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Vins ContésAlgotest
Aligoté from Loire, France
100% Aligoté. 70-year-old vines on sandy soils, from the only known parcel of Aligoté in the Loire Valley according to Olivier Lemasson.
Organic
DB1169-18
Vins ContésBois Sans Soif Blanc
Menu Pineau from Loire, France
50% Menu Pineau/50% Chenin Blanc. Direct press of whole clusters a day after harvest; spontaneous co-fermentation; aging in tank and demi-muid; only 2 grams sulfur; bottled unfiltered in January. Bois Sans Soif translates as  "drunk without thirst" but is a colloquial insult meaning "you're a drunk...
Organic
DB1168-18
Tue-Boeuf, Clos duBuisson Pouilleux Touraine Blanc
Sauvignon Blanc from Loire, France
100% Sauvignon Blanc. Named for the site, this wine comes from a single 1.1-hectare parcel of Sauvignon, half of which is still 65-year-old vines, while the other half has slowly been replanted and now ranges from 3 to 20 years old. It is planted on sand and gravel soils and is organically farmed...
Organic
DB1153-18
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
PépièreChâteau Thébaud Clos des Morines Muscadet Sèvre-et-Maine
Melon de Bourgogne from Loire, France
100% Melon de Bourgogne. Clos des Morines is a lieu-dit in the cru of Château Thébaud. It came into Pépière world via Marc Ollivier's partner Rémi Branger, whose father farmed it two parcels of it for decades. This 1.5 hectares of vines--up to 65 years old--is on a south-facing, earlier-ripening...
Organic
DB8353-15
PépièreChâteau Thébaud Clos des Morines Muscadet Sèvre-et-Maine
Melon de Bourgogne from Loire, France
100% Melon de Bourgogne. Clos des Morines is a lieu-dit in the cru of Château Thébaud. It came into Pépière world via Marc Ollivier's partner Rémi Branger, whose father farmed it two parcels of it for decades. This 1.5 hectares of vines--up to 65 years old--is on a south-facing, earlier-ripening...
Organic
DB8353-14
CazinCheverny Blanc
Sauvignon Blanc from Loire, France
Eighty percent Sauvignon Blanc and twenty percent Chardonnay. Though Cazin's quiet rock-stardom stems from his Cour-Cheverny wines from the more obscure Romorantin grape, it was his Cheverny Blanc--by law a Sauvignon/Chardonnay blend-- which led importer Joe Dressner to François's wines in the...
Sustainable
DB0003-18
CazinCheverny Rosé
Gamay from Loire, France
Seventy eight percent Gamay/fifteen percent Pinot Noir/seven percent Côt. Direct-press rosé from estate fruit. Medium-pink, berry-fruited and crisp.    
Sustainable
DB5679-18
CazinCheverny Rouge
Pinot Noir/Gamay from Loire, France
Pinot Noir/Gamay/Côt. Estate vines averaging thirty years old on clay-limestone soils, sustainably farmed and harvested by hand. The Pinot Noir is destemmed and macerated for a week, while the Gamay is whole-cluster fermented semi-carbonically; the small bit of darker, more tannic Côt, aka Malbec,...
Sustainable
DB3013-18
Vins ContésCheville de Fer
Malbec from Loire, France
100% Côt (aka Malbec). The fruit from these 70-year-old Vins Contés vines is vinified just like all of the other reds: whole clusters, carbonic maceration, natural-yeast fermentation, no sulfur, no filtration. But like the Gama Sutra bottling, it is aged for 6 months in used barrels and bottled...
Organic
DB3334-18
Raffault, Domaine OlgaChinon Blanc Champ-Chenin
Chenin Blanc from Loire, France
100% Chenin Blanc. There is a scant amount of Chenin Blanc grown in Chinon compared to Cabernet Franc. Some of the oldest vines are in Raffault's one-hectare monopole called Champ Chenin, a particularly limestone-rich patch of ground due west of Les Picasses. Like all Raffault vines, these are...
Organic
DB0456-17
Raffault, Domaine OlgaChinon Blanc Champ-Chenin
Chenin Blanc from Loire, France
100% Chenin Blanc. There is a scant amount of Chenin Blanc grown in Chinon compared to Cabernet Franc. Some of the oldest vines are in Raffault's one-hectare monopole called Champ Chenin, a particularly limestone-rich patch of ground due west of Les Picasses. Like all Raffault vines, these are...
Organic
DB0456-18
Baudry, Domaine BernardChinon Clos Guillot
Cabernet Franc from Loire, France
100% Cabernet Franc. Close to the town of Chinon, Clos Guillot is a hillside vineyard with S-SW exposure, near the top of the hill, with clay soils rich in yellow tuffeau (the soft local limestone) and iron. The vines were planted between 1993 and 2000 and are certified organic like all of the...
Organic
DB8968-16
Baudry, Domaine BernardChinon Croix Boissée
Cabernet Franc from Loire, France
100% Cabernet Franc. Croix Boissée is in Cravant, near the winery, on a south-exposed slope overlooking the Vienne. The Baudry plots total 3.1 hectares of low-yielding vines, ranging from 15 to 40 years old, on clay soils rich in white tuffeau (soft limestone) and iron. They are certified organic...
Organic
DB0378-16
Raffault, Domaine OlgaChinon Les Barnabés
Cabernet Franc from Loire, France
100% Cabernet Franc. Les Barnabés stands apart from Raffault's other main sites, Les Picasses and Les Peuilles, still in the Véron region but far to the west and downhill on a plain of alluvial soils near the Loire River. The sandy, gravelly site yields a lighter style of Cabernet Franc more...
Organic
DB0605-17
Baudry, Domaine BernardChinon Les Granges
Cabernet Franc from Loire, France
100% Cabernet Franc.. The Granges vines are an 8-hectare alluvial site along the Vienne River in Cravant, very near the winery, planted in 1985 and 1988 and farmed organically like the rest of the estate. The soil is all sand and pebbles, with little to no clay, so it drains well and yields a light...

