Misc. France

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Bastide Blanche 2015 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. 

File under under curiosity or perhaps, sometimes you just need a duck wine. Depending on one’s whims, one plans their meals around a particular wine or perhaps in a more balanced life, one plans their wines around a meal (dear reader, I am probably more inclined to the former truth be told). But in this case I had a lovely bunch of baby Japanese turnips and a fine breast of Rohan Duck, so the the meal drove the bus, so to speak.

The 2015 Bastide Blanche Estagnol is just the thing. With a substantial decant, it has all the dark floral aromatics, ground Telicherry peppercorn, blackberry fruit, and yes, a hint of game on the nose. The palate is tightly wound and just this side of severe on opening but with two hours in the decanter, the pure, sweet, plummy fruit emerges with loads of charm, ripeness, and dry extract to buffer the substantial structure beneath. And while the solar 2015 vintage can result in wine that show more power than grace, here it seems like there is there is real poise and potential. This shows ripeness, but no sense of heat or flab. Plenty of black fruits and dusty tannins and sure, oodles of garrigue. But there’s real flair and harmony and each sip has me wondering what a mature bottle will taste like. Excellent with duck and turnips, but I'd love to pair this with lamb and tapenade, or once summer is in full stride, ratatouille. John McIlwain

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  • 24 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic

Bastide Blanche 2019 Bandol Rosé

A reserved Bandol rosé, primarily Mourvèdre with Cinsault and Grenache. The Mourvedre is pressed and run off directly, the Cinsault and Grenache undergo 24 hours of skin contact. Certified organic grapes from the Bronzo family vineyard in Le Castellet.  The 2019 has a coppery, salmon-colored robe. The nose, a bit more forward than usual, offers an array of stone fruit and savoy herb notes, with garrigue and ripe peach aromas vying for attention with time in the decanter. The palate offers peach skin, orange oil, and earthy flavors leading to a long, persistent, sapid finish. This  is newly arrived and should take a month or two to unwind. Better with a decant or a day open.

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  • 30 in stock
  • $23.99

  • Organic

Beguet, Patrice 2018 VDF Go Together Red (Big Bunch Theory)

Go Together red is a blend of Grenache from the Rhone Valley, and Gamay from the Loire Valley, raised in the Jura and bottled with no added sulfites. Grapes are fermented whole cluster, with long maceration to extract a bit more material. Still a light-bodied wine, there are some dark red fruit notes in the mid-palate and nice weight. A bit "sauvage," or wild, and with a notable, though integrated hint of volatile acidity that should wear off with a bit more time in bottle.  -EL

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  • white sparkling off-dry
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  • $14.99

Camin Larredya 2017 Jurançon Au Capceu

Beware, this is a superb yet addictive moelleux! Au Capcèu is a 100% Petit Manseng coming from the highest plot of Camin Larredya in La Chapelle-de-Rousse. On these poudingues at 300 m, slowly concentrated by the Vent Balaguer (the local name for the hot, dry wind generated by Foehn) the Petit Manseng delivers a crystalline expression of fruits, flowers, spices, herbs, all in their pure essence. 2017 is an ideal vintage in the region, a little bit too perfect for Jean-Marc who likes the character a complex growing season can bring! So that year he decided to macerate 20% of the grapes for a couple of days to bring more tannins and some phenolic bitterness to bring complexity to the structure (his experience with macerated Petit Manseng for his cuvée Iranja was particularly useful). Vinification and aging happened in used Seguin-Moreau barrels on fine lees. Volcanic sulfur is used with parsimony and the wine is sterile filtered. In this vintage, the surmaturity of the late harvested grapes gives complex aromatics to the wine, showing of course the classic primary notes of passion fruit purée, lemongrass and lilies but already showing some hints of secondary notes like yellow plumes, bergamot, dried lemon verbena, kumquat zest. On the palate, the wine has a superb balance, carried on of course by the acidity but also by the bitterness and the tea-like tannins, enhancing its saltiness. This bottle will age for decades, but you can already enjoy it if you are craving a sweet treat. Pair it with a Canard Apicius, a passion fruit soufflé,  a soft blue cheese like a Fourme de Montbrison or indulge in it by itself. 100% Petit Manseng. 90 g RS. Pascaline Lepeltier.

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  • 1 in stock
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Camin Larredya 2017 Jurançon Costat Darrer

Costat Darrèr is a great introduction to the style of the domaine and how Jean-Marc Grussaute is capturing the concentration of the sugar without remarkable elegance This wine is a blend between Mansengs grown on the west facing slopes of the property, blended with grapes he buys since 20 years from three dear friends  - they have another job and are tending their small plots for pleasure.  The goal of this wine is to offer a delicious, refreshing moelleux in the way it was done last century at a fantastic price for value. Hand-harvested, the grapes are slowly pressed to extract aroma and structure from the Mansengs. Vinification and aging happen in foudres. Volcanic sulfur is used with parsimony and the wine is sterile filtered. 2017 is an ideal vintage in the region, a little bit too perfect  for Jean-Marc who likes the character a complex growing season can bring! This Costat Darrèr is a delicious candy, a pure gourmandise with a little more concentration than usual. If you like orange marmalade, membrillo paste, cinnamon and lily of the valley, you will love this nose. Once again, the sweetness seems swallowed by the acidity, leaving the palate fresh and ready for another glass. Enjoy it today or keep it 5 years. A pan-sautéed foie gras with apple-cider reduction, a passion fruit panna cotta or a mild blue-cheese would make some great pairing. 75% Petit Manseng, 25% Gros Manseng. 60 g RS. Pascaline Lepeltier.

