice parcels under the "Malinga" name. Rotburger is a cross between Sankt Laurent and Blaufrankisch, and this one shows the fresh St. Laurent snap, and the brambly wild berry and black fruit profile of Blaufrankisch. Great on its own with a chill, perfect for summer sipping, but definitely has some material, so better chilled, not ice cold. Grapes go through whole cluster carbonic maceration for 10 days, and wine is aged for about 9 months in 500L Austrian barrels.  -EL

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $23.99

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

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $18.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Meinklang 2020 Burgenland Weßer Mulatschak

A blend of Welschriesling, Grauburgunder, and Traminer biodynamically grown on a rocky loam soils. Hand-harvested, the grapes macerate for about a week followed by spontaneous fermentation and aging in stainless tank on the lees. The wine is unfined, unfiltered, and only 25 mg/L of SO2 is added before bottling. A nice balance of florals, apricot, slightly oxidized apple, and savory leesiness with just a whisper of texture.

  • white
  • 10 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Nikolaihof 2019 Wachau Grüner Veltliner Im Weingebirge Federspiel

Thought to be Europe's oldest documented vineyard, the name “Im Weingebirge” dates back to the 5th Century. The wines from this vineyard are known to have impressive depth and minerality. The soil is varied with loess on the higher terraces and deep topsoil over primary rock lower down the slope. The wine ages on its lees in old barrels, giving it a creamy texture. In 2019, the Gruner from this ancient vineyard comes across as sunny, fresh and ebullient. The nose is bright and zesty with lemon oil, stone fruit, stony minerality and crisp herbaceousness.  Flavors of citrus and pear mingle with white pepper, a hint of menthol and minerality. Bright acid with a zesty finsh. Super classic and sprightly! Giselle Hamburg

  • white
  • 9 in stock
  • $40.99

  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Nikolaihof 2019 Wachau Riesling Vom Stein Federspiel

Vom Stein is a parcel behind the town of Mautern  on the southern bank of the Danube in the famous Wachau region.  Soils here are a mix of loess, loam, and Danube gravel. Grapes spontaneously ferment and the wine ages for six months in large, oak casks. The wine is extremely aromatic with aromas of stones, slight petrol, citrus, peach,  pear with a hint of mintiness. Full bodied with a deep mineral core and flavors of juicy pear and lemon. Dry and mouthwatering with a luscious long finish yet with a  lithe alcohol level of 12.5%. A perfect Thanksgiving  wine!  Giselle Hamburg

  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $43.99

  • Biodynamic

Nittnaus, Anita & Hans 2013 Burgenland Heideboden Red

"A full-bodied red wine that you can open and drink straight away, but which also has potential for a few years.It is based on Zweigelt and Blaufränkisch. Rounded off with a little Merlot. The aging takes place in small, used wooden barrels, after all, it should taste down-to-earth and, above all, bring a lot of drinking pleasure into the glass. Dark ruby red; fruity and delicate bouquet with aromas of spices. Full-bodied on the palate, smooth texture, fine tannins in the finish. Uncomplicated and in a good mood." Hans Nittnaus

  • red
  • 10 in stock
  • $26.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Ott, Bernhard 2020 Feuersbrunn Wagram Grüner Veltliner Am Berg

Bernard Ott is a fourth generation winegrower in the region of Wagram in lower Austria. His family has been cultivating vines and making wine since 1889. When he took over from his father in 1995, he began to improve the family estate by converting to biodynamics and making positive changes in the cellar as well. Ott is considered an icon in the world of Austrian wines and is a major figure in the world of biodynamic winemaking.Am Berg is made from organic Gruner Veltliner grapes grown in loess soil.  The grapes are sourced from younger estate vines and purchased from growers in Feuersbrunn.  Natural fermentation in stainless steel, left on the fine lees until bottling in February.A delightfully zesty rendition, full of lip smacking minerality and salinity with a faint spritz, leading to notes of lemon curd, green apple and white pepper with a concentrated, long finish.  Bring on the Thai food!

  • white
  • 12 in stock
  • $22.99

  • Organic
  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $59.99

Pittnauer 2020 Burgenland Perfect Day

54% Muscat Ottonel, 29% Sauvignon blanc, 8% Chardonnay, 4% Gelber Muskateller, 5% Traminer
Sauv Blanc and Chardonnay spend 2 weeks in open vat on the skins, Tramier spends about 3 weeks on skins in amphora. The Muscat and Gelber Muskateller see less skin contact. After aging in amphora and old barrels, the four wines are blended before bottling. The nose is exploding with floral aromas. In the glass, it's a hazy, opaque grey/orange hue. A fascinating wine with a small cult following!  -EL

  • white
  • 19 in stock
  • $26.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • rosé sparkling
  • 2 in stock
  • $35.99

Preisinger, Claus 2020 Burgenland Puszta Libre!

 Unusually slender for a red wine bottle, the Puszta Libre! bottle shape takes its inspiration from vintage soda bottles, a cheeky nod to how chuggable this wine is; and if that's not enough we are also instructed by the label to "drink cold"! Mostly Zweigelt with Sankt Laurent, fermented in stainless steel and aged in large (600L to 1000L) used oak barrels. There is great material in the mid-palate, with some dark berry fruit, and plenty of punch on the attack, with an easy but defined finish. It seems like its somehow more delicious than ever before. Try one if you're curious. Buy at least two if you're already a fan, as the first bottle will likely disappear in a flash!  -EL

  • red
  • 24 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Preisinger, Claus 2020 Burgenland Rózsa Libre!

For fans of the Puzsta Libre, or fans of Claus Preisinger, or anyone who likes  delicious rosés... the Rozsa Libre is here! Mostly Zweigelt, with a bit of Sankt Laurent, fermented and aged in stainless steel, with no malolactic fermentation. Light and summery, the new vintage is super fresh, with a hint of strawberry on the palette, and overall addictively thirst quenching.     -EL

  • rosé
  • 26 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Rosi Schuster 2018 Burgenland St. Laurent Classic St Margarethen

The old adage of the iron fist in a velvet glove applies here. Organically farmed, this Sankt Laurent was fermented with native yeasts and spent one year in used 500 Liter Stockinger barrels. Presenting a dark ruby/purple robe, she comes across as opulent and velvety. A heady nose of iron rich minerals and dusty blackberries with a hint of herbaceousness waft from the glass. The palate bursts with earthy yet fresh mineral-rich notes of cherry and red berries. Silky tannins, delicate spice and a lovely long finish are signature characteristics. Very bright acidity is tempered by its velvety mouthfeel and body. A true class act.  -GH

  • red
  • 35 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Organic

Salomon-Undhof 2018 Kremstal Kögl Riesling

For centuries Kogl (a Premier Cru) has been a legendary site of Salomon Undhof. From south-facing stone walled terraces at  220-310 meters altitude above Stein, the urgestein soil of primary rock  with a high percentage of gneiss and crystalline schist and a thin chalky topsoil is ideally suited to Riesling . The family's oldest Riesling holdings are here and in the Pfaffenberg, with vines ranging from 60-70 years old. Hand-harvested, destemmed and crushed with 12 hours of maceration on the skins, then pressed off. Native yeast fermentation in stainless steel for 10 weeks following by ageing on the lees in steel until bottling in May. Offering  up text book aromas of petrol, minerality, lime blossom; the palate bursts with juicy peach and lime with a stony spritz. A refined, elegant and mineral infused finish. Perfect with white meats and fish, salads, green vegetables and fresh cheese. Giselle Hamburg

  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $25.99

Soellner 2019 Wagram Roter Veltliner Berg Eisenhut

From the red gravel and loess Eisenhut parcel, this is a fantastic Roter Veltliner, with nice weight and potential for aging. The wine was aged in large stoneware casks that Soellner purchased from auction shortly after World War I. Roter, when basic and at an entry-level, can often have bright acidity, but lack material to balance it out. This Roter, however, is far from basic, and shows the depth and complexity that can be attained from this lesser known Veltliner.  -EL

  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $26.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Stadlmann 2018 Thermenregion Pinot Noir Classic

The Stadlmann family has been making wine since the 1780s in the Thermenregion; sheltered from the northern winds by the Vienna Woods, it is one of Austria's warmest wine growing areas. The 'Classic' line of wines are aged in large, used barrels to showcase the true character of the grape and terroir.   -CB

  • red
  • 16 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic

Stagard 2017 Kremstal Steiner Goldberg Riesling

From the northern shore of the Danube above the village Stein next to the Wachau border. At 400 meters above sea level, Goldberg is the highest site in the Stein area with a clear view across the river to Nikolaihof  in the Wachau. Stagård’s vines there are 40+ years old. The soil consists of Glimmerschiefer, loam, and loess, and it is the site that is picked last every harvest. Pure loess soils a meter deep and direct southern exposure contribute to the signature expression of apple and citrus, herbs and sea salt. The '17 vintage shimmers gold, with notes of almond, apple strudel and wet rocks. Opulent, yet with bracing acidity, the palate offers notes of juicy sorrento lemons, intense minerality and a hint of toffee. Serve with some fowl like goose or pheasant.

GH

  • white
  • 30 in stock
  • $28.99

  • Organic

Wenzel, Michael 2020 Neusiedlersee-Hügelland Blaufrankisch/Pinot Noir

This is majority Blaufrankisch with a touch of Pinot Noir, from Michael Wenzel. 1/3 of the grapes go through carbonic maceration, helping its bright red fruit and zippy acidity, and giving the wine a very fresh and easy attitude. It's a very clean wine, and perfect for lunch, which seems to be a bit of the inspiration for Wenzel when he made this wine, in homage to the light fruity wines his grandparents used to make. 4mg SO2 at bottling (10mg is considered a miniscule addition, so this is very LOW so2).

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $26.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Beaujolais

  • red
  • 13 in stock
  • $16.99

Descombes, Georges 2019 Chiroubles Vieilles Vignes

As much as I love Burgundy, there are times that the occasion calls for a beautiful Beaujolais. And a sticky night in June is just such an occasion. And with a magret of duck from the Greenmarket and sautéed tatsoi, the newly-arrived Georges Descombes 2019 Chiroubles Vieilles Vignes beckons. The robe is a marvelous mulberry purple. The nose is perfumed, with pretty notes of black raspberry, wild cherry, graphite, and spice. The ripe (but lithe) palate balances a juicy freshness of red berry and plum character with a fine-grained, earthy undercurrent of structure. But at the moment the ebullient fruit is singing with grilled duck breast (though I wouldn’t hesitate to pair with salmon, roasted zucchini and carrots with salsa verde, or saucisson) and playing off the bitterness of the mustard greens on the plate. This is a cracking bottle of Chiroubles that welcomes a light chill and seemingly banishes humidity. This should be a pleasure to taste over the next couple nights and warrants socking away a few bottles for a more mature drinking experience. This is sensational and but for a little granitic spice, this rivals the magical 2014 Regnié VV for sheer joy. John McIlwain

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $37.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $39.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Descombes, Georges 2019 Morgon

Georges Descombes, one of the finest producers in Beaujolais, captured the lush fruit of the 2019 vintage with moderate alcohol, lovely aromas and silky, supple, lush fruit on the palate. Blackberry, red currant and violet aromas with hints of meat and chocolate; the palate is quite ripe and pretty with nice balancing acidity and freshness -  this is a delicious Morgon in a riper style that will drink beautifully over the next five years. Serve with charcuterie, grilled pork and roast chicken, slightly chilled. DL

  • red
  • 20 in stock
  • $26.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Descombes, Georges 2019 Regnié Vieilles Vignes

The Georges Descombes Regnié VV is a big, beautiful Gamay in this vintage known for ripe, full-bodied wines. The wine shows a deep red/black color and very floral aromas of ripe blackberry and red currant with hints of black cherry, earth and chocolate. The palate is deep and silky with surprisingly bright red currant and black cherry fruit liqueur, meaty and earthy, with a nice mineral kick in the long, lush finish.  Serve this delicious Regnié with a steak or grilled meats and put a few in the basement for five to ten years.

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $38.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Desvignes 2020 Morgon Corcelette

 This is the Desvignes family's fourth (?) bottling from the famous climat of Corcelette in northern Morgon. The parcel is  made up of 40+-year-old vines on sandy pink granite soils on a southeast-facing hillside in the western part of Corcelette, a vineyard that seems to give a bright and vibrant style of Morgon. This is a full, quite deep-colored Morgon, with punchy black cherry and cooked raspberry fruit and a snap of acidity reminiscent of plum skin. There is plenty of weight and breadth in the mid-palate and the texture is lovely and fine-grained a hall mark of this vineyard site and the sandy soils. Sam Ehrlich

  • red
  • 15 in stock
  • $26.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Desvignes 2020 Morgon Côte de Py

The Desvignes' parcels on the Côte du Py sit near the top of the famed hill. Now in the 8th generation of this family of winemakers, siblings Claude-Emmanuelle and Louis-Benoît work their parcels organically and hand harvest their 11 hectares in Morgon, looking for peak ripeness and healthy fruit to make elegant and structural, age-worthy wines. Grapes for this cuvée come from vines averaging around 70 years in age, planted on manganese-rich schist soils. Semi-carbonic fermentation and further aging on fine lees is in concrete tank. The 2020 Cote de Py shows lovely aromas of ripe blackberry with hints of violet, dark chocolate and earth. The palate is velvety and ripe with blackberry and black currant fruit with a nice chewy, earthy texture. There is nice balancing acidity and earthy mineral flavors to balance the copious fruit -  serve cool and enjoy now or hold 5 - 8 years.

  • red
  • 18 in stock
  • $36.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Domaine Chasselay 2020 Beaujolais Beaujolais Is Not Dead

A welcome discovery and great new addition to the shelves here at CSW, the Chasselay "Beaujolais Is Not Dead" is utterly classic and joyous Beaujolais villages. The Chasselay family has thirteen hectares spread across eight appellations and have been certified organic since 2006. BIND comes from a single parcel of forty-five year old vines planted in clay and limestone, fermented carbonically and aged entirely in concrete, with no sulfur added until bottling. It is full of lovely concentrated red fruit, strawberry and raspberry, with beautiful spice and floral notes and no shortage of freshness. On the Chasselay website, they describe the wine as digeste, which is a word I have always loved - it implies a lack of heaviness, that the wine will not take up space as one keeps drinking. So buy two of these (or three or four), as you definitely want another. Sam Ehrlich

  • red
  • 32 in stock
  • $26.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Ducroux 2020 Vin de France Esquisse Rosé

Christian Ducroux's unique "Esquisse" Rosé is a totally natural wine, made without sulfur-dioxide or other additives or adjustments, 100% Gamay from a high-altitude parcel above Thulon, and usually containing the secondary grapes ("grisemottes") harvested in late October. Low alcohol (11.5%) and ultra-refreshing... The 2020 shows a pale pink/orange color, the aromas show a hint of spice with creamy raspberry fruit with rose petal and citrus. The palate shows subtle, bright berry fruits, citrus and minerals with a touch of earthiness in the finish with firm acidity. Very refreshing, quite naturally delicious, serve quite cool with just about anything....

  • rosé
  • 7 in stock
  • $18.49

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Ducroux, Christian 2020 Vin de France Exspectatia

Christian Ducroux' 5 hectare  estate has been certified organic and biodynamic since 1985, and has operated as a nearly self-sufficient farm, producing its own fertilizer and compost, and plowing and harvesting almost entirely without machinery. The vines average over 60 years of age and are replaced by massale selection, giving extremely low yields. The vines co-exist with a wild proliferation of vegetation which is minimally controlled by horse-drawn plowing. (Christian has been practising this type of regenerative agriculture for 35 years, and he's very happy that more vineyards are now using these methods!)  The 2020 shows a bright, clear red/garnet color, with elegant high-toned raspberry aromas with violet, earth and citrus. The palate shows lovely purity of fruit, less weight than the riper 2019, but better balance and brightness with raspberry, plum, earth and mineral flavors that continue in the long clean finish. With time open the aromas have broadened to include blackberry, anise and spice and  the flavors darken with black fruits and earth. Really a fascinating glass of pure juice! As with many wines without SO2, it's probably best consumed on the day open, but cellaring of 8 to 10 years should be quite interesting. Bravo to Christian Ducroux!  David Lillie 

  • red
  • 95 in stock
  • $18.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Dutraive (Domaine de la Grand Cour) 2020 Fleurie Clos de la Grand Cour

Certified organic since 2009, the Dutraive family's Domaine de la Grand Cour produces subtle, traditional wines from their 9 hectares in Fleurie and a small parcel in Brouilly. Harvested by hand, the grapes ferment with wild yeasts in carbonic maceration, without addition of sulfur. The "Clos de la Grand Cour" is aged in a combination of cuve inox, barrels and foudres.

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $42.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $23.99

Guillot, Julien (Vignes du Maynes) 2018 Morgon Les Charmes

Starting with beautiful biodynamic grapes from Roland Pignard on "les Charmes" in Morgon, Julien worked his magic in the cellar with his zero-sulfur semi-carbonic vinification and the result is this superb Morgon from great terroir. The wine shows the ripeness of this excellent vintage in Beaujolais and the intense flavors of terroir always present in the Pignard wines over the years. Julien's vinification has created a beautifully balanced and pretty wine with fabulous length - drink now or cellar 5 to 10 years, only 36 btls in the US... DL

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $33.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Lapalu 2017 Brouilly La Croix des Rameaux

From vines averaging 70 years of age in the lieu-dit "La Croix des Rameaux" on a steep south-west facing slope with various degradations of granite. No added sulfur during vinification, 10mg/Liter SO2 added before bottling, no filtration. The 2017 La Croix des Rameaux shows a bright red-black color, with meaty aromas of ripe blackberry and earth with a bit of violet and black cherry. The palate is dense and a bit closed, showing deep black fruits with hints of citrus, earth and bitter chocolate, very textured and long. Certainly an impressive wine and well balanced at 13% alcohol. Decant in advance if drinking now, best served cool with a steak or grilled pork. Drink over the next 5 - 8 years.

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $34.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Lapalu 2020 Brouilly La Croix des Rameaux

The Lapalu "La Croix des Rameaux" is from numerous parcels on decomposed granite soils, averaging 60 years of age with the oldest being 90 years-old, south-west exposure. Three week semi-carbonic fermentation, aged in old barrels, not fined or filtered, only 10 mg/l of SO2, production about 200 cases. The 2020 La Croix des Rameaux has dark ruby, verging on purple, robe. High toned, pretty armomas of dried violets, pastilles, blackberry seed, pomegranate, and loam swirl on the nose. The palate is concentrated and supple, with black cherry, cherry stone, black tea and brambly wild berry flavors over a punchy mineral core, with just a hint of wild herbs bringing up the long, lingering finish. There‘s still some structure here to resolve, but this should shine with another year or so in bottle as the structural elements knit. This is a lovely expression of Brouilly and not to be missed. John McIlwain

  • red
  • 14 in stock
  • $36.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Lapalu 2020 Côte de Brouilly

The Mont Brouilly, a volcanic "bump" in the granite bedrocks of the Beaujolais, is a terroir of mineral-rich bluish rock with little or no soil, giving a quite different character to the wines. The Lapalu 2020 is from a one hectare parcel of old vines with northeast exposure, so late to ripen.  The fruit was 80% destemmed and 20% whole cluster carbonic maceration, with 10 mg/liter of SO2 added only before bottling. The 2020 Lapalu Côte de Brouilly boasts a vibrant purple robe. The nose offers a high-toned mélange of plum skin, raspberry seed, cassis, crushed herbs, and spice. The palate is racy and imbued with wild blueberry, Italian plum, and mulberry flavors dancing across the palate. Bright on the attack, the wine tends more toward succulent fruit and joyous energy rather than firm structure with dusty tannins and bright acidity. This is delicious juicy fun now with enough savory notes to give it a place at the table, though it certainly has the balance for near-term aging. John McIlwain

  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $34.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white
  • 7 in stock
  • $19.99

Terres Dorées (Jean-Paul Brun) 2019 Beaujolais l'Ancien V.V.

L'Ancien comes from Jean Paul Brun's home village of Charnay in the southern Beaujolais. The vines range in age from 40 to 60 years old and are planted on slopes sporting the area's signature sandy clay-limestone soils, featuring the particular local "dorée" or "golden" limestone that is laden with iron. These older vines have always been farmed organically and harvested by hand and yield small, thick-skinned Gamay berries. As for all Terres Dorées reds, the vinification is traditional Burgundian rather than the normal carbonic maceration in Beaujolais. The palate shows lush, ripe berry fruits backed by citrusy acidity, quite refreshing. The finish is long and sappy with bright red fruits and tart acidity - stock-up on this crowd-pleasing Beaujolais!

  • red
  • 34 in stock
  • $18.99

  • Organic

Terres Dorées (Jean-Paul Brun) 2019 Côte de Brouilly

Jean-Paul Brun's Côte de Brouilly, from Domaine des Terres Dorées, is always a lovely wine, showing unique and very pretty aromas in a medium-bodied style. In the very ripe vintage of 2019, the wine shows elegant red currant, tart cherry and blackberry aromas with hints of earth, meat, citrus and pepper. Blackberry and black cherry fruit continue on the very earthy and mineral palate. Jean-Paul's Burgundy vinification seems to have suited the vintage, as the wine is well balanced, though certainly darker and more structured than usual. Serve cool with a steak or grilled pork and lamb, or cellar for three to five years as the wine will definitely benefit from aging.

  • red
  • 10 in stock
  • $23.99

Terres Dorées (Jean-Paul Brun) 2020 Beaujolais Chardonnay

Jean-Paul Brun's Chardonnay comes from 35 year-old vines grown on sandy clay and limestone soils in the southern Beaujolais  and is raised in stainless steel (no oak).  Bright aromas of peach, apricot, lemon zest, and thyme lead to flavors of pure white fruits, juicy lime, crisp orange blossom, subtle herbal undertones, and a long chalky finish. Paired with salad, seafood,chicken, goat milk cheeses, or nothing at all, this is a beautiful choice and great value in white Burgundy!