DB8967-18
Baudry, Domaine BernardChinon Les Grézeaux
Cabernet Franc from Loire, France
SOLD OUT FOR THE VINTAGE. 100% Cabernet Franc. The Grézeaux vines are the Baudry’s oldest at around 50 years and were the very first part of the estate in 1975. They lie on a flat, sandy site near the Vienne River in Cravant, very near the winery and the Les Granges vineyard. The key difference...
Organic
DB0306-17
Raffault, Domaine OlgaChinon Les Peuilles
Cabernet Franc from Loire, France
100% Cabernet Franc. Like the more renowned Les Picasses, Les Peuilles is a lieu-dit close to the village of Beaumont-En-Véron, but it is to the south of town, closer to the Vienne river. It is a plateau rather than a hillside and features soils of clay and flint rather than limestone. The fruit is...
Organic
DB2973-16
Raffault, Domaine OlgaChinon Les Picasses
Cabernet Franc from Loire, France
100% Cabernet Franc. Les Picasses is the most famous Chinon lieu-dit, close to the village of Beaumont-En-Véron on the north bank of the Vienne River. It is a slope with full southern exposure and chalky clay-limestone soils, the combination resulting in fully ripened, structured wines. Raffault's...
Organic
DB8974-14
Raffault, Domaine OlgaChinon Les Picasses
Cabernet Franc from Loire, France
ONLY IN 375ml. 100% Cabernet Franc. Les Picasses is the most famous Chinon lieu-dit, close to the village of Beaumont-En-Véron on the north bank of the Vienne River. It is a slope with full southern exposure and chalky clay-limestone soils, the combination resulting in fully ripened, structured...
Organic
DB8974-13
Raffault, Domaine OlgaChinon Rosé
Cabernet Franc from Loire, France
100% Cabernet Franc. Direct-press rosé from estate vines on sandy, gravelly soils along the Vienne River. Fermented with native yeasts and aged in stainless steel with no ML. Snappy, fresh, herbal and berry-flavored.  
90 VMOrganic
DB8976-18
Baudry, Domaine BernardChinon Rosé
Cabernet Franc from Loire, France
100% Cabernet Franc. The fruit for the rosé comes from several estate parcels on two different terroirs: the higher plateau with flinty clay soiils and valley/river level with sandy gravel soils. The vines are on the younger side, averaging 20 years old, and are farmed organically. The grapes are...
Organic
DB0431-18
PépièreClos des Briords Muscadet Sèvre-et-Maine
Melon de Bourgogne from Loire, France
100% Melon de Bourgogne. Clos des Briords is a lieu-dit in which Marc has long held 3 hectares of massale vines planted from 1930 to 1950. These are the oldest vines of the estate, planted on soils of granite de Thébaud, which differs from granite de Clisson in containing more feldspar and clay--it...
Organic
DB8966-18
Forgues, ValérieCôt Touraine Rouge
Côt from Loire, France
100% Côt aka Malbec. Valerie's vines are farmed organically and averaged 50 years of age with some up to 100 years old, on clay-limestone soils in the heart of the Cher valey of the Touraine region in the Loire Valley; hand-harvested as of the 2016 vintage. The grapes are destemmed and thrown...
Organic
DB8827-16
CazinCour-Cheverny
Romorantin from Loire, France
100% Romorantin. This grape is an ancient and now rare local Loire variety, essentially saved by Cazin and a couple of other growers who fought to save their old vines as well as the variety as a whole by establishing an appellation to feature exclusively Romorantin. Cour Cheverny has only existed...
Sustainable
DB0004-18
CazinCour-Cheverny Cuvée Renaissance
Romorantin from Loire, France
100% Romorantin. This grape is an ancient and now rare local Loire variety, essentially saved by Cazin and a couple of other growers who fought to save their old vines as well as the variety as a whole by establishing an appellation to feature exclusively Romorantin. Cour Cheverny has only existed...
Sustainable
DB0300-15
Raffault, Domaine OlgaDomaine Chinon
Cabernet Franc from Loire, France
100% Cabernet Franc. 2017 is the first vintage of the "Domaine Chinon" bottling. It is a combination of Raffault estate and some purchased fruit, a first for Raffault, born of the devastating vintage conditions. It is made from similar sites and in a similar style as their Barnabés Chinon: meant to...
Organic
DB5912-17
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
Tue-Boeuf, Clos duFrileuse Cheverny Blanc
White Blend from Loire, France
1/3 each Sauvignon Blanc/Fié Gris/Chardonnay. The name of the site, Frileuse, roughly translates as "little cold one", a nod to the flat, frost-prone nature of this vineyard. These three varieties are co-planted in one 3.8-hectare estate site, Fié Gris being the historical name for Sauvigon Gris,...
Organic
DB8333-18
Vins ContésGama Sutra
Gamay from Loire, France
100% Gamay. These are Olivier’s oldest Gamay vines at 80-100 years old, on clay-silex soils and many on their  own roots (aka ungrafted or franc de pied). It is made like the other reds: whole clusters, short carbonic maceration, natural yeasts, no sulfur, no filtration. But along with the Cheville...
Organic
DB0333-18
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
Domaine GirardGirard Sancerre La Garenne
Sauvignon Blanc from Loire, France
From a two-and-a-half-hectare vineyard of that name, a plot on a steep east-facing slope with a very rocky limestone soil. The chalky soil brings out the characteristic flinty, mineral and green notes of Sauvignon Blanc. On La Garenne's well-drained, warm slopes the grapes achieve exceptional...