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Clos Fantine 2017 Faugères Cuvée Tradition (No SO2)

We’ve always loved Clos Fantine due to their impeccable farming, thoughtful cellar work, and wild soulfulness of their wines. This cuvée is a harmonious blend of de-stemmed Carignan, Syrah, and Grenache vinified separately in large vats with indigenous yeasts, then assembled and aged in cement before bottling with no sulfur. Slightly more polished than previous vintages, this year is singing, with a nose that is bursting with aromas of wood smoke, baked red apple skins, citrus and garrigue. The wine shows a deep purple in the glass. The palate is lifted by cool minerality and structured with powdery tannins with flavors of juicy plum, cinnamon spice and dried herbs on the finish. This is a satisfying wine that would pair beautifully with grilled sausages and wild rice.

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  • 3 in stock
  • $23.99

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Combel La Serre 2018 Cahors Pur Fruit du Causse

Cahors native Julien Ilbert took over the family mixed-use farm in 1998, including about 20 hectares of vines on the limestone cause, at 320 - 350 meters in altitude,  which had been farmed without chemicals for decades. Julien sold grapes to Matthieu Cosse for many years, then began his own production in 2005. Full of energy and enthusiasm, Julien has been determined to make fresh, vibrant wines that naturally express the high elevation limestone vineyards. Minimal SO2 is used and extraction is light so that even the top cuvees remain bright and lively, though they are deep, dark and complex expressions of Malbec at its best.

The Combel la Serre "Pur Fruit" is 100% Malbec  from seven different sites around their home village of Cournou, which lies on the Causse, a limestone plateau in Cahors at 320m elevation. Planted on clay-limestone soils, the vines are certified organic and average 35 years old. The grapes are hand-harvested and crushed with 20% whole clusters; the juice ferments at cool temperatures with indigenous yeasts in cement tanks with a 10-day skin maceration. The wine is aged on its lees in cement through the winter and bottled in the spring.  The 2018 is a vibrant fruit-bomb showing a deep red/black color with aromas of ripe blackberry liqueur with violet and citrus hints. The palate is supple and sappy with dense blackberry and black raspberry fruit, lifted by bright acidity - quite lush and ripe but at only 12.5% alcohol it's refreshing and balanced. The cool, sappy fruits continue in the bright finish. Perfect with a steak or stew or just gulped by itself  - serve cool and enjoy!  David Lillie

  • red
  • 29 in stock
  • $16.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Cosse Maisonneuve 2015 Cahors La Fage

La Fage is a cuvée produced opposite to the winery in Lacapelle-Cabanac, also on alluvial clay-siliceous soils. Contiguous to the plot of Les Laquets which is located on grèzes (limestone scree), it is the paragon of the expression of Malbec on the third terrace: a combination of luscious flesh and velvety tannins with notes of fresh wild black fruits. This 2015, a classic vintage without climatic extremes, is today extremely fine and precise. Aged for 14 months in used barrels, this wine displays an aromatic palette full of nuances with subtle secondary notes: burlat cherries, rose with a hint of licorice and fern, with a very appetizing finish. It is dense with no heaviness. Delicious to drink now, perfect with a duck breast and candied onion. You can enjoy it for the next 8 to 10 years. Do not decant, large glasses will suffice. 100% Malbec. Pascaline Lepeltier.

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  • 14 in stock
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Cosse Maisonneuve 2018 Cahors Solis

Produced from a 10 ha plot in the commune of Mauroux from the lightest part of this terrace of gravel and alluvials, Solis is the “vin de copain” cuvée, showing ripe but never jammy delicious fruit. De-stemmed and vinified in vats to preserve its velvety character, it is a very well built entry-level wine with notes of blueberry and violet, silky tannins, and refreshing herbal finish typical of high quality Malbec. 2018 is a great vintage of power and concentration, so Solis comes out even more as a bargain for its quality! To be enjoyed in a large glass with tasty charcuterie like bigorre or ibérico ham, or a beef carpaccio. Can be kept for 2-3 years without a problem. 100% Malbec. Pascaline Lepeltier.

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  • 29 in stock
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Da Ros & Farrugia 2018 Côtes du Marmandais Histoire de Boire 1.5 L (4/30)

In her previous life, Sandrine worked for a Japanese company, discovering and exporting natural wines to Japan. Then she met Elian, and in 2008 moved from Paris to Cocumont. Over the years, she helped him more and more in the vineyard and the cellar until she decided in 2012 to start her own wine project. Today she takes care of 4 ha of Sauvignon, Sémillon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Abouriou, etc.. But in 2017 one of her plots was badly hit by hail. As she could not think about what to do with the saved, clean fruit from the damaged vines, Elian suggested just to do a direct press and see… One of Sandrine’s dream cuvées was to do one day a wine like L’Anglore’s reds, with an immediate juiciness yet with layers - something very complicated to achieve with the local Marmandais grapes and climate… So when Elian gave her the fermenting must to taste from her hailed vines, she jumped. It was the wine she wanted to make! To give it a little bit more body and fruit, Elian added some of his Clos Baquey young Merlot vinified in carbonic maceration, aged in cement tank and here it was, “Histoire de Boire” was created with their 4 hands. A happy accident, the wine was originally presented only to friends who requested the wines to be bottled in magnums only, as the 750 format was too small… 2018 is the second vintage, and we are really happy to be able to offer this wine, which really tastes like L’Anglore with an Atlantic touch: a little saltier, crunchier with fresh medicinal herbs, chill it and enjoy it with any spring dish, or keep it a little to share when the time will come with friends around a barbecue. 70% Merlot, 30% Abouriou (in 2018). Pascaline Lepeltier.

