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.
One of the outstanding whites of the vintage, Alix's Corton Charlemagne is intensely mineral on the nose with a linear flintiness and a tense core of chilled lemon. At this stage the palate is reluctant to show its full hand but the complexity and depth is more than apparent. Minerality is the most abundant character right now but the delicate...more
Bottle 75cl £120.68
The eponymous vineyard grows on very poor granitic and shallow soils surrounding the chapel of ¿Ermite¿ at the top of the hill of Hermitage. The age of the vines averages over 80 years. This wine is the most individual statement in the Hermitage appellation, and the most prized for followers of M. Chapoutier¿s grandest of crus. L¿Ermite traditionally produces the...more
Bottle 75cl £121.68