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French Wines

Whatever those pesky historians may tell you, France will always be considered the home of wine. Wine is so engrained in this country that we are surprised that their motto has not been updated to “Liberté, egalité, fraternité, vinosité”. It was l’Hexagone that introduced the world to terroir (the sense of place of wine), which gave birth to wine laws and wine regions as we now know them today. And they didn’t stop there; they are the biggest wine producing nation on the planet, offering a diversity of wine that is unparalleled...From the glamour of Champagne to the almost Germanic Alsace, from the elegance of Burgundy to the power of the Rhône and the south, from the delicacy of Provence rose to the richness of their dessert wines, from the famous reds of Bordeaux to the equally famous whites of the Loire, it may sound clichéd, but there is something for everyone “en France”.

And who is the biggest importer of French wine? Us, the UK, that’s who. So although they may give the impression that they don’t care what you think (with their aloofness and their “bof!”), deep down they do.  But if asked what our favourite thing about France and its wine is, we’d have to say their hand gesture to suggest that someone else is maybe a little drunk (this is done by making a fist and holding it to the centre of your face, as if singing into a microphone with your nose, and then twisting clockwise). Everything about French wine is cool.

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  • Rhonea Cotes du Rhone Rose 2018

    Rhonéa Côtes Du Rhône Rosé 2018 - *Web Exclusive*

    £12.00

    £12.00

    Sometimes, we feel rosé gets a hard rap, which may seem weird considering that during the summer months our stores requ...
  • Amelie Malbec 2017

    Amelie Malbec 2017

    Now £8.75

    Was £10.75

    £8.75

    We could say of Malbec grown in France; "the prodigal son returns!" However, we only recently learnt that 'prodigal,' is...
  • Amelie Malbec Rose - French Rose Wine

    Amelie Malbec Rosé 2017

    Now £8.75

    Was £10.75

    £8.75

    A delicate salmon pink rosé with alluring summer fruit and grapefruit aromas, a fresh and vibrant palate of strawberrie...
  • Rhonéa Ventoux Passe Colline Rosé

    Rhonéa Ventoux Passe Colline Rosé 2018

    £10.00

    £10.00

    Colline was a discerning woman, she'd tut when served caviar with anything other than a bone spoon, she would often send...
  • Rhonéa Les Mots du Vin Rosé

    Rhonéa Les Mots du Vin Rosé 2018

    £9.00

    £9.00

    Some wines just speak to you; some whisper sweet nothings, some tell you tales of their home and others are so complicat...
  • Fleur du Thénac Rouge French Red Wine

    Fleur de Thénac Rouge 2014

    £16.00

    £16.00

    Weirdly Thénac is famous for the Lascaux Caves (faded graffiti of fat horses), truffles (a fungus that is a fa...
  • Famille Perrin Cairanne 2016

    Famille Perrin Cairanne 2016

    £14.50

    £14.50

    What we love about the wines of Cairanne is most people have no idea what the heck it is. “Is that a Gaelic female nam...
  • Chateau De Ciffre St Chinian 2016

    Château De Ciffre St Chinian 2017

    £10.00

    £10.00

    It can be demanding work being vegan; people are constantly trying to feed you stuffed peppers, Mo Farah is always on...
  • Bougrier Sauvignon Blanc 2017 Vegetarian White Wine

    Bougrier Sauvignon Blanc 2018

    £8.75

    £8.75

    It is a truth universally acknowledged that you have to go to the New World to get really good value in the classic F...
  • Chateau de la Roulerie Anjou Chenin Blanc Wine France

    Château de la Roulerie Anjou Chenin Blanc 2018

    £11.00

    £11.00

    Steeped in exciting history, this wine is like a really good Brontë novel, or maybe a Dan Brown. Dating way back...
  • Château Sissan Cadillac Côtes de Bordeaux 2015

    Château Sissan Cadillac Côtes de Bordeaux 2016

    £10.00

    £10.00

    Don't just reserve your decanter for special occasions; nearly all wines will benefit from the special treatment. How...
  • Château Gloria Saint Julien French Red Wine 2012

    Château Gloria Saint Julien 2014

    £45.00

    £45.00

    Balanced. Firm. Smoky. Heady. Herby. Fruit-forward. Subtle. These are just words. Or are they? What is a word? Can a ...
  • Chateau Teyssier Montagne Saint-Emilion Red Wine France

    Château Teyssier Montagne Saint-Emilion 2013

    £17.00

    £17.00

    Have you seen the film Searching for Sugarman? If not, then we recommend you do; it's a masterpiece, but it means thi...
  • Diane de Belgrave Haut-Médoc 2012

