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Mary TaylorAnjou Blanc (Pascal Biotteau)
Chenin Blanc from Loire, France
This extremely conscientious farm in the Coteaux de L’Aubance, within the Anjou-Villages, is run by the Biotteau family. This is the fourth generation of Biotteau to make wine here, so they are careful to respect the land.  This gorgeously subtle Chenin Blanc comes from the village of Saint-Jean-de...
Sustainable
DB3235-20
Mary TaylorAnjou Blanc (Pascal Biotteau)
Chenin Blanc from Loire, France
This extremely conscientious farm in the Coteaux de L’Aubance, within the Anjou-Villages, is run by the Biotteau family. This is the fourth generation of Biotteau to make wine here, so they are careful to respect the land.  This gorgeously subtle Chenin Blanc comes from the village of Saint-Jean-de...
Sustainable
DB3235-19
Mary TaylorAnjou Rouge (Pascal Biotteau)
from Loire, France
A blend of 80% Cabernet Franc and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, from 25-30 year old vines in area of the Anjou-Villages that falls on a geological fault-line. Half of the vineyards are grown in slate soils, the other half is grown in tuffeau (chalky limestone in the Paris basin).  The wine is made using...
Sustainable
DB3236-19
Tue-Boeuf, Clos duAOC Cheverny "La Caillère" (Pinot Noir)
Pinot Noir from Loire, France
100% Pinot Noir. La Caillère is a 1.35-hectare estate plot of 35-to40-year-old Pinot Noir vines planted on very deep clay over limestone. The argilo-silex soils are sandy and rocky and in fact the parcel takes its name from caillasse, meaning "hard rocks". The Puzelats farm La Caillère organically...
Organic
DB9975-19
Tue-Boeuf, Clos duAOC Cheverny Frileuse (Sauvignon/Fié Gris/Chardonnay)
White Blend from Loire, France
1/3 each Sauvignon/Fié Gris/Chardonnay. Roughly translated as "little cold one", Frileuse is an apt name for this frost-prone, 3.8-hectare site at the top of the Tue-Boeuf estate. It is home to three varieties, including Fié Gris, the historical name for Sauvignon Rose, a Sauvignon variant with...
Organic
DB8333-19
Tue-Boeuf, Clos duAOC Touraine "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
DB8334-18
PépièreBriords Cuvée Vieilles Vignes Muscadet Sèvre-et-Maine
Melon de Bourgogne from Loire, France
100% Melon de Bourgogne. 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 is...
Organic
DB8966-19
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
DB8416-17
PépièreChâteau Thébaud Muscadet Sèvre-et-Maine
Melon de Bourgogne from Loire, France
100% Melon de Bourgogne. The cru of Château Thébaud came into Pépière world via Marc Ollivier's partner Rémi Branger, whose father farmed two parcels of it for decades. There are 14 hectares of vines--up to 65 years old--on a south-facing, earlier-ripening slope. The soils are of granite de Thébaud...
Organic
DB8353-14
CazinCheverny Blanc
Sauvignon Blanc from Loire, France
80% Sauvignon Blanc/20% 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 first place at a Loire wine...
Sustainable
DB0003-19
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Cheverny Blanc Frileuse
Sauvignon Blanc from Loire, France
Organic
DB8333-11
CazinCheverny Rosé
Pinot Noir from Loire, France
75% Côt/25% Pinot Noir. From sustainably farmed, hand-harvested estate vines on clay-limestone soils in the Cheverny AOC. The Côt bunches are direct-pressed; the Pinot Noir portion is destemmed and saignée after a brief maceration. They are fermented separately and spontaneously with native yeasts...
Sustainable
DB5678-20
CazinCheverny Rouge
Pinot Noir/Gamay from Loire, France
2/3 Pinot Noir & 1/3 Gamay. From estate vines averaging thirty years old on clay-limestone soils, sustainably farmed and harvested by hand. The varieties are vinified separately, each being fermented spontaneously with native yeasts and without sulfur. The Pinot Noir is destemmed and fermented...
Sustainable
DB3013-19
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Cheverny Rouge Caillere
Pinot Noir from Loire, France
Organic
DB9975-11
Raffault, Domaine OlgaChinon
Cabernet Franc from Loire, France
100% Cabernet Franc. 2017 is the first vintage of this new Chinon bottling. It is a combination of estate fruit and purchased fruit, a first for Raffault and a response to the devastating vintage conditions. The grapes come from flat, sandy, gravelly sites along the Vienne and Loire rivers,...
Organic
DB5912-18
Baudry, Domaine BernardChinon Blanc
Chenin Blanc from Loire, France
100% Chenin Blanc. From 10-15-year-old, certified-organic vines on clay-limestone soils. Fermented to dryness (2 grams RS or under) and aged in 500-liter barrels. Lightly filtered at bottling.    
Organic
DB0305-19
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
DB8968-18
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
DB0378-18
Baudry, Domaine BernardChinon Croix Boissée Blanc
Chenin Blanc from Loire, France
100% Chenin Blanc. Croix Boissée is a half-hectare parcel of 25-year-old, certified-organic vines on very poor, chalky, thin clay-limestone soils on a slope. Fermented with native yeasts to dryness (2 grams RS or under) and aged in 500-liter barrels. Lightly filtered (not sterile-filtered) at...
Organic
DB8348-19
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
DB0605-18
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...

