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ANJOU 12 DE LA ROULERIE
CHATEAU DE LA ROULERIE 2012 ANJOU
Item: #311004
Bottle Size:750ML
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Anjou is the winegrowing district around the French city of Angers, in the western Loire Valley. One of our most long standing producers is Philippe Germain from Chateau de la Roulerie Read More...
in Anjou. He and his wife Marie were originally from Bordeaux but are now happily settled in the Loire. He is passionate about the complex wine styles that can be made from the Cabernet Franc grape. The wines are produced Organically and currently being converted to Biodynamic. Deep red color with an enticing bouquet of forrest berries. The wine is a fine expression of mature Cabernet Franc, round, supple and elegant.
BEAUJ-VILLAGES 13 DROUHIN,J
JOSEPH DROUHIN 2013 BEAUJOLAIS-VILLAGES
Item: #319855
Bottle Size:750ML
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Deep, bright red. Red currant and strawberry aromas, with a floral nuance and a touch of medicinal herbs. A straightforward, lively wine that offers tangy red fruit flavors Read More...
and a touch of bitterness. Finishes dry, with gentle grip and an echo of peppery herbs. " International Wine Cellars

BEAUJOLAIS 14 TERRES DOREES
TERRES DOREES 2014 BEAUJOLAIS L'ANCIEN
Item: #344276
Bottle Size:750ML
$16.95
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"Made from Jean-Paul’s oldest vines, which have fewer berries, smaller grapes, a tighter bunch, and a more concentrated flavor. He is able to harvest the grapes later because there Read More...
is far less risk of rot, owing to the small bunches. The grapes are harvested late with a high natural sugar level. The wine is vinified using traditional Burgundy techniques. His Beaujolais is made to be pleasurable - light, fruity and delicious - not an artificially inflated wine that shines at tasting competitions." Importer Notes
BEAUJOLAIS VILLAGE 13 ALIANE
ALIANE 2013 BEAUJOLAIS VILLAGE
Item: #321225
Bottle Size:750ML
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BROUILLY 13 JOSEPH DROUHIN
JOSEPH DROUHIN 2013 BEAUJOLIAS BROUILLY
Item: #322701
Bottle Size:750ML
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An elegant Beaujolais: intense ruby-red colour; on the nose, aromas of violet, lilac, sometimes blackberry and cranberry. Supple tannins, with lively acidity. On the palate, the wine Read More...
leaves a pleasant note of wild berries"~ Winery notes
BROUILLY 14 THIVIN
CHATEAU THIVIN 2014 BROUILLY
Item: #316953
Bottle Size:750ML
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Kermit Lynch
"It is no surprise that Château Thivin is the benchmark domaine of the Côte de Brouilly; everything about it is exceptional. Thivin is the oldest estate on Read More...
Mont Brouilly. Thivin’s Côte de Brouilly parcels are predominantly south-facing and are planted entirely with Gamay vines that average 50 years of age. The soil is plowed and composted regularly while cover crops are left between some rows to encourage microbiotic activity. Absolutely no insecticides are used. On a slope with a grade of 48% and crumbly surface, implementing these techniques is essential to safeguard the soil from erosion, but it isn’t easy! Each section of the vineyard is harvested and vinified separately to preserve the unique characteristics afforded by variations in exposure and altitude. Even the estate’s vineyards in the Brouilly appellation are planted on a moderately steep hillside of decomposed pink granite, while most of the appellation is planted on the flat valley floor. Traditional whole-cluster fermentation keeps the characteristic fruity qualities of Gamay, after which the grapes are transferred to cuves by gravity without being crushed. Each vintage spends a few months in large oak foudres before bottling. The resulting wines, according to Kermit, resemble “…a country squire who is not afraid to get his boots muddy. Handsome, virile, earthy, and an aristocrat.”
COTE BROUILLY 13 TERRES DOREES
TERRES DOREES 2013 COTE DE BROUILLY
JEAN-PAUL BRUN
Item: #345250
Bottle Size:750ML
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VINOUSMEDIA 92 POINTS: "Youthful violet color. Intensely perfumed aromas of fresh red berries, potpourri, incense and smoky minerals. Sweet and seamless Read More...
on the palate, offering potent red and dark berry flavors with suggestions of spicecake and candied rose. Shows superb clarity and power on the long, incisive finish, which is nicely framed by silky, harmonious tannins. This sexy wine is delicious now but will be even better in five to seven years."
COTE BROUILLY 14 CHANRION
CHANRION 2014 COTE DE BROUILLY
Item: #304504
Bottle Size:750ML
WA:91
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When Nicole Chanrion began her career in the 1970s, convention relegated women to the enology labs and kept them out of the cellars—even her mother thought winemaking was man’Read More...
s work—but she would not be deterred from her dream of becoming a vigneronne. The Côte-de-Brouilly appellation sits on the hillsides of Mont Brouilly, a prehistoric volcano that left blue schist stones and volcanic rock along its slopes. These stones yield structured wines with pronounced minerality and great aging potential. After her formal training at the viticultural school in Beaune Nicole had a brief internship in the Napa Valley, where she learned another approach to winemaking but, happily for us, gained a deeper appreciation of the traditional winemaking techniques of the Beaujolais: hand harvesting, whole cluster fermentation, aging the wines in large oak foudres for at least nine months, and bottling unfiltered. The resulting wines are powerful, with loads of pure fruit character and floral aromas.
COTE BROUILLY 14 THIVIN
THIVIN 2014 COTE DE BROUILLY
Item: #333778
Bottle Size:750ML
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It is no surprise that Château Thivin is the benchmark domaine of the Côte de Brouilly; everything about it is exceptional. Built in the fifteenth century on an ancient volcano which Read More...
juts out steeply into the valley below, Thivin is the oldest estate on Mont Brouilly. Even more important, however, is its tremendous success since farmer Zaccharie Geoffray purchased the château with its two hectares of land at auction in 1877. His son Claude expanded the property over the next few decades, and his son, also named Claude, boosted the prestige of the zone in the face of the Great Depression when he played a pivotal role in the creation of the Côte de Brouilly appellation. With his wife Yvonne, he also helped to bring greater recognition to the entire region with the establishment of the Maison du Beaujolais in 1953. Over the years the family continued to promote the appellation, receiving many influential artists and journalists at the château. The French novelist, Colette, wrote admiringly of her visit to Thivin, for example. In 1979, Richard Olney took Kermit to visit on their first wine trip together. It was Olney’s top recommendation in the whole of the Beaujolais region. The current generation of the Geoffray family continues their tradition. Today their grandnephew Claude, his wife Evelyne, and their son Claude-Edouard continue the tradition as staunch and proud defenders of the terroir of the Côte de Brouilly.