  • white
  • 10 in stock
  • $18.99

Bordeaux Red

Beausejour 2018 Puisseguin-Saint-Emilion Cab Franc No SO2

One of my favorite bottles of Bordeaux. This 100% Cabernet Franc is made using zero sulfur, from vines that are tended under strict organic measures. The Dupuy family have been farming the same land since 1934, and have done an amazing job creating terrior-driven reds from their healthy grapes. This 2018 dark purple in the glass. The nose is beautifully plummy, with smashed raspberries, cherry leaves, graphite, all-spice, and violets. Flavors range from of blackberries, cranberries, pine, mint, and espresso. Graced by a dynamic level of clean acidity and formidable tannin. An absolute must for any lover of Cabernet Franc, especially if they enjoy examples from the Loire Valley. David Hatzopoulos

  • red
  • 35 in stock
  • $26.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Bellegrave 2010 Pomerol

The 2010 Château Bellegrave is something serious. Not an outright meaty wine, it's savory in more of an alluring, herbaceous, mint-and-tobacco way. An hour open reveals a nose of red fruit, flavors of dark minerals and plum, and a bracing structure of lean edges and good acidity. The crucial stuffing, the attractive, semi-plump middle, forms after three hours or so of air. At this point, the wine's aromas and flavors have expanded, too. Dashes of extra-dark cocoa and dried cherries hum under more pungent and lasting aromas of black pepper, leather and smoke. A subtle, bitter kiss of ground espresso and an even subtler peck of mint give pleasurable nuance to a palate of dates, plum, and red currants. No cellaring needed, drink this today - just open it at 5 if your meal begins at 8. David Hatzopoulos

  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $69.99

  • Organic

Bellegrave 2015 Pomerol

Château Bellegrave's 2015 Pomerol doesn't tip-toe like the shier, more accented 2010. Yes, it takes the same amount of time as the older vintage to come together, but the concentration and strength of the wine is noticeable the instant the cork is popped. At its prime, it has a fantastic nose of dark cherry, woodsy spice, and a rich smell of birch and cinnamon. The palate is equally as powerful, displaying flavors of plum and blackberry, along with spicy flavors of fennel and caraway seeds.The mouthfeel is tannic, but a wash of clean acidity keeps the wine from being gritty or overly chewy. The most stand out quality of this wine was the smell I took before my last sip, which was a pungent smell of Autumn, intense with the scent of maple. A good pairing with roast chicken, but definitely qualifies for heartier, oilier meats, like lamb. This ripe wine is delicious today, but has many years ahead. David Hatzopoulos

  • red
  • 13 in stock
  • $67.99

  • Organic

Cartier 2016 Saint-Emilion

The second label to Chateau Fonroque, this Merlot-based red comes from limestone/clay soils in St. Emilion. Vines average 35 years of age and fruit is harvested by hand. The nose delivers scents of dark flowers and rich baked fruit. The palate shows deep red and black cherry and plum, with accents of warm cedar and herbs. There is great minerality, which lends the wine a structure of supreme freshness. David Hatzopoulos

  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $37.99

  • Organic

Cazebonne 2019 Graves Feldspath de Peyron Malbec

"100% Malbec harvested and sorted by hand after destemming, on a small plot of 60 ares, on sand and gravel soils with iron-rich clay with vines over 50 years old. This wine fermented in a small vat for 20 days. It was then aged for 9 months on fine lees in TAVA amphorae, without any added sulfur. Very low dose of volcanic sulfur before bottling." On the nose, this Malbec is breezy, with herbal and floral character. The aromatic profile balances out with a touch of baking spice, dried plums, and dark citrus. The palate is earthy, with more red fruit, with deep cherry. Zippy graphite gives the palate a bright mouthfeel. Good acidity and soft tannin give this Malbec a wonderfully plush texture.

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $33.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Chateau Falfas 2017 Cotes de Bourg

In the glass, this the wine is dark and plummy, but not densely concentrated. A very fresh and floral nose, showing forest cherry, blueberries, wild strawberry, under scents of lavender and violets. On the palate, there is a crisp blackberry and raspberry character, with richer plums - joined by herbs, salt and graphite. A fresh, bitter note of dark citrus pops above an ever-lasting flavor of earl grey tea on the nervy finish. Complex, clean, and mouthwatering - this is a winter wine with great energy! David Hatzopoulos

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $37.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Chateau Falfas 2019 Cotes de Bourg Les Demoiselles de Falfas

Dark core in the glass, with light red edges. A great nose, plush with floral tones and fresh red fruits. Hints of ginger and cola, adding a spicy but fresh accent to the wine. On the palate, a mineral center tingles the tongue, with red plums, dark strawberry, graphite, and a finish of sweet tobacco before a bitter kick. Structurally, great acidity and wonderfully placed, medium tannin. High-toned Bordeaux for those looking to drink big but to not stuff yourselves. This note was written on the first night... we'll see how this shows tomorrow! I'm expecting something lovely. David Hatzopoulos 

  • red
  • 22 in stock
  • $26.99

  • Organic

Chateau Micalet 2018 Haut Medoc

Chateau Micalet, with a few hectares in the commune of Lamarque was classified "Cru Artisan" by Feret in 1893.  Acquired by the Fedieu family in 1972 the estate was enlarged slightly, never using herbicides, and with a new generation the conversion to organic agriculture was started in 2006. The estate now has 10 hectares on deep beds of gravel, planted at 8,000 pieds/hectare; the normal blend is 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot -  and 5% Petit Verdot, a grape the Fedieus feel is particularly important. The grapes are harvested by hand and undergo a 3 to 4 week fermentation, the wine ages in barrique, 30% new. The nose on the Haut Medoc has a foundation of stone fruit, with warm plum under a fresher accent of apricot. When the wine opens, more nuanced aromas of red flowers, dried coconut, and dark gravel appear. The palate is edgy, showing lean, driven acidity, with black cherries and tart cranberries. Follow this wine over an evening, the structure will gain weight and the acidity will tone down. David Hatzopoulos

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $26.99

  • Organic

Chateau Micalet 2019 Haut Medoc Origine

The Chateau Micalet Haut-Medoc "Origine" is from Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot grown on deep beds of gravel in Lamarque. The Fedieu familu created this wine to be a slightly lighter and more ready-to-drink version of their Haut-Medoc, with a shorter cuvaison and without aging in wood. The Origine has a beautiful nose, with ripe blackberries, dried blueberries and an elegant combo of orange peel and clove. On the palate, the wine is full and bold, with black pepper, dark cherry and a zesty accent of cassis and plum peel. Structurally, the wine shows just enough generous texture, a mineral zing, and medium acid. A fantastic buy at under $25! David Hatzopoulos

  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • $22.99

  • Organic

Clos Puy Arnaud 2014 Castillon - Cotes de Bordeaux

This wine is from the limestone plateau of near the village Belves-de-Castillon. It is 80% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc, from vines averaging 30 years old. Fermented naturally in wood and cement. Aged in barrel, with 10% being new wood, for 8 months before going into cement vats for 5 more months. Clos Puy Arnaud is owned by Theirry Valette, who brought the estate into both organic and biodynamic certification. The wine is beautiful, and really shows itself 3 or so hours after opening. The nose is dense and heady, full of ripe  dark flowers, crushed cherries, with a savory waft of dried fruits like raisins and dates. The palate has a spark of firm black plum and graphite. A  broad and warming body with tannin on all corners of the mouth refreshed by straight, balanced acidity. Delicious! David Hatzopoulos

  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $49.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Clos Puy Arnaud 2020 VDF (Castillon) La Cuvee Bistrot

Fruit from the limestone plateau of Sainte-Colombe in Castillon, organic/biodynamic farming under the supervision of Thierry Valette. 55% Merlot and 45% Cabernet Franc, vine age 25 years. Some grapes, which are left uncrushed, go through intrapellicular fermentation, resulting in a process similar to carbonic maceration. Ages on the lees for 5 months in stainless vats. On the nose, the wine has wonderfully fresh forest fruits: blackberry, strawberry, cassis and blueberry. There is something very floral and grassy about it too, with the gentle pop of a wine made in this 'semi-carbonic' fashion. On the palate, it's generous and plummy, full of lovely black fruits, and a hint of freshly milled peppercorns. A real mineral crunch centers a structure of medium acidity and integrated, soft tannin. Full of juice, refreshing zip and texture - to me, this is the definition of a "food wine." Whether you enjoy a bottle at your last summer picnic or you pair one with your Thanksgiving dinner in November, the Cuvee Bistrot will do the trick. David Hatzopoulos

  • red
  • 22 in stock
  • $22.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Fonroque 2014 Grand Cru Classe Saint-Emilion

This is a great Bordeaux to bring to your Holiday parties! Château Fonroque is a superb certified biodynamic and organic estate near Saint-Émilion. Owned by the Moueix family since 1931, the estate is a proponent of traditional wine-making techniques with hand harvesting, spontaneous yeasts, and limited use of new oak. An elegant Bordeaux with precise minerality, the wine is a blend of Merlot (80%) and Cabernet Franc (20%) of 35-year-old vines planted on limestone soils with some portions of clay on the hillside of the vineyard. The wine is fermented with native yeast in concrete vats and then aged in oak (with 30% new), keeping the freshness of the vintage. The resulting wine is a Bordeaux with energy and tension, bright calcareous minerality, great acidity and grippy tannin. On the nose, the bouquet is complex and lively with crunchy cranberry and black cherry, tart dark berries, dried tobacco leaves, Moroccan spices, earth, purple flower and savory notes. Drinking beautifully now, pair this wine with classic fare, such a steak, roasted rack of lamb, duck breast and full-flavored cheese, or age it for several years (7 years or more). Caroline Coursant

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $44.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Grolet 2019 Côtes de Bourg "Origines"

Our biodynamic friends, the Hubert family, make the lovely  Chateau La Grolet "Origines" from old vines of 70% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc and 5% Malbec. The 2019 shows a deep red/black color with high-toned aromas of ripe cassis and black raspberry with cedar, brown spice and earth, really quite pretty. The palate is supple, elegant and well-structured with cassis and red fruits over firm acidity with earth and mineral flavors. This is a real Bordeaux of terroir that is delicious now especially if decanted many hours in advance or opened the night before. Cellaring for five to ten years will create a lovely mature wine. David Lillie

  • red
  • 25 in stock
  • $16.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

La Grave Figeac 2014 Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

What a beautiful fresh Bordeaux! Certified organic since 2012, this estate has been making outstanding wines since the beginning, showing the expertise of the Clauzel family and superb terroir. This 2014 wine (a blend of Merlot and Cabernet Franc) is elegant and vibrant with a gorgeous bouquet of black and red berries, plum, exotic spices, leather and cedar box notes. On the palate, the wine is bright with acidity and minerality, and shows supple tannins with a long fresh finish. This is a vibrant Bordeaux which can accompany casual to fancy meals. Pair this wine with hamburgers, seared lamb, or with more elaborate dishes, such as roast beef or braised duck.  A delicious wine  to drink now or cellar for a few years. Caroline Coursant 

  • red
  • 14 in stock
  • $36.99

  • Organic

La Grave Figeac 2015 Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

The Clauzel family does not disappoint with the 2015! This wine is a blend of organically-farmed 65% Merlot and 35% Cabernet Franc, planted on sand and gravel soils. Fermented with native yeasts and aged for about 15 months in barrel. The robe is a deep ruby hue. The nose offers elegant aromas of black raspberry, cassis, violets, a touch of leather, and loamy soil. The mid-weight palate has good concentration and lift, with ripe black fruit character,  and fine-grained tannins carrying over on a long, succulent, layered finish. This displays none of the roasted notes of the somewhat torrid vintage and is deeply satisfying, classic St. Emilion. Delicious now, but possesses the balance to bode well for mid-term aging (say 7-10 ten years).  This should pair beautifully with roast lamb, hanger steak, or duck confit, though it wouldn't be out of place with tagine or mushroom risotto. La Grave Figeac continues to impress with their well-priced, organic St Emilion. John McIlwain


  • red
  • 20 in stock
  • $38.99

  • Organic
  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $1,649.99

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $69.99

  • red
  • 22 in stock
  • $34.99

  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $69.99

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $549.99

Peybonhomme 2019 Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux Quintessence

 The Hubert family are owners of Chateau Peybonhomme-les-Tours in Blaye and Chateau La Grolet in Bourg. The farming here is among the best in Bordeaux, certified organic and biodynamic. The vineyards are a fantastic oasis of greenery compared to the rest of Bordeaux, and are located on slopes of clay over limestone giving the wines good concentration and firm minerality. The Quintessence of Peybonhomme is a selection of the best juice from tastings each year and is primarily Merlot with Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Malbec, a portion of which is aged in new oak. The 2019 is a beautiful and lively Bordeaux showing deep aromas of ripe cassis, blackberry, black cherry, cocoa, spice and earth. The palate is supple and ripe, lifted by cool acidity, with complex black fruits, earth and mineral flavors with a long finish. The wine broadens and gains complexity with time open so decant if possible. A versatile food wine, this beautifully balanced Bordeaux will accompany anything from roast chicken to pork dishes to steak. Put a few in your cellar for a mature experience, best 2025 to 2035+.

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $23.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Pichon Baron 1990 Pauillac

A great Bordeaux from a great vintage, here's Neal Martin's 2019 review in "Vinous" - "The 1990 Pichon-Baron is a sensational wine that must have had the First Growth rattled when it was released. At 28 years old, it is still reveling in its precocious growing season. The multidimensional bouquet features blackberry, graphite, cedar and mint flanked by iodine and warm gravel on a summer day. Wow! The palate is medium-bodied, delivering a mixture of red and black fruit, a fine mineral undercurrent and a long, precise finish: blackberry, cedar and graphite remain in the mouth for a good 60 seconds. Still a fabulous Pauillac after all these years."

  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $459.99

Bordeaux Sweet

  • white sweet
  • 1 in stock
  • $119.99

  • white sweet
  • 1 in stock
  • $59.99

  • white sweet
  • 2 in stock
  • $59.99

  • white sweet
  • 1 in stock
  • $24.99

  • white sweet
  • 12 in stock
  • $39.99

  • white sweet
  • 3 in stock
  • $119.99

Burgundy White

  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $62.99

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $49.99

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $51.99

Champs de l'Abbaye 2019 Bourgogne Blanc Chardonnay

The Hasard’s Bourgogne Blanc is made from hand-harvested and certified organic Chardonnay grown on a limestone/clay parcel in Aluze, next to Mercurey. The native-yeast fermentation lasts 10 months in barrel and only minimal SO2 is added at bottling. The 2019 is more fruit-forward on the nose, with aromas of dried mango, pear followed by ripe yellow fruits and river rocks. The palate is mineral, saline, and layered with notes of dried apricot, fennel, white flowers, and stone on a very generous finish. An excellent value white Burgundy that would pair well with oysters, cheeses, or roast chicken with herbs.

  • white
  • 5 in stock
  • $22.99

  • Organic
  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $289.99

Chandon de Briailles 2019 Corton Grand Cru Blanc (Sans Soufre Ajoute)

This has often been overlooked in the Chandon range, but only to the detriment of white Burgundy lovers everywhere. This is white wine made from parcels traditionally devoted to red, planted by Claude's mother at the beginning of the 1980s when there was a shortage of quality Pinot Noir vine material. The wine spreads across Corton-Bressandes, Chaumes, and Renardes. This has always been a favorite of mine. The wine ages beautifully but also drinks well young, as it sees no new oak, no stirring and ultimately feels fresh even in warmer vintages. This 2019, bottled with no sulfur, is incredible. It's brilliantly citrus-y, with great power and focus and quite giving now but will doubtless improve. Sam Ehrlich

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $229.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Chapuis & Chapuis 2020 Bourgogne Blanc

The Chapuis brothers come from a viticultural family in Aloxe but created their own domaine in 2009 after years of working both abroad and in the cellar of Philippe Pacalet. The fruit is a combination of negoce and domaine and they are in their third year of organic conversion. The wines are made with an absolute minimum of fuss, with little to no new oak and added sulfur only when deemed absolutely necessary. This Bourgogne Blanc is the kind of white Burgundy that I've been craving and drinking often recently, with lovely open aromatics of crisp green apple, preserved lemon and sea shells. On the palate, the wine feels racy and fresh, with more citrus and floral notes and a salty savory character that will make a great companion to crab or oysters this holiday season. Sam Ehrlich

  • white
  • 22 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Chazelles (Domaine des) 2019 Viré-Clessé Vieilles Vignes

Viré Classé is a privileged location in the Macon that enjoys a fantastic exposure to the sun on a slight slope. This yields wines that have an added weight and complexity compared to your run-of-the-mill Macon-Villages. At Chazelles, organic vines with over 50 years of age broadcast dense flavors of golden apple and stone fruit with an invigorating touch of acid. This is a great Chardonnay with concentration and freshness that could age beautifully for years.

  • white
  • 14 in stock
  • $25.99

  • Organic
  • white
  • 6 in stock
  • $39.99

  • white
  • 5 in stock
  • $49.99

  • white
  • 11 in stock
  • $42.99

Domaine de l'Enclos 2019 Petit Chablis

Historically, Petit Chablis was often sneered at as something that rarely resembled Chablis. However, the leaps and bounds that have been made in the vineyards and the cellar mean that the overall quality of this humble appellation has grown exponentially in recent years. This is certainly the case at Domaine de L'Enclos. The estate is young but the Bouchard brothers have years of experience producing serious Chablis from organically farmed vineyards. While the 2018 was weightier, the 2019 is a more elegant wine. There is plenty of lemon and ripe green apple fruit and a great overall feeling of balance, with lovely acidity. The minerality is very exposed and becomes more intense as the wine sits in the glass. Excellent for the price and a terrific everyday white Burgundy. Sam Ehrlich

  • white
  • 23 in stock
  • $22.99

  • Organic

Dominique Gruhier 2018 Crémant de Bourgogne Extra Brut

The 2018 Cremant from Dominique Gruhier is 65% Pinot Noir/35% Chard, farmed organically and planted on classic Kimmeridgien soils. The fruit leans towards delicate red berries, with an anchor of limestone in the mid-palate that immediately reminds one just how close Dominique is to Chablis. The bubbles are quite fine and there is no shortage of acid or freshness. An excellent value and a great sub for Champagne without paying Champagne prices. Sam Ehrlich

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

  • Organic

Duplessis, Gérard 2018 Chablis 1er Cru Fourchaume

Located just north of the line of grand crus, abutting Les Preuses and Bougros, on the right bank of the Serein river, Fourchaume has a southwest exposure and tends to produce richer expressions of Chablis.

  • white
  • 9 in stock
  • $59.99

  • Organic

Duplessis, Gérard 2018 Chablis 1er Cru Vaugiraut

Vaugiraut is on the left bank of the Serein, south of the village of Chablis and the Grand Cru vineyards above it on the right bank of the river. The south facing amphitheater is protected from winds and exposed to the warmth of the late afternoon sun, both of which assist in ripening. This bottling from Duplessis is unique among their Premier Crus in that it sees no oak: the elevage is entirely in stainless steel.

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $51.99

  • Organic

Famille Paquet 2020 Bourgogne Chardonnay

The Paquet family is based in the Maconnais. They have nearly thirty hectares across a dozen appellations, all farmed organically and on the way to certification. This is their entry-level Chardonnay and it is delightful, full of lime and green herbs, with clear mineral tones and good freshness. There is no oak influence at all and no funny business. This is just tasty Chardonnay grown in limestone soils, perfect as we emerge from the ice and snow into  Spring.  Sam Ehrlich

  • white
  • 41 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • white
  • 7 in stock
  • $54.99

Frantz Chagnoleau 2020 Macon-Villages Clos Saint Pancras

Frantz Chagnoleau's wines are store favorites these days. The "Clos Saint Pancras" is a single parcel of vines averaging 30 years, in lightly chalky soils with a lot of small stones. This is juicy and bright, with lime, crisp white peach fruit and white flowers. The back end is distinctly stony and fresh. Aged in a combination of older barrels and tank, this shows no trace of oak. Really, this is so appealing and tasty - a classic bistro wine in the best sense. Sam Ehrlich

  • white
  • 12 in stock
  • $24.99

  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $31.99

Guillemot-Michel 2018 Viré-Clessé Une Bulle

The Guillemot-Michel "Une Bulle" comes from a tiny parcel of old vines on limestone with red clay, high in iron. The wine is a Pet-Nat (Methode Ancestrale) that is bottled after a short period of fermentation, leaving enough sugar in the wine for the fermentation to continue and create the desired bubbles. The wine is aged in bottle on the lees for around 18 months, then riddled and disgorged and re-bottled with a bit more "Une Bulle."  The result is a very delicious aged Pet-Nat showing honeyed aromas of pear and white peach with hints of almond, marzipan and brioche. On the palate the mousse is soft and creamy with flavors of peach and quince  with lime-flower and minerals and a long finish of white fruits, citrus peel and firm acidity. This is a delightful wine to sip by itself or pair with mild cheeses, patés and terrines, fruit desserts..  David Lillie

  • white sparkling
  • 14 in stock
  • no discount
  • $27.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Guillemot-Michel 2018 Viré-Clessé Quintaine

Here's a white Burgundy with the perfect weight and texture to complement your Thanksgiving dinner - and at a reasonable price!  We're extremely happy to have the wines of Guillemot-Michel back at Chambers Street! Along with Jean and Gautier Thevenet, and Julien Guillot at Vignes du Maynes, they are making white Burgundies with more depth and minerality than anything comparably priced in the Cote D'Or. The 2018 Quintaine is a gorgeous white Burgundy, showing a brilliant pale gold color and complex aromas of poached pear, almond, candied lemon, kiwi, stone and lime-flower, elegant and quite beautiful. The palate is round and dense, a bit riper than the 2017, with firm acidity, showing cool stone fruits and citrus with caramel, stone and mineral flavors. The finish is long and very mineral, with chalky white fruits lingering on the palate. This is a young wine, give it some time in a carafe if possible. (At a recent tasting, the 1989 and 1990 were showing beautifully, so put a few in the cellar!) Beautiful wine - congratulations to Pierrette, Marc, Sophie and son-in-law Gautier!

  • white
  • 14 in stock
  • $31.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Guillemot-Michel 2019 Viré-Clessé Retour a la Terre

Created in 2017, this cuvee is issued from grapes in the "Champ-Rond" vineyard, vinified in amphora of 800 liters. The 65 year-old vines are grafted on "Riparia Gloire de Montpellier" an old root-stock obtained in 1880, giving very low yields with magnificent small grapes, of a deep gold color. The Retour a la Terre presents the exotic notes typical of the domaine with an extra dimension of expression due to the respiration of the amphora. The small grapes of "Champ-Rond" ripen beautifully without a high degree of alcohol -  they are picked on the last day of the harvest, and the elevage in amphora gives the wine a great purity.  The wine shows elegant floral, white fruit, apricot, lemon and stone aromas. The palate is round, dense and silky with fabulous length. This is a superb white Burgundy that is delicious now and will cellar beatifully for fifteen to twenty years. Highly recommended!

  • white
  • 9 in stock
  • $44.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Lafouge 2016 Auxey-Duresses Les Hautés Blanc

From a north-facing parcel fairly high on the slope next to Meursault Les Vireuils. The Lafouge "Les Hautés" is a beautifully dense and well-structured Burgundy in this low-yielding vintage.Subtle, rather delicate aromas of lime-flower and citrus, with white fruits, stone and honeysuckle. The palate is fresh and bright with mineral flavors predominating, with pear, lemon peel and herbal notes, quite pure and refreshing, and beginning to show some notes of maturity. The opposite of an oaky fruit-bomb, this is beautifully showing the terroir and benefits from the years in bottle - it will accompany shellfish, sole, flounder, cod, white meats and young goat cheeses. 

  • white
  • 10 in stock
  • $39.99

Lafouge 2019 Auxey-Duresses Les Hautés Blanc

The 2019 Lafouge Auxey-Duresses "Les Hautés" is from a north-facing parcel fairly high on the slope next to Meursault Les Vireuils.  Thia is a beautifully structured, firm and balanced  Chardonnay, even though the vintage was makrked by heat and drought. The wine shows a bright gold color with aromas of spiced pear and apple, melon, honeysuckle, stone, flint and lemon zest. The palate is dense and well structured with ripe white fruits, toasted almond, citrus and flinty mineral flavors - quite ripe but with firm citrusy acids and fabulous length.  Serve now with sole meunier, turbot and cod - this will be a beautiful wine with 5 to 8 years of cellaring.

  • white
  • 6 in stock
  • $39.99

Lafouge 2020 Bourgogne Aligoté

The 2020 Lafouge Aligoté is bright and vibrant with citrus, green apple, quince, floral, herbal and mineral notes, with a racy palate showing white fruits, spice, citrus and a very firm mineral/acid core to the long finish, really refreshing!  Bring on the oysters, sole and cod and keep some for delightful thirst-quenching next summer...

  • white
  • 12 in stock
  • $22.99

Lafouge 2019 Meursault Les Meix Chavaux

Les Meix Chavaux is located beneath Les Luchets and adjacent to Les Chevalières. Lafouge's vines are 80 years old, planted in calcareous clay producing Meursault with  textbook richness and minerality. The 2019 Meix Chavaux shows elegant pear, lemon, lime and floral aromas. The palate is rich and ripe with white fruits and exotic citrus covering the chalky core, with firm acidity and mineral flavors in the finish. Serve with full-flavored fish dishes, poultry and white meats, mild cheeses. This is a beautiful young Meursault that is delicious now and over the next ten years. (12 btls only)

  • white
  • 8 in stock
  • $61.99

  • white
  • 9 in stock
  • $51.99

Maison Petit-Roy 2019 Pernand-Vergelesses Blanc

From a terrifically steep and cold parcel tucked back in the combe behind 1er Cru Sous Fretille, this is more linear than the Beaune blanc. There is still the citrus peel character and some stone fruit, but it feels crisper and more savory. The mineral character at the back end is complemented by a lemon-y/orange-y sherbet note that I am a sucker for. Sam Ehrlich

  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $64.99

  • white
  • 11 in stock
  • $39.99

  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $47.99

Morey, Pierre 2018 Bourgogne Blanc

The 2018 Pierre Morey Bourgogne Blanc, sourced from three parcels in Meursault, is a show-stopper of a wine. Upon opening, it shows lemon, a touch of creme brulee crust in the nose and an overall sense of richness that one would expect in a solar vintage such as this one. However, this is all held firmly in check by plenty of acidity and a sense of salty minerality that comes to dominate the wine. It is spilling over with chalk and cool stoniness, adding tension and focus as it sits in the glass. Everything else kind of fades away, leaving only you and the earth. This is magnificent for the level and will satisfy Burgundy cravings tonight or in five years if you are inclined to put a few bottles in the cellar.  Sam Ehrlich

  • white
  • 7 in stock
  • $48.99

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

  • white
  • 12 in stock
  • $74.99

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $47.99

  • white
  • 7 in stock
  • no discount
  • $22.99

Rateau 2020 Côte de Beaune Grande Chatelaine

About a kilometer or two northwest of the Beaune 1er Crus, La Grande Chatelain is a cooler site with soils comprised of clay over limestone. The 2020 Clos de la Grande Chatelain has fresh cool-toned aromatics of white flowers,  nectarine, rainwater,  and pear skin. The medium-bodied palate is a little warmer toned  offering flavors of nectarine, white peach, and crushed herb with a fairly savory finish.  The 2020 vintage was hot and dry and the harvest was very early, but Rateau's whites retain good acidity and crispness, especially from this  cooler high-altitude climat.  This is generous and makes for a lovely quaffer, as well as a beautiful partner with shellfish or milder cheeses.

  • white
  • 6 in stock
  • $33.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Rateau 2020 Hautes-Côtes de Beaune Blanc Chardonnay

Jean-Claude Rateau makes lovely Biodynamic wines in the Hautes-Côtes-de-Beaune in his east-facing vineyard of clay/limestone and marne soils.  In the 2020 vintage,  the wine is quite round and lucious showing floral aromas with almond, ripe pear, apple and spice with hints of citrus. The palate is silky and supple and more ripe than usual, but perfectly balanced with pear, citrus and stone flavors, with terrific length and firm acidity. This food friendly wine will accompany everything from oysters and grilled seafood to roast chicken and mild cheeses. Delicious now or cellar for 5 to 8 years. This is a delightful Burgundy and a great value! 

  • white
  • 16 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $42.99

Tripoz 2018 Pouilly-Loché 1er Reserve

From vines just outside Pouilly itself, this sees nearly two years in oak. Apparently in 2019, they had to fight to get AOC status for this. The authorities found "oxidative"notes that they felt rendered it unworthy of an appellation designation. After tasting this wine, I am baffled. This is superb, full fruited with tropical and citrus notes and an incredible mineral thread. There is great intensity and beautiful acidity. Honestly, when we at the store tasted this we were all flattened by it. Don't miss out. Sam Ehrlich

  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $39.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Tripoz 2019 Macon-Loché Cuvée du Clocher - Sans Soufre

In 2019 Laurent and Celine bottled a portion of their signature still wine without sulfur and we are so glad. The difference is most noticeable in the first hour, as the wine jumps out of the glass with more exotic fruit notes than the sulfured version, as well as intense floral notes. The bright juicy Meyer lemon-stained palate that made the 2018 so enjoyable is on full display here and the acidity is bright and racy. This is excellent. The evening I spent drinking this side by side with its sibling was not just fun but fascinating as the the two bottles drew closer together the longer they sat in the glass. Sam Ehrlich

  • white
  • 20 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Champagne

  • white sparkling
  • 4 in stock
  • no discount
  • $239.99

Agrapart NV (base 19) Champagne 7 Crus

Comprised of grapes from all seven villages in the Côte des Blancs, where Agrapart has vines, 7 Crus is a blend of two vintages, aged partially in barrel, partially in tank. The wine is fermented with native yeasts and aged on the lees for three years before release. The palate balances orchard fruit flavors with racy acidity, sapid minerality, and a richness derived from its élevage. And while this is  produced in greater volume, 7 Crus is a Champagne that ages beautifully and is worthy of space in one's cellar. John McIlwain

  • white sparkling
  • 18 in stock
  • no discount
  • $64.99

  • Organic

Agrapart NV Champagne Extra Brut Terroirs Blanc de Blancs

A non-vintage blend from parcels in Avize, Cramant, Oger, and Oiry Sourced from Chardonnay vines between 20 and 50 years in age. Comprised of two vintages (2016 and 2017 in this release), the older of the two aged in wood, while the newer vintage is aged in tank. Above all Terroirs is a testament to the expression of chalk.

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

  • Organic
  • white sparkling
  • 6 in stock
  • $109.99

Barbichon NV base 17 Champagne Brut Blanc de Noirs

From year to year there seem to be few greater values in Champagne than those of biodynamic grower Thomas Barbichon in Gyé-sur-Seine in the Aube. From his 9 HA domaine he produces wines of purity, elegance, and precision. The current disgorgement of his Blanc de Noirs is Pinot Noir-dominant. The 2017-base Barbichon Blanc de Noirs is comprised of 93% Pinot Noir and 7% Pinot Meunier. The farming is Demeter certified. The robe has a faint peach hue.  The nose is attractively floral and red-fruited with aromas of wild strawberry, sour cherry, and crushed herbs.The palate is bright and vibrant with flavors of orange oil, a fine line of minerality, with a soft mousse and fine bead.The finish is expansive and tangy with a hint of biscuit on the back end. Lovely Champagne and an excellent value.  John McIlwain

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

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Beaufort, André 1998 Champagne Polisy Brut (D 10/21)

One of the continuing delights of selling the Champagnes of André Beaufort is tasting the recently disgorged back vintage wines, such as this 1998, disgorged for our order in October of 2021. The balance between freshness and maturity is compelling (not to mention delicious). The 1998 Polisy Brut: orange peel, lemon oil, iron and brine on the nose. Nori, preserved lemon, ginger, and limestone on the taut palate. This has an intriguing sapidity that seems at least as akin to Chablis whose soils it shares as anything from the Marne. Try this with smoked salmon on rye crisps with mustard butter as an apéro, or better yet a plate of Kumamoto and Olympia oysters. This is a satisfyingly savory Champagne for the table. . (Disgorged 10/21, Lot n. 1998P). John McIlwain

  • white sparkling
  • 15 in stock
  • no discount
  • $109.99

  • Organic

Beaufort, André 1998 Champagne Grand Cru Ambonnay Brut (D 10/21)

The 1998 Ambonnay Brut has long been a staff favorite and this disgorgement does not disappoint. Brillliant, golden yellow in color and showing a finely-beaded mousse, this offers one of the two most expressive aromatic profiles of this current Beaufort lineup. Aromas of Mirabelle plums, toasted hazelnuts, and crème brulée transition to notes of Jonagold apples, cinnamon, and wild flowers. The palate is generous and expansive and carries tones of brazil nuts, greengages, and irises that crescendo to a fine, zippy finish. This is complex and delicious Champagne!  (Disgorged for this order in October, 2021)

  • white sparkling
  • 15 in stock
  • no discount
  • $149.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Beaufort, André 2002 Champagne Polisy Brut Nature (D 10/21)

A sensational mature Champagne from André Beaufort from the superb 2002 vintage - the estate converted to organic agriculture in the early 70's and makes brilliant, full-bodied Champagnes that are among the most "vinous" being made today. Medium golden yellow in color and sporting a discrete mousse. The nose is quite floral with tones of cherry blossoms, apple blossoms, and irises before touches of quince and fresh baguette. The palate is concentrated with a spherical yet laser-like focus that offers notes of lemon sorbet, tart lemon custard, and apple pie, underlined by a fine minerality that persists through to a rounded, savory finish. Really a very pretty and lovely wine. This medium-bodied Champagne is made of approximately 80% Pinot Noir and 20% Chardonnay and was disgorged in Oct 2021 after 18+ years of sur-lie aging, illustrating the Beauforts' commitment to releasing mature wines.

  • white sparkling
  • 17 in stock
  • no discount
  • $99.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Beaufort, André 2008 Champagne Polisy Brut (D 10/21)

Our new shipment of the 2008 Polisy Brut was disgorged for this order in October 2021. 2008 continues to delight, even 13 years after the harvest. The current disgorgement of the Polisy has a pale yellow robe, fine bead, and soft mousse. The nose is soft and pretty offering aromas of golden apple, acacia, lemon curd and apple blossom. The mid-weight palate is bright and brisk on attack, with flavors of Macintosh apple, bergamot, and green tea giving way to a fine core of minerality lending focus. This has good length and energy on  a lifted and expansive finish. This is very good with vibrant fruit and nascent aged flavors knitting elegantly. A fine effort from the Beauforts!

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

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Beaufort, André 2009 Champagne Ambonnay Brut GC (D 10/21)

This is classic Beaufort: balanced, rounded and finely filigreed with a judicious dosage. In truth, the 2009 Ambonnay Grand Cru tastes very dry for a Brut, closer to an Extra Brut in style. It shows a burnished golden yellow in the glass, adorned by a finely beaded and generous mousse. The nose offers notes of brioche, cardamom, cinnamon, roasted chestnuts, white flowers, and honeysuckle. The palate is powerful and broad, accented with aromas of Cortland apples, apple pie, and nutmeg that lead to a lingering, herbal finish. The 2009 Brut shows the pedigree of its Ambonnay Grand Cru fruit. It's delicious now, but it also has real aging potential. (Lot #09A. Disgorged Oct 2021.)

  • white sparkling
  • 21 in stock
  • no discount
  • $88.99

  • Organic

Beaufort, André 2012 Champagne Polisy Brut Res. (D 6/21)

Having missed our trip to France this year, we decided to bring in two vintages from Beaufort that we have not tasted recently, 2012 and 2014. The 2012 has warranted our attention. The robe is a pale golden yellow. The wine has a fine bead and soft foamy mousse. The nose offers aromas of apple blosom, Seville orange peel, and wet stone. The palate is ripe but chiseled, with savory russet apple peel, crushed herbs, evolving with air to offer  flavors of salted plum and stone. As with other Beaufort Champagnes the character is vinous and mouth-filling and suited for the table. This shows excellent energy and persistence and beckons for pairing with salmon crudo, marinated roasted peppers, or salade Nicoise with perfectly ripe tomatoes. John McIlwain

  • white sparkling
  • 21 in stock
  • no discount
  • $72.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Beaufort, André 2014 Champagne Ambonnay Brut GC (D 10/21)

As with most vineyards from Beaujolais north to Champagne, 2014 was typified by uneven weather and a cool damp summer, but was saved in the end by a warm, dry September, producing bright, well balanced wines of moderate ripeness. The 2014 Ambonnay Brut, disgorged in October of 2021, boasts a super-fine bead and soft frothy mousse. The nose is redolent of dried flowers (chamomile), orange rind, and stone fruit with a briny top note. The palate is firm and  concentrated, with flavors of pear skin, russet apple, and spices, underlain by a firm chalky core. And while this displays the power of the Ambonnay grand cru, this shows fine elegance nuance, with layers of mineral detail. Lovely juice, indeed! John McIlwain

  • white sparkling
  • 20 in stock
  • no discount
  • $64.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Beaufort, André 2019 Coteaux Champenois Polisy Rouge

The 2019 Beaufort Polisy Rouge Coteaux Champenois (stilll wine) is 100% Pinot Noir grown on the Kimmeridgian limestone of Polisy. 2019 is a vintage of beautiful ripeness, but showing only 11% alcohol thanks to the climat in Polisy and the Beaufort's superb organic farming. This is a must for any lover of old-fashioned red Burgundy, we can't wait to try it. 36 bottles available.

  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • no discount
  • $56.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Beaufort, André NV (2015) Champagne Grand Cru Brut Reserve 375ml (D 11/20)

We're fans of the Champagnes of Beaufort for a number of reasons. The farming at this historic Domaine is impeccable and the winemaking is classical and refreshingly old school. The 2015 base Ambonnay Grand Cru in handy half bottle is a pocket-sized example of Beaufort's distinctive character. Disgorged December 2020.

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

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Beaufort, André NV (2019) Champagne Polisy Brut Nature (D 10/21)

The current release of Beaufort Polisy Reserve Brut Nature NV  is based on the 2019 vintage and was disgorged for this order in October, 2021. All in all, this is a pretty fascinating bottle, juxtaposing quite exotic fruit against a bracing mineral character. The nose and palate are awash with yellow florals, stone fruit and pineapple, while the back end is intensely chalky, with the limestone coolness adding length to the significant acid structure. This is very good and would make a great accompaniment to some crab salad this holiday season. Sam Ehrlich

  • white sparkling
  • 16 in stock
  • no discount
  • $44.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Beaufort, André NV (2016) Champagne Brut Reserve (D 10/21)

A new bottling for us at the store. 2016 “Reserve” Brut (neither Polisy nor Ambonnay) is sourced from the 1er Cru village of Hautvillers located in La Grande Vallée de Marne next door to Cumiéres, home of Vincent Laval. The robe is a pale peachy yellow hue. Fine bead. The effusive nose offers lovely aromas of apple blossom and stone fruit—white peach skin, nectarine, St Anne cherry. The palate is ample, ripe, and generous with gorgeous fruit underlain by a fine stony core and a long, juicy, lingering finish with just a hint of brioche on the back end. Really lovely out of the gate, but with such balance that we are eager to see what a few years in the cellar will do. One of the finest young Champagnes we’ve tasted from Beaufort and a true crowd-pleaser. John McIlwain

  • white sparkling
  • 10 in stock
  • no discount
  • $56.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Bérêche NV (2017 Base) Extra Brut Rose Campania Remensis 1.5L

Bérêche's Campania Remensis is a consistently fascinating rosé Champagne, in a category fraught with uninspiring wines. The 2017 base is 60% Pinot Noir, 30% Chardonnay, 5% Pinot Meunir with 5% still red wine from Ormes on the western side of the Montagne de Reims. Fermented in oak. Aged under cork and hand disgorged. The 2017 base boasts a pale salmon peach robe and fine bead.Pomegranate, wild strawberry, currant leaf, and salted plum on the nose. The palate is brisk and fresh with rosehip, wild berry, crushed herbs over a salty core,  and long, chalky finish. This is a touch more svelte than some years, but it more than makes up for this with energy and brio. John McIlwain

  • rosé sparkling
  • 1 in stock
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  • $199.99

  • Organic

Bérêche, Raphael NV (2017 Base) Champagne Brut Nature Beaux Regards Chardonnay

Les Beaux Regards is a blend of two parcels of Chardonnay in Ludes on the northern slope of the Montagne de Reims planted in 1964 and 1970. The loamy clay soils produce a Champagne more vinous in character, rather than exclusively taut and chalky.

  • white sparkling
  • 9 in stock
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  • $104.99

  • Organic

Calsac, Étienne NV 19b Champagne 1er Cru Blanc de Blancs L'Échappée Belle

The 2019 base l’Échappée Belle reminds us of the beautiful purity and vibrancy of Étienne Calsac’s Champagnes. Though the domaine is located in Avize this wine speaks more to its origins in Grauves (considered Côtes des Blancs, though more aligned in character to Coteaux Sud d’Epernay according to our friend writer Peter Liem) with a just a nod towards the south-facing village of Bisseuil on the lower slope on La Montagne de Reims.

  • white sparkling
  • 12 in stock
  • no discount
  • $44.99

  • Organic

Calsac, Étienne NV 19b Champagne 1er Cru Blanc de Blancs Les Rocheforts

100% Chardonnay planted in the 1980s from the southeast-facing Les Rocheforts lieu-dit in the 1er cru village of Bisseuil on the Montagne de Reims. Aged in tank and barrel and blended with a reserve wine from a perpetual cuvee dating from 2012.

  • white sparkling
  • 12 in stock
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  • $64.99

  • Organic

Cazé-Thibault NV 18b Champagne Naturellement

100% Pinot Meunier from 6 parcels of certified organic vines in Châtillon and Vandières in the Valléede la Marne. Fermented in barrel with native yeasts, no malo unless it occurs naturally. bottled with 2.7 grams dosage.

  • white sparkling
  • 4 in stock
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  • $54.99

  • Organic

Chartogne-Taillet 2016 Champagne Extra-Brut Les Couarres

Comprised of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Les Couarres is a lieu-dit in the center of Merfy with sandy clay soils over tufa. Per Alexandre Chartogne's website, this is the most humid of his parcels and prone to frost.

  • white sparkling
  • 1 in stock
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  • $99.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
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  • 7 in stock
  • no discount
  • $49.99

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  • 13 in stock
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  • Organic
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  • 27 in stock
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  • white sparkling
  • 13 in stock
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  • $53.99

  • rosé sparkling
  • 4 in stock
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  • $149.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white sparkling
  • 13 in stock
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  • $59.99

  • white sparkling
  • 6 in stock
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  • $119.99

Doquet, Pascal 2008 Champagne 1er Cru Mont Aime Coeur de Terroir

Located just south of Bergères and east of Vertus, Doquet has well-situated vines on Le Mont Aimé, a premier cru hill of  chalk, silex and sand rather than the purer chalk of the rest of the Côte des Blancs. The vineyard sight is south-facing, but is still cooler than Doquest's parcels in Le Mesnil or Vertus. Pascal's Mont Aimé is mineral flinty, and briny on the palate. It is rare to encounter cuvées from Mont Aimé, so this is a treat; even more so in the excellent 2008 vintage. John McIlwain (Pre-arrival, wine arrives 7/23.)

  • white sparkling
  • 7 in stock
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  • $99.99

  • Organic

Doquet, Pascal 2008 Champagne 1er Cru Vertus Coeur de Terroir

A selection of the oldest and best of Pascal's organically-farmed vines in Vertus. This rich, Chardonnay-based Champagne from Vertus displays the precision of the chalky soils and the rich broadness of the clay. Long lees-aging and the terroir result in broad, elegantly textured wines with a deep, earthy undercurrent.  (Pre-arrival, wine arrives 7/23.)

  • white sparkling
  • 4 in stock
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  • $107.99

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Doquet, Pascal NV (2014 base) Champagne Diapason Le Mesnil Blanc de Blancs

100% Chardonnay from the grand cru village of Le Mesnil sur Oger. Comprised of 52% 2014 fruit and 48% reserve wines. Disgorged 12/2/2020. Dosage 3.5g/l. Pale lemon yellow robe, fine bead soft mousse. Lemon oil, chalk, rainwater, sorrel, and apple skin. Salted lemon, citrus pith, lemon curd and quinine on the palate—mouthwatering, and electric. Fine energy and great sapid mineral core. The chalk is perfectly knit and well worn. Svelte and assured, long lingering finish. Very Mesnil and perfect balance. Lovely.

  • white sparkling
  • 8 in stock
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  • $79.99

  • Organic

Filaine (Fabrice Gass) NV Damery Cuvée Speciale Base 18

The tiny Champagne Filaine is one of our favorite Champagne houses.  And the singular Fabrice Gass is one of our favorite Champagne characters. His wines  are made up of  Pinot Noir/Chardonnay/Pinot Meunier from the south-facing village of Damery on the slope of the Grand Vallée de la Marne. The wines are made in the manner of 100 years ago. Fabrice farms without chemicals, ferments in wood, and due to the age of his barrels, naturally avoids malolactic fermentation.  This disgorgement is based on the 2018 vintage and balances nicely the classic richness of Damery and the ripeness of the vintage with a steely minerality. The palate balances ripe red fruit and a pervasive sense of chalkiness with a creamy texture on the broad, rich finish. John McIlwain

  • white sparkling
  • 14 in stock
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  • $79.99

  • Organic
  • rosé sparkling
  • 1 in stock
  • no discount
  • $57.99

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

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
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Laherte Frères NV Champagne Chavot Extra Brut Rosé de Meunier

Aurélien Laherte decided to retool his previous Brut Rosé Ultradition Champagne and focus on one exclusively made from Pinot Meunier. This Champagne combines 60% immediately pressed Meunier blended with 30% macerated Meunier and 10% still red Meunier (most rosé Champagnes only opt for one of these methods of production).  This wine has a deep salmon robe with delicate flavors of wild cherry, salty plum, dried tarragon, and a sharp streak of chalky minerality. A Champagne with both finesse and structure, you can serve this as an aperitif or pair this with lighter meats or a rare filet mignon! 

