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Saint Préfert/Isabel FerrandoCôtes-du-Rhône "Clos Beatus Ille"
Grenache from Rhône, France
Beatus Ille is mostly Grenache blended with about 15% Cinsault from two parcels,  La Lionne, in the Sorgues district, just at the southern border of Chateauneuf-du-Pape and another parcel in Vedène. It's blended with a bit of Syrah from Châteauneuf-du-Pape. It's 100% destemmed and fermented and...
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DB7350-19
Saint Préfert/Isabel FerrandoCôtes-du-Rhône "Clos Beatus Ille"
Grenache from Rhône, France
Beatus Ille is mostly Grenache blended with about 15% Cinsault from two parcels,  La Lionne, in the Sorgues district, just at the southern border of Chateauneuf-du-Pape and another parcel in Vedène. It's blended with a bit of Syrah from Châteauneuf-du-Pape. It's 100% destemmed and fermented and...
Organic
DB7350-20
Texier, ÉricCôtes-du-Rhône Blanc Brézème
Roussanne from Rhône, France
100% Roussanne. From Texier's young vines in the cooler, more limestone-driven vineyard area of Brézème. Whole cluster, direct press, native yeast fermentation, aging on lees in concrete, no stirring, 30 mg/l of SO2 at bottling.
Organic
DB8942-19
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Texier, ÉricCôtes-du-Rhône Blanc Brézème "Vieille Roussette" (Pergault)
Roussette (Altesse) from Rhône, France
100% Roussanne. From 70+-year-old Roussanne vines of a type locally called "Roussette", planted on the south-facing limestone marl slope of Texier's Brézème vineyard. Planted in 1936, they are farmed organically and harvested by hand. Half of the bunches go straight into clay amphora for a...
Organic
DB5723-16
Texier, ÉricCôtes-du-Rhône Blanc St. Julien-en-St. Alban "Vieille Marsanne"
Marsanne from Rhône, France
100% Marsanne. From 80-year-old vines in the granite soils of St. Julien on the western side of the river in the southernmost part of the northern Rhône.  The fermentation is spontaneous, without added yeasts or sulfur, in clay amphora (or tinajas, the Spanish term Eric T uses because these are...
Organic
DB1143-17
Château du Mourre du TendreCôtes-du-Rhône Cuvée Paul
Grenache from Rhône, France
• Château du Mourre du Tendre farms 10 hectares of old-vine Grenache, Carignan and Cinsault in Côtes-du-Rhône on gravelly clay soils. While most estates opt for an easy-going style at the entry level, Paul Verité, the young vigneron at Mourre du Tendre treats, this wine the same way that he does...
Organic
DB3352-16
Texier, ÉricCôtes-du-Rhône Rouge "Chat Fou"
Red blend (mostly Grenache) from Rhône, France
45% Grenache/30% Cinsault/25 % Clairette/Viognier/Chasselas/other. From vines planted on a south-facing slope on granite and gneiss soils in the warm St-Julien en St-Alban zone (in the Ardèche on the northern bank of the Ouvèze--to the west of the Rhône River, at the southern edge of the northern...
Organic
DB8940-19
Texier, ÉricCôtes-du-Rhône Rouge Brézème
Syrah from Rhône, France
100% Syrah. From Texier's younger (20-40-year-old) vines, planted on a south-facing, limestone marl slope of the Brézème zone (on eastern side of the Rhône River at the southern edge of the northern Rhône Valley). They are organically farmed and harvested by hand. The vinification and aging are...
Organic
DB8941-18
Texier, ÉricCôtes-du-Rhône Rouge Brézème "Vieille Serine" (Pergaud)
Syrah from Rhône, France
100% Syrah.  From 70+ year-old vines of a old, pre-clonal variety known as "Serine", planted on a south-facing, limestone marl slope of the Brézème zone (on eastern side of the Rhône River at the southern edge of the northern Rhône Valley). They are organically farmed and harvested by hand. The...
Organic
DB8943-14
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Texier, ÉricCôtes-du-Rhône Rouge St. Julien-en-St. Alban "Vieille Serine"
Syrah from Rhône, France
100% Syrah. From 70+ year-old vines of a old, pre-clonal variety known as "Serine", planted on a south-facing slope on granite soils in the warm St-Julien-en-St-Alban zone (in the Ardèche on the northern bank of the Ouvèze--to the west of the Rhône River, at the southern edge of the northern Rhône...
Organic
DB0396-14
Texier, ÉricCôtes-du-Rhône Rouge St. Julien-en-St.Alban
Syrah from Rhône, France
100% Syrah. From Texier's younger (20-40-year-old) vines, planted on a south-facing slope on granite soils in the warm St-Julien-en-St-Alban zone (in the Ardèche on the northern bank of the Ouvèze--to the west of the Rhône River, at the southern edge of the northern Rhône Valley). They are...
Organic
DB1024-17
CristiaCôtes-du-Rhône Vieilles Vignes "Les Garrigues"
Grenache from Rhône, France
100% Grenache from 50-55 year old vines. This vineyard is just east of Chateauneuf-du-Pape and across the A7 highway; this is a top Côtes-du-Rhône vineyard, with red clay and rocky galets soil. (Another famous wine from this area is the Coudoulet de Beaucastel Côtes-du-Rhône, considered to be a...
Organic
DB0497-19
CristiaCôtes-du-Rhône Vieilles Vignes "Les Garrigues"
Grenache from Rhône, France
100% Grenache from 50-55 year old vines. This vineyard is just east of Chateauneuf-du-Pape and across the A7 highway; this is a top Côtes-du-Rhône vineyard, with red clay and rocky galets soil. (Another famous wine from this area is the Coudoulet de Beaucastel Côtes-du-Rhône, considered to be a...
Organic
DB0497-20
MontagnetteCôtes-du-Rhône Villages "Signargues"
Grenache from Rhône, France
50% Syrah, 35% Grenache and 15% Mourvèdre. Bottled unfined and unfiltered. Domaine la Montagnette has been practicing organic agriculture since 2003 and in 2019, they began the process to become certified. They will be officially Ecocert-certified with the 2022 vintage.
Organic
DB7014-19
TarlantCuvée Louis Brut Nature (2002-03 Base)
Chardonnay, Pinot Noir from Champagne, France
50%Chardonnay/50% Pinot Noir. Created by the Tarlants' parents back in 1982, the prestige cuvée Louis is named for Benoît’s and Melanie’s great-great-great grandfather. Louis was the first to bottle Tarlant estate wine (in 1928) and the one who planted this 0.9 hectare of selection massale Pinot...
Organic
DB2954-02
Renardat-FâcheEn Blanc Aussi Brut Nature VDF (2019)
Chardonnay from Bugey, France
100% Chardonnay. 2019 is only the second vintage of méthode-ancestrale white from Renardat-Fâche, made from a small amount of certified-organic grapes on limestone soils purchased from a friend in Bugey. Hand-harvested, fermented with native yeasts in tank, bottled at 6% alcohol, kept on the lees...
Organic
DB8816-19
Tour du BonEn Sol IGP Mediterranée
Mourvèdre from Provence, France
In 2012, Agnès met Elisabetta Foradori, who makes wine from the local Teroldego in the Italian Dolomites, notably in amphora.  Agnès said that the first wine she tasted from Elisabetta was a white made in amphora and it gave her “the sensation of touching a truth that resonated in me, a wine that...
Organic
DB0771-16
Tour du BonEn Sol IGP Mediterranée
Mourvèdre from Provence, France
In 2012, Agnès met Elisabetta Foradori, who makes wine from the local Teroldego in the Italian Dolomites, notably in amphora.  Agnès said that the first wine she tasted from Elisabetta was a white made in amphora and it gave her “the sensation of touching a truth that resonated in me, a wine that...
Organic
DB0771-18
Descombes, GeorgesFleurie Vieilles Vignes
Gamay from Beaujolais, France
Organic
DB2255-18
Terres DoréesFRV 100 Rosé (2018)
Gamay from Beaujolais, France
100% Gamay. The name "FRV100" is a play on the word “effervescent”--which becomes more apparent when you sound out the letters and number in French--and is indicative of the playfulness of this off-dry, sparkling rosé. From organically farmed estate Gamay on limestone clay soils in the southern...
Organic
DB8331-18
Forgues, ValérieGamay Touraine Rouge
Gamay from Loire, France
100% Gamay. Averaging 20 years of age, Valérie's Gamay vines are planted on clay-limestone soils in the heart of the Cher valley of the Touraine region in the Loire. She farms them organically (soon to be certified) and harvests them by hand as of the 2016 vintage. The grapes are destemmed and...
Organic
DB8825-17
PépièreGorges Muscadet Sèvre-et-Maine
Melon de Bourgogne from Loire, France
100% Melon de Bourgogne.This is the second vintage of this cru wine for Pépière. The estate does not hold vines in Gorges but sourced fruit from highly regarded grower Michel Brégeon. The mother rock in Gorges is gabbro, a volcanic formation also known as basalt; the soils are dense and sticky with...
