Alsace

Bechtold 2020 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
  • 5 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Organic

Brand & Co. 2021 VDF Kvevri Blanc

Kvevri is a new wine from Philippe Brand that was aged with some skin contact in buried Kvevri (Georgian spelling is Kvevri or Qvevri, otherwise known as Amphora) in Philippe's garden in Alsace. A blend of Pinot Auxerrois, Chardonnay and Riesling, aged in three 800L Kvevris which were imported from Georgia, and are lined with a thin layer of beeswax. Maceration time is 10 months, with an additional 2 months of aging before bottling without filtration or added SO2. There is real grip to this wine, a nice structured mouthfeel, very similar to the level of tannins found in most Georgian amber wines. Both an homage and an exploration of aging vessels and maceration times that are atypical for Alsace.

  • white
  • 4 in stock
  • $34.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Brand, Charles & Philippe 2022 Vin d'Alsace Fleurs Maceration

Is it a light red, or a dark rosé? Neither! It's an "orange wine" made from a maceration of Pinot Gris; A skin contact wine of a gray (actually pink) grape that yields a raspberry-hued wine that we wish we had barrels of in our basement! The wine has delicious red fruit, and tangy freshness. There's no tannin, so it should be a bit chilled. It offers beautiful red fruit, sweet cranberry tang, and above all, gulpability! Maceration is for ~15 days with whole cluster, and aging is 8 months in stainless steel.

  • white
  • 8 in stock
  • $28.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Brand, Charles & Philippe 2022 Vin D'Alsace Table des Rois

La Table des Rois is 100% Pinot Noir from Alsace, with a short maceration intended to yield a light and lithe red that leans into freshness instead of structure and earthiness. The approach is a success, and though the wine is primarily a friendly and juicy red offering, it still reveals a backbone of mineral structure, which is more apparent in the finish than the attack. A truly enjoyable Alsatian Pinot (Noir)!

  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • $28.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Brand, Charles & Philippe NV Alsace Mandoline

La Mandoline is a new wine combining all the white grapes at Philippe's fingertips. Pinot Blanc, Riseling, Muscat, Sylvaner, Pinot Gris (with skin contact), and a touch of Gewurztraminer from parcels in Kefferberg on clay and limestone soils. the wine is dry but floral, with nice ripeness in the mid-palate, and is tasting great at the moment! Aging was for 36 months in large barrel, and the wine was bottled without filtration or added SO2.

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $22.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Catherine Riss 2018 Alsace De Gres ou de Force (Riesling)

A fantastic dry Riesling from Catherine Riss, arguably the hardest working woman in Alsace! Intense lime and lime blossom notes on the nose, with a perfect balance between density and acidity. Medium weight with stone fruit on palate and almost a bit of fat. Still mineral as ever with wild herbs in finish.   -Eben

  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $31.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Catherine Riss 2018 Alsace Dessous de Table (Auxerrois/Sylvaner)

60% Pinot Auxerrois/40% Sylvaner. Honeydew Melon, stone fruit, white flowers on the nose. Though a touch volatile at first, it blows off after about 15 minutes. Lemon-curd and hay notes on the palate. Though overall a relatively soft wine, there's a precise mineral side coming from the sandstone soils that lends a long dry finish to the wine.  -Eben

  • white
  • 7 in stock
  • $31.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Australia

Austria

Ambrositsch, Jutta 2020 Wiener Gemischter Satz Ringelspiel

From a single vineyard on the east side of the Danube within Vienna's city limits, Ringelspiel is a field blend of Jutta's oldest vines. They are so old that they do not know what all the varieties are, what they do know is as follows: Kahlenberger Weisse , Rosenmuskateller,  Gutedel (aka Chasselas),  Neuburger, Riesling,  Welschriesling,  Grüner Veltliner,  Roter Veltliner,  Grauburgunder  and  Gelber Traminer! As per the distributor: "   vibrant acids pops on the palate, expressing more bright and fresh lemon. Overall, there is spectacular tension and weight for a wine that dials in at a mere 11.5% ABV." Extremely complex and lively !

  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $30.99

  • Organic

Barbara Öhlzelt 2022 Österreich Grüner Leader (1 Liter)

Based in the town of Zöbing, Barbara Öhlzelt farms six hectares of vines. Her Grüner Leader is always a go-to bottle for gatherings. The 2022 is very fresh and fun; juicy ripe peach and apples, balanced by green pineapple acidity. Enjoy with salty snacks, salads, light pastas, fresh cheeses!

  • white
  • 4 in stock
  • $15.99

  • Organic

Brundlmayer 2021 Kamptal Zobinger Heiligenstein Riesling Alte Reben Erste Lage

The terraced south and southwest facing slope of Zöbinger Heiligenstein has a unique geological history that has been preserved in this vineyard, full of fossilized plants and clumps of volcanic rhyolite and 270 million year old red desert sandstone! This produces a medium bodied Riesling with notes of lemon curd, spicy ginger, beeswax, and a  slate-like minerality on the finish. GH

  • white
  • 4 in stock
  • no discount
  • $61.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Familie Bauer 2022 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
  • 26 in stock
  • $22.99

Hirsch 2020 Kamptal Riesling Zöbing

From terraced vineyards in Zobing, which lies directly at the foot of Heiligenstein on Urgestein bedrock. Heiligenstein is one of the Kapmtal's "Grand Cru" sites.

  • white
  • 11 in stock
  • $26.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Jurtschitsch 2022 Niederosterreich Rosé vom Zweigelt

100% Zweigelt from vineyards on primary rock and loess in Langenlois. After a short maceration, the wine is fermented and aged on the lees in stainless steel. Electric pink color, pretty fruit is backed by a minerality that gives a bit of structure.

  • rosé
  • 7 in stock
  • $15.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Kracher 2017 Burgenland Cuvee Auslese 375 ml

 60% Welschriesling and 40% Chardonnay, fermented and matured for 11 months in stainless steel tanks. Medium yellow with green highlights. Aromas of freshly cut quince and fig lead to a lovely, finely textured palate, showing good volume of flavour with a succulent mandarin and passionfruit edge adding vibrancy. Finishes with excellent length and refreshing acidity. A delightful dessert wine.

  • white sweet
  • 1 in stock
  • $19.99

Moric 2018 Burgenland Hausmarke Weiss Supernatural

A blend of mostly Gruner Veltliner (75%) and Chardonnay, meant for drinking now. Aged in large old barrels. As with all of Roland's wines, fermentation is with indigenous yeast and minimal SO2 used at bottling.  

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Nittnaus, Anita & Hans 2021 Burgenland Pinot Blanc Gruner Kalk & Schiefer

 Made of 65% Pinot Blanc & 35% Grüner Veltliner, this delightful wine hails from soils of chalk and slate, from the northern part of Leithaberg mountains in Burgenland  Grown in soils of chalk and slate which impart an extremely mineral  profile. Herbaceous and mineral aromas are underscored by notes of lemon oil, green apple.and sea spray. A fabulous wine for summer, zesty and refreshing! Giselle Hamburg

  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • $20.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Pittnauer 2022 Burgenland Pitt Nat Blanc

Made in Burgenland with Gru¨ner Veltliner, Riesling, Mu¨ller-Thurgau, Welschriesling, Sauvignon Blanc and Grauburgunder grapes. Refreshing vibes with some nice minerality.

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

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Rosi Schuster 2021 Burgenland St. Laurent Classic St Margarethen

This lone St. Laurent on the shelf right now is simply a knock-out and one of the best examples of the variety I've tried. The bright-fruited nose is laced with complex baking-spice aromas: cinnamon, nutmeg and anise. Well-balanced and refreshing, this wine could take a light chill and become dangerously drinkable. Spontaneously fermented in open tanks, and not a single new barrel goes near this wine, so drink up! A quick note: this is the third vintage we've worked with this wine and it's by far the best. No one is making better reds in Austria than Hannes Schuster and this vintage's earthy character brings new complexity to an already reliably great wine. — jfr

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $23.99

Stadlmann 2021 Thermenregion Zierfandler Anning

 Zierfandler is one of 2 main white grapes of the Thermenregion 20 minutes south of Vienna. Dating back to the Habsburg empire, it was a favorite of the emperors and court. For lovers of dry rieslings, kerner and dry chenins with explosive aromas of lime, wet rocks, fresh herbs and meadow flowers. The palate is zingy with intense flavors of lime, pear,  herbaceousness and chalky minerality with a medium body and zesty acidity. Whole cluster pressed, spontaneous fermentation in large wood tanks and four months on the lees lend a certain velvety creaminess.  An absolute delight and eminently pairable with a wide variety of fish, vegetable, greens and cheeses.  Don't Be Blah!!  Giselle Hamburg

  • white
  • 20 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic

Straka 2020 Burgenland Blaufrankisch 'Greenschist'

A delightful Blaufrankisch from Sud Burgenland near the border with Hungary. The 2020 vintage manages a fine balancing act between savory and plummy notes but will also be able to age gracefully due to the higher acid and the mineral notes imparted by the green schist soil type. An ideal red that can pair with a wide variety of foods!  -Giselle Hamburg

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $22.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Straka 2022 Burgenland Welschriesling 'Greenschist'

Welschriesling, a slightly less aromatic Eastern European cousin to Riesling and Elbling is mineral-driven with  delicate nuances of yellow apples and herbs with elegant, fresh acidity. Grapes are from an old Hungarian clone of Welschriesling. The Straka estate boasts the oldest known Welschriesling vineyard in Burgenland, the Prantner. Greenschist is a new bottling from this natural winemaking husband and wife winery. As always it is farmed organically. In this rendition the 85 year old Hungarian clone Welschriesling is made in a very old fashioned traditional way honoring this wonderful old vineyard. Tom is certified organic, but his wines could be labeled natural due to the spontaneous fermentation, and the fact nothing else is added to the wine except for a touch of sulfur at bottling .

  • white
  • 9 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Strehn 2018 Mittelburgenland Zweigelt

Fermented in stainless steel and aged in stainless steel and old Austrian foudre. The wine is deeply purple with juicy plums, blueberries and hints of black pepper and earthiness. Its fruitiness complements poultry, game and tomato-based sauces, barbecue and spicy foods. GH

  • red
  • 29 in stock
  • $17.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Strehn NV Mittelburgenland Rosé Extra Brut

This current cuvee is 50% Zweigelt, 25% Blaufränkisch, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon. Aged for 6 mos on the lees with an extra brut dosage of 5grams.  Very dry, mineral with ripe red and black fruit.

  • rosé sparkling
  • 9 in stock
  • no discount
  • $23.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Tement 2019 Sudsteiermark Morillon Sulz Erste Lage

"A 1er cru vineyard, Ried Sulz is characterized by cool clayey marl soil in combination with a warm microclimate. The vines grow in a closed mountain basin with a South - Southwestern exposition which is excellent for Chardonnay. Deep, juicy aromas paired with silky elegance are the impressive result after a 24-month aging in neutral barrels"

  • white
  • 10 in stock
  • $39.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Tement 2021 Sudsteiermark Morillon (Chardonnay) Muschelkalk

Morillon is the local name in Styria, which  lies on the border with Slovenia, for Chardonnay. It's predominantly grown on coralline limestone soil, or  Muschelkalk in German. After natural fermentation, the wine is aged for 18 months on the lees in big, neutral oak casks.From 30-year-old vines, fermented for one year in small barrels and aged for another six months in stainless steel (without the addition of sulfur), Bottled unfiltered. Bright and balanced now, but even better after two-three years of bottle age. A great substitute for the chablis lover. GH

  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $23.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Winzerin Wiederstein 2022 Carnuntum Harslevelu 'Ana Blume'

Birgit Wiederstein is a female run winery/distillery in Carnuntum half an hour east of Vienna south of  the Danube. Apparently, like Burgenland when it was part of the Austro Hungarian empire, Harslevelu was widely planted there as well. Harslevelu is one of the major white grapes used in Hungarian Tokaji dessert wines. It also makes lovely still whites with delicate notes of linden, pear and citrus. The old Austrian name is Lindenblattriger which means "Linden Leaf". Birgit is committed to reviving ancient grape varieties from the region and foot stomps some of her grapes as well. The wine is named after her favorite poem by Dadaist Kurt Schwitters! Giselle Hamburg

  • white
  • 9 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Winzerin Wiederstein 2022 Carnuntum Rosey

A juicy blend of 50% Zweigelt, 30%Pinot Noir, & 20% Blaufrankisch, salmon hued. Long maceration on the skins, cool fermentation and ageing on the lees in tank until bottling. Punchy notes of wild strawberry, bitter melon, citrus and wet stones with bracing acidity, a surprisingly savoury finish and a faint prickle. "Made my day" indeed! GH

  • rosé
  • 28 in stock
  • $16.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Beaujolais

Descombes, Georges 2022 Brouilly

Georges Descombes is one of the great producers of natural Beaujolais -  the Descombes Brouilly comes from 3.5 hectares on steep slopes, farmed with organic methods. Carbonic maceration with whole clusters then a slow vertical press to finish the fermentation. No additives, a small addition of SO2 before bottling. Based on last winter's tasting, the 2022 shows beautifully ripe but high-toned red fruits, with lovely aromas of cherry, strawberry, blackberry and violet with herbal and citrus notes. The palate is fresh and mineral, a bit lighter and brighter than the Morgon, very sapid and velvety, infused with berry fruits and citrusy acids, and the finish is long and elegant.  Georges Descombes is perhaps the finest producer in the region over the last ten years, making consistently great wines that are completely affordable. This is a lovely food-friendly Brouilly to serve, quite cool, with chicken, pork, charcuterie and mild cheeses. SE/DL

  • red
  • 18 in stock
  • $28.99

  • Organic

Descombes, Georges 2022 Morgon

Georges Descombes is one of the premiere vignerons in Beaujolais. His farming is organic and his winemaking is very traditional; using native yeasts, semi-carbonic maceration, and very little sulfur added at bottling. The 2022 Morgon showed beautifully, tasted last winter, a bit fuller and deeper than the Regnié and Brouilly, as usuaul, showing ripe aromas of raspberry and strawberry  with elegant strawbery liqueur, earth and minerals on the palate with terrific length. The 2022s have beautiful ripeness but a bit less alcohol than 2018 - 2020,  a very good vintage for Beaujolais. This is a gorgeous wine that should be served slightly chilled with just about anything - enjoy over the next three to five years. (Drinking beautifully after 4 days in the fridge...)

  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • $28.99

  • Organic

Descombes, Kewin 2020 Morgon Vieilles Vignes

Kewin Descombe's Morgon VV is from over 80 year-old vines, there is a whole cluster, semi-carbonic maceration for 25 days. The wine is pressed and fermented in tank. It is then aged in 228L Burgundian barrels.

  • red
  • 10 in stock
  • $32.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Descombes, Kewin 2022 Morgon

The 2022 Kewin Descombes Morgon showed beautifully at the Partners in Health tasting, with a subtle red fruit and floral aromas,  lovely, complex ripe fruits with a great finish - good value as well,

  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $25.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Desvignes 2022 Morgon Côte de Py

The 2022 Desvignes Morgon "Cote de Py" is from 2.2 hectares of parcels on the Côte du Py, which is famous for its roche pourrie or "rotten rock" of manganese-rich, decomposed schist and its structured, long-lived wines. The vines are around 70 years old and have a cooler NE exposure at the top of the hill. They are certified-organic and harvested by hand. Generally around 50% of the bunches are left whole with the other 50% destemmed and put together into closed concrete vats for a partly carbonic fermentation; maceration is 13-14 days with a submerged cap and no punchdowns.  The 2022 Côte du Py was aged in concrete egg for 10 months.  This is a beautiful wine showing a bit more density and black fruits than the Javenieres. The color is a deep black/red with light rim. The aromas are deep and elegant - blackberry, black cherry, earth and licorice with mineral, sous-bois and citrus notes. The palate is dense and deep with black fruit liqueur, ripe and well structured with firm tannins. Black fruits, firm acicity and mineral flavors merge in the long finish - a wine to cellar for five years and then enjoy until 2035, but the tannins are supple and the sapid fruit makes this enjoyable young as well. Lovely wine. David Lillie

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $42.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Desvignes 2022 Morgon Javernières

Claude-Emannuelle and Louis-Benoit are the seventh generation of winemakers at Desvignes and the domain was one of the first in Morgon to "estate-bottle" beginning in 1955. "The spirit of our vinification is between the Beaujolais carbonic maceration and a Burgundy vinification," she says. The parcel "Javernieres," on the lower southeast corner of the Cote de Py, is considered by the Desvignes as their best terroir. Here the thicker topsoil with more clay and iron oxide gives a more generous wine. The 2022 seems a bit softer and more generous that the "Cote de Py" showing a deep red/garnet color, with aromas of black raspberry, cherry and strawberry, floral and elegant. The palate is beautifully textured with chalky red and black fruits with floral, spice and citrus notes. This has an elegant and full-bodied roundness, but with the acidity and tannin to allow long-term aging.  Serve a bit cool and enjoy now, best after 3 to 5 years and then until 2035+  David Lillie

  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $37.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Desvignes 2022 Morgon La Voûte St. Vincent

The beginning of the Desvignes range is "La Voûte Saint Vincent", named for the vault or "voûte" of the old family house and for the patron saint of winemakers. It is a blend of certified-organic estate parcels totalling 4.5 hectares in the climat of Douby, which lies in the northeast corner of Morgon along the border of Fleurie. The La Voûte vines average 45 years old and are planted in sandy, decomposed-granite soils. Harvest is manual. The bunches are generally left about 50% whole-cluster and 50%-destemmed and gently pressed into closed concrete vats for a partly carbonic fermentation; maceration is 10-12 days with a submerged cap and no punchdowns. Upon opening it shows an abundance of dark cherry and blackcurrant fruit with a hint of bright raspberry lurking behind some herbal, almost vegetal notes. After an hour or so the red fruit shines through and balances out the savory components nicely. There's structure but it doesn't feel heavy, with subtle tannins and balanced acid. This is tasty and approachable now but will continue to develop over the next five years.

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Ducroux 2023 Vin de France Prologue

Christian Ducroux' 5 hectare  estate has been 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 Gamay vines average over 60 years of age and are replaced by massale selection, giving extremely low yields and low levels of alcohol. Christian's farming is among the most thoughtful and inspired practiced anywhere in the world and his wines express this work in a joyful natural way. "Faites des vins peu alcoolisés avec un joli parfum" said Jules Chauvet (Make wines low in alcohol and with lovely aromas) and no one does this better than Christian.  Prologue is a lively, very alive and beautiful wine that takes you into the soils of Ducroux' vineyards and is a tonic for the soul. Zero added sulfur, keep cool, drink over the next few years.

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $17.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Terres Dorées (Jean-Paul Brun) 2022 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
  • $21.99

  • Organic

Terres Dorées (Jean-Paul Brun) 2022 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 2022 shows a bright deep red color. The aromas are high-toned and ripe with red currant, raspberry and wild strawberry, quite bright and floral. 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
  • 19 in stock
  • $20.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Terres Dorées (Jean-Paul Brun) 2022 Côte de Brouilly

Jean-Paul Brun of Domaine des Terres Dorées has 2 parcels of 50 year-old vines on a steep section of Mont Brouilly with a south-east exposition at about 1,000 ft of altitude. The thin soil is almost entirely stones of granite with a high iron content. (A more interesting terroir than the thicker, damper soils of Brouilly.) This is a lovely wine and is nicely balanced at 12.5% alcohol in the warm 2022 vintage. Ripe red currant and raspberry/strawberry fruit aromas with a touch of  violets, cherry, licorice and earth. The palate is ripe but not over-extracted,  with black and red fruit liqueur and fresh citrusy acids that linger in the finish. A beautiful Beaujolais for current drinking and over the next few years. Highly recommended! "Contains very little sulfite," says the label "store in a cool place and consume rapidly after uncorking" We haven't noticed any problem keeping this wine, but consuming rapidly after uncorking will be easy... DL

  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • $26.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Vignes du Maynes (Julien Guillot) 2022 Chénas Petites Pierres

Julien Guillot's 2022 Chenas is made with organic grapes from 60+ year-old vines in "Les Petites Pierres" on granite stones and clay over granite bedrock. Like many '22s from Beaujolais, the wine has lovely red fruit and is balanced on the palate. At 14% alc, this is not a "glou-glou" Beaujolais, and should improve beautifully with 3-5 years in bottle. If opened in the near future, we'd recommend serving with food rather than drinking it on its own, and there's no need to shy away from pairing this with a steak or roast.

  • red
  • 10 in stock
  • $31.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Vignes du Maynes 2020 Morgon Les Charmes

Starting with beautiful biodynamic grapes 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 this wine 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. 13.5% alc.

