FRANCE

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.

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2011 L'Etoile Savagnin

Domaine de Montbourgeau

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Bottle 75cl £27.60

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This wine has spent three years in barrel under a layer of flor protecting it from oxidation and giving a yeasty, pungent and almost spicy character to the wine. Rich and complex with defining salinity and minerality.

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2009 L'Etoile Savagnin

Domaine de Montbourgeau

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Bottle 75cl £27.64

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2009 Sancerre

Fernand Girard

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Bottle 75cl £13.84

Case of 12 £166.06

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2009 Sancerre, Fernand Girard

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2013 Pinot Noir Strangenberg

Agathe Bursin

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Bottle 75cl £28.20

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2011 Sancerre Rosé

Fernand Girard

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Bottle 75cl £14.14

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2014 Les Champs Libres, Bordeaux Blanc

Château Lafleur

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Bottle 75cl £56.60

Case of 3 x 75cl £169.80

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2016 Chablis 1er Cru Vaillons

Grégoire Bichot

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Grégoire Bichot also makes a small quantity of Chablis from a property he inherited from his grandfather. The 2016 has an expressive bouquet. On the palate, bright green plum and mouth-watering white peach flavours are balanced by a zesty citrus freshness.Armit Wines

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2012 Sancerre Rosé

Fernand Girard

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Bottle 75cl £14.60

Case of 12 £175.18

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2013 Bourgogne Passetoutgrains L'Exception

Domaine Michel Lafarge

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Case of 12 x 75cl £253.20

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Produced from equal parts of old Pinot Noir and Gamay vines, there is an impressive level of fruit on the nose with a lovely touch of sweet spice and savouriness. The palate displays a good mix of red and dark berries supported by a good structure of fine tannins and refreshing acidity resulting in a surprisingly complex experience and a...

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2016 Beaune 1er Cru Grèves Vigne de l'Enfant Jesus

Bouchard Père et Fils

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An expressive and richly textured wine with deep plum and cassis aromas, the 2016 seems smoother and darker than the 2015. On the palate, succulent ripe fruits and a hint of spice on the finish mingle with wild herbs and lavender. This wine will be delicious in a few years. Drink from 2018.

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2014 Côtes du Rhône Blanc Becassonne

Domaine André Brunel

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Bottle 75cl £14.90

Case of 12 £178.78

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The cuvée is characterized by hints of floral and exotic fruits. The 2014 vintage, less hot than the previous ones, coupled with a harvest made with no excess of maturity allow this wine to keep acidity and freshness necessary for enjoying its very aromatic and rich flavours.

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2012 Châteauneuf du Pape, Les Trois Sources

Domaine de la Vieille Julienne

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Bottle 75cl £29.90

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FRENCH WINE

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.

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