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.
Les Lys is a north facing vineyard on the top of the hill which results in attractive, fragrant wines with subtle citrus characters. The palate is elegant and refined with notes of freshly squeezed lemons and green apples underscored by an enlivening mineral character. Drink from 2018.Armit Winesmore
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Produced from 89 year old vines, the same age as Michel Lafarge himself, this wine has a fruity bouquet with notes of sweet plums, bright cherries and briary forest fruits. Raspberries and redcurrants on the palate are underscored by lovely freshness. Drink from 2019.Armit Winesmore
The Côte de Léchet has a mix of kimmeridgean clay and chalk soils which results in wine with lovely concentration and a little more generosity. The 2017 has a persistent aroma of green citrus fruits and white flower blossom. On the palate fresh stone fruits are balanced by a really fresh acidity which leads to an incredibly long finish. Drink...more
Bottle 75cl £24.08
A blend of 64% Sauvignon Blanc and 36% Semillon, this is the best Grand Village Blanc we have ever tasted. The aromas are persistent and refreshing with complex notes of white flowers and lively citrus fruits with just a hint of elegant spice. Mouthwatering lemon and lime flavours on the palate mingle with delicate floral characters and a lovely chalky...more
Bottle 75cl £13.18
Magnum 150cl £159.68
Purity, bright vibrancy and focused definition belie this Champagne’s age. This is beautifully crafted, seamless blend of apple and fig, undercut by lemon and pink grapefruit. It has a brilliant brushstroke of chalky minerals which linger on the finish. For something so delicate and nuanced, this has a remarkable character which has benefitted from its magnum bottling. Presented in a...more
Magnum 150cl £159.68
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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