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.

15 Item(s)

  1. Mas Janeil Rose Sans Soufre

    Very pale salmon hue with mineral, lifted and precise nose developing aromas of gooseberry and stone fruit. Learn More

    £19.95
  2. Mas Janeil Le Petit Pas Rouge, Côtes du Roussillon

    Beautiful garnet red colour. Intense, elegant nose with notes of fresh fruit mixed with spice, gradually developing hints of liquorice and smoke. On the palate, the intense flavours mingle with a smooth structure, and plump, well-integrated tannins. Good length and freshness make this a pleasant, very drinkable wine! Learn More

    £12.95
  3. Côtes du Rhône Villages Chusclan Rouge, Laudun Chusclan

    Ripe cherries and strawberries, with a sweet tannic structure giving a soft and elegant mouthfeel. Learn More

    £11.95
  4. Croix des Champs, Sauvignon de Touraine

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

    £11.95
  5. Château La Tuilerie des Combes, Lussac St. Émilion

    Concentrated fruits of the forest on the nose, and a dense palate reminiscent of black cherries and chocolate with pretty notes of liquorice and eucalyptus. Learn More

    £17.75
  6. Francois Lurton Fumees Blanc 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
  7. Mas Janeil Hauts Janeil Syrah Grenache

    Attractive deep red colour. Concentrated nose of black fruit, liquorice, complemented by fresh notes of strawberry and raspberry. Learn More

    £10.95
  8. Clos des Paulilles Banyuls Rimage, Domaine Cazes (50cl bottle)

    Decadently sweet, fruity and full-bodied yet beautifully balanced. Learn More

    £19.95
  9. Mas Janeil Rouge, Côtes du Roussillon

    Stunning, rich, robust Languedoc red - figs, liquorice, herbs and smoke! Learn More

    £19.95
  10. Côtes du Rhône Villages Laudun Blanc, Laudun Chusclan

    Nose characterised by a bouquet of white fruits (pear) and white flowers (acacia and citrus). Delicate freshness and minerality on the palate Learn More

    £11.95
  11. Saumur Rosé La Cabriole, Cave de Saumur

    Fuller and more vinous on the palate than many rosés, with plenty of flavour. Learn More

    £10.95
  12. Fleurie La Bonne Dame, Jean Tête

    Forward and fruit driven, overflowing with cranberry and raspberry. Learn More

    £15.95
  13. Mas Janeil Hauts Janeil Grenache Blanc

    Pale yellow robe, green highlight. Complex nose, notes of white flowers, peaches and citrus. Learn More

    £10.95
  14. 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