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  • 1 in stock
  • $69.99

  • Organic
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Da Ros, Elian 2017 Côtes du Marmandais Le Vin est Une Fête

Le Vin est une Fête is a signature cuvée by Elian, a tribute to the delicacy of Abouriou (its local nickname is “early gamay” even if it has nothing to do with the gamay grape) and the elegance of Cabernet Franc which he considers the "Pinot Noir from the South West", supplemented with Merlot. Coming from richer and loamy soils on gray marl, the Merlots and Cabernets are de-stemmed to keep their juicy fruit expression while the Abourious are vinified in semi-carbonic fermentation, all in concrete tank. Thanks to a short maceration (10 days), a very gentle extraction and a precise aging in old Provençal foudres for 10 months, the wine has a real gulpability without being simple. 2017, a fresh and delicate vintage, has always been open: the wine shows crunchy and ripe wild berries, a peppery touch, with slightly salivating round tannins. Its appetizing freshness just makes you want to open a second bottle! A perfect aperitif wine, Vin est une Fête can also hold on to richer dishes such as moussakas or mushroom risottos. Keep 3 to 5 years without a problem. 40% abouriou, 40% cabernet franc, 20% merlot.  Pascaline Lepeltier.

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  • 3 in stock
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Deux Anes 2018 Corbières Premier Pas

“Premiers Pas” is a blend of mostly Carignan with some Grenache Noir planted in the maritime plain of Corbières. The 20-35 year-old vines are deeply rooted in red marl of the Mediterranean, scattered with limestone. Magali hand picks the Carignan when the grapes reach full maturity on the vines, while the Grenache Noir is picked just prior to full ripeness, followed by a whole cluster vinification in stainless steel tanks. This is the lightest cuvée Magali makes, with a dark ruby color and a perfumed nose of umami spices, sour cherry, red plum and pear. The slight savory side of salt, smoke and pomegranate show a lovely complexity and density in the wine. An ideal wine to pair with all Mediterranean cuisine especially kebabs, lamb couscous, goat cheeses or Greek briam.

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  • 2 in stock
  • $14.99

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Domaine Bornard NV Vin de France Mousseaux Go Guette (Chardonnay)

We thought it was cider! But it's Chardonnay. Definitely not the going price for a Pet-Nat, but the pure Chardonnay sparkler is singular and quite charming. Worth a try for bubble lovers.

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  • $38.99

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  • 6 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Organic

Domaine du Cros 2018 Marcillac Sang del Pais

 The Domaine du Cros vines lie at elevations as high as 450 meters on a few different hillsides that surround the village of Clairvaux, in the western Auvergne. Much of the vineyard is terraced and the soil is an iron rich clay known locally as “rougier” with outcroppings of limestone. The 2018 shows a deep red/purple color with vivid aromas of black fruits - cassis, black plum - with pepper, floral and mineral notes. The palate is bursting with fruit, supple and round, but remarkably fresh and bright as well, finishing with a deep and long melange of bright peppery black fruits and minerals. Serve this rather astonishing wine quite cool with grilled pork and lamb, charcuterie and full-flavored cheeses.

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  • 90 in stock
  • $19.99

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Donneurs du Temps 2016 Arbois Marnes Grise Rouge 1.5L

After a long career of studying and working in organic viticulture and production throughout France, Guillaume Gilet’s winemaking at Les Donneurs de Temps has been described as “super-natural” (in terms of style) by top Jura wine journalist and store friend, Wink Lorch. Marnes Grises refers to the grey marl that vines are grown on in Arbois. Mostly Poulsard from Gilet’s La Mailloche parcel with a small amount (5% in 2016) of white grapes that are mixed in with the Poulsard. The wine has a beautiful autumnal color scheme, with hints of brown, red, and orange. The aromas are of hibiscus, red cherry, green stems, and a slight smoke. The palate is similar, but a bit more wintry, with flavors of cranberry and pine, with a clean 11.5% ABV. David Hatzopoulos

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  • 8 in stock
  • $69.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Finot, Thomas 2018 Coteaux Grésivaudan (Isère) Verdesse (Sec)

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. Thomas Finot now says there is about 3-4 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." The 2018 vintage Verdesse is a gorgeous wine of golden color, with a nose of green apple, hay, and ripe pear. I was blown away by the fresh acidity and plumpness on the palate. Driven by notes of pear, quince and almond, the wine develops over the evening into notes of minerals, brioche, dried apricot and spice. Ideally paired with curry, sushi, or shrimp tempura. A sublime wine of intensity and texture. Bravo, Thomas! John David Crosby

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  • 11 in stock
  • $26.99

Foulards Rouges 2019 Vin de France Frida (Arrives 6/28)

