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. Alain Cailbourdin, Pouilly Fume, Triptyque

    Low yields from old vines give complexity to this rich, elegant Sauvignon. Learn More

    £35.00
  2. Domaine Laporte, Organic Sancerre Le Grand Rochoy

    A fine Sancerre of complexity, character and aging potential. Learn More

    £32.50
  3. Domaine Laporte, Sancerre Les Garennes, 2016

    Displaying a great aromatic persistence, Les Garennes offers notes of lily, vine and apricot. On the palate, delicate aromas of acacia flowers, pear and honey. Learn More

    £32.50
  4. St Romain Blanc, Domaine Lupé Cholet

    Full-bodied Côte de Beaune white with a lively freshness and expressive fruit. Learn More

    £34.50
  5. Domaine Louis Michel, Chablis Premier Cru Montée de Tonnerre

    The most outstanding Chablis Premier Cru - like a Grand Cru at half the price. Learn More

    £36.00
  6. Domaine Louis Michel, Chablis Premier Cru Forêts

    Absolutely classic Premier Cru, delicious now or keep up to five years. Learn More

    £33.50
  7. Trimbach, Gewürztraminer Cuvée des Seigneurs de Ribeaupierre

    You should try this even if you don't like Gewurztraminer - hands down, a great wine. Learn More

    £37.50
  8. Domaine Laporte, Organic Sancerre La Comtesse, 2015

    A wonderfully opulent style of Sancerre: rich, rounded and exquisitely expressive. Learn More

    £32.50
  9. Chablis 1er Cru Les Vaillons, Chateau de Viviers

    Very pretty green-gold colour. The nose is very fresh with white fruits notes and lemon, honey and aromatic herbs aromas. Mineral in the mouth, nervy and well balanced. Learn More

    £32.50
  10. Pouilly Fuissé, Domaine J A Ferret

    Fresh, vibrant, almost Champagne-like aroma of green fruit and cream.  Taut and lean: the flavour doesn’t hit you all at once, but rather eases its way across the palate in a controlled, tight, slow release.

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    £37.50
  11. Domaine Saumaize-Michelin, Pouilly Fuissé Clos sur la Roche

    Multi-faceted with a mineral edge. The finish stays full and stony, with a tang of citrus. Learn More

    £33.00
  12. Magnum of Sancerre La Reine Blanche, Domaine J Reverdy

    Double the drinking pleasure!

    Clean, pure notes of white flowers, quince, melon, and white peach are all present in this surprisingly opulent, fleshy, rather exuberant and flamboyant style of Sancerre, which is quite dry but surprisingly plush. Drink it over the next several years.

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    £35.00