Misc. France

Belluard NV Les Perles du Mon Blanc

Les Perles du Mont Blanc is made from biodynamically farmed Gringet and spends two years on the lees before disgorgement. Fermentation for the base wine is done with indigenous yeast; the second with Champagne yeast and there is no dosage added, making for an exquisitely dry wine with fascinating complexity. The palate is decadent, with creamy flavors of pear, wildflower honey, nutmeg and bright lemon curd. The invigorating acidity makes this a versatile, food-friendly wine to pair with roasted chicken, oysters, charcuterie, or cheese.  - AB

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

  • Organic

Camin Larredya 2020 Jurançon Grains des Copains

Formerly called Costat Darrèr, "Les Grains des Copains" is a great introduction to the style of the domaine and how Jean-Marc Grussaute is capturing the concentration of the sugar with remarkable elegance In 2019 this wine is 100% Petit Manseng grown by his neighbors (Pedeflus, Lacazette and Vignau) - 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, picking was done of the ripe, dried grapes (no botrytis)  from Oct 25 to Nov 10, the grapes are slowly pressed to extract aroma and structure from the Manseng. Vinification and aging, partly sur-lie, happens in small barrels and foudres. Volcanic sulfur is used with parsimony and the wine is sterile filtered. "Les Grains des Copains" 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. 100% Petit Manseng, 60 g RS. PL/DL

  • white sweet
  • 7 in stock
  • $27.99

  • Organic
  • white
  • 7 in stock
  • $44.99

Costes 2010 Pécharmant Grande Réserve Magnum

The Domaine des Costes "Grande Reserve" is made in only the best vintages, from the estates oldest vines, and receives 2 years of aging in 225 liter barrels. This displays the flavor profiles of the 2016 Cuvee Domaine but with more density and deeper color - the wine is just reaching maturity and is showing fabulous complexity and ripeness, with a bit of oak. Grill a steak and enjoy!

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $69.99

  • Organic

Danjou-Banessy 2018 Cotes Catalanes Blanc Clos des Escounils

A blend of all the Grenaches - Blanc, Gris and Noir, from vines over 100 years old, planted in a combination of limestone and sandstone. Drect pressed and aged in old foudres for two years.

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $57.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Danjou-Banessy 2018 Cotes Catalanes Blanc La Truffiere Blanc

80-year old Carignan Gris, planted in black schist and marl over limestone. Aged two years in small older barrels.

  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $74.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Domaine des Costes 2016 Pécharmant Cuvée Domaine

(Arrives 9/21) Purchased by the Dournel family in 1992, the Domaine desé Costes in Pécharmant has been certified organic since 2007. Pécharmant is a small high-quality AOC within Bergerac, seldom seen in the US,  benefiting from hillside vineyards of gravel over iron-rich clay. The wines are made from Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon -  well-structured with dense fruit, the older vine cuvées age beautifully, such as the  2016 Costes "Domaine" which ages one year in barrique and foudre with additional aging in vat before bottling. I’ve been told on great authority than one really can’t call yourself a “serious” wine shop if you don’t have a Bergerac (and by extension a Pécharmant, its age worthy sibling). That it should be bio, goes without saying. And with the arrival of  Domaine des Costes 16 Pécharmant we are back down to serious business, friends! The new release is a grand expression, indeed. The robe is a dark ruby hue. The nose is reserved on opening, but with air (a quick decant) beautiful notes of plum, African violet, black tea, cassis, and loamy soil emerge, beyond this is are wisps of baking spices and cigar box. The palate is ripe and structured with black currant and cherry stone vying with blackberry and gunpowder tea flavors for prominence; yet with time in the glass an elemental ripeness emerges to counter the firm—albeit ripe—tannins and tangy mineral core. And while this is young, there’s plenty of joy here and even more in store if you are patient and have a cool dark space to squirrel away a couple of bottles, or perhaps a case. And while this may not display the shiny gloss of our friends downstream in Bordeaux, there’s a lot to like here and a tremendous opportunity to sock away a true vin de garde at glou glou prices. Fabulous with hanger steak with black-eyed pea salad and braised greens, but this could just as agreeably pair with guineafowl or cèpes en papillote or truffled potato gratin. Highly recommended.  John McIlwain

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $18.99

  • Organic

Domaine des Costes 2018 Pécharmant Cuvée Tradition

(Arrives 9/21) Purchased by the Dournel family in 1992, the Domaine des Costes in Pécharmant has been certified organic since 2007. Pécharmant is a small high-quality AOC within Bergerac, seldom seen in the US,  benefiting from hillside vineyards of gravel over iron-rich clay. The wines are made from Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon -  well-structured with dense fruit, the older vine cuvées age beautifully, and wine from younger vines such as the 2018 "Tradition" are full-bodied and quite delicious for drinking over 5 to 8 years.The 2018 is an earthy red/garnet color, with intriguing aromas of black raspberry, cassis, earth, roast meat and spice.The palate is dense and richly textured with deep red currant and cassis fruit, with tobacco and earth with a very firm mineral presence on the tongue and a very long finish of red currant, minerals and firm acidity. All this for $15.99! Bravo to the Dournel family for this beautiful big little wine... David Lillie