Frida is part of the vineyard-designated cuvées. It comes from 3 small parcels (40 ares)  of 100 year-old co-planted Carignan with Grenache Noir, Gris and Blanc on the bottom of the hillside. The head-pruned vines grow on deep sands. They are harvested and vinified together: chilled on arrival, they are destemmed  then macerated at 15C  temperature in tank without pigeage nor remontage in order to preserve the freshness.  Jean-François used to make a carbonic maceration but it was enhancing too much the alcohol to his taste. Free-run and press juices are blended then aged in 500 liter used barrels before being bottled by hand in the beginning of Spring without any SO2 addition.  On the nose, this is one of the most discreet cuvées of the 2019 line up, a little reduced first yet compelling and complex: it is full of elderberries, maraschino cherries, beach plum berry and herbs - myrtle and marjoram, with just a light sensation of Mediterranean sun. On the palate this is the most structured, densest wine without a doubt, with the spine  of the old vines shining through: there is a great balance with the lightness of the extraction and the precise tannins. The aromas are more herbal and mineral, with notes of thyme, grain of paradise,  blood orange zest, iron and graphite. I enjoyed it over the week: the wine held up very well, and found it's bouquet really after 24 hours. I think you could keep it 5 years and still have this freshness - don't hesitate to decant, it can be served slightly chilled (14-16C), enjoyed by itself but if you can drink it with some  pastilla of pigeon, dates and plum, or a swordfish with romesco and black garlic you should have a great time! 50% Carignan 50% Grenache Noir-Gris-Blanc. Pascaline Lepeltier. 

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  • 8 in stock
  • $39.99

  • Organic
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Foulards Rouges 2019 Vin de France Grenache V V (Arrives 6/28)

2019 Foulards Rouges Grenache, written in Arabic, is from a parcel of 100 year-old head-pruned vines on sandy gravel soils over granite. Hand-haversted,  the grapes are chilled on arrival,  macerated  whole-cluster at 15C temperature in tank without pigeage nor remontage in order to preserve the freshness.  Free-run and press juices are blended than aged in 500 liters barrels (used) before being bottled by hand beginning of Spring without any SO2 addition. The Arabic spelling was made by Jean-François's mom who started to learn the language: he found it beautiful and thought it was a great way to name this cuvée. On the nose, this cuvée is the most open and exuberant, with intense sun-kissed pomegranate, rose and lilac aromas, combined with sweeter, salted caramel hints, and a touch of raspberry preserve. The palate is rounder and softer, with upfront strawberry, red cherry marmalade and red plum. The oak is felt a little more than usual on this vintage with soft Bourbon vanilla hints. Acidity is there, just hidden now behind the flesh. The finish is on sapid, licorice like tannins. If you can give this wine 1 or 2 months it will come together no doubt. Otherwise pair it with smoked pork short ribs or an eggplant ragout seasoned with Moroccan spice, with a quick decant, served in a medium-size glass around 16-18C. 100% Grenache. Pascaline Lepeltier. 

  • red
  • 7 in stock
  • $36.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
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Foulards Rouges 2019 Vin de France La Soif du Mal Rouge

Les Foulards Rouges  "La Soif du Mal" is  one  of the emblematic wines of the domain. As most of the cuvées, the name is a tribute to a movie, in this case  Orson Wells' "Touch of Evil."  In 2019, it is a blend of different plots of Grenache (5-year old vines on the hillside, 10-year old on the bottom part) with 20% of 60-year old Mourvèdre coming from a newly acquired plot also on the bottom of the hillside. Hand-harvested, the grapes are chilled on arrival, then vinified whole-cluster for 15 days at low temperature in carbonic maceration. All the free run and press juices are blended, then the wine is aged for 6 months in cuve before being bottle by hand without any fining, filtration or SO2. The nose is at first a little shy, then after 30 minutes, opens up on exuberant patchouli, lilac, coriander seed notes enhanced by some blueberry and vine peach hints. The palate is darker and chewier than expected, without losing its delicacy - I would put this on the Mourvèdre. It adds also some black raspberry, rose water, leathery and smokey notes, balancing very well the volubility of the Grenache. I picked up a little dissolved CO2 at opening so if you don't care for it decant or serve it in a larger glass. The wine held up very well over a couple of days. Enjoy it with roasted duck breast, cranberry and coriander seed jus or with beet carpaccio seasoned with pistachio oil and grapefruit zest. 80% Grenache, 20% Mourvèdre. Pascaline Lepeltier. 

  • red
  • 10 in stock
  • $32.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Foulards Rouges 2019 Vin de France Soif du Mal Rosé

Les Foulards Rouges "Soif du Mal" Rosé is made with Syrah, Grenache and Carignan grown on a lower part of Montesquieu-des-Abères on sandy decomposed granite soils giving yields of 30 hl/ha. Hand-harvested, chilled grapes are directly pressed, fermented at  low temperature (15C) with wild yeasts with no added SO2, aging in 5 year-old foudres. The wine is bottled at the beginning of the Spring by hand with no fining and filtration. With its pink salmon color, you know this rosé will have a little body and structure, but you don't expect so much bracing freshness: with a lot of rhubarb and pink grapefruit acidity, a hint of bitterness, almost no tannins, it is a highly drinkable wine. The nose needs a little bit of aeration though, so don't hesitate to quick decant. It will reveal more fresh herbs, fresh pepper, and pomegranate. Drink this wine this summer in an all-purpose glass not too cold, it will be perfect with a tomato and watermelon panzanella or grilled sardines, salted butter, rye bread and lemon preserve. Pascaline Lepeltier.

  • rosé
  • 15 in stock
  • $26.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur
  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $89.99

Gourgonnier 2019 Les Baux de Provence Rosé

This is a consistently lovely Provençal rosé from a wonderful estate near Les Baux, certified organic for more than 30 years. (www.gourgonnier.com) Lovely aromas of berry fruits, peach and citrus. Refreshing, light-bodied palate with raspberry, citrus and mineral flavors finishing with crisp acidity. Showing well already, this should improve throughout the summer and will accompany a salade nicoise, chicken, lighter grilled meats.  

  • rosé
  • 58 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Gros Noré 2018 Bandol Rosé

The 2018 Gros-Noré Bandol Rosé shows a salmon pink robe. The nose is a pleasing mélange of watermelon rind, peach skin, garrigue, and a bit of wet stone to the nose, with a hint of spice. The mid-weight and ripe palate offers flavors of cantaloupe, stone fruit, and a fine mineral core to add a touch of savory bitterness on the long mouthwatering finish. This has plenty of concentration and freshness to accompany vibrantly flavored foods (tapenade spoken here) and enough floral fruity elements to balance the savory character to make for a fairly robust aperitif. This was a fine pairing with lavender lemon chicken and roasted red pepper salad, but should be delicious with a ratatouille or even grilled lamb served just slightly below cellar temperature. John McIlwain

  • rosé
  • 13 in stock
  • $34.99

  • Organic

Hors Champs (Cyril Fhal) 2018 VdF Côtes Catalanes Une Vie La Nuit (Syrah)

Our friend Cyril Fhal has teamed up with some friends to make this beautiful Syrah from the Roussillon.

  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $26.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 10 in stock
  • $62.99

  • red
  • 19 in stock
  • $27.99

La Bernarde 2019 Côtes de Provence Rosé "Hauts du Luc"

A fresh, delightful  Côtes de Provence Rosé with a blend of 46% Cinsault, 27% Grenache, 11% Mourvedre, 9% Rolle, 7% Syrah. What makes La Bernarde unique is the high altitude of their vineyards at ~1150ft which makes for much cooler temperatures leading to a later harvest than most in the region. The grapes are direct-pressed and then fermented and aged in stainless steel to maintain those vibrant fruit aromas.

  • rosé
  • 29 in stock
  • $15.99

  • Organic

Laguerre 2014 IGP Côtes Catalanes Oxi (5 years sous voile)

Eric has once again made a small quantity of "Oxy" - his extraordinary Grenache Blanc that spends five years sous-voile. The current vintage is 2014 - for any lover of Vin Jaune, or anyone making chicken with vin jaune and morels, this is a must buy! The wine shows lovely herbal, stone, citrus peel and strong oxidative aromas. The oxidation is less apparent on the palate which is extremely elegant and of course shows an intense minerality, with flavors of lemon zest, stone and dried pear, finishing with terrific length. We have 60 bottles and we hope to get 60 more in our next shipment - don't delay!

  • white
  • 6 in stock
  • $33.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Laguerre 2017 Côtes du Roussillon Le Ciste Rouge

Eric Laguerre's parcels for this cuvée are planted on plateaus fringed with flowering "ciste" bushes and wind swept trees. The Pyrénées loom in the distance and the afternoon sun reflecting off the decomposed granite gives his vineyards a sort of shimmering quality. Eric's bottling of "Le Ciste" is a faithful interpretation of each of these elements plus Syrah, Grenache, Carignan, and Mourvèdre - which are de-stemmed and fermented on whole-clusters, separately, then aged for a year in barrel before being blended together in fiber tank. The 2017 has all of the bold flavor and texture of grapes that were allowed to fully ripen without any worry about lost acidity. At his altitude and with the help of granitic soils, Eric has little reason to pick early; his wines are vibrant and always have a marvelous backbone of mineral acidity. This is his fullest wine, with rich tannins and brooding flavors of fresh thyme, black pepper, bitter chocolate, and blood orange buoyed by ripe cherry. And while this is a handy and humble "grab n' go" for barbecues, Moroccan-themed dinners, etc., this wine has all of the potential to make us giddy and glad that we saved a few for 2030. Amanda Bowman

  • red
  • 14 in stock
  • $17.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Laguerre 2019 Côtes du Roussillon Eos Rouge

Eric Laguerre's "Eos Rouge" is an elegant blend of 90% Grenache from 40-year-old gobelet-trained vines, with 10% Syrah from soils of decomposed granite, gneiss, and some veins of quartz. Like "Le Passage," the grapes are fermented in fiber tanks with native yeasts for about two weeks, then aged in concrete. The 2019 is strikingly pure-fruited, with vibrant strawberry and red cherry aromas underpinned by earthy spice, red-currant, and bitter chocolate notes.  Strawberry and cherry continue on the palate with peppery tannins and mineral acidity from the high mountain climat. (Eric says that after 2 years in bottle, you might think it's Pinot Noir). This is a balanced wine that should pair wonderfully with grilled sausages, lentils, or goat cheeses. Open an hour before serving if drinking now, or hold for 3 to 5 years.

