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Chantal Lescure 2018 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. (Near Pommard and below "Les Vignes Franches" and the "Clos des Mouches") 2018 is a great vintage for the Chantal Lescure "Chouacheux" which  shows very floral aromas of ripe, fresh red and black fruits, with hints of brown spice, citrus zest and earth. There is ripe, sappy, chalky fruit on the palate which is silky and elegant with raspberry, red currant and cherry fruit, really lovely and very long - backed by firm acidity and the ever-present core of minerality found in the Chantal Lescure wines. Quite delicious now, this beautiful Chouacheux is highly recommended and should be best 2024 - 2035+.  David Lillie

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $48.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Chantal Lescure 2019 Bourgogne Rouge Les Verduns

The Chantal Lescure Bourgogne Rouge "Les Verduns" is from 45 year-old vines on a soil of "marnes blanches"  in this unusual southwest-facing parcel at the top of the slope adjacent to Pommard "Les Vignots." Vinification is 100% with whole-clusters giving a firm structure to this very classy Bourgogne Rouge. No SO2 added during vinification, small amount added before bottling, minimal extraction, aged in old barrels for 14 months. The wine shows elegant high-toned  quite floral aromas of earthy Morello cherry and strawberry with hints of spice, mint and rose petal. The palate is earthy and mineral with saline acidity underlying ripe wild strawberry and red currant fruit. The finish is long and sappy, dominated by mineral and red currant  flavors that linger on the palate. This is not a fruit bomb, but is a very satisfying red Burgundy that will benefit from many hours of aeration or cellaring for 5 to 8  years.

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $28.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Chantal Lescure 2019 Côte de Beaune Clos des Topes Bizot Rouge

"Le Clos des Topes Bizot" is a unique spot with vines planted in 1960,  high on the slope in Beaune just above the 1er Cru "L'Ecu," facing east, in a terroir of clay and pebbles over limestone. The grapes from this high elevation vineyard are harvested late and undergo a short pre-fermentation maceration, aging is in two and three year-old barrels. This is a wine for tonight if I've ever seen one, tasty and accessible. There is a considerable amount of red fruit here, ripe raspberry and confit cherries and the overall weight of the wine at opening is quite fullish, with the barest touch of wood spice. However the wine firms up a lot with some air - the fruit tapers back and the acid structure becomes much more prominent, with some stoniness poking its head out. This is quite satisfying and while it will likely improve in the bottle, I would find trouble waiting. Sam Ehrlich

  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $32.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Chantal Lescure 2019 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 wine shows a deep red/garnet color with black cherry, blackberry and red currant aromas, quite floral and elegant with complex hints of earth,  brown spice and tea. With aeration, the palate shows a velvety, chalky texture backed by firm acidity with complex black fruits, mint, bitter chocolate and earth that continue in the long, sappy finish. This is a lovely "village" Volnay that is delicious, if a bit intense in its youth - decant if drinking now, this will really sing in three to five years and until 2035.

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $47.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Chantal Lescure 2018 Pommard Les Vignots

From south-facing vines situated on the right hill of Pommard, on the Beaune side, in a terroir of marnes blanches. These 35 year-old vines grow in high elevation, about 330 meters above sea-level. The grapes are hand harvested and undergo a long, slow fermentation in stainless steel tanks, punched-down and vatted for 18-25 days. The wine ages in a cold cellar on lees in barrels, 30% of which are new. Medium dark ruby, verging on purple robe. The nose offers attractive aromas of plum skin, violets, loamy earth, and a whisper of cocoa nib. The palate is ripe as befits the solar vintage, but there’s nothing hot or roasted about this—black and blue fruits, a bit of chalk, and spice. The tannins are firm but ripe and there’s fine acidity for the vintage and good succulence to the finish. This has fine brio and length and dodges the torrid nature of the vintage with plenty of energy rather than weight. Pommard of pretty persuasion. John McIlwain

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $53.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
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  • 16 in stock
  • $67.99

