France is one of the worlds biggest producers of wine and despite a decline in domestic consumption the country still leads the way in terms of quality and presitge. Wine laws can be very strict and producers are limited from region to region with restrictions on permitted grape varieties, yields and irragation being common throughout the country. France's labelling terms have been changed recently (from 2012 vintage onwards) and now are a little easier to understand. 'Vin de France' has replaced 'Vin de Table' and refers to any wine from any region, although now it is permitted to include the vintage and grape variety. 'Indication Géographique Protégée' (IGP) has replaced the 'Vin de Pays' designation and becomes the middle tier in terms of quality and guarantee of origin. Finally Appellation d'Origine Protégée (AOP) replaces the former AOC labelling and remains essentially the same.
A Bordeaux-style red from the Margaux appellation. This is bursting with black fruits, bal..
€78.00 Ex Tax: €63.42
Blend of 80% Merlot, 13% Cabernet Franc and 7% Cabernet Sauvignon that is aged for 12 months in 25% ..
€23.95 Ex Tax: €19.47
An impressive wine from Chateau La Gaffeliere which is bold in flavour with notes of black fruits, c..
€42.50 Ex Tax: €34.55
A reliable and concentrated Bordeaux with god fruit extraction and a deep purple colour. Great value..
€30.99 Ex Tax: €25.19
A Bordeaux blend of 44% Merlot, 39% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Cabernet Franc & 2% Petit Verdot. Th..
€43.50 Ex Tax: €35.37
This Rhone blend is rich, savoury and powerful. It is drinking very well now, but would also reward ..
€56.00 Ex Tax: €45.53
Clos des Menuts is a good - keeping wine which is round and full bodied with delicate tannins. A ver..
€31.00 Ex Tax: €25.20
Daniel-Etienne Defaix is a traditional style producer with some of the best vineyard plots in Chabli..
€75.00 Ex Tax: €60.98
Single vineyard Puligny Montrachet that offers great value. Everything one would expect from a produ..
€64.00 Ex Tax: €52.03
The Domaine Avéla owns one of the smallest vineyards in the Languedoc region (4Ha) and is run..
€58.00 Ex Tax: €47.16
Beautiful 100% Roussanne wine, coming from sand and gravel soil. Bottled after 24 months.
€60.00 Ex Tax: €48.78
Unusually, there is no Syrah in the blend – For 2009 it is 75% Mourvèdre with 25% Grena..
€40.00 Ex Tax: €32.52
A blend of Carignan, Grenache with a touch of Syrah that is rich, spicy and balsamic whilst sti..
€34.00 Ex Tax: €27.64
Fixin wines are delicate in colour and have an excellent structure in which tannins usually play a d..
€42.49 Ex Tax: €34.54
Wines from the Fixin villages of Burgundy are very robust anddevelop their bouquet over time as they..
€45.99 Ex Tax: €37.39
A stunning and complex styled Pinot Noir, 100% aged in new oak, but this has the depth and presence ..
€169.99 Ex Tax: €138.20