  • red
  • 11 in stock
  • $15.99

  • Organic
  • white sparkling
  • 1 in stock
  • $69.99

Finot, Thomas 2018 Coteaux Grésivaudan (Isere) Persan

Thomas Finot produces this wine from Persan, a rare grape variety indigenous to the Isère, from a blend of massale selection old and young vines. The color here is dark, with a black/red core and light red edges. The nose has a vibrant mix of fruit and spices, including cumin, leafy green herbs, black pepper and deep, savory dark cherry. The palate is just as complex, with plum and orange peel, along with refreshing notes of mint and graphite. The minerally finish turns into something lingering and smoky. The wine is rather tannic, with great acidity. If you are fan of the Rhone, you must try Finot's Persan! David Hatzopoulos

  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $34.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Gavoty 2021 Côtes de Provence Cuvée Clarendon Rosé

The Gavoty "Cuvee Clarendon" is produced from the domaine’s oldest Grenache (90%) and Cinsault vines (10%) dating back to the early 1960s. Like the “Grand Classique," “Clarendon” combines a touch of saignée with the juice from the first pressing, striking a wonderful balance between vinosity and brisk drinkability. Both nose and palate are multilayered and beguiling, and although the fruit is brightly kinetic, there is a sense of regal richness to this cuvée that has nothing to do with weight. “Clarendon” sits easily alongside the Bandol from Château Pradeaux or the Palette from Château Simone as a rosé that is more than flattered by a bit of bottle age.

  • rosé
  • 8 in stock
  • $30.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Laguerre 2019 Côtes du Roussillon Le Ciste Blanc

(Arrives 9/21) 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. 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
  • 12 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Laguerre 2021 Côtes du Roussillon Eos Blanc

The Laguerre EOS Blanc is from high-altitude vineyards in the Roussillon, on granite soils, approximately 65% Grenache Blanc and 35% Macabeu, harvested by hand into small baskets, with low yields, certified organic by Ecocert. Subtle, floral, pear, stone, citrus and herbal aromas with an elegant, round and balanced palate of citrus, white fruits, hay and stone with crisp acidity. Really an elegant, refreshing and unique wine that is a great aperitif and will accompany a full-flavoerd fish dish, chicken and white meats.  This is a beatifully made, real wine of terroir at an unbeatable price! David Lillie

  • white
  • 6 in stock
  • $14.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Laguerre 2021 Côtes du Roussillon Eos Rosé

We've always loved Eric's rather full-bodied rosé, made from Grenache, Carignan and Syrah, but this year he decided to make a lighter, fresher wine from Grenache Gris and Grenache Noir and it's really delicious! it shows a pretty, pale pink color with subtle aromas of rose and raspberry. The palate is fresh, light and round with lovely red and yellow fruit flavors, quite crisp and long. This is a complex, refreshing and delicious rosé and a sensational value!  David Lillie

  • rosé
  • 4 in stock
  • $14.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Laguerre 2014 IGP Côtes Catalanes Oxy (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. Only 36 bottles are available - don't delay!

  • white
  • 4 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Laguerre 2018 Côtes du Roussillon Le Ciste Rouge

(Arrives 9/21) The 2018 "Le Ciste" Rouge is mostly Grenache, with Syrah, Carignan and Mourvèdre, grown in Eric and Corinne Laguerre's organic,  high-altitude vineyards on granite soils in the Roussillon. 2018 is another 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
  • 6 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Laguerre 2019 Côtes du Roussillon Le Passage Mourvedre

(Arrives 9/21) Eric Laguerre's "Le Passage" is from his highest parcel, at about 2,000 feet, on soils of decomposed granite. Organic farming, natural vinification, aged in used barrels. This version of "Le Passage" is a special 100% Mourvedre cuvée that Eben particularly loved when tasting with Eric last winter - we can't wait to try it...