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  • 3 in stock
  • $104.99

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  • 20 in stock
  • $84.99

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  • 5 in stock
  • $129.99

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  • 8 in stock
  • $99.99

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  • 5 in stock
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  • 5 in stock
  • $229.99

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  • 1 in stock
  • $35.99

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  • 3 in stock
  • $89.99

Seguin-Manuel 2019 Bourgogne Rouge

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

  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Organic

Cote-de-Nuit

  • red
  • 24 in stock
  • $34.99

Chantal Lescure 2019 Nuits-Saint-Georges

The Chantal Lescure Nuits-Saint-Georges is assembled from three parcels at the foot of the slope near Vosne-Romanée, averaging 30 years old on sandy clay over limestone. This is quite approachable now, with an appealing nose of raspberry and ripe strawberry fruit, accented by smoky and gamey notes - a real meat over an open flame vibe. On the palate there is more red fruit, along with musky sandalwood-y tones and a bit of savory saltiness that is a reminder how close to Vosne these vines are. The finish is mineral-driven, with a river stone bitterness that I like. A very nice village wine and good value. Sam Ehrlich


  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • $54.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Chantal Lescure 2019 Nuits-Saint-Georges Les Damodes

From the village portion of Les Damodes on the Vosne side of Nuits St. Georges, at 320 metres, on a slab of hard pink limestone with shallow clay soils. Long-time organic farming, minimal use of SO2. 30% new barrels by Francis Miquel. Chantal-Lescure is a domaine blessed with a range of crus—all farmed organically, thank you—and imbued with more energy than mass in my experience. And what Burgundy! Les Damodes is a village level lieu-dit that sits astride the 1er Cru of the same name on the Vosne side of Nuits-St-Georges, so things are more perfumed and high-toned than backwards and foreboding. The robe is a dark ruby inching toward purple-hued. The nose is more plummy and boysenberry and violet inflected than red-fruited and crunchy. There are some exotic spicebox and blood orange zest aromas that vie with deep soil notes for attention, as well as a whisper of sweet barrel character. The palate is concentrated—not extracted—and offers a pebbly, firmness that is balanced by the ripe fruit. A young wine, the acidity and still-resolving tannic structure bode well for medium to just-shy-of longer term aging. Lovely with loads of upside for the patient. Dynamite for village wine and pleasurable in current iterations. Well worth seeking out. John McIlwain

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $61.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Chantal Lescure 2019 Chambolle-Musigny Les Mombies

 The lieu-dit "Les Mombies" has limestone clay soils washed down from higher on the slope, the vines average 40 years of age. The vinification is in tronconic wooden vats, aging is for 18 months in 30% new barrels, the wine is bottled unfined and unfiltered. On the nose, the wine is dense with rich aromas  of cocoa and ripe black cherry. Hints of healthy earth and black pepper and violets add enticing complexity. Dark flavors of  plum and blackberry are supported by the zing of fresh bitter greens and an  excellent mineral core. Lovely, powerful acidity balance this Pinot's surprisingly concentrated structure. A great wine, brimming with energy, that tastes complete today but will definitely gain layers over the next decade. David Hatzopoulos! 

  • red
  • 7 in stock
  • $61.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
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  • 1 in stock
  • $4,999.99

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  • 1 in stock
  • $1,399.99

Misc. Burgundy

Chantal Lescure 2018 Bourgogne Passetoutgrains

I'm a sucker for Passetoutgrains and this one is a corker, especially for twenty dollars.  50% destemmed fruit and no sulphur until bottling. According to Virginie at the domaine, the Gamay is especially vibrant in this vintage, adding plenty of freshness. The nose is very pretty, teetering between strawberry and cherry, with a touch of red plum. Despite the warmth of '18, on the palate this wine is lithe, juicy rather than heavy. There is the telltale note of cracked pepper at the back end, emblematic of Gamay on limestone. I drank this with matzoh ball soup but honestly you could have it with anything. Sam Ehrlich

  • red
  • 11 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur