Misc. France

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

Ardoisieres 2016 IGP St Pierre de Soucy Argile Blanc

If you'll forgive, the flight of fancy, Savoie whites tug at the heartstrings. A snowmelt swollen mountain stream overflowing its banks and washing thru a meadow of wildflowers fresh. Shimmering afternoon sunlight thru leaves, a suspicion of a breeze, Springtime in the glass! John McIlwain

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $27.99

  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Bastide Blanche 2013 Bandol Cuvee Estagnol

Bastide Blanche, one of the few organic domains in Bandol, produces this beatiful wine from old vines of 92% Mourvedre and 8% Grenache. The wine is hand-harvested in multiple passes, with very low yields, fermented with wild yeasts and aged in old foudres. The 2013 Estagnol shows very deep aromas of blackberry, plum and blueberry with floral, animal, fig, garrigue and earthy notes. The palate is full, round and powerful, but has good brightness and balance, with black fruits, fig, spice and earth - . with time open chocolate, provencal herbs and black olive as well, really lovely.

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $28.99

  • Organic

Beauthorey 2013 Languedoc Oree Blanc

This is a white blend, marrying Roussane, Clairette, Grenache Blanc, Rolle (Vermentino), and Bourbelenc. It's medium - full bodied for a white, with notes of apple compote and baking spice. A prime candidate for wine drinkers who typically prefer reds, and truly a unique expression of the region's diverse grape varieties.  Eben Lillie

  • white
  • 9 in stock
  • $11.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Belluard 2014 Vin de Savoie Mont Blanc Brut

'Mont Blanc' is named for the snow-capped mountain 30km away from Dominique's winery. This cuvée is built to age but that requires personal discipline. 100% Gringet from vines planted at 450m elevation, the 2014 was aged for three years on the lees before disgorgement. The delicate nose offers elegant floral aromas and comes across as quite austere at first. By the time you slice the soppressata and collect the Comté from the fridge, the nose will have blossomed with honeysuckle, orange zest, nuts and orchard fruits. The palate has exquisite cut with powerful minerals driving fresh pear and apple flavors. An excellent vintage that should shine in 2-3 years. Amanda Bowman

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

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Belluard 2016 Vin de Savoie Le Feu

All things being relative, this cuvée made me reconsider every wine that I have previously described as balanced. "Le Feu" comes Dominique's oldest, low-yielding Gringet vines planted on steep, iron-rich slopes at 450m above sea level. Incredibly well-knit acidity adds energy and freshness to wild herbal flavors that form a continuous loop across the palate. This wine is luminous. Amanda Bowman

  • white
  • 12 in stock
  • $51.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Belluard 2016 Vin de Savoie Les Alpes

"Les Alpes" is a blend of two parcels - one close to Dominique's home on marl soils and the other rich in limestone. The wine is fermented and aged in concrete eggs before it's blended in tank and bottled with minimal sulfur. The 2016 is a lovely wine that shows pretty white flowers, tangy pineapple and orange blossom. Salty minerals and tart acidity give this a wonderful texture that is evocative of a briny  Albariño from Northwestern Spain. Amanda Bowman

  • white
  • 16 in stock
  • $39.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Bordelet NV Sparkling Apple Cider Sidre Tendre

The Bordelet pear and apple ciders are a big hit on Thanksgiving, low alcohol too, so the kids get a sip or two. Also arriving on Tuesday: Poire "Granit" and Poiré Authentique. An apple cider from one of Normandy’s best, Tendre combines classic orchard flavors of ripe apples (Kermerien, Douce Moene, Frequin Rouge, Damelot, Marie Menard and 25 more) and a savory/sweet undercurrent of barley and dark honey. Compared to Bordelet’s pear offerings I find this to be more “beer-esque” than “wine-esque” so bring on the brats, or in true Norman fashion blood sausage, tripe, or perhaps for a lighter meal: crêpes. As with all his ciders, the farm is certified biodynamic and fermentation finishes in the bottle for a complex texture filled with small vivacious bubbles. John Rankin

  • white sparkling off-dry
  • 8 in stock
  • no discount
  • $10.99

  • Biodynamic
  • white sparkling off-dry
  • 2 in stock
  • no discount
  • $14.99

Bottes Rouges 2015 Arbois Chardonnay Leon

Jean-Baptiste Menigoz, a former school teacher, started his domaine with 2.4ha of vines in Abergement-le-Petit, west of Arbois, in 2012. Focusing on the classic varietals of the Jura, he makes honest, natural wines in the traditional ways of the region. His Chardonnay is always my personal favorite. Fermented and aged in neutral 600L demi-muid, it showcases the honey-tinged, tropical fruit and citrus that is a hallmark of this wine year after year. On the palate it is a touch nutty with salty, tangy pineapple, and an electric acidity anchored by a piercing mineral core. Perhaps a touch more ripe than past vintages, it maintains focus and precision. Tim Gagnon

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • no discount
  • $27.99

  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • $34.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white
  • 12 in stock
  • $25.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $22.99

Chais du Vieux Bourg 2011 Côtes du Jura QV d'Etoile Blanc

"QV d'Etoiles" is 100% Chardonnay from 35-year-old vines planted in the fossilized "star" scattered soils of the l'Étoile AOC. This appellation is famous for it's incredibly long-lived oxidative wines and vin jaune, but this bottling is made in a topped-up (ouillee) style, making this one of the more fascinating cuvées from Ludwig "Lulu" Bindernagel. The aromas are heady with vivid notes of comté and toasted walnuts. Even though the nose hints at oxidative flavors, the body is energetic with fine minerality, bright lemon zest and a persistent salty finish. Only 900 bottles of this vintage were made so we are excited that it's still around to enjoy with some bottle age. Amanda Bowman 

  • white
  • 14 in stock
  • $34.99

  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $28.99

Clos Des Boutes 2015 IGP Gard Les Fagnes (Carignan Blanc)

All Carignan Blanc from Sylvain Boutée. I am a fan of Carignan Blanc, for the fresh, crisp character it has on opening, and the fullness it develops after breathing for a while. It may be silly to suggest decanting a wine as inexpensive as this, but I've always been impressed with this wine after about an hour open, so it can't hurt!  Eben Lillie  

  • white
  • 50 in stock
  • no discount
  • $12.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Clos Des Boutes 2016 Clairette de Bellegarde "Cap au Nord"

Clairette de Bellegarde is a tiny appellation in the Languedoc, close to the city of Nimes. As the name may imply, the sole grape grown here is Clairette. From long-time organic vineyards, this is a lovely white from Sylvain Boutée. Floral and almond notes on the nose, balanced and fresh on the palate. (OnSale trhough June 9th Was $16.99)

  • white
  • 8 in stock
  • $11.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $29.99

  • red
  • 48 in stock
  • $21.99

  • rosé
  • 12 in stock
  • $22.99

  • white
  • 23 in stock
  • $29.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $27.99

Combel La Serre 2016 Cahors Pur Fruit du Causse

A beautiful, pure expression of Malbec by Julien Libert at Combel-la-Serre, this comes from a limestone parcel with 35 year-old vines.  20% of the fruit is  whole cluster and the wine is aged in cement.The 2016 Pur Fruit du Causse is just that, beautiful supple pure fruit - the color is quite dark and coats the glass, showing deep aromas of blackberry liqueur, quite bright and fresh, with hints of stone and earth. The palate is lush with blackberry and black cherry liqueur, lifted by cool acidity, really delicious! The finish is bright and refreshing making this a great match for charcuterie and grilled meats, chicken and mild cheeses -  and lovely to slurp by itself, served quite cool! Bravo to Julien Libert for this juicy, fresh and delightful wine!

  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $14.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Combel La Serre 2015 Cahors "Au Cerisier"

100% Malbec (aka Auxerrois in local parlance). Au Cerisier comes from a single 1.2-hectare plot at 350 m. altitude, next door to a cherry orchard for which the Ilberts named this bottling. The certified-organic vines average 40 years old and are planted on red and yellow clay soils over limestone bedrock. This is a quite serious Cahors showing beautiful black fruit aromas, bright and ripe. The palate is tight and dense, quite full-bodied and really showing the clay/limestone terroir.  Drink now with a long decant with a steak or stew, best to cellar five to ten years. Lovely wine.

  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $25.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 7 in stock
  • $13.99

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $34.99

  • red
  • 44 in stock
  • $16.99

  • rosé
  • 2 in stock
  • $62.99

Dominique Lucas (Vignes de Paradis) 2015 Savoie Chasselas Quintessence

A terrific value from Haut-Savoie! "Quintessence" is made from 100% organic chasselas sourced for Dominique Lucas' new négociant project. A simple and immensely pleasurable wine with summery aromas of wildflower honey, bergamot, and golden fruit. The palate is light and fresh with exquisite mineral tension beneath subtle flavors of apricot and alpine herbs. The finish is persistent, salty and delicately mineral. A lovely wine to serve as an apero or pair with salads, white fish, or ham sandwiches. Amanda Bowman 

  • white
  • 10 in stock
  • $21.99

Donneurs du Temps 2015 Arbois Chardonnay

From young Jura newcomer Guillaume Gilet, this is Chardonnay from organic vineyards that overlook the town of Arbois. Very fresh, with notes of lemon curd, cantelope, apples and herbs. Guillaume uses no SO2 during winemaking (sometimes bottling with none added) and tries to preserve some natural CO2 gas to protect his wines in the absence of SO2. This blows off within a few minutes, so decanters are not necessary. There's a driving mineral spice that shines through the finish, and an overall very clean and pure natural wine.    Eben Lillie

  • white
  • 11 in stock
  • $22.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white
  • 9 in stock
  • $34.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

d'Orphee (Stephane Lucas) 2016 IGP des Côtes du Tarn Papillon d'Orphee

100% Braucol from a parcel planted in soils rich with clay, limestone and gravel, which Stéphane Lucas pressed after 12 days of maceration, fermented with native yeasts, and aged for 10 months in stainless steel tanks with minimal added sulfur.  If you enjoy Cabernet Franc from the Loire, then you might enjoy this Braucol for its fresh bramble fruit flavors, earthiness, and mineral structure without all the weight. Highly recommend with a slight chill. This should be perfect alongside goat cheese, sausages, or hearty lentils. Amanda Bowman

  • red
  • 48 in stock
  • $16.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • 4 in stock
  • $23.99

  • red
  • 26 in stock
  • $28.99

Elian da Ros 2015 Côtes du Marmandais Abouriou

As the story goes, Abouriou was discovered growing on the walls of ruined castle in the South-West of France in the mid-1800s. It's cultivated in small amounts in the Cotes du Marmadais appellation, not far from Bordeaux. Either a grandparent or half-sibling of both Merlot and Cot (Malbec), it's a darker skinned variety, with gamey flavor and a touch of spice. We love this expression from Elian da Ros, who is admittedly more famous than the appellation he calls home. It's medium bodied, not over-extracted, and a nice introduction to a very rare cepage.    

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $19.99

  • red
  • 10 in stock
  • $29.99

Enfants Sauvages 2014 Cotes Catalanes Roi des Lézards

Roi des Lézards is all Carignan, from vines ranging from 35 - 75 years, aged in a combination of 1500 L Austrian Stockinger barrels, and 500 L used barrels. This is a significant bottle of Carignan, offering dark, purple fruit and good grip. The famous French term "garrigue" immediately comes to mind, even from smelling the wine. Used to describe the aromas typical of the shrubs and fauna of the Mediterranean, such as Thyme, Rosemary and Lavender, one couldn't find a better descriptor for the flavor profile of this wine. This vintage is a touch lighter and more balanced than the '13 so it could be enjoyed on it's own, but will likely be best on the dinner table with grilled meats and veggies, or other hearty fare.  Eben Lillie

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $22.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Enfants Sauvages 2015 Cotes Catalanes Cool Moon

From 85 year old vines of Grenache gris and Grenache blanc, with a small amount of Maccabeu from a 75 year old parcel. Fermented and aged for 9 months in Austrian oak vat (12 hl Stockinger) and smaller used barrels. This is a really fascinating white that has been creating quite a little buzz here at Chambers St. Notes of lemon curd, marzipan and herbs, envoloping in mouth...with mineral cut in the finish, and a touch of spice that lingers after each sip. A must for fans of interesting and unique white wines. Eben Lillie

  • white
  • 6 in stock
  • $24.99

  • white
  • 5 in stock
  • $49.99

  • white sweet
  • 10 in stock
  • $17.99

  • red
  • 10 in stock
  • $17.99

  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $16.99

  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $36.99

Finot, Thomas 2015 Coteaux Grésivaudan (Isère) Verdesse Sur-Mûrie 500ml

According to the hefty Wine Grapes book (Robinson/Harding/Vouillamoz), there were a total of about 2 hectares (5 acres) of Verdesse in the world as of 2008. As of my conversation with Thomas Finot in June, the number is now between 3 and 4 hectares total. Thomas started with an old plantation of about 2 ares (200 square meters, or .05 acres) and now has about 1.5 hectares, mostly of younger vines he planted. Verdesse is a grape that, according to Thomas, is green for a long time, and typically ripens late, gaining a golden and amber color at the "very last moment." From Thomas' experience, Verdesse typically rests with a small amount of sugar, and has a good deal of richness. The grapes were harvested in October and the wine rests at 8 grams residual sugar. Luckily Verdesse has acid for days, so the effect is more of delicate richness and ripe stone fruit, and the sugar is barely perceptible. A fascinating white and a great opportunity to taste a truly obscure and rare variety.   -Eben Lillie

  • white
  • 9 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $22.99

Hughes Beguet 2016 Arbois Côte de Feule

Poulsard from the Côte de Feule vineyard in Pupillin. Several other growers we admire have some plots here, such as Granges Paquenesses, Domaine de la Borde, and we're quite certain Houillon and Overnoy as well (it's a pretty well known vineyard site in Pupillin). The hue of this red is still very light, but there's a deeper burgundy shade and a bit more material than the Ploussard bottling from Patrice. Fresh, vibrant, and beguiling.   Eben Lillie

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur
  • red
  • 17 in stock
  • $53.99

  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $44.99

  • red
  • 13 in stock
  • $24.99

Jonc Blanc 2015 Bergerac Classik

Isabelle and Franck Pascal make this beautiful natural wine from Cabernet and Merlot grown on their Biodynamic estate near Felines, in Bergerac. The wine is aged sur-lie 12 months in barrel, and is bottled without filtration or added sulfur.The 2015 vintage has a dark robe. The nose displays the generosity of the vintage with aromas of ripe blackberries, black currants, and Italian plums with hints of cedar and graphite. The palate is rich, ripe, and deft with a good tension between the beautiful fruit and deep earth notes on a long, persistent, lifted finish. Fabulous with a grilled hanger steak, better still with magret of duck and strong cheeses. This is a tremendous value and should improve over 5-8 years. Delicious! John McIlwain

  • red
  • 10 in stock
  • $18.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Jonc Blanc 2015 Vin de France Pure "T" Cabernet

The 2015 Pure "T" is another beautiful natural wine from Franck Pascal and Isabelle Carles at Jonc Blanc! Made from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon grown on shallow soils over limestone ("Calcaire de Castillon"), two year elevage in 18 hl Stockinger foudres, bottled without fining or filtration and with zero added SO2.

  • red
  • 11 in stock
  • $26.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Jonc Blanc 2016 Vin de France Sens du Fruit Blanc

 This is a lovely Biodynamic white made from Sauvignon, Semillon and Sauvignon Gris by Isabelle and Franck Pascal, whose great vineyard work and natural vinifications are producing outstanding wines on their clay/limestone terroir near Bergerac. No SO2 is used except a tiny addition before bottling.  The 2016 Les Sens du Fruit shows lovely aromas of lime-flower, spiced pear, melon, almond and honeyed citrus. The palate is round and ripe with stone and earthy flavors underlying ripe pear and creamy lemon fruit and is backed by firm acidity. The finish is long, ripe and refreshing. This is a complex and delicious natural wine that will shine with shellfish, a platter of cheeses or a fish or chicken in sauce, just delicous!  David Lillie 

  • white
  • 6 in stock
  • $15.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Jonc Blanc 2016 Vin de France Sens du Fruit Rouge

A beautiful natural wine from Isabelle and Franck Pascal at Jonc Blanc. Always a blend of Malbec, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, raised in large 1500L barrels. The 2016 is super aromatic, with cocoa and earth on the nose, a deep purple hue in the glass with rich silky blackberry fruit. For anyone who is searching for natural wines but prefers to drink Cabs, Malbecs and the like, this is the wine for you! Biodynamic farming, no sulfur added... it's a natural wine through and through (yes not every natural wine is 11% alc. carbonic Gamay!). Just fresh enough to drink on it's own, this will be a knockout with a light chill and paired with grilled food this summer.   Eben Lillie

  • red
  • 15 in stock
  • $15.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Jonc Blanc 2017 Vin de France Bulle Rosé

The vineyards of Jonc Blanc were hit by a devastating freeze in April of 2017. From parcels that were 100% lost, the tiny secondary berries were harvested to make this amazing sparkling rosé! Yields were 6.5 hl/ha at 11% alcohol; bottled at 25 grams of RS per liter, it has turned into a beautiful almost dry Bulles Rosé. The wine shows intriguing aromas of wild strawberry, tart cherry,  rose, orange peel and brioche. The palate is creamy, light and pretty with tart cherry, rose-water, citrus and melon with a soft, refreshing finsh...could I have another glass? DL

  • rosé sparkling
  • 19 in stock
  • no discount
  • $17.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Julie Brosselin 2015 Vin de France La Mer Rouge

This is probably the meatiest red we have from Julie Brosselin in the Languedoc. All Syrah, with lovely dark fruit balanced with a bit of tang and freshness. Silky, rich and deep. No SO2 added.

  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $18.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur
  • white
  • 6 in stock
  • $27.99

Julie Brosselin 2015 Vin de France Rue de la Peste

Syrah and Carignan blend with no SO2 added. Vibrant and lifted, with subtle tannin. (On Sale through June 9th Was $17.99)

  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $15.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

La Loue 2015 Arbois Chardonnay

The 2015 comes from Catherine Hannoun's parcels of gray marl in Pupillin. Sometimes she makes this cuvée sous-voile but this vintage is topped-up for a fresher style that is fermented with native yeasts in stainless steel then raised in neutral barrel for over a year. An age-worthy Chardonnay with fascinating aromas of spicy redcurrant, honey, and melon. Like the Savagnin, it is quite compact at first and takes some time to open up, but once it does, complex flavors of tropical melon, blackberry, and honey unfurl on a bed of spicy mineral acidity. It should be interesting to see how this evolves with a few years in the cellar. Amanda Bowman

  • white
  • 26 in stock
  • $34.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

La Loue 2015 Arbois Savagnin

This Savagnin comes from Catherine's parcel in Pupillin famous for its rich clay soils. The 2015 is made ouillé style and is raised in neutral barrique for up to 24 months. With a gentle decant, floral aromas blossom on the nose. A leaner style of Savagnin, with crisp flavors of orange citrus, mango and salty, slightly briny minerals. Decant if drinking now but worth the wait. Amanda Bowman

  • white
  • 6 in stock
  • $42.49

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

La Vrille et le Papillon 2016 Vin de France Caprice Chameau

This delightful wine from our new friends Meryl and Géraldine at "La Vrille et le Papillon" was imported for Chambers Street. We're pleased to see that it was the highest-ranked choice in the New York Times Thanksgiving wines article!!  It's a light and lovely Viognier from the Ardeche that shows bright floral aromas of lemon, lime-flower, peach, mint and stone, really quite pretty. There is a bit of petillance on the palate with creamy citrus, peach, apricot and hay. Light and refreshing, with citrus, stone and yeasty flavors in the finish, this is a delightful and food-friendly wine!

  • white
  • 6 in stock
  • $15.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

La Vrille et le Papillon 2016 Vin de France Z Blanc Viognier

Z Blanc is 100% Viognier grown by Géraldine and Meryl Crozier at La Vrille et le Papillon in the Ardeche. This is a lovely natural Viognier that shows a slightly cloudy pale gold color and a bit of reduction when first opened, then lovely very floral aromas of lime-flower, lemon, earth and pear. The palate is light and pretty with citrus, herbal and pear flavors; the finish is refreshing and long with white fruits and minerals. Organic farming, unfiltered and bottled with minimal SO2.  David Lillie

  • white
  • 9 in stock
  • $17.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

La Vrille et le Papillon 2016 Vin de France Z Rouge (Syrah, Merlot)

Geraldine and her brother Meryl Crozier have a lovely estate situated just west of the Rhone river in Ardeche. The "Z" Rouge is a blend of 60% Syrah and 40% Merlot and shows wild rose and black fruit aromas with wafts of gravel, earth, and blood orange. The palate is light but complex and supple with dense plum and cool blackberry fruits, anise and earth that linger on the long finish. An excellent natural wine that is perfect with a slight chill and served with just about anything right off the grill. Amanda Bowman

  • red
  • 7 in stock
  • $17.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Laguerre 2015 Côtes du Roussillon Le Ciste Blanc

(On Sale through June 9th Was $17.99)  Eric Laguerre's "Le Ciste," (named after a flowering bush in and around his vineyards) is certainly one of the most distinctive whites of the Roussillon. Grown in Eric's high-elevation vineyards on acidic soils of decomposed granite, the wine is made from Marsanne, Roussanne, Rolle (Vermentino), Grenache Blanc and Maccabeu. Yields are about 20 Hl/Ha, harvesting is by hand in small baskets, fermentation (wild yeasts) and aging is in small barrels. Complex aromas of lemon oil, thyme, hay and white fruits—a lovely melange with contributions from each variety and especially showing the Marsanne and Roussanne in 2015. The palate is dense, stony and saline with herbal, citrus, almond and white fruit flavors. The finish is long with mineral acids and white fruits that linger on the palate. Complex and distinctive as a young wine, this will accompany grilled fish as well as fish and chicken in sauce and goat cheeses, and should develop nicely with a few years of cellaring. Really a Grand Cru of the Roussillon and a great value! DL 

  • white
  • 10 in stock
  • $16.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Laguerre 2017 Côtes du Roussillon Eos Rosé

Another delicious wine from the affable and talented Eric Laguerre, from organic Syrah, Carignan and Grenache vines grown on granite soils high in the mountains of the Roussillon.  The palate is refreshing and dry with hints of raspberry, strawberry,  watermelon, almond and stone.  Eric's great farming, his natural vinification and the high-altitude granite terroir produce this lovely, inexpensive rosé. Highly recommended!

  • rosé
  • 54 in stock
  • $13.99

  • Organic

Laguerre 2015 Côtes du Roussillon Le Ciste Rouge

40% Syrah, 30% Grenache, 15% Carignan, 15% Mourvèdre, grown in Eric and Corinne Laguerre's organic,  high-altitude vineyards on granite soils in the Roussillon. 2015 is a great vintage for the Le Ciste Rouge, showing aromas of ripe blackberry, blueberry and black cherry, roast meat, dark chocolate and earth.The palate is dense and supple with ripe berry fruits, licorice and spice supported by firm acidity with an elegant finish of earth, minerals and black fruits. This is a beautiful wine - a Chateauneuf-du-Pape of the mountains - and a great value. Serve slightly cool with grilled meats, stews and full-flavored cheeses or cellar five to ten years. Highly recommended! DL

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $16.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Laguerre 2016 Côtes du Roussillon Eos Blanc

(On Sale through June 9th Was $13.99) 2016 is a great vintage for Eric Laguerre's EOS Blanc! From 30% Grenache Blanc, 40% Maccabeo and 30% Rolle (Vermentino) grown on granite soils in Eric's high-altitude organic vineyards. The increased percentages  of Maccabeo and Rolle have made this lovely wine even more distinctive, showing subtle aromas of dried pear, hay, citrus, herbs and  stone. The palate is refreshing and clean with pear, citrus peel, almond, thyme and stone flavors, very crisp and dry and with nice density and length. This very versatile wine will pair with everything from oysters, to grilled fish to roast chicken, and will be very refreshing by itself on a warm summer day. DL

  • white
  • 9 in stock
  • $12.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 10 in stock
  • $13.99

  • red
  • 48 in stock
  • $13.99

Lapuyade 2012 Jurançon Cuvée Marie-Louise

This is a superb Jurançon Moelleux, harvested in late December, about 90 grams/liter of residual sugar. Wonderfully complex aromas of apricot, candied citrus, flowers and exotic fruit with a hint of vanillin. Lemon confit, apricot, brown spice and chalky acids on the palate. A young wine that is gorgeous now but perhaps best in five to ten years. With more acidity than Sauternes, this is a great match for foie gras, lemon tarts and strong cheeses, and for apple and mince pies on Thanksgiving! Absolutely superb! (The wine improves for weeks, re-corked in the fridge.)

  • white sweet
  • 1 in stock
  • $35.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Lapuyade 2012 Jurançon Petit Manseng

Clos Marie-Louise/Château Lapuyade is a beautiful biodynamic estate deep in the hills of Jurançon, south of Pau. Their wines are harvested by hand, fermented with wild yeasts and aged in old barrels purchased from Yquem and Haut-Brion. Their 2012 Petit Manseng is a gorgeous wine and a sensational value. The wine needs a bit of air to open up, then shows deep floral honeyed apricot, candied citrus, stone, spice and caramel aromas with sweet fruit on the palate—lemon oil, exotic fruit and brown spice lifted by very  firm acidity. Terrific length. With a few days open, more exotic fruit, pineapple and lychee emerge and the wine softens into something wonderful. An outstanding Jurançon moelleux that will accompany fois gras, patés, cheeses, fruit desserts and is fabulous on its own. (72 grams/liter RS)  Highly recommended! David Lillie

  • white medium-sweet
  • 4 in stock
  • $20.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $11.99

Les Fouques 2017 Côtes de Provence La Londe

Domaine les Fouques has been has been certified Biodynamic (Demeter) for  over 20 years, and also raises sheep, ducks, chickens and guinea-hens on their old-fashioned mixed-use farm. La Londe is their best rosé from old vines of Cinsault, Grenache, Syrah, and Rolle. Unlike the majority of Provencal rosés, it is made naturally with wild yeasts, giving a more subtle expression of fruit and terroir. The 2017 is a beautiful wine, lighter and brighter than the 2016 in style. The wine shows a lovely pale pink/salmon color with elegant aromas of wild strawberry, raspberry, peach and rose with hints of spice. The palate shows creamy raspberry, peach and red currant fruit with citrus peel and mineral flavors. The finish is long and refreshing with berry fruits, citrus and firm acidity, just lovely. This wine will gain complexity over the next six months and will drink beautifully through 2019. Highly recommended and a great value!  David Lillie

  • rosé
  • 56 in stock
  • $17.49

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Les Fouques 2014 Côtes de Provence Cuvée de l'Aubigue Rouge

Primarily Grenache, with Syrah, Cinsault and Cabernet, this biodynamic red from Provence shows deep plum and blackberry fruit aromas with earth, citrus and Provençal herbs. The palate is ripe and supple with dense black fruits, prune and brown spice lifted by bright acidity. In some vintages this wine can be a bit austere and tannic when young, but the 2014 is bursting with fruit and absolutely delicious for current drinking. Serve with grilled meats and stews, a daube niçoise perhaps, and full-flavored cheeses. Great value! 

  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $14.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Les Fouques 2016 Côtes de Provence Aubigue Blanc

The Cuvée Aubigue Blanc from Les Fouques is made from 80% Rolle (Vermentino) with 10% Clairette and 10% Ugni Blanc. It's a delicious, full-flavored Provençal white with complex aromas of apple and pear liqueur and hints of dried flowers, almond and herbs. The palate is round and ripe with white fruits, candied citrus and dense mineral and stone flavors with good acidity. A great aperitf or accompaniment to full-flavored fish dishes and asian foods. Certified biodynamic (Demeter), wild-yeast fermentation. (The wine received a well-deserved gold medal at the 2017 Concours des Vignerons Independants)

  • white
  • 16 in stock
  • $14.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Marie & Florian Curtet 2016 Savoie Autrement Blanc

A delicious blend of 60% Jacquere and 40% Altesse (Roussette). Marie and Florian pick grapes from a early ripening parcel of Altesse, and a mature parcel of Jacquerre, and harvest, press and vinify together, as they like the harmony that is achieved through co-fermentation. I love the electric side of this wine, paired with the subtle texture that develops with some aeration. Drink now or hold. Light filtration before bottling, minimal SO2 added.    Eben Lillie

  • white
  • 12 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Marie & Florian Curtet 2016 Savoie Autrement Rouge

A blend of mostly Gamay (about 80%), with Pinot Noir and Mondeuse from vineyards in the commune of Chautagne de Serrieres and Cellier des Pauvres. Though they will likely make a bit less of the 'Autrement' in the future, this is their homage to the first "natural" wine that Jacques Maillet produced, back in 2003. It is an expression of the Savoie, and reflects Maillet's philosophy of cultivating healthy vineyards without the use of chemicals, and producing authentic wines that show the potential of the region. Like their other reds, maceration is whole cluster, without pump over or punch down, 9 months lees aging, and  a light filtration and only 1g/hl (hectoliter) of SO2 at bottling. Delicious wine!  Eben Lillie

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Marie & Florian Curtet 2016 Savoie Chautagne Rouge

The Chautagne is a blend of Gamay and Mondeuse (about 70/30) from the commune of Motz. Maceration is whole cluster for a period of about 6 weeks, without pigeage (pushing down of the cap) or remontage (pumping over), so it's more a gentle infusion than an extraction. The wine is aged on the lees for approximately 9 months. Florian mentioned that the old vines of Gamay produce less - and often less concentrated - grapes, but they are always more "gouleyant" (roughly translated, it means "tasty" or "really good"). All in all a very tasty, complex, and  harmonious expression of Gamay and Mondeuse.  Eben Lillie

  • red
  • 16 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Marie & Florian Curtet 2016 Savoie Jacquere

Fresh tasty Jacquere from Marie and Florian Curtet! This is a perfect aperitif/salad/snack wine, definitely on the higher acid side. I always liken Jacquere (especially from Maillet - and now the Curtets) to Melon de Bourgogne,  because it reminds me so much of the stony, mineral wines from Muscadet in the Loire Valley. Drink now or stock up for warmer weather, as this is a perfect thirst quencher.   Eben Lillie

  • white
  • 16 in stock
  • $18.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Marie & Florian Curtet 2016 Savoie Pinot Noir

Wow! A Pinot Noir that truly stands out. I did NOT guess this was Pinot when I tasted it, instead thinking it was their old vines Mondeuse. In any case, I was impressed. Marie and Florian are impressed too, but maybe less surprised. As they say, Pinot Noir has a a particular graphite quality (describing the minerality in the mouthfeel) due to the Molasses soil in their region. Combined with a small and very ripe harvest, this is a rich and expressive Pinot! Ripe cherry, blackberry, and spice, with plenty of fruit and a long mineral finish framing it all. It's only 13%, so it's not "big," it just has a lot of character!  Eben Lillie

  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • $32.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red sweet
  • 1 in stock
  • $59.99

Mas Coutelou 2016 Vin de France Le Blanc

Le Blanc is the only white Coutelou made in 2016 and it is the first of his whites we've carried at Chambers Street. This is a fresh and summery blend of 40% Macabeu, 30% Grenache Gris, 20% Clairette, 10% Muscat à Petits Grains from parcels planted near the seaside. Lifted floral aromas, lemon pith, and pleasantly leesy notes mingle with tangy ripe fruits. The palate is full and round from the Macabeau but there is an energetic freshness from the Clairette to buoy the rich stonefruit flavors. The finish is refreshing with a lingering note of bitter almond. This is a bottle we'll be happy to revisit all summer long. Amanda Bowman

  • white
  • 22 in stock
  • $27.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Mas Coutelou 2017 Vin de France On Peut Pas Vraiment Dire Que

"Vin des Amis" may be Coutelou's most popular cuvée but this 100% Mourvèdre is quickly climbing the ranks. A densely layered Mourvèdre with aging potential,  Jeff says this is the most textbook example he's ever made. On the nose the wine shows heady aromas of briny black olives, violets, black pepper and savory game. The robe is dark in the glass with deep notes of spice, cassis, and a touch of gamey funk framed by firm tannins and salty mineral acidity. An elegant wine that's delicious now with air, but this should make for compelling drinking over the next 3-5 years. Amanda Bowman

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $23.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Mas Coutelou 2017 Vin de France PM Rose 1.5 L

The PM Rosé is a  punchy and beautifully aromatic blend of Syrah, Cinsault and Muscat à Petit Grains. The robe is slightly cloudy and peach colored in the glass. The nose is effusive and complex, floral in character with the Muscat adding ripe stone fruit notes. The palate is bone dry with lush peach and apricot flavors, wildflower, garrigue with a slight savory finish. A fun natural rosé at a great price!  Amanda Bowman

  • rosé
  • 2 in stock
  • $41.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Mas Coutelou 2017 Vin de France Vin des Amis

2017 was a vintage characterized by sweltering heat and drought in the Languedoc. Many growers decided to pick early in order to preserve acidity in their wines at the price of less mature fruit. Thankfully Jeff chose to wait so his grapes could achieve full maturity. Late August brought brisk maritime winds and cool nights which dropped the sugar levels for Jeff's grapes, resulting in one of the most balanced and interesting vintages yet. Vin des Amis 2017 is a blend of Grenache, Syrah and Cinsault and is more serious and broad than his other cuvées. The wine is fermented with native yeast and aged in concrete tank without the addition of sulphur. The nose is generous with complex aromas of plum, blood orange peel and dried flowers. The mid-weight palate is rich with brooding dark fruit flavors and earthy minerals framed by ripe tannins on a long savory persistent finish. A beautiful vintage that we're thrilled to have in stock! Amanda Bowman

  • red
  • 15 in stock
  • $18.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Mas Coutelou 2017 Vin de France Vin des Amis 1.5 L

2017 was a vintage characterized by sweltering heat and drought in the Languedoc. Many growers decided to pick early in order to preserve acidity in their wines at the price of less mature fruit. Thankfully Jeff chose to wait so his grapes could achieve full maturity. Late August brought brisk maritime winds and cool nights which dropped the sugar levels for Jeff's grapes, resulting in one of the most balanced and interesting vintages yet. Vin des Amis 2017 is a blend of Grenache, Syrah and Cinsault and is more serious and broad than his other cuvées. The wine is fermented with native yeast and aged in concrete tank without the addition of sulphur. The nose is generous with complex aromas of plum, blood orange peel and dried flowers. The mid-weight palate is rich with brooding dark fruit flavors and earthy minerals framed by ripe tannins on a long savory persistent finish. A beautiful vintage that we're thrilled to have in stock! Amanda Bowman

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $44.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Mas Jullien 2017 Coteaux du Languedoc Rosé

 Olivier Jullien is one of the brightest lights in the Languedoc. His farming and cellar work are meticulous and his wines express their terroir beautifully. His 2017 rosé, blend of Cinsault, Carignan and Mourvèdre combines ripe fruit. wild savory notes with an incisive minerality. Dark pink robe and midweight on the palate with aromas of watermelon, raspberry, spice, and garrigue on the nose. Good density and drive with deep ripe watermelon, red fruits, limestone, salt flavors on the palate. More gourmandaise than glou glou, but compelling and an excellent companion to bitter salad greens with salumi and Parmigiano Reggiano. John McIlwain

  • rosé
  • 56 in stock
  • $22.99

  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $16.99

  • white
  • 9 in stock
  • $13.99

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $36.99

  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $34.99

Navarre 2015 Saint-Chinian Cuvée Olivier

This beautiful Languedoc red is from very old vines of Grenache, Carignan and Syrah, grown in Thierry Navarre's mountainside vineyards in Saint-Chinian. The 2015 Olivier is a bit lighter and more elegant than previous vintages, showing lovely aromas of morello cherries, red currant and plum with notes of earth, pepper and brown spice. Nice ripeness on the palate with red and black fruits balanced by bright acidity with mineral flavors that continue on the long juicy finish. This is a big Languedoc red that is light on it's feet - nice with a coq au vin as well as heftier stews and grilled meats. Decant well in advance if drinking now or open the night before - or cellar for five to ten years. Thanks to Thierry Navarre for his beautiful natural wines that are great values! DL

  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • $18.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • $13.99

  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $16.99

  • rosé
  • 4 in stock
  • $12.99

Petite Baigneuse (Philippe Wies) 2013 Maury Sec Grand Largue

Lledoner Pelut is a relatively unknown variety, related to Grenache (and known as Garnacha Peluda in Spain). Philippe Wies farms Lledoner Pelut and Grenache Noir in the Catalan hills of France, in a special part of the Languedoc-Roussillon region with soils of decomposed black schist. Philippe finds 2013 to be much like 2017, which was a warm year that didn't require long aging. The wine was ready after 8 months in large Alsatian barrels (Philippe is originally from Alsace) and was then moved to fiberglass tank for one month before bottling. Thanks to a very gentle vertical press (that Philippe built by hand), there is very little extraction here. It's 13.5%, with lovely finesse and a touch of funk. No SO2 added. (On Sale through June 9th Was $18.99) EL 

  • red
  • 7 in stock
  • $18.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Petite Baigneuse (Philippe Wies) 2014 VDF Les Loustics

Grenache from schist soil in Maury, nestled near the Pyrenees mountains. Loustics is from an arid north-facing parcel, and always has a nice freshness to it. The shist soils don a particular mineral aroma and finish to the wine, blending well with the natural tannin to give some rustic character to the wine. In the end, it's an easy drinking, gentle and a bit "sauvage" expression of Grenache. Drink with a slight chill. No SO2 added. (On Sale through June 9th Was $16.99)

  • red
  • 16 in stock
  • $16.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur
  • white
  • 5 in stock
  • $16.99

Pont de Breux 2015 Côtes du Jura Tradition (Chard/Savagnin)

80% Chardonnay and 20% Savagnin grown near Salins-les-Bains on Kimmeridgian soils, organic since 1992. The 2015s were made by the capable Emilie Gerard who has taken over from Jean-Chalres Maire. 12 month sous-voile elevage in old barrels. Slightly oxidative aromas of lime-flower, dried pear, spiced citrus and almond, quite complex and pretty. The plate shows dried herbs, quince, citrus peel, spice and pear with saline mineral flavors and form acidity. The finish is long with sharp mineral flavors that linger on the palate. Lovely wine - serve with sole almondine, chicken in cream sauce, aged Comté and full-flavored goat cheeses. David Lillie

  • white
  • 13 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Pont de Breux 2015 Côtes du Jura Tradition Rouge (Pinot/Trousse

80% Pinot Noir and 20% Trousseau grown near Salins-les-Bains on Kimmeridgian soils, organic since 1992. The 2015s were made by the capable Emilie Gerard who has taken over from Jean-Chalres Maire. The 2015 Tradition shows aromas of strawberry liqueur with hints of blackberry, cherry, earth and rose. The palate is quite firm and dense, with saline  mineral flavors and earthy black fruits. This is a unique and delicious Jura red that's lovely now, and should age nicely for 8 to 10 years. DL