Organic
DB5800-15
Francis Boulard et FilleGrand Cru Grande Montagne Extra Brut
Chardonnay, Pinot Noir from Champagne, France
100% Chardonnay. The fruit for this bottling comes exclusively from the grand cru village of Mailly in the little cluster of Montagne de Reims crus known as the “Grand Montagne”. Mailly is a chalky, north-facing site, arguably better known for Pinot Noir than for Chardonnay. Francis and Delphine do...
Organic
DB8562-09
PépièreGras Moutons Muscadet Sèvre et Maine
Melon de Bourgogne from Loire, France
100% Melon de Bourgogne. The “Fat Sheep” comes from a south-facing hilltop site in the cru of Monnières-Saint Fiacre, where the vines range in age from 20 to 60 years. The site's gneiss-based soils, mixed with clay and amphibolite stones, distinguish this bottling from Pépière's other more granite-...
Organic
DB0331-19
Combel La SerreIGP Côtes-du-Lot "Carbo"
Malbec from Southwest, France
100% Malbec (aka Auxerrois in local parlance). From a pebbly 1.35-hectare parcel on clay-limestone soils juste derrière chez Carbo-- “from behind the house of Carbo”—the double-entendre name “Carbo” being a reference to vineyard neighbor Monsieur Carbonier as well as the vinification method....
Organic
DB7202-20
TarlantL'Aérienne Brut Nature
Chardonnay from Champagne, France
70% Chardonnay/30% Pinot Noir. Each year the Tarlants make a single multi-parcel wine intended to encapsulate that particular vintage: the name L'Aerienne evokes the airy, ethereal nature of the 2004 harvest, "a year won by Chardonnay" according to Benoìt Tarlant. From 4 parcels across the villages...
Organic
DB5871-04
CloselL'Esprit Belle Dame VDF Blanc
Chenin Blanc from Loire, France
100% Chenin Blanc. The L'Esprit line of wines began at Closel in the 2017 vintage, when virtually all of the estate Chenin crop was decimated by spring frost, and will be used for Closel bottlings that diverge in some way from the classic [and expected] estate Savennières. In this case, the wine is...
Organic
DB5745-17
TarlantL'Etincelante Brut Nature
Chardonnay from Champagne, France
57% Chardonnay/29% Pinot Noir/14% Pinot Meunier. Each year the Tarlants make a single multi-parcel wine intended to encapsulate that particular vintage: the name Etincelante evokes the “glimmering” nature of the sunny 2002 harvest, "a dream harvest" per Benoìt Tarlant. From six parcels across four...
Organic
DB5813-02
TarlantLa Matinale Brut Nature
Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier from Champagne, France
45% Pinot Noir/28% Chardonnay/27% Pinot Meunier. Hand-harvested very early in the morning (hence the “Matinale” moniker) in this very warm vintage, from multiple estate parcels with vines averaging forty-five years old on chalky soils. The fruit was gently pressed and the juice fermented with...
Organic
DB6173-03
PépièreLa Pépiè Cabernet Franc VDP Val de Loire
Cabernet Franc from Loire, France
100% Cabernet Franc. Only three of Pépière's 43 certifed-organic hectares of vines are planted to black grapes: Côt and Cabernet Franc (known locally as Breton). They are in the 10-hectare "home" vineyard in Clisson, where the rocky, granite-rich soils yield top-tier Melon de Bourgogne; the black...
Organic
DB0545-19
PépièreLa Pépiè Côt VDP Val de Loire
Côt from Loire, France
100% Côt aka Malbec. Only three of Pépière's 43 certifed-organic hectares of vines are planted to black grapes: Côt and Cabernet Franc (known locally as Breton). They are in the 10-hectare "home" vineyard in Clisson, where the rocky, granite-rich soils yield top-tier Melon de Bourgogne; the black...
Organic
DB0546-19
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La Pepie Rose
Cabernet Franc from Loire, France
Organic
DB0443-13
TarlantLa Vigne d'Antan Brut Nature Non-Greffée
Chardonnay from Champagne, France
100% Chardonnay. From a plot of ungrafted (non-greffée appears on the label) vines, planted by the Tarlants' grandfather in 1962 and named "Les Sables" for the sandy soil, in the village of Oeuilly. "Antan" or "yesteryear" is a reference to the old-school method of propagating these own-rooted...
Organic
DB2860-02
TarlantLa Vigne Royale Brut Nature
Pinot Noir from Champagne, France
100% Pinot Noir. Tarlant's blanc des noirs from a single parcel of vines called "Mocque Tonneau", planted in 1972 by the Tarlants' maternal grandfather Maurice on a steep, chalky hillside in Celles-lès-Condé at the junction of the small Dhuys and Surmelin rivers (a favorite gathering place for the...
Organic
DB6170-03
Francis Boulard et FilleLes Rachais Rosé Extra Brut
Pinot Noir from Champagne, France
100% Pinot Noir. From the heart of the Boulard home estate in Cormicy (Massif de St. Thierry), where there is a 0.10-hectare plot of Pinot. Only made in solar vintages. Dosage 2g/l.
Organic
DB6512-09
Rocher CorbinMontagne Saint-Emilion
Merlot from Bordeaux, France
85% Merlot 15% Cabernet Franc. Clay and limestone soil. 45-year-old vines on average, including 80 to 150 year-old, prephylloxera Merlot plots. Aged for 13 months in French oak barrels, 50% new.  
Organic
DB9759-15
Descombes, GeorgesMorgon
Gamay from Beaujolais, France
Organic
DB8969-18
DesvignesMorgon "La Voûte Saint-Vincent"
Gamay from Beaujolais, France
100% Gamay. The beginning of the Desvignes range is La Voûte Saint Vincent, which comes from various estate parcels in the Morgon climat of Douby, north of and just below the Côte du Py. Douby has deep, sandier, granitic soils and yields a more supple style of Morgon compared to Py's famously...
Organic
DB0392-20
DesvignesMorgon Corcelette
Gamay from Beaujolais, France
100% Gamay. Louis-Benoît and Claude Emanuelle had been interested in exploring terroir in Morgon outside of their usual estate parcels, and the short 2016 and 2017 vintages in their own vineyards gave them added motivation to  start sourcing a bit of fruit for the first time, in this case from the...
92 WAOrganic
DB5602-19
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DesvignesMorgon Côte du Py
Gamay from Beaujolais, France
100% Gamay. Desvignes farms 3 hectares on the Côte du Py, which is famous for its roche pourrie or "rotten rock" of manganese-rich, decomposed schist, which makes for notably structured, long-lived wines. Their parcels average 70 years old and have a cooler northeastern exposure at the top of the...
Organic
DB0393-19
DesvignesMorgon Javernières
Gamay from Beaujolais, France
100% Gamay. Desvignes has two hectares of vines averaging 35 years old in the historic Morgon lieu-dit of Javernières at the foot of the famous hill of the Côte du Py. The soils are much heavier and stickier with iron-rich red clay here versus the more schistous "rotten rock" up the Py hill. The...
Organic
DB0345-19
DesvignesMorgon Javernières "Les Impénitents"
Gamay from Beaujolais, France
100% Gamay. From Desvignes' three oldest parcels--planted in 1912 and 1914, totalling 0.8 hectare in the historic Morgon lieu-dit of Javernières at the foot of the famous hill of Côte du Py. The soils are much heavier and stickier with iron-rich red clay here versus the more schistous "rotten rock...
Organic
DB8377-19
DesvignesMorgon Montpelain
Gamay from Beaujolais, France
100% Gamay. The Montepelain parcel used to be folded into the "La Voûte Saint-Vincent" but its own character is so distinct that it has been bottled singly since the 2017 vintage. This half-hectare of 80-year-old vines sits on silty soils of sand and clay, on a level site on the eastern edge of the...
Organic
DB5601-19
Descombes, GeorgesMorgon Vieilles Vignes
Gamay from Beaujolais, France
   
Organic
DB0402-18
PépièreMuscadet Sèvre-et-Maine Sur Lie "La Pépie"
Melon de Bourgogne from Loire, France
100% Melon de Bourgogne. In 2016 for the first time, Pépière's classic, earliest-released Sur Lie bottling saw an addition to the label, the "La Pépié" moniker, because of the necessity of adding non-estate fruit to this bottling (Pépière had 85% devastation of their own crop in 2016); 2017 was...
Organic
DB8905-20
Forgues, ValériePineaux Mêlés Vieilles Vignes VDF
Chenin Blanc from Loire, France
50% Chenin Blanc/50% Menu Pineau. This "mixed pineaux" wine is a blend of two co-planted Pineau-family grapes: Chenin Blanc (known locally in the Cher as Pineau de la Loire) and Orbois (known locally and more commonly as Menu Pineau). Planted on clay-limestone soils and organically farmed (soon to...
Organic
DB8828-16
ValoisPomerol
Merlot from Bordeaux, France
73% Merlot, 27% Cabernet Franc. Sandy, fine gravel and iron rich soil. Aged 13 months in French oak barrels without any rackings. Valois is located just near Cheval Blanc.  
91 VFTCOrganic
DB9761-16

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