France

France will always occupy a special place in our portfolio, being where it all began for us back in 1983. There is not, and will never be, anywhere quite like France:  eccentric, idiosyncratic and unswervingly confident as it is in the ability of ‘terroir’ and tradition to continue to produce the world’s best wine in the face of ever-increasing competition.

The French are immensely proud of their heritage and with a winemaking history stretching back over 2000 years this is hardly a surprise. Yet while many remain close to their roots, the dynamism, passion and energy we find amongst this country’s winemakers is unprecedented and is increasingly reflected in the quality and diversity of the wines. And after thirty-five years we are still astonished by the extent of variety that France has to offer.

We are also surprised at just how many of France’s best winemaking regions, especially those of the Languedoc-Roussillon and the South West, remain oddly undiscovered, and continue in our mission to bring ever more exciting varieties from little known areas to your attention.

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  1. François Lurton Fumées Blanches Sauvignon Blanc

    Pale yellow colour brilliant, with some green reflections. Intense aromas citrus of lemon are revealed at first nose and then fresh notes of boxwood and mint mingle with the mango. Learn More

    £11.75
  2. Réserve de Lucien Lurton White, Bordeaux

    Pale lemon in colour with a pronounced fruity nose. Learn More

    £11.95
  3. Graves Blanc, Château des Gravières, Graves

    An amazing wine for the extremely modest price, combining zesty pink grapefruit aromas with succulent, rounded texture and sumptuous flavours. Learn More

    £12.95
  4. Château Favray, Pouilly Fumé

    A lush, grassy, dry white with depth of fruit and superb balance. Learn More

    £17.50
  5. Domaine des Vieux Pruniers, Sancerre

    Delicate mineral notes of chalk and slate with plenty of melon and citrus fruits. Learn More

    £17.95
  6. Château Sainte Marie 'Vieilles Vignes', Entre-Deux-Mers

    Pink grapefruit and gooseberry; mouthwatering, with a lovely, lingering finish. Learn More

    £11.95
  7. Francois Lurton Fumees Blanc Sauvignon Gris Rose

    A typical colour of a Gris wine; very pale, a slightly salmon colour. A seductive bouquet with intense and delicate aromas of jasmine, juniper berries, lemon and peach. Learn More

    £11.75
  8. Le G de Château Guiraud, dry white Bordeaux

    An amazing, immediately delicious yet complex dry white wine from the First Growth Sauternes producer, Château Guiraud. Full-bodied, yet with fabulous freshness and zest. Learn More

    £19.95
  9. Croix des Champs, Sauvignon de Touraine

    This wine is rich, well balanced, and delicious on the palate. Learn More

    £11.95
  10. Sauvignon de Touraine, Domaine de Pierre

    Outstanding and excellent value. Beautifully fresh, with some complexity: spring flowers, fresh mint, capsicum, pea pod, citrus fruit. Yum! Learn More

    £12.95
  11. Domaine Franck Millet, Sancerre

    Leafy and aromatic, this is a classic herbaceous and lemony Sauvignon Blanc from Sancerre. Learn More

    £19.95
  12. Alain Cailbourdin Pouilly Fumé Cuvée du Boisfleury

    Clean, fresh wine with light elegant nose. Citrus and herbaceous palate with long finish. Learn More

    £19.95