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 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
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
An east to south facing vineyard with deep calcerous soils, the 2017 a very expressive wine with mouthwatering white peach and ripe green apple flavours. There is some real concentration here combined with lovely freshness which suggests good ageing potential. Drink from 2018.Armit Winesmore
Bottle 75cl £16.25
The Côte de Léchet vineyard has a mix of kimmeridgean clay and chalk soils which results in a wine of lovely concentration and a little more generosity on the nose. On the palate the wine greets you with a really fresh acidity and a saline mineral edge balanced by green apples and fresh citrus fruits. Drink from 2018.Armit Winesmore
Bottle 75cl £22.10
An east to south facing vineyard with deep calcerous soils, this wine has a refined mineral character which is typical of this vineyard. The 2016 has an intense lime and grapefruit flavour leading to a long and persistent finish. It could do with a little bit more ageing. Drink from 2018.Armit Winesmore
Bottle 75cl £22.10
A vineyard with a southerly exposure allows the grapes to ripen well. A very appealing wine with an attractive bouquet of white flowers and stone fruits, the palate has intense citrus flavours with juicy notes of grapefruit and lemon and just a hint of sweet apricots. Drink from 2018.Armit Winesmore
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 £138.66
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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