A country like no other is synonymous with fine wine. France is a dazzling collection of terroirs, styles and price points. Too many to mention, France is home to some of the most recognisable and loved wine regions in the world. Having defined and helped shape some of the finest wine regions in the world, it is undeniable that France’s influence extends far beyond its regional boundaries. While classic regions like Bordeaux, Burgundy or Champagne, amongst others, continue to be the standard-bearer of fine wine production, the country is also rediscovering some of its lesser-known regions. The recent success of Provence, the Loire or the South West, testifies to the diversity, richness and heritage of winemaking in France.
Bottle 75cl £87.28
A real success, this has a bouquet of bright mulberries and ripe blackberries with a slight animal tone. The palate possesses darker cherries and bramble notes but there is some superb minerality that lingers leaving a slight chalky texture alongside some exotic smoky, spice notes on the finish. It is delicious, intense and charming and has great acidity. All the...more
Magnum 150cl £176.36
Just under 1 hectare of this prized vineyard, it has virtually no soil but is comprised of crumbly limestone. The wine is coiled and saline, with a chalky, smoky complexity over the dark crunchy mineral depths, black tea and pure, driven acidity. Very long, complex and beautifully structured. Very moreish! Drink from 2023.Armit Winesmore
Bottle 75cl £88.68
This wine has a slightly different label, “Leflaive & Associés” as it comes from purchased grapes. The vineyard in question is high up on the hillside on the Saint Romain side and faces east. The soils are thin and chalky, characteristics which are expressed in this wine which is lifted and pure. The 2017 has a refreshing lime note and...more
Magnum 150cl £90.36