  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $32.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Bordeaux Red

Bellegrave 2018 Pomerol

75% Merlot & 25% Cabernet Franc from the western edge of the Pomerol plateau outside of Libourne. Flashing a deep ruby robe, the nose is redolent of tobacco, forest floor, cassis, blackberry and black plum with allspice and clove. Structured yet supple with filligrained, velvety tannins, the medium to full body dances lightly on its feet with a surprisingly singing acidity for such a ripe vintage. An all around class act, perfect with all manner of grilled meats and hearty winter fare. GH

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $63.99

  • Organic

Cartier 2019 Saint-Emilion Chateau Cartier

The second label to Chateau Fonroque, Chateau Cartier sees none of the estate's Cabernet Franc. The Merlot that goes into this wine comes from under the limestone plateau of St.-Emilion, picked from biodynamically farmed vines on the limestone-clay and silty clay soils of the slopes and bottom-slopes.  All fruit is picked by hand. The wine was fermented naturally and aged in a mixture of 75% barrel and 25% concrete vats. A very impressive partner to Fonroque, mimicking the minerally character that the estate is known for.  The nose delivers scents of dark flowers and rich baked fruit - strawberry, cherry, blueberry. 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, but a textural softness making the wine quite delicious now. The 2019 vintage was unusually hot in mid-summer so harvest was early - "the result was a rich, harmonious wine with a silky texture. Its classicism makes 2019 one of our best vintages" says the Fonroque/Cartier website.

  • red
  • 13 in stock
  • $32.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Chateau Brandeau 2021 Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux "Banzai"

Banzai is a tasty, pure Merlot expression from clay and limestone soils in Castillon Cotes de Bordeaux. The grapes are carefully destemmed and see a short and light maceration for 7-8 days, in what is called 'infusion style,' meaning there is no pumping over or any kind of aggressive agitation of the skins and juice, which are allowed to ferment with less extraction (less grippy tannins). It's Merlot, so it's ripe enough and has plenty of material to maintain an ideal medium-bodied expression, but it's also light in a way, not in the glass necessarily but on the palate and in terms of drinkability. No intervention during fermentation or aging, with small addition of SO2 at bottling.

  • red
  • 41 in stock
  • $17.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Ferriere 2016 Margaux

"Chateau Ferriere was certified organic in 2015 and biodynamic in 2018.  It is one of the rare Classified Growths to be biodynamic certified, not only in its vineyard, but also in the cellar. Ferriere develops its own wild yeast starter culture, avoids any input during vinification and limits the addition of sulfur to the strict minimum. 20% of the wine is aged in small ovoid concrete vats, developed by the property in 2012, and the biggest part of the ageing takes place in oak barrels. Born of this approach are wines that are more mineral, fresh and vibrant that fully express the terroir, without embellishment nor artifice." - Ferriere website "The 2016 Ferriere is a dense, full-bodied wine that will need a few years in bottle to shed some of its tannins. Old vines imbue the 2016 with a palpable sense of power and resonance that comes through in the wine's dark, somber personality. Blackberry, smoke and gravel are some of the notes that build as the 2016 opens in the glass." - Vinous 2018  The wine is drinking beautifully in 2023, but a decant is advised, or cellar and enjoy until 2040+


  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $74.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Fonplegade 2019 Saint-Emilion

Chateau Fonplegade's vines are situated southwest of the town of Saint-Emilion, just below Ch. Magdelaine on a steep slope of limestone with clay and sandy soils that descends from the plateau. The vines are partly in a natural amphitheatre, facing south with great sun exposure and protection from north winds. The estate was purchased from the Moueix family in 2004 by Denise and Stephen Adams and is now certified organic and biodynamic. The blend is roughly 95% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc and aging is 50% in new French oak barrels, 30% in one year-old barrels and 10% in concrete and 10% in amphorae. The 2019 has a great balance of plum and dark cherry fruit with some vanilla and woody spice - the aromatics are lush and giving, with subtle complexities starting to emerge after an hour open. The palate is a wave of seductive fruit and layers of tobacco and spice, with a long finish and balanced acidity, making this a prime candidate for steak or fatty meats. It's highly enjoyable now and will continue to evolve nicely over the next 5-20 years.

  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $53.99

Hauts de Smith (Smith Haut-Lafite) 2018 Pessac-Leognan

"Blended at the same time as Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte, Les Hauts de Smith 2018 was crafted and aged with the same care as the estate’s Grand Vin; the entire winemaking process is exactly the same." - From the website of Smith Haut-Lafite. The wine has a bouquet with notes of blackberry, blackcurrant, a hint of chocolate and sweet spices. The palate is medium-bodied with pretty tannins and a supple and elegant finish tinged with graphite. Delicious now and over the next ten years.

  • red
  • 11 in stock
  • $48.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

La Grave Figeac 2020 Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

Château La Grave Figeac converted to organic farming in 2009 under owner/winemaker Laurent Clauzel. Located at the border of Saint-Emilion and Pomerol on sandy clay and gravel soils over the limestone, it's neighbors are Cheval Blanc and Figeac in Saint-Emilion and La Conseillante in Pomerol. The blend here is 65% Merlot and 35% Cabernet Franc with an average vine age of 45 years. The 2020 is a bit more dusty and ethereal than the 2018 but still has some nice punchy fruit and the same herbal lift. This really shined with just a bit of air and is great for drinking now but will evolve nicely over the next ten years.

  • red
  • 15 in stock
  • $33.99

  • Organic

La Grave Figeac 2020 Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Pavillon de La Grave Figeac

The La Grave Figeac 2020 "Pavillon" is from the estates younger vines in a parcel of sandy clay soils over limestone abutting Chateau Figeac, near the Pomerol border. It's plummy and deep and shows some darker fruit but with youthful energy, still structured but with a velvety texture and smooth tannins. There's some spice at the back end and the finish is long and unctuous. This is a great wine to drink now but could also age another five years with ease. 

  • red
  • 11 in stock
  • $28.99

  • Organic

La Gurgue 2019 Margaux

Claire Villars-Lurton (G & C Lurton of Ferriere, Haut-Bages Liberal and Durfort-Vivens) has dramatically elevated the quality of this unknown Margaux, achieving organic certification in 2016 and Biodynamic certification in 2018.  The 2019 is 54% Cabernet-Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, 6% Petit-Verdot. 12 months ageing: 60% in barrels and 40% in ovoid tanks. The vintage is characterised by the elegance of the tannins, thanks to an exceptional late season where hot days alternated with cool nights. 2019 Château La Gurgue is marked by an exuberant nose of black fruits, the wine is ample with a beautiful finish and a lot of freshness. Perhaps the greatest value in Margaux!

  • red
  • 20 in stock
  • $39.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $74.99

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $199.99

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $18.99

Peybonhomme 2020 Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux Quintessence

This year's Quintessence from the famille Hubert's estate in the Cotes de Bordeaux is composed of 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon from beautiful biodynamically farmed vines on clay limestone soils.  The nose is dense and ripe on opening, showing ripe cassis, blackberry and raspberry, with hints of warming spice. With time open, the wine shows increasingly complex aromatic qualities, with more tobacco and earth coming through by hour 4 or 5. On the palate, the fruit is again ripe and dense, with cassis liqueur, ripe blackberry, and black cherry balanced by bristly tannins and limestone minerality on the long finish. After some time open, the palate leans more towards cacao and earth, but the ripe fruit remains dominant. A pleasure now with butter basted rib eye steak or roast beef, it will certainly improve over the next 10 to 15 years...

  • red
  • 15 in stock
  • $25.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Planquette (Didier Michaud) 2020 Vin de France (Médoc)

Didier Michaud works 1.7 hectares in the Medoc with 30 to 100 year-old vines on limestone with thin soils of clay with sand and stones.  He has old vines of Merlot Queue Rouge and massale selection Cabernet Sauvignon, farmed organically with just a little compost and shallow plowing. Vinification with wild yeasts, no extraction and no added sulfur (total SO2 less than 2 mg/L). This is one of the most "natural" and deliciously old-fashioned wines of Bordeaux. In the glass, the 2020 is dark black and plummy in color. The nose is heady, with aromas of blackberry, earth, graphite, coffee and pungent dark flowers. Flavors steer towards ripe fruits, like blueberry, blackberry, and cassis. Anise and herbs, with crunchy minerals, add flare to the wine's fruit. Great density, a velvety texture with engaging tannins and firm, bright acidity. Definitely a bold Bordeaux, clocking in at 14.5% ABV, but so delicious, well structured and drinkable. Serve with a steak or roast and please decant if possible or open the day before - or cellar 5 to 10 years. Yum! DH/DL

  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Bordeaux White

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $74.99

Burgundy White

Brocard, Jean-Marc 2021 Chablis 1er Cru Montée de Tonnerre

"Sitting to the right of the Grands Crus valley, the Chablis Premier Cru Montée de Tonnerre is without a doubt the most complete of the Premiers Crus: it concentrates minerality, a floral touch and richness into a great vin de garde… it’s for keeping" says JM Brocard. "An abundance of Chablis character suffuses the pretty, even elegant and quite floral nose that includes notes of mineral reduction, iodine, seaweed and apple. The sleek, intense and utterly delicious middleweight flavors possess fine cut and minerality on the finish. Outstanding" says Burghound...

  • white
  • 16 in stock
  • $55.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Brocard, Jean-Marc 2022 Bourgogne Blanc Kimmeridgien

This ripe and refreshing Bourgogne Blanc is from Kimmeridgian limestone soils near Chablis. In 2022 the wine shows lovely white fruit and mineral flavors and a clean, dry finish - it's a superb value!

  • white
  • 45 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Brocard, Jean-Marc 2022 Chablis Vieilles Vignes Sainte-Claire

This large estate began conversion to organic and biodynamic farming in 1997. While some parcels are now under Julien's name, the Sainte-Claire vineyard remains in the JM Brocard estate - the 2022 is quite racy and fine for a 2022. Harvest was done early in the morning, fermentation was with native yeasts. "The palate has a fine lick of salinity on the entry. With fine depth, this linear and taut Chablis will appeal to those seeking a more classic style in this warmer vintage. Excellent." Neal Martin Vinous

  • white
  • 24 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Champs de l'Abbaye 2022 Cote Chalonnaise Blanc "Les Amourettes"

The Champs de l'Abbaye "Les Amourettes" is a lovely Chardonnay from limestone terroir in Aluze, next to Mercurey. Notes of ripe yellow apple and pear waft from the glass with juicy tropical fruit and lemon confit on the round palate. Medium to full bodied despite it's lithe 12.5% abv, it would lend itself to fuller white meat, fish dishes and cream sauces such as blanquette de veau, monkfish a l'oseille and roasted pork belly. GH

  • white
  • 6 in stock
  • $31.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Champs de l'Abbaye 2021 Crémant de Bourgogne Brut Nature

The scintillating Champs de l'Abbaye Cremant de Bourgogne is 2/3 Pinot Noir and 1/3 Chardonnay, but nature - zero dosage, from organic grapes grown in the Côte Chalonnaise near Mercurey. This is an excellent Champagne-alternative and a great value. Aromas of freshly baked brioche, zesty citrus, and white flowers lift from the glass. The palate is very dry and densely mineral  with flavors of ripe pear, hints of baking spice, and stony acidity. A delicious, food-friendly bottle for any occasion. A Crémant for an aperitif, or with oysters from Brittany...

  • white sparkling
  • 14 in stock
  • $27.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Champs de l'Abbaye 2022 Rully Les Cailloux

The Hasard's have a small parcel of 40 year-old vines in Rully on clay and limestone soils. The 2022 is showing stunning elegance in its youth, with seductive aromas of dried apricots, flint, wild honeysuckle and integrated hints of new oak. The palate is charged with flavors of pear, citrus, and quince with an intense mineral-laden acidirty, balancing the lovely ripeness of the 2022 vintage. The finish is long and remarkably stony. Drink now with shell fish, comté cheese, or roast chicken, or hold for 5-10 years for a mature experience.

  • white
  • 5 in stock
  • $41.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white
  • 21 in stock
  • $39.99

Colin-Morey, Pierre-Yves 2011 Meursault Les Narvaux

The Narvaux vineyard is located above Genevrieres and Porusots; it is a very rocky hillside vineyard, and some sections of it seem to have been blasted from the bare rock. This is another great and accessible village level wine from PYCM, with very intense fruit aromas, good mouthweight and an intense finish — a fantastic bottle. There are many great producers of Narvaux, notably Domaine D'Avenay and Jean Marc Roulot.  Their Meursault Narvaux cost considerably more than that of Pierre Yves Colin Morey. JBT

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $324.99

  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $299.99

  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $424.99

  • white
  • 6 in stock
  • $374.99

Domaine de l'Enclos 2022 Chablis 1er Cru Beauroy

From a parcel of 40 year-old vines, this is lovely, satisfying Chablis, with ripe yellow fruit in the attack and mid-palate and forceful minerality in the finish. This has more cut and brightness than the very good 2020, with lovely citrus and orchard fruits. This is delicious now but is also a good candidate for mid-term aging (the 2016, backward upon release, grew into a beautiful swan with five years in the bottle).

  • white
  • 14 in stock
  • $43.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Domaine de l'Enclos 2022 Chablis 1er Cru Fourchaume

Fourchaume rather famously sits above the Grand Crus, just to the north and produces wines of real weight and substance, with serious aging potential. The L'Enclos vines range from 30 to 60 years old.

  • white
  • 9 in stock
  • $52.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Domaine de l'Enclos 2022 Chablis 1er Cru Mont de Milieu

From .75 hectares of organically farmed vines dating from 1995 high on the hillside on the western end of the climat (per Jasper Morris). Fermented in wood with native yeasts without batonnage and bottled with minimal sulfur. The ripe and vibrant 2022 Mont de Milieu is perfumed , yellow-fruited, generous, and pretty on the nose. There's a dynamic interplay between the ripe citrus and stone fruit flavors and the snappy oyster shell saltiness on the brisk, energetic palate with a long, lingering succulent finish. Terrific now,  but certainly a good candidate for mid-term aging

  • white
  • 7 in stock
  • $53.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Domaine de l'Enclos 2022 Chablis 1er Cru Vau de Vey

From vines planted in 1979 and farmed by the Bouchards since 2006. This is always steely and precise, a wine that cries out for oysters, clams and anything else from the sea you care to throw at it.

  • white
  • 11 in stock
  • $46.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Domaine de l'Enclos 2022 Chablis 'A L'Ouest' Sans Soufre

Domaine de L'Enclos Chablis A L'Ouest -  Vineyard : Comes from our most western parcel of our vineyard in the commune of Beine, on a hillside overlooking the Premier Cru Vau Ligneau. The soil is predominantly limestone and faces south.
 Wine : Natural wine vinified and matured without any input, no added sulfites. Generous and tonic at the same time, an ultra glouglou Chablis.

  • white
  • 26 in stock
  • $32.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Domaine de l'Enclos 2022 Chablis Grand Cru Vaudésir

From .57 hectares of organically farmed vines dating to 1992. The supple palate has good concentration and cut with the ripe stone fruit flavors so prominent in 2022 framed by a sapid earthiness and a long, lifted, expansive finish. This has grand cru class and is a delicious Vaudésir. Decant now or cellar for 5-7 years and beyond. Highly recommended.

  • white
  • 9 in stock
  • $79.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $116.99

  • white
  • 4 in stock
  • $129.99

  • white
  • 9 in stock
  • $36.99

  • white
  • 27 in stock
  • $24.99

Guillemot-Michel NV Vin de France Le Feu et La Glace

Our friends at Guillemot-Michel lost most of their 2021 harvest to frost, but they were able to buy organic Chardonnay and Gamay from friends to make this rather vivacious sparkling wine Le Feu et La Glace (Fire and Ice). The wine shows a lovely bright pink color and fresh aromas of cherry and raspberry fruit, blood orange and spice. The palate is fresh and bright with a firm bead an sappy red currant and cherry fruit with a hint of sweetness over the refreshing acidity. Quite delicious and perfect for a party, especially with charcuterie and cheeses.

  • white sparkling
  • 3 in stock
  • no discount
  • $18.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $118.99

  • white
  • 8 in stock
  • $124.99

  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $57.99

Morey-Coffinet 2021 Batard-Montrachet Grand Cru

Importer note from Martine's Wines: "From a well-situated plot, this 0.13-hectare parcel of vines was planted in 1996 at the top of the vineyard and is located on the Chassagne side. There is no trimming on this site and it is plowed by horse. Aged 16 months in 350 L oak barrels, 50% new. Unfiltered."

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $649.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Perrin, Céline 2022 Bourgogne Aligoté

The Perrin Bourgogne Aligoté comes from vines that are over 80 years-old, thus a bit more dense and full-bodied than most Aligotés. This is an Aligoté that will reward patience and a decant. Tight and compact upon opening, this blossomed with air, yielding fresh lemon, daffodil and crisp yellow apple all swirling around a profoundly mineral core. I was shocked how stony this wine felt at the four hour mark. Quite serious and fine, especially for the price. "An aperitif wine par excellence, it becomes the famous Kir when combined with crème de cassis. It goes perfectly with grilled fish and goat cheeses. More simply, it goes well with salads, tabbouleh, steamed vegetables. It is also a faithful companion to Burgundy gougères, snails and of course jambon persillé."

  • white
  • 22 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic

Perrin, Céline 2022 Bourgogne Blanc

The Céline Perrin Bourgogne Blanc hails from the thin stony soils of Ladoix. The wine show s a very pale gold color and subtle aromas of apple, pear, dried herbs (mint) and a bit of oak. The palate is lean and dense showing the limestone terroir, with a rather strong saline minerality with white fruit and citrus flavors, finishing bone-dry with stone and citrus in the long finish. Not a fruit-bomb, serve this glass of earth with grilled or broiled fish - decant or open in advance if possible.

  • white
  • 15 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Organic

Perrin, Céline 2022 Ladoix "Sur les Vris"

The Perrin Ladoix "Sur les Vris" is an east-facing slope in the north part of Ladoix abutting ancient quarries and just below the 1er Cru "Les Grechons." The wine shows a gold or light straw color, with aromas of ripe white and yellow fruits, with earth, citrus and floral notes and a touch of oak. The palate has nice weight and density with pear and peach fruit balanced by firm acids and mineral flavors with a touch spice and bitter lemon in the long finish. "It is a wine whose breadth and weight are balanced by its lovely freshness," say the Perrins. Please decant or open in advance if drinking now, best 2025 - 2030. It is very suitable as an aperitif, but also with salads, soups, fish, white meats. For cheeses, white Ladoix goes very well with blue, goat’s cheese, Gruyères…

  • white
  • 12 in stock
  • $31.99

  • Organic

Perrin, Céline 2022 Ladoix 1er Cru "Les Gréchons"

The Perrin Ladoix 1er Cru "Les Grechons" is just to the northeast of the Grand Cru Corton-Mourottes. The slope is covered with limestone scree and pebbles - tailings from ancient limestone quarries. There is so little white Ladoix kicking around, I had no reference point. But this was lovely, showing white peach and lime curd, with some spiciness and toasted almond notes. Good mineral density in the finish here, this is good now but will benefit from a few years in the cellar. This wine will be perfect with the most delicate dishes such as pan-fried foie gras, scallops...

  • white
  • 15 in stock
  • $46.99

  • Organic

Perrin, Céline 2022 Meursault "Sous la Velle"

The Céline Perrin 2022 Meursault "Sous la Velle" is from a large parcel just south of the village, giving wines that tend to be quite round and full-bodied, ideal for drinking young. This is by no means flabby or fat though, with balanced acidity and a mineral streak that brings some of the toasty, subtly creamy characteristics into focus. A pale gold in the glass, there are aromas of fresh orchard and citrus fruit with some delicate white flowers and toasted almonds, with a texture that seems to melt on the tongue. The palate is surprisingly tensile with  a mineral core, wood tannins and flavors of apples and citrus. It strikes a great balance between freshness and richness, delicious now but with potential to evolve nicely over the next few years. A phenomenal value for Meursault!

  • white
  • 17 in stock
  • $53.99

  • Organic

Rateau 2022 Beaune Clos des Mariages Blanc

Located toward the bottom of the slope beneath Beaune Grèves and adjacent to Les Cents Vignes, Clos des Mariages is a mix of young and very old vines planted in clay and limestone soils. The lovely 2022 Blanc shows high-toned aromas of lime-flower, melon, pear, wet stone and honeysuckle. The palate is light and silky with pear, apple and citrus flavors with chalky minerals and herbal notes in the refreshing finish. Superb in 2022, the wine combines lush, lovely fruit with bright acidity and a real mineral presence. Delicious now, but in 5 - 10 years it will be quite special.  David Lillie

  • white
  • 12 in stock
  • $45.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Rateau 2022 Cote de Beaune La Grande Chatelaine

About a kilometer or two northwest of the Beaune 1er Crus, La Grande Chatelaine is a cooler site with soils comprised of clay over limestone. The 2022 Clos de la Grande Chatelain is 90% Chardonnay, 10% Pinot Blanc and Pinot Beurot. This is a great vintage for the Grande Chatelaine - it's classy and elegant wine with 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. Beautiful wine, and a very elegant pairing with any elegant seafood or white meat preparation.

