Chardonnay / Pinot Noir, France

Wine is being produced throughout France and has been done for over 2,500 years with certain Châteaux dating their history back to Roman times, around 6th Century BC. Ranking second in the world in per-capita consumption and first in total production quantity. More-so than the overall quantity of wine is the quantity of truly great wines coming out of France makes the nation the envy of wine-making nations worldwide.

Two concepts pivotal to the higher end French wines, in particular, are the idea of 'terroir' and the Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée (AOC) system. Terroir refers to the way the geography, geology and climate find their way into the glass, telling a story of the origin of the wine. The AOC was set up in 1935 and has the primary goal of protecting the authenticity of the wines and the livelihoods of the producers. Appellation rules strictly