A very sophisticated Grand Village blanc. Really impressive. Plenty of concentration and intensity yet fresh, lively and vibrant. Driving mineral core and an impressively long finish. This offers astonishing value.more
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 most widely planted variety 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 varieties are Chardonnay and Sémillon.
Bottle 75cl £15.85
Bottle 37.5cl £16.08
Case 12 x 37.5cl £97.56
Bottle 37.5cl £8.13
An harmonious blend of 93% Merlot with 7% Cabernet Franc, this is a very attractive, medium to full bodied wine with ripe plum aromas mingled with sweet wild herbs and hint of lavender. Refreshing red plum flavours, with darker forest fruit notes developing as the wine evolves, are balanced by a lively freshness and a fine mineral quality which runs...more
Bottle 37.5cl £8.33
Bottle 75cl £16.67
This is a wonderful expression of the unique profile of Chardonnay produced in Jura. Comprising perfectly balanced green and red apple, a hint of sweet, almost cinnamon spice and an underlying walnut character the LEtoile is a beautifully unique wine. A fine backbone of acidity lifts what is a rounded and textured palate to provide a real depth of flavour...more
Bottle 75cl £17.13
Rich and powerful with lovely weight of elegant fruit, this is magnificently complex and satisfying wine. A bouquet of tropical honeyed fruits with hints of wild flowers and truffles is followed by a rich palate balanced by an energetic acidity which leads to a long and mineral finish.more
Bottle 75cl £17.60
Bottle 75cl £17.64
Bottle 75cl £15.13 £8.86