  • red
  • 20 in stock
  • $14.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Les Fouques 2019 Côtes de Provence Impulsion Rosé Sans Soufre

After hearing us complain about other estates in Provence that use excessive amounts of sulfur-dioxide in their wines, Christelle and Jacques at Les Fouques have gone all the way and produced a zero sulfur special cuvée in 2019. Called "L'Impulsion" (the impulse), the wine is made with 2/3 Cinsault and 1/3 Syrah from their Biodynamic vineyards - tasted in January the unfinished wine showed subtle aromas of raspberry, citrus and rose with a light, dry and delicate palate of citrus, peach and berry fruits. We look forward to tasting it on arrival, July 1st.

  • rosé
  • 24 in stock
  • $18.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Les Fouques 2019 Côtes de Provence La Londe Cuvee L'Estelle

 Domaine les Fouques 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. The "Cuvee L'Estelle" is their best rosé, from old vines of Cinsault, Grenache, Syrah, and Rolle grown on the unique terroir of "Côtes de Provence - La Londe." Unlike the majority of Provençal rosés, it is made naturally with wild yeasts, giving a more subtle expression of fruit and terroir. The 2019 is a subtle and beautiful wine with a bit more Rolle (Vermentino) than usual in the blend, showing a very pale pink color and aromas of peach skin, orange peel, rose, earth and raspberry. The palate is elegant and silky with stone and saline mineral flavors beneath peach, wild strawberry, brown spice and citrus peel. The finish is refeshing and long with nice density. This is a lovely rosé of terroir that will drink beautifully over the next three years. Serve with grilled fish, pork and chicken, salade Niçoise, or just sip by itself.  David Lillie

  • rosé
  • 48 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • white
  • 11 in stock
  • $16.99

Les Fouques 2019 Côtes de Provence Cuvée l'Aubigue Rosé

"L'Aubigue" is a generously round and fruit-driven rosé made from Cinsault, Grenache, Syrah, and Vermentino grown on soils of clay and schist near Hyères in Provence. Yves Gros and his family have been practicing Biodynamic agriculture at the domaine since 1991, and this meticulous care for their soils shows in the exquisite mineral depth of this cuvée. The 2019 is a beautiful pale salmon color and offers complex aromas of peach skins, raspberry, wild flowers, brown spice, and grapefruit pith. The palate is supple with a dense mineral core. Flavors of peach, strawberry, and nectarine coalesce over cool herbal notes akin to licorice. The finish is long, suave and awash with citrus and stone, hinting at a nascent complexity that should reveal itself after a few years of cellaring. Another fantastic "Aubigue" Rosé that we will happily sip alongside salads, mild cheeses, and ceviche this summer!

  • rosé
  • 25 in stock
  • $16.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Lulu Vigneron (Ludwig Bindernagel) 2016 Côtes du Jura Pinot Noir

All of Ludwig Bindernagel’s wines are fermented naturally and see very little sulfur during the winemaking process. The strain of pinot noir used in this bottling is known as savagnin noir and is unique to the slopes of the Jura, though there are very few parcels of it left. The grapes were hand harvested from massale selected vines grafted to pre-phelloxera rootstock. The vineyards are planted on marl and calcareous soils. Its a rather rustic wine, with woodsy aromas of smoke and black cherry, and flavors of blackberry, cherry, dark flowers and a hint of roasted meat. Pair this pinot with roasts of white or red meat and starchy root vegetables. David Hatzopoulos 

  • red
  • 17 in stock
  • $32.99

Lulu Vigneron (Lulu Bindernagel) 2016 Côtes du Jura du Vieux Bourg Savagnin

The grapes for this Savagnin were picked by hand from organically farmed vineyards, rooted in marl and calcareous soils. After 8 hours of skin-contact, the wine is fermented in barrel. The nose fits the bill for those seeking mature fruit (soft apple, pear, and dried lemon) with hints of salt, spice, and smoke. But if we’re talking structure, the wine is lightning fresh. The mouthwatering acidity boosts the orchard fruit on the palate with essences of green herbs, dry honey, tea and salinity.

  • white
  • 25 in stock
  • $39.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Lulu Vigneron 2016 Côtes du Jura Blanc "BB1"

Ludwig Bindernagel, a favorite of ours from the Jura, currently works with the newly-minted Lulu label. However, when he first came to the region in the early 2000s, he produced wines as Les Chais du Vieux Bourg, the domaine he had purchased. ‘BB1,’ though it may sound technical, or even scientific, stands for ‘Baby One,’ as it was the first cuvée Lulu ever created. It is a blend of Chardonnay and Savignin, and produced in a topped-up, or ouille, style. On both the nose and palate, aromas and flavors of roasted apple, spiced pear, dried apricot and pepper boast of the wine's warm profile. In contrast, the mouthfeel is clean and refreshing, with a driving mineral tone. David Hatzopoulos

  • white
  • 30 in stock
  • $35.99

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

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

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 7 in stock
  • $43.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white sparkling
  • 18 in stock
  • no discount
  • $27.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white sparkling
  • 37 in stock
  • $34.99

  • Organic
  • white fortified
  • 3 in stock
  • $54.99

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $35.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Mas Coutelou 2018 Vin de France Le Blanc

Mas Coutelou was at the forefront of organic viticulture in the Languedoc by becoming one of the first handful of growers to become certified in 1987. They are also commited to biodiversity by surrounding the vineyards with olive, almond, and fig trees! The 'Blanc' is a blend of 50% Macabeu  and 50% Grenache Gris.