DB0301-18
Forgues, ValérieGlasting VDF
Cabernet Franc from Loire, France
85% Cabernet Franc/15% Pineau d'Aunis. Valérie Forgue's are planted on clay-limestone soils in the heart of the Cher valley of the Touraine region in the Loire Valley. She farms them organically (soon to be certified) and harvests them by hand. 2017 is the first vintage of the Glasting rosé, which...
Organic
DB5415-17
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
PépièreGras Moutons Muscadet Sèvre-et-Maine Sur Lie
Melon de Bourgogne from Loire, France
100% Melon de Bourgogne. First bottled in 2007, the “Fat Sheep” is a lieu-dit made up of  2 parcels totalling 1.7 hectares in the cru of Monnières-Saint Fiacre. Gras Moutons could be includes in their cru Monnières bottling, but Marc and Rémi have chosen to bottle these "younger"  vines of 20 to 70...
90 WS Organic
DB0331-17
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Chant BaronGrolleau Gris
Grolleau from Loire, France
100% Grolleau Gris. Technically, this wine is a white, but it has the palest pink color. It undergoes a five hour maceration and is then fermented and aged in stainless steel. On the palate, it has a spicey and citrusy character, always with notes of pink grapefruit and white pepper. Zesty!

DB6820-18
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
DB8415-16
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
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
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
Tue-Boeuf, Clos duLa Guerrerie Touraine Rouge
Côt from Loire, France
67% Côt/33% Gamay. La Guerrerie is an estate parcel of 35-to-40 year-old vines named in reference to its history as a battlefield in the Hundred Years' War. As is done is all of Tue Boeuf's sites, it is organically farmed and harvested by hand. Like all of their red wines, La Guerrerie goes through...
Organic
DB8346-17
PépièreLa Pépiè Cabernet Franc
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
DB0545-18
PépièreLa Pépiè Côt
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
DB0546-18
Vins ContésLe Puits
Sauvignon Blanc from Loire, France
50% Sauvignon Blanc/50% Chardonnay. Direct press of whole clusters; spontaneous co-fermentation; aging in tank and demi-muid; only 2 grams sulfur; bottled without filtration in January after the harvest. SOLD OUT FOR THE VINTAGE

DB0335-18

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