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.

14 Item(s)

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Maison Saturnin Rouge, IGP Gard, Laudun Chusclan

    Dominated by aromatic red fruit on the nose and concentrated red fruit flavours on the palate. Learn More

    £8.95
  4. Fleurie La Bonne Dame, Jean Tête

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

    £15.95
  5. Domaine Lucien Boillot, Gevrey-Chambertin

    A richer style of Gevrey with lovely intensity and complexity of flavours. Learn More

    £49.50
  6. D'Arboras La Faille Organic, Domaine du Causse

    Jammy aromas and spicy nuance with an intense structure. Learn More

    £23.50
  7. Gevrey-Chambertin, 1er Cru Les Cherbaudes, Domaine Lucien Boillot

    Deep red black with a lovely expressive nose of strawberries and cherries fruit. Very mineral and floral, perfumed and fresh. Learn More

    £89.50
  8. 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
  9. Mas Janeil Rouge, Côtes du Roussillon

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

    £19.95
  10. 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
  11. Pommard 1er Cru Les Fremiers, Domaine Lucien Boillot 2015

    Succulent berry fruit and slight vegetal flavours gives way to silky soft tannins and excellent depth and concentration. Learn More

    £74.50