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Renardat-FâcheVDF "Au Commencement"
Gamay from Bugey, France
100% Poulsard. "Au Commencement" is a brand-new wine from Renardat in the 2020 vintage. As for their Cerdon wines, the certified-organic Poulsard is harvested by hand, spontaneously fermented in vat and bottled while still fermenting; no sulfur is added at any point. The wine finished at 11.5% with...
Organic
DB3337-20
Tue-Boeuf, Clos duVDF "Buisson Pouilleux" (Sauvignon)
Sauvignon Blanc from Loire, France
100% Sauvignon Blanc. Buisson Pouilleux is a 1.1-hectare vineyard of two parcels of Sauvignon, one planted in 1950 and the other in 1964; currently, half of the original old vines remain while the other half has gradually been replanted over the last 20-25 years. The clay-based soils are gravelly...
Organic
DB1153-19
Vins ContésVDF "Cheville de Fer"
Malbec from Loire, France
100% Côt (aka Malbec). From 70-year-old, organically farmed, hand-harvested estate fruit.  Vins Contés reds are all made similarly: semi-carbonic maceration with whole clusters in closed tanks with CO2; spontaneous-fermentation with indigenous yeasts only; aging in 500-liter demi-muids for 6 months...
Organic
DB3334-20
Tue-Boeuf, Clos duVDF "Dolia" (Sauvignon)
Sauvignon Blanc from Loire, France
100% Sauvignon Blanc. "Dolia" is a new bottling for Tue Boeuf in the 2020 vintage, from organic fruit from 30-year-old vines on clay-limestone soils farmed by a Cher Valley friend; the Puzelats have been working with this fruit for a long time but for the first time vinified and aged it separately...
Organic
DB3268-18
Tue-Boeuf, Clos duVDF "La Guerrerie" (Côt/Gamay)
Côt from Loire, France
90% Côt/10% Gamay. La Guerrerie is an estate parcel named in reference to its history as a battlefield in the Hundred Years' War. It is a flat, clay-rich site co-planted with Côt, aka Malbec, and Gamay in the 1980's. The Puzelats farm it organically and harvest it by hand. As is typical of Tue-...
Organic
DB8346-19
Tue-Boeuf, Clos duVDF "Le Brin de Chèvre" (Menu Pineau)
Menu Pineau from Loire, France
100% Menu Pineau. Brin de Chèvre ("goat's hay") comes from two neighboring parcels, one planted in 1937 and the other in 1950; currently, those original old vines make up about 70% of the wine, with the rest from massale-selection replantings from over the last decade or two. The vines are planted...
Organic
DB8334-19
Texier, ÉricVDF "Le Clau" Serine (Laurence & Eric Texier)
Serine from Rhône, France
From Eric Texier himself: "From a handful of rows in our 0.5 ha of a very particular strain of Serine. Planted in the 1930’s in the Masson parcel of Saint-Julien en-Saint-Alban in the lieu-dit Le Clau. They present unique ampelographic qualities, very different from the Serines we find in Brézème...
Organic
DB5818-17
Texier, ÉricVDF "Le Clau" Serine (Laurence & Eric Texier)
Serine from Rhône, France
From Eric Texier himself: "From a handful of rows in our 0.5 ha of a very particular strain of Serine. Planted in the 1930’s in the Masson parcel of Saint-Julien en-Saint-Alban in the lieu-dit Le Clau. They present unique ampelographic qualities, very different from the Serines we find in Brézème...
Organic
DB5818-16
Tue-Boeuf, Clos duVDF "Le Petit Buisson" (Sauvignon)
Sauvignon Blanc from Loire, France
100% Sauvignon Blanc. Tue Boeuf has been sourcing from this site known as Petit Buisson on the north bank of the Cher since 2003. It is an organically farmed, hand-harvested, 1.4-hectare parcel of 35-40-year-old vines on flinty clay-limestone soils. Typical of Tue Boeuf whites, Petit Buisson fruit...
Organic
DB1021-20
Vins ContésVDF "R20"
Gamay from Loire, France
50% Cabernet Franc/40% Grolleau/10% Côt. "R" for "rouge" is the base of the wine's name--the  second part simply reflects the vintage, e.g. "R20" in 2020. The blend changes annually to some degree. From organically farmed, hand-harvested estate vines averaging 40 years old. Vins Contés reds are all...
Organic
DB0470-20
De MoorVDF "Sans Bruit" (Sauvignon Blanc)
Sauvignon Blanc from Burgundy, France
100% Sauvignon Blanc & Sauvignon Gris. From a 0.4-hectare, north-facing plot planted in 1950 on clay-limestone marl over hard limestone in the Sauvignon de St. Bris AOC, an anomaly as an all-Sauvignon appellation in the Chablis region.  Alice and Olivier farm organically and harvest by hand....
Organic
DB0221-19
Tue-Boeuf, Clos duVDF "Vin Blanc" (Sauvignon)
Sauvignon Blanc from Loire, France
100% Sauvignon Blanc. The Vin Blanc is the starting point for Tue-Boeuf's whites. The fruit is sourced from farmer friends in the Cher Valley (the Puzelat home turf in the Touraine); the vines average about 20 years old and are organically farmed, on clay soils with varying degrees of sand, gravel...
Organic
DB0531-20
Tue-Boeuf, Clos duVDF "Vin Rosé" (Gamay)
Gamay from Loire, France
100% Gamay. The Puzelats source organically farmed fruit from friends in the Touraine as well as in the Beaujolais for their rosé. Whole-cluster direct press; spontaneous fermentation with native yeasts; malolactic fermentation; aged in tank; bottled without fining or filtering and with minimal...
Organic
DB8376-20
Tue-Boeuf, Clos duVDF "Vin Rouge" (Gamay)
Gamay from Loire, France
100% Gamay. As for their entry-level white Vin Blanc, the Vin Rouge is made with sourced, organically farmed fruit from friends in the Cher Valley (the Puzelats' home turt in the Touraine) as well as in Beaujolais in this vintage. The bunches are kept whole and fermented spontaneously and...
Organic
DB1023-20
Texier, ÉricVDF Blanc "Adèle"
Clairette from Rhône, France
100% Clairette (plus a touch of Marsanne). From mainly Clairette 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...
Organic
DB0053-20
Tue-Boeuf, Clos du VDF Pineau d'Aunis
Pineau d'Aunis from Loire, France
100% Pineau d'Aunis. Pineau d'Aunis is an historical black grape of the Touraine--in the same family with Menu Pineau and its more sophisticated cousin Pineau de la Loire, aka Chenin Blanc--but is a rare bird even here in its native Loire. The Puzelats source tiny quantities of it, mainly from...
Organic
DB8777-19
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Tue-Boeuf, Clos duVDF Pineau de la Loire
Chenin Blanc from Loire, France
100% Chenin Blanc. Pineau de la Loire is the local historical name for Chenin Blanc, which is in this case is sourced from AOC Touraine friends who farm their vines organically. Tue Boeuf harvests the fruit by hand, presses it in whole clusters and ferments it with natural yeasts in large wood...
Organic
DB1022-19
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Tue-Boeuf, Clos duVDF Romorantin
Romorantin from Loire, France
100% Romorantin. This is the rarest of Tue-Boeuf whites due to scarce quantity. Organically farmed, hand-harvest estate fruit. As is typical of Tue Boeuf whites, it is whole-cluster-pressed and allowed to ferment spontaneously with native yeasts and without sulfur in large oak tanks. The wine ages...
Organic
DB7026-19
Combel La SerreVDF Rosé "L'Epatant Antidote"
Malbec from Southwest, France
100% Malbec (aka Auxerrois locally). From 1 hectare of 40-year-old vines on the clay-limestone soiils of the causse (limestone plateau of Cahors). The farming is certified-organic and the harvest of these low-yielding vines is by hand. The wine is a blend of 50% free-run and 50% press juice,...
Organic
DB3882-20
Tue-Boeuf, Clos duVDF Rosé "Tutti Frutti"
Gamay from Loire, France
Pineau d'Aunis/Menu Pineau/Pineau de la Loire (Chenin Blanc)/other. Tutti Frutti is a whimsically named field blend rosé from a small (under a hectare) parcel of centenarian vines of rare native Loire varieties in the Cher Valley of the Touraine (about 30 km. from Tue-Boeuf). The Puzelats...
Organic
DB2352-19
PépièreVDP Val de Loire Cabernet Franc "La Pépiè"
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
DB0545-20
PépièreVDP Val de Loire Côt "La Pépiè"
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
DB0546-20
De MoorVendangeur Masqué Chablis
Chardonnay from , France
100% Chardonnay.  Vendangeur Masqué or “masked harvester” is the label for de Moor wines from sourced fruit; the wines are made in the de Moor cellar in Courgis in the same manner as their estate wines. The Vendangeur Masqué Chablis comes from 2 clay-limestone parcels totaling 1.1 hectares of...
Organic
DB2356-19
De MoorVendangeur Masqué VDF "Caravan"
Riesling from , France
40 % Riesling/40 % Sauvignon/10 % Chardonnay/10 % Aligoté 
Organic
DB8391-19
De MoorVendangeur Masqué VDF Rouge "Carigali"
Carignan from Burgundy, France
80% Carignan/20% Aligoté.  Vendangeur Masqué or “masked harvester” is the label for De Moor wines made mainly from sourced fruit; the wines are made in the De Moor cellar in Courgis in the same manner as their estate wines. The exact make-up of the single de Moor/Vendangeur red changes from year to...
Organic
DB0966-19
Mas de CadenetVin Cuit de Provence
from Provence, France
Vin Cuit de Provence is a traditional Provencale holiday dessert wine. Very few winemakers continue the tradition and normally it’s just made for personal consumption or sold locally from the cellar door. We are the only ones to sell a wine of this type in the United States! As the name says, Vin...
Organic
DB1354-NV
BarrocheVin de France "Liberty"
Grenache from Rhône, France
2015 was the first vintage of this new project that Julien made with his friend Yannick Alliaud. They found a very old-vine parcel located at 125 meters above sea-level in Chateauneuf-de-Gadagne, just east of Avignon. The soils are very similar to La Crau in Châteauneuf-du-Pape with layers of sand...
Organic
DB8550-19
Pinon, Domaine François et JulienVouvray "Déronnières"
Chenin Blanc from Loire, France
100% Chenin Blanc. Deronnières used to be blended into the Silex Noir but starting in 2015, it was bottled separately because it features limestone rather than silex (flint) soils. The Deronnières vines are around 50 years old and are the first to ripen, thanks to their hilltop exposure and...
Organic
DB8902-18
Pinon, Domaine François et JulienVouvray "Silex Noir"
Chenin Blanc from Loire, France
100% Chenin Blanc. Silex Noir is named for the rare black-flint soils characteristic of these two parcels totaling 3.7 hectares that go into this bottling. They are on a S-SE-exposed slope below the plateau of the Trois Argiles parcels; the area is sunnier, warmer and more humid with a tendency...
Organic
DB8927-18
Pinon, Domaine François et JulienVouvray "Trois Argiles"
Chenin Blanc from Loire, France
100% Chenin Blanc. Trois Argiles brings together 3 parcels totaling 3.75 hectares and having a higher proportion of sandy clay (argile) over limestone versus other Pinon sites. These parcels are on an east-facing plateau above the Silex Noir parcels and are cooler and less humid; thus, harvest is a...
Organic
DB8926-18
Pinon, Domaine François et JulienVouvray Brut
Chenin Blanc from Loire, France
100% Chenin Blanc. Pinon makes two brut sparkling wines, both méthode champenoise from estate parcels of flinty clay soils over the classic Vouvray tuffeau (soft chalky limestone). The earlier-harvested fruit goes into this bottling since it receives a dosage in the end--with the riper, later-...
Organic
DB8928-17
Pinon, Domaine François et JulienVouvray Brut "Non-Dosé"
Chenin Blanc from Loire, France
100% Chenin Blanc. Pinon makes two brut sparkling wines, both of which are made with the méthode champenoise and from estate parcels of flinty clay soils over the classic Vouvray tuffeau (soft chalky limestone). The later-harvested,top-quality fruit goes into this zero-dosage bottling to allow for...
Organic
DB8931-17
Pinon, Domaine François et JulienVouvray Sec
Chenin Blanc from Loire, France
100% Chenin Blanc. Pinon selects 0.6 hectare's worth of its flatter, more clay-forward parcels for its sec bottling (their flintier silex soils would render the dry wine too aggressively austere). The wine is grown and made identically to the other still white Vouvrays. The vines average 40 years...
Organic
DB8892-19

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