  • rosé sparkling
  • 47 in stock
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  • $49.99

  • Organic
  • white sparkling
  • 1 in stock
  • no discount
  • $72.99

Laherte Frères NV Blanc de Blancs Brut Nature

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

  • white sparkling
  • 72 in stock
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  • $49.99

  • Organic

Laherte Frères NV Champagne Brut Ultradition 375 ml

60% Pinot Meunier, 30% Chardonnay that doesn't go through malolactic fermentation, along with 10% Pinot Noir. There is a delicate red fruit quality — pale plums — but otherwise the high-toned Chardonnay comes through with a delightful lemon tone. Earthy salinity and minerals lead to a dry, mouth-watering finish. A large percentage of Meunier gives this Champagne a broad, rich, earthy character that matches very well with Beau Soleil oysters and Caviar. MSB

  • white sparkling
  • 1 in stock
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  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • white sparkling
  • 11 in stock
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  • $79.99

  • white sparkling
  • 11 in stock
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  • $64.99

Larmandier-Bernier NV (2014) Champagne 1er Cru Terre de Vertus BdB 1.5L Mag

One of the earliest proponents of biodynamic viticulture in the region, Larmandier-Bernier makes beautifully detailed, natural Champagnes of terroir. Terre de Vertus is sourced from the Les Barilles and Les Faucherets lieux-dits on the middle of the slope in Vertus. Fermented in a combination of tank and barrels, bottled without dosage.


  • white sparkling
  • 1 in stock
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  • $199.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Marguet Père and Fils NV Base 2017 Shaman Champagne Extra Brut

Majority Pinot Noir, with Chardonnay, bottled with no dosage or sulfur. There is plenty of drive and precision here to counter the richness and fine, savory, lifted finish. The spice and stony notes make this an excellent Champagne for dim sum or heartier fare, such as Peking duck, not to mention a cracking autumnal apéritif for a Thanksgiving feast!

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

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Marie-Courtin 2016 Champagne Extra-Brut Concordance Sans Soufre

We continue to be dazzled by the striking purity and expressiveness of the Dominique Moreau's wines. They show great balance between pure fruit and mineral detail with an ineffable suavity that tugs at the heart.  Comprised of 100% biodynamically farmed Pinot Noir  and vinified with native years  for the initial fermentation in addition to the prise de mousse and bottled without sulfur, this is a splendid natural Champagne full of red fruit and Pinot spice as well as a broad supple palate derived from the clay limestone soils and warmer Aube climate. John McIlwain

  • white sparkling
  • 2 in stock
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  • $99.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur
  • white sparkling
  • 2 in stock
  • no discount
  • $49.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Nowack, Flavien NV (Base 16) Champagne Extra Brut Les Bauchets Pinot Noir

100% Pinot Noir planted in 1983 from a southeast-facing plot comprised of sandy soils in Vandières on the right (northern) bank of the Marne River. The vin clair is fermented with native yeasts in vat and barrel without undergoing malolactic, the secondary fermentation is under cork.

*Pre-arrival, wine arrives 6/25.

  • white sparkling
  • 1 in stock
  • no discount
  • $74.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white sparkling
  • 9 in stock
  • no discount
  • $114.99

  • white sparkling
  • 11 in stock
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  • $31.99

Perseval, Thomas 2015 Chamery 1er cru La Pucelle Blanc de Noirs

La Pucelle is comprised of 90% Pinot Meunier and 10% Pinot Noir from the bottom of the slope in the eponymous lieu-dit. The vines date from 1961 and are planted in sandy, deep silt soils, which are farmed organically and lightly tilled twice a year, with grass allowed to grow between the vines. The vins clairs are fermented and aged in wood, undergo malolactic fermentation and are bottled unfiltered and unfined.

  • white sparkling
  • 1 in stock
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  • $104.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Perseval, Thomas 2015 Chamery 1er cru Le Village Blanc de Blancs

Le Village is 100% Chardonnay planted in 1986, located mid-slope in clay-limestone soils. Farmed organically, with light tilling in the Spring and mowing on the the cover crops in the summer. The vin clair is fermented with native yeasts in barrel with 10 months on the lees and bottled with low sulfur. Disgorged 02/2020.Thomas Perseval is one of my favorite of the new generation of Champenois. Soft-spoken and humble, he recognizes the way to the most interesting Champagne is thru conscientious farming. In a bit of shallow comparison on my part, the wines are nuanced and subtle, but quietly confident like the grower. 2015 is a difficult vintage and and a number of the wines can display a hard edge and asperity—cranky in layman’s terms—but Perseval’s are perhaps more accurately described as just a touch backwards. On opening Le Village is a bit sullen, showing more herbaceous that fruity, though that disappears with a quick decant. The nose offers pretty aromas of apple blossom, white peach fuzz, and a bit of lemon pith. The palate is coiled and initially inscrutable with stone and stone and green tea notes dominating,  but with air things become more textured and focused. Sure, there are subtle notes orchard fruit, apple skin and Meyer lemon oil, but there’s also a lovely pure ripeness that carries from attack to finish that lends charm and grace to the otherwise deeply mineral proceedings. There’s nascent complexity already on display (after the decant) and the first glass effortlessly begets a second pour. This makes for a nervy aperitif, but showed better still with a snow day cabbage and farro soup. And while quite lovely now, I suspect 3-5 years of post disgorgement aging will allow the elements to knit and for this to be a special bottle. John McIlwain

  • white sparkling
  • 4 in stock
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  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white sparkling
  • 4 in stock
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  • $189.99

  • white sparkling
  • 3 in stock
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  • rosé sparkling
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  • 6 in stock
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  • $114.99

Ruppert-Leroy 2018 Champagne Brut Nature Pinot Noir "Papillon"

 From a parcel of massale-selected Pinot Noir vines within the  Fosse Grely vineyard in Essoyes. Pretty aromas of peach skin, salted orange peel, and golden apple on the nose. The palate is lush and red-fruited with notes of Queen Anne cherry, spice, and wet stone. This combines fine concentration with a sapid, mineral core. Bottled without SO2. John McIlwain

  • white sparkling
  • 2 in stock
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  • $79.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur
  • white sparkling
  • 6 in stock
  • no discount
  • $189.99

Soreau, Hubert 2010 Champagne Brut Clos de l'Abbé Blanc de Blancs

Hubert Soreau is is a vigneron whose wine exemplifies the dedication of small growers to producing distinctive Champagnes of terroir. Farming just .49 ha near Epernay without chemicals, he produces tiny amounts of wine which ages in wood, sees long lees-aging under cork, and extended time in the cellar before release. The current Release of Le Clos l'Abbé (base 2010 with this bottling) is vinous,  savory, and layered.  The nose offers aromas  of lemon blossom, sea spray, beeswax, and chalk. The palate is rich and layered, with  a subtle, perfectly knit barrel influence  lending textural complexity to the mid-palate. This is a lovely blanc de blancs with pinpoint balance between the ripe fruit, briochey, biscuity nose, and salty chalkiness. Bottled without dosage. Disgorged summer, 2019. John McIlwain

  • white sparkling
  • 18 in stock
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  • $109.99

  • Organic
  • white sparkling
  • 3 in stock
  • no discount
  • $259.99

Suenen 2018 Base Champagne Grand Cru C + C Blanc de Blancs Extra-Brut

There's a great deal to admire in the Champagnes and ethic of Aurelien Suenen. His wines combine beautiful fruit with a frank minerality in a graceful way. This results from conscientious farming (Suenen has been in transition to organic certification since 2009), deft work in the cellar (native yeast fermentation, natural malolactic fermentation, moderate use of sulfur, and dosage determined by blind tasting trial). Aurelien's  releases display his desire to release Champagnes that articulate a sense of place. He notes that in Cramant there is different terroir expression in the wines from the high vineyards and the lower lying vineyards, with the vines planted in the latter proving to be more distinctly chalky. C + C, a blend of wines from Chouilly and Cramant tends to be richer and more briny than the Oiry bottling. Pale yellow robe with fine bead and soft mousse. Nose offers pretty aromas of golden apple skin, orange oil (that’s the Cramant talking) and apple blossom. The palate is concentrated with flavors of stone fruit, preserved lemon, and toast. In the mouth this is broad and expansive, but not lacking for energy or flair on the incisively chalky finish. This could use a bit of time to knit, but it’s certainly delicious now. The 2018 release was disgorged in June, 2021 and bottled with 4g/l dosage.

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

  • Organic

Suenen 2018 Base Champagne Oiry Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs Extra-Brut

Wines from the village of Oiry are typically sold under the Cramant designation (we haven't been able to find another Champagne with this single village designation, as yet), so this is a fine opportunity to taste Oiry's distinctive, chalky terroir. Aurelien's parcels contain some very old Chardonnay vines which make for some pungently mineral, stony wines. The vins clairs are fermented partially in barrel, spend nine months on the lees. The 2018 was disgorged in June of 2021 and bottled with 3 g/l dosage.

  • white sparkling
  • 39 in stock
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  • $72.99

  • Organic

Tarlant 2004 Champagne Vigne d'Antan Non-Greffée

From 80 year-old ungrafted Chardonnay vines--one of the only ungrafted vineyards in Champagne. Vinified in used barrique, no malo, very low sulfur, bottled without dosage. The current disgorgement spent 14 years and 9 months on the lees.

  • white sparkling
  • 2 in stock
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  • $299.99

  • Organic
  • white sparkling
  • 2 in stock
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  • $133.99

Tarlant NV Champagne Brut Zero (2012 base)

Comprised of 1/3 Chardonnay, 1/3 Pinot Noir, 1/3 Pinot Meunier. With a 2012 base  with reserve wines. Aged on lees for 6 years. Disgorged July 2019.  Bottled without dosage, this still has a fine sense of energy and depth on the palate due to great farming and long lees-aging. The nose tends towards orchard fruit, citrus peel, and pear skin, with fine biscuity after-aromas. The palate shows a fine bead and with a good balance of concentration, minerality, and a bracing, zesty finish.

  • white sparkling
  • 19 in stock
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  • $54.99

  • Organic
  • white sparkling
  • 1 in stock
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  • $149.99

  • white sparkling
  • 12 in stock
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  • $79.99

Cote-de-Beaune

  • 2 in stock
  • $59.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 16 in stock
  • $59.99

Lafouge 2019 Pommard 1er Cru Les Chanlins

Les Chanlins, a premier cru bordering Volnay, expresses the prettier side of Pommard. A continuation of Volnay Pitures (formerly known as Volnay Chanlins until 2006), the vineyard is steep with more limestone and pebbles rather than clay, producing wines which are typically more generous than backwards.

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $61.99

Morey, Pierre 2019 Monthelie

Historically, the Pierre Morey reds have gotten short shrift. Pierre is one of the greats. He helped pioneer biodynamics in the Cote de Beaune and was always hailed for his whites but his reds often felt a bit stingy and lean. With age they often developed into scintillating wines but patience was always required. However, under his daughter Anne's guidance the wines have become increasingly more accessible and satisfying in their youth, without sacrificing core material. This '19 Monthelie is sourced from six parcels, averaging more than sixty years old, and the vintage character is on full display. The vibrant red berry fruit is mouthfilling and full, with hints of fresh thyme, pomegranate seed and a quiet touch of wood spice. But the intensity and concentration is balanced by really tangy zippy acid, almost like a cherry lime rickey. We tasted this as a team and were totally charmed, putting away the bottle in short order. Sam Ehrlich

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $64.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • red
  • 10 in stock
  • $89.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $174.99

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • no discount
  • $19.99

Rateau 2020 Beaune Les Prevoles

Jean-Claude Rateau's domain has been Biodynamic since 1979 and produces lovely light-bodied, old fashioned Burgundies. The 2020 Beaune Les Prévoles (a lieu-dit below 1er Cru Chouacheux and les Tuvilains) shows beautiful ripe aromas of cherry and black raspberry with rose, earth, citrus and brown spice.  The palate is chalky, ripe and sapid, showing the density of the 2020s but with lovely brightness and balance, with lush berry fruits enveloping firm acidity and mineral flavors. Really a lovely wine and quite delicous now, full and ripe enough for grilled meats, as well as chicken and pork dishes and cheeses such as morbier, tomme de savoie. This should benefit from a bit of aging but is quite beautiful as a young wine, best perhaps 2023 - 2030.  David Lillie

  • red
  • 14 in stock
  • $38.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Rateau 2020 Hautes-Côtes de Beaune Rouge

 Jean-Claude Rateau makes this lovely, light-bodied Burgundy from a small parcel of 50 year-old vines in AOC Hautes Côtes de Beaune, certified biodynamic, "lyre ouverte" pruning.  The 2020 shows a bright red/garnet color, with very pretty aromas of tart cherry and raspberry with hints of rose, spice and violet. The palate is light but sapid, and beautifully flavored with bright cherry, red currant and raspberry fruit supported by fresh acidity. There is excellent length of berry fruits, mineral flavors and citrusy acids in the finish. This is an elegant Pinot Noir to serve cool with chicken and game birds, fish in sauce, grilled pork and mild cheeses - just delicious!  David Lillie

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $28.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 23 in stock
  • $41.99

Seguin-Manuel 2019 Bourgogne Rouge

Seguin-Manuel has flown under the radar for many years, making really pretty elegant Burgundies in both colors. They farm organically, use a minimum of new oak and produce wines tate spak of their origins. This is an excellent Bourgogne, with understated red and black cherry skin and fruit, a touch of eucalyptus and an intensely chalky, dusty mineral finish, with a little touch of red sherbert.  -SE

  • red
  • 43 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Organic

Cote-de-Nuit

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $79.99

Chevillon, Robert 2018 Bourgogne Passetoutgrains

When it comes to Burgundy, Chevillon is in the hall of fame. The wines may have gotten more expensive, but there is no doubt that the family is still at the very top of the Nuits Saint Georges pyramid.  And like every great domaine, the wines are excellent from the most humble appellation to the grandest. Chevillon's Passetoutgrains is a CSW favorite. Always full of vibrant red fruit, white pepper and the kind of black tea and leafy notes  that set NSG just a little bit apart from its neighbors. Give this a quick decant when you take the turkey out of the oven to rest and it'll wow everyone at dinner. Sam Ehrlich

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $47.99

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  • 1 in stock
  • $54.99

  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $99.99

Domaine Trapet 2019 Cote de Nuits-Village Meix Fringuet

This comes from thirty-year old vines around Marsannay and is a relatively new cuvee at Trapet, produced only since 2016. A little quiet just at opening, this came to life magnificently over the course of 45 minutes. Brambly red fruit and spicy notes up front, with gentle suave tannins and plenty of lift and cut from the limestone. This is quite elegant and will age well for the next five to ten years. Sam Ehrlich

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $54.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $79.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $129.99

Lignier, Hubert 2018 Gevrey-Chambertin Regnard

From vines between forty and seventy years old, this should be a fairly exuberant expression of Gevrey.

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $99.99

Lignier, Hubert 2018 Morey St. Denis Trilogie

From three outstanding parcels of village-level Morey Saint Denis, including Clos Solon and Chenevery, with vines between 50 and 85 years old. This wine is often easily the equal of many producers 1er Crus.

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $104.99

Magnien, Stephane 2019 Morey-Saint-Denis "Grains Fins"

The Morey-Saint-Denis "Grains Fins" is another new cuvée from Stephane Magnien, first made in 2016, and it's an absolutely delicious wine! It's made from young vines of Pinot Fin, the old smaller-berried variety of Pinot Noir, in the vineyards of "Bas-Chenevery" and "Crais-Gillon" on gravelly soils. There is a 12-month elevage in mostly old barrels, followed by 4 months in cuve inox - only 200 cases were made.

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $55.99

Magnien, Stephane 2019 Morey-Saint-Denis Vieilles Vignes

2019 is a superb vintage for Stéphane Magnien and in particular for his Morey-Saint-Denis "Vieilles Vignes," from  45 to 65 year-old vines in "Clos Slon" and "Cognes" on clay/limestone soils.  The wine shows deep, elegant blackberry and black cherry aromas, quite floral with mineral and meaty notes. The palate is ripe and dense with blackberry/cherry fruit with hints of earth, citrus and spice, pure, long and well-structured with firm tannins and chalky acidity. Excellent length of black fruits with stone and mineral flavors.  Decant to drink now with a nice steak, best to hold three to five years, drink till 2035+ as this will be a superb mature Burgundy

  • red
  • 7 in stock
  • $55.99

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  • 10 in stock
  • $44.99

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  • 1 in stock
  • $1,399.99

  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • $94.99

Germany

Adam, A.J. 2019 Mosel Riesling Dhroner Hofberg Réserve

Dhroner Hofberg Trocken "Réserve" AP  no. 25945810921

  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $114.99

  • Organic

Adam, A.J. 2020 Mosel Dhroner Hofberg Riesling GG

A. J. Adam 2020 Dhroner Hofberg Grosses Gewächs AP no. 2 594 581 07 21

  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $74.99

  • Organic
  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $32.99

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

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Breuer, George 2019 Rauenthal Estate Riesling Trocken

Bottled under screw cap. The palate is a very pale yellow with greenish flecks. Aromatically unrevealing verging on dumb upon opening. With air the nose reveal pretty aromas of white peach, Mirabelle plum, be pollen and herbs. The palate is a touch more expansive that of the Rudesheim Estate bottling, with a bit more gras, but slightly less tension. Notwithstanding, flavors of stone fruit, citrus peel, wet rock, and green tea dominate with notes of malt, pollen, and peach skin making up the balance of the profile. This is a touch more overtly ripe with a  suspicion of sweetness cloaking the salty, vibrant core of stone within. This is by no means flabby, but one does get the sense that with time in the cellar for the ripeness to integrate with the structure, this could really over-perform its class. A fine pairing with risotto with yellow peppers and green beans. Lovely bottle with plenty of charm and an excellent upside. John McIlwain

  • white
  • 4 in stock
  • $31.99

  • Organic

Breuer, George 2019 Rüdesheim Estate Riesling Trocken

Bottled under screw cap. The wine has a pale-yellow green robe. Upon opening the nose is a bit reticent and shows a touch of reduction. Aromas of citrus oil, apricot, and Rainier cherry with wisps of mineral smoke and crushed herbs emerge with air. The palate is lithe and racy with a juicy, piquant, medium-length finish with just enough salty sea breeze elements to shade this to the savory side of the flavor spectrum. A bonny companion to a cucumber salad with smoked salmon and an herb-mustard dressing. This is excellent currently, but should benefit from another couple of years in the cellar. Lovely juice! John McIlwain

  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $33.99

  • Organic

Busch, Clemens 2019 Mosel Pündericher Marienburg Riesling Grosses Gewächs

The Marienburg GG comes an all from gray slate parcel. Fermented with native yeast. Aged in fuder, bottled with low sulfur. The 2019 Clemens Busch Pündericher Marienburg Riesling Großes Gewächs has a pale green-yellow robe. The nose offers an attractive array of wild flower and red fruit aromas, with hints of orange oil, ginger, and wet slate. The palate is concentrated and coiled, with ripe orchard fruit entwines with a firm mineral core on a long, persistent finish. This is only showing nascent complexity, but is showing great promise and should really begin strutting its stuff with another 3-5 years in the bottle and beyond. John McIlwain

  • white
  • 13 in stock
  • $59.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Dreissigacker 2020 Rheinhessen Riesling Trocken

Jochen Dreissigacker took over his family's estate in 2001 and works organically (certified). The entry-level trocken a mix of estate and purchased grapes (all organic), from mostly south/southeast-facing sites on loess and loam. Fermented with native yeasts and aged in stainless steel tank.Pale gold in the glass. Cool-toned and savory on the nose, with aromas of crushed herbs, honeysuckle, and flint. Dry and lively on the palate with fine mineral cut and mouth-watering acidity highlighted by red apple and stone fruit flavors, with a salty core and a bright minty coolness on the finish. John McIlwain



  • white
  • 24 in stock
  • $22.99

  • Organic
  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $29.99

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $42.99

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

  • white
  • 10 in stock
  • $36.99

  • white
  • 13 in stock
  • $22.99

  • white sweet
  • 2 in stock
  • $249.99

Knauss 2018 Württemberg Red Pure

The wine has a densely purple core, with lighter violet on the edges. The nose has rich aromas of candied raspberry and blackberry, dense green herbs, and pungent dark flowers. The palate is plummy, with a dash of tart cherry, green stems and a vibrant mineral undertone. Wonderfully fresh acidity, along with some chewy tannin, balance out the mouthfeel. A great, bold red with a crunchy core and wild fruit - drink today!


  • red
  • 27 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur
  • white off-dry
  • 2 in stock
  • $32.99

  • white sweet
  • 6 in stock
  • $44.99

  • Organic
  • white off-dry
  • 6 in stock
  • $51.99

  • Organic

Lauer, Peter 2020 Saar Ayler Kupp Riesling Stirn Fass 15

Southwest facing Fass 15, Stirn (forehead), comes from near the top of the Ayler Kupp where the hill curves around. The cooler, windier microclimate and meager soils allow for a later harvest, with the resulting wine offering more fruit and generosity.

  • white off-dry
  • 6 in stock
  • $44.99

  • Organic

Lauer, Peter 2020 Saar Ayler Kupp Riesling Unterstenberg Fass 12

Covered in eroded gray slate, the south-southwest facing Unterstenberg lieu-dit is the site on the Ayler Kupp that has some of the most water retention due to its location at the foot of the hillside. Fermented to just off-dry in 2020.

  • white
  • 18 in stock
  • $37.99

  • Organic

Lauer, Peter 2020 Saar Ayler Kupp Riesling Fass 8 Kabinett

Also from the Kupp the Fass 8 Kabinett boasts 50 grams residual sugar with about 10 grams acidity.

  • white off-dry
  • 8 in stock
  • $36.99

  • Organic

Lauer, Peter 2020 Saar Ayler Kupp Riesling Fass 6 'Senior'

Lauer ‘Senior’ is Florian’s nod to making a style of wine his grandfather (Peter Lauer Sr.) would enjoy. His aim is to make a feinherb, wine for the table from 70-year-old, ungrafted vines on the Kupp.Just a bit drier than Feinherb and a shade sweeter than trocken, Lauer ‘Senior’ offers a fine entry in the the Lauer lineup with just a bit more sap and substance than the delicious Barrel X. The wines is a pale yellow with shades of green. The nose offers an array of citrus peel, cool herb, bracken, and green tea aromas. The just-shy-of-midweight palate features tangerine and grapefruit peel flavors with notes of white cherry, lime skin and salt with a note of phenolic bitterness on the the rising, lifting finish. The pinpoint balance between savory mineral character and thirst-slaking fruit and acidity is compelling and beckons for another swirl and another sip. Time in the glass brings a distinct saline quality to the fore. Great energy and value at this level and fabulous with a lemon risotto with shrimp and an arugula salad, though this can navigate the holiday table with ease. John McIlwain

  • white off-dry
  • 3 in stock
  • $27.99

  • Organic

Lauer, Peter 2020 Saar Ayler Kupp Riesling Kern Fass 9

From old vines (70 year-old +) across the Kupp.  Per Vom Boden, "Kern" is named after the 19th century industrialist that cleared this more-western part of the Kupp. Typically bottled  off-dry.