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $19.99

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

  • red
  • 17 in stock
  • $82.99

Renardat-Fache 2016 Bugey Cerdon Méthode Ancestrale Rosé

A delicious blend of Gamay and Poulsard from the tiny appellation of Bugey. At 8.5% this delicately sweet pét-nat is the breakfast of champions or an invigorating aperitif. The nose is absolutely beautiful with vivid aromas of wild flowers, ripe raspberries, and hints of grapefruit zest. The palate offers sweet raspberry and crunchy blueberry fruit on the attack then finishes with thirst-quenching minerality. A purely enjoyable bottle at a great value. Serve chilled alongside fruit tarts,  dark chocolate, or with tangy cheeses. Amanda Bowman

  • rosé sparkling sweet
  • 6 in stock
  • no discount
  • $20.99

Rimbert 2015 Saint-Chinian Les Travers de Marceau

 "Les Travers de Marceau" is a blend of 30% Mourvedre, 30% Syrah, 25% Carignan, 15% Cinsault planted at the highest elevation in the Saint-Chinian AOC. This appellation is divided by its soil composition - in the north, the soils are rich in schist, in the south there is only heavy limestone and clay soils.  Jean-Marie Rimbert's vineyards are in Berlou, in the north western half of the AOC. This soil composition and high elevation give his much-beloved wines a light, early drinking quality. The nose offers complex, exotic aromas of dried apricot, tree bark, savory spices, and undercurrents of crushed blueberry and pomegranate. The palate is silky and dusted with mineral acidity. Flavors of dense blue fruit and umami spices give way to star-anise and hints of fennel on the finish. This pairs perfectly with saucisson, cassoulet, and goat cheeses. Amanda Bowman

  • red
  • 20 in stock
  • $16.99

  • white
  • 4 in stock
  • $99.99

Saint Pierre 2015 Arbois Les Brulees

"Les Brûlées" comes from Fabrice Dodane's vineyard planted on a hill rich with limestone near his cellar in Montigny. 2015 was the first vintage for this cuvée and Fabrice's first experiment with making white wine with zero added sulfur -- we think it's an applause-worthy success. The seductive aromas of smoky gun flint and yellow apple skins mingle with lightly oxidative notes of walnuts and comté. On the palate the wine is dense and textured with powerful mineral acidity that finishes with a lingering salty nuttiness. An expressive wine that is drinking now but should continue to evolve over the next decade. Amanda Bowman

  • white
  • 34 in stock
  • $34.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur
  • red
  • 18 in stock
  • $22.99

  • white
  • 4 in stock
  • $21.99

Sulauze 2016 Vin de France Cochon

Syrah, Grenache, Cinsault, Mourvedre, and Vermentino! Yep. that's right. And no sulfur added? And gulp-ably delicious, but with those bold flavors of Provence? Yes, please.

  • red
  • 16 in stock
  • $14.99

  • red
  • 10 in stock
  • $20.99

Thill, Eric et Berengere 2015 Côtes du Jura Chardonnay Montboucon

From clay/limestone soils in the Jura, south-west from Arbois. West exposition. Definitely deserving of a decant, this is a fantastic deal for a Chardonnay that has a real sense of place.  (On Sale through June 9th, was $19.99)

  • white
  • 14 in stock
  • $18.99

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

Thill, Eric et Berengere 2015 Côtes du Jura Savagnin "Romane"

This is a beautiful ouillé (topped up i.e. NOT oxidative) Savagnin from young winemaker Eric Thill in the Jura. Eric is originally from Alsace and finds Savagnin reminds him of Sylvaner a bit. I see the resemblance, as his Savagnin has nice stone fruit aromas, and impressive density on the palate. A real treat and a unique expression of the variety. (On Sale through June 9th, Was $23.99)

  • white
  • 13 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Tinou (Serge Hondet) 2014 Jurançon Cuvee Tradition

The 2014 Domaine Tinou Jurançon Cuvée Tradition is made from Petit Manseng and Gros Manseng, grown in Serge Hondet's beautiful vineyard near Lasseube, certified organic since 1964. The soils are essentially sandy clays with stones and gravels from the Pyrenees, over the local limestone, "Calcaire de Lasseube." The wine shows lovely pale gold color, vivid aromas of lemon, pineapple, honeysuckle, stone and brown spice, elegant and subtle. Creamy lemon, pear and stone flavors on the palate, balanced by citrusy acids. 62 grams of RS per liter, but seems dryer. Lovely finish of lemon, exotic fruit and minerals. Serve this lovely wine with foie gras, patés, full-flavored cheeses and lemony desserts or just sip by itself. Highly recommended.

  • white medium-sweet
  • 17 in stock
  • $14.99

  • Organic
  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $79.99

Tissot 2015 Arbois Chardonnay "La Mailloche"

An exceptional, terroir-driven Chardonnay from the heavy clay soils of Stéphane Tissot's Mailloche vineyard. The 2015 is wonderfully fresh and characteristically spicy with invigorating lemon citrus, smoky flint, salted almond skin and golden apple on the complex nose. The palate is powerful yet feels light on its feet with a firm backbone of spicy mineral acidity, flavors of orange citrus, nutmeg with bitter almond on the long finish. I recently enjoyed this with mushroom risotto but it should be fantastic with chicken and swiss cheeses as well. It would be interesting to revisit this wine in a few years. Amanda Bowman

  • white
  • 15 in stock
  • $51.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Tissot 2016 Arbois Trousseau Singulier

2016 was a difficult year for red wine in the Jura, but you wouldn't know it by Tissot's Trousseau Singulier. Elegant, concentrated and fresh with fine tannins -- this is a masterful Trousseau from one of Jura's best. 80% of the grapes come from young vines of selection massale Trousseau from the famous Sous Curon site. The vines yield few but big bunches for a fruity character with snappy acidity. The remaining grapes come from older vines grown on Liassic clay.  All de-stemmed and fermented for one month in open tank with a few gentle pump-overs, then aged in 600 L demi-muid. The nose offers pretty notes of wild strawberry, blood orange, and earthy spice. Polished tannins elevated by bright and cool brambly fruit flavors make this marvelous on its own or perfect for cheeses, charcuterie, mushrooms or poultry. Amanda Bowman

  • red
  • 24 in stock
  • $38.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $81.99

Traginer 2008 Banyuls Grand Cru 500ml

Grenache, Grenache Gris and Carignan, aged for six years or more in ancient barrels, bottled without fining or filtration. Jean-François Deu at Domaine du Traginer makes elegant, complex and beautifully balanced Banyuls at his organic and biodynamic estate. The 2008 Banyuls Grand Cru shows fabulous aromas of burnt orange, prune, lemon peel, rose, earth and aged cheese...for starters. Very deep and complex. The palate is ripe and a bit sweet, but refreshing and balanced by bright acidity with prune, red currant, rose and deep berry confit with citrus, brown spice and earth. Beautiful wine - great to sip by itself or serve with fruit desserts and chocolate. Highly recommended. DL

  • red sweet
  • 12 in stock
  • $31.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Traginer 2014 Collioure Blanc

An outstanding and unusual white made by Jean-François Deu at the organic/biodynamic estate, Domaine du Traginer (Mule-driver) in Banyuls and Collioure. Made from Grenache Blanc, Grenache Gris and Malvasia from low-yielding vines, on steep slopes of schistes above the Mediterranean.