  • white
  • 4 in stock
  • $31.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white
  • 20 in stock
  • $13.99

  • Organic
  • red
  • 20 in stock
  • $24.99

  • white
  • 6 in stock
  • $59.99

  • white
  • 10 in stock
  • $44.99

Pajot, Domaine de 2019 VDP des Côtes de Gascogne Les Quatre Cépages

This is a beloved staple at Chambers Street! Domaine de Pajot is located in Southwest France overlooking the capital of Armagnac, a region more well known for their brandy than table wines. The entire estate is certified organic, grown over rolling hills of mostly sand and fine silt soils, vines interspersed with hazelnut trees. 'Les Quatre Cépages' is a blend of 35% Sauvignon Blanc, 35% Colombard, 20% Ugni-Blanc, 10% Gros-Manseng . Fermented and aged in stainless steel, this wine is dry, crisp, and well balanced. Pajot is our go-to pick for delicious wine that you can be both happy to cook with and have a glass on the side. Michelle DeWyngaert

  • white
  • 67 in stock
  • $9.99

  • Organic

Philippe Bornard 2018 Arbois Pupillin Le Ginglet

This is a quaffable style of Trousseau, perfect decanted and served with a light chill. "Le Ginglet," loosely translated, means "easy to drink,' and the wine is precisely that: light on its feet, and extremely easy to drink. The 2018 Ginglet is the only Bornard I tasted from this offer, aside from the Pet Nat, and it was classic. At opening, the unmistakable Jura funk that is a bit of reduction mixed with some secret ingredient, is present, but within a half hour, its showing you how natural wine should be done. This is a layered and complex wine, albeit not cheap, but the work of a Jura master.

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • no discount
  • $54.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $399.99

Pibarnon 2019 Bandol Rosé

A blend of Mourvedre, Cinsault, and Grenache, the wine shows pine needles, a hint of resinous underbrush, wild strawberry, fresh melon on the nose. Medium rich palate with stony core, plum, salty peach skin, garrique, and spice flavors on a long tactile finish with the classic saline and savory character that define classic Bandol rosé. While a fine pairing with bolder foods currently, this has the elements that bode for still more compelling drinking over the next five years and beyond.

  • rosé
  • 16 in stock
  • $34.99

  • Organic

Puech Redon (Eric Texier/Cyril Cuche) 2019 VdF Pour de Vrai Vin Petillant Artisanal et Nat

A collaboration between our good friend Eric Texier, and a biodynamic farmer named Cyril Cuche. Cyril’s family owns a massive chunk of land, which he has been working organically and biodynamically for over a decade. The estate has always practiced polyculture with wild forest, grains, vines, and more, all contributing to the biodiversity. Without any winemaking experience, Cyril turned to Eric Texier to help produce a wine with wild yeast fermentation and no added SO2. This is a frothy and refreshing rosé Pet-Nat that is unfiltered and quite delicate on the palate. A great choice for a thirst quenching afternoon bottle and a must try for fans of ancestral style Pet Nats.  -Eben

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

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Ratapoil (Raphael Monnier) NV Jura Macvin

The Ratapoil Macvin is a blend of Chardonnay and marc, produced in 2010 at 17.5 % alcohol. "A deguster a l'aperitif ou en fin du repas."

  • white
  • 7 in stock
  • $37.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Ratte 2017 Arbois Ouille Nature

'Nature' is the name for Savagnin from days long gone. The grapes are harvested by hand from vineyards on blue and gray marl soils. Most vines are 20 years of age, but some are over 100 years old. Natural fermentation and bottled unfiltered.  The nose is salty and fresh, with green herbs and lemon. The palate has clean white pepper,  apple, and lemon zest. David Hatzopoulos

  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $42.99

Renardat-Fache 2018 Bugey Cerdon Méthode Ancestrale

This charming, low-alcohol sparkler hails from the tiny appellation of Bugey (across from the Mont du Chat in Savoie). At 8% ABV this delicately sweet and exquisitely balanced pét-nat is the breakfast of champions, a companion while you prepare a feast, or the perfect solution to tricky dessert parings. The 2018 is a blend of Gamay and Poulsard. The wine pours a pleasing shade of magenta in the glass and offers up vivid aromas of purple wild flowers, raspberry patch, and mouth-watering grapefruit zest. The palate is light and fresh with flavors of sweet strawberries, raspberries, and crunchy blueberries on the attack then finishes with thirst-quenching mineral acidity. A purely enjoyable bottle at a great value. Serve chilled alongside fruit tarts, dark chocolate, or with tangy cheeses. Amanda Bowman

  • rosé sparkling sweet
  • 16 in stock
  • no discount
  • $21.99

Rimbert 2018 Saint-Chinian Les Travers de Marceau

 "Les Travers de Marceau" is a blend of 30% Mourvèdre, 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.