  • white off-dry
  • 3 in stock
  • $47.99

  • Organic

Lauer, Peter 2020 Saar Ayler Kupp Riesling Neuenberg Fass 17

From midslope on the Kupp. Fermented nearly dry in 2020.

  • white
  • 8 in stock
  • $59.99

  • Organic
  • white medium-sweet
  • 1 in stock
  • $39.99

Lauer, Peter 2020 Saar Ayler Riesling Fass 3 Feinherb

A feingerb bottling from across the Kupp. Bottled just off-dry under screwcap.

  • white off-dry
  • 8 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic

Lauer, Peter 2020 Saar Ayler Riesling Kabinett Fass 87 "Special Edition"

Given the propensity of the vintage to produce wonderful Kabinetts, "Fass 87" is a village level Kabinett, if you will and a first time release for us.

  • white off-dry
  • 12 in stock
  • $32.99

  • Organic

Loewen, Carl 2018 Mosel Riesling Thörnich Ritsch Auslese

A fantastic Auslese from a warmer vintage: subtle and elegant nose of herbs and ripe citrus with no botrytis, the palate is layered and fresh, stone fruit and deep minerality with lemon candy and delicate florals. A bottle to cellar for at least ten years to begin to see the balance and intricacy of this wine. Cari Bernard

  • white medium-sweet
  • 4 in stock
  • $49.99

  • Organic

Melsheimer 2019 Mosel Riesling Handwerk

Thorsten Melsheimer has been farming organically in the Mosel since 1995 (certified ECOVIN) and became Demeter (biodynamic) certified in 2013. The 'Handwerk' is actually a blend of three different barrels: a QBA trocken, Kabinett, and Spätlese. Off dry, and high-toned with a fine bead of mineral character within, brimming with energy and perfect for the soft shell crab, flowering chives, or soy sauce noodles at Great New York Noodletown, or your favorite neighborhood Chinese spot.

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

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Schaefer, Willi 2018 Mosel Graacher Domprobst Riesling BA 375ml

When there's Beerenauslese available from this legendary estate, you just say yes. (AP 16) Cari Bernard

  • white sweet
  • 1 in stock
  • $289.99

  • white sweet
  • 1 in stock
  • $289.99

Stein 2020 Mosel Alfer Hölle Riesling Spätlese 1900

The Alfer Hölle Riesling 1900 comes from a small parcel of about 1000 vines planted in 1900 and thought to be the second oldest vines in the Mosel. This year's model is delicately off-dry and filigreed, a Spätlese-Feiherb, if you want to categorize it. Year after year Alfer Hölle 1900 startles us with its combination of soaring aromatics, old vine concentration, and seeming weightlessness. A truly magical wine from a special place.

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $64.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • white off-dry
  • 9 in stock
  • $44.99

Stein 2020 Mosel St. Aldegunder Palmberg Terrassen Ries Kab Trocken

A kabinett trocken positively begging for superlatives and far-fetched analogies Uli Stein's 2020 Palmberg Alte Reben is sourced from steep parcel of 90+ year-old un-grafted vines. Decidedly pale yellow robe. The most ebullient nose of the wines: white flowers, bee pollen, apple blossom, honeysuckle nectar, underripe white peach skin, a faint hint of acacia honey (were it not sweet) and salt (whew!). The palate is the most dynamic and concentrated, seeming to reach skyward and plumb firmly the mineral depths of the site simultaneously. The mid-weight, dry palate offers flavors of salted plum, peach pit, orange oil, salt, and lady apple, girded by a firm slatey core and imbued with wave upon wave of white and yellow orchard fruit flavors, giving way to a savory, palate-staining finish. This is excellent but only revealing a hint of what’s to come. This is showy and long without seeming flashy and cries out more time in the cellar to allow the dry extract and fruit to knit with the crystalline structure. Beautiful stuff and worth tucking away for the 5-10 years and beyond.

  • white
  • 23 in stock
  • $34.99

  • Organic

Stein, Ulli 2018 Mosel Cabernet Sauvignon 'vom Berg'

It still seems like the beginning to an odd wine story—but it’s 100% true—what happens when a soulful Mosel iconoclast plants Cabernet Sauvignon out of curiosity (not to mention thumbing his nose at the wine authorities) and a warming climate results in a beautiful wine? Well, I’m here to report for the second vintage in a row, we have a wine that will set both old school Cali Cab lovers and German wine nerds hearts aflutter. It’s the return of legitimately savory, fresh, mineral Cabernet. Boasting a just purple (not inky, thank you very much!) robe and a civilized 13.5% abv., this wine is clearly intended for the table. The nose is awash with aromas of black currant, hedge fruit, cigar box (oh, that cedar!), wet slate, and just a whiff of green olive. The palate is racy and herbaceous—but by no means lean—offering a pinpoint balance between sapid underbrush and stony notes and cool-toned blue and black fruit flavors with ripe tannins and mouthwatering acidity. And far from seeming austere, this shows great persistence and élan on a long and startlingly mineral finish. Nothing shouts or brags here, but as with most of Ulli’s wines there’s an extra dimension at play that surprises and delights, but also inspires an emotional response. That this frisson is tied to a Mosel Cabernet of all things is unexpected, but for Stein somehow completely in character. Lovely stuff and for folks who revel in iconoclasm and traditional (pre-90s) Cabernet, essential. John McIlwain

  • red
  • 21 in stock
  • $49.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Vollenweider 2018 Mosel Riesling Wolfer Goldgrube Kabinett

A touch of sponti on opening. But with a good amount of air a beautiful nose emerges, apple blossom, Meyer lemon peel, bee pollen, dance with aromas of green tea and wet stone. There’s a touch of dissolved CO2 on the palate—you know, old school Mosel Riesling. The palate is distinctly stony, and I’d venture slatey. Piggybacking on all that stone are flavors of green apple skin, umeboshi, and quince, with all the lift and sparkling energy inherent in a Mosel Kabinett. Lifted and lithe, bright and brisk, this is lovely stuff. I’d give it a few years to knit the fruit, stone, and reductive elements, but this is lovely stuff and should age effortlessly. Vollenweider is a master of Pradikat wines (not to mention, a wonderful person) and any true Riesling lover should consider his wines for their cellar. I can’t wait to drink this with crab cakes, softshell crab, or a bowl of shrimp and Geechie Boy Mills grits. John McIlwain

  • white off-dry
  • 7 in stock
  • $34.99

  • Organic
  • white off-dry
  • 1 in stock
  • $32.99

  • white sweet
  • 6 in stock
  • $49.99

  • white
  • 4 in stock
  • $79.99

  • white
  • 12 in stock
  • $72.99

Wasenhaus 2019 Baden Weissburgunder

Organically farmed Weissburgunder from loess and volcanic soils on the Kaiserstuhl. Whole cluster pressed. Aged for 12 months in neutral barrel, followed by 6 months in stainless steel with minimal sulfur addition after malolactic fermentation, per importer.

  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $44.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white medium-sweet
  • 1 in stock
  • $99.99

  • Organic

Weiser-Künstler 2020 Mosel Riesling Trarbacher Schlossberg Kabinett

Pale green/yellow robe. A bit of dissolved CO2 and a touch of reduction (more than sponti), but a brisk decant and this blows off. The nose offers cool toned aromas of lime zest, lemon blossom, cool herbs—is that fennel?— and sea spray. The palate shows a bit of the ripeness of the vintage, not screaming with acidity, but a bit of dry extract that takes a minute (or 20) to settle in before a punchy mineral/salty core reveals itself. On the palate there’s plenty of white fruit and a faint nectar-ish sweetness, but there’s a sapid bitterness (Champagne grower Olivier Horiot terms mineral expression in Riceys), rather than acidity, which seems apt in the the glass. And while this doesn’t display leanness of cooler vintages, it comes off as “complete.” If one were to insist upon a vintage comparison in recent-ish memory, 2005 comes to mind. It was a year that didn’t struggle for ripeness, but seemed a bit fleshy relative to the tangy 2004s. That said, anyone who has opened a 2005 recently, can probably affirm there is beautiful balance between ripeness and terroir expression on the wines currently and I can’t imagine they’re looking to unload any bottles they’re holding. There’s real depth here and this is deeply satisfying with a salad of smoked salmon and cucumbers with an herb mustard crème fraîche dressing. John McIlwain

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

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Italy Piedmont

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $49.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $179.99

Azienda Agricola 499 2018 Coste Dei Fre Langhe Freisa

The 499 Friesa is one of the softest examples of this grape that I’ve ever tasted. In the glass, it shows a dark ruby color. The nose is savory, with all the classic smells of Piedmont - earth, herbs, and fresh red fruits. There are wispy aromas of smoke and black pepper, clear signs of this rustic variety. The palate delivers rich and fruity flavors of red plum, warm cherry, and semi-bitter anise. Medium tannin and moderate acidity create blanketing structure.

  • red
  • 43 in stock
  • $25.99

  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • $39.99

Barale 2016 Barolo Castellero

Castellero is located in the village of Barolo, between the more famous vineyards of Bussia and Cannubi. This steep slope is composed of well-draining calcareous marl which are perfectly suited to Nebbiolo. This site is planted to the historic Michet, Rosè and Lampia clones of Nebbiolo, and propagated by massale selection. The Castellero is deeper and shows more concentration than the normale bottling, with notes of cherry, red forest fruit, dried spices, herbs, floral notes of rose and violet, sweet spice, and undergrowth. Pair with roasted red meat or game, or cellar for a few decades.  -Oskar Kostecki

  • red
  • 18 in stock
  • $59.99

  • Organic
  • red
  • 15 in stock
  • $19.99

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $44.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $44.99

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $49.99

Bricco Ernesto 2018 Vino Rosso (Nebbiolo - Roero)

To my taste I would have to guess this was a Barbaresco, but a Barbaresco of great finesse and elegance. If there’s a place in the wine to determine that you’re elsewhere, it might be the unbelievably suave and ripe tannins of the Bricco Ernesto. Aromatically the wine is expansive and rich, a lovely combo of dark cherry fruit and earthy Nebbiolo florality and earthiness. The palate is bright and intense, with an incredibly complex finish – a burst of black cherry, amaro-like herbs, citrus, balsam, and that very fine tannin to extend everything. This is a much deeper and more serious Roero wine than one would ever expect. It is, by any definition, a natural wine, completely unmanipulated, and with a final SO2 level of 27mg. Pretty brilliant wine, in my book, and it will be really interesting to see how it develops. I have a very high opinion of just two other Roero producers (Chiesa, and Val del Prete), but Bricco Ernesto is a game-changer. Jamie Wolff

  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $54.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 15 in stock
  • $54.99

  • Organic
  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • $36.99

  • red
  • 14 in stock
  • $59.99

  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $94.99

  • red
  • 36 in stock
  • $28.00

Cantina del Lupo 2019 Monferrato DOC Nebbiolo

Made from organically farmed grapes, by one of the Langhe’s largest organic vineyard owners, with vines on the margins of the great sites of Barolo and Barbaresco. They make more than they can sell under their own label, so we’ve lucked-out: the wine is delicious, ready to drink, and a great buy at the price. Classic Nebbiolo, with roses and a hint of dried red cherries, earthy forest floor, and fine acidity.

  • red
  • 19 in stock
  • $17.99

  • Organic

Cantina del Lupo 2020 Piemonte Grignolino "Grignole"

Very engaging on the nose, like uncovering a bowl of strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries while a breeze of light flowers and green grass stirs on a summer afternoon. Really, if the aromatics of this wine don't put a smile on your face, I don't know what will. The color is a translucent rhubarb hue. On the palate, there is vibrant acidity and only a minuscule tannic touch. The fruit on the tongue has more of an edge than it does on the nose, with tangy red cherry and crisp red apple. Edgy but deliciously fresh. David Hatzopoulos

  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $14.99

  • Organic

Cascina delle Rose 2018 Barbaresco Rio Sordo

From Nebbiolo planted to the calcareous limestone and sandy soils of the Rio Sordo vineyard in Barbaresco. Vines planted in 1978 and see no chemical herbicides. All fruit is picked by hand. Alcoholic fermentation and skin maceration lasted 14 days, before malo began. Aged in Slavonian oak cask (10-17 hl) for 22 months before being aged in bottle for 8 months. This is a darker, more concentrated Barbaresco, with wonderful earthy flavors and plummy fruit.

  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $85.99

  • Organic

Cascina delle Rose 2018 Barbaresco Tre Stelle

From Nebbiolo planted to the calcareous limestone and sandy soils of the Tre Stelle vineyard in Barbaresco. Fermented with skins for three weeks before moving to Slavonian botti (10-20HL) for 18 months. Aged in bottle before release. The Tre Stelle is Cascina delle Rose's more elegent style of Barbaresco. It is more floral, more red fruited, with a touch more mineral zip, than the Rio Sordo bottling.

  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • $85.99

  • Organic
  • red
  • 24 in stock
  • $36.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $54.99

Cascina Luisin 2018 Langhe Nebbiolo Maggiur

Grapes from a small parcel in San Rocco Seno d'elvis in Alba. Grapes fermented naturally in concrete and aged for a year in large casks. The color of this Nebbiolo shows a clean cranberry core and lovely, burnt red edges. On the nose, aromas of red cherry, green herbs, and elegant floral tones combine with darker smells of orange rind, black pepper, and a touch of smoke. Plump flavors on the palate of cherry, savory citrus, and salt, leading to a bite of black tea. Structurally, this Nebbiolo has a mineral center, with a fantastic ounce of tender richness, healthy acidity and soft tannin. Truly out of this world! David Hatzoopulos

  • red
  • 23 in stock
  • $32.99

  • Organic
  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $49.99

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $49.99

  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $27.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $19.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $44.99

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $109.99

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $59.99

Colombera & Garella 2019 Coste della Sesia

This vibrant red 70% Nebbiolo, 15% Vespolina, and 15% Croatina. Cristiano Garella teamed up with Giacomo and Carlo Colombera to produce wines in the Northeastern corner of the Piedmont, known as Alto-Piemonte. Christiano had been associated with a few producers in the area, focused on revitalizing a once-prominent wine producing region, and Carlo had been growing grapes in Bramaterra since the 90s. The bottle comes from the appellation of Coste Della Sesia, with volcanic-sandy soils. The vines have Southwestern exposure and have an average age of 40 years. All fruit is picked by hand and ferments for 14 days in stainless steel without temperature control. The wine ages for 10 to 12 months in used barriques before bottling. Aromas of redcurrant  and strawberry contrasts those of graphite, bell pepper, mint. The palate has dark plum, ripe black cherry and spicy, cracked black pepper. High acid and strong tannin last in the mouth long after the sip. A lovely chew. The finish has a hint of sour blackberry, bolstered by a snappy mineral drive. Great wine! David Hatzopoulos

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $26.99

  • Organic
  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $449.99

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $49.99

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $299.99

  • red
  • 11 in stock
  • $299.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $89.99

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $49.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $49.99

Fratelli Alessandria 2017 Barolo

Same story, different wines: I would have 'normally' tasted these in Piedmont in May. Over the last few years I've fallen in love with the Alessandria wines, and I'm completely confident that I will love their 2016s. I'm going to buy some of each for myself, if that's a testimonial. You may have noticed that we don't use outside taster's notes, but for what it's worth I'm told that this set of wines got serious rave reviews...The Barolo is 'typically' a blend of about 10% Gramolere, and 4 Verduno vineyards: Boscato, Neirane, Pisapola, and Riva Roca, Jamie Wolff

  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $59.99

  • Organic
  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $79.99

  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $99.99

  • red
  • 10 in stock
  • $74.99

  • red
  • 19 in stock
  • $27.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $44.99

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $49.99

  • red
  • 22 in stock
  • $31.99

Iuli 2019 Vino Rosso 'Natalin' Grignolino

Grignolino farmed organically from a few parcels owned and rented by Fabrizio Iuli. Fabrizio is the only winemaker in the village of Montaldo di Cerrina, carrying on a tradition started by his grandfather, who planted vines in the 1930s. Fabrizio's first vintage was in 1998 and he is proud of the classic Piedmontese wines he creates. The Natalin is fermented in cement with native yeasts. Aged in cement for around 7 months. The  Natalin 2019 is a lovely shade of black cherry in the glass. On the nose, this Grignolino has beautifully unique fruit, with the scent of pungent ruby red grapefruit and small forest plums, with accents of smoke and fresh violets. On the palate, there is blood orange, with juicy red currant, and a minerally earthiness. Structurally, the wine is set by fantastic tannic form, with a zing of medium acidity. David Hatzopoulos

  • red
  • 13 in stock
  • $22.99

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

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $44.99

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $44.99

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  • 1 in stock
  • $44.99

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $269.99

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  • 1 in stock
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  • red
  • 11 in stock
  • $749.99

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  • 4 in stock
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  • 6 in stock
  • $47.99

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  • 1 in stock
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  • 6 in stock
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  • red
  • 3 in stock
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  • 1 in stock
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  • 4 in stock
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  • 2 in stock
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  • 2 in stock
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  • 3 in stock
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  • 3 in stock
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  • red
  • 1 in stock
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  • red
  • 1 in stock
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  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • no discount
  • $59.99

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $49.99

  • red off-dry sparkling
  • 14 in stock
  • no discount
  • $19.99

Sandri, Elio (Cascina Disa) 2018 Barbera d'Alba

This needed some air, after which it was delicious, open and light-to-medium bodied, with fine balance. Very good indeed. Jamie Wolff

  • red
  • 7 in stock
  • $26.99

  • Organic

Sandri, Elio (Cascina Disa) 2018 Barbera d'Alba 1.5 L

This needed some air, after which it was delicious, open and light-to-medium bodied, with fine balance. Very good indeed. Jamie Wolff

  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • $49.99

  • Organic

Sandri, Elio (Cascina Disa) 2018 Langhe Nebbiolo

Elio Sandri is still not the household name he deserves to be considering the extremely high quality of his wines. This bottling is entirely from grapes within Barolo that did not get selected for the eponymous bottling, so he uses them for this more entry-level bottling, ferments in steel, then ages in a combination of neutral wood and tanks for a short time. The nose is savory with notes of dried earth, sun-dried tomato, rhubarb, oregano, and the palate has more freshness, salinity, and present, but approachable tannins that make this a great current drinking Nebbiolo, especially with heartier fare. Michelle DeWyngaert

  • red
  • 60 in stock
  • $27.99

  • Organic
  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $49.99

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $86.99

  • red
  • 34 in stock
  • $21.99

Trediberri 2020 Dogliani Bricco Molea (Dolcetto)

 Dogliani is a small town south and west of Barolo, which gives its name to a DOCG wine zone – a ‘Dogliani’ must be made from Dolcetto (life was a little simpler for everyone when the wines were called “Dolcetto di Dogliani”, but the marketers won that conversation). The zone of Dogliani, is considered the best area for Dolcetto (which not so long ago was more expensive than Nebbiolo) where Dolcetto was historically given the best sites, whereas in Barolo and Barbaresco Dolcetto is generally relegated to lesser positions in the vineyards – “Bricco”, as in Bricco Molea, means the top part of the hill, which receives the most sun and ripens best.There are plenty of contemporary Doglianis that are an attempt to make what Italians call ‘important’ wines, and thus are dark, extracted, and often oaky; Trediberri’s Dogliani is a more traditional style, intended to be fresh and lively, a wine for food, for every day, to open a meal, to drink while your Barolo ages. But this is no simple wine, and it has remarkable aromatic complexity with bright current-like fruit, white flowers, chalk, and a deep savory aspect – altogether mouth-watering. It’s very appealing on the palate, light-midweight and with the fruit in balance with chalk, and expressing a strong sense of place. From vines that are 50-70 years old; fermented in concrete for about 10 days, and aged in a combo of concrete and steel. A killer Dolcetto!  Jamie Wolff

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $18.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 27 in stock
  • $24.99

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $49.99

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $239.99

Italy Tuscany

Fornacina 2015 Brunello di Montalcino

I've tried to resist the temptation of a potential cliché, but: this made me think of Burgundy, because this is a really elegant Brunello with no sign of heat, beautiful balance – it’s intense, but not at all too rich, with good lift, and a clear sense of place. I’ve tasted Fornacina for about 10 years now, and terroir emerges in the wine; the relatively high altitude (400+ meters), and the high PH of the galestro soil, must play a role in how fresh the wine is, even in a hot vintage like 2015. The wine is very fragrant with “frutti di bosco”, or forest fruits (wild strawberry, blackberry, etc), clay and “sotto bosco”, or forest floor – leafy and earthy. After 4+ hours open, it’s showing even better: a very refined wine, aromatic, dynamic, and delicious. Jamie Wolff

  • red
  • 43 in stock
  • $49.99

  • Organic

Fornacina 2018 Rosso di Montalcino

A nice lively translucent color; both savory and meaty red fruit on the nose; very bright cranberry and current fruit on the palate, and somehow both powerful and elegant. After 4+ hours the wine relaxed and opened to become really drinkable – a very fine Rosso. Jamie Wolff

  • red
  • 15 in stock
  • $28.99

  • Organic

Gioventu 2019 Chianti

Gioventu Chianti comes from Michael Schmeltzer, the man behind our beloved Monte Bernardi wines. As expected, this wine is fantastic - worth so much more than the $16 price per bottle. From younger vines (planted in 2010) of Sangiovese, Canaiolo, and Ciliegiolo. After the grapes are crushed, the wine ferments naturally in cement tanks. Aging in also in cement and lasts 12 months. There is no fining or filtering before bottling. The color of the wine shows a burgundy center, becoming a clearer, burnt red on the edges. The nose is bold, with complex layers of fruit and earth. Aromas of black cherry, dark red flowers, and crushed, loamy rocks are at the core, with spicy, woodsy smells of milled black pepper and autumnal dried leaves right above it. The palate is focused on savory fruits of blackberry, cherry, and red citrus, freshened by a zing of clean minerality. Structure-wise,  this wine has power, with long lasting acidity, and tannin on the top of the gums and down the tongue. An incredibly delicious wine! Paired wonderfully with taco truck carnitas and al pastor on day two... David Hatzopoulos

