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.
This crunchy, elegant Champagne is the ultimate expression of Geoffroy's prized Pinot. It wears its elegance with modesty, displaying a delicate golden delicious perfume combined with a superb lifted crunch. It is long and extremely textural but stand beautifully on its own as an aperitif. Armit Winesmore
Bottle 75cl £37.10
Produced from equal parts of old Pinot Noir and Gamay vines, there is an impressive level of fruit on the nose with a lovely touch of sweet spice and savouriness. The palate displays a good mix of red and dark berries supported by a good structure of fine tannins and refreshing acidity resulting in a surprisingly complex experience and a...more
Bottle 75cl £19.33
A notch up in intensity from its Haut-Lieu sibling; pink grapefruit and bergamot vie for attention here. This Clos du Bourg Moelleux is so complex and thrilling, it envelopes the senses in orange blossom, patisserie, melon and spice. If it weren’t for the fantastic acidity, the concentration here would be almost liqueur-esque in depth, but that nervy energy comes through...more
Bottle 75cl £38.68
As JB said when we tasted together, “No comment, it is great”. Many a true word said in jest. The Le Mont Moelleux is exceptional and has a long life to come. Rich texture leads in to a massive wave of green apple and spice. It is supported by minerality, freshness and smokey, savoury inflections. This is a wine with...more
Bottle 75cl £38.68
The most widely planted variety of French wine 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 French wine varieties are Chardonnay and Sémillon.
WINE FROM FRANCE
From the full-bodied red Cabernet Sauvignons of Bordeaux and crisp white Sancerres of the Loire, to fine French sparkling wines from Champagne and beyond, start sampling our diverse French wines lists today.
FRENCH WINE REGIONS
The variety of conditions between, and even within, the main French wine regions, is what makes wine in France so diverse and exciting. From Champagne in the north, whose cooler climate necessitates labour intensive processes to produce their renowned sparkling wines, to Bordeaux in the west, home to around 10,000 French wine producers. Select robust reds from Rhône, fresh whites and sparkling wines from the Loire Valley. Or revel in the warmth of the Mediterranean coast, where sun-drenched vines produce fruity reds and refreshing rosés from Languedoc-Roussillon and Provence in the South of France.
Our selection of French wines has been curated from all corners of this wine loving country.
FRENCH WINE PRODUCERS
Armit Wines is proud of the relationship we’ve built with some of the most revered French wine producers in the country. Sample French wine’s rising stars like Agathe Bursin from Alsace, or explore more established producers of wine in France. The Guinaudeau family, producers of Château Lafleur and Château Grand Village are famed for the quality of their Bordeaux Supérieur and Bordeaux Blanc wines. While Domaine Huet is one of the greatest producers of single-vineyard Chenin Blanc from the Loire Valley. We are also delighted to be the exclusive UK agency for the wonderful Champagne Gimonnet.
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