French Wines

A selection of wines from France

If asked to choose just one Country from which we have to source all of our wines, how many of us would choose France? Our strong French range backs up this sentiment offering a heady concoction of world-class wine from entry-level to exclusive and premium Bordeaux. Following two difficult harvests France had another challenging vintage in 2014. The summer brought cloudy and wet weather, but the vintage was saved by very warm September. Resulting in larger than usual harvest.

 

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Alsace is set for a classic vintage, with good acidity especially for Riesling and Pinot Gris. But Gewürztraminer was a challenge. Although benefited from a very warm late summer burst of weather. It won't be a classic vintage and Cabernet Sauvignon will be a better bet than early ripening Merlot, for which you will need to choose your suppliers carefully. Thankfully, Estelle Roumage’s wonderful wines at Château Lestrille show the benefits of her expertise. Almost unbelievably, Burgundy had hail for the third consecutive year, resulting in reduced yields in Mersault, Volnay, Pommard and Beaune. In the Loire valley some vineyards are still recovering from the devastating hailstorm of 2013. Here a good early summer was followed by a long period of rain and overcast conditions. Tricky conditions, but are brilliant new Sancerre from Domain de la Villaudiere shows what can be done. The good news from the Rhone Valley was that, while yields were low and in and quality inconsistent, there were some excellent whites and some of the Reds are outstanding. Over in the Languedoc, the indefatigable Gerard Bertrand managed, as ever to make some excellent wines-try one of his Naturalys organic wines such as the barnstorming Syrah to see for yourself.

French Wines

A selection of wines from France

If asked to choose just one Country from which we have to source all of our wines, how many of us would choose France? Our strong French range backs up this sentiment offering a heady concoction of world-class wine from entry-level to exclusive and premium Bordeaux. Following two difficult harvests France had another challenging vintage in 2014. The summer brought cloudy and wet weather, but the vintage was saved by very warm September. Resulting in larger than usual harvest.

 

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Alsace is set for a classic vintage, with good acidity especially for Riesling and Pinot Gris. But Gewürztraminer was a challenge. Although benefited from a very warm late summer burst of weather. It won't be a classic vintage and Cabernet Sauvignon will be a better bet than early ripening Merlot, for which you will need to choose your suppliers carefully. Thankfully, Estelle Roumage’s wonderful wines at Château Lestrille show the benefits of her expertise. Almost unbelievably, Burgundy had hail for the third consecutive year, resulting in reduced yields in Mersault, Volnay, Pommard and Beaune. In the Loire valley some vineyards are still recovering from the devastating hailstorm of 2013. Here a good early summer was followed by a long period of rain and overcast conditions. Tricky conditions, but are brilliant new Sancerre from Domain de la Villaudiere shows what can be done. The good news from the Rhone Valley was that, while yields were low and in and quality inconsistent, there were some excellent whites and some of the Reds are outstanding. Over in the Languedoc, the indefatigable Gerard Bertrand managed, as ever to make some excellent wines-try one of his Naturalys organic wines such as the barnstorming Syrah to see for yourself.