On March 25th, Chambers Street Wines and Louis Dressner Selections held their 17th annual tasting and benefit for Partners in Health.
Partners in Health is an international medical organization “committed to improving the health of the poor and marginalized” in 12 countries.
The tasting featured 22 winemakers from France, Italy, Germany and Portugal pouring their artisanal wines grown in the most “natural” way, that is avoiding chemical treatments and with as minimal intervention as possible.
This year the tasting was held at Racines restaurant located at 94 Chambers Street in lower Manhattan. The event was in the afternoon and was crowded with people who as I, were able to taste many interesting natural wines from off the radar producers.
Some of what I sampled:
2016 Immich-Batterieberg Riesling “Ellergrub” (Mosel)
2015 Domaine de la Pepiere Muscadet “Clisson” (Loire)
2015 Domaine du Closel Savennieres “Clos du Papillon” (Loire)
2014 Julien & Francois Pinon Vouvrey Brut (Loire)
2015 Domaine Beliviere Jasnieres Coteaux du Loir “Vielles Vignes Eparses” (Loire)
2016 Fredrik Filliatreau Samur-Champigny (Loire)
2016 Damien Coquelet Morgon “Cot de Py” (Burgundy)
2014 Kewin Descombes Morgon “Vielles Vignes” (Burgundy)
2015 Louis Benoit & Violetta Desvignes Morgon “Cotes de Py Javernieres” (Burgundy)
2014 Romeo del Castello Etna Rosso “Vigo” (Sicily)
2015 Arianna Occhipiniti Terre Siciliane Nero D’Avola “Siccagno” (Sicily)
2015 Nusserhof Sudtirol Lagrein Kretzer Rosato (Trentino-Alto Adige)
2013 Nusserhof “T” Teroldego (Trentino-Alto Adige)
2015 Foradori Vigneto delle Dolmaiti Teroldego “Granato” (Trentino-Alto Adige)
2015 Fonterenza Rosso di Montalcino “Alberello” (Tuscany)
2011 Fonterenza Brunello di Montalcino (Tuscany)
2011 La Stoppa Emilia “Macchiona” (Emilia-Romagna)
2016 Vignetto Saetti Lambrusco “Il Cadetto” (Emilia-Romagna)
2016 Vignetto Saetti Lambrusco “Rosso Viola” (Emilia-Romagna)