  • red
  • 29 in stock
  • $15.99

  • Organic

I Fabbri 2016 Chianti Classico Riserva

100% Sangiovese, 13.5° alcohol, vinified in concrete and aged in old wood ranging from tonneau to 30HL botte. And wow! Very aromatic – delicately floral, bright fruit, stony. On the palate a lovely light texture and beautiful balance, again very stony, with sweet raspberry, thyme, olive, and slightly grainy tannins that add complexity. Very, very good, old school wine – I’m brought back to why I fell for Chianti in the first place. After a few days open still beautifully lifted and complex – my kind of wine. 111 points. Jamie Wolff

  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $38.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 19 in stock
  • $22.99

  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • $59.99

  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $59.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $44.99

Lecci e Brocchi 2016 Chianti Classico Riserva

From organically-farmed vines planted in red Galestro soils. The 2016 Chianti Classico Riserva Il Chiorba has a bright ruby robe. The nose offers an effusive mélange of wild raspberry, rose petal, sour cherry, freshly fallen leaves, a bit of iron and dried flowers. The palate displays fine brightness and acidity, with succulent tart red fruit flavors, a sapid mineral core,  and a long, mouthwatering finish. Delicious now, the pinpoint balance has me expecting a fine upside in the intermediate future. This is shows great flair and is what I want in a Chianti. Highly recommended. John McIlwain

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $28.99

  • Organic
  • red
  • 7 in stock
  • $12.99

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Organic

Monte Bernardi 2016 Chianti Classico Riserva Sa'etta

A Chianti Classico Riserva that pushes tender dark fruit and fresh earth into leading roles. 100% Sangiovese from the Sa'etta Vineyard on the Monte Bernardi estate in Panzano. This single vineyard has southern exposure, boasts soils of shale and limestone, and maintains vines of 40(+) years of age. The area is described by the producer's website as having the "best position, exposure, and terrain on the estate." The choicest grapes are picked by hand from vines tended with biodynamic practices. Once moved to the winery, natural fermentation begins in large oak casks. After malo naturally occurs in Austrian and German oak, the wine ages in wood for 18-30 months. Bottle aging before release is a minimum of 12 months. The wine is unfiltered. Powerful and full, the color in glass is black at the core, with dark burgundy edges. The nose is a basket of fresh black olives, sage leaves,  bushy stems of oregano, dried dark cherries and milled cocoa. Large ripe plums and dates are the foundation to a dish of flavors that also include less forward notes of Provencal herbs and subtle black tea. There is an overarching "of-the-earth" quality, aromatically and flavor-wise, that makes this Sa'etta '16 so comforting and pleasant to drink. It has medium acidity and a tempered, though engaging, chew. Please enjoy in 2020, but know that the wine has been made to develop well over many years. Sipped alongside Parmesan-polenta with sausage, shrimp, onions and tomato.  Looking forward to revisiting today after a night open... David Hatzopoulos 

  • red
  • 16 in stock
  • $39.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Monte Bernardi 2016 Colli Della Toscana Centrale IGT Tzingana

This is the only Super Tuscan we carry in the store, and an anomaly within the character. 45% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon/Cabernet Franc, and 15% Petit Verdot. All estate grown fruit, picked by hand, from southern facing slopes. Natural Fermentation in steel, secondary fermentation in oak, with 18-24 months of aging in barrique and tonneaux before bottling. The color here is black cherry, especially dense in the center of the glass. The nose is minerally and bright, with a scent of crushed graphite. Additional aromas of soft vanilla bean, mosey forest floor, and fruits like cherry, blueberry, strawberry, and raspberry fill out the profile. The palate also carries that stony character, surrounded by rounder flavors of plum and dark cherry. On the finish, that lean taste of graphite reappears to add an earthy final touch. This is a tannic wine, but tender on the tongue with a soft middle. Acidity is refreshing and vibrant. What a beautiful wine! Complex and so tasty. Drink now or age 10 years. David Hatzopoulos

  • red
  • 13 in stock
  • $44.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Monte Bernardi 2017 Chianti Classico Riserva

Another fantastic vintage of this staple red from Monte Bernardi. 95% Sangiovese with 5% of Canaiolo Nero from estate vines in Panzano, Chianti. Wine is fermented naturally in oak and stainless steel before aging 18-24 months in oak. The nose is very fragrant, with notes of warm blueberry preserve, balsamic and freshly baked pie crust. Above those deep aromas, there are fresh red cherries and woodsy forest shrubs. On the palate, there are flavors black cherry, milled coffee beans, and a very lovely note of candied blackberry. The wine has a long finish of herbs and spice. Structure-wise, this Chianti has high acidity and healthy tannin. An incredible wine! David Hatzopoulos

  • red
  • 23 in stock
  • $29.99

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

  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $44.99

  • red
  • 27 in stock
  • $26.99

Italy White

Adalia 2018 Soave Singan

Like all wines from the Soave DOC, this 2018 Adalia Singan is primarily made from the the Garganega grape, with the addition of other varietals, including the native Trebbiano di Soave. The vines are trellised in the pergola trentina fashion, allowing a canopy of leaves to soak up the maximum amount of sunlight while the fruit hangs shaded below. Vineyards are located 250 meters above sea level to calcareous soils. Fruit is picked by hand at the end of September before being destemmed and gently pressed. Fermented naturally, including a short time on the skins. Aged in stainless steel before bottling. The nose shows breezy aromas of grass, sea salt, apple, almond and apricot skins. On the palate, there are halved and grilled lemons, salt, orchard fruit, and a touch of tender brioche. David Hatzopoulos

  • white
  • 7 in stock
  • $17.99

  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $17.99

  • white
  • 9 in stock
  • $18.99

Bulli nv Colli Piacentini Ortrugo Frizzante

This frizzante is 100% Ortrugo. A grape once used mostly as a blending companion to the more fancied Malvasia, it is known for articulated acidity, thus making it a perfect foundation for sparkling and semi-sparkling wines. In recent years, it has come out of the shadows and is frequently used for single-varietal wines, mostly coming from the region of Colli Piacentini in Emilia-Romagna, known for its limestone soil. The Bulli Ortrugo begins with vines of 10-50 years of age. Guyot trained. The grapes are picked in September and October. Native yeasts are used to ferment the wine dry, and after waiting over the winter months, grape must from the autumn harvest is added to induce secondary fermentation. This, of course, gives the wine a sparkle. Like all wines from Bulli, it sees no added SO2. When first poured, before getting air, the nose is crushed and chalky limestone. Released soon after are aromas of savory/sweet Jordan almonds, nectarines and blossoms, along with a trace of that original, almost smokey, minerality. The palate is salty, with flavors of firm pear, sage, and a very long, dry finish of fresh lemon zest. The color is that of homemade lemon-water. Contrary to what is said about Ortrugo, I didn't find this wine incredibly high in acid. Well balanced flavors and structure here. Paired very well with Friday night sushi. David Hatzopoulos

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

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Cantine Olivella 2019 Lacryma Christi Del Vesuvio DOP Bianco

A fantastic white blend from Campania made of 80% Caprettone and 20% Catalanesca. In the glass, the wine shows a glimmering yellow. The nose is floral, with almond skins, yellow cherry and apricot fruit. On the palate, the wine has a zing of flint and minerals, with white tea and fresh apple flavors. It has a lovely, clean swish and medium acidity. The finish is herbaceous with a salty snap.

  • white
  • 31 in stock
  • $17.99

Cardedu 2020 Vermentino di Sardegna Nuo

Coming from vines in San Vito, Sardinia, planted to the region's grumbling granite soils, mixed with red-tinted quartz. Vine age is 10 years. Grapes harvested in late August and early September. In the cellar, the fermentation is natural, in stainless steel, including 6-8 hours of skins contact. The wine ages in 1950s concrete tanks before being bottled without filtration. This Vermentino has an incredibly special nose. A bouquet of herbs (basil, thyme, rosemary), with sliced, chilled yellow tomato slices and shaved parmigiana. The palate has tart, small yellow apples, lemon zest, and more green herbs. The structure is bright, with a swish of delicious, tender texture - ending with a long salty finish peaked with great acid. David Hatzopoulos

  • white
  • 17 in stock
  • $19.99

  • white
  • 24 in stock
  • $17.99

Contra Soarda 2020 Breganze Vespaiolo Soarda Bianco

Vespaiolo derives its name from the wasps (vespa) that feed on the grapes as sugar accumulates later in the season. The wines are often made into a passito style sweet wine but this wine shines as a rich, dry wine with bountiful aromatics. The vines are planted on a decomposed volcanic soil at high density to limit yields, and are fermented with native yeast in steel.

  • white
  • 35 in stock
  • $22.99

Giol 2018 Prosecco Sur Lie (organic, no so2)

Another rare wine in the world of Prosecco – a true natural wine, certified organic, made without sulphur, refermented in bottle and aged on the lees. What you get is Prosecco with real character and rich flavor. It’s aromatically bright with lemon notes, and in the mouth is bone dry with refreshing green apple, savory and stony, and great with food with its charming very slightly bitter and fresh finish. A wine that way out-performs at the price. Jamie Wolff

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

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Gravner 2002 Collio Ribolla Gialla Anfora

Exceptional skin-contact Ribolla Gialla from one of the most popular producers on the Italian/Slovenian border, Jasko Gravner. Fermented with native yeasts and aged in amphorae and a portion in wooden vats, before going into barrel for three years to age. Bottled without fining or filtering. A definite treat for anyone who hasn't experienced Gravner wines before!

  • white
  • 22 in stock
  • $49.99

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $499.99

Il Conte 2020 IGT Veneto Pinot Grigio

Il Conte Pinot Grigio is 100% tank fermented from organically farmed fruit in the Veneto. The wine is then mostly aged in tank, with a little put in barrels to add texture. Light, bright and refreshing - this is for your next party. Lemony and grassy, with a touch of lean, yellow stone fruit. Drink up!!

  • white
  • 82 in stock
  • $10.99

Il Fortunato 2020 Prosecco (Organic, low SO2)

This is a rare item: Clean, crisp dry Prosecco, made from organic fruit, indigenous yeasts, very low SO2. This is a wine that will please everyone – your inner wine geek, and your (here please fill in the blank for your friend or relative who pays no attention to the details but will guzzle it down and ask for more). An amazing value! Jamie Wolff

  • white sparkling
  • 38 in stock
  • no discount
  • $13.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $58.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white
  • 11 in stock
  • $21.99

  • white
  • 11 in stock
  • $27.99

Lombardo, Giordano 2020 Gavi di Gavi Vigna San Martino

The Lombardo Gavi is a staple at Chambers. The 2020 has bright fruit of apricot and lemon, zesty minerality, and a medium mouthfeel. Even though there is a bit of weight on the palate, the wine also shows a touch of effervescence. A great bottle for anyone looking for a wine with ripe yellow fruits and a dynamic texture. David Hatzopoulos

  • white
  • 36 in stock
  • $17.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Mongioia 2016 Moscato d'Asti Crivella

Crivella is made with fruit from Riccardo Bianco’s oldest vines, including some planted in the mid 1800s by Riccardo’s great-great-something grandfather; such old vines are extremely rare, and while they produce very little fruit, it’s impossible for Riccardo to even think about replacing them. At a tasting in the shop a customer said, “Like Sauternes with bubbles!” which was a lovely way to describe the wine and its rich and unctuous character. made lively with fizz, and crisp with balancing acidity. A great match with cheese or not-so-sweet desserts, like panetone, or fruit pies. While there’s no botrytis, Crivella is much more complex and detailed than all but the very best Sauternes. I’ve certainly never tasted anything like it — a stunning wine.  Jamie Wolff

  • white sparkling off-dry
  • 13 in stock
  • no discount
  • $29.99

  • Organic

Montenidoli 2019 Vernaccia di San Gimignano Tradizionale

From the famous area of San Gimignano, this wine is 100% Vernaccia from calcareous soils with marine sediments. Vineyards exist between 800 and 1000 feet above sea level. Farming is certified organic. This wine sees a moment of skin contact and is aged in glass lined concrete. A fantastic, spicy nose, full of black and white pepper. There is a touch of fruity apple and bell pepper, plus a fresh smell of plush, green grass. The palate is also very zesty, with  lemon peel and crisp pear - with a finish that slowly changes from fruit to clean and focused salinity. High acid with a mineral core - this wine will wake you up with its snappy flavors and structural vitality. So, so, so good! David Hatzopoulos

  • white
  • 14 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic

Montoni 2020 Sicilia IGT Grillo Timpa

From the eastern facing, sandy slopes of the Grillo della Timpa Sicilia DOC, Fuedo Montoni delivers a refreshing but complex wine. 30 year old vines, planted at 700 meters above sea level, and handled under certified organic methods. Fermentation happens in cement, and for a portion of that time, the juice is in contact with the grape skins. The wine then ages in cement, in contact with the lees, for 6 months. The result is a complex, but utterly fresh glass of white. The color is clean lemon. The nose offers aromas of golden apple, pear, apricot and white flowers. Flavors are of dried lemon, green herbs, lime zest, salt and white pepper. The skin maceration definitely gives the wine a touch of tannic stability, like banisters to the wine's highly angled, persistent acidity. Really enjoyable wine that wakes up the palate. David Hatzopoulos

  • white
  • 8 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Organic
  • white
  • 5 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic

Oltretorrente 2020 Timorasso Colli Tortonese

Oltretorrente has produced a wonderful Timorasso since they were founded in 2010 by Chiara Penati and Michele Conoscenti. The vines, planted in 1996, are tended organically with biodynamic practices and the grapes are vinified simply: the bunches are pressed whole-cluster and fermented with native yeasts in steel, resting on the lees for 8 months to lend texture and complexity. A touch golden in the glass, the wine shows strong aromas of ripe peach, honey, beeswax, and yellow flowers. The palate has some weight with a supple texture, plenty of acidity, and rich stone fruit over a chalky mineral backbone. Simultaneously rich and crisp this wine would bring levity plus flavor to starchy winter foods.

  • white
  • 9 in stock
  • $28.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white fortified sweet
  • 7 in stock
  • $11.99

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $69.99

Pianogrillo 2019 Terre Siciliane Grecanico

I loved this wine when I first tasted it, and I liked it even more as we followed it at dinner over several days. It remained fresh and crisp, and – in true Sicilian style – it proved to be very versatile at table, matching beautifully with black bean soup, spaghetti with tomato sauce, and grilled salmon with salsa verde. It turns out that Grecanico Dorato (the grape used here) is closely related to Garganega (the grape used in Soave), but this news surprised me because the wine is so much more exciting than 99.9% of Soave. At 12.5° alcohol, it is light and crystalline, with aromatics that made me think of exotic, gewurz-type fruit – lychee, pineapple, warm spices, all with an intense chalky / mineral foundation and racy, lemony acidity. From 30+ year-old vines, fermented in stainless steel with indigenous yeasts. Quite a remarkable and complex wine that far out-performs its price. Jamie Wolff

  • white
  • 22 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Picariello 2020 Fiano d'Irpinia

The Fiano Irpinia is declassified Fiano Avellino, from the estate's organically farmed younger vines. The soil composed of volcanic clay, loam, and silt. Fruit is picked by hand in late October. Low temperature natural fermentation is done in stainless, and aging for 6 months follows, also in stainless steel. No fining, no filtering, and aged in bottle 3 more months before release. The wine is a hearty yellow, with tints of green. On the nose, beautiful aromas of citrus and quince, with chopped herbs and salt. The palate has a touch of orange zest, with pear and firm, unripe stone fruit. Great acidity, with lapping texture.

  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Picariello 2020 Greco di Tufo

The 2020 Greco di Tufo is produced from 100% organically farmed Greco, vines planted in the 90s. Volcanic soils of clay, limestone and sandstone. Harvest takes place by hand in late October. Low temperature natural fermentation in stainless, before 8 additional months aging in stainless, on the lees. Bottle aging for an additional 3 months before release. No fining, no filtration. The wine is only slightly darker in the glass than the Fiano Irpinia is, but expression-wise it is much more savory. The wine displays aromas of newly peeled yellow and orange citrus skins, with accents of clove, white pepper, smoke and salt. On the palate, there are flavors of tangerine, garden herbs, and dried papaya. In my mind, this is the perfect cold weather white. A little spicy, with a little warmth in fruit, but bright with medium acidity and engaging with a whisper of tannin. David Hatzopoulos

  • white
  • 13 in stock
  • $22.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Pranzegg 2016 Vino Bianco Caroline

Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Viognier and Manzoni froma  small .6 hectare parcel above the town of Bolzano. The vines are only 10 years old, but are already producing  a beautiful, textured white wine, that is both weighty and elegant. Quite floral on the nose, the palate shows notes of white blossom, ripe citrus, apricot, honey, and crushed vitamin candies.

  • white
  • 4 in stock
  • $38.99

  • Biodynamic

Terraquilia 2018 Bianco dell'Emilia Col Fondo Terrebianche

A blend of Pignoletto, also known as Grechetto Gentile, and Trebbiano, from organically farmed grapes. Bottled after halting fermentation, allowing carbonation to develop within the bottle. It is not disgorged, and is cellar aged for 15 months before release. In the glass, the color is a silvery lemon. On the nose, there are rich floral aromas, ripe lemon fruit, and sliced apricots. Like the TerraQuilia reds, this sparkling white is a touch herbaceous, balancing a faint bitterness on the edge of zingy lemon fruit and dried stone fruit. The palate has a bright core, but a softness in surrounding texture, creating a very compelling mouthfeel. Highly drinkable, but full of character. David Hatzopoulos

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

  • white
  • 7 in stock
  • $34.99

Kosher

Galil Mountain Winery 2018 Upper Galilee Cabernet Sauvignon

The Galil Mountain Winery maintains some of the highest elevation vineyards in Israel with some at over 3200ft elevation. This Cabernet Sauvignon was fermented and aged in stainless steel for six months to preserve the freshness of the ripe fruit after a warm vintage. This wine is OK certified Kosher, Kosher for Passover, and not Meshuval.

  • red kosher
  • 6 in stock
  • $19.99

Galil Mountain Winery 2020 Upper Galilee Sauvignon Blanc

Situated on the high elevation Upper Galilee region, this Galil Mountain Sauvignon Blanc showcases bright, fresh tropical fruit and herbs. Fermented and aged in stainless steel. This wine is OK certified Kosher, Kosher for Passover, and not Meshuval.

  • white kosher
  • 10 in stock
  • $19.99

Golan Heights Winery 2018 Golan Heights Yarden Chardonnay

This is a fresh, full-bodied Chardonnay aged in 40% new French oak for seven months. The fruit comes from high elevation vineyards at 3,900ft elevation in one coolest growing region of Israel, the Golan Heights. The Golan Heights Winery is the first in Israel to adopt the sustainable efforts of California's LODI Rules, and their Odem Vineyard is the first and largest organic vineyard in the country. This wine is OK certified Kosher, Kosher for passover, and not Meshuval.

  • white kosher
  • 24 in stock
  • $24.99

Tzora Vineyards 2018 Judean Hills Red

Tzora Vineyards are located in the acclaimed Judean Hills and have been focused on terroir-driven, old-world style wines. The 'Judea Hills Red' is a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Syrah, 10% Merlot,  and 5% Petit Verdot aged for one year in French oak barrels. The wine is certified OK, Kosher for Passover, and is not mevushal.

  • red kosher
  • 6 in stock
  • $36.99

  • white kosher
  • 5 in stock
  • $19.99

Loire

  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $49.99

Baraut, Clement 2020 VdF Herbes Folles

Clement Baraut has access to some great plots in and around Savennieres in the Loire Valley, and this "entry level" Chenin Blanc from Baraut is a clear winner. Clean, balanced, with stone fruit, zero presence of sugar, but with very pleasant body. Get some before it runs out! Grapes are from two plots in Savennières, mostly on schist terroir. Fermentation is with whole clusters in large oak, and the wine is aged for 6 months, again in used barrels.    -EL

  • white
  • 18 in stock
  • $23.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Baudry 2019 Chinon Les Grézeaux

One of the most pleasurable red wines of the Loire Valley, the Baudry Chinon Les Grézeaux is from a unique parcel of sixty year-old vines near the bottom of the slope in Sonnay (near Cravant-les-Coteaux) on a bed of gravel over a base of clay, sand and limestone. The grapes are harvested by hand of course and fermented with wild yeasts with zero SO2 added during vinification. Beginning in 2017, the wine ages in large cement vats by Nico Velo, which are slightly porous. Les Grézeaux always has an elegant silky texture and wonderful freshness, making it delicious as a young wine, combined with the ability to age beautifully for 20 years and more in good vintages.  The 2019 shows a dark black/purple color with quite floral blackberry and strawberry aromas, with a bit of earth, spice and citrus. Very silky and supple on the palate  with deep stony black fruits, meaty, chalky and long. Good acidity in the finish with graphite and velvety black fruits, quite elegant, very sapid and long. This is a lovely "Les Grézeaux" and is highly recommended for early drinking or ten to twenty  years of cellaring.  David Lillie

  • red
  • 14 in stock
  • $28.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Baudry 2019 Chinon Cuvée Domaine

 The Baudry Chinon "Domaine" is always one of our favorite reds from the Loire Valley and it's a sensational value as well.   All Cabernet Franc of course, a blend of 75% from a parcel in St. Louans, where the thin clay/limestone soils give earthy well-structured wines, with 25% from gravel soils near Cravant, giving supple fruit and freshness. Organic farming, wild-yeast fermentation, aging in 5 to 10 year-old wooden vats and cement with almost no added SO2. The 2019 Domaine  shows a deep red/black color and beautiful fresh aromas of ripe red and black fruits with hints of earth, roast meat, black pepper and violet. The palate is dense and sapid with supple strawberry and blackberry liqueur, lacking a bit of the sweet, lush character of the 2018, but showing more underlying mineral flavors lifted by bright acidity. The fruit is quite ripe but the wine is beautifully balanced - it's delicious now and will be singing in 2031 as well. Highly recommended.   David Lillie

  • red
  • 56 in stock
  • $23.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Baudry 2019 Chinon Le Clos Guillot

"Clos Guillot 2019 : Warm millésime but fresh wine with very elegant tannins. Even if the wine is a bit shy aromatically, it is one of the greatest Clos Guillot we have made. Not as big as CG 2018 but great potential and a lot of finesse. The second half of June, as well as July and August, were extremely hot and dry, with temperatures often over 40 °C. Fortunately, the vines benefited from some long-awaited rainfall around the end of September. The grape-harvest started on September 30 and lasted until October 8. The reds, though not quite as spicy as the 2018s, are generous and redolent of red fruit and violets. The savory character of the 2019 reds seduced us from the onset. The tannins are well-integrated, and the wines are remarkably balanced."Le Clos Guillot is a beautiful south-east facing vineyard, just east of the town of Chinon, above the Clos de l'Olive and adjacent to Le Chêne Vert. The upper slope of the parcel is clay over limestone and the vines are relatively young, planted from 1993 to 2000. (Some franc de pied vines are still alive in the sandier section) Fermentation is in wooden cuves, with 12 months of aging in three to ten year-old barriques, and 9 - 12 additional months in unlined cement vats.This is a wine for the cellar, best 2026 - 2045.

