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
Bottle 75cl £24.08
Bottle 37.5cl £12.34
Very elegant, complex and attractive on the nose with notes of stone fruit, apricots and acacia honey with delicate floral characters in the background and a hint of spice. The palate is wonderfully harmonious and refined with beautifully integrated, ripe stone fruit flavours and a refreshing, persistent acidity which runs energetically through to the finish.more
Bottle 37.5cl £12.34
Produced from a south facing parcel at the extreme south of Les Vaillons with good sun exposure, this unique wine is vinified in a single concrete egg to give an extra layer of complexity. The shape of the egg creates a circulating effect for the lees while the porosity of the surface allows for micro-oxidation, like a barrel but without...more
Bottle 75cl £25.08
Produced from a south facing parcel at the extreme south of Les Vaillons, this unique wine is vinified in a concrete egg to give an additional layer of complexity. The shape of the egg creates a circulating effect for the lees while the porosity of the surface allows for micro-oxidation like a barrique but without any woody characters. The beautifully...more
Bottle 75cl £25.08
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.
Buy from our diverse selection of French wine online today.