  • white
  • 5 in stock
  • $38.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Rateau 2022 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.  Quite racy and bright even in the ripe 2022 vintage, the wine shows lovely aromas of lemon, almond, stone, spiced pear and apple. The palate is rounder and more ripe than usual, but perfectly balanced with pear, citrus and stone flavors and terrific length. The antithesis of fat, oaky Chardonnays, 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 real Chardonnay of terroir and a great value!  David Lillie

  • white
  • 14 in stock
  • $28.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Texier (Vignenvie) 2022 Vin de France Calico

(Arrives Wed 2/21) Texier "Vignenvie" Calico comes from a one hectare parcel in Charnay co-planted with Muscat d’Alexandrie, Muscat Petit Grain, Muscat Ottonnel, Chasselas Blanc, Chasselas Gris and Pinot Gris. The Vignenvie project is quite unique: many inhabitants of the small village of Charnay work this land together as a community. Eric Texier then vinifies the wines and redistributes it to the workers. The work is heavily inspired by the agricultural philosophy of Masanobu Fukuoka. The 2022 offers a lovely combination of floral and stone fruit notes, suggesting the aromatic varieties with lychee and white flowers, but also subtle tangerine and citrus fruits. On the palate, the acidity is lively but balanced and not too sharp, with white apricot and fresh stones. The finish brings everything together and adds fresh-cut herbs and orchard fruit notes. A jovial and thirst-quenching wine with life-affirming energy! Seems like Eric hasn't given up on making no sulfur wines, at least he's really good at it! 30 minutes open and it's just getting better....

  • white
  • 24 in stock
  • no discount
  • $20.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Vignes du Maynes 2020 Vin de France Maxceration of Chardonnay

Max has been an integral part of the Vignes du Maynes team for many years now. His rustic red beard can be spotted from many meters away, and his jovial air matches or at least comes very close to the level of the indefatigable Julian Guillot. First gracing the label of Megamix, a co-ferment of red and white grapes that was on the shelf last year (and will likely return later this year), Max's newest cameo is on the label for this skin contact wine, one of the first (if not THE first) to be released from the estate. Our assumption is that this was all Max's idea, and it does not seem like photoshop was used for this label, which shows Max fully reclined in a vat of grapes. Julien tells us that "the presence of beard hair does not alter its a quality in any way." All Chardonnay, with 13 days of maceration, and 22 months aging in foudre, this is a flavorful and aromatically intriguing skin contact ("orange") wine. Notes of lemon meringue, apple sauce and quince on the nose, and subtle orchard fruit on the palate. The wine has just arrived, which may explain why it is currently not a two-day wine (i.e. we recommend drinking it within 2-3 hours of opening). Whether or not it gains some stability after the voyage, at 10.5% it would be hard not to down the bottle in one sitting with a few friends.

  • white
  • 12 in stock
  • $37.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Vignes du Maynes 2021 Mâcon-Cruzille Les Chassagnes 1.5L

The Vignes du Mayne "Les Chassagnes" is from massale-slection Chardonnay.  The walled vineyard (clos) was abandoned around 1880 after the phylloxera epidemic,  replanted  in 2005. The virgin soil is rich with humus from the forest that had grown on it. The very thin layer of soil (15 to 30 cm) is clay-limestone. The colluvial deposits of clay loam covering a layer of very calcareous and siliceous weathered limestone give the wines their minerality. Yield 20 hl/ha / Organic and biodynamic farming. Harvested by hand with no sorting because it is unnecessary / 12 hours of crushing and skin maceration before pressing / Fermentation in 600L demi-muids using natural yeasts, no SO2 / Matured on lees for 11 months without racking / Bottled in September with or without SO2 depending on the batches.

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $129.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Vignes du Maynes 2022 Macon-Cruzille Au Quin Chateau

100% Chardonnay from young vines, certified Biodynamic, planted in on a parcel with 40% incline in Martailly-lès-Brancion (just north of Cruzille) on white marl and blue marl terroirs, similar to the soils of the Jura, while Cruzille is usually known for its limestone soils. Manual harvest, direct pressing, 8 months of aging in barrels, racking, bottled without fining or filtration. Like all of the whites from Vignes du Mayne, lees aging helps to give subtle roundness to the wine, while the mineral rich soils provide freshness and balance. Though suitable for aging over the next 3 years, this is in some ways the younger sibling to Les Chassagnes and Aragonite, and is in a lovely place for immediate drinking. 

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $32.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Vignes du Maynes 2022 Macon-Villages

Julien Guillot of the Clos des Vignes du Maynes, makes this lovely Mâcon-Villages (100% Chardonnay)  from certified organic parcels in Viré-Clessé, Chardonnay and Montbellet, on Bathonian limestone with clay, rich in silica. The 2022 is a fascinating  and very natural  Chardonnay, showing bright pale gold color and high-toned aromas of lemon zest, white peach, pear, almond and honeysuckle. The palate is dense and supple with vibrant white fruit, stone and almond flavors, finishing with citrus and minerals. This is a young wine that will benefit from aeration if drinking now, and will cellar for ten years. (Approx 30 mg/l  SO2.)

  • white
  • 5 in stock
  • $36.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Champagne

Beaufort, André 2018 Champagne Ambonnay Brut GC (D 11/23)

The Beaufort 2018 Ambonnay Brut was disgorged in November 2023. We'll taste it with Réol Beaufort in April...

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

Beaufort, André 2019 Coteaux Champenois Polisy Rouge

(Arrives 12/11) 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 remarkable from the first sniff, with delicate red fruit mixed with an intense herbal component. Don't be scared, there is nothing green or stemmy here - it's minty and spicy and deeply delicious. As it sits in the glass the wine opens up and becomes fuller and earthier. It's fresh on the palate, almost salty, with a fine fragile mouthfeel and beautiful length. Wonderful wine. I suspect this will take on weight with time in the bottle too.    Sam Ehrlich

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • no discount
  • $79.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Beaufort, André NV (2018) Champagne Polisy Rosé Brut (D 01/24)

The André Beaufort NV Polisy Rosé Brut is from the 2018 vintage and was disgorged in January 2024. It's a deep crimson rosé and shows redcurrant, raspberry and cherry fruit on the nose, with a nice herbal lift. The palate has more wild red berries with lovely texture and crisp acidity that's in perfect balance, with hints of herbs and some earthiness that lingers. This opens up nicely with aeration - just delicious as an aperitif or serve with charcuterie, salmon, tuna or sushi.

  • rosé sparkling
  • 1 in stock
  • no discount
  • $66.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Beaufort, André NV (2021) Champagne Polisy Brut Réserve (D 1/24)

The André Beaufort NV (2021) Champagne Polisy Brut Réserve is 80% Pinot Noir from the 2021 vintage and 20% Chardonnay from 2018 - "it's showing well now" says Réol Beaufort "as the Chardonnay rounds out the young Pinot Noir." Organic farming since 1971 - one of the first in Champagne along with Georges Laval - wild yeast fermentations, minimal SO2. Disgorged in January of 2024. This is an outstanding value Champagne with loads of character - subtly toasty but with strong minerality and vibrant energy, not heavy but still textured with great acidity.

  • white sparkling
  • 11 in stock
  • no discount
  • $55.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Beaufort, André NV (b2019) Champagne Ambonnay Brut Res (D 10/22)

50 years of organic farming in Ambonnay!. Disgorged in Oct 2022. Right off the bat, the Ambonnay presents a completely different, more masculine profile from the Polisys. Still more mineral than fruit forward on the nose, the palate skews more ripe berries with vibrant acidity and a juicy finish. Pair with some duck a l'orange!

  • white sparkling
  • 12 in stock
  • no discount
  • $77.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Champagne Ponson NV Premier Cru Brut

Maxime Ponson, of Champagne Ponson, is a strong proponent of organic viticulture in Champagne, making delightful wines in area around Montagne de Reims. The straightforward and remarkably well-valued "Premier Cru" is a blend of Pinot Meunier, Chardonnay, and Pinot Noir that delivers just enough mid-palate weight and texture while delivering balance and freshness overall. Native yeast fermentation as always. Did we mention it's an incredible deal for real farmer fizz under $50??

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

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Champagne Ponson NV Premier Cru 'Charme Noir'

 Charme Noir is a new offering from Champange Ponson, who we have come to trust for outstanding quality at very affordable prices. A blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier, and Pinot Noir, from estate vineyards farmed organically in the Petite Montagne 1er Cru. A fantastic value, with nice cut, a touch of richness and a broad mid-palate. 

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

  • Organic

Chartogne-Taillet NV (base 20) Champagne Brut Le Rosé

Despite being a blend of several different parcels, a substantial portion of the grapes for this 60% Chardonnay- 40% Pinot Noir blend come from the 1.3 acre vineyard of Les Orizeaux in Merfy. Detailed soil analyses of this parcel and of all of Alexandre’s vineyards are beautifully rendered on his website, an informative rarity within Champagne.

Golden peach hues brighten to coppery edged flames for this noticeably dry and structured rosé. The nose hints at tamarillo, red currants, cinnamon sticks, pumpkin spice, and hickory powder. A broad and powerful palate offers yellow plum, rhubarb with a sour cherry finish. This will liven up an array of fatty dishes, but will pair perfectly with a chicken liver pâté. David Salinas

  • white sparkling
  • 8 in stock
  • no discount
  • $84.99

Horiot, Olivier 2016 Champagne 'Sève' Rosé de Saignée En Barmont

Unencumbered by the history and tradition of the Marne, Olivier Horiot has set out to make simple, intimate, and vinous Champagne that showcase the terroir of Les Riceys. The Sève is a Rosé de Saignée, from the warm, single vineyard site of En Barmont, where Pinot Noir can reach a robust ripeness that is balanced by firmly controlled yields.  Four days of semi-carbonic maceration add both complexity and lightness to this joyful Champagne.

  • rosé sparkling
  • 5 in stock
  • no discount
  • $76.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white sparkling
  • 1 in stock
  • no discount
  • $139.99

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
  • 3 in stock
  • no discount
  • $59.99

  • Organic
  • white sparkling
  • 5 in stock
  • no discount
  • $94.99

Laval, Georges 2018 Champagne Cumières 1er Cru Bl de Noirs 'Les Hautes Chevres'

ORIGINAL PRICE - $300 -  Vincent Laval's Les Hauts Chèvres Blanc de Noirs bottling comes from a parcel on the western portion of the slope of Cumières. Formerly comprised of Pinot Noir from very old vines (which have since been replanted), the wine is now made from venerable Pinot Meunier vines planted between 1931 and 1947 in the same lieu-dit. One could call this a "serious" Pinot Meunier, without the sometimes unbridled character the variety sometimes displays, due to the old vines and longtime organic farming of the dedicated Laval family, but that would understate the sheer deliciousness of the wine, which should only grow as the structural and fruit elements knit. -JCM

  • white sparkling
  • 1 in stock
  • no discount
  • $299.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Laval, Georges 2019 Champagne Cumières Premier Cru Blanc de Blancs "Les Chênes"

ORIGINAL PRICE - $300 -  If ever there were an argument that portions of Cumières merit Grand Cru status, Laval's Les Chênes makes a convincing case. The amphitheater-shaped vineyard is something of a sun trap and produces Champagnes of power and precision in Vincent's able hands. Made up of 100% organically-farmed Chardonnay from the eponymous lieu-dit on the eastern side of the village (near the bottom of the slope down by the river), where the soils are chalky rather than the clays of other portions of the village. This is a particularly powerful blanc de blancs. Don't hesitate to age for 10 or more years, as tastings with Vincent have shown that Les Chênes is a particularly long-lived wine and a magnificent expression of singular terroir.  -JCM

  • white sparkling
  • 4 in stock
  • no discount
  • $289.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white sparkling
  • 1 in stock
  • no discount
  • $329.99

Mouzon Leroux NV (Solera) Verzy Grand Cru L'Ascendant Solera

A perpetual cuvée comprised of 60% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay from Verzy, farmed organically (certified), and fermented in used barrel. Aged 40 months sur latte.

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

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • rosé sparkling
  • 7 in stock
  • no discount
  • $69.99

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

  • white sparkling
  • 2 in stock
  • no discount
  • $399.99

  • white sparkling
  • 1 in stock
  • no discount
  • $47.99

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

Cote-de-Beaune

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $299.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $299.99

Chantal Lescure 2021 Beaune 1er Cru Les Chouacheux

From a 1.5 hectare parcel of 50+ year-old massale selection vines on clay/limestone soils rich in iron, in this excellent 1er Cru vineyard at the foot of the slope in Beaune. The vines "have their feet in the limestone" bringing a lovely chalky texture to the ripe fruit. The wine shows a bright red/garnet color with very pretty high-toned aromas of cherry, raspberry and violets with hints of licorice, earth and spice. Ripe red raspberry/strawberry on the palate, dense and sapid, but not heavy, earth and minerals emerge in beautiful balance, finishing with terrific length of lush fruit, earth and bright acidity. 13% alcohol. Best 2028 - 2038 but delicious now served a bit cool. This is a very elegant Chouacheux and a baargain at Burgundy prices these days...

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $67.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Chantal Lescure 2021 Volnay

The Chantal Lescure Volnay is from 50+ year-old vines on sandy clay soils over limestone. There is a long, slow fermentation with wild yeasts in cuve inox followed by 18 months in barrel, approximately 20% of which are new (500L), bottled without fining or filtration. The old vines did their job in 2021, bringing lovely earthy and floral cherry/raspberry aromas. The palate is surprisingly round and ripe in this cool vintage - this is showing beautifully as a young wine but of course 3 to 5 years of cellaring will open it further, enjoy until 2035+.

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $57.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Chantal Lescure 2021 Pommard Les Vaumuriens

The Chantal Lescure Pommard "Les Vaumuriens" is from a steep northeast facing slope abutting Volnay, just above "Les Rugiens." The vines are 45 - 50 years old, grown on very rocky soils of brown limestone over limestone marl and hard limestone giving very earthy wines very marked by the terroir. I've aways found wines from "Les Vaumuriens" to be a bit difficult and unyielding, but in this era of riper fruit and higher alcohol, the beautiful terroir expression from this site seems more intriguing and food friendly. The 2021 shows a bright red/black color with very pretty high-toned black cherry/blackberry/cranberry aromas with stone and licorice. There is a beautiful intensity of black fruits, earth and minerals on the palate which is dense and sapid but very fresh. Fantastic length of fruit and terroir flavors. Delicious now in its youthful intensity, best to wait a few years then appreciate the interesting food pairngs, energy and maturity "racinaires" of this wine. David Lillie

  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $68.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Chantal Lescure 2021 Pommard Les Vignots

The Pommard "Les Vignots" is from south-facing vines situated on the Montagne de Pommard, in a terroir of clay-marl. These 35 year-old vines grow in high elevation, about 330 meters above sea-level. (The name stems from a parcel of vines remaining on this site that survived a desvastating insect attack that destroyed much of the Burgundy vineyard in the 1700s) The grapes are hand harvested and undergo a long fermentation in stainless steel tanks, punched-down and vatted for 18-25 days. The 2021 shows a bright red/garnet color and complex, very pretty aromas of ripe strawberry, and black raspberry with earth and spice notes. The palate is round, earthy and nicely textured with elegant black raspberry, plum and black cherry, ripe and round and balanced with earthy minerality. The finish is long and sappy, with firm acidity. This is soft enough to drink well young but will come together nicely with a few years in the cellar. Lovely wine!  David Lillie

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $64.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $99.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $69.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Domaine des Croix 2020 Corton Grand Cru La Vigne au Saint

100% Pinot Noir. Organic. sourced from the brown clay and Jurassic limestone terroir known as "Corton limestone." As with many clay-rich sites, this bottling sees more stems—40% whole-cluster in this case.

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $204.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • no discount
  • $99.99

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • no discount
  • $99.99

Jobard, Claudie 2021 Beaune 1er Cru Les Epenottes

The Claudie Jobard Beaune 1er Cru "Les Epenottes" is a mix of young and old vines in stony iron-rich soil over the limestone next to Pommard "Les Epenots." The wine shows a bright deep red color with aromas of ripe black cherry and earth with game and floral notes. The palate is dense with lush black fruits, earth, mint and stone flavors and a chalky texture. This can be enjoyed now but a few years of cellaring should open this up drmatically as the material is there, enjoy until 2038. 13% alcohol. DL (Serve with roast lamb, pork or beef, gamebirds, farm chicken)

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $69.99

  • Organic

Jobard, Claudie 2021 Pommard Vieilles Vignes

Claudie made a tiny quantity of this wine due to the low yeilds in 2021, from old vines in three parcels -  En Boeuf, La Combotte and Vaumuriens. The wine shows a relatively light red/garnet color with bright aromas of black cherry, raspberry, violet and earth, subtle and very pretty. Darker fruit, spice and earth notes emege on the palate which is dense but not at all heavy, wrapped in firm mineral flavors and well-structured but supple tannins, with terrific length. 13% alcohol. This very elegant Pommard can be enjoyed now but should really sing after five years of cellaring. DL (Serve with duck, farm chicken, rabbit, charcuterie)

  • red
  • 10 in stock
  • $67.99

  • Organic

Jobard, Claudie 2022 Bourgogne Cuvée Milliane Vieilles Vignes

Domaine Gabriel Billard is now directed by Claudie Jobard. The four hectares of parcels in and around Beaune and Pommard have a very high percentage of old vines. Certified organic farming with only natural composts used, with minimal treatments in the vines and regular light tilling ("griffage") and wild-yeast fermentations. The 2022 Cuvee Milliane "Vieilles Vignes" is from old vines near Pommard... Approachable upon opening with  elegant aromas of tart cherry and black fruits with hints of licorice and dried flowers, along with peppery spices, plums, fresh herbaceousness and zesty acidity combining to make quite a festive pinot. A great pairing for all manner of red meat dishes such as steak tartare and steak sandwich, duck tacos and peking duck. DIVINE!!! GH & MK 

  • red
  • 20 in stock
  • $32.99

  • Organic
  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $1,999.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $1,799.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $3,999.99

Perrin, Céline 2021 Aloxe-Corton "Les Boutières"

The Perrin Aloxe-Corton "Les Boutieres" is from a parcel at the southern tip of Aloxe-Corton, bordering Chorey and Savigny-les-Beaune. The name refers to an ancient road that continued up though Savigny and Pernand-Vergelesses used by mule-drivers carrying "boutes' - goat-skins filled with wine, (sometimes from Etruria and Campania (!) as early as the 2nd century BC). One of the best known village level Aloxe sites, these vines are planted in quite deep clay soils full of iron oxide (red mud that sticks to your shoes). This is a classic Boutieres, with vivid red fruit and a meaty salty character somewhat obscured at present by vigorous tannic structure. The color is quite dark, deep ruby, garnet, it has aromas of small red fruits (raspberry, strawberry, cherry) and black fruits (blackcurrant, blackberry). Its accents intensify with air: jams and fruits in brandy, pistachio, prunes, truffle, cinnamon. It's by no means unapproachable but 4-6 years in the cellar will bring everything into high definition. Serve with red meats, grilled or in sauce, roasted poultry, game, without forgetting soft and washed-rind cheeses: Epoisses, Ami du Chambertin, Livarot...

  • red
  • 20 in stock
  • $39.99

  • Organic

Perrin, Céline 2022 Bourgogne Pinot Noir

Celine Perrin's 2022 Bourgogne Rouge is a delightful wine showing a bright red/garnet color with floral high-toned cherry, strawberry and raspberry aromas. From 70 year-old Pinot Noir vines in and around Ladoix. There is sappy cherry fruit on the palate with plum skin, citrus, earth and mineral flavors that continue in the refreshing finish. This is a remarkable value - a beautiful, refreshing light-bodied Pinot Noir with gorgeous fruit, purity and length! "Serve with rather moderately aromatic dishes, such as roast veal, meat pies, poultry, stew and even certain fish. For cheeses, we will choose these according to their not very intense aromas..."

  • red
  • 10 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Perrin, Céline 2022 Ladoix "Les Briquottes"

The Perrin Ladoix "Briquottes" is from another part of the quarries that used to cover this slope, just below the 1er Cru "Les Grechons" - the stone was cut into "briques" that were wrapped in paper and put between the bed covers in the winter. Beautiful garnet color with purplish reflections. On the nose, the bouquet opens with floral, bright red fruits (raspberry, strawberry, blackcurrant) and jam. On the palate, we find all the finesse of the fruits with silky tannins and a round chalky texture with a bit of citrus, finishing with firm acidity and sappy berry fruits. The 2022 shows an extra layer of ripeness but is "fresh, super food-friendly and ready for action" says Eben. This red Ladoix will go well with beef, poultry and game birds, served a bit cool. Delicious now, drink until 2030.

