Discover the classic wine regions of France with this fantastic selection
Picpoul de Pinet Saint Peyre – Languedoc (white) – A unique variety from the Languedoc region of southern France. You will commonly find Picpoul in restaurant & cafes all around the region. Intensely fresh and fragrant, with notes of cut grass and vibrant citrus. The ultimate summer wine and a perfect partner to salads and light seafood dishes.
Domaine du Chardonnay Petit Chablis – Burgundy (white) – Chablis is a region in the northernmost point of the famous region of Burgundy in Central Eastern France. All Chablis wines are made with 100% Chardonnay grapes and typically unoaked. The wines are fresh and fragrant with a long mouthfeel and are great food wines.
Thierry Delaunay Touraine Sauvignon Blanc – Loire (white) – The Touraine region is part of the greater Loire department of France that spans from France’s Atlantic west coast inland as far as Sancerre in Central France, The wine regions all can be found along the meandering Loire river. Touraine is famous for expressive Sauvignon Blanc wines that can be similar in style to New Zealand examples.
Fleurie Cru Beaujolais, Henry Fessy – Beaujolais – Beaujolais is a region to the south of Burgundy and produces almost exclusively redf wines made from the ancient Gamay grape. The wines are considered to be very easy to drink and can range from very light to more structured. Gamay is an aromatic red variety with light floral notes and a distinct cherry and raspberry flavour. Fleurie is considered to one of the better Cru (Cru means better quality vineyard site) area of the Beaujolais region.
Cotes du Rhone St Esprit, Delas Freres – Rhone (red) – The Rhone valley is located at the foothills of France’s southern Alps. The region runs north to south with the southern areas dominated by Cotes du Rhone vineyards that surround the famous area of Chateauneuf du Pape. This wine is a blend of Syrah (shiraz) and Grenache. Typically the better Cotes du Rhone examples such as St Esprit would have a higher proportion of Syrah grapes in the blend. The result is a dark coloured earthy wine with notes of oak and warm spice.
Chateau Grand Verdus Bordeaux Superior Rouge – Bordeaux – One of the most iconic wine regions in the world. Red wines from this region are typically made from a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon & Merlot grapes. This wine is made by a 4th generation wine family based in the Entre Deux Mers region of south east Bordeaux, close to the famous Roman town of St Emilion. This wine is a good example of youthful and early drinking Bordeaux red. Carefully hand harvested grapes are vinified separately and blended to create a medium/full bodied palate of bramble fruits and notes of vine leaf and earth. Very well balanced.