  • red
  • 42 in stock
  • $16.99

Sulauze 2019 Coteaux d'Aix-en-Provence Pomponette Rosé

Domaine de Sulauze was purchased by an ambitious wife and husband team who converted all of the farming first to organic and then to biodynamics, and endeavor to use as little sulfur as possible while maintaining clean, classic wines. The name of the Domaine comes from the flaky limestone soil, aka Lauze, of their vineyards which give the vines excellent drainage. This year's rosé is a blend of 60% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 10% Vermentino, 15% Cinsault, and 5% Mourvèdre. Upon opening this wine is lean and racy with notes of crunchy green strawberry, watermelon, and ranier cherries, and after coming up in temperature develops riper notes of orange oil, juicy strawberry, and a bit of salty minerality. A lively, refreshing rosé from the Coteaux d'Aix-en-Provence and a perennial favorite!  Michelle DeWyngaert                                                                                                                                                   

  • rosé
  • 103 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 18 in stock
  • $19.99

Tissot 2018 Arbois D.D.

From Stéphane Tissot's Biodynamic vineyard in Arbois, named for Stéphane's father, Andre "DD" Tissot. This is a delicious blend of Trousseau, Poulsard, and Pinot Noir co-fermented in 2000L foudres. Serve slightly chilled and enjoy with a variety of cheeses, roasted chicken, or on its own!

  • red
  • 7 in stock
  • $39.99

Tissot NV Crémant du Jura Extra Brut

An abiding staff favorite from Stéphane Tissot's biodynamic estate in Arbois, this crémant is a blend of 55% Chardonnay, 35% Pinot Noir and 10% Poulsard and Trousseau. The interplay between the dry, mineral complexity and rich generosity make this an incredible Champagne-alternative. Opulent aromas of raw honey and baked red apple lead to flavors of tangy yellow fruit, crisp apple, toasted almond, and quince on the persistent finish.   Amanda Bowman

  • white sparkling
  • 26 in stock
  • no discount
  • $26.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Tissot NV Cremant du Jura Rose

The Crémant rosé from Stéphane Tissot’s biodynamic estate in Arbois is fantastically refined, structured, and fully-dry. This is a blend of directly-pressed Pinot Noir, Trousseau, and a bit of Poulsard. The robe shows a vibrant pink hue with orange flecks in the glass. The nose offers aromas of crushed raspberries, delicate quince, orange blossom, and ripe strawberries. The palate is lush and fruit-forward, yet dry with a fine mousse, minerals, and subtle notes of brown spice. We love this sparkler for its ability to strike a perfect balance between complexity and easy enjoyment. This is unequivocally the Champagne of beers of Crémant. Amanda Bowman

  • rosé sparkling
  • 36 in stock
  • no discount
  • $28.99

  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Tissot, Stephane NV Crémant du Jura Blanc de Noir

This is a stellar 100% Pinot Noir, traditional method sparkler from the Jura. 2017 proved difficult in the Jura, and the other grapes (both red and white) that would have gone into this bottle of bubbly were destroyed before reaching maturity, which left only Pinot for the wine. With most of the base wine matured in barrel, the wine is unfined, unfiltered and contains zero added S02. The grapes are all grown with Demeter-certified practices and the wines are made with very low intervention. The nose is spicy, with apple and pear aromas. The palate is a mix of flavors, ranging from pear to zesty cherry skin. A truly special sparkling from our friends in the Jura.

  • white sparkling
  • 22 in stock
  • no discount
  • $36.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Tournelle 2018 Arbois Trousseau des Corvées

The Clairets make what we would consider "natural" wine, yet varietal character (and terroir) seem to shine through so vividly. This is classic Trousseau, with dark, velvety, flower petal notes on the nose, sweet, high-toned berry fruits, balanced by a hint of funk, and blackberry fruit and seeds. Les Corvées is high altitude vineyard on terroir of clay and limestone. Decant and serve lightly chilled. 

  • red
  • 10 in stock
  • $52.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur
  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $104.99

Tournelle 2018 Vin de Table Cul du Brey Rouge

"Cul du Brey" is a blend of equal parts Trousseau, Petit Béclan, and Syrah from selection massale vines planted in limestone scree and gray marl. The grapes are de-stemmed by hand and put into vat for semi-carbonic maceration for three weeks. Pascal suggests against aeration or long decants.

  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $48.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Traginer 2016 Banyuls Blanc 750 ml

(Was $25.99 - OK, Americans don't drink Banyuls Blanc - but we should, it's delicious, and we're giving it away!) 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! David Lillie 

  • white sweet
  • 10 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Traginer 2018 Banyuls Rimage 750ml

The Traginer Banyuls Rimage (Vin Doux Naturel) at 16% alcohol is an insanely delicious wine as an apéritif or with deserts of chocolate or fruit (figs especially) and goat cheeses. The 2018 shows a bright black/red color and vivid aromas of ripe blackberry, prune,  licorice, violets, and earth, a bit lighter and more floral than usual. The palate is ripe and lush with blackberry, prune, 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! (Keep this fortified wine for weeks in the fridge, re-corked) DL

  • red sweet
  • 3 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Traginer NV Banyuls Ambre (aged 15 years) 750ml

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
  • 13 in stock
  • $49.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Val de Sorne (Jean-François Ryon) 2018 Côtes du Jura Trousseau

At a shockingly-low 12% alcohol, Jean-François Ryon’s Trousseau from 2018 delivers a big punch with a profile that automatically made us think “Syrah?” The nose shows aromas of bacon, warm miso, blackberry, blueberry and plum. The palate is also burly. Flavors of plum, pepper, and anise are coupled with a woodsy greenness. The palate is tannic, but not overly grippy, and deep with fruit and spice. David Hatzopoulos

  • red
  • 7 in stock
  • $44.99