Thivin’s Côte de Brouilly parcels are predominantly south-facing and are planted entirely with Gamay vines that average 50 years of age. The soil is plowed and composted regularly while cover crops are left between some rows to encourage microbiotic activity. Absolutely no insecticides are used. On a slope with a grade of 48% and crumbly surface, implementing these techniques is essential to safeguard the soil from erosion, but it isn’t easy! Each section of the vineyard is harvested and vinified separately to preserve the unique characteristics afforded by variations in exposure and altitude. Even the estate’s vineyards in the Brouilly appellation are planted on a moderately steep hillside of decomposed pink granite, while most of the appellation is planted on the flat valley floor. Traditional whole-cluster fermentation keeps the characteristic fruity qualities of Gamay, after which the grapes are transferred to cuves by gravity without being crushed. Each vintage spends a few months in large oak foudres before bottling. The resulting wines, according to Kermit, resemble “…a country squire who is not afraid to get his boots muddy. Handsome, virile, earthy, and an aristocrat.”
COTE BROUILLY 14 THIVIN 375ML
CHATEAU THIVIN 2014 COTES DE BRUILLY 375ML
Item: #333393
Bottle Size:375ML
$12.99

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Please call 800-331-3005 for details.


FLEURIE 12 NUGUES
DOMAINE DE NUGUES 2012 FLEURIE
Item: #334092
Bottle Size:750ML
WA:89
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eROBERT PARKER 89 POINTS: "The 2012 Fleurie was cropped at 50 hectoliters per hectare and undergoes semi-carbonic maceration. For the vintage, it displays Read More...
impressive fruit concentration with black cherry, mulberry and cassis fruit, hints of fresh fig loitering in the background. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins. This is well-balanced but still taut, with a firm backbone for a Fleurie. Strict now, I would afford this a couple of years in bottle. Drink 2016-2022. .