  • white
  • 11 in stock
  • $31.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Traginer 2015 Banyuls Blanc 500ml

This is a gorgeous Banyuls Blanc, that is to say a Vin Doux Naturel (at 17% alcohol)  made from Grenache Blanc, Grenache Gris and Muscat grown in Traginer's organic vineyards above Banyuls. Beautiful aromas of lime flower, apricot, citrus, pear and almond. Very floral. The palate is deep and medium-sweet with candied citrus, apriot and stone flavors and terrific length. Serve not too cool, as an apéritif or with desserts of peach, apricot, pear and melon. Absolutely delicious! DL 

  • white sweet
  • 14 in stock
  • $22.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Traginer 2015 Collioure Rosé

Jean-Francois Deu makes beautiful wines on his biodynamic estate in Collioure, including this outstanding 2015 Rosé "Le Gourmand." The wine shows a pretty pink/orange color, with aromas of red currant and strawberry with hints of prune, orange peel, rose and spice. The palate is round and ripe with deep black cherry and strawberry liqueur, but nicely balanced by firm acidity and has beautiful length. Serve this full-bodied rosé with grilled chicken and pork or with an appetizer of olives, cheeses and charcuterie. Lovely wine! DL

  • rosé
  • 4 in stock
  • $18.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Traginer 2015 Collioure Rouge Vieille Foudre

Equal parts Grenache, Carignan, Mourvedre and Syrah from the steep schist terraces of Banyuls-sur-Mer, this is a pure and concentrated expression of this dramatic coastal stretch of the Roussillon. Dark black red color. Lush aromas of blackberry, black plum, bitter chocolate, licorice, earth and brown spice.  The palate is dense, ripe and supple with blackberry, strawberry compote, earth, licorice, ginger and spice, with cool citrus and red currant in the long finish. This is a beautiful Collioure that will accompany a steak, grilled meats, stews, grilled vegetables and tagines. Highly recommended. DL

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $25.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Traginer 2016 Banyuls Rimage 500ml

The Traginer Banyuls Rimage (Vin Doux Naturel) at 17% alcohol is an insanely delicious wine as an apéritif or with deserts of chocolate or fruit (figs especially) and goat cheeses. The 2016 shows a deep black/red color and vivid aromas of ripe blackberry, prune,  licorice, violets, bitter chocolate and earth. The palate is ripe and lush with blackberry, citrus and cocoa, but very bright and refreshing as well, just delicious. It finishes with citrusy acids and black fruits that linger on the palate - serve cool and enjoy! DL

  • red sweet
  • 12 in stock
  • $23.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Traginer NV Banyuls Ambre (aged 15 years) 500ml

This superb wine is made from Grenache Gris, Grenache Noir, Grenache Blanc and Muscat, aged for 15 years in small, very old barrels. Complex aromas of citrus, tea, prune, flowers and caramel. The palate is balanced, with a pretty melange of citrus, white fruits, earth and secondary flavors, very long and lifted by nice acidity. A gorgeous vin doux naturel that will accompany aged cheeses, figs and foie gras, and it's sensationally beautiful by itself. Really a unique and delicious wine. DL

  • white sweet
  • 12 in stock
  • $38.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • white
  • 6 in stock
  • $22.99

Villet, Gerard & Christine 2014 Arbois Chardonnay Cuvée Orange

This subtly structured Chardonnay is a fantastic introduction to the world of skin contact whites. Here, the skins are kept with the juice until fermentation is finished, at which point there is a press, and then aging. This is not actually a very long period of maceration, but it's enough to lend a faint orange hue to the wine and it's evident from the mouthfeel that the wine has some structure to it. When I first opened this wine, I was expecting the textural characteristics and the flavors I've associated with orange wines in the past, but I was surprised by how beautifully aromatic the wine was. I forgot about the orange wine bit, and just let the Chardonnay do the talking, with flowers, earth, spice, and orchard fruit all intermingling on the nose. Really a unique wine in the layers to the experience, and recommended for those who are curious about skin-contact whites (aka orange wines), but don't necessarily want to dive all the way in.  Eben Lillie

  • white
  • 7 in stock
  • $18.99

  • Organic

Villet, Gerard & Christine 2015 Arbois Chardonnay

This is a fresh, zippy Chardonnay from Gerard and Christine Villet in Arbois, this is the perfect salad wine! From vines that Christine's father planted in the 1970s, there are some subtle orchard fruit notes on the nose, and great acid on the palate. As is typical of the Villet Chardonnay offerings, the wine is not made in a sous-voile style, but vinified traditionally, so no oxidative notes. For fans of un-oaked Chardonnay, this comes highly recommended.   Eben Lillie

  • white
  • 50 in stock
  • $17.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Villet, Gerard & Christine 2015 Arbois Savagnin (Ouille)

The 2015 resonates with comforting aromas of creamy walnuts, smoke, red apple, and gingerbread spice upon opening. With time lifted aromas of  genepy and subtle mountain herbs emerge to reveal a wine that's playful but rooted in rich tradition. The palate is tightly knit with gripping acidity, spice, and delicious salty minerals. There is the faintest toasted walnut note on the mid-palate but the finish is all refreshing, mineral acidity. Highly enjoyable now but there's no hurry. Amanda Bowman

  • white
  • 11 in stock
  • $23.99

  • red
  • 13 in stock
  • $23.99

Villet, Gerard & Christine NV Cremant du Jura Rosé

A blend of Pinot Noir, Trousseau and Poulsard, this is a dark and flavorful Cremant du Jura, a bit reminiscent of a Rosato Lambrusco in it's color and light tannic structure. Red and black currant notes, and a really long mineral finish. This is a great sparkling rosé to have with food, though it's definitely got enough character to stand alone!  Eben Lillie

  • rosé sparkling
  • 1 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Zelige-Caravent 2016 VdF Pour Toi Ma Belle (Cinsault - Blanc de Noirs)

A few years back, Luc and Marie at Zelige-Caravent decided to make a blanc de noirs from a healthy harvest of Cinsault grapes. They were happy with the wine and have continued to make it each year. There is no color here, save a subtle opacity to the wine. Lovely floral and spicy nose, full bodied for a white, and unlike anything else on the shelf! ... Side note: Marie hand paints every label with this wine, so each bottle is different! (On Sale through June 9th, was $19.99)

  • white
  • 8 in stock
  • $14.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur