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BellivièreCalligramme Jasnières
Chenin Blanc from Loire, France
100% Chenin Blanc. Calligramme is the old-vine version of Les Rosiers: a Jasnières bottling from multiple parcels, with vines ranging in age from 50 to 75 years old, on particularly rocky, tuffeau-rich clay-flint soils on south-southwest-facing slopes. The collective yield is a modest 25-35 hl/ha....
Biodynamic
DB8416-15
BellivièreEparses Vieilles Vignes Coteaux du Loir
Chenin Blanc from Loire, France
100% Chenin Blanc. Éparses is Bellivière's oldest-vine cuvée, with ages ranging from 70 to 86 years old, across multiple parcels in the Coteaux du Loir: the name "éparses" is in fact in reference to the parcellation of the vineyards. These old vines on flinty clay soils, rich in tuffeau (soft...
Biodynamic
DB8399-15
BellivièreL'Effraie Coteaux-du-Loir
Chenin Blanc from Loire, France
100% Chenin Blanc. L`Effraie or "the owl”--in reference to local vineyard inhabitants--is a Coteaux du Loir sourced from Bellivière's "younger" non-Jasnières vines, which by their definition effectively means anything under 50 years old, some of them as young as 10 years old.  The collective yield...
Biodynamic
DB8415-17
Tue-Boeuf, Clos duLa Butte VDF
Gamay from Loire, France
100% Gamay. Tue Boeuf has been purchasing and harvesting this old-vine Gamay for 15 years from a Cher Valley neighbor (also the source of the Petit Buisson fruit). La Butte is an organically farmed, hand-harvested 1.4-hectare parcel of 85-year-old Gamay on flinty clay soils. A small percentage of...
Biodynamic
DB0527-18
BellivièreLe Rouge Gorge Coteaux du Loir
Pineau d'Aunis from Loire, France
SOLD OUT FOR THE VINTAGE 100% Pineau d'Aunis. Rouge Gorge or "red throat" is named in honor of a small finch that appears in the vineyards in the springtime. The Pineau vines are aged 25 to 45 years old and are scattered amongst a few parcels in the Coteaux du Loir appellation; they yield...
Biodynamic
DB0409-17
BellivièreLes Arches Castor
Cabernet Franc from Loire, France
70% Cabernet Franc/30% Cabernet Sauvignon.  In order to face the challenges of multiple frost-afflicted vintages in the Coteaux du Loir, the Nicolas family has expanded their cellar and begun a new line of négoce wines under the "Les Arches de Bellivière" label in the 2016 vintage. From a like-...
Biodynamic
DB8842-17
BellivièreLes Arches Confluence
Chenin Blanc from Loire, France
100% Chenin Blanc. In order to face the challenges of multiple frost-afflicted vintages in the Coteaux du Loir, the Nicolas family has expanded their cellar and begun a new line of négoce wines under the "Les Arches de Bellivière" label in the 2016 vintage. From a like-minded grower in the Petits...
Biodynamic
DB8841-17
BellivièreLes P'tits Vélos NV
Chenin Blanc from Loire, France
100% Chenin Blanc. P'tits Vélos is Bellivière's first commercial release of sparkling wine. Though the label does not indicate so, the wine in the bottle is from exclusively 2013 fruit; 2013 was a challenging vintage for full ripening that far north in the Loire Valley, in the Jasnières appellation...
Biodynamic
DB8809-NV
BellivièreLes Rosiers Jasnières
Chenin Blanc from Loire, France
100% Chenin Blanc. Les Rosiers is from Bellivière's "young vines", which by their definition effectively means anything under 50 years old, some of them as young as 10 years old. The collective yield is a modest 25-35 hl/ha. The parcels are scattered throughout Jasnières on flinty, clay-limestone...
Biodynamic
DB0547-17
BellivièrePrémices Jasnières
Chenin Blanc from Loire, France
100% Chenin Blanc. Prémices is Bellivière's opening Chenin Blanc, a Jasnières which was originally made from fruit from vines in conversion to biodynamic farming after Eric and Christine Nicolas's aquisition of the Bellivière estate. Since the whole estate is now fully converted to biodynamics,...
Biodynamic
DB0382-17
FilliatreauSaumur Château Fouquet
Cabernet Franc from Loire, France
100% Cabernet Franc. Paul Filliatreau bought 6.5 hectares in the lieu-dit of Château Fouquet in the village of Brézé, 10 kilometers east of Saumur and only 100 meters outside of the Saumur-Champigny appellation. Parts of it had been abandoned, and Paul began replanting with massale cuttings from...
Biodynamic
DB0016-17
Joly, NicolasSavennières Clos de la Coulée de Serrant
Chenin Blanc from Loire, France
Savennieres Coulée de Serrant is one of three monopoles in France that is its own appellation. It has been considered one of the best sites in France for making white wine for hundreds of years. It was first planted in 1130 by the Cistercian monks. It totals seven hectares and it has very steep...
Biodynamic
DB6422-16
CloselSavennières Clos du Papillon
Chenin Blanc from Loire, France
SOLD OUT FOR THE VINTAGE (2018 will arrive mid-2020) 100% Chenin Blanc. The Clos du Papillon is one of the three most celebrated coulées or small ravine-like valleys in Savennières; it and La Roche Aux Moines and La Coulée de Serrant are in essence the grands crus of the appellation. Papillon is...
Biodynamic
DB0317-16
CloselSavennières La Jalousie
Chenin Blanc from Loire, France
100% Chenin Blanc. La Jalousie is a blend of several parcels of younger (20-year-old) vines planted in schistous soils on gentle hills. Like the rest of the Closel vines, they are biodynamically farmed, low-yielding and harvested by hand. They are the first of the estate to be harvested, when the...
Biodynamic
DB0316-18
CloselSavennières Les Caillardières
Chenin Blanc from Loire, France
100% Chenin Blanc. Caillardières is a single-vineyard bottling from 35-year-old vines on a windy plateau with sandy soils over schist. Like the rest of the Closel vines, they are certified-biodynamically farmed, low-yielding (16 hl/ha in 2018) and harvested by hand. The harvest is at least two...
Biodynamic
DB3342-16
Joly, NicolasSavennières Les Vieux Clos
Chenin Blanc from Loire, France
From 5.5 hectares on east-facing hillside slopes; the vines are just over 20 years old. The soil is mostly schist with some quartz and very little sand. Aged in used barrels for 6-8 months. Very lightly filtered (no fining.)
93 WSBiodynamic
DB6421-17
Joly, NicolasSavennières Roche aux Moines Clos de la Bergerie
Chenin Blanc from Loire, France
The average of the vines is approximately 27 years, planted on schist with an eastern exposure. Although the maximum legal production for this area is 50 hectoliters per hectare, actual production of this wine is lower, at around outputs are of 25/30 hectolitres per hectare. Vinified in wood (never...
93 WSBiodynamic
DB6423-17
CloselSavennières Vendanges
Chenin Blanc from Loire, France
100% Chenin Blanc. The "Vendanges" or "Harvest" 2017 is a one-off bottling, the result of a vintage of nearly complete destruction by frost in the spring (hence the Le Grand Gel moniker on the label). Instead of bottling the normal estate trio of sites--Jalousie, Caiillardières and Clos du Papillon...
Biodynamic
DB2051-17