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $17.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Laguerre 2021 Côtes du Roussillon Eos Rouge

Eric Laguerre's "Eos Rouge" is an elegant blend of 80% Grenache from 40-year-old gobelet-trained vines, with some Carignan and 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 beautiful 2021 shows bright aromas of cherry, strawberry and black raspberry with hints of blueberry and musk from the Syrah, quite pretty and pure. The palate shows a potpourri of ripe red and black fruits, with earth, cocoa and spice in a refreshing frame of cool acidity and mineral flavors.  The high altitude and the primarily granite soils give Eric's wines a bright and vibrant character that makes them great pairings with a wide variety of foods - we loved it with a grilled burger from grass-fed beef, but grilled pork and chicken would be great as well.  This is one of the best values in the store - thanks to Eric and Corinne Laguerre for their great organic farming and delicious, affordable wines! David Lillie

  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $14.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Les Fouques 2021 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 lemon and pear liqueur and hints of dried flowers, almond , stone and herbs. The palate is round and ripe with white fruits, citrus, anise and dense mineral and stone flavors with good acidity. The 2021 is a bit lighter and fresher than the 2020, making it a great aperitf or accompaniment to full-flavored fish dishes and asian foods. Certified Biodynamic (Demeter) Fantastic value!  David Lillie

  • white
  • 10 in stock
  • $15.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $26.99

  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $8.49

Navarre 2021 Vin de France Vin d'Oeillades Rouge

 Oeillades is an ancient Languedoc variety, probably related to Cinsault. Thierry Navarre, who is proud of his vineyards of "forgotton varieties," produces Terret and Ribeyrenc as well as this lovely light-bodied Oeillades. The 2021 has pretty, red-currant, strawberry, black plum, violet and spiced citrus aromas, quite fresh, earthy and appealing. The palate has soft and silky red currant, blackberry and plum fruit, it's light to medium-bodied, but with lovely ripeness and refreshing acidity and good sappy length. Good intensity of fruit but low alcohol (12%), which makes it very food-friendly. Serve quite cool with charcuterie, burgers, grillled chicken and pork and mild cheeses. Highly recommended and a great value!

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $14.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Pajot, Domaine de 2021 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 your event, pleasing everyone at a moderate price, or for enjoying at home as an aperitif or with fish and chicken dishes.

  • white
  • 17 in stock
  • $11.99

  • Organic

Petite Baigneuse (Philippe Wies) 2018 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, Carignan and Grenache Noir in the Catalan hills of France, in a special part of the Languedoc-Roussillon region with soils of decomposed black schist. The 2018 "Grand Largue" is made from Lledoner Pelut and Carignan, and has a huskier profile than its little brother, Les Loustics. Here we have purple fruit, baking spice, and mineral cut. Clearly elegant enough to drink on its own, but would make a nice pairing with winter time stews or root veggie dishes. 

  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $22.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Peybonhomme 2020 Vin de France Rosita Bomba

The new Peybonhomme "Rosita Bomba" is a delicious direct-press rosé made from Biodynamic Cab Franc and Merlot grapes grown in the clay/limestone soils at Peybonhomme-les-Tours. This lovely wine is bone dry, with pretty red currant and raspberry fruit, quite  vibrant and refreshing.

  • rosé
  • 18 in stock
  • $14.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Rouquette 2011 Monbazillac Chaateau La Rouquette 500ml

The Dournel family produces this lovely Monbazillac under the Chateau La Rouquette label. Consider it a good Sauternes in everything except price, perhaps slightly less sweet. The 2011 is very elegant, fine and complex, with aromas of ripe white fruits, peach and lime flower. Supple, round and with medium sweetness on the palate with perfect acidity, the fruit is fresh and pretty, not at all heavy, really a delightful wine to sip by itself or with fruit desserts, patés and vegetable terrines.


  • white sweet
  • 3 in stock
  • $16.99

Sulauze 2021 Coteaux d'Aix-en-Provence Pomponette Rosé MAG

** 1.5L Magnum Bottle **  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 approximately 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, really showing the Vermentino, and after coming up in temperature develops riper notes of orange oil, juicy strawberry, peach and a bit of salty minerality, with a nice kick of firm acidity in the finish, making it a great acccompaniment to light summer meals. A lively, refreshing rosé from the Coteaux d'Aix-en-Provence and a perennial favorite!

  • rosé
  • 2 in stock
  • $54.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Turenne 2017 IGP Maures Brut Cuvée Cécile Brut Nature

 The Domaine Turenne Cuvée Cécile Brut Nature is made from Rolle (aka Vermentino) and Cinsault, aged 18 months on the lees and bottled unfiltered. The wine shows fine bubbles with a pale copper hue and a creamy texture. The nose is redolent with notes of melon, white rocks and herbs whilst the palate has a dry, savory finish with flavors of orange peel, apricot and citrus. Serve this refreshing Provençal "bulles" as an aperitif or with fish, white meats and fruit desserts.

  • rosé sparkling
  • 30 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Turenne 2021 Cotes de Provence Cuvée Antoine VV Blanc

(Arrives 9/21)  The Domaine Turenne "Antoine" is an extraordinary Provençal white made with 70% Vermentino with 30% old vines of Petite Clairette du Var, dating from 1903! Organic farming, hand harvesting and wild yeast fermentations. Pale gold color with green hints; aromas of almond, pear, hay, lemon zest, verveine, anise...you get the idea. The palate is very mineral, with firm acidity, showing anise, white fruit liqueur, stone and citrus, supple and long, really a lovely wine and a great value! This refreshing and versatile wine will accompany shellfish and grilled fish, white meats, salads, goat cheeses and much more...  David Lillie

  • white
  • 5 in stock
  • $15.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Turenne 2021 Cotes de Provence Cuvée Aubregades Rosé

 Domaine Turenne makes a tiny quantity of this 100% Grenache rosé - it's a taste of "old Provence" says Philippe Bénézet, simple but delicious, showing pretty flavors of raspberry and strawberry, it's medium-bodied and very dry with a refreshing finish. At $13.99 it's a sensational value. Only 10 cases for the US!

  • rosé
  • 41 in stock
  • $13.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Turenne 2021 Cotes de Provence Cuvée Camille Rosé

 Domaine Turenne, northeast of Bandol in Provence, produces this lovely rosé from 40% Cinsault, 50% Grenache and 10% Syrah, certified organic. The terroir is a unique bed of limestone and sandstone debris with small stones called "Gavroches" which bring a pronounced minerality and good drainage to the vines. The grapes are harvested by hand and fermented with wild yeasts. The 2021 "Camille" is a pretty, very pale pink/orange color with aromas of wild strawberry, raspberry, rose and citrus, with a hint of stone fruits as well. The palate is light and elegant with subtle berry fruits, a hint of citrus and stone, and has nice density and length. This is a light and lovely rosé for all year enjoyment, sipped by itself or with grilled fish, white meats, salade Niçoise and mild cheeses - and it's a fabulous value! 

  • rosé
  • 34 in stock
  • $15.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Villet, Gerard & Christine 2017 Arbois Pinot Noir

In 2017, the Villets filled one of their very large barrels with Pinot Noir, and had a bit extra in a stainless tank. After tasting both, there was a particular appeal to the fresh snappy nature of the tank Pinot, so we requested they save us some! Even now in 2022, the wine has a lot of freshness and pep. Perhaps every so slightly reductive on opening, this blows off within 10 minutes. A bit less immediately charming than the Trousseau or Poulsard, this Pinot Noir really starts to shine after about an hour open, with perfectly balanced red fruit. Very pure wine, with a sharp mineral core, and a delicate finish. -EL

  • red
  • 7 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Villet, Gerard & Christine 2018 Arbois Savagnin Typé (Oxidative)

The 2018 Savagnin Typé is aged sous voile for 30 months. This is a must for any fan of oxidative whites, and a perfect bottle to use for Coq au Vin Jaune on a budget. Of course, use a bit for the recipe, and drink most of it with dinner! Very fresh, mineral, and of course displaying slightly nutty aromas, akin to Fino Sherry.  -EL

  • white
  • 11 in stock
  • $36.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Villet, Gerard & Christine 2018 Arbois Tradition Rouge

A blend of all three of the Jura's great red varieties, Poulsard, Trousseau, and Pinot Noir, from the first organic estate in Arbois. Winemaker Christine Villet is a mentor and a mother-figure to many of the regions up-and-coming winemakers. The 2018 Tradition Rouge is a deep red in color. The nose is woodsy, with dark cherry and hints of baking spices. The palate is surprisingly plump, with red fruits and a clean mineral freshness.

  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $27.99

  • Organic

Villet, Gerard & Christine 2020 Arbois Poulsard

This may be the first time we were able to get some pure Poulsard from the Villets, and we couldn't be happier. A bit deeper than expressions from other Jura estates, so it won't be confused for a dark rosé. Another distinction is the lack of reduction, which is extremely common with Poulsard. This is charming and delicious right on opening. Christine noted to me that the wine had a bit more material due to the warm 2020 vintage, and I can't complain. It's actually quite nice to have a Poulsard that I can share with non-wine geek friends  -EL

  • red
  • 7 in stock
  • $28.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Villet, Gerard & Christine 2020 Arbois Trousseau

From a recent tasting of the reds, the Villet Trousseau was a slight favorite. Hints of black cherry, mingling with cranberry notes and a touch of black pepper. Brightness and crunch, with silky texture and light-medium body. Really pleasant now, this Trousseau should age nicely over the next 3-5 years.

  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Villet, Gerard & Christine NV Vin Mousseaux de Qualite Rose

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! Though always a favorite, this particular bottling may be the best yet. Super savory, flavorful, dry and mineral... Yum!  -EL

  • rosé sparkling
  • 10 in stock
  • no discount
  • $21.99