  • red
  • 10 in stock
  • $31.99

  • Organic
  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $59.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $89.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Rateau 2018 Beaune 1er Cru Les Bressandes

Jean-Claude Rateau has a large parcel in the 1er Cru Les Bressandes on a steep slope facing east with pebbly clay/limestone soils, conducted in biodynamic farming since 1979. The soil is warm and well-drained giving ripe, structured wines. There is a 21-day cuvaison with manual cap-punching followed by 18 months in old barrels. Tasted in January of 2020 in the cellar, the 2018 Bressandes showed a deep black/red color and intense aromas of blackberry  and ripe black cherry, dense and pure. The palate was elegant and deep with black fruits, bitter chocolate, earth and mineral notes, very, very long and with great finishing acidity. Really a vibrant and beautiful Bressandes which should be fun to drink in it's youthful exuberance, or hold and enjoy until 2040. David Lillie

  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $59.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Rateau 2020 Beaune 1er Cru Les Bressandes

Jean-Claude Rateau has a large parcel in the 1er Cru Les Bressandes on a steep slope facing east with pebbly clay/limestone soils, conducted in biodynamic farming since 1979. The soil is warm and well-drained giving ripe, structured wines. There is a 21-day cuvaison with manual cap-punching followed by 18 months in old barrels. The 2020 is a superb wine that will age beautifully. The aromas are deep and complex with black fruits, earth, violets and spice. The palate is ripe and intense, elegant and beautifully balanced with red and black fruits, earth and saline mineral flavors. "Precise" is the word that came to mind, a great expression of this terroir, showing a bit more like a Grèves or Teurons in this vintage. Certainly interesting to taste now but best after five years of cellaring, and for many years after that. A great Burgundy for the cellar at a reasonable price!  David Lillie

  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $59.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Rateau 2022 Beaune Clos des Mariages

Located toward the bottom of the slope beneath Beaune Grèves and adjacent to Les Cents Vignes, Clos des Mariages is a mix of young and very old vines planted in clay and brown limestone soils. "This fertile soil gives wines that are open and joyous, with delicate spice notes, giving great pleasure in their youth and capable of long-term aging." (J-C Rateau) Indeed the 2022 Clos des Mariages seems a bit fuller than the 2020 and 2021 but showing lovely brightness and balance, really a superb wine with gorgeous aromas, showing a bright mélange of black cherry, strawberry, red currant and raspberry with hints of spice, citrus, licorice and violet. The palate is very elegant showing dense, chalky fruit, sappy and ripe but with firm acidity and mineral flavors that continue in the very long, juicy finish. This is absolutely delicious now and should drink well continuously over the next ten to fifteen years. Beautiful wine! David Lillie

  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • $46.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Rateau 2022 Beaune "Les Beaux et Bons"

Jean-Claude says this wine, sourced from lieux-dits Beaux Fougets (clay soils) and Bons Feuvres (iron-rich soils) on the Pommard side of Beaune, always shows aromas of "cerises noires" (black cherries).  The 2022 has a bright red/garnet robe. The nose is super-pretty with pure, very floral aromas with notes of violet, black cherry and ripe black raspberry. The palate is beautifully textured, chalky and sapid, with red and black fruits (there's that black cherry!) but with lovely lightness and balance with savory herbal notes, and a brooding earthiness beneath the ripe, exuberant fruit. This showed a bit lighter than the "Mariages" and "Prevoles" but in a delightful and elegant way  - give this a bit of aeration and it will be a very beautiful bottle, served a bit cool, with coq au vin or perhaps braised duck legs. Lovely wine!

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $43.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Rateau 2022 Beaune 1er Cru Les Reversées

From vines grown in the calcareous clay soils of "Les Reversées" premier cru, toward the bottom of the hill in the center of the slope next to "Les Teurons," and  below "Clos de la Mousse," exposed east and slightly north (hence "reversées" - wrong side of the hill.) Mostly young vines, massale selection from the Clos des Epenaux. The 2022 shows generous black cherry, boysenberry, notes of cherry pit and anise on the nose. Ripe mid-weight palate, lighter than "Bressandes," with ripe black fruits, hints of iodine and iron and other soil beneath supple structure. Succulent acidity and savory mineral notes offset the ripeness and lend energy and drive on a balanced and mineral palate-coating finish.. The purity of fruit and earth notes are finely balanced and this is an excellent Burgundy for the mid-term.

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $56.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Rateau 2022 Hautes-Côtes de Beaune "En Bignon" Rouge

Jean-Claude Rateau's  new Hautes-Côtes de Beaune cuvée "En Bignon" is a bit more fine and delicate than the regular cuvée, coming from a beautiful 1 hectare single vineyard. The wine shows lovely aromas of strawberry, raspberry and violet and a light, silky palate. Serve cool and enjoy!

  • red
  • 10 in stock
  • $33.99

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

  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • no discount
  • $49.99

Cote-de-Nuit

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $749.99

Bart 2022 Marsannay Rosé

(Was $24.99) A lovely rosé of Pinot Noir from Pierre Bart in Marsannay, the 2022 shows a bit more weight than usual in this very pretty vintage of ripe, forward fruit. Bright pink color. Subtle hints of red currant and strawberry, floral and mineral. The palate shows nice density and a silky texture with sappy berry fruits, blood orange and stone supported by refreshing acidity, finishing with elegant mineral, citrus and strawberry flavors long and quite delicious. Please open this young wine in advance if drinking now, or even put some aside for next year....

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

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $749.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $424.99

Chantal Lescure 2021 Nuits-Saint-Georges

The Chantal Lescure Nuits-Saint-Georges village wine is assembled from three parcels on the Vosne-Romanée side ("Les Creux Friaiches Eaux," in the combe above "Aux Thoreys;"  "les Tuyaux" and "les Herbues" at the foot of the slope next to Vosne-Romanée "Aux Raviolles"). Due to the small yields in 2021 the "les Damodes" parcel above the 1er Cru was also included in the village wine. This showed beautifully in January 2023, with fresh, complex, very bright, floral red fruit aromas with earth and spice, really pretty. The palate is perfectly balanced with classic earthy cherry/raspberry fruit with firm acidity and minerals in the long finish. Gorgeous wine.

  • red
  • 7 in stock
  • $74.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Chantal Lescure 2021 Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru Les Vallerots

"Les Vallerots" 1er Cru is a near monopoly of Chantal Lescure on a steep slope in the combe above "Vaucrains" on very shallow stony soils over the limestone at 260m altitude. Less exposure to sun but protection from wind gives good ripeness to the grapes. Aged in approx 30% new oak by Francis Miquel. The nose is initially closed and tight with bright red fruit aromas emerging with notes of black raspberry, plum, cherry pit and a hint of anise. The palate shows very fine dense red fruits with great elegance and energy, with intense mineral flavors from the shallow soils in this ancient quarry -  a superb combination of fruit and terroir. This will need a long decant if drinking now, best to hold 3 - 5 years then enjoy until 2035+ David Lillie

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $99.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Chantal Lescure 2020 Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru

From vines in the upper part of the Clos (Lieu-dit "Montiotes Hautes") Terroir pebbly clay/limestone, 50% of the vines are 70+ years-old, 50% were replanted in 2011. (The exact position is a bit unclear on the Beteta maps, which put the Chantal Lescure vines running across "Dix Journaux" into "Montiotes Hautes" (?)  just below Meo-Camuzet and above Guyon, De Montille and Prieuré-Roch)

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $219.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Chantal Lescure 2021 Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru

From vines in the upper part of the Clos (Lieu-dit "Montiotes Hautes") Terroir pebbly clay/limestone, 50% of the vines are 70+ years-old, 50% were replanted in 2011. (The exact position is a bit unclear on the Beteta maps, which put the Chantal Lescure vines running across "Dix Journaux" into "Montiotes Hautes" (?)  just below Meo-Camuzet and above Guyon, De Montille and Prieuré-Roch) This showed beautifully in January 2023, with fabulous elegance and chalky minerals, ethereal meaty, stony red fruits, a perfect wine and well worth the investment... DL

  • red
  • 10 in stock
  • $259.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $694.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $374.99

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $1,199.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $649.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $374.99

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $1,499.99

Esmonin, Sylvie 2020 Gevrey-Chambertin

"Depending on the vintage, 30 to 50% of the grapes are macerated whole-cluster for 12 to 13 days in open wood vats, then racked to barrel for fermentation and aging. The barrel breakdown is: 20% new oak, 30% "one wine" barrels, 50% "two wine" barrels. From average 45 year-old vines" - Louis/Dressner

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • no discount
  • $71.99

  • Organic
  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $399.99

  • red
  • 11 in stock
  • $849.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $47.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $999.99

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $159.99

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $999.99

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $999.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $424.99

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  • 3 in stock
  • $474.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $849.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $299.99

Perrin, Céline 2022 Bourgogne Hautes-Côtes de Nuit

The Perrin Hautes-Cotes de Nuits is from vines in and around Ladoix, including the "Clos des Fourches," a tiny parcel above Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru "Clos de la Marechale."  The 2022 shows a bright red/garnet color and a pretty melange of earth, cherry, violet, raspberry, licorice and citrus in the nose. The palate is medium-bodied with nice density of sapid cherry and berry fruits that is backed with bright firm acidity and mineral flavors, remaining light on its feet at 12.5% alcohol. Opening the day before, or a few years in the cellar ae advised, serve cool and enjoy this delightful wine!

  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $25.99

  • Organic
  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $399.99

Rateau 2022 Gevrey-Chambertin

The Gevrey-Chambertin by Jean-Claude Rateau is from two small parcels in "Aux Etelois" (below Grand Cru Griottes)  and "les Epointures" (below 1er Cru Clos Prieur) on the more fine and aromatic side of Gevrey, south of the village. Organic and biodynamic farming, minimal extraction and minmal SO2. (Our samples didn't arrive in time for today's offer, but our impressions last January were " SUPER!! Deep, dense, floral, unique...")

  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $59.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $114.99

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $999.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $1,999.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $2,199.99

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $179.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $109.99

  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $59.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $2,299.99

Germany

Battenfeld Spanier 2021 Rheinhessen Gruner Sylvaner

Hohen-Sülzen is a wine producing village west of Worms, in Rheinhessen, Germany. It is located on the flat land just north of the Pfalz, with soils of deep limestone and a crumbly chalk toplayer, perfect for mineral laden whites and pinot noirs. As per Olivier Spanier: " The vines must root deep  in this porous and water-storing rock to obtain nourishment. Due to the Donnersberg mountain, which intercepts the weather from the west, Hohen Sulzen is in the rain shadow and summers are drier than elsewhere. The water-storing limestone exhibits its virtues and yields wines that are ripe and vibrant. The deeply rooted vines bring out the stone aromas rather than the fruit aromas. This is what interests me: the spectrum of aromas of the stones and the soil found beyond the transient fruit. Dancing minerals. Salty character of origin. This applies to Riesling as well as to Sylvaner, the white wine as well as the red Burgundy. I don’t grow any other grape varieties." The Gruner Sylvaner (Green Sylvaner as it's called in the southern Rheinhessen) is super zesty and herbaceous with bright acidity and more of that cool minerality native to the area. An excellent affordable alternative for Sancerre lovers! Giselle Hamburg

  • white
  • 29 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white sweet
  • 1 in stock
  • $49.99

  • white sweet
  • 6 in stock
  • $49.99

Brand 2021 Pfalz Weissburgunder

Hailing from the Northern Pfalz near the border with the Rheinhessen and it's limestone soils. Fresh like a German mountain meadow with herbaceous notes of pine forest floor, grass and white flowers,. Extremely zippy and refreshing with notes of limeade, green apple and peach with effervescent acidity yet juicy fruit. The perfect spring picnic wine meant to be consumed in the great outdoors with a brisk chill, able to accompany all manner of light fare: Pure Spring in a Liter Bottle. Giselle Hamburg

  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $18.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Busch, Clemens 2022 Mosel Vom Blauen Schiefer Riesling Trocken

From blue slate parcels on the Marienburg, The sister wine to the Vom Roten & Grauen Shiefer is always more linear, stony and drier tasting. " The Riesling grapes for this wine grow in our single vineyard site called “Fahrlay”. It is the second wine from this site. Fahrlay is located next to the ferry landing place, within the premium site of Marienburg. It is the only vineyard where blue slate is the dominant soil. This type of slate is much harder than the grey or red slate. The vines have a tough time at first, until their roots have managed to find a way through the cracks of the slate. They dig deep to reach for the water reserves and can supply themselves through this with all the nutrients they need. The grapes get handpicked at the end of October. They get pressed very gently and will then ferment spontaneously in old “Fuder” barrels. In the cool cellar, fermentation often lasts until summer. After around 10 to 11 months in the barrel the wines get bottled." It offers a beautiful nose made of white peach, pear, a hint of earthy spices, wet stone, floral elements, and smoke. The wine proves juicy rather than bone-dry on the palate, with riper flavors.

  • white
  • 5 in stock
  • $42.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Dostert, Jonas 2021 Mosel Weiss Pinot gris

The 2021er Pinot Gris was made from young vines  and was fermented and aged along natural lines,  and bottled after a rough filtering and with little SO2 added.

  • white
  • 7 in stock
  • $43.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Enderle & Moll 2018 Baden Weißburgunder 'Muschelkalk'

Weißburgunder (Pinot Blanc) organically grown on shell limestone soils. Slightly reductive upon opening with a hint of chalky stone, the palate boasts a lush body and mineral balance, savory spice and bitter almond buoyed by juicy, ripe pears and lively energy on the finish. A wine to open with an assortment of cheeses, roasted chicken and root vegetables, brandade with a side of sautéed hearty greens. Cari Bernard

  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $34.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white medium-sweet
  • 3 in stock
  • $34.99

  • white medium-sweet
  • 3 in stock
  • $47.99

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

Falkenstein, Hofgut NV Landwein de Mosel (Pet-Nat) Weissburgunder

This is an ancestral style hazy sparkling Weissburgunder (Pinot Blanc) from the Falkenstein estate in the Mosel. An unexpected surprise this year, and a welcome one. No filtration here, which wins us some lively texture and yeasty flavors. The alcohol is low, and the acid high, making it a great way to reset after a meal, or get things started before one.

  • white sparkling
  • 2 in stock
  • $31.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Fricke, Eva 2021 Rheingau Kiedrich Riesling Trocken

A blend from several organically farmed parcels around Kiedrich comprised of varying soils including sand, loam, loess, quartzite, and slate. Fermented with native yeasts in tank with 8 months on the fine lees (per importer).  Bottled as a Trocken QbA in 2022. The Elektrik Kool-Aid quartzite test. I often wonder how some wines can manage such complexity and electricity in just a simple swirl of the glass and  sip. And yet here we are; the 2022 Kiedrich from Eva Fricke offers seemingly kaleidoscopic detail and a crackling energy all its own. The wine is a pale green-tinged yellow. The nose is zesty and a bit wild, with aromas of sea spray, lemon and lime peel, bracken and green apple skin. The palate is ripe, but chiseled and sinewy, more electric circuit than mere steel, and while is seems to be nearly careening across the palate, the kaleidoscopic bus continues to pick up passengers. Dark, stone, salt lick, cut glass, limoncello, 9-volt battery and spearmint flavors all freak freely and it works. The finish dances exuberantly across the palate and with abandon, yet this energy seems elemental and ecstatic at the same time. There’s a lot of joy here. Turn on, Trocken, drop out! John McIlwain

  • white
  • 10 in stock
  • $46.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $149.99

Fricke, Eva 2022 Rheingau Riesling Mélange Trocken

As per the distributor: "Melange, as the name implies, is a blend of Rieslings from various vineyard sites around Kiedrich, Eltville and Hattenheim, The vineyard soil types are also a melange: sandy loess / loam with quartzite as well as riverbed sediments with pebbles. Spontaneous fermentation followed by ten months on the lees. 100% stainless steel tank. Notes of peach, apricot and mirabelle, with a crystalline, dry finish. 13.5% alcohol."

  • white
  • 6 in stock
  • $82.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • white off-dry
  • 2 in stock
  • $69.99

Gunderloch 2021 Rheinhessen Nierstein Pettenthal Riesling GG

Pettenthal is one of the three Grand Crus from the Roter Hang region along the Rhine in the Rheinhessen south of Mainz. The coolest and steepest Grosse Lage, the 2021 is already showing hints of petrol with it's cool mineral, herbacous, flinty frame underscored by great freshness and zesty spices from the red slate soils. Layered, dense and powerful, one could drink now but it would  definitely benefit from several years cellaring. A true stunner! GH

  • white
  • 4 in stock
  • $74.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Gunderloch 2022 Rheinhessen Niersteiner Riesling Trocken

Sourced entirely from the younger vines in the Pettenthal GG, the steepest vineyard sites in the entire Roter Hand region on sandy red slate soils. Extremely mineral and elegant with racy acidity, delightful notes of green apple and peach and a completely dry finish.  Basically a Spatlese Trocken disguised as a village wine, punching way above its class!

  • white
  • 12 in stock
  • $37.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Gunderloch 2022 Rheinhessen Nackenheim Rothenberg Riesling GG

"The Rothenberg is almost a monopole for Gunderloch, and they are unquestionably the most important vintner working in the site. They pick between twenty and thirty parcels here from vines up to forty years old, vinifying them separately. The GG selections are macerated for a few days, then quickly pressed and placed in barrels without pre-clarification and spontaneously fermented to total dryness. Dark stone aromas accompany yellow fruits and savory green herbs (think marjoram, basil, etc) in a burnished, layered, extremely complex wine walking the line consistently between power and elegance."

  • white
  • 6 in stock
  • $94.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Gunderloch 2022 Rheinhessen Nierstein Hipping Riesling GG

Niersteiner Hipping is Gunderloch’s smallest grand cru, sourced from an extremely steep portion of the vineyard. Spontaneously fermented, barrel-aged, and picked at punishingly low yields. The nose is typical Roter Hang: herbal, stony, savory, sunny, but ups the ante in 2022 with exotic florals like lilacs and jasmine tea. It is intense and really exciting! Considering that Hipping's other primo producer is Keller at $500 a pop, this new arrival is worth stocking up on !!!! Giselle Hamburg

  • white
  • 10 in stock
  • $74.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $37.99

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $64.99

  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $79.99

Immich-Batterieberg 2022 Mosel Steffensberg Riesling

As per the distributor: " If these wines were classed like Burgundy, this would be a 1er Cru for the estate. Steffensberg is located on a side valley of Enkirch, composed of deeper, softer soils dominated by copper-tinted red slate. Spicy, fragrant wines are made here from extremely old, pre-phylloxera vines on their original rootstock, hand-harvested and aged in barrel." Steffensberg Riesling is a powerful yet elegant white wine from one of the steepest and most storied vineyards in the Mosel.  A wine with an unprecedented structure that stands out as a companion to rich dishes with it's balanced interplay of sugar and acid, Mosel minerality and fruity/spicy notes. GH

  • white
  • 14 in stock
  • $54.99

  • Organic

Immich-Batterieberg 2022 Mosel Zeppwingert Riesling Feinherb

Zeppwingert is a steep grand cru of grey slate + quartzit containing multiple parcels of very old, ungrafted, pre-phylloxera vines. It actually surrounds the grand cru Batterieberg on the hillside.

  • white
  • 12 in stock
  • $111.99

  • Organic
  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $499.99

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $74.99

  • white
  • 4 in stock
  • $74.99

  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $224.99

Koch, Holger 2022 Baden Bickensohler 'Ja Goutte!'

Holger Koch's wines are the sleeper hits of Swabia. His Weiss and Grauburgunder wines showcase his dedication to making quality, complex wines from these regionally less-exalted grape varieties. 'Ja Goutte!' ( Yes, It's Good )is, as the label may suggest, a more casual wine for drinking now. A blend of younger-vine Grauburgunder, Müller-Thurgau, Sauvignon Blanc, and Weissburgunder (15% whole cluster fermentation) aged in a mix of stainless steel and 500L neutral barrel. White fruit and flowers, stone on the nose, the wine has a lovely energy bolstering ripe pineapple, green herbs, white peach, apricot, Fuji apple with saline minerality on the finish.

  • white
  • 30 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $54.99

Materne & Schmitt Lehmener 2019 Mosel Lehmener Ausoniusstein

The only single vineyard wine our fave Thelma and Louise dynamic duo bottle. An incredible Grosse Lage, of gray and green slate with pockets of rare limestone from a coral reef speckled with fossilized seashells.  Perched high up on a super steep site above the river, it still manages to have a good water supply, necessary for the 100+ year old un-grafted vines. Vinified in steel to a seriously dry 1.4g RS and 6.6g acid (but it feels way higher than that thanks to the wine's innate minerality and very low RS). An incredible, rare wine of penetrating aromatics, terrific nerve and purity.

  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $57.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Meyer, Stefan 2021 Pfalz Kerner Feinherb

An exuberant rendition of Alto Adige's favorite white, but from Germany's Pfalz. Kerner is a crossing of Riesling and Schiava, Alto Adige's favorite light red or Vernatsch/Trollinger as it's know in Germany. Kerner was actually not created in Alto Adige but in Wurttemberg Germany in the 20s. At one point in the 90s, Kerner was the third most planted grape in Germany after Riesling and Muller Thurgau! Ebullient citrus, white flowers and ginger waft from the glass whilst minty herbaceousness, limeade and grapefruit pop on the palate. An all round harbinger of spring around the corner, with vibrant acidity and an ever so faint prickle, this is sure to put a smile on your lips! Giselle Hamburg

  • white
  • 14 in stock
  • $17.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Meyer-Nakel 2021 Ahr Fruhburgunder

Frühburgunder (known as Pinot Fin or Precoce in Burgundy) is an old grape variety that is an early ripening variety of Pinot Noir. The very small, thick-skinned grapes produce fruity and full-bodied wines with intense color, bright acidity and gentle, delicate tannins. Aged in used french oak barriques for 10 months. Notes of raspberry, huckleberry, morello cherry and roasted cacao bean.

