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. Domaine de la Janasse, Côtes du Rhône Rouge

    One of the southern Rhône valley’s finest producers, Janasse’s Côtes du Rhône puts other’s Châteauneuf du Pape to shame. Learn More

    £13.95
  2. Blason d'Issan Margaux, Chateau d'Issan

    A beautiful Margaux to enjoy now and over the next five years or longer.   Delicious, succulent, quite powerful yet silky-textured. Learn More

    £39.50
  3. Les Mougeottes Malbec IGP Pays d'Oc

    A rich palate of blackberry fruit with a spicy smokiness and a nice grip on the finish. The perfect match for barbequed food. Learn More

    £9.95
  4. Château Camarsac Bordeaux Supérieur

    There are notes of red and black fruits and with undertones of sweet spices such as cinnamon and clove Learn More

    £15.95
  5. Fitou Les 4 Vents Red, Domaine Cazes

    The palate offers intense notes of ripe fruit, spices, leather. Learn More

    £14.95
  6. Black Cherry Merlot, Les Vignerons de la Vicomte

    Dark red fruit flavours (black cherry, blackcurrant) on the palate, well balanced with soft tannins and a really long finish with spicy notes. Learn More

    £9.75
  7. Domaine Brusset Gigondas 'Les Hauts de Montmirail'

    Hints of chocolate and blackberry and a rounded, powerful palate with mouthfilling fruit. Learn More

    £34.50
  8. Domaine Brusset, Cairanne 'Les Travers'

    Concentrated and very elegant with ripe, spicy, red and black fruits. Learn More

    £16.95
  9. Domaine Brusset, Côtes du Rhône

    Smooth and approachable with notes of ripe raspberries and spice. Learn More

    £11.95
  10. Moulin d'Issan, Château d'Issan, Bordeaux Supérieur

    A bargain from Margaux Third Growth, Château d'Issan. Absolutely delicious - soft, silky and succulent yet dry and savoury. Learn More

    £19.95
  11. Domaine Yves Cuilleron, St. Joseph Les Pierres Sèches

    Elegantly perfumed with raspberry, violet and black pepper. Learn More

    £26.50
  12. Chateau Phelan Segur Saint Estephe, Chateau Phelan Segur

    Indulgent fruit, intense and compelling, with an elegant structure of silky tannins. Learn More

    £49.50
  13. Les Mougeottes Cabernet Sauvignon IGP Pays d'Oc

    A spicy and warm cabernet, with hints of coffee and plenty of ripe dark fruit. Learn More

    £9.95
  14. Origine Desmirail, Château Desmirail, Margaux

    Spice and black cherry, with hints of leather and tobacco. Learn More

    £34.50
  15. 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
  16. Leduc Malbec IGP Pays d'Oc

    A rich, fruit forward style with bags of blackcurrant and plummy fruit and a hint of spice. Learn More

    £9.50
  17. Domaine Brusset, Ventoux 'Les Boudalles'

    Supple, elegant and harmonious - very moreish! Learn More

    £10.95
  18. Domaine des Prés Lasses Faugeres

    Vibrant spiced raspberry aroma, velvety roundness, herbal flavours and a silky finish Learn More

    £18.25