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. Chateau Belingard Rouge Bergerac

    Nice, tasty Bergerac. Great Bordeaux alternative at a smart price. Learn More

    £10.95
  2. Syrah IGP Collines Rhidaniennes, Charles Helfenbein

    A lovely deep colour of purple and garnet red. Ripe dark fruits and warming spices on the nose with a fleshy mouthfeel and surprisingly long, savoury bitter-chocolatey finish.  

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    £11.95
  3. Brézème Cotes du Rhône, Charles Helfenbein

    Medium-bodied, soft, and silky with notes of smoked meat, violet, olive, and pipe tobacco. A deft balance of acid and tannin on the finish. 

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    £16.75
  4. 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
  5. Domaine Maillard Père et Fils, Bourgogne Pinot Noir

    Extremely complex with nuances of mature fruit, minerality and herbaceous spice with fine tannins and an elegant, lively finish. Learn More

    £15.95
  6. Magnum of Chateau Bertinat Lartigue Saint Emilion

    Deliciously soft and elegant merlot with plum fruits and firm structure.

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    £35.00
  7. Les Mougeottes Pinot Noir IGP Pays d'Oc

    We don't think we've ever tasted a sub ten pounds French Pinot Noir that offers more rewarding drinking, and better value than this Southern French beauty.

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    £9.95
  8. Les Archeres Carignan Vieilles Vignes

    Soft round palate, hints of black currants with nice complexity. A full flavoured easy-drinking classic of the Languedoc. Learn More

    £8.25
  9. Le Rouleur, Carignan Vin de France

    A bright cherry red colour packed with red berry aromas and hint of nutmeg. The palate is full-bodied and fruity. Learn More

    £7.25
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