  • red
  • 14 in stock
  • $42.99

  • Organic

Meyer-Nakel 2021 Ahr Pinot Noir Estate

A typical traditional Ahr Pinot with an elegant nose of ripe red fruits, such as cherries and raspberries, intertwined with floral aromas, hints of earth and notes of juniper and laurel. The palate is round, smooth and juicy  with an intense and persistently aromatic finish with fine savouriness and minerality. Aged in old oak barrels.

  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • $53.99

  • Organic

Meyer-Nakel 2021 Ahr Pinot Noir Rose

A delightfuly pale rose from 100% Spätburgunder (Pinot Noir) from decomposed slate and greywacke stone. The Pinot Noir grapes were gently pressed with a pneumatic press with only minimal time on the skins and fermented slowly in stainless steel tanks under cool temperatures. Unfiltered, the wine was cleared through sedimentation. This is a elegant light Rosé with notes of strawberry, peach,  melon and red cherries.

  • rosé
  • 11 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • white off-dry
  • 2 in stock
  • $329.99

Müller, Stefan 2022 Niedermenniger Altenberg Riesling Kabinett Altenberg

With vineyards in  Niedermenninger and Krettnact,  Altenberg is one of their most well known sites,  very cool with mainly blue slate and the local, extremely rare green slate known as Diabas. Clocking in at 7.5% with 44 grams of RS, this vivid Kabinet teems with fresh aromas of apples and tangerines, and holds its sweetness in a precise structure, destined to age beautifully, a precious and rare exemple of ultra-filigreed Saar Riesling.

  • white off-dry
  • 9 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Müller, Stefan 2022 Niedermenniger Sonnenberg Riesling Kabinett Alte Reben

48g/l RS, 10.4g acid, 8.5% alc. Stefan Müller holds vineyards in the villages of Niedermennig and Krettnach. One of his prized sites is a parcel of 50 year-old vines (“alte reben”) situated in the western, south-west-facing part of the Niedermenniger Sonnenberg. This parcel is situated on iron-rich slate on a base of deep red soil.

  • white off-dry
  • 20 in stock
  • $25.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Müller-Catoir 2020 Pfalz Riesling Trocken "MC"

A medium-bodied dry riesling from the Pfalz, charming and lively, with very good depth and balance on the mineral finish with notes of lemongrass, lime zest and grapefruit.

  • white
  • 19 in stock
  • $17.99

  • Organic

Müller-Ruprecht 2023 Pfalz Pinot Noir Rose

From the neighbor and distant relative of nearby Koehler-Ruprecht in the limestone rich northern Pfalz. A delightful rose from Fruhburgunder, an early ripening cousin of Pinot Noir. A very soft crushing to not get too much color, with as little skin contact as possible to make it ultra light. Very aromatic, soaring red fruit, lots of citrus, a salty minerality.

  • rosé
  • 32 in stock
  • $20.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white sweet
  • 1 in stock
  • $64.99

  • white off-dry
  • 1 in stock
  • $499.99

Rebholz 2021 Pfalz Pinot Blanc Dry

100% Biodynamically grown Pinot Blanc from loess/loam soils in the heart of the Pfalz region of southern Germany (Siebeldingen & Godramstein and some young vineyards in Im Sonnenschein GG). After harvesting, the grapes spend 24 hours on their skins in stainless steel tanks before fermentation.  An elegant Pinot Blanc with lovely aromas of green apple, fresh herbs and lemon verbena. The palate is medium-bodied with fresh acidity.

  • white
  • 17 in stock
  • $28.99

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

Schaefer, Willi 2019 Mosel Graacher Domprobst Riesling Auslese #11 375ml

The 2019 Graacher Domprobst Auslese #11 is filigreed and racy for the pradikat, showing all the verve and brightness of the vintage. The nose shows a touch of sponti, but time in the glass reveals pretty aromas of pear skin, orange blossom, peach nectar, and cool mint leaves. There's a delicate honeyed sweetness that dances across the palate balanced by pitch-perfect acidity and waves of luscious stone fruit and citrus flavors with a subtle herbal undercurrent. Framing this is a zesty, mouthwatering stoniness leading to impeccable balance even at this young age. This is already lovely, but this will dazzle when mature in 8-10 years and for decades beyond. An emotionally gratifying wine! John McIlwain

  • white sweet
  • 1 in stock
  • $64.99

  • white off-dry
  • 3 in stock
  • $674.99

Schäfer-Fröhlich 2021 Nahe Vulkangestein Dry Riesling

Vulkangestein consists of vines planted to holdings with volcanic soils in and around Schlossbockelheim as well as younger vines from the grand cru Felsenberg, planted to weathered volcanic porphyry soils and quartz. Fermented naturally in a combination of 600 liter halbstück barrels and stainless steel tanks. Smoky, mineral and fruity.

  • white
  • 7 in stock
  • $39.99

  • Organic

Schonhals 2020 Rheinhessen Biebelnheim Sekt Brut

Your perfect sparkler for all occasions, celebratory and otherwise! Lithe and ethereal from the 2020 vintage spending 2 years on the lees with a low dosage of 5grams (this places it in extra brut terroir even though it says brut). This Riesling really pops with vibrancy yet delicate floral and pale fruit notes, elegant and fun. The Schonhals drink it for aperitif and for Brunch! GH

  • white sparkling
  • 19 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Schonhals 2021 Rheinhessen Biebelnheim Muller Natural

From the Schonhals NATURAL line, a 100% Muller Thurgau with no added sulphur, foot stomped, 3 days skin contact unfined and unfiltered. Surprisingly clean and zesty flashing a golden yellow robe and notes of white tea, Wrigley's spearmint gum, fresh hay and marzipan undescored by bright acidity. A true find for Sauvignon Blanc lovers! GH

  • white
  • 13 in stock
  • $20.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Schonhals 2021 Rheinhessen Biebelnheim Riesling Kalkmergel

"At Biebelnheimer Rosenberg, the Riesling vines grow on very calcareous marl soils, which give our Riesling Kalkmergel its juiciness and saltiness. With citrus aromas, grapefruit and peach notes, it clearly and precisely represents our Rhine-Hessian homeland. With its late ripening and comparatively cool temperatures, 2021 was definitely a Riesling year, which is particularly evident in our Riesling Kalkmergel!" The Schonhals showstopper Riesling cuvee stays in tank for a full year after harvest, producing a nose that is quite concentrated and mineral with seashells and bright citrus on the palate. Brilliant! GH

  • white
  • 25 in stock
  • $18.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Schonhals 2021 Rheinhessen Biebelnheim Riesling Steine

"The "Steine" vineyard is one of our best Riesling locations and is characterized - as the name suggests - by a high proportion of limestone. A Riesling like we love - a fresh sea breeze, with captivating citrus fruits and crisp acidity. Left on the yeast for almost 12 months, the Steine impresses us with its balance of freshness and smoothness." A delicate expression of Riesling with light peach notes over a mineral, savory framework, showing it's lithe 11.5% ABV. GH

  • white
  • 12 in stock
  • $16.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Schonhals 2021 Rheinhessen Biebelnheim Saphira Piwi

"ARE YOU READY FOR A REVOLUTION?" is marked in German at the bottom of the label with an arrow pointing at an imbedded barcode to be scanned for more information. Part of the newfangled "wine of the future" grape hybrids in the PIWI family in Central Europe; Saphira is one of 8 white grapes found in Germany.  The abbreviation "PIWI" comes from German and stands for fungus-resistant wines. Created through several stages of crossing, containing high percentages of Vitis vinifera and just enough disease-resistant American Vitis to give good resistance to fungal diseases. Therefore, they taste more like the Vitis vinifera in their family tree. The resistant varieties hardly need any pesticides to be protected from parasites or mildew disease and seem to hold up better to extremes in climate. Saphira is a crossing of Riesling with Seyve Villard, marked by an intensely herbaceous nose,  high acidity and in this iteration, bright minerality. A true discovery! GH

  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $17.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Thorle 2020 Rheinhessen Saulheimer Trocken Spätburgunder

Thorle is a 16th century estate in the center of the Rheinehessen, under new ownership of the Thorle brothers since 2006 who have converted the estate to being Certified Organic as of 2022. The estate is comprised of  three vineyards on a mix of limestone and clay with loess top soils. All wines are unfiltered, gravity clarified, barrel-aged and bottled with minimal SO2. Their Spatburgunder is serious and dark fruited; spontaneously fermented on the skins for 3-4 weeks with frequent punch downs, aged in french oak for 20 months and bottled unfiltered.

  • red
  • 14 in stock
  • $27.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $74.99

Vollenweider 2021 Mosel Riesling Wolfer Goldgrube Kabinett

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. From Mosel Fine Wines: "The 2021er Wolfer Goldgrube Riesling Kabinett was made from early harvested fruit and was fermented down to fruity-styled levels of residual sugar (52 g/l). Fine and elegant residues from its spontaneous fermentation give way to superb floral and light creamy elements of almond, spices, mint, bergamot, and violet."

  • white off-dry
  • 1 in stock
  • $37.99

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

  • white sweet
  • 1 in stock
  • $44.99

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $74.99

Italy Piedmont

  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $449.99

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $77.99

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $74.99

  • red
  • 25 in stock
  • $46.99

Barale 2020 Barbaresco Serraboella

Our little secret: vintage after vintage, Barale’s Barbaresco Serraboella is one of our favorites. Of course it reflects the vintage, but the wine is always graceful and approachable, with good lift and balance - simply deliciously consistent wine, and always offer great quality for the price.

  • red
  • 15 in stock
  • $48.99

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $26.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $74.99

  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $84.99

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $99.99

  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $109.99

  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $68.99

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $49.99

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $69.99

Boggione, Claudio 2018 Barolo Brunate

Claudio Boggione’s organic vines are all in Brunate; for years he’s been diligently making great wine without fuss. 2018 is the 5th vintage we’ve sold; the wines are vintage-sensitive, but each year the reinforce the impression of very high quality that we first tasted in his 2013. After a decent interval to let the wine breathe, the 2018 shows its great potential – fragrant with flowers and earth; plenty of bright juicy fruit, but overall savory in character, with pronounced ripe tannins – as you taste the wine it blossoms, expressing both finesse and the power of Brunate - and it becomes increasingly delicious. I will put some bottles in the cellar, but given sufficient time in the decanter you can enjoy this now.  Another very fine Brunate from Boggione.

  • red
  • 20 in stock
  • $58.99

  • Organic
  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $64.99

Bricco Ernesto 2020 Vino Rosso (Nebbiolo - Roero)

100% Nebbiolo. Soil sand 70%, limestone 20%, clay 10%. De-stemmed, quick four day mecaration on the skin before fermentation. Indigenous yeats in a mix of anfora 50% and large barrels 50% for 35 days. Malolactic fermentation in same barrels for 9 months before resting in the bottle for an additional 3 months. No filtration. One of Italy's first certified organic vineyard, in the Roero area of Piemonte in NW Italy.

  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $64.99

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $359.99

  • red
  • 10 in stock
  • $48.99

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $44.99

  • red
  • 10 in stock
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Negri, Giulia 2019 Barolo Tartufaia

What a change since we last tried this. The richness is all hidden today and this is a decidedly austere and reticent showing, though more complex than last year. Delicate and heathery at first sniff, then the cherry and light raspberry toned fruit slowly emerges, but not with the pronounced impact of last year. A hint of something herbal and fresh emerges on the nose as this rises and falls on the palate, tannins building and fading, definitely tannins that need air to develop. This will need plenty of time in the bottle, though the brisk notes of limestone and red fruited notes on the finish bode well for the future.  This marries the austerity and reticence of the vintage, the high altitude nature of the vineyard and Giulia’s elegant touch perfectly. Gregory Dal Piaz, April 2023

  • red
  • 11 in stock
  • $85.99

  • Organic
  • red
  • 30 in stock
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  • 1 in stock
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  • 1 in stock
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Rovero 2019 Brachetto d'Asti

Brachetto is usually made in the same style of Moscato d’Asti -- the fermentation is stopped when alcohol is still quite low and some of the CO2 is captured to create a slightly sparkling, sweet wine. The folks are Rovero farm strictly organically, the fermentation is arrested with filtration rather than large doses of sulfur (as is common for sweet Brachetto) to limit overall additions to the wine. The wine has opulent strawberry fruit and red flowers on the nose with a lively sparkle and creamy texture braced by bright acid and plenty of sweetness; it is a truly carefree wine that is a joy to drink.  Try it as a natural pairing for pies, with strawberry shortcake, as a sweet pairing for prosciutto and melon, or as a dessert in and of itself. 

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

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $74.99

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $69.99

Sandri, Elio (Cascina Disa) 2020 Barbera d'Alba Superiore

Sandri’s Barbera always shows some of the gravitas and depth that his Nebbiolo-based wines carry so gracefully; the 2020 is made friendly with blackberry fruit, delicate rose petal, and a hint of baking spice. Drinkable now, or over the next 10 years. Jamie Wolff

  • red
  • 86 in stock
  • $34.99

  • Organic

Sandri, Elio (Cascina Disa) 2020 Barbera d'Alba Superiore 1.5 L

It's hard to imagine a wine better suited to Thanksgiving - and offered here in the extra-festive magnum! Sandri's Barbera is an exuberant and delicious wine that will handle the sweet-and-sour of the meal, and will amaze your friends and relatives at the same time. The wine is deep and structured, and rich in juicy Barbera fruit - a treat at any time of year, but particularly fine now.  Jamie Wolff

  • red
  • 7 in stock
  • $74.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Sandri, Elio (Cascina Disa) 2020 Langhe Nebbiolo

I thought this was impressive – and delicious. The Italian word is “agrume”, which (even though my Italian is pretty amateur) somehow always sounds more descriptive than our “citrus fruits”, but in any case the wine is redolent of citrus fruits, balsam, and clay. A couple of years in bottle will give it a chance to unwind more, but it’s quite irresistible now. Jamie Wolff

  • red
  • 65 in stock
  • $36.99

  • Organic
  • red
  • 1 in stock
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  • 5 in stock
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  • 1 in stock
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  • 1 in stock
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  • 8 in stock
  • $59.99

Villa Guelpa 2019 Lessona

100% Nebbiolo from 20 year-old vines on sandy gravel, with some clay in the  soil. What separates this wine from fine Barolo is the suave elegance of the tannins - they are more subtle and refined than just about anything the Langha can produce. I find it fascinating and as I write this I realize I'm going to have to buy some - I can't wait to try it again, Unmistakable Nebbiolo aromatics merge on the lifted and energetic palate to make a very special wine. Jamie Wolff

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $68.99

  • Organic

Villa Guelpa 2020 Colline Novaresi Nebbiolo

This is a ridiculously tasty, charming wine - ready (and easy) to drink; I can imagine it slightly chilled, poured with whatever you have on the grill... At 13 alcohol, it's very fresh and bright, with distinct ripe cherry fruit and wild herbs - just plain delicious, beautifully made wine. Jamie Wolff

  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Organic
  • red
  • 11 in stock
  • $34.99

Italy Tuscany

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $39.99

Fornacina 2017 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. 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

  • red
  • 25 in stock
  • $54.99

  • Organic
  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $49.99

Lecci e Brocchi 2019 Chianti Classico Ragonaia

Ragonaia is a single-vineyard, 100% Sangiovese Chianti Classico, aged in used French barriques and tonneau; the wood aging brings some richness of texture and an elegance to the wine. Also very savory and mineral, it’s quite full-bodied, with pronounced red fruit on the long finish. Perhaps the most contemporary / least rustic in style of the Lecci wines, it’s still a treat for anyone partial to Sangiovese. Jamie Wolff

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $28.99

  • Organic
  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $69.99

  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $44.99

  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $32.99

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $46.99

Montesecondo 2021 IGT Toscana

Silvio’s IGT Sangiovese Toscana is meant to be a lighter style of Chianti (that immediately ran afoul of the DOCG committee). Originally bottled in 2003, the wine was denied DOCG status for lack of color and the was subsequently failed for having too much color, a sure sign to Silvio that it was never going to be approved for DOCG status no matter what he did! The wine is essentially a tank wine made from younger vines that are picked earlier in the season than the other red cuvées, fermented on native yeasts in cement tank and aged only in concrete. Certainly not a simple wine, it is definitely a fresher style than Silvio's Chianti Classico. Bright red cherry fruit comes out on the nose with green herbal tones of sagebrush. The palate is light-to-medium with plenty of acidity and soft tannins. A serious wine that is nevertheless easy going. Try it with red sauce pasta, soft cheese, wilted greens, finger food or anything involving guanciale.  -Andy Paynter  // Andy covered everything, but we can confirm that the 2021 is a lovely vintage for the Sangiovese Toscana, a wine that is ready to drink and might be the most charming and light-on-its-feet Sangiovese in the shop.

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $28.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Pian delle Querci 2020 Rosso di Montalcino

Sangiovese grape. This Rosso di Montalcino was aged in old Slavonian casks for just under a year before bottling. The Pian delle Querci winery is a small property located in the village of Montalcino. They have a mere 2 ha of vines dedicated to making this fine Tuscan red wine.

  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $24.99

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  • 36 in stock
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  • 1 in stock
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  • 2 in stock
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  • 1 in stock
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  • 3 in stock
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Italy White

  • white sparkling
  • 3 in stock
  • no discount
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Bera 2022 Moscato d'Asti Canelli

100 % Muscat Petit Grains from a beautiful organic vineyard, fermented with wild yeasts, minimal SO2 is used. We sell this Moscato d'Asti because it's one of the best we've ever tasted – a wine with finesse and complexity; layers of apricot, peach, honey, balanced by clean lime-like acidity. Most of the competition is dull and insipid by comparison. The fact that this organic wine is made by some of the nicest people you can imagine has nothing to do with our selecting it for your delectation...

  • white sparkling off-dry
  • 2 in stock
  • no discount
  • $18.99

  • Organic
  • white
  • 68 in stock
  • $10.99

Bricco Ernesto 2020 Vino Bianco (Arneis - Roero)

Arneis. 0.6 hectareas only 0.3 in use. Soil sand 70% limestone 20% clay 10%. 4 days maceration. Indigenous yeast. Fermentation: amphora 50% large barrels 50%. Aged for 9 months in the same containers before resting in bottle for 3 aditional months.

  • white
  • 6 in stock
  • $54.99

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $31.99

Casaretti 2021 Veneto Bianco Brol di Calmasino

This wine is mostly Garganega, plus 10% Cortese, from organically tended vines on the shores of Lake Garda in the Veneto There is a five day maceration on the skins before a soft pressing. Fermented naturally in 500L tonneau barrel. The wine is aged for eight months in tonneau and concrete with occasional battonage. Three more months in bottle before release. The color is a fresh lemon hue in the glass with flecks of silver. The nose is herbaceous and savory, showing cured citrus peel, lean apricot, and salinity. The palate is also especially salty, with incredible briskness, and the crisp flavor of orchard fruit and lemon.

  • white
  • 42 in stock
  • $22.99

  • white
  • 28 in stock
  • $36.99

Jasci 2022 Trebbiano d'Abruzzo

The Jasci Trebbiano is a fine example of what a conscientious producer can do with Trebbiano d'Abruzzo. In some ways this is an old fashioned white - there is no reliance on skin contact to cover up, or artificial aromas and flavors from selected yeast. Instead this is refreshing and bright, with ripe pear and hay and stony ground bringing complexity. An easy food match, and a very nice wine. Jamie Wolff

  • white
  • 43 in stock
  • $18.99

La Distesa 2022 Marche IGT Bianco Terre Silvate

Then La Distesa "Terre Silvate" contains grapes (Verdicchio and Trebbiano) from four plots in the classical villages of Castelli di Jesi: Cupramontana and San Paolo di Jesi. Native yeast fermentation in stainless steel and concrete vats. The wine rests on its lees for five to six months before bottling. A small amount of S02 is added at press and at bottling, around 40mg per liter between the two additions.

  • white
  • 5 in stock
  • $22.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

La Marca di San Michele 2016 Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi DOC Classico Riserva 'Passolento'

'PassoLento' is the top white from La Marca di San Michele. Unlike the Capovolta, which is fermented and aged in stainless steel, the Passolento is fermented in large oak barrels, and aged on the less for 1 year in barrel, then aged an additional year in bottle before release. This barrel fermentation and longer lees aging give a level of complexity and textural depth that compliments the typical almond, white flower, and green herb notes. There is a Chablis-like length and subtle viscosity in the mid-palate, with a hint of lemon, and impressive mineral structure in the finish. This wine is drinking beautifully now, and continues to evolve over several days in the bottle. Tasting on day three, there was still plenty of energy and harmony between the acidity, fruit and texture of the wine. Possibly the finest recommendation for the wine is the fact that the winemakers asked if they could buy back the inventory of the 2016 Riserva from Kermit Lynch Imports because of how good it was tasting when they recently visited the US!

