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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2016 Sancerre Rosé

Fernand Girard

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Bottle 75cl £15.94

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Made from 100% Pinot Noir grapes, this is a delicate style of Sancerre Rosé which has a fresh, mineral and peachy aroma lifted by vibrant, zesty scents. There are notes of redcurrant and soft raspberry on the clean and linear palate which leads to a long and elegant finish. A real thing of beauty, this is delicious on its own...

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2015 Vouvray Le Haut-Lieu Demi-Sec

Domaine Huet

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Bottle 75cl £32.08

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This fantastically scented demi-sec has a softly accented aroma of pink grapefruit, white peach and lemon peel. There is a delicate nature to this wine whose texture is gentle, silken and incredibly pure. With impeccable balance, the softness and acidity combine to a thrilling finish which simply crackles with energy and finesse. A really remarkable wine that is hard to...

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Grande Réserve Brut

Beaumont des Crayères

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Bottle 75cl £32.18

Case of 6 £193.02

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Grande Réserve is the perfect accompaniment to the party season. Dominated by Pinot Meunier this is an easy drinking, red berry style which offers very good value for money.

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Bottle 75cl £16.18

Case of 12 x 75cl £224.16

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You could be forgiven for thinking this is a 2009 vintage GV, such is the richness, density and openness of the nose. There is an incredibly attractive array of blackberries, blackcurrant, figs and toffee all complemented by a lovely mineral finish. The mouth watering palate is ripe and juicy, exuding luscious dark fruit and excellent acidity. A mix of stony...

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Expression Brut, Gift Box

Champagne Geoffroy

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Bottle 75cl £32.44

Case of 6 £194.58

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2014 Les Champs Libres, Bordeaux Blanc

Château Lafleur

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Case 3 x 75cl £195.24

Case of 3 x 75cl £152.04

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2016 Savigny Les Beaune Aux Grands Liards

Domaine Simon Bize

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Case 6 x 75cl £196.08

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A really savoury, earthy, umami nose leads to crunchy black briar fruits and a taut, refined structure underpinned by a firm mineral driven core. Crisp and coiled, yet still introvert, this promises bountiful pleasure if given time. Drink from 2021.Armit Wines

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2015 Vouvray Le Haut Lieu Moelleux

Domaine Huet

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Bottle 75cl £32.68

Case of 6 £196.08

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Thrilling and bright in its nervy youthfulness; green apple is to the fore on this elegantly scented Moelleux – the apogee of the Huet style. This bright, crunchy fruit is accompanied by notes of white flowers and subtle, soft sweet lemon meringue undertones. The palate has a chalky, sweet density but has that hallmark lightness of touch and vein of...

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2018 Vouvray Le Haut Lieu Moelleux

Domaine Huet

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Bottle 75cl £32.68

Case of 6 £196.08

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2017 Sancerre Rosé

Fernand Girard

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Bottle 75cl £16.60

Case of 12 £199.00

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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.

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