FRANCE

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.

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2017 Bourgogne Cuvee des Forgets

Domaine Patrick Javillier

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An attractive wine with lovely length, from vineyards with clay soils, there is white fruit in abundance on the nose.  Generous pear and juicy citrus flavours are balanced by lively acidity. This is a super charged Bourgogne Blanc from the newly created Bourgogne Côte d'Or appellation. Drink from 2019.Armit Wines

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2017 Bourgogne Blanc

Domaine Marc Morey

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2017 Chablis

Domaine William Fèvre

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This is a classic Chablis produced from Domaine fruit with pure lemon zest and yellow grapefruit flavours combined with hints  of thyme overlaying a flinty minerality. It has more richness and complexity than you would expect from a village Chablis. Drink from 2019.Armit Wines

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2016 Cuvée des Forgets Bourgogne Blanc

Domaine Patrick Javillier

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Bottle 75cl £19.18

Case of 6 £115.08

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A classic Bourgogne Blanc in the style of Meursault with apricots, lemon rind and hints of toast. It is made up of parcels within Meursault that totals 2.25 hectares with vines averaging 25 years old. As Allen Meadows of Burghound said, “This is a very good Bourgogne.” Burghound

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2013 Gewurztraminer Dirstelberg

Agathe Bursin

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Agathe Bursin's Gewurztraminer Dirstelberg has an enveloping bouquet of wild flowers mingled with exotic notes of rose petals and lychee. The palate is perfectly balanced with silky fruit characters, a lively freshness and warming notes of spice on the finish.

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2016 Marquis de la Prade Merlot

Le Prieuré St Severin

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Bottle 75cl £9.64

Case of 12 £115.54

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2017 Princesse Viognier

Vignals

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Bottle 75cl £9.68

Case of 12 £116.14

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2017 Chablis

Domaine Sébastien Dampt

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Bottle 75cl £19.68

Case of 6 £118.08

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The village Chablis comes from several parcels all of which add intensity and character to the wine. The 2017 has an aromatic bouquet of white flowers with a vibrant palate of green apples balanced by an energetic mineral freshness and a hint of white pepper. Perfect from release. Armit Wines

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2017 Bourgogne Pinot Noir

Domaine Michel Lafarge

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From prime vineyards located just under the Volnay Villages, this wine has aromas of redcurrants and briary summer fruits, and  attractive sweet berry flavours on the palate. Frédéric describes it as “a little Volnay”. Drink from 2019.Armit Wines

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2013 Rouge

Domaine Puech Noble

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Bottle 75cl £19.68

Case of 6 £118.08

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A blend of 70% Syrah with 15% Mourvedre and 15% Grenache, the 2013 Puech Noble is rich and spicy on the nose with hints of lavender and dried flowers. On the palate, juicy dark fruit flavours are underlined by refreshing redcurrant and cassis characters. Notes of leather and a seasoning of black pepper on the finish add depth and complexity....

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2013 Rouge, Domaine Puech Noble

Bottle 75cl £19.68

2012 Les Anciens (Carignan)

Chateau Maris

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Bottle 75cl £20.24

Case of 6 £121.38

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2012 Sylvaner Grand Cru Zotzenberg

Domaine Boeckel

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Bottle 75cl £20.24

Case of 6 £121.38

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Grassy and floral with spicy lift. Stone fruits and lemon flesh. This is taut, intense and long with excellent concentration, direction and drive. The ripe fruit which is characteristic of Zotzenberg is perfectly balanced by surging minerality and crisp, bright acidity. This will reward cellar time but is already lovely to drink and I wouldn’t hesitate to decant and drink...

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FRENCH WINE

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.

Buy from our diverse selection of French wine online today.

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