  • white
  • 44 in stock
  • $31.99

  • Organic

La Marca di San Michele 2019 Verdicchio Castelli di Jesi DO Superiore Capovolta

This wine is fresh and bright but has gained complexity with age to the point where it is competing with some of Italy’s best white wines. Aromatically fine and layered, with typical almond, a hint of white flowers, tarragon, fennel, and other green herbs it’s fairly full-bodied and shows no heat (at 13 degrees alcohol); the pleasing vinosity and richness is carried by quite pronounced saline mineralilty and lively hints of fresh lime. All in all this is a perfect moment for this lovely wine. Jamie WolffA truly fantastic wine. On the nose, there is a fresh nuttiness, accented by plush herbs, white blossoms, clementines and apricot. Flavors are generous, and the mouthfeel defies the wine's age. Lemons, orange pith, and zingy white minerals cling to an awesome, filling structure. Great acidity and a little tannin - you lick your gums after you sip it. Powerful wine, and an absolute stand-out at this price point.

  • white
  • 22 in stock
  • $26.99

La Visciola 2017 Passerina del Frusinate IGT Donna Rosa

Donna Rosa is a biodynamic Passerina del Frusinate IGT white wine. Produced in La Visciola family winery located in Lazio, central Italy, this wine is the result of the recovery of the Passerina del Frusinate autochthone grape variety, naturally grown and then made into wine. The attention to nature and traditional production gift us this excellent wine, genuine and with a character like Donna Rosa, the owner of the winery from which it gets the name. indigenious white varietals.

  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $27.99

  • Biodynamic

Lombardo, Giordano 2022 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. 

  • white
  • 24 in stock
  • $19.99

  • white sweet
  • 4 in stock
  • no discount
  • $64.99

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
  • 18 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic

Monterosso 2021 Terre Siciliane Etna Bianco Volcano

From organically sourced grapes, this white is 100% Carricante from the lower elevations at Mount Etna's base. The nose is subtle and pretty, with hints of cured lemon, green herbs, and wisps of white flowers. The palate is complex and layered with notes of salty yellow citrus and fresh grass.

  • white
  • 18 in stock
  • $41.99

Montoni 2022 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.

  • white
  • 25 in stock
  • $24.99

  • white
  • 6 in stock
  • $25.99

Orsi Vigneto San Vito NV Vino Bianco "Posca Bianca"

The Posca Bianca from Orsi Vigneto San Vito is a unique and complex wine from Emilia-Romagna made using a solera system, or "vino perpetuo," where a combination of Pignoletto, Alionza, Albana and Malvasia are vinified, some with skin maceration and some without, in a mix of oak, cement, stainless steel and anfora vessels. These are then added to the master tank as each new vintage is bottled, which contains many past vintages of Posca. Federico Orsi explains that he only uses around 10% of the tank for each vintage, so there's always a good amount of older wine with a fresh injection of young wine each year. The result is a fascinating white wine that's not quite in the "orange wine" spectrum but has lots of texture and depth, while retaining crisp acidity and prominent minerality. Fun fact - the name "Posca" refers to the daily ration of wine once given to Roman soldiers.

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic

Orto di Venezia 2016 Sant'Erasmo Bianco

Orto di Venezia is a striking wine grown on the island of San Erasmo within the lagoon of Venice.  Based on Malvasia Istriana but comprised of a number of other local cultivars all planted on its own root stock, the wine is deeply colored in the glass, with a nose reminiscent of ripe golden apples and honeysuckle undercut by a salty tone. The palate is bold, with an initial attack of juicy orchard fruit and rich texture, followed by a honeyed note giving way to a long savory finish. More than anything else, Orto shows a stern backbone of minerality bracing its mellow acidity and weight on the palate.  I served it with shrimp cooked with their own stock and butter, but this wine would pair beautifully with anything out of the sea, soft cheese, or rich vegetable dishes. Open early and serve slightly chilled.  Andy Paynter

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $33.99

  • Organic

Pianogrillo 2021 Terre Siciliane Grecanico

A fresh and crisp Grecanico, and in true Sicilian style, 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. -JW

  • white
  • 12 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Organic
  • white
  • 10 in stock
  • $39.99

  • white
  • 5 in stock
  • no discount
  • $114.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white sparkling
  • 2 in stock
  • no discount
  • $17.99

  • Organic

Sara, Marco 2021 Friuli Colli Orientale Friulano

Friuliano grape. Vinified and aged in steel.

  • white
  • 15 in stock
  • $28.99

  • Organic
  • white sparkling
  • 68 in stock
  • $15.99

  • Organic

Suore Cistercensi 2022 Lazio Bianco Coenobium

The wine’s co-harvested and co-fermented Trebbiano (45%), Malvasia (35%), and Verdicchio (20%) translate the power of Vitorchiano’s volcanic soils. These grapes are grown in the Monastery according to natural methods, without the use of synthetic chemical treatments. Spontaneous fermentation in stainless-steel and fiberglass tanks. Unfined, filtered if necessary. Sulfur applied at harvest and bottling. 80-90mg/L.

  • white
  • 17 in stock
  • $29.99

  • white
  • 28 in stock
  • $19.99

  • white
  • 19 in stock
  • $18.99

Kosher

Elvi Wines 2019 Alella 'Herenza' - (Kosher for Passover)

60% Pansa Blanca, 40% Sauvignon Blanc.. Kosher for Passover. Not Mevushal.

  • white kosher
  • 15 in stock
  • $17.99

Joseph Zakon Wines 2010 New York Kesser Concord Kosher

Made in the tradition of Manischewitz, this is a classic sweet, fruity red wine made from New York's finest Concord grapes! Easy-drinking, low alcohol, best served chilled as an aperitif.  It is OK certified, Kosher for Passover, and it is mevushal.

  • red sweet kosher
  • 8 in stock
  • $6.99

Loire

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $39.99

  • white sweet
  • 3 in stock
  • $28.99

Baudouin 2019 Anjou Rouge Coteaux d'Ardenay

From vines in Ardenay (Anjou Noir) on volcanic rock, schist, shale and sandstone. 100% de-stemmed. 40-day ambient yeast fermentation with maceration by infusion. Aged 12 months on the lees in Burgundian oak barrels (2-4 years old). Racked and aged another 4 months in tank before bottled. Minimal SO2 additions.

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $41.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Baudry 2020 Chinon Le Clos Guillot

Le Clos Guillot is a beautiful south-east facing vineyard, just east of the town of Chinon, above the Clos de l'Olive and adjacent to Le Chêne Vert. The upper slope of the parcel is clay over limestone (the lower part has sand and gravel over the rock, which permitted a tiny separate production from franc de pied vines, now mostly deceased) and the vines are young, planted from 1993 to 2000. Fermentation in wooden cuves, 12 months of aging in three to ten year-old barriques, 9 additional months in unlined cement vats. We have been buying this wine since it's first production in 2000 – it's one of the most elegant and Burgundian of Chinons. It's become increasingly difficult to write superlatives about this wine, as each vintage since 2014 has been superb in it's own way.  And now 2020, a vintage the Baudrys describe as having old fashioned aromas and freshness typical of Chinon in years past, with firm acidity permitting long-term aging. The wine shows subtle, pretty aromas of raspberry,  strawberry, earth, violet and citrus with hints of meat and bitter chocolate, bright and high-toned. The palate is medium-bodied and earthy with a chalky texture and firm acidity. The berry fruits have nice density, light but persistent, merging with mineral flavors in the long and very food friendly finish. This is a beautiful wine for those who appreciate subtlety and earthiness in their Chinons, reminding me of 2012 and 2014. Serve now with monkfish or halibut, roast chicken and white meats. This will be a lovely, light-bodied mature wine in 10 to 20 years.  David Lillie

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $36.99

  • Organic
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Baudry 2021 Chinon Le Clos Guillot

Le Clos Guillot is a beautiful south-east facing vineyard, just east of the town of Chinon, above the Clos de l'Olive and adjacent to Le Chêne Vert. The upper slope of the parcel is clay over limestone (the lower part has sand and gravel over the rock, which permitted a tiny separate production from franc de pied vines, now mostly deceased) and the vines are young, planted from 1993 to 2000. Fermentation in wooden cuves, 12 months of aging in two to five year-old barriques, 9 additional months in unlined cement vats. The Baudrys describe 2021 as a "late harvest vintage in the context of recent very warm years; the harvest ended on October 9 under excellent conditions. The wines are supple and fruit-forward with lovely colors. Though it may not compare to earlier vintages 2021 is a very well-balanced Loire-style vintage. The wines are generous and may probably be enjoyed before the more solar recent years." The 2021 shows a lighter, bright red/black color and aromas of traditional Chinon, fresh raspberry, red currant and cherry with earth and herbal notes, quite pretty. The palate shows bright, sappy red fruits with earthy acidity lifting the flavors and coating the palate with citrusy red fruits, saline minerals and wet stone. This lacks the density and dark fruit of the previous six vintages, but lovers of cool climate Chinon will enjoy this wine immensely.

  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $37.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Baudry 2022 Chinon Blanc "Domaine"

The Baudry Blanc "Domaine" is from young vines in several parcels on the clay/limestone slopes in and around Cravant, and from clay with silex on the plateau above La Croix Boissee.  The grapes are hand-harvested of course and ferment slowly with wild yeasts in 500 liter oak barrels and concrete "egg" until dry, normally less than 2 g/l RS. The wine is aged on its fine lees in used 500-liter demi-muids until the June after the vintage and is very lightly filtered at bottling. Sulfur usage is minimal. Quantity is limited. (There is again no La Croix Boissee in this vintage so all grapes are in the Domaine cuvee.) "It has a warm vintage expression on the nose, with peach, orange, jasmine and crushed chalk, with just a hint of tarragon. Supple and softly structured on the palate, with a chalky backdrop, this is very dry, with a touch of toasted almonds. A lovely expression..." (Winedoctor) This is a relatively low-acid vintage, so this delicious wine should be enjoyed within 5 to 8 years...

  • white
  • 15 in stock
  • $31.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Baudry, Bernard 2021 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 2021 "Les Grezeaux" shows beautiful floral, red fruit and herbal aromas with a fresh and very pretty mid palate, sapid and medium-boded with a melange of red fruits and minerals in the long finish. Serve this cool over the next ten years, but as "lighter" vintages of Loire Cab Franc often cellar beautifully, perhaps forget a few in the cellar for 20 years. Wish I had some 2002...

  • red
  • 29 in stock
  • $30.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Bellivière 2021 Coteaux du Loir L'Effraie

 "L'Effraie" is from Bellivière's younger Coteaux du Loir vines, across 11 parcels totaling 3.5 hectares. These gobelet-pruned, 10-30 year-old vines are planted on flinty, sandy clay soils over tuffeau (soft limestone), are certified-biodynamic  "This young vines cuvée opens with a nose of crystalline mirabelle and rose petals; it is absolutely enchanting. The palate presents a supple and lightly grained texture, dainty and light-footed, with a core of delicately spiced white peach dusted with a sprinkling of cinnamon powder. This is charming, the residual sugar is 3 g/l  (sec) and the alcohol on the label 13%." Wine Doctor  Flashing an almost neon chartreuse yellow green hue , the nose is electric with minerality, herbaceousness and green mirabelle/pear. Electric acidity on the palate with more cool minerality underscored by green fruit paired with a silky body belies it's 13% abv from a very cool vintage in a cooler Loire subregion. Effraie means scary which I guess, given it's tone in 2021, is aptly named for it's ghostlike greenish profile! GH

  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $36.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Bonhomme, Pierre-Olivier 2022 Touraine POB Sauvignon Blanc

The Bonhomme Sauvignon "POB" comes from a single parcel of estate fruit called Ronne, of clay with silex over limestone. This is a delicious Sauvignon Blanc with more elegance and character than most Sancerres....

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $26.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Bonhomme, Pierre-Olivier 2022 Vin de France La Tesniere Pineau D'Aunis

This is a light and lovely 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 2022 shows a pretty light red color with subtle aromas of ripe raspberry, citrus, white pepper and violets, really pretty. A touch deeper than the 2021, it nonetheless delivers on the Pineau D'Aunis promise of peppery and bright rustic flavors. Lip-smacking acidity and a beautifully refreshing finish of minerals, earth and pretty red fruits. This is a delightfully refreshing version of Pineau d'Aunis - serve cool!

  • red
  • 22 in stock
  • $32.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Bonhomme, Pierre-Olivier 2022 Vin de France Le Telquel

This "poil dur" is wagging its tail again in 2022, showing the ripeness and balance of this good vintage in the Loire Valley, with juicy aromas of blackberry, rose, spice and citrus. It's Gamay with a bit of Cabernet Franc in this vintage, with an extra layer of ripeness, and nice density of bright blackberry fruit, a bit floral and spicy. Quite refreshing with good length of lush berry fruits and citrusy acids in the finish. Whole-cluster 15-day maceration, fermented in tronconic vat, aged in barrel for 6 months. Serve a bit cool with charcuterie, chicken and pork - just delicious!  David Lillie

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Bonhomme, Pierre-Olivier 2022 Vin de France Sauvignon Blanc

Pierre-Olivier has made a simply delicious Touraine Sauvignon Blanc again in 2022 - it's a great value for everyday drinking! The wine shows a pale gold/bronze color with aromas of ripe pear, fig,  lime flower, gingerbread and honeysuckle, really lovely. Dry but with lovely ripe pear and apple on the palate framed in firm acidity, with stone, chalk, 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
  • 30 in stock
  • $20.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Bonhomme, Pierre-Olivier 2022 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 2022 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, with subtle aromas of grapefruit, dried pear and apple, dried herbs, nettle, lemon peel, 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
  • 20 in stock
  • $31.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Bonnefoy (La Madone) 2022 Côtes du Forez Rosé Gamay sur Volcan

(Was $17.99) The delicious 2022 Gilles Bonnefoy Rosé is made from Gamay grown in both volcanic and clay/granit soils in the Côtes du Forez  (upper Loire, east and a bit south of Lyon).  The grapes are hand-harvested and ferment with wild yeasts, half is rosé de saigné, half is direct press. The wine shows a bright pink color and pretty floral aromas of raspberry and strawberry, with hints of citrus, spice and white peach. The palate is light and crisp but with nice density and saline minerals under the red fruits, finishing with good length of stone, citrus and berry fruits. Serve as a refreshing aperitif or with salads, grilled meats, seafood and goat cheeses. This should open up nicely over the summer and drink well through 2024. lovely wine and a great value!   David Lillie

  • rosé
  • 20 in stock
  • no discount
  • $14.39

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Bonnefoy (La Madone) 2022 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, citrus and herbal notes as well as long and broad minerality. A great expression of Roussanne on unique Volcanic terroir.   Only 3000 bottles produced.

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $26.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Bonnefoy (La Madone) 2022 IGP Urfé Sauvignons Gris/Blanc Volcan

 The Bonnefoy 2022 "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
  • 6 in stock
  • $20.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Bregeon, Michel 2022 Muscadet Sèvre et Maine Sur Lie

Fred Lallier is now in charge at Domaine Bregeon and is doing great work at this important estate - one of the leaders in the return to quality in Muscadet. Certified organic, the 2022 Muscadet is from average 40 year-old vines in Gabbro terroirs in and around Gorges - it shows distinctive aromas associated with this terroir - pear, stone, petrol, anise and mushroom, with lovely white fruits in this ripe vintage with hints of lemon confit and wet stone. The palate is round and ripe, framed in firm acidity and mineral flavors, with stone fruits, earth, almond, anise and citrus that continue in the long finish. This is a lovely Muscadet in a riper style that is quite delicious now and should open up nicely over the next five years. Please decant or open an hour in advance.  David Lillie

  • white
  • 23 in stock
  • $23.99

  • Organic

Chevalerie 2014 Bourgueil Bretêche

(In the fall of 2023, this wine is really singing and will be wonderful for Thanksgiving!) Bretêche (Domaine de la Chevalerie is the only estate claiming this vineyard name) is the easternmost vineyard, a rented plot on the border of Ingrandes-de-Touraine. On the southwestern exposed upper part of the mid-slope, the vines are planted on a meter-deep heavier clay with high mica content above the Turonian yellow tuffeau. The vines, biodynamically farmed, are between 25 to 55 years old. More powerful than Busardières with broader tannins, the wine maintains a great freshness. Hand-harvested and destemmed, the grapes are macerated for up to 20 days and aged in large used barrels in the magnificent underground cave dug into the yellow tuffeau for roughly 8 to 10 moths. The wine is bottled unfined and unfiltered.  2014 is considered a great classic vintage in the Loire for Cabernet Franc, and it is indeed very good at Domaine de la Chevalerie, with fruit a little darker than the 2015 (this opposite to a lot of other estates in the region).  Ruby purple in the glass this cuvée as usual has more freshness, tension and a little austerity - 2014 enhances these typical quality of the wine! More open than the 2015, the nose has distinctive black cherry,  elderberry notes, Chinese badiane and spearmint. The palate is still deliciously youthful barely showing any evolution, with lean and brilliant acidity, and oolong-like tannins. It is already very-well structured and poised, not angular at all. Decant it 2 hours and serve it in Bordeaux glasses, or keep it 20 years or so - I would say it will reach another plateau by 2025. Enjoy it with a duck magret, the juice reduced with a touch of raspberry vinegar, or sweetbreads in a madeira sauce. 100% Cabernet Franc. Pascaline Lepeltier 

  • red
  • 17 in stock
  • $27.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Chevalerie 2015 Bourgueil Peu Muleau

(Arrives 5/9) Peu Muleau is located on the upper part of the hill in Bourgueil, just below the forest, on Cenozoic eolian sands with iron, clay and altered limestone tuffeau. The vines are around 35 years old, and farmed biodynamically. The maceration lasts less than 20 days. Aging is done in a mix of tank and large used barrels with less and less oak. This is the earliest drinking single-vineyard cuvée, always on the raspberry and wild violet with very supple tannins, but you can keep it up to 10 years without a problem. Peu Muleau is always more linear than Les Galichets - it does not have the same clay-gravel flesh, dancing on its feet with great elegance. The 2015 shows a bright red color and aromas that are more earth than fruit with subtle raspberry, strawberry, citrus and spice. The palate is a lovely blend of earth and red fruits, fairly tight but quite elegant with firm acidity and mineral flavors blending with raspberry and violet in the finish. Warning - not a fruit bomb and best suited to those who like some rocks in their wine. Best to decant or cellar 3 - 5 years.  David Lillie 

  • red
  • 31 in stock
  • $22.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Chevalerie 2015 Bourgueil Bretêche

Bretêche  is their easternmost vineyard, a rented plot on the border of Ingrandes-de-Touraine - (Domaine de la Chevalerie is  the only estate claiming this vineyard name). On the southwestern exposed upper part of the mid-slope, the vines are planted on a meter-deep heavier clay with high mica content above the Turonian yellow tuffeau. The vines, biodynamically farmed are between 25 to 55 years old. 2015 was an easier, more mastered vintage for the Caslot siblings, as the growing season was never extreme, and the harvests were peaceful. A little more concentrated than the 2014, especially in acidity, this a great vintage for the Domaine! Bretêche 15 is still a baby! Purple in the glass, the wine as usual has more freshness, tension and a little austerity. This is even more apparent here. The nose is a little restrained, showing progressively a lot of black and red currant and cranberry, hibiscus tea and black cardamon. In the palate, it is a superbly balanced wine, with some chiseled tannins enhanced by the lingering acidity. There is less flesh than other cuvées, and the texture is sleeker  but absolutely charming and vibrant - and could please any Burgundy lover. You will pick up more herbal notes in the palate : tobacco, beet juice, pink peppercorn. A great bottle to keep 10 years and plus, as it is built to age!  To serve it now, decant it a good hour at least or enjoy it over multiple days. 100% Cabernet Franc. Pascaline Lepeltier 

  • red
  • 18 in stock
  • $28.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Chevalerie 2017 Bourgueil Les Galichets

Domaine de la Chevalerie's "Les Galichets" vineyard is on the lower part of the Turonian slope just below the "Chevalerie" plot,  with clay -alluvial sand and gravel topsoils, rich in silex,  giving a wine that is more open and easy for early drinking.  The vines average about 60 years of age. The wine is aged in large old barrels, and bottled after 6 months unfined unfiltered. The 2017 shows lovely earthy strawberry and cherry aromas with violets and citrus. The palate is soft and velvety with good acidity and pretty red fruits that linger  in the finish with earthy acidity. Serve cool with roast chicken, pork and vegetable dishes, drink now and over the next five years.

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $23.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Chevalerie 2019 Bourgueil Noms D'Oiseaux

The new Chevalerie cuvée "Noms D'Oiseaux" is from two parcels symbolic of the domain, each situated at the two extremities of the slope overlooking the Loire.  “Nom d’Oiseaux” to warn of the urgent need to respect our biodiversity, not just false pretences but through real actions. At any rate, the 2019 is a subtle and intriguing Bourgueil showing a bright deep black/red/garnet color with fresh aromas of black raspberry, ripe cherry, violet, tobacco, citrus and earth. On the palate there is firm acidity and and a sapid, chalky texture with ripe black raspberry and strawberry fruit with earth, licorice, stone and spice notes. The fruit shows layers of complexity with aeration, the finish is long and sapid with red fruits and earth lingering on the palate. This has opened up into a remarkably complex and satisfying Bourgueil that will beautifully accompany a roasted farm chicken, pork dishes and full flavored cheeses. David Lillie

  • red
  • 47 in stock
  • $22.99

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

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • white
  • 4 in stock
  • $374.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $499.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $449.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $549.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $374.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $399.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $494.99

Dauny 2023 Sancerre Clos du Roy

Domaine Dauny in Crézancy has been organic since 1964 - Nicole and Christian are the twelveth generation at the estate!  The Dauny Clos du Roy is from 40 - 50 year-old vines in this famous limestone vineyard. The 2023 has a pale, lemon yellow robe. On the nose it shows ripe stone fruit and golden apple aromas with notes of greengage and Meyer Lemon zest. The mid-weight palate is supple and balanced framed by a salty sense of minerality, with fresh, mouthwatering acidity on a medium long, succulent, slightly herbaceous finish. This was a fine pairing with pan roasted chicken breast stuffed with herbed goat cheese and chard. Though for those who are looking for a fresh summer aperitif, not to worry--the 2023 holds plenty of charm.

  • white
  • 45 in stock
  • $31.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Delmée, Philippe 2020 Vin de France La Vieux de La Vieille 1.5 L

"Les Vieux de la Vieille" is a French film about 3 mischievous old pranksters who are forced into a retirement home, much to the joy and relief of their village. Hilarity ensues when they grow bored of the retirement home and return to the village to cause havoc. Philippe is a fan of the film and likes the idea of these 3 old men who love to drink, eat and joke their way through life. Not so easy to compare the theme to the wine, but I do love the dark and more concentrated (old man) expression of Cabernet Franc that's balanced with energetic lift and "natty"/wild (mischievous) aromatics. Vines for this cuvée are about 40 years old, grapes are destemmed and see a bit more of a traditional maceration, with some pigeage (pumping over), albeit gentle. This yields a fuller and more meaty style of Cab Franc, compared to Philippe's juicy and light "Ca Faye Treize" bottling. The only bottles that Philippe had of 2020 are in Magnum so this will be the end of the vintage.

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $44.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Delmée, Philippe 2022 Vin de France Ça Faye Treize

Ca Faye Treize is a semi carbonic Cabernet Franc from Philippe Delmee. Don't be fooled by the large number 13 on the bottle, as you will see the Lot # is 022, and it is indeed from 2022! This is a very friendly Cab Franc, with bright red fruit, crushed berries, and just the right touch of carbonic character to lift the aromatics and lighten the body. The name takes the phrase "ca fait" (it takes/makes) and incorporates a reference to Philippe's home in Faye d'Anjou, a small commune in the Loire Valley that was recently merged into a new commune called Bellevigne-en-Layon. The "treize" (thirteen) in "Ca Faye treize" is a reference to the alcohol %, or is it a reference to the 13 days of maceration? Now I can't remember. Enjoy with a slight chill!  -EL

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $16.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Delmée, Philippe 2022 Vin de France Ch'nins on Boit

Vinified in small barrels, and then aged in a large old barrel, this is a broad, 'leesy' expression. Very Anjou, with ripeness and mineral-driven sharpness and structure from the schist soils. This firm mineral backbone gives structure and lingers long into the finish. On the palate, it has nice medium weight and density. We recommend letting this Chenin breath for a while. On day two it's fantastic, and it should age very well for 3-5 years in bottle. We recently tried the 2020 with Philippe and it was fantastic, so we'd recommend getting a few extra bottles to age!

  • white
  • 12 in stock
  • $25.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Delmée, Philippe 2022 Vin de France La Lune

La Lune is a new Cabernet Franc offering from Philippe Delmee. We're fans already. Less gritty than the Ca Faye Treize, but vibrant in its own right, this one is a short maceration vs. whole cluster (Ca Faye Treize), and has a very clean mineral finish. -EL

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Delmée, Philippe 2022 Vin de France Pablo est au Bar

'Pablo est au bar' is a funny name, especially with the Pablo Escobar-esque character on the label, who seems to be gorging himself on  grapes. It is also a bit of a suggestion for the bistro style of this Chenin Blanc, which is dry, fresh and direct. A perfect apero wine that in fact does open up a bit with some time open. It could be considered the little sibling of Philippe's more "serious" Chenin, the 'Ch'nins on Boit...' Perfect on its own or with salads, grilled fish, shellfish (any fish really) and mild cheeses.  

  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Domaine de Reuilly 2022 Reuilly Les Pièrres Plates

(Just arrived!) Minerals for days is the first thing that comes to mind while enjoying this wine, but in 2022 there is ample ripeness and lovely fruit as well. Not only a great alternative to Sancerre, but distinctly of Reuilly, a nearby Loire appellation laden with Kimmeridgian limestone. The Domaine de Reuilly was founded in 1935 alongside an oak forest, which is still used by the Domaine for their barrels. Proprietor Denis Jamain has taken this estate to new levels of quality with organic and biodynamic farming.  The nose is delicate and opens up nicely as it comes up in temperature showing notes of fresh, clean grass, white grapefruit, and peach blossoms. The palate is lean and linear displaying the beautiful stony texture imparted by the calcareous soil. This wine will be a perfect highlight to shellfish and crisp salads, and lovely balance to lighter proteins and creamy goat cheeses.

  • white
  • 33 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Gaspard 2022 Touraine Sauvignon Blanc

Sourced from organic growers in Touraine, fermented with native yeast... what more can you ask for from a $16 Loire Valley Sauv Blanc?! Notes of freshly-cut grass, lemon verbena and lush exotic fruit make it irresistible to all Sauv Blanc lovers, no matter which region you’re usually after. The wine is perfect on its own, or you can enjoy it with goat cheese, as the typical Loire Valley pairing goes.

  • white
  • 18 in stock
  • $15.99

  • Organic

Gilbert 2022 Menetou-Salon Blanc

 Philippe Gilbert makes beatiful wines in Menetou-Salon, which abuts Sancerre, including lovely rosé and red from Pinot Noir and superb Menetou-Salon blanc from Sauvignon Blanc, certified Biodynamic by Demeter. The living soils are evident in the excellent 2022, showing elegant aromas of pear, fig, citrus peel, lime flower, anise, smoke and stone. The palate is very mineral with firm chalky acidity unerlying ripe, supple white fruits with almond, citrus, stone and herbal flavors. The wine shows extra richness and complexity due to the 14 month sur-lie aging. Terrific on day two, with beautiful sapid fruit, anise and mineral flaovrs in the finish, delicious. This is a great pairing with any mild fish preparation, white meats and goat cheeses and it's far superior to Sancerres in this price range. David Lillie

  • white
  • 5 in stock
  • $28.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Girard 2022 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. 30 years later we are still happy to feature the Sancerre produced by the Girard family, coming from  across their 14 hectares of vines, which are spread over slopes in five communes including Verdigny and Saint Satur and which include three distinct terroirs: gravel soils (caillottes), flint (silex) and heavy clay (grosses terres). . The 2022  shows a bright pale gold color with aromas or pear and quince with hints of exotic fruit and lime-flower, a bit riper than the 2021. The palate is a nicely balanced blend of mineral flavors with citrus and white fruits, with good density, ripe, supple fruit 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, a versatile and delicous wine!

  • white
  • 4 in stock
  • $33.99

Grange Tiphaine 2022 Montlouis-sur-Loire Clef de Sol Blanc

Clef de Sol means treble clef and is a tribute to music, Damien being an accomplished clarinetist and Coralie a choir singer. Clef de Sol is a blend of different southern exposed plots located in Montlouis on sandy perruches, i.e. clay and flint over tuffeau. The vines are mostly 80 years old, and farmed biodynamically. Hand-harvested mid-september, the grapes are sorted in the vineyard and the cellar, whole-cluster pressed, then fermented in barrels (225 and 400 l) in the underground cellar. Fermentations are spontaneous and malo occurs, without making the wine lose its tension. The wine is aged for a year on the fine lees, and lightly filtered with a sulfur dioxide adjustment. Clef de Sol is without a doubt a benchmark wine for Montlouis, in the line of François Chidaine’s Les Bournais but drier, with more density and less oak than Jacky Blot’s cuvées.

  • white
  • 20 in stock
  • $35.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Guion 2018 Bourgueil Deux Monts

From  70-80 year-old vines in "Petits Monts" and "Grand Monts" towards the top of the slope above Benais, facing roughly south-west, clay over Turonien limestone (tuffeau, craie micacée).  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. This is the terroir giving the most elegant and age-worthy Bourgueils and 2018 is a magnificent vintage for this wine!  Tasted July 2022, the wine showed a deep red/black color and lush aromas of ripe cassis and black raspberry with hints of brown spice and oak. The palate is a lovely combination of ripe black fruits and bright acidity, dense and supple with graphite and saline minerals under the deep fruits in the very long finish. Forward enough to enjoy now, this will need time to unfold its mysteries and will be a very complex and beautiful mature wine, best to wait 5 years then drink until 2042 and beyond.

  • red
  • 24 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Guion 2020 Bourgueil Cuvée Candide

This is another beautiful wine from the shy and affable Stéphane Guion who is quietly making some of the best wines in Bourgueil. His 2020 Cuvèe Candide (Formerly Domaine) is from not-so-young (15 to 40 year-old) vines, on clay/limestone terroir in Benais and is equal to the superb 2018 and 2019 perhaps even better! The balance is just perfect at 12% alcohol. The wine shows a deep, vivid black/red color with bright rim with intense, pure aromas of cassis, black raspberry and blackberry confit (a little bighter than the 2019), stone and violets - very deep and ripe but still bright with earth and minerals as well. The palate is medium-bodied, finely textured, sappy and very fresh with firm acidity and chalky, saline mineral flavors framing the very pure blackberry and black cherry liqueur fruits, which continue in the long chalky finish, which somehow remains light and balanced. Great wine!  Drink now, served cool, with grilled chicken and pork, charcuterie, green vegetables and mild cheeses, or hold 5 to 8 years for a velvety mature experience. This is a brilliant wine, especially given the ridiculous price - enjoy! David Lillie

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $14.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Guion 2021 Bourgueil Rosé

(Was $15.99) The 2021 Guion Bourgueil Rosé shows plenty of minerality, with stone fruit, a hint of spring strawberries (think more tart, less fruity), tangerine, and spice. This is a very complex dry rosé, showing earthy red fruits and stone flavors that are still developing in its second year. Really tastes of the limestone terroir and the Guion's 50 years of organic farming, with a long finish and ample acidity and freshness. Thanks to Stéphane for another great vintage of his super-refreshing Rosé!

  • rosé
  • 26 in stock
  • no discount
  • $12.79

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Huet 1993 Vouvray Haut Lieu Moelleux 1er Trie

The 1993 Huet "Le Haut-Lieu" Moelleux 1er Trie was tasted in 2013 by our friend Chris Kissack: "A rich, very noteworthy orange-golden hue in the glass. The nose is captivating and very typical, with scents of richness, particularly suggesting caramel, laced with nuances of quince and saffron, but also a lightly minerally streak. It does not have a truly heady suggestion of sweetness aromatically, and in fact it seems to be moving towards a drier presentation. This is confirmed on the palate which, although textured, suggests dryness, feeling well-toned rather than lusciously sweet. It is polished, lightly honeyed, quite savoury in some ways, certainly pithy and long and grippy. There are notes of caramelised pears, white pepper, a very lightly mineral edge with a classically honeyed style but also a dry peppery edge. Still very fine, but showing some more obvious maturity. Will go for decades yet though."

  • white sweet
  • 3 in stock
  • $149.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Jousset, Lise and Bertrand 2022 Vin de France Vilain P'tit Ch'nin

The Jousset Vilain P'tit Ch'nin ( aka Denis the Menace ) is a delightfully fresh and delicious Chenin Blanc at a great price. The wine shows bright citrus, pear, honeysuckle, fines herbes and stone aromas. The palate is vibrant and refreshing with white stones, pear, key lime and saline mineral flavors with firm acidity in the bright, clean finish. This is a delicious aperitif and a versatile accompaniment for anything from sole to sushi, Asian foods,  white meats and leafy greens with fresh goat cheese. DL

  • white
  • 5 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Jousset, Lise et Bertrand 2018 Montlouis-sur-Loire Sur le Fil

A beautiful moelleux Chenin Blanc, from our friends Lise and Bertrand Jousset in Montlouis. The vines are 60 to 80 years old, on sand and silex soils over limestone giving tiny yields for the Sur le Fil of 15 hl/ha.  Wild yeast fermentation, aging in 1 and 2 year-old barriques. 60 grams/liter RS. This beautiful moelleux shows a bright gold color and gorgeous honeyed aromas of exotic and yellow fruits, earth and minerals. The palate is fresh and creamy with beautifully ripe yellow fruits, citrus and minerals, beautifully balanced, supple and elegant, finishing with a great expression of the soils of Montlouis. Open a few hours in advance or carafe, best after 5 to 10 years of cellaring, but incredibly delicious now. Serve as an apéritif or with foie gras, blanquette de veau, poularde aux girolles (dans quelques années), fromage à pâte persillée, Bleu de Laqueuille, soupe de fruits d’été, tarte fine aux poires ou tatin.

  • white sweet
  • 10 in stock
  • $39.99

  • Organic

Jousset, Lise et Bertrand 2019 Montlouis-sur-Loire 1er RV "Version Longue"

The 2019 Jousset 1er Rendez-Vous "Version Longue"is from 5 to 100 year-old vines from 8 parcels in Montlouis with clay and silex soils over limestone. The grapes are hand-harvested into small containers, all cellar functions are by gravity, fermentations are with wild yeasts, aging is 10 months in large used barrels  then an additional 24 months in vat. The wine shows very elegant aromas of dried pear, quince, fine herbs, beeswax, honey, stone and lemon zest, really lovely. The palate is dense and rich - a beautiful melange of white fruits, mineral flavors, citrus and honey. The finish is supple, dense and long with sapid white fruits, honeyed citrus and stone flavors that linger on the palate, Beautiful wine, only a few cases available.

  • white
  • 10 in stock
  • $38.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Jousset, Lise et Bertrand 2022 Vin de France Bubulle Pet Nat

 Simply put, the Jousset's 2022 "Bubulle" is top-shelf Pét-Nat for a picnic-friendly price. From organically farmed Chenin vines (45 years of age on average) in Montlouis-sur-Loire in soils of sand and silex over limestone. All cellar operations are by gravity, without pumping, the fermentation is in 3 to 6 year-old barriques of 225 and 400 liters. The wine is vibrant straw yellow and adorned with a fine mousse. The nose reveals aromas of ripe pear, Granny Smith, lime flower, creamy lemon with heather honey and stone. A finely chiseled palate is rich and elegant with hints of dried pear, apple and anise over a core of saline minerals with terrific length. This is a thirst-quenching Pet-Nat, made without sulfur, that happens to be a serious and elegant wine! 

  • white sparkling
  • 10 in stock
  • no discount
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Jousset, Lise et Bertrand 2022 Vin de France Exile Blanc Petillant

A delightful petillant version of the Exile Blanc, Chenin from Anjou and Colombard from the southwest, naturally delicious! Herbaceous with tree fruit, soaring acidity and juicy citrus, I can't think of a better liquid companion for an exile to a tropical island in the midst of winter! GH

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

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Jousset, Lise et Bertrand 2022 Vin de France Exilé Brut Rosé

(Arrives 12/19) This lovely Petillant Naturel is made from purchased, organically-grown fruit. It's Gamay and Grolleau from approximately 40 year-old vines on clay/limestone soils and 100% dry, delicate  and delicious, with a little extra roundness and density in 2022, showing subtle aromas of raspberry, strawberry, rose and citrus. The palate is light and creamy with subtle red fruits, citrus and mineral flavors that continue in the long, clean finish. Really delightful and very affordable, too - thanks to Lise and Bertrand Jousset!

  • rosé sparkling
  • 8 in stock
  • no discount
  • $20.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Jousset, Lise et Bertrand 2022 Vin de France Menu Pineau

The Lise and Betrand Jousset 2022 Menu Pineau (aka Arbois or Orbois) is a balanced and beautiful expession of this unusual grape, complete with enigmatic label by Michel Tolmer. A probable native of the Loire, similar to Meslier according to some and sharing some characteristics with Savagnin, the grape has generally low acidity but quite distinctive sharp aromas and flavors of bitter citrus, dried herbs, exotic fruits and white flowers. This 2022 version is a unique and intriguing wine showing a pale gold/bronze color with aromas of hazelnut, white peach, quince, kiwi, fresh herbs and citrus. The palate is round and supple with firm acidity and mineral flavors under white fruits, citrus earth and anise. The long finish features white peach, citrus peel, minerals and firm acidity. Perfect for a variety of ceviches, sushi, grilled fish, farm chicken. Delightful wine!  David Lillie

  • white
  • 12 in stock
  • $27.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Jousset, Lise et Bertrand 2022 Vin de France Rose à Lies

Rose á Lies is a beautiful Petillant Naturel Rosé from Lise and Bertrand Jousset in Montlouis-sur-Loire. Made from the Jousset's one hectare parcel in Touraine of 40 year-old organic Gamay and Grolleau vines grown on sand and silex soils over limestone. Fermented in used barriques, the wine is bottled at 15 grams of sugar and finishes at less than 5 grams. The wine has toasty aromas of red currant and raspberry with creamy red fruits on the palate balanced with bracing acidity. The finish is clean, refreshing and long - a perfect Pet Nat for any special or everyday occasion!  (Serve with strawberry soup with mint!)

  • rosé sparkling
  • 15 in stock
  • no discount
  • $23.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Lambert, Patrick 2019 Chinon Vieilles Vignes

The delicious Chinon Vieilles Vignes of Patrick Lambert is from 55 - 60 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 liqueur aromas. The palate is lush and ripe in 2019, showing earthy blackberry and strawberry compote with prune and bitter chocolate over a chalky structure. This is a complex, old-fashioned Chinon that will accompany roast chicken and anything off the grill, served a bit cool. Showing beautifully in January 2024, but age for five to ten years for a mature experience. Great value, of course... David Lillie

  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $16.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Lambert, Patrick 2021 Chinon Rosé (Arrives 4/16)

(Was $13.99) This delightful Chinon Rosé comes from Patrick Lambert's 6 hectares of organic vines in Cravant, around the corner from his friend and mentor, Bernard Baudry. Hand harvested from 25-year-old Cabernet Franc vines on gravel and sandy clay soils over limestone. The 2021 shows lovely aromas of berry fruits with citrus and rose; the palate is silky and ripe with raspberry, cherry, citrus and stone flavors with nice density and texture, with juicy acids, berry flavors and saline minerals in the finish. This is drinking beautifully now and will  be delicious through the summer and into 2024. This is a fabulous value and highly recommended. David Lillie

  • rosé
  • 33 in stock
  • no discount
  • $11.19

  • Organic

Lambert, Patrick 2022 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
  • 4 in stock
  • $13.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Landron, Jo 2020 Muscadet Sèvre et Maine Les Houx

 Domaine Landron "Les Houx" (formerly known as "Hermine D'Or") is from a great parcel of thin sandy clay soils, rich with silica, quartz and iron, over a bedrock of gneiss and clay, close to the "Fief du Breil."  Kept on the lees for 12 months. The 2020 is quite different from the dense and powerful 2019, being more like the Cuvee Amphibolite in style at only 11.5% alcohol. The wine shows a very pale gold color; with aeration, lovely aromas of anise, almond, citrus and pear emerge, subtle and pretty. The palate is light, silky and crystalline with stone and earth flavors mingling  with white fruits and citrus. Re-tasted in April of 2023, the wine has gained weight and density, showing a beautiful mid-palate of stone and pear with perfect acidity. This is a beautiful lighter style for Les Houx, making it a perfect wine for oysters and grilled fish and a delightfully refeshing aperitif as well. Thank-you Jo Landron!  David Lillie

  • white
  • 60 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Landron, Jo 2018 Muscadet Sèvre et Maine Le Fief du Breil

Jo Landron's "Fief du Breil" is always one of our favorite Muscadet. The 2018 is a beautiful wine, more forward and ripe than the 2017 - perfect for current drinking, but of course for 15 to 20 years of cellaring as well. Here's a nice review from the Wine Doctor: "This cru communal prototype from Jo Landron is sourced from vines planted on a south-facing slope of orthogneiss and quartz. The wine rested on its lees in cement cuves for 26 months. It has a smoky character on the nose, as well as layers of grilled peach on toasted vanilla. The palate is charming, fresh and bitter, with fine veins of grip and acidity. Plenty of grip at the end too. I see good potential here. The alcohol on the palate is 12%"

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

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • white
  • 5 in stock
  • $21.99

  • white
  • 22 in stock
  • $19.99

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

Lunotte (Christophe Foucher) 2019 Vin de France Les Rossignoux 3

The 2019 Roussignoux 3 is the third release of Sauvignon Blanc from the 2019 vintage. After aging in barrel for over a year, Christophe moved this wine into fiberglass tank, where it rested for an additional 2 years. Some flor clearly developed at a certain point during the aging, giving the wine a fascinating oxidative profile. This wine is mind-bogglingly bizarre, a trip to drink, and generally very hard to compare to anything else in the wine world. There is a dense mineral core, notes of butterscotch and orchard fruits, herbs, and stones. Totally dry, with plenty of acid to help it wear the 14.5% alc. without any sense of heat or power. We do think it's qualitatively delicious, beguiling, and a wine that keeps bringing us back for another sip.