  • red
  • 27 in stock
  • $37.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Baudry 2020 Chinon Blanc

The 2020 Baudry Blanc "Domaine" is from young vines in several parcels on the clay/limestone slopes in and around Cravant. The grapes are hand-harvested of course and ferment with wild yeasts in 500 liter oak barrels. 2020 shows a bit dryer and lighter than the 2018 & 2019 "Domaine" blanc, showing a bright pale gold/bronze color, with ripe, floral, chalky aromas of almond and pear. The chalk returns on the palate with bright citrus and round white fruits, a supple, silky texture and good length. A perfect aperitif, this will pair with main courses of full-flavored fish and  chicken in sauce. Lovely wine!  David Lillie

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $28.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Baudry 2020 Chinon La Croix Boissée Blanc

This rare and beautiful Chenin Blanc is from the top of the "Croix Boissée" parcel on eroded limestone. The wine ferments very slowly in 500 liter toneaux until dry - less than 2 g/l residual sugar.  "Croix Boissée Blanc 2020 : Classical expression of Chinon Blanc with less alcohol than 2019 and nice acidity at the end. No residual sugar. Malo done as usual. La Croix Boissée Blanc 2020 shows like many vintages those nice notes of anise or fennel with a hint of white apricots. The wine is not big but still salty/mineral. It makes you salivate and calls you for another glass." - Matthieu Baudry 

This has become one of the finest Chenins of the Loire with beautiful expression of the limestone soil in this lighter vintage.  Very limited quantity available.

  • white
  • 7 in stock
  • $43.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Baudry 2020 Chinon Les Granges

From 30 to 35 year-old vines on gravel and sandy soils with a bit of clay near the Vienne river in organic agriculture. Hand harvested, fermented with wild yeasts, ages for 8 to 10 months in cement vats, minimal addition of SO2 only prior to bottling. This "basic" cuvée from Bernard and Matthieu Baudry has gotten more and more "serious" as the vines age, giving a wine that is  delightful to drink young, but that shows surprising complexity and mineral character as well. The wine shows aromas of ripe raspberry and bluberry with hints of earth, stone, pepper and herbs, really an old school Cab Franc. The palate is quite mineral with firm stony acids underlying lush berry fruits, and is beautifully balanced at 12.5% alcohol. Quite structured for "les Granges," this is delicious now, served cool, with roast chicken, white meats, charcuterie and mild cheeses and will improve with 3 to 5 years of aging.

  • red
  • 18 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white
  • 14 in stock
  • $20.99

  • Organic

Bonhomme, Pierre-Olivier 2019 Touraine KO In Cot We Trust

Pierre-Olivier Bonhomme's "In Cot We Trust" is one of the most vibrant, fascinating and delicious Malbecs of the Loire! From  a single parcel called "les Automnes" with 45 year-old vines on clay/limestone soils, 2 week whole-cluster maceration, fermentation and aging for 18 months in 500L demi-muids, zero or minimal added SO2. 2019 is another great vintage for this soulful wine! (Please decant or open a few hours in advance) The wine shows an opaque dark red color and complex aromas of ripe blackberry and plum, violet, earth, roast meat, citrus peel and mint, very changeable and bright. The palate is fresh and bright with cool acidity under dense stony black fruits, plum skin and lighter berry fruits, menthol and stone that linger in the long finish. Fascinating now, this should be very interesting in 5 to 10 years. Highly recommended for lovers of natural wine, serve cool.  David Lillie

  • red
  • 21 in stock
  • $25.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Bonhomme, Pierre-Olivier 2019 Vin de France Tesniere Blanc (Menu Pineau)

Menu Pineau, also known as "Arbois" is described in Wine Grapes  (J. Robinson et al.) as "an old variety from the Val de Loire named after its similarity to Gros Pineau (Chenin Blanc)...although it has nothing to do with the village called Arbois in the Franche-Comté." It is an offspring of Gouais Blanc, along with many other European grapes, and is "a little more rustic, but less acid than Chenin Blanc," according to Thierry Puzelat. The 2019 La Tesnière Blanc by Pierre-Olivier Bonhomme is from organically-grown vines, 75% Menu Pineau and 25% Chenin Blanc. The wine shows a bright pale gold color and is slightly petillant when opened. Subtle aromas of grapefruit, dried pear and apple, dried herbs, stone and caramel. The palate is austere and stony, with firm acidity and flavors of hazelnut, citrus, baked apple, earth and brown spice. A really fascinating wine and a great pairing with sushi, grilled fish with fennel, lemon chicken, aged goat cheeses and much more. Highly recommended to lovers of unique natural wines.

  • white
  • 9 in stock
  • $27.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Bonhomme, Pierre-Olivier 2020 Touraine Sauvignon Blanc

Pierre-Olivier has made a simply delicious Touraine Sauvignon Blanc again in 2020 - it's a great value for everyday drinking, and it would be fun to put some away a few years as well! The wine shows a pale bronze color with aromas of ripe pear, lime flower, gingerbread and honeysuckle, really lovely. Dry but with lovely ripe pear and apple on the palate framed in firm acidity, with stone, saline mineral flavors and candied fruit in the finish. There's a lot of character in this inexpensive wine - enjoy by itself or with any fish, chicken or white meat dish, great with goat cheeses and Asian food, too.

  • white
  • 7 in stock
  • $18.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Bonhomme, Pierre-Olivier 2020 Touraine Sauvignon Blanc Maceration

Pierre-O Bonhomme's 2020 Sauvignon Maceration, from estate fruit, is macerated in vat and aged in barrel giving a wildly complex Sauvignon that's truly delicious. In the glass, the wine is a hazy lemon in color. The nose is smoky, showing pear, yellow apple, and bold grassy aromas. As the wine opens, scents  of orange peel, anise and bitter herbs develop. Flavors of orchard fruit and lemon lead the palate, with undertones of black tea and white pepper. A dose of healthy minerals add a great energy to the wine's mouthfeel, balanced by a touch of faint tannin and a zip of great acid. Wild but approachable, tons of flavor and great structure. Drink up!

  • white
  • 28 in stock
  • $23.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Bonhomme, Pierre-Olivier 2020 Vin de France La Tesniere Pineau D'Aunis

This is a bold expression of Pineau d'Aunis from Pierre-Olivier Bonhomme, from vines near the Cher river  on clay with silex in organic and biodynamic farming. Aged in old futs and demi-muids, bottled without filtration, minimal SO2. The 2020 shows a pretty light red color with aromas of ripe raspberry and violets, really lovely. The palate is vibrant and bright with raspberry, cranberry and cherry with lip-smacking acidity and a beautifully refreshing finish of minerals and juicy red fruits. This is a delightfully refreshing and forward version of Pineau d'Aunis - serve cool!  David Lillie

  • red
  • 17 in stock
  • $28.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Bonnefoy (La Madone) 2020 Côtes du Forez "La Madone"

The Gilles Bonnefoy "Gamay sur Vulcan" is from 15 to 30 year-old vines, 50% on basalt soils, 50% on granit/clay soils on the slopes of an ancient volcano. Hand harvested with low yields, the grapes are de-stemmed and undergo a short fermentation with native yeasts. The wine is lightly filtered and bottled with minimal SO2. The color is a warm purple, with lighter violet edges. Nose is plush red and black berries, a minerally smoke, black tea, with an airy, grassy aroma. Palate has tart cherries and plums, a flash of limestone, and a hint of rich, woodsy earth develops on a long, engaging finish. The wine's structure, crisp but juicy, makes it incredibly drinkable. Complex and fresh, serve with a slight chill, and drink this summer. David Hatzopoulos

  • red
  • 10 in stock
  • $17.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Bonnefoy (La Madone) 2020 IGP Urfé Roussanne de Madone

 The beautiful Roussanne from Gilles Bonnefoy is from 20 year-old vines (partly massale selection from Quenard in Savoie) grown on the steep south face of the volcano of Purchon.  Bonnefoy  farms these young vines carefully, keeping yields  very low to promote concentration and  harvesting late (Roussanne takes a long time to ripen fully) and by hand. Native yeast fermentation takes place in used barrels; the wine ages in the same.  In the glass, the Roussanne  is pale and shows  a very expressive nose of white flowers, green herbs, and a touch of orchard fruits. Given the freshness of the nose, the palate is surprisingly and lusciously dense and complex, with pear, peach, and apple as well as long and broad minerality. A great expression of Roussanne on unique Volcanic terroir.   Only 3000 bottles produced.

  • white
  • 8 in stock
  • $23.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Bonnefoy (La Madone) 2020 IGP Urfé Sauvignons Gris/Blanc Volcan

 The Bonnefoy 2020 "Sauvignons" is 60% Sauvignon Gris and 40% Sauvignon Blanc (massale selection) grown in basalt soils on the east face of the volcano of Purchon. Farming is certified organic and Biodynamic, all harvests are by hand, and Gilles Bonnefoy has a low-intervention approach in the cellar, where he eschews additives or new oak. The nose shows flinty stone and ripe citrus notes that continue on the palate,  which shows further notes of gooseberries and a slight tropicality. There's nice density and length here, making it a quite serious expression of Sauvignon, distinguished by its long and dense mineral finish. A lovely wine that should definitely not be served too cold: this is Sauvignon with real substance.

  • white
  • 7 in stock
  • $18.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Bonnefoy (La Madone) 2020 Vin Mousseaux de Qualité Bulle Rouge

 The delicious Bulles Rouge de Madone from Gilles Bonnefoy is made from direct presss of Gamay de Bouze and Gamay de Chaudenay (teinturier). There is a low temperature fermentation in tank, then the wine is bottled and continues fermentation with no added SO2 until over 4 bars of pressure, about three months. The wine is then disgorged and re-bottled with a small addition of sulfur. The 2020  Bulles Rouge from Bonnefoy has a lovely dark purple robe. The wine has a medium fine bead with a frothy mousse. The nose offers pretty aromas of wild berries, bramble, and violets. The palate is lightweight and fresh with juicy, dark berry fruit and graphite notes, with a lifted, lip-smacking finish. And while this is delicious (not to mention fun) on its own, there’s enough character here to enjoy with charcuterie, composed salads, or dare we suggest fried chicken. Enjoy this frisky sparkler all summer at the beach at the park or even on your fire escape.

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

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Bregeonnette (Stéphane Orieux) 2018 Muscadet Sèvre et Maine Clos Coudray

 Stéphane Orieux's father Joseph converted the estate to organic agriculture back in 1967, and Stéphane has continued the great vineyard work of this father. Clos de la Coudraye is an excellent parcel in Vallet on granite subsoil with very old vines. The 2018 is a lovely wine with ripe high-toned aromas of lemon confit, melon, dried herbs, white pepper and pear; the palate is dense with stone, citrus, pear and anise flavors, with a lovely, creamy texture and ripe fruit in the finish, framed in minerals and firm acidity. A delicious classic Muscadet from granite soils, drink now or hold up to 10 years. Highly recommended!  David Lillie

  • white
  • 15 in stock
  • $20.99

  • Organic

Chidaine 2020 Touraine Sauvignon Blanc

This Sauvignon Blanc is an excellent value from a deeply conscientious producer. Francois Chidaine practices biodynamics in his vineyards and takes the health of his soil and the environment to the next level by rotating cover crops and avoiding plowing. The resulting wine has a rich texture with a distinctly stony finish. The nose is delicate mix of white grapefruit, sage, and fresh white flowers, and the palate is fresh and rounded, only faintly herbal rather than overtly vegetal as some Sauvignon Blanc can be. The wine was aged and fermented in stainless steel with indigenous yeasts, and spent several months on the lees before bottling. Well balanced and a great pairing for sautéed fish or vegetables and certainly with goat cheese.

  • white
  • 56 in stock
  • $15.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Chidaine, François 2019 Vin de France (Vouvray) "Baudoin"

Francois and Manuel Chidaine have led a revival of quality in Montlouis over the last twenty-five years and are now making outstanding Vouvrays from the former Poniatowski vineyards in Vouvray. The Chidaine's vinyeard work is among the finest in France and the disaster they took over from Poniatowski has happily come back to life, being a mix of old vines and new plantings. The Clos Baudoin is certainly one of the greatest sites in Vouvray and the 2019 is a perfectly balanced, extremely elegant wine that will drink well over the next twenty years. (It's bone dry at 1.9 g/L RS, 13% alc and 4.62 g/L total acid.) The aromas are bright and floral with lemon peel, pineapple, quince and stone with herbal, minty hints. The palate is vibrant with firm acidity and chalky minerals with citrus, quince, stone and almond, finishing with citrus and mineral flavors. Refreshing and delicious now, it will really sing in 2031!  David Lillie

  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $47.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Christian Venier 2020 Cheverny "Les Hauts de Madon" Rouge

The Hauts de Madon is a serious Cheverny Rouge, NOT for kicking back and taking lightly. 80% Pinot Noir/20% Gamay, with plenty of trademark Venier spice, almost referencing Languedoc aromatics of thyme and rosemary. The 2020 will surely benefit from some age, but the glass we had open for a day was really lovely and elegant after several hours of breathing. If drinking soon, we'd highly recommend decanting or at least opening the wine several hours in advance.  -EL

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $33.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur
  • white
  • 14 in stock
  • $31.99

  • Organic

Closel (Château des Vaults) 2018 Savennières Clos du Papillon

"The Clos du Papillon is a small valley at mid slope, beautifully exposed southwest to the light of the Loire. There are schist, rhyolite but also quartz. The topsoil layer is very shallow (60 cm) which provides excellent drainage for rainwater. The vine growing conditions are difficult, forcing it to develop its roots deep in the rock cracks to draw nutrients. The climate in that parcel allows for a level of highly advanced maturity, with grapes that concentrate aromas under the action of botrytis.  The body and the very long finish make the Clos du Papillon a gastronomic wine to accompany lobster, scallops, smoked fish, Turbots, Saint Peter. It is also interesting with delicate white meats such as veal or capon, along with truffles or mushrooms. Classic mountain cheeses like old Salers, or 5 to 6 years old Comté are equally delicious with this great Savennières." -  Domaine du Closel.    2018 is a great vintage for the Clos du Papillon, combining excellent ripeness with bright acidity and great balance - the wine shows beautiful aromas of ripe pear and quince with honeysuckle, lime-flower and dried herbs with hints of smoke and earth.  The palate is superb, very ripe and dense with white fruits, citrus, almond and stone with very firm lemony acidity and mineral flavors. The finish is very long with bitter lemon and saline minerals. Drinking beautifully now, this should age perfectly, peak drinking perhaps to 2040 and beyond. David Lillie

  • white
  • 18 in stock
  • $53.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Closel (Château des Vaults) 2018 Savennières La Jalousie

100% Chenin Blanc. La Jalousie is a blend of several parcels of younger  vines planted in schistous soils on gentle hills. Like the rest of the Closel vines, they are biodynamically farmed, low-yielding and harvested by hand. They are the first of the estate to be harvested, when the grapes are pale yellow, crisp and totally healthy. The bunches are direct-pressed, then fermented with native yeasts and a small amount of sulfur in tank. The wine is tank-aged on its lees, without any exposure to air, for 9 months before bottling. Normally, Jalousie doesn't go through malo but in the warm 2018 vintage, it did so. Jalousie is intended  to be a modern rendition of Savennières: approachable  and fresh in its youth, as a result of not being over-ripened, botrytis-influenced or long- or wood-aged. An exuberant nose with aromas of lime zest, white flowers and herbaceousness. The palate offers flavors of zesty lime and bright pear with a crunchy minerality underpinning it's medium body and lively acidity.  Lithe and lovely!  Giselle Hamburg

  • white
  • 10 in stock
  • $44.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Complémen' Terre 2019 Muscadet Sèvre et Maine Champ Geffray (Tribute)

Marion Pescheux and Mau Landron began Complémen'terre in 2013, with help from Manu's father Jo Landron, putting together 7.5 hectare of vines in great sites. Farming is organic, of course, the wines go through the malo-lactic transformation and are bottled with minimal SO2. The 2019 "Champ Geffray" (labeled "Tribute" in France) is a beautiful example of the estates more "natural" style of Muscadet, coming from an unusual vineyard with sandstone soils and 50 year-old vines on a steep southwest facing hill above the river Sevre.  The wine shows a light gold/bronze color with intriguing aromas of dried pear and apricot, grapefruit peel, almond and stone with a bit of mint and spice. The palate is light and crystalline with citrus zest, white fruits, earthy spice and mineral flavors that continue in the finish with very firm acidity and terrific length. Beautiful wine - serve with a cevice of fluke, grilled fish, seared scallops...David Lillie

  • white
  • 14 in stock
  • $28.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Delrieu, Julien 2020 Vin de France Pont Bourceau

Pont Bourceau is a crystal-like chenin by Julien Delrieu, all in delicacy and gentleness. The brightest grapes come from two vineyards Pont-Bourceau (planted in 1973) and le Jeau (planted in 1955 located next to Les Nourrissons plot), mostly on decomposed schistes - while he uses the ripest ones for Le Jeau blanc. This cuvée used to be called Varennes under the Roches Sèches era. Fermented in fiberglass, the wine is aged in used barrels - some coming from Bernaudeau. There is a just a hint of sulfur at bottling. This one is the most ethereal Chenin on schiste I have tasted recently, more reminiscent of the Chinon/Saumur profile, with maybe a hint more bitterness - which I love, making this type of Chenin perfect for some many vegetable dishes. A real great addition to the already superb expressions of Loire Chenin.  PL.

  • white
  • 5 in stock
  • $17.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white
  • 60 in stock
  • $22.99

Gaudry, Vincent 2019 Sancerre Tournebride

 Vincent Gaudry has been certified organic and Biodynamic  for many years, perhaps the leading domaine in Sancerre in regards to farming. The cuvée "Le Tournebride" comes from all three Sancerre terroirs: terres blanches (Kimmeridgian marl), caillottes (weathered limestone) and flint (silex). The grapes are hand-harvested and ferment with wild yeasts in stainless stell vats, the wine then ages about ten months and is bottled unfiltered. The 2019 "Tournebride" shows a bright very pale gold color with elegant aromas of citrus, white flowers, pear, green apple and quince with hints of anise and fig with time open.  The palate is subtle and pure with floral white fruits, a bit of melon, almond and firm citrusy acids—light but with nice density—with a crystalline, stony aspect that continues in the long clean, sapid finish. This is a very elegant Sancerre and a great value which will accompany any mild-flavored fish dish, white meats and goat cheeses.  David Lillie 

  • white
  • 28 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Girard 2020 Sancerre La Garenne

Upon visiting Fernand Girard back in the early 90s we were happy to find someone who harvested by hand and fermented with wild yeasts - a rarity in Sancerre at the time and still sadly in the minority today. More than 20 years later we are still happy to feature the Sancerre produced by Fernand and Alain Girard, coming from their 2.5 hectare plot on a steep slope in Chaddoux on stony clay over limestone soils. The 2020 shows a bright pale gold color with aromas or pear and quince with hints of exotic fruit and lime-flower. The palate is a nicely balanced blend of mineral flavors with citrus and white fruits, with good density and firm acidity. This is a classic Sancerre in a more mineral style that will accompany a wide variety of seafoods, chicken dishes and white meats, and it's a good value as well.

  • white
  • 48 in stock
  • $24.99

Girard 2020 Sancerre La Garenne 375ml

Upon visiting Fernand Girard back in the early 90s we were happy to find someone who harvested by hand and fermented with wild yeasts - a rarity in Sancerre at the time and still sadly in the minority today. More than 20 years later we are still happy to feature the Sancerre produced by Fernand and Alain Girard, coming from their 2.5 hectare plot on a steep slope in Chaddoux on stony clay over limestone soils. The 2020 shows a bright pale gold color with aromas or pear and quince with hints of exotic fruit and lime-flower. The palate is a nicely balanced blend of mineral flavors with citrus and white fruits, with good density and firm acidity. This is a classic Sancerre in a more mineral style that will accompany a wide variety of seafoods, chicken dishes and white meats, and it's a good value as well.

  • white
  • 33 in stock
  • $14.99

Grandes Vignes 2014 Bonnezeaux Le Malabé

If you love a sweet Chenin (and you really should give it a try if you haven't yet) then this is definitely for you! Bonnezeaux is one of the few sweet Chenin Blanc appellations for the Loire valley so it is a rare treat. The vineyards from Domaine Les Grandes Vignes are all certified organic and biodynamic as the health of their soil and team are extremely important to them, despite being one of the larger estates (around 50 hectares) in the region. You could drink this now, but you might miss out on an incredible evolution if you keep it in the cellar for awhile.

  • white sweet
  • 1 in stock
  • $35.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Grange aux Belles 2020 Vin de France "53" Cabernet Franc

From old vines of Cabernet Franc on schist, most planted in 1953, de-stemmed, short fermentation with no extraction. "53" shows a bright, deep red/purple color and the palate is supple, round and ripe with dense, earthy cassis and berry fruit and stone flavors backed by firm acidity. This needs aeration or a few years in the cellar, and there is nice freshness to the wine - the dark fruit will pair well with grilled meats and charcuterie. Serve cool.

  • red
  • 15 in stock
  • $26.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Grange aux Belles 2020 Vin de France Coup de Latte Pet Nat

100% Chenin Blanc, Super fresh! Like a kick in the face from Chuck Norris, or at least that's what their new label suggests. Very clean, with balanced bubbles, and bright stony fruit.

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

Grange aux Belles 2020 Vin de France Moyens du Bord (Chenin Blanc)

Marc Houtin founded La Grange aux Belles near Anjou in 2004, having studied geology and worked at Château d’Yquem making Sauternes. He recruited viticulturist Julien Bresteau in 2006 and their first vintage was released in 2008. This is a beautifully expressive Chenin, mouthwatering, tangy apples and great minerality. Perfect with fish or poultry, or even an ashen goat cheese.

  • white
  • 7 in stock
  • $24.99

Guion 2014 Bourgueil Cuvée Deux Monts

From  70-year-old vines in "Petits Monts" and "Grand Monts" towards the top of the slope above Benais, facing roughly south-west, clay over Turonien limestone (tuffeau, craie micacée). This is the terroir giving the most elegant and age-worthy Bourgueils and 2014 is a particularly good vintage for Loire reds to age.  18-month élevage ; 40% in cuve inox, 20% in one new 400 liter barrel, 20% in one-year and 20% in two-year old barrels, assembled two months before bottling.  Tasted in February 2016, the wine was fairly closed and tight, with deep, pure black fruits and perfect balance. This will be a sensational mature wine, best to wait eight to ten years, or more, then drink until 2040. 