    Diane de Belgrave Haut-Médoc 2012

    £19.00

    £19.00

    A classic Bordeaux from fifth growth Château Belgrave in Haut-Médoc. A wine of depth, class and smoothne...
  • Gewurztraminer Hunawihr French White Wine

    Gewurztraminer Hunawihr 2017

    £13.75

    £13.75

    You may have heard of tea picked by monkeys and coffee defecated by civets. Those are nothing, this is an exotically ...
  • Menetou Salon Henry Pellé 'Les Bornés' Sauvignon Blanc 2015 Vegetarian White Wine
    From the producer who almost single-handedly put Menetou-Salon on the map as a serious competitor to its big-name nei...
  • Bourgogne Pinot Noir Nuiton-Beaunoy Red Wine

    Nuiton-Beaunoy Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2015

    £14.00

    £14.00

    Sometimes tasting notes can seem so far-fetched you wonder whether the writer is actually taking you for a ride. If w...
  • Bougrier Sancerre 2016 Vegetarian White Wine

    Bougrier Sancerre 2018

    £17.00

    £17.00

    This wine is so fist-thumpingly fresh, so buttock-clenchingly minerally, so eye-poppingly citrusy that, if you try it...
  • Ségla Margaux French Wine

    Ségla Margaux 2012

    £44.00

    £44.00

    Château Rauzan-Ségla has an incredibly long and colourful history, dating back to 1661 and featuring Very I...
  • Mas Las Cabes Rouge 2017 Red Wine France

    Mas las Cabes Rouge 2017

    £11.00

    £11.00

    A wine that Mother Earth herself would be happy to promote. Your conscience can enjoy bonus points, as every last dro...
  • Tydy Sauvignon Blanc French White Wine

    Tydy Sauvignon Blanc 2018

    £10.50

    £10.50

    Winemaker Thierry Delaunay exemplifies the best of the new generation of French wine makers and, while appreciating t...
  • Pascal Jolivet Attitude Sauvignon Blanc White Wine

    Pascal Jolivet Attitude Sauvignon Blanc 2013

    £13.00

    £13.00

    'Less is more', the saying goes. But we're not so sure. Is one scoop really better than two? Would we rather a two da...
  • Domaine Schistes Cuvée Tradition French Red Wine 2011

    Domaine Schistes Cuvée Tradition 2011 *WEB EXCLUSIVE*

    £15.00

    £15.00

    Addressing ourselves to the obscure Lledoner Pelut grape that makes up most of this wine* In the words of David Bowie...
  • Miraval Provence Rosé 2017 Vegetarian Wine

    Miraval Provence Rosé 2017

    £20.00

    £20.00

    One of the most famous Rosé's in the world! An exclusive wine from the estate of Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt, t...
  • Justin Girardin Pommard Red Wine Burgundy France

    Justin Girardin Pommard 2016

    £36.00

    £36.00

    A great Burgundy worthy of its reputation. An intense bright red colour , a powerful nose. The mouth is round and ample ...
  • Marchand Tawse Corton French Red Wine

    Marchand Tawse Corton Grand Cru 2013

    £65.00

    £65.00

    With a cellar potential of up to 20 years this wine must look a bit like a young Bob Dylan-expressive yet possessing ...
  • Marchand Tawse Clos Vougeot Burgundy Red Wine

    Marchand Tawse Clos Vougeot 2011

    £110.00

    £110.00

    The source of this great wine comes from within the unique, walled vineyard of Clos Vougeot. The Cistercian monks enc...
  • Potel-Aviron Bourgogne Aligote 2017 Vegetarian White Wine

    Potel-Aviron Bourgogne Aligote 2018

    £12.50

    £12.50

    Bourgogne Aligote is a white wine from the well known Burgundy region in France. The grapes are mechanically harveste...
  • Potel Aviron CoBo French Red Wine

    Potel-Aviron CoBo 2018

    £11.00

    £11.00

    A truly refreshing and fruity Gamay based wine from master winemaker's Stephanie Aviron and Nicolas Potel. Through us...
  • Remoissenet 'Renommee' Pinot Noir 2014 Red Wine

    Remoissenet 'Renommee' Pinot Noir 2014

    £19.00

    £19.00

    The Renommee is a Burgundy red wine produced solely from Pinot Noir grapes, giving its medium cherry red colour. On t...
  • Remoissenet Puligny Montrachet White Wine France

    Remoissenet Puligny Montrachet 2016

    £50.00

    £50.00

    An exceptionally fine wine, with fresh ripe fruit, refined elegance and the steely backbone of acidity, a classic Pul...
  • Justin Girardin Bourgogne Blanc Chardonnay

    Justin Girardin Bourgogne Chardonnay 2016

    £15.75

    £15.75

    A classical Burgundy white wine from vineyards in Santenay showcasing consistence and finesse in abundance. The Bour...
  • Chateau Cesseras 'Cuvee Olric' Minervois 2016 Vegetarian Red Wine

    Château Cesseras 'Cuvée Olric' Minervois 2016

    £11.50

    £11.50

    Minervois is a region that has been making wine as far back as the Romans and beyond. In fact, the name derives from ...
  • Domaine de Coudoulet Pinot Noir 2018 Vegetarian Red Wine

    Domaine de Coudoulet Pinot Noir 2018

    £11.00

    £11.00

    Sometimes wine makers of yore would blame a poor crop yield on the Harrowingly Hairy Harvest Hobgoblin. The story goes ...
  • Domaine de Coudoulet Viognier 2018

    Domaine de Coudoulet Viognier 2018

    £11.00

    £11.00

    Roses and red, violets are blue, try this wine when you can't afford Condrieu.' In other words, this silky white wine gi...
  • Pouilly-Fumé Petit Fumé 2017 White Wine

    Pouilly-Fumé Petit Fumé 2017

    £18.50

    £18.50

    This is called ""Petit"" Fumé but it is anything but a ""petit vin"". This comes as no surprise, as Sebastien ...
  • Domaine Huet Vouvray Le Mont Demi-sec 2015

    Domaine Huet Vouvray Le Mont Demi-Sec 2016

    £34.00

    £34.00

    Limestone isn't just good for building things with, it can also be great for growing stuff in too! Especially grapes....
  • Chateau Carignan Cadillac 2009 Red Wine

    Château Carignan Cadillac 2012

    £15.50

    £15.50

    They might seem a fairly austere, old-fashioned lot, but Bordelais(es) tick with hidden passion. On the outside they ...
  • Justin Girardin Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2016

    Justin Girardin Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2016

    £16.00

    £16.00

    Winemaking is a lot more sciency than you might think. It involves complicated stuff like pre-fermenting, pigeage, pu...
  • Pouilly Fume 'Pierre Louis' Guyollot Sauvignon Blanc 2015 White Wine
    Sports fans worldwide are familiar with the Gallic cockerel, but few know its significance. Nowadays, this national s...
  • Bougrier Touraine Sauvignon Blanc 2017 Vegetarian White Wine

    Bougrier Touraine Sauvignon Blanc 2018

    £10.00

    £10.00

    The family Bougrier were, by tradition, agricultural scientists. Their incredible achievements include the invention ...
  • Domaine Joel Delaunay Touraine Gamay 2018 Vegan Red Wine

    Domaine Joël Delaunay Touraine Gamay 2018

    £12.00

    £12.00

    Years ago, Touraine wine was transported from vineyard to market on barges, pulled along the river Loire by patient, ...
  • Domaine des Amphores Saint-Joseph 2016

    Domaine des Amphores Saint-Joseph 2016

    £20.00

    £20.00

    St Joseph Domaine Amphores, that's the domain of vases to us 21st Century folk. In ancient Greece, Amphora were often...
  • Famille Perrin Ventoux Rouge 2018

    Famille Perrin Ventoux Rouge 2018

    £8.75

    £8.75

    The vineyards of Famille Perrin are on the slopes of Mont Ventoux, which are in turn, on the slopes of the alps, like...
  • Chateau Meyney Saint-Estephe

    Château Meyney St Estèphe 2014

    £42.00

    £42.00

    It seems strange to suggest that a top end Bordeaux is a bargain. There are probably many things you associate Bordeaux ...
  • Château Mazeris Canon Fronsac 2015

    Château Mazeris Canon Fronsac 2015

    £17.00

    £17.00

    We like to think of the wines of Canon-Fronsac as the Samwise Gamgee of Bordeaux. Sure, it might not have the glamour...
  • Famille Perrin Cotes Du Rhone Villages French Red Wine 2016

    Famille Perrin Côtes Du Rhône Villages 2016

    £12.50

    £12.50

    Buying a wine is always a slight gamble, when you plunge in your corkscrew, you can't be completely confident what's ...
  • Domaine des Malandes Chablis 2017

    Domaine des Malandes Chablis 2017

    £19.00

    £19.00

    We've all experienced something atypical that totally paid off: in a fancy restaurant when you ordered the chef's las...

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