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2014 Saumur-Champigny "Franc de Pied" Dom. des Roches Neuves

Germain took the risky approach of planting a small portion of his vineyard with own-rootstock vines, known in French as "franc de pied". These non-grafted Cabernet Franc vines were planted in sandy soil, which naturally resists the development of phylloxera, with a planting density of 10,000 vines/hectare and are pruned in gobelet en echalas (on stakes as in the ancient vineyards of Mt Etna). The soil is worked with a horse because at this density it is impossible to use mechanized equipment.Annual production 80 cases
$67.00

2014 Saumur-Champigny 'Clos de l' Echelier' Dom. des Roches Neuves

"Thierry’s latest acquisition, the Clos de l'Echelier is a 2 ha clos on which Thierry had his eyes set since he arrived in Saumur. He finally bought it in 2011. L'Echelier is a limestone-rich vineyard that produces wonderful red wines and a small amount of distinctive whites. There is just 10 cm of top soil, a bit of sand and clay, then Turonian limestone; there is practically no soil to be seen, just rock. Olivier Poussier, the world’s top sommelier, called this cuvée the Chambolle-Musigny of the Loire. Only 1 gr of sulfites added at bottling." -- from the importer
$70.00

2015 Coteaux de Loir "l' Effraie" Belliviere

please inquire about availibility
$46.00

2015 Jasnieres "Rosiers" Belliviere

please inquire about availability
$53.00

2015 Montlouis "Choisilles" Francois Chidaine

from the importer: "Les Choisilles is a cuvée, usually blended from old vines in the vineyards of Les Epinais, La Taille aux Loups and Clos au Renard. It’s named after a type of black flint called (you guessed it) choisille. Les Choisilles is a concentrated, focused dry wine that often needs several years to develop."
$46.00

2015 Sancerre 'Enclos des Remparts' Vacheron

Vacheron's rare experimental franc de pied cuvee -- planted on original rootstock in 2008. The wine is outside the village's appelation laws, thus Vin de France, and is officially non-vintage, though the fruit came from the 2015 harvest.
$170.00

2016 Sancerre 'Paradis' Vacheron

The Vacheron family has been part of Sancerre since the turn of the century, now Jean-Dominique and Jean-Laurent Vacheron, cousins, are leading the domaine to unprecedented winemaking heights.
$90.00

2017 Montlouis "Choisilles" Francois Chidaine

from the importer: "les Choisilles is a cuvée, usually blended from old vines in the vineyards of Les Epinais, La Taille aux Loups and Clos au Renard. It’s named after a type of black flint called (you guessed it) choisille. Les Choisilles is a concentrated, focused dry wine that often needs several years to develop."
$52.00

2017 Vouvray Sec "Compte Marc" Julien Vedel

Julien Vedel is second-in-command to Phillipe Foreau of Domaine du Clos Naudin. This, his personal micro-domain of .2 hectares produces only 2 barrels per year from 90-year-old vines grown in a choicest section of Vouvray. Horse-ploughed, vinified with no malo in 50% new / 50% 10-year-old barrels.
$57.00
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