It was a pleasure to meet Gilles Gelin at a joint tasting held at Domaine Jean-Marc Burgaud. He is the fourth generation of the Gelin family to farm the estate based in Lancie, which includes 32 hectares of vines in Fleurie (6 hectares), Morgon (1 hectare) and Beaujolais Villages (18 hectares), although for completeness I have also included his more “rebellious” cuvees, which are labelled as “Vin de France,” and are worth looking out for if you happen to be in France. The grapes are picked by hand, vinification is whole bunch and Gilles uses semi-carbonic maceration for up to 25 days. Gilles wines are well-crafted, bright and for want of a better word, “joyous” Beaujolais wines that represent great value."
FLEURIE 13 RAOUSSET
RAOUSSET 2013 FLEURIE
Item: #333233
Bottle Size:750ML
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This purple, garnet Fleurie is a treat. The nose delivers loads of cherries with a hint of tar. On the palate it is quite powerful and offers luscious raspberry and plum cherry aromas. <Read More...
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FLEURIE 13 VISSOUX CHERMETTE
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The style of the Domaine du Vissoux wines is distinctive. Mouth filling, broadly textured, rich and luxurious, they pack an enormous amount of flavor into low-alcohol packages. The Read More...
wines often have notes of milk chocolate and nut oils, which contribute to their rich character. Yet, these Beaujolais are by no means simple or "fruit bombs." They have a good deal of complexity and the ability to age.
FLEURIE 14 CHIGNARD
CHIGNARD 2014 FLEURIE LES MORIERS
Item: #333771
Bottle Size:750ML
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ROBERT PARKER 90-92 POINTS : The 2014 Fleurie “Les Moriers” has more fruit intensity on the nose compared to the 2013, with ebullient red cherries Read More...
and vibrant strawberry scents. The palate is medium-bodied with a fleshy opening. There is good depth here, a fine line of acidity with quite a solid, tannic finish that really shows the terroir. Readers should look forward to this Beaujolais once in bottle. I met young Cédric Chignard when I visited Château Thivin this year. He told me that he commenced working at the estate from 1998, initially working alongside his father Michel up until 2007. Located in Fleurie with a majority of the vines located in “Les Moriers,” four generations of the family have tended vines that cover around seven hectares. There is also a plot in Juliénas in the “Beauvernay” that was inherited from his grandmother on the maternal side of the family. Cédric picks his fruit by hand and practices a traditional Beaujolais vinification. “In 2013 I picked the grapes later,” he told me. I asked what differences he found between the two most recent vintages. “There is more intensity in 2014, but I find more freshness in 2013.” These are excellent wines: clean and pure, occasionally Burgundy-like on the nose despite the traditional fermentation, his Fleurie surfeit with mineralité and tension. They come highly recommended for any Beaujolais and especially Fleurie aficionados. Les Moriers is the favored site in the grand cru appellation Fleurie. Chignard is considered its master vintner. Pretty to the nose, luscious on the palate, our unfiltered blend is one of the masterpieces in our portfolio.
FLEURIE 14 ROILETTE
CHATEAU ROILETTE 2014 FLEURIE
Item: #333931
Bottle Size:750ML
$18.99
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The Clos de la Roilette, in the village of Fleurie, covers nine hectares of one of the best slopes in the Beaujolais Crus. The clos has an eastern exposure, borders the Moulin-à-Vent appellation, Read More...
and produces wines that are beautiful when young and have the capacity to age 5-10 years, depending on the vintage.

A.O.C Fleurie Soil: manganese granite and clay Grape: Gamay Age of Vines: 30-40 years old Vinification: Semi-carbonic maceration with submerged hat, temperature control and native yeasts, then aged in large oak foudres.
MORGON 11 ALIANE COTE DU PY
ALIANE 2011 MORGON COTE DU PY
Item: #333313
Bottle Size:750ML
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This has dark, almost glowing color of young Gamay, and wonderful fruits of mulberry/plum fruit with flecks of violet, clove and mineral. This comes from 35-55 year old vines planted Read More...
in volcanic soils. It is hand picked and hand sorted, fermented with natural yeast and given 12 months in oak with 10% new. Beaujolais still delivers a lot for the fare and this is a friendlier version that displays all the charm of the vintage.

MOULIN A VENT 14 DIOCHON 375ML
BERNARD DIOCHON 2014 MOULIN-A-VENT V.V. 375ML
Item: #345276
Bottle Size:375ML
$11.99

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MOULIN VENT 11 CH MOULIN VENT
CHATEAU MOULIN-A- VENT 2011 MOULIN-A-VENT
Item: #334081
Bottle Size:750ML
$35.99
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MOULIN VENT 12 YOHAN LARDY
DOMAINE YOHAN LARDY 2012 MOULIN A VENT
LES MICHELONS
Item: #333564
Bottle Size:750ML
$21.99
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In 2011, Yohan LARDY came back to his native village of Fleurie after spending almost one year in Chile working for an estate during harvest and winemaking. Yohan is 27 year old, Read More...
he obtained a BTS Viti-Oeno in Mâcon-Davayé, he is completely passionate by winemaking. In 2011, he decided to buy 2 hectares of vines in Moulin à Vent, the lieu-dit “Les Michelons”, one of the best terroir of the appellation, on the top of the hill, very steep with a southern exposure. One part of the vines were planted in 1911 and the other part in 1950. 2012 is his first vintage.

This well-balanced wine has typical aromas of violet, roses with an emphasis on fruit, very spicy (cinnamon) and floral notes. The mouth is full, well rounded, displaying berries and cherries notes, roses, a long finish with soft tannins. Pair with grille red meat, lamb legs, games.
MOULIN VENT 14 DIOCHON
DIOCHON 14 MOULIN-A-VENT "VV" BEAUJOLAIS
Item: #381715
Bottle Size:750ML
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"Diochon’s muscular red may not be as immediately accessible as the other crus, but it will change any preconceived notions you may have about Beaujolais. Deep, dark aromas of earth Read More...
and blackberries put a powerful spin on quaffability." -Importer


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