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.
The name originates from Middle Ages when the winegrowers of the Lot produced Vin Noir or Black Wine..
€80.00 Ex Tax: €66.12
The Brut Rose is a relatively new addition to the Krug range having been introduced in 1983. This is..
€339.99 Ex Tax: €280.98
A minerally, taut style of Champagne with delicious flavours of pear, lemon preserve and toast. Cris..
€46.99 Ex Tax: €38.83
A classic rosé Champagne that is the yardstick against which most others are measured. LP Ros..
€90.00 Ex Tax: €74.38
A blend of Viognier, Rousanne & Grenache Blanc. A delicious floral aroma, notes of hon..
€25.00 Ex Tax: €20.66
The fantastic non-vintage from Louis Roederer. This is a structured wine with freshness, a live..
€60.00 Ex Tax: €49.59
100% Melon de Bourgogne lees aged in underground vats for 108 months. Powerful aromas of pear and ap..
€26.00 Ex Tax: €21.49
This vintage variation is aged on lees for 66 months. The fresher vintage of this varietal gives aro..
€26.50 Ex Tax: €21.90
One of the greatest Chardonnay-led Champagnes. Belle Epoque tastes as good as it looks, and this 200..
€160.00 Ex Tax: €132.23
One of our favourite rose Champagnes. This is consistently good from vintage to vintage. Smooth and ..
€68.99 Ex Tax: €57.02
The house style at Pol Roger is all about elegance and most of their Champagnes contain a high propo..
€46.00 Ex Tax: €38.02
All of Potel-Aviron's wines are sourced from old vines making them more intense and fuller bodie..
€18.00 Ex Tax: €14.88
Wonderful classic style Fleurie from one of Beaujolais' most revered producers. Fresh and fruity..
€18.50 Ex Tax: €15.29
A truly excellent Chardonnay from the best villages in the area of Macon, Burgundy.
€19.00 Ex Tax: €15.70
An incredibly well balanced Beaujolais, showing creamy blackberry and black cherry notes, enlivened ..
€22.00 Ex Tax: €18.18
Interesting white Chardonnay from vines with a minimum age of 40 years, in clay and limestone s..
€31.00 Ex Tax: €25.62