DB8967-20
Baudry, Domaine BernardChinon Les Grézeaux
Cabernet Franc from Loire, France
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 between the two sites is the...
Organic
DB0306-19
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
DB2973-18
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
DB8974-15
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 Rosé
Cabernet Franc from Loire, France
100% Cabernet Franc. Raffault uses 50% certified-organic estate fruit (from sandy, gravelly, flat parcels along the Vienne) and sources the other 50% from a neighboring grower in conversion to organic farming. All of the wine is made from hand-harvested fruit in the Raffault cellar. Half of the...
Organic
DB8976-20
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 soils 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
DB0431-20
PépièreClisson Muscadet Sèvre et Maine
Melon de Bourgogne from Loire, France
100% Melon de Bourgogne. The heart of Marc Ollivier's estate is a 10-hectare plot near home in the Clisson cru; 8 hectares of it go into this bottling, while 2 hectares are used for the entry-level Sur Lie. Its distinguishing feature is the soil type, called granite de Clisson, which is a...
Organic
DB0676-17
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. Cour Cheverny has only existed as an AOC since 1997; François Cazin was instrumental in the drive to establish it to save this ancient local variety. The Cazin vines are planted on clay-limestone soils; some go all the way back to 1928. The farming is sustainable and the harvest by...
Sustainable
DB0004-19
CazinCour-Cheverny Cuvée Renaissance
Romorantin from Loire, France
100% Romorantin. Cazin's Cour-Cheverny Cuvée Renaissance is made only in certain vintages, when the conditions are right for healthy fruit to be harvested quite late, from the estate's oldest vines (40 to 90 years). The bunches are hand-harvested and pressed directly; the must is fermented in...
Sustainable
DB0300-18
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
DB8399-16
FilliatreauFillibulle Rosé Pet-Nat
Cabernet Franc from Loire, France
100% Cabernet Franc. Pet-nat from estate fruit.
Organic
DB5763-18
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...

DB0301-19
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
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
Chant BaronGrolleau Gris VdP de Loire
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!
Sustainable
DB6820-19
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
DB8415-19
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
DB8415-18
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
BellivièreL'Hommage à Louis Derré Coteaux du Loir
Pineau d'Aunis from Loire, France
100% Pineau d'Aunis. Named in honor of the gentleman from whom Eric Nicolas bought the Domaine de Bellivière and who mentored Eric as a vigneron, this wine comes from 12 rows of the oldest Pineau d'Aunis vines of the estate. They range in from 80 to over 100 years old are of course farmed...
Biodynamic
DB0435-18
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
BellivièreLe Rouge Gorge Coteaux du Loir
Pineau d'Aunis from Loire, France
100% Pineau d'Aunis. Rouge Gorge ("red throat" is named in honor of the robins which inhabit the vineyards. The Pineau d'Aunis vines are scattered amongst many Bellivière parcels and range in age from 25 to 45 years old. The soils are generally flinty clay over tuffeau (soft limestone); the vines...
Biodynamic
DB0409-18
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
DB8841-18
BellivièreLes P'tits Vélos NV
Chenin Blanc from Loire, France
100% Chenin Blanc. P'tits Vélos is Bellivière's first and only sparkling Chenin. The first release was in 2019 and was made solely from 2013 estate with the méthode champenoise and 4 years sur lie. The second release in spring 2021 is a different wine, from what Eric and Christine Nicolas  refer to...
Biodynamic
DB8809-NV

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