Champagne

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

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

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

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Bourmault, Christian NV Base 14/15 Champagne Brut Lettre à Terre 1er

 A new-ish grower for Chambers Street Wines, Christian Bourmault from Avize works organically with some parcels certified. The Champagne Brut Lettre à Terre is 100% old vine Chardonnay from 2 lieux-dits in Cuis. Fermented in barrel, bottled with 3g/l dosage. The nose offers pretty aromas of white flowers (jonquil and lemon blossom) and chalk. The palate is nervy and stony on the attack with ripe orchard fruit and citrus oil flavors and hint of creaminess before culminating on a driving chiseled finish. This has great flair and brio and should gain in nuance with a time in the cellar, provided one can keep their hands of their stash. Highly recommended.  John McIlwain

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

  • Organic
  • white sparkling
  • 5 in stock
  • no discount
  • $56.99

  • white sparkling
  • 8 in stock
  • no discount
  • $54.99

Feneuil, Emilien 2018 Coteaux Champenois Chamery Rouge Drey Moutier 1.5L

Whereas the Les Goulats is a more powerful and structured Coteaux, Les Drey Le Moutier is more overtly chalky and high-toned. The robe is an intense ruby. The nose (worth the price of admission) is spicy and red-fruited with notes of rose petal and cherry stone and though structured, the palate is a bit more juicy on the palate. Both of Coteaux Rouges are poised and elegant, though this is more silk to Goulats' (very pretty) velvet. John McIlwain

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $359.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Feneuil, Emilien 2018 Coteaux Champenois Chamery Rouge Les Goulats 1.5L

100% organically-farmed Pinot Noir. Les Goulats is a single parcel located in Chamery. The northeast-facing slope is comprised of sandy clays over limestone. For the Coteaux Rouge, the grapes are destemmed. The 2018  Coteaux Champenois Rouge Les Goulats is a most expressive Coteaux. Black-fruited, ripe, and a bit bosky on the nose. The palate shows black cherry and black berry seed fruit on a broad and structured palate. Impressive length and fine-grained tannins beneath fruit bode for excellent ageability. John McIlwain

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $359.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur
  • white sparkling
  • 23 in stock
  • no discount
  • $47.99

Gimonnet, Pierre NV 17 base Champagne 1er Cru Cuis Extra Brut Blanc de Blancs

100% Chardonnay from the premier cru village of Cuis in the Côte des Blancs fermented in tank. 2017 base with reserve wines from 2015 to 2010. Disgorged October 26, 2021 bottled with 4g/l dosage.

  • white sparkling
  • 7 in stock
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  • $49.99

Heucq, André 2014 Champagne Extra-Brut Rosé Meunier Phase 1

André Heucq and his daughter Fanny run the small certified organic and biodynamic estate founded in 1936. The Meunier Rosé Phase 1 from 2014 is fully destemmed with 20 hours of skin contact and fermentation in stainless steel. The wine spends 36 months on the lees before bottling with 1.8 g/l dosage.

  • rosé sparkling
  • 13 in stock
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  • $57.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $184.99

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $179.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $174.99

L. Aubry Fils NV Champagne Brut Disg. 2022

Comprised of 30% Meunier, 30% Chardonnay, 35% Pinot Noir, 5% Arbanne, Petit Meslier, and Fromenteau (Pinot Gris), sourced from the premier cru villages of Jouy-lès-Reims, Villedommange, Pargny-lès-Reims, and Coulommes-la-Montagne. Fermented mostly in tank, though the Chardonnay sees some time in used barrique, aged for 18 months sur latte. Disgorged 2022.

  • white sparkling
  • 14 in stock
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  • $42.99

  • white sparkling
  • 1 in stock
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  • $87.99

Laherte Frères NV Champagne Brut Ultradition 375 ml

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

  • white sparkling
  • 9 in stock
  • no discount
  • $32.99

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

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $119.99

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $119.99

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

 Aurelien Suenen's wines  display his desire to release Champagnes that articulate a sense of place. He notes that in Cramant there is different terroir expression in the wines from the high vineyards and the lower lying vineyards, with the vines planted in the latter proving to be more distinctly chalky. C + C, a blend of wines from Chouilly and Cramant tends to be richer and more briny than the Oiry bottling. Pale yellow robe with fine bead and soft mousse. Nose offers pretty aromas of golden apple skin, orange oil (that’s the Cramant talking) and apple blossom. The palate is concentrated with flavors of stone fruit, preserved lemon, and toast. In the mouth this is broad and expansive, but not lacking for energy or flair on the incisively chalky finish. This could use a bit of time to knit, but it’s certainly delicious now. John McIlwain

  • white sparkling
  • 1 in stock
  • no discount
  • $94.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic