We are famous for our strong French portfolio and have so many amazing classic French wines on our list. We have chosen 6, 3 whites and 3 reds, from Bordeaux, Burgundy, Rhône and the Loire regions. Enjoy!
Sancerre Les Caillottes 2018, Jean Max Roger
The Roger family descends from a long line of winegrowers from the village of Bué dating back to the early 1600’s.We love the fresh, clean bouquets they achieve and the light but penetrating flavours.
Pale gold in colour with golden highlights. Intense, complex nose reminiscent of flowers (peony rose) opening up to fruitier notes of mango and lemon tart with a touch of meringue on the finish. Rich, round attack that fills the mouth giving way to increasing freshness on the mid-palate and ending on a pleasantly vivacious note. Flavours of yellow peach and poached apricots are strongly echoed on the palate
Food pairing: A lovely aperitif and also great pairing to shellfish and raw or cooked fish. It is also a good match for white meat and goat’s cheese.
Chassagne-Montrachet White 2017, Domaine Jean & Jean-Marc Pillot
Elegant, mineral and wonderfully long!
Rich ripe concentrated fruit (pear, apple, apricot and peach). Elegant and mineral. Good acidity and oak balance, peachy and toasty aromas, soft and creamy. Wonderfully long
Food pairing: Ideal with seafood, fish, charcuterie and goats cheese
Condrieu Côteaux de Brèze 2018, Domaine Louis Chèze
An elegant Condrieu with lovely purity and precision.
On the nose, complex aromas of apricot and honey. Firm and sharp attack, followed by a very balanced aromatic burst. Lovely purity. Very long finish on honey and mineral notes.
Food pairing: Ideal as an aperitif. Pairs beautifully with white meat, seafood and fish.
Château Belgrave 5ème Grand Cru Classé, Haut-Médoc 2010
Château Belgrave is one of the oldest Cru vineyards in the Médoc. An extremely elegant Belgrave wine, born of a vintage of great ageing potential.
“Fresh and rich with lots of sweet tobacco, spice and cooked plum character. Full body, velvety tannins and a clean and bright finish.” 92 Points, James Suckling January 2017
Food pairing: Perfectly matches red grilled or in sauce meat (roasted quails, beef fillet, rack of lamb with vegetables, duckling casserole, beef medallion with carrots and onions, spit hind), game (rolled fillet of hare with olives, roasted pheasant, pigeon in red sauce…), mature cheeses (cantal vieux, mimolette, gouda, Saint Nectaire, Salers, Morbier
Gevrey-Chambertin 2016, Domaine Harmand-Geoffroy
Father and son run this 9 hectares domaine which has been in the family since the end of the 19th century. They are always in the pursuit of elegance and finesse and are constantly seeking to improve their methods, whilst maintaining principles of sustainability.
Powerful but elegant. Rich and Fruity aromas.
Food pairing: A great partner of guinea fowl, chicken, duck, rack of lamb or a simple steak (no heavy sauces. Also good partner with cheeses (not pungent)
Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge 2015, Domaine Pierre Usseglio et Fils
This first-class Domaine is now run by Pierre Usseglio’s sons Jean-Pierre and Thierry. The excellent terroir, old vines and generations of craftmanship have resulted in wines of the highest quality.
A very powerful but elegant wine. A concentrated and structured wine that is made for ageing.
“The 2015 Chateauneuf du Pape is a blend of 75% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 10% Mourvèdre and 5% Cinsault, half aged in oak, half aged in concrete. Like all of Thierry Usseglio’s wines, this is massively ripe, with plummy, spicy notes underscored by a creamy mouthfeel and richly tannic finish.” 92 Points, Wine Advocate, Joe Czerwinski, October 201
Food pairing: A great pairing to charcuterie, red meat, game, a mushroom fricassee and cheeses