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Guion 2018 Bourgueil Cuvée Prestige

(Wine arrives 8/25)  2018 brings us another great Cuvée Prestige from Stéphane Guion in Bourgueil, whose domaine has been certified organic since the 1960s. From vines averaging 45 years old on thin topsoils of sandy clay over limestone (tuffau jaune) in Benais, a terroir that produces some of the most elegant and age-worthy Bourgueils. 2018 is a great vintage for Loire reds, despite the very warm and humid spring that brought attacks of mildew. The summer was perfect, warm and dry, without spikes of heat, and the soils retained enough moisture to bring freshness to the very ripe grapes. Tasted with Stéphane in February 2020, the 2018 Prestige showed elegant intensely perfumed aromas of red and black fruit liqueurs. The palate was complex and earthy, very calcaire, dense but not heavy with beautifully supple ripe red and black fruits, with a long finish of saline and mineral flavors quite present below the sappy fruit. We look forward to a more thorough tasting after the wine rests from its voyage, but it's quite clear that this will be delicious to drink as a young wine, and - although it may seem crazy to cellar a $17 wine for 20 to 30 years - those that do will be rewarded with a unique expression of this great terroir. I'm hoping to live to be 100 to have that experience myself!  David Lillie

  • red
  • 28 in stock
  • $16.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Lambert, Patrick 2017 Chinon Vieilles Vignes

The delicious Chinon Vieilles Vignes of Patrick Lambert is from 55-year-old vines on sandy clay soils over limestone. Hand harvested and fermented with wild yeasts, as are all of Lambert's wines, the Vieilles Vignes gets 12 months of aging in old barrels. The wine shows a deep red/black color and ripe blackberry and strawberry aromas with pepper, earth and citrus. The palate is deep and ripe, a bit softer and more forward than the 2016, showing earthy blackberry and strawberry compote with prune and bitter chocolate and firm structure. This is a complex, old-fashioned Chinon that will accompany roast chicken and anything off the grill, served a bit cool. While this is drinking beautiflly now, aging of  five to ten years will bring an extra dimendion to the wine. David Lillie

  • red
  • 19 in stock
  • $16.99

  • Organic

Lambert, Patrick 2019 Chinon Les Deuzelles

The wines of Patrick Lambert have been a staple in our shop for some time now. His wines are classic, expressive, and made exclusively from his organically farmed estate. The 'Deuzelles' is selected from his ~25 year old  vines planted on gravel, clay with silex, and sandy soils. The juice is fermented in concrete vats for 15-18 days, then aged in old barriques for 3 to 6 months. This is one of the best values I can find for excellent Cabernet Franc. This bottling is denser and more concentrated than the 'Gourmandises' but just as pleasurable and easy-drinking. The nose has notes of blackberry and raspberry bramble, freshly turned soil, and savory herbs, and the on the palate the wine is juicy with supple tannins. This was lovely when I tasted it on day one, and even better on day two, so if you have the time, give this some air before you enjoy! Michelle DeWyngaert

  • red
  • 7 in stock
  • $14.99

  • Organic

Lambert, Patrick 2020 Chinon Gourmandise

"Gourmandise" is a beautiful "drink young" cuvée from Patrick Lambert, made from Cabernet Franc vines grown on sandy gravel soils near the Vienne. The wine shows a bright black/red color with lush high-toned aromas of crushed strawberry and black raspberry, with hints of citrus and pepper. The palate is supple and bright with luscious black raspberry and red currant fruit, quite lush and full-bodied in this superb vintage for the Loire but still with refreshing  acidity. Serve this lovely wine quite cool with charcuterie and grilled chicken, pork or burgers, it's a perfect quaffing Cab Franc to drink over the next  year or two...  David Lillie

  • red
  • 17 in stock
  • $13.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Landron, Jo 2017 Muscadet Sèvre et Maine Le Fief du Breil

 Jo Landron's Fief du Breil is from a beautiful walled vineyard sloping towards the Sèvre, with clay, sand and quartz stones over a bedrock of orthogneiss. The vines average 40 to 50 years of age, the vineyard is certified organic and biodynamic and gives very low yields. In the dense and well-strctured 2017 vintage the wine was aged 30 months sur-lie. This beautiful Muscadet needs aeration or decanting, then shows aromas of grapefruit skin, pear, lime-flower, candied citrus and almond. The palate is perfectly balanced and intensely mineral - showing ripe white fruits, almond, anise and stone flavors with firm acidity and pronounced flavors of stone and saline mineral. This is a bit more forward than the granite-based wines - really superb as a young wine served with shellfish, grilled fish and roast chicken. As usual with great Muscadet it will age beautifully and pair with monkfish, lobster and goat cheeses. Very little was imported, don't miss it!  David Lillie

  • white
  • 10 in stock
  • $30.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

L'Enchantoir 2019 Saumur Blanc Terres Blanches

This is a lovely Saumur blanc (Chenin Blanc) from the certified organic Domaine de L'Enchantoir. At Puy Notre Dame, the vines are at the foot of the ruins of Château de Chavannes, on the white chalk Turonian rocks of the hill of l'Enchantoir. The wine shows a bright pale gold color, with aromas typical of Saumur - almond, pear, apricot, citrus, white flowers and stone. The palate has nice density, with firm acidity and mineral flavors underlying the citrus and white/yellow fruits with a bit of anise. A quite pretty food-friendly Chenin at a great price!

  • white
  • 36 in stock
  • $17.99

  • Organic

Les Capriades 2018 Vin de France Piege a... Rosé 1.5 L

The 2018 Les Capriades Pétillant Naturel "Piege a..." Rosé is made from 25 to 50 year-old vines of Cot, Cabernet Franc and Gamay grown in the Cher Valley. The wine shows perfect balance, a silky texture and a fine mousse with a lovely melange of earthy red fruits, minerals and citrus that continue in the very long finish. This is a beautiful sparkling wine that should be consumed regularly rather than just on New Years Eve...

  • rosé
  • 9 in stock
  • no discount
  • $63.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Lunotte (Christophe Foucher) 2019 Vin de France Les Rossignoux

Christophe Foucher makes brilliant natural wines on his 5 hectare estate, La Lunotte, in Couffy,  on the southern bank of the Cher River, near St. Aignan, just a short distance from our friends at Clos Roche Blanche. Christophe grows Sauvignon Blanc, Menu Pineau, Cabernet Franc, Cot and Gamay, farmed with strict organic methods and vinified without sulfites or other additives and bottled by hand, unfiltered. The 2019 Roussignoux #2 shows a pale gold color with aromas of dried herbs, pear, candied citrus, mint and wet stone, slightly oxidative in the style of a Jura white, The palate shows a dense mineral core with ripe citrus, pear, dried apple, stone and herbal flavors that continue in the long finish with firm acidity. Serve with a full-flavored ceviche, fish or chicken in sauce, goat cheeses. Pure juice! 

  • white
  • 16 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Lunotte (Christophe Foucher) 2020 Vin de France Les Rossignoux (Sauv Blanc)

The 2020 Rossignoux is all Sauvignon Blanc, per usual, without the oxidative notes that are found in the long-aged 2019 release. Instead we have fresh flowers and tropical fruit on the nose, with sharp acid, and freshly cut grass. The wine was bottled this year and recently arrived (early Nov. 2021), so we'd recommend giving it a few more months in bottle before opening.  -EL

  • white
  • 5 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Lunotte 2020 Vin de France Pochetières (Cot)

Wow, we actually got some Cot "Pochetières" from Christiphe Foucher at La Lunotte! (The only other store in the world that has this is in Manitoba, Canada?) The wine shows a dark red/black/amber color with aromas of fresh blackberry, just off the bush, with violet, earth and citrus, pure and lovely. There's a tingle of CO2 on the palate, then pure light-bodied, lush blackberry/black raspberry fruit, beautifully low in alcohol at 11.5%. There are minerals and blood orange with earth and berries in the clean refreshing finish. Serve quite cool and be happy!  David Lillie (Natural, zero additives or preservatives, best consumed on day opened. Easy to do.)

  • red
  • 7 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Morantin 2018 Vin de France Tango Atlantico

The 2018 "Tango Atlantico" is a gorgeous blend of Cabernet Franc and Cot grown on clay/limestone with flint soils next door to  the Clos Roche Blanche, showing the vibrant fruit of this great vintage for Loire reds.  The wine shows a deep black/red color with  floral aromas of ripe black raspberry and red currant, peppery and lush with citrus and herbal notes. The palate is dense and ripe but very bright and vibrant, with sapid black raspberry/black cherry fruit with licorice and black pepper, finishing with firm chalky acidity and lingering black fruits . Serve cool with grilled chicken, pork or lamb. Delicious wine, with only 15 mg/l  SO2.  David Lillie

  • red
  • 7 in stock
  • $22.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white
  • 6 in stock
  • $56.99

Pépière 2020 Muscadet Sèvre et Maine Briords Vieilles Vignes

First produced in 1988, this great Muscadet is made from a three hectare parcel of old massale-selection vines (all over 60 years old, with a high percentage much older) on a slope above the Maine. The bedrock is Granite de Château Thébaud, a fissured rock that allows the vines to penetrate deeply, with ideal thin topsoils of clay, with sand and gravel allowing good drainage. Some notes on the 2020 from Rémi Branger: "The harvest in 2020 was very early as the vintage was quite ahead of schedule. We began the overall harvest on the 24th of August (this year we'll start around Sept 15th) and picked the Briords quite early - we wanted to keep the freshness and acidity as the maturity was advancing rapidly. We bottled Briords in May as usual - we have in 2020 more freshness and tension than in 2018 and 2019 with the slight bitterness that we like a bit more present."

  • white
  • 23 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Organic

Pépière 2020 Muscadet Sèvre et Maine s Lie La Pépie

This  first bottling of the 2020 Pépière "La Pépie" is a delightful Muscadet and a fantastic value! ($14.39 per bottle on a case!) The wine is produced mostly from the estates  original vineyards on Granite de Chateau Thebaud and Granite de Clisson (certified organic)  with the addition of some purchased fruit from neighboring vineyards in organic conversion.  This first release of "Pépie" is aged sur-lie for about 4 months - the wine shows subtle aromas of pear, almond, citrus, lime-flower and minerals - classic Pépière - with a dense and sapid palate with firm stony acidity. Ripe pear, white peach and citrus flavors continue in the long finish with anise, minerals and refreshing saline acidity. Serve with anything from the sea, chicken and white meats as well.  Highly recommended!  David Lillie

  • white
  • 28 in stock
  • $15.99

  • Organic

Pépière 2017 Muscadet Sèvre et Maine Monnières-Saint Fiacre (10/19)

The 2017 Pépière Cru Communal Monnières - Saint-Fiacre is from a parcel of old vines on bedrock of gneiss, rich in minerals such as feldspar, mica and iron, with sandy limestone topsoils. The Cru is in the heart of the Muscadet region, bordered on the north by the Sevre river and to the southeast by the Maine. Notes from Remi Branger: "In 2017 there was frost in some parcels of Château Thebaud and Clisson but almost none in Monnières-Saint-Fiacre. 2017 is a very beautiful vintage where we find great freshness and structure. We harvested the Monnières parcel on September 7th and after two months of fermentation the wine spent 3 years sur-lie, during which time we performed 3 batonnages - we bottled it in November 2020. I don't know if you remember but at the salons (Jan - Feb 2020) the samples showed beautifully and were all in delicacy. The wine remains in that style, very pure and fine with notes of citrus with a bit of iodine and very lightly fumé."  The wine is less dense than "Clisson" and "Château Thebaud" but our notes from 2020 indicate an equally great Muscadet - ethereal, classy, pure and very long. A great wine for drinking over the next ten to fifteen years.  David Lillie

  • white
  • 11 in stock
  • $27.99

  • Organic

Pépière 2017 Muscadet Sèvre et Maine Cru Château Thébaud

The Domaine de la Pépière Cru Communal Château Thébaud comes from old vines in vineyards with great terroir on hills and slopes overlooking the river Maine. The granite here (Granite de Château Thébaud, oddly enough) is fissured and permeable by the vine roots which have access to water during dry spells and absorb micro-nutrients along the way.  2009, 2010, 2012 and 2014 here were among the best of the vintage in Muscadet and the 2017 will stand out as well due to the combination of density and minerality with the very firm acidity of this very good vintage year for Muscadet - those of you lucky enough to have the 2014 in your cellar understand just what a special wine  this is. Notes from Remi Branger: "For the Château Thébaud 2017 - we harvested on the 2nd of September and did a longer elevage - 3 and 1/2 years sur lie, and we bottled it in the spring of 2021. We had thought to do a 4 year elevage but we realized that the exchange between the lies and the wine was occuring faster than usual. We have a beautiful Château Thébaud with aromas of white flowers and a touch of white peach; on the palate the density and power arrive in the finish which is less structured than the 2014 but is more structured and brighter than the 2015."  The 2014 Château Thébaud is one of my favorite Muscadet, though it needs 5 more years to really open up, and the 2017 is not far behind - perhaps a bit more precocious, thus beautiful to drink now or to age for 20 years. David Lillie

  • white
  • 4 in stock
  • $27.99

  • Organic

Pineau, Julien 2020 Vin de France Sucettes á l'Aunis

From Jullien Pineau, new proprietor of vines at the Clos Roche Blanche in Touraine, comes this earthy and beautiful Pineau d'Aunis, organic farming of course and zero added sulfur. The 2020 shows a bright, slightly opaque red/purple color with lovely aromas of rose petal, spice, plum, ripe raspberry, orange peel and white pepper. The palate is tangy and velvety with ripe plum and crushed berries - the finish is soft and ripe with earth, minerals, red fruits and citrus. This is a delightful natural wine that will accompany a wide variety of lighter meat dishes, served cool. David Lillie

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $27.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur
  • white
  • 5 in stock
  • no discount
  • $23.99

  • Organic

Pinon 2016 Vouvray "Le 16"

100% Chenin Blanc. Pinon's only white wine in this very difficult and short vintage in which the estate lost 75% of its harvest. The "Le 2016" replaces the usual Trois Argiles, Silex Noir and Les Deronnières bottlings, with fruit from a range of those and other parcels. The vines average 40 years in age, are certified organic and were hand-harvested from October 10-18. Fermentation took place spontaneously with natural yeasts and lasted 2-3 months in wood vats. The wine was aged 4-5 months on its fine lees in old tonneaux (large oak barrels) and gently filtered before bottling in April 2017 with 22.4 grams/liter of residual sugar and 5.5 g/L total acid.  Total production of Le 2016 was 1600 cases (a yield of only 11 hl/ha). The wine shows lovely aromas of lime-flower, honeyed citrus, dried white fruis and earth. Firm lemony acidity and mineral flavors underlie  ripe white fruits and lemon confit. The finish is very long with citrus,honey, pear and stone . Technically a Demi-Sec, the wine is balanced by the bright citrusy acids and will pair well with charcuterie, fish in sauce and white meats. Cellar for twenty to thirty years to create a fabulous mature Vouvray.  David Lillie

  • white
  • 18 in stock
  • $26.99

  • Organic

Pinon 2018 Vouvray Les Déronnières

The grapes for this new cuvée from Francois Pinon (first made in 2014)  used to be included in the Silex Noir, but this wonderful vineyard, the Pinon's best parcel on a hill-top directly above their cellar, much deserves to be bottled on its own.  The soil is clay over Turonian limestone, and the beautiful exposure gives ripe fruit that is normally vinified as a demi-sec. In 2018 it's fabulously ripe, dense and complex, and finished dry (for Vouvray) in 2018, with a technically sec level of 8 grams RS and a very firm 4.7 grams acidity. The wine shows elegant aromas of lime-flower, dried pear, lemon zest and stones. The palate is very supple and ripe, saline and mineral with round white fruits, citrus and herbal notes with impressive density and length. A great Vouvray with fantastic minerality  that will age beautifully!  Normally thought of as a fish wine, the flavors and texture of this wine will make it pair beautifully with poultry and white meats as well.  Highly recommended.  David Lillie

  • white
  • 10 in stock
  • $32.95

  • Organic

Pinon 2018 Vouvray Silex Noir

Our friends Francois and Julien Pinon produce sensational Vouvray at their estate in Vallée du Cousse and the 2018 Silex Noir is another superb example. From approximatley 40 year-old vines on soils of clay and flint over limestone in the vineyards of Terné and Batailleries. The wine shows beautiful aromas of white fruits, citrus, wildflowers earth and honey. Chalky white fruits, earth, lemon and stone on the palate with a creamy texture typical of 2018, with nice finishing acidity and mineral flavors. A bit of residual sugar brings out all the best in this lovely Chenin Blanc, delicious now - decant a few hours in advance if possible - or cellar 20 to 30 years. Serve with rillettes and rillons, fish in sauce, lobster, langoustines and scallops, chicken in cream sauce, too. (26 g/L RS, 4.1 g/L total acid.)

  • white
  • 4 in stock
  • $30.99

  • Organic

Pinon, François & Julien 2017 Vouvray Brut Non-Dosé

François and Julien Pinon make some of the finest sparkling wines in the Loire Valley. The superb Brut Non-Dosé comes from 45 year-old Chenin Blanc vines on Turonien limestone with topsoils of clay with silex, from four parcels; Les Haut de Terne, Les Hauts de Mortiers, Chopet and Les Planches Favettes. The 2017 was hand-harvested at the beginning of October in three passes in order to select the best grapes, with two additional selections - on a "table de tri" and again before the press. Thus the best and ripest grapes are selected, enabling this cuvée with no addition of sugar, as in a Champagne Brut Nature.  (Two to three year elévage sur lies.) The robe is a pale greenish yellow hue. The nose offers an attractive mélange of stone fruit, green tea, pear skin, and flint on the nose.The palate is layered and lithe, with a fine bead, and soft mousse, featuring flavors of stone, orange oil, and quince, culminating in a sapid, mineral finish. This has fine balance and energy with compelling saltiness underlying the pretty fruit; in a word: superb! John McIlwain

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

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Pinon, François NV Vin de France Petillant Naturel Rosé

 50% Cot and 50% Grolleau, organically farmed in Vouvray by Julien and François Pinon. This is an elegant and very delicious Pet Nat (actually 2019 vintage) that will accompany just about anything and is delightful as an aperitif by itself. The aromas are quite pretty with ripe raspberry, strawberry and red currant with hints of rose and blood orange. The palate is fresh and creamy with raspberry and tart strawberry with a nice mineral kick and sappy fruit in the refreshing finish. Grab this before it's gone...  David Lillie

  • rosé sparkling
  • 38 in stock
  • no discount
  • $25.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Raffault, Olga 2015 Chinon Les Picasses

Les Picasses is one of the greatest vineyards in Chinon - a south-facing slope of clay over porous limestone that retains water and nutrients, nourishing the vines. While the wine is amply fruited and enjoyable young, it has firm acidity and structure for long-term aging, up to 30 years and more depending on the vintage. 2015 was a very successful vintage for Loire reds, which generally showed deep lush fruit, firm acidity and moderate alcohol - a relatively full-bodied vintage with a bit more ripeness and sap, and a bit less acidity, than the 2014 .  The 2015 Raffault "Les Picasses" is a quite full-bodied wine, showing aromas of ripe strawberry and black raspberry with pepper and soil notes, deep and pretty.  The palate is dense with black raspberry confit, prune, citrus, earth,  licorice and cocoa with a core of mineral and earthy flavors and a long fresh finish, quite balanced and elegant. The wine aged mostly in 2,000 liter foudre and inox cuves to preserve the fruit. Ripe and forward enough to drink now with anything from roast chicken to steak, the 2015 should age beautifully, perhaps best 2020 to 2035 and beyond...? David Lillie

  • red
  • 14 in stock
  • $33.99

Raffault, Olga 2020 Chinon Rosé

The Olga Raffault Chinon rosé has gotten better and better over the past few years, perhaps it's their move towards organic farming and the fine work of Sylvie Raffault and her husband Eric de la Vigerie. 100% Cabernet Franc, 10-hour maceration and slow wild-yeast fermentation. 2020 is "a sunny Rosé vintage, deep and aromatic, with fine acidity, sparkling with freshness." The wine is round and ripe and simply delicious, quite crisp and refreshing showing lovely bright pink color, hints of raspberry and strawberry fruit, ripe but dry and balanced on the palate with a bit of peach and red berries in the finish with bright saline acidity. "Particulièrement gouleyant" it says on the label and we couldn't agree more!

  • rosé
  • 11 in stock
  • $18.99

  • Organic
  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • no discount
  • $179.99

  • white sparkling
  • 1 in stock
  • no discount
  • $34.99

  • rosé sparkling
  • 2 in stock
  • no discount
  • $32.99

  • white
  • 4 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Terres Blanches (Benoit Blet) 2017 Anjou (Cabernet Franc) Les Hautes Bruyères

South of Saumur and west of Chinon (but legally in Anjou) is the sleepy village of Oiron where Benoit Blet at Domaine des Terres Blanches makes superb wines on an interesting terroir of sandstone(grès) under sandy clay topsoils. "Les Hautes Bruyères" is from old vines of Cabernet Franc; the wine undergoes a long slow fermentation with wild yeasts and is then gravity-fed into small 2 to 5 year-old barrriques for 18 months of aging. This is a unique and delicious Cab Franc that shows an opaque black/red color and intriguing aromas of ripe blackberry, cassis and black plum with hints of dark chocolate, expresso and earth. The palate is ripe and supple with a chalky texture, showing pretty blackberry and cassis fruit with bitter chocolate, citrus and mineral flavors that linger on the long finish. A bit different from either an Anjou or Chinon Cab Franc, the Hautes Bruyères will accompany a variety of poultry and pork dishes and will be great with a steak/frites, served a bit cool.  This will age beautifully as well, drink until 2035+.  David Lillie

  • red
  • 27 in stock
  • $23.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Terres Blanches (Benoit Blet) 2019 Vin de France Ancestral Brut

Les Terres Blanches Brut Ancestrale is 100% Chenin Blanc from low yielding vines in soils of sandy clay, quartz and limestone. The initial fermentation is in underground cement vats, without SO2, finishing at 22 - 23 gr/liter of sugar. The fermentation in bottle finishes quite dry and there is no dosage at disgorgement. This is  a wonderfully elegant and crystalline Pet Nat showing lovely subtle aromas of pear, peach and grapefruit, with beautiful chalky, stony acidity and terrific length. Just delicious!

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

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Terres Blanches (Benoit Blet) 2019 Vin de France Blet Tendre

The Terres Blanches "Blet Tendre" is a demi-sec Chenin Blanc with about 45 gr/liter RS, from grapes harvested on the 3rd pass through the vi