Our Portfolio

Beau!Beaujolais (Barbet)
Gamay from Beaujolais, France
The Beau! Beaujolais comes from a forty year-old high-density vineyard. Fermentation is traditional, 100% whole-cluster. The whole bunches are not destemmed and go into vats after a maceration of 6-8 days. The wine is aged in stainless steel or cement vats until bottling in the Spring.

DB1312-17
Terres DoréesBeaujolais L'Ancien Vieilles Vignes
Gamay from Beaujolais, France
100% Gamay. L'Ancien comes from Jean Paul's oldest vines--hence the name of the wine--in his home village of Charnay in the southern Beaujolais. They range in age from 40 to 60 years old and are planted on slopes sporting the area's signature sandy clay-limestone soils, featuring the particular...
Organic
DB8957-18
Terres DoréesBeaujolais Nouveau L'Ancien
Gamay from Beaujolais, France
100% Gamay. The Terres Dorées L'Ancien vines are Jean Paul's oldest vines at 40-60 years old. They grow on the sandy clay-limestone hills in his home village of Charnay in the southern Beaujolais and yield small, thick-skinned berries. The farming is organic and harvest manual. The earliest harvest...
Organic
DB0376-19
Terres DoréesBeaujolais Rosé d'Folie
Gamay from Beaujolais, France
100% Gamay. Direct-press rosé from the most productive Gamay vines in Brun's estate vineyards in Charnay in the southern Beaujolais. Concrete-aged on its lees with malolactic fermentation and some stirring. Solid medium body and rosy pink with vibrant, crisp acidity and a chalky mineral finish.    
90Organic
DB0429-18
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
Terres DoréesCôte de Brouilly
Gamay from Beaujolais, France
100% Gamay. Côte de Brouilly was Jean-Paul's first cru bottling. He farms vines ranging from 40 to 55 years old, facing east and midway up a steep slope (up to a 45-degree grade), on poor soils of hard granite and iron; he does not work these soils as he does the ones down in Charnay. The...
Sustainable
DB0310-17
ChavannesCôte de Brouilly "Ambassades"
Gamay from Beaujolais, France
The top wine, Ambassades, comes from 12 acres of Paul’s best parcels, and is purchased by the Quai d’Orsay for use in French embassies around the world. It is the last to be bottled and it is the most age-worthy.   Mont Brouilly’s “blue” granite is laced with volcanic porphyry, or crystallized...
92 VM, 92+ JG
DB7860-17
Terres DoréesFleurie
Gamay from Beaujolais, France
100% Gamay. Fleurie is one of Jean-Paul's two largest cru holdings, 6 hectares all within the famous lieu-dit of Grille Midi, a south-facing amphitheater of vines on poor, sandy, decomposed-granite soils over hard granite rock. The difference between this regular Fleurie bottling and his Grille...
Sustainable
DB0308-17
Chateau de FleurieFleurie
Gamay from Beaujolais, France
ONLY AVAILABLE IN 12/375. This wine is rounded out by six months' aging in cask. Ideal with roasts, lamb and white meat dishes, it can age up to ten to fifteen years in good vintages.
Sustainable
DB7715-16
Clos de la RoiletteFleurie
Gamay from Beaujolais, France
100% Gamay. Being on the border of the Moulin-à-Vent cru, the core of Roilette’s Fleurie terroir is atypical of Fleurie, rich in clay and the mineral manganese instead of all granite; the wines are thus more structured than many Fleurie wines. This bottling comes from vines averaging 30 to 45 years...
94 WASustainable
DB0010-18
Chateau de FleurieFleurie
Gamay from Beaujolais, France
This wine is rounded out by six months' aging in cask. Ideal with roasts, lamb and white meat dishes, it can age up to ten to fifteen years in good vintages.
Sustainable
DB7715-18
Clos de la RoiletteFleurie Cuvée Christie
Gamay from Beaujolais, France
100% Gamay. Being on the border of the Moulin-à-Vent cru, the core of Roilette’s Fleurie terroir is atypical of most of Fleurie, rich in clay and manganese; that said, there are two parcels (named Champagne and Deduets) composed of more-typical granite soils. These 30-to-40-year-old vines are the...
91 WASustainable
DB0556-18
Clos de la RoiletteFleurie Cuvée Tardive
Gamay from Beaujolais, France
100% Gamay. Being on the border of the Moulin-à-Vent cru, the core of Roilette’s Fleurie terroir is atypical of Fleurie, rich in clay and the mineral manganese instead of being all granite; the wines are thus more structured than many Fleurie wines. The oldest estate vines, at around 80 years old,...
95 WASustainable
DB0008-18
Clos de la RoiletteFleurie Griffe du Marquis
Gamay from Beaujolais, France
100% Gamay. Being on the border of the Moulin-à-Vent cru, the core of Roilette’s Fleurie terroir is atypical of Fleurie, rich in clay and the mineral manganese instead of being all granite; the wines are thus more structured than many Fleurie wines. Most of the oldest estate vines, at around 80...
93 WASustainable
DB0671-17
Terres DoréesFleurie Grille Midi
Gamay from Beaujolais, France
100% Gamay. 100% Gamay. Fleurie is one of Jean-Paul's two largest cru holdings, 6 hectares all within the famous lieu-dit of Grille Midi, a south-facing amphitheater of vines on poor, sandy, decomposed-granite soils over hard granite rock. The "regular" Fleurie bottling does not indicate the...
Sustainable
DB0489-15
Descombes, GeorgesFleurie Vieilles Vignes
Gamay from Beaujolais, France
ONLY AVAILABLE IN MAGNUM.
Organic
DB4662-15
Terres DoréesFRV 100 Rosé (2017)
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
DB8331-17
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
Edmunds St. JohnGamay "Bone Jolly"
Gamay from California, United States
LIMITED; 400 cases produced. The wines that first propelled Steve's interest in working with Gamay were mainly from Beaujolais; however, Barsotti Ranch, his source for this wine, is essentially a high desert, at 1000 meters in elevation, and the growing season is so much less circumscribed here,...

DB2624-17
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
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
Terres DoréesMorgon
Gamay from Beaujolais, France
100% Gamay. Two parcels of Morgon go into this bottling, one on the famous Côte du Py hill and one in a different climat, both having sandy, decomposed-granite soils. The vinification is traditional Burgundian. The grapes are rigorously sorted and destemmed, crushed and fermented with indigenous...
Sustainable
DB0307-17
DesvignesMorgon Corcelette
Gamay from Beaujolais, France
100% Gamay. This is their second bottling from the famous climat of Corcelette in northern Morgon. Louis-Benoît and Claude Emanuelle have 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...
92 WAOrganic
DB5602-18
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...
93 WA Organic
DB0393-18
DesvignesMorgon Javernières
Gamay from Beaujolais, France
100% Gamay. Desvignes has vines averaging 65 years old, with some going back to 1912, 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...
95 WAOrganic
DB0345-18
DesvignesMorgon Javernières Les Impenitents
Gamay from Beaujolais, France
SOLD OUT. 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 "...
96 WA Organic
DB8377-18
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 the Côte du Py and bordering Fleurie. Douby has deeper, sandier, granitic soils and yields a more supple style of Morgon compared to Py's...
Organic
DB0392-18
DesvignesMorgon Montpelain
Gamay from Beaujolais, France
100% Gamay. 2017 is the first vintage of the Montpelain bottling for Desvignes. The parcel is of 80-year-old vines on silty soils of sand and clay, on a level site on the eastern edge of the Morgon cru near the Fleurie line. It belongs to Desvignes but was always folded into their La Voûte Saint...
Organic
DB5601-17
Terres DoréesMoulin-à-Vent
Gamay from Beaujolais, France
100% Gamay. The cru of Moulin-à-Vent is generally considered the source of the potentially longest-lived, most structured Beaujolais, thanks mainly to the high manganese and iron content of its clay-heavy soils. Here Jean-Paul farms 4 hectares of 30-to-45-year-old vines whose roots are forced to go...
Sustainable
DB0309-17
X. & N. BarbetMoulin-à-Vent Vieilles Vignes (Barbet)
Gamay from Beaujolais, France
Known locally as the ‘King of Beaujolais’ for its power, structure and longevity, Moulin-à-Vent is actually atypical of the Beaujolais Crus; its style is the antithesis of what most people think of when they think of Beaujolais wines, and when fully mature (often at 10 years old or more) it...
Sustainable
DB7717-13
Loron - Barbet familyMoulin-à-Vent Vielles Vignes (Barbet)
Gamay from Beaujolais, France
Known locally as the ‘King of Beaujolais’ for its power, structure and longevity, Moulin-à-Vent is actually atypical of the Beaujolais Crus; its style is the antithesis of what most people think of when they think of Beaujolais wines, and when fully mature (often at ten years old or more) it...
Sustainable
DB7717-14
Loron - Barbet familyMoulin-à-Vent Vielles Vignes (Barbet)
Gamay from Beaujolais, France
Known locally as the ‘King of Beaujolais’ for its power, structure and longevity, Moulin-à-Vent is actually atypical of the Beaujolais Crus; its style is the antithesis of what most people think of when they think of Beaujolais wines, and when fully mature (often at ten years old or more) it...
93 VM, 91+ JGSustainable
DB7717-15
Pence Vineyards & WineryPassetoutgrains "PTG" Santa Rita Hills
Gamay from California, United States
50/50 Gamay/Pinot Noir, estate-grown on clay soils and farmed organically.  Destemmed and co-fermented whole berry (semi-carbonic) with native yeast in concrete.  The Gamay comes from a 3-acre block on the property which was grafted from Evening Land cuttings.  238cs produced.
Organic
DB6457-18
Vins ContésP`tit Rouquin
Gamay from Loire, France
100% Gamay. From Olivier’s “young”, which means 40-year-old, vines. Whole clusters, short carbonic maceration, natural yeasts, no sulfur and no filtration. Bottled in late January 2019. Not made in 2016 or 2017 due to crop loss.

DB0373-18
Vins ContésR18 VDF Rouge
Gamay from Loire, France
50 Grolleau/50 Côt. The name, grape blend and label details change from year to year to reflect the vintage--this year's R18 is completely different from R17's Gamay/Cabernet Franc/Syrah/Grenache mash-up of fruit purchased almost entirely from vigneron friends in the south of France (due the...
Organic
DB0470-18
Château de la PierreRégnié Sans Soufre (Barbet)
Gamay from Beaujolais, France
The Régnié comes from Tour Bourdon, a very special plot of old vines. This vineyard is noteworthy for its soil- sandy and laced with purple granite, with excellent drainage- as well as the age of its vines (60-70 years old) which natrually keeps yields low. The age of the vines also means small...
Sustainable
DB0889-17
Edmunds St. JohnRosé Bone Jolly
Gamay from California, United States
100% Gamay from Witters Vineyard. Fresh strawberry and cherry fruit with a mineral core, Steve Edmunds’s rosé is consistently delicious... and our top-selling domestic rosé every year.

DB6588-18

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