  • white
  • 9 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Morin, Pierre 2019 Sancerre "Bellechaume" Rouge

Pierre Morin makes this lovely red Sancerre from a small parcel in Bue on Kimmeridgian "terres blanches" soils. The 2019 "Bellechaume" is a beautiful glass of Pinot Noir with a unique mineral backbone imparted by the Kimmeridgian soils. The aromas are of ripe black cherry and berries with earth, bitter chocolate, citrus and minerals, quite complex and Burgundian. There is delicious ripe cherry  on the palate, which is sapid and long with lovely earth and mineral notes., a bit fuller bodied and structured from the sunny vintage. This is delicious now, especially with some aeration, but will obviously drink well for another 5 to 8 years. Enjoy!

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $33.99

  • Organic

Morin, Pierre 2022 Sancerre Vieilles Vignes

The Pierre Morin Vieilles Vignes cuvée comes from vines in Bué mostly planted on caillottes, the very fractured, stony-pebbly limestone terroir often of Oxfordian origin, but with some vines on Kimmeridgian soils as well. The wine is very ripe, complex and just the paradigm of Sancerre on the nose. On the palate it is concentrated, tight and profound with a perfect mosaic of fruit and mineral tones and an exquisite finish.

  • white
  • 9 in stock
  • $31.99

  • Organic

Mortier 2022 Saint Nicolas de Bourgueil Les Sables

A lovely Saint Nicolas de Bourgueil from Domaine du Mortier, an estate doing fabulous organic/biodynamic vineyard work and natural low or no-sulfur vinifications. "Les Sables" is grown on sandty gravel soils near the Loire that produce a wine that is generally supple, light and very fruity, with aromas of small red fruits and silky, round tannins. The 2022 is particularly ripe and "gouleyant" showing a deep red/purple color and beautiful aromas of crushed raspberry and strawberry confit, violet and earth, really lovely. The palate is soft and sapid with creamy berry fruits that deepen nicely in the long finish with firm acidity and black fruits. It's a beautiful Cabernet Franc to serve quite cool over the next two years, Delicious wine!  David Lillie

  • red
  • 21 in stock
  • $22.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Orfeuilles 2019 Vouvray "Les Coudraies"

Domaine D'Orfeuilles is known for the high concentration of flint in their clay/limestone soils, which one finds in the parcel of "Les Coudraies." The 2019 is a lovely "sec-tendre" Vouvray (100% Chenin Blanc) somewhat in the style of the Pinon "Silex" or "Trois Argiles" having a bit of residual sugar to offset the wine's firm acidity. At a very modest 12% abv, the 2019 shows acidity in spades alongside it's hallmark flinty minerality and white fruit, herbaceous nose rendering the RS as more of a juicy citrus profile. Absolutely lip smacking and poundable in the best sense: at this price, an excellent party wine and a great accompaniment to any full-flavored fish or white meat dish! Giselle Hamburg

  • white
  • 22 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic

Parentière 2020 Muscadet Sèvre et Maine Vieilles Vignes (Organic)

Michel and Guilhaume Ménager produce this lovely Musacdet on their tiny estate near Vallet, which they have tended organically for more than 40 years. The sub-soil is gabbro, a type of basalt, that gives a unique aromatic quality to the wine, quite different from wines produced on the normal granite or gneiss/schiste soils of Muscadet. The Ménagers have always harvested by hand and never chaptalize, producing wines that are light, refreshing and very "mineral" in character. The 2020 shows complex aromas typical of the gabbro terroir - stone, petrol, white fruits, white flowers, almond, a bit Riesling-esque perhaps as both grapes had a common parent, the 'Gouais Blanc. The palate is dense and sapid, even though the alcohol is only 12.3%, with stone, pear, almond and flinty notes.  This is a beautiful Muscadet to enjoy with shellfish, seafood, poultry and mild cheeses. Bravo to the Ménagers for producing this delightful wine at such a low cost!

  • white
  • 19 in stock
  • $13.99

  • Organic

Parentière 2020 Vin de France Fraîcheur Iodée L'Atlantique

The Parentière Fraîcheur Iodée de L'Atlantique, which roughly translates as "Atlantic sea-spray" is made from Gros Plant (aka Folle Blanche) grown on gabbro soils near Vallet in the Muscadet Sèvre et Maine region. Domaine de la Parentière is a tiny estate which has been practicing organic agriculture for more than 40 years—the grapes are hand-harvested and fermented with wild yeasts and the wines are never chaptalized, remaining light, mineral and refreshing.  Not only does it's name translate to the Iodized Freshness from the Atlantic, but that's exactly what it evokes upon tasting...there you are standing on the jetty in some coastal French town in Brittany where the seafood boats are docked, slurping down oysters freshly shucked in the early morning light while being slapped in the face by the "Atlantic Sea Spray!" The wine shows subtle aromas of stone, citrus confit, almond and  minerals. The palate is bone dry, with hints of granny smith, citrus and stone, and the finish is clean, long and refreshing. "Fruity" is not a word you would apply to this wine, but subtle, elegant and refreshing define it well - exhilarating!  Giselle Hamburg/David Lillie

  • white
  • 21 in stock
  • $12.99

  • Organic

Pépière 2022 Muscadet Sèvre et Maine s Lie La Pépie

100% Melon de Bourgogne. Classic Muscadet on granite. The core of the "La Pépie" Sur Lie bottling is the 10-hectare heart of the Pépière estate, which is part of the Clisson cru in the tiny commune of Pépière near the winery; there is also a significant percentage of their cru Château Thébaud fruit, as well as some purchased fruit from a nearby organic farmer friend in the mix. Farming is certified-organic and the harvest by hand. The 2022 "La Pépie" shows a very pale gold color and ripe floral aromas of dried pear, quince, fines herbes, grapefruit and stone. The palate is round  and refreshing,  a bit softer than usual, with wet stone, pear, tart citrus, almond and mineral flavors. The finish is long and clean with citrus, a hint of anise and saline minerals. This is a round and refreshing Muscadet, with a bit more weight and density due to the warm, dry conditions in 2022 that will be perfect with oysters, grilled fish, roast chicken, Asian foods and mild goat cheeses. Thanks to Gwénaëlle and Rémi for another delicious "Pépie!"

  • white
  • 50 in stock
  • $16.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Pépière 2019 Muscadet Sèvre et Maine Cru Château Thébaud

The Château Thébaud comes from old vines in vineyards with great terroir on 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 2019 will stand out as well due to the combination of density and minerality with the firm acidity and great ripeness of this very good vintage year for Muscadet. Our tasting in February revealed a superb Muscadet, not marked by the heat of the vintage, showing crystalline white fruit and stone flavors with firm acidity, fantastic purity, density and length. Of course this will offer briliant drinking as a young wine, but try to put some away for ten years at least. "On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, focused and complex, with marvelous depth at the core, superb soil undertow, zesty acids and a very long, poised and beautifully balanced finish. This is drinking quite nicely today, albeit, with far more complexity to come with extended cellaring. A fine, fine bottle"  VFTC

  • white
  • 30 in stock
  • $28.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Pépière 2022 Muscadet Sèvre et Maine Les Gras Moutons

Muscadet for Thanksgiving? Yes, if it's the beautiful, ripe and perfectly balanced 2022 Gras Moutons! Les Gras Moutons is a great parcel on gneiss, in layers that permit a deep penetration by the vines, with sandy clay and amphibolite stones. The vines are at the top of a hill and on the south facing slope overlooking the Maine. (The name, by the way, does not refer to fat sheep, despite their presence on the label, but rather in local dialect, to the hilltop vineyard site.) This terroir produces lovely, classic Muscadet to drink young or after short-term cellaring of 5 to 10 years. The 2022 shows a bright very pale gold color. The nose is subtle but complex with a lovely melange of peach, pear, melon, lemon verbena, dried herbs and wet stone. The palate is marked by a nice bitter minerality underlying white fruits and citrus flavors. The finish is pure, clean and refreshing, perfectly balanced at 12% alcohol. This is a lovely Muscadet to enjoy with shellfish, fish and chips, fish in sauce and white meats over the next 10 years. Try to save a few - we're drinking the last of our 2018s which are fantastic...! David Lillie

  • white
  • 18 in stock
  • $22.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Pinon 2022 Vouvray Buvez du Bon Pinon

From the estate's website: "This is the renaissance of a cuvée created by my great-grandfather - a dry wine from our oldest parcel, planted in 1945 on soils of silex noir and vinfied in our oldest foudres - old 'tonneaux' from Porto purchased by my grandfather. We're using the label from the 1950s as well as the name of the cuvée - the famous 'Buvéz du Bon Pinon.' The fermentation lasted 2 to 3 months with only wild yeasts, which participate in the effect of 'terroir.' The fermentation was stopped by chilling the juice, followed by a soutirage, the wine then aged for 5 months in the old tonneaux. Aging potential of 15 to 20 years, serve with shellfish, oysters, cold fish, vegetable terrines, choucroute de la mer, rillettes and rillons." 2022: 13.2% alcohol, 1 gr/liter RS (totally dry!), 4.8 gr/liter total acidity.

  • white
  • 23 in stock
  • $31.99

  • Organic

Pinon 2022 Vouvray Les Déronnières

The grapes for "Les Déronnières" from Julien 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 very thin topsoil is clay with silex over Turonian limestone, and the beautiful exposure gives ripe fruit that is normally vinified as a demi-sec, but in recent vintages the RS level has been below 10 gr/l making it dry, in Vouvray anyway. The 2022 finished with just 1 gram RS and 4.5 grams acidity, making this bone-dry but dense and beautifully balanced "Deronnieres" showing elegant aromas of lime-flower, dried pear, lemon zest and stones. The palate is very dense and ripe, saline and mineral with round white fruits, citrus and herbal notes with fabulous length. A great dry Vouvray with fantastic minerality which is a versatile "food wine" to enjoy now, but don't forget that this wine will age forever....save some for the next generation!

  • white
  • 9 in stock
  • $34.99

  • Organic

Pinon 2022 Vouvray Sec

100% Chenin Blanc. Pinon chooses vines from more clay-forward parcels for its annual sec bottling. They average 45 years old and have been certified organic since 2007. The bunches are harvested by hand, rigorously sorted and direct-pressed slowly and gently. The juice flows by gravity into underground tanks for a spontaneous native-yeast fermentation that lasts 2-3 months and stops naturally in the cold cellar. The wine is aged on its fine lees for 4-5 months in a range of old oak, from 500-liter demi-muids to 20-hectoliter foudres. The 2022 Sec is indeed very dry with 2 grams/liter RS and  a brisk 4.6 grams acidity, and shows aromas of citrus confit, almond, green tea, stone, anise and white fruits. The palate has vibrant acidity with saline mineral flavors, and good density, with green apple and lemon zest, finishing with firm acidity, citrus, apple and wet stone. Give this young wine some aeration (!) or a few years in the cellar then serve with shellfish and oysters, grilled fish, vegetable terrines, seafood choucroute, rillons and rillettes (you may have to go to Touraine for those..) And try to hide some for 20 years or more as we've tasted 40 to 50 year-old Pinon Sec that was fantastic.

  • white
  • 20 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic

Pinon, François & Julien 2018 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 2018 was hand-harvested 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. Aged sur-lies for more than 3 years.  This beautiful wine shows elegant aromas of ripe white and yellow fruits, floral and earthy with almond and bitter lemon. The palate is creamy and dense, round and ripe but with firm underlying acidity, with almond, earth and mineral notes lingering in the long finish. Enjoy it now for its beautiful depth and balance, but peak drinking will be 2032 - 2050. A profound Chamapgne of Chenin! David Lillie

  • white sparkling
  • 16 in stock
  • $34.99

  • Organic

Pinon, François & Julien 2019 Vouvray Brut

This classic dry Chenin is the perfect sparkling wine for Thanksgiving! The Chenin's of Pinon are some of the best in Vouvray due to their impeccable farming, diversity of clay, limestone, and silex soils, and deliberate, albeit low-intervention, cellar work. The Vouvray Brut comes from 45 year-old vines that are hand-harvested during the first pass of the season. It is made in the traditional method with two to three years resting on the lees before disgorgement with a 6 g/l dosage. The 2019 Brut is a delightful wine showing elegant aromas of quince, pear, brioche, citrus and mint, bright and fresh, but with more ripeness and density in this excellent vintage. The palate shows an elegant mousse with superb density and weight, with flavors of white fruits, quince, peach and honey with firm chalky acidity, and finishing with white fruit, almond and mineral notes, quite clean and refreshing. Lovely wine, and capable of long aging. (Please serve in a white wine glass, not a flute, in order to enjoy the complex aromas...)

  • white sparkling
  • 8 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic

Pinon, François 1990 Vouvray Goutte d'Or 750ml

1990 was the second of two hot, dry years in the Loire, permitting the production of beautiful sweet wines from very late-harvested grapes. Generally speaking, the 1989s showed a bit more acidity, due to more moisture in the soil from the previous year, while the 1990s were a bit fatter and riper. Francois Pinon made a brilliant 1990 Goutte D'Or as we see in the review from our friend John Gilman in The View from the Cellar:  "I had never previously tasted the 1990 Vouvray “la Goutte d’Or” from Domaine François Pinon and this has to be one of my absolutely favorite wines from the vintage! This is not as heavily botrytized as say, the 1990 la Goutte d’Or from Domaine Foreau, but it is so deep, intensely flavored and precise that it has to be ranked at that same exalted level, despite it not being as rich and powerful. In fact, this has more of a 1989 character than a 1990 one, which is as high a praise as I can come up with for Vouvray, as 1989 is unequivocally my favorite vintage in the Touraine in the last forty years! The wine offers up a stunningly beautiful and vibrant bouquet of apricot, tangerine, tea leaves, salty soil tones, barley sugar and a topnote of orange peel. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and laser-like in its focus, with a great core, bright, zesty acids and stunning complexity and balance on the refined and endless finish. Sheer brilliance! (Drink between 2019-2070)"

  • white sweet
  • 2 in stock
  • no discount
  • $149.99

  • Organic

Pinon, François 2018 Vouvray Frizzante 500ml

This is a unique and very unusual sweet Vouvray, as descibed by Chris Kissack in The Wine Doctor: "Poured from a 50cl bottle, this presents a modest golden hue, it not yet having taken on the rich patina of age. The nose is gloriously fresh yet clearly richly concentrated, with layers of pressed apple, sweet peach and redcurrants, with light veins of black tea leaf, herbal tea and smoke, some of which suggest a healthy botrytis infection. While the nose speaks softly of freshness, the palate drives this home with a fresh and forceful conviction. Here it marries sweet peach and confit apple with a vivacious streak of acidity which gives this a brilliant sense of energy. Of course, the question you are asking is this; is it sparkling? No, not really. There is just a faint prickle of carbon dioxide to it, the subtle not-quite-pétillance you find if you taste a young wine at the end of the malolactic fermentation, and as a consequence I think Frizzante is a good choice of name for this cuvée (you certainly would not call it pétillant or mousseux). This little prickle works rather well, alongside the acidity, it balancing the wine’s dense and concentrated sweetness, which dances in a light-footed style across the palate, leading to a long and confident finish. All in all, this is a quite remarkable wine. Curious, but remarkable all the same. And a recommendation from me. The alcohol on the label 13.5%"

  • white sweet
  • 5 in stock
  • $54.99

  • Organic

Pinon, François 2018 Vouvray Goutte d'Or 750ml

"Goutte d'or 2018, Raisins séchés par le vent et le soleil" The grapes were harvested in one pass on October 26th in the "L'Arpent" parcel of 55 year-old vines on clay over lower turonian limestone, facing south-west, with yields of 15 hl/ha. "We have been able to make this cuvee only three tines in our history," says Julien, "in 1989, 1990 and 2018. It requires extreme weather conditions which make it exceptional." The fermentation lasted from the end of October to the begnning of January, with only wild yeasts "which participate in the expression of terroir." Two hundred 750 ml bottles were produced, there will be another release in 500 ml. (123 grams per liter residual sugar, 11.8% alcohol.)

  • white sweet
  • 10 in stock
  • $83.99

  • Organic

Pinon, François 2022 Vin de France Petillant Naturel Rosé

50% Cot and 50% Grolleau, organically farmed in Vouvray by Julien Pinon, partially from very old vines of Cot planted by Julien's great-grandfather. This is an elegant and very delicious Pet Nat 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.

  • rosé sparkling
  • 12 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Roche Bleue 2022 Coteaux du Loir La Belle D'Aunis

The talented Sébastien Cornille is making some of the most beautiful wines in Jasnières and the Coteaux du Loir - The 2022 "Belle d'Aunis" is 100% Pineau d'Aunis from old vines in clay with silex soils over limestone in the Coteaux du Loir; 2 to 3 week semi-carbonic maceration in foudre, slow pressing followed by one year of aging in 1 to 3 year-old barrels. This is old-vine Pineau d'Aunis made in a style that presrves the delicacy and beauty of the fruit, even in a very ripe vintage such as 2022. A sample tasted last winter showed lovely perfumed aromas of pomegranate, red currant and ripe raspberry with a bit of white pepper and earth. The palate was bright and sappy with dense red berries and mineral flavors with firm but silky tannins and a lingering finish of refreshing acidity and vibrant fruit. Here is a recent note in the Review du Vin de France: "A nose of sweet spices and pepper, a silky and refreshing palate where the pineau d'aunis expresses its magnificent potential for finesse and character, well accompanied by delicate aging in barrels. An example of the simplicity and purity of grand Pineau d’Aunis. Drink now or in 10 years!" We have loved every vintage of this wine and recommend it highly! David Lillie

  • red
  • 11 in stock
  • $31.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Roche Bleue 2022 Coteaux du Loir La Guinguette

Sébastien Cornille's lovely 2022 "Guinguette" is made principally from Pineau d’Aunis, with Gamay, sourced from 30+year-old vines in organic/biodynamic farming. Fairly short maceration, native yeasts, semi-carbonic fermentation of whole bunches and destemmed grapes according to the “millefeuille” principle. The 2022 Guinguette is a superb "vin de soif" offering bright aromas of peppery raspberry, cherry and violets, quite ripe and generous in this warm vintage. The palate shows light but sappy raspberry, plum and red currant fruit with chalky minerals, spice and citrus. The finish is long and refreshing. Serve this lovely wine slightly chilled with charcuterie, of course, grilled pork and lamb, bluefish (?) and mild cow cheeses.  David Lillie  Surprisingly vibrant and bright aciditity for such a warm vintage, showing a fruity nose of berries and cherries with baking spice and a lively body with crunchy cherries and zesty currants. Exactly the kind of wine to drink on a riverside barge whilst dancing to accordion music and nibling on cheese and charcuterie... a French Guinguette! Giselle Hamburg

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Roche Bleue 2022 Coteaux du Loir L'Orée de la Berterie

This is a beautiful Chenin Blanc from Sébastien Cornille at Domaine de la Roche Bleue, from 30+-year-old vines on slopes (80%) and terraces (20%) in the lieu-dit "Le Haut Perray" in Chahaignes, Coteaux du Loir. Thin red clay soils over limestone and deeper clay soils with silex giving yields of about 30 ha/hl. The grapes are harvested late to counterbalance the vibrant acidity normal in this terroir. The 2022 L'Orée de la Berterie shows lovely ripe aromas  - honeyed pear, peach and kiwi with almond,  floral and mineral notes, elegant and pure. Dried pear, citrus peel, almond, stone and herbal notes on the round and ripe palate with terrific density and a long, quite firm citrus and mineral finish. This is an outstanding young Chenin that will open up over the next five to ten years, and it's a superb value as well. Serve with ceviche of fluke, fish in sauce, roast chicken and mild cheeses. DL A true expression of the warmer 2022 vintage, round and plush with honey  and quince balanced by vibrant acidity typical of this northerly terroir. GH

  • white
  • 14 in stock
  • $26.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Roche Bleue 2022 Jasnières Sec

100% Chenin Blanc, from average 30 year-old vines on a slope of clay/silex soils on limestone, certified organic. Slow pressing of whole clusters; long fermentations,  with a year of aging, in different size barrels depending on the structure of the juice, averaging 3 - 4 years-old. The Roche Bleue 2022 Jasnières Sec shows a pale bronze color with ripe aromas of pear, quince, almond, lime-flower and peach with hints of stone, anise and citrus peel. The palate shows more fruit than the 2021, quite round and ripe but still with a certain austerity, revealing almond, pear, stone, lemon and chalky minerals that continue in the long, very mineral finish. This is a young, complex Jasnières from a beautiful vintage that will benefit from decanting and should age well for eight to ten years. Serve with shellfish, grilled fish, roast chicken and goat cheeses. Lovely wine! David Lillie

  • white
  • 4 in stock
  • $28.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur