LOIRE VALLEY

REDS/ROUGE/ROSE

2016 CHARLES JOGUET CHINON "Cuvee Terroir" $24

2017 DOMAINE DE  LA PETITE MARIE BOURGUEIL $20

2017 CHATEAU DE MINIERE "Rouge de Miniere" BOURGUEIL $16

2017 CHATEAU SOUCHERIE ANJOU $19

This lively, fruity red retains a strong minerality to its finish that lends class and balance to this simple and reasonably priced wine. Cabernet Franc forms the backbone of this wine (90%) but is blended with a touch of Grolleau (10%). The vines are planted to gravel and schist soils. The elevage is in cuve on the fine lies for approximately eight months.

2017 DOMAINE LES HAUTES NOELLES GAMAY $12 (Biodynamic) O/S

2017 DOMAINE LES HAUTES NOELLES “He=Ho” ROUGE $12

a fabulous organic blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Gamay and Cabernet Franc

2017 DOMAINE PASCAL BELLIER CHEVERNY $18

80% Pinot Noir, 20% Gamay

The vines average age is 20 years old and are planted on 10ha of siliceous clay and limestone soils. Harvested in mid-September with a maceration period of 15 days followed by fermentation in stainless steel lasting 15 days. Aged for 3-4 months in stainless steel tank and filtered. Certified Sustainable.

2015 DOMAINE CHAVET MENETOU SALON $19

2015 DOMAINE PHILIPPE GILBERT MENETOU SALON $28

2015 DANIEL CROCHET SANCERRE “Cuvee Prestige” $27

 

WHITES/BLANC

 

2017 La Berriere MUSCADET "Sur-Lie" Cotes de Grandlieu" $12

2016 Domaine Jean Gadais Muscadet Sevre-et-Maine $12

2016 Chateau de la Moriniere Muscadet $15 (biodynamic)

Chateau La Morinière was bought in 1979 by 3 brothers, Bernard, Michel and Francois Couillaud. They run the 40 hectares vineyard averaging 30 years of age. Whereas most Muscadets are left on the lees only a short time, all of the Morinière wines are bottled "sur lie." The wines are not racked after fermentation, but are drawn directly off the lees and bottled immediately, leaving a small amount of carbon dioxide that was created during fermentation. The wines are bottled no earlier than April to allow sufficient time for the lees to develop character in the wine.

2017 Jean Pascal Aubron Folle Blanche, Gros Plant $12

the original Muscadet? bone dry, super crisp. Where the hell can you get oysters in washington heights!

2017 Vignobles Gibault Touraine Sauvignon Blanc $12

One of our best selling Sauvignon Blancs.

2017 Monmosseau "Ammonite" Vouvray $17 ORGANIC

The Monmosseau family have been cultivating Vouvray for two centuries. Soft and creamy with green apple aromas, toasted nutty notes and a rich honey texture, this wine is deep and sophisticated. It is balanced with brisk acidity and a clean refreshing finish.

2017 Marc Plouzereau Chinon Sauvignon Blanc $16 ORGANIC

2017 Pascal Bellier Cheverny Blanc $18 ORGANIC/BIODYNAMIC

2017 Chateau Soucherie Anjou Blanc $19 SUSTAINABLE

The grapes, 100% Chenin Blanc, are sourced from the vineyard site “Les Rangs de Longue” which is on the northern part of the estate but with south-southeastern exposure. The soil is a mix of clay and sand and limestone with some schist. The wine is vinified totally dry in cuve and aged on the fine lies for eight to nine months before being bottled. Absolutely brilliant Chenin Blanc.

2017 Domaine Reverdy-Ducroux "" Sancerre $22

So good so classic Sancerre for a great price.

.2017 Lucien Crochet Sancerre $27 SUSTAINABLE

2017 Domaine Bailly-Reverdy Sancerre $22

2016 Vincent Vatan Pouilly Fume “Silex” $23

2015 MARC DESCHAMPS POUILLY FUME "PORCHERONNES" $27 SUSTAINABLE

This cuvée is a blend of wine from several sites scattered on the hilltop of Les Loges, specifically “La Cote”, and “Les Griottes”. These are some of the younger vines of the estate, now (2012) averaging 20 years of age. This is the most elegant and sprightly of the quartet of Pouilly Fumés produced by Deschamps.