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 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 Winesmore
Bottle 75cl £19.60
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....more
Bottle 75cl £19.60
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 wouldnt hesitate to decant and drink...more
Bottle 75cl £20.15
Bottle 75cl £20.15
Bottle 75cl £20.75
Bottle 75cl £10.74
Seductive softly spoken Burgundian toast aspect with just a miniature, delicate, swathe of butter. Then a touch of sweet vanilla, purest citrus with a grapefruit tinge and bundles of energy. Bursting minerality and acidity beams and shines carrying the wine on a wave of limey purity that even a lime would be jealous of. Tingling in its vivacity and drive....more
Magnum 150cl £131.20
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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