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-two years we are still astonished by the extent of variety France has to offer.

We are also surprised just how many of France’s best winemaking regions, especially thoseof 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. Odé d'Aydie, Madiran

    This wine is a deep, intense red. Elegant on the nose, with aromas of black fruits (blueberry and blackberry) dominating the hint of spice. A remarkable fullness on the palate, with layered tannins and roundness. The long finish has a delicate vanilla edge. A delightful wine, both powerful and elegant. It can easily be kept for 8 to 10 years.

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    £13.95
  2. Variation, Domaine de Montvac, Vacqueyras

    Generous body with currants and prunes with a fine, smooth finish. Learn More

    £28.50
  3. Châteauneuf-du-Pape Réserve des Oliviers, Maison Favier

    Succulent to begin with, balanced by fine tannins and good acidity Learn More

    £26.50
  4. Château Nicot Rouge, Bordeaux

    Supple on the palate with good structure and substance, lifted by gorgeous red fruit and spicy notes. Learn More

    £11.25
  5. Domaine Yves Cuilleron, Côte Rôtie, La Madinière

    Deeply concentrated, tight and seriously well structured. Learn More

    £50.00
  6. Domaine de la Janasse, Châteauneuf du Pape Tradition

    From one of the superstar estates of the southern Rhone Valley. Learn More

    £39.50
  7. Domaine de la Janasse, Châteauneuf du Pape Chaupin

    Rich and dense but fresh and stylish, with a lively mineral quality and solid ripe acidity. Learn More

    £52.50
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