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Expression de Granite, Domaine de L'Ecu

Appel on Wine: Great Muscadet, from mineral-rich Loire Valley, worth a search | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

“Great Muscadet is available, and great Muscadet approaches the realm of great wine. Great Muscadet is the strangest normal white wine I know, expressing tremendously complex flavors and aromas, many of which stay outside the sphere of linguistically renderable. And great Muscadet costs less than $20 a bottle.” These are not my words, nor are […]

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Encuvage raisins

Harvesting Gamay and making Beaujolais at Domaine de Boisfranc

Winemaker Thierry Doat produces a wonderfully clean Beaujolais on his family estate in Jarnioux, France. It seems that with every vintage, the price of small producer Beaujolais, especially those grown organically, climb a little bit higher. The Beaujolais that I cut my teeth on in France was clean, complex, and far less expensive than what […]

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Chaumont, Givry, Blanc

Guy Chaumont’s Givry, from the Côte Chalonnaise

100% Chardonnay from Burgundy’s Givry appellation, farmed organically and raised in a combination of new and used French oak barrels.  Chaumont’s Givry combines elegant white and stone fruit flavors with an undertone of lemon zest and a suggestion of flint that provide a backbone for all sorts potential pairings.  Classically, soft white cheeses like Camembert […]

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Domaine St. Anne

Domaine Sainte Anne Rouge, Bordeaux

Domaine Sainte Anne, owned by Patrick and Maryse Boudon, is part of the larger Vignoble Boudon, a winery founded by Patrick’s grandfather in 1920 in the Entre-Deux-Mers region of Bordeaux. The Boudon vineyard has been certified organic since 1963 and was the first organic vineyard in the Bordeaux region. The Boudon’s produce classic-style Bordeaux wines […]

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Domaine Sainte Anne, Blanc, saint Anne,

Domaine St. Anne Blanc, Bordeaux

Domaine St. Anne, owned by Patrick and Maryse Boudon, is part of the larger Vignoble Boudon, a winery founded by Patrick’s grandfather in 1920 in the Entre-Deux-Mers region of Bordeaux. The Boudon vineyard has been certified organic since 1963 and was the first organic vineyard in the Bordeaux region. The Boudon’s produce classic-style Bordeaux wines […]

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Ortho label

Domaine de l’Ecu Expression d’Orthogneiss, Muscadet

The Bossard family has been producing wine in Muscadet for five generations. Guy Bossard and his wife, Annie Thuaud, produce award winning wines from their forty-two acre estate in the town of Le Landreau in Brittany on France’s Atlantic coast. Their vineyards are in the heart of the Sèvre et Maine district, the most renowned […]

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Granite label

Domaine de l’Ecu Expression de Granite, Muscadet

The Bossard family has been producing wine in Muscadet for five generations. Guy Bossard and his wife, Annie Thuaud, produce award winning wines from their forty-two acre estate in the town of Le Landreau in Brittany on France’s Atlantic coast. Their vineyards are in the heart of the Sèvre et Maine district, the most renowned […]

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Bossard-Thuaudback Sparkling

Domaine de l’Ecu Cuvée Ludwig Hahn NV Brut

The Bossard family has been producing wine in Muscadet for five generations. Guy Bossard and his wife, Annie Thuaud, produce award winning wines from their forty-two acre estate in the town of Le Landreau in Brittany on France’s Atlantic coast. Their vineyards are in the heart of the Sèvre et Maine district, the most renowned […]

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Faust NV carte d'Or

Serge Faust “Carte d’Or” Non-Vintage Brut, Champagne

Information and tasting notes from the Importer: Serge Faust’s Champagne is made from organically grown grapes in Vandières, on the Marne River in the Champagne district of France. His twenty acres of vines are nourished and protected only with natural elements. The result is a grape fully balanced with the sugar and acid necessary to […]

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