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.
There is no better example of what pure liquid minerality tastes like than the 2009 Ermitage l?Ermite Blanc. Tasting like a cocktail made of crushed granite intermixed with white flowers, citrus oil, pear and quince, this wine possesses majestic concentration, great acids, phenomenal purity and a finish that lasts over a minute. Like its two siblings, it is a compelling...more
Bottle 75cl £402.68
This wine is made from a selection of Chapoutier¿s oldest Marsanne(some more than 100 years old) situated at the top of the Hermitage hill,behind the chapel, in a place named the Ermite with very poor granitic andshallow soils where there is no alluvium deposited by the Rhône River.The very poor, granite soil therefore yields powerful, more austere winesthan those from...more
Bottle 75cl £422.68