France benefits from a range of locations and climates that are suitable for growing wines, resulting in a diverse range of varieties and styles. Emphasis remains as much on tradition as technology, with particular significance placed on the expression of terroir. The finest wine-producing regions are Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne and Rhône.
Other significant areas include Alsace, Beaujolais, Chablis, Jura, Loire, and south west France. A predominantly red wine-producing country, less than a quarter of all wine consumed in France is white.
The most widely planted variety is Carignan, with other significant red varieties being Grenache, Merlot, Cinsaut and Cabernet Sauvignon. Ugni Blanc dominates the white grape plantings as the main variety used in the production of Cognac. The other principal white varieties are Chardonnay and Sémillon.
Bottle 75cl £16.65
Bottle 75cl £16.65
Beautifully pure, floral nose. On the palate a racy, energetic feel with nuances of stone fruit, acacia, brioche and underlying minerality. Lovely purity and vitality run like a vein through the wine, which has a long, crisp, slightly nutty finish. Exemplary Blanc de Blancs and great apéritif style.
Deliciously precise with high toned citrus fruit providing thrilling...more
Bottle 75cl £32.00 £25.00
Golden in colour with fine bubbles. Rich scents of biscuit, brioche, honey, yellow plum, grapefruit and butter. Citrus, plum and grapefruit flavours on the palate with zesty lemon peel, notes of honey and yeast, all underpinned with mouthwatering acidity. Elegant, fruity and rich, with a very long length.more
Bottle 75cl £27.50 £19.50
Bottle 75cl £8.50
The Clos du Canalet Vieille Vignes rosé is bursting with red fruit aromas of fresh raspberries and ripe red cherries on the nose. Juicy, mouthwatering cherries and cranberries on the palate with a hint of cherry blossom. This is focused with excellent fruit concentration and lively acidity.more
Bottle 75cl £7.19
This juicy wine has a beautiful cherry red colour. The nose shows an abundance of intense red berry fruit and hints of vanilla flavours. The palate is soft, full flavoured with a smooth easy drinking finish. This cuvee is an ideal partner to any meat dishes, roasted vegetables or cheeses. It is very easy to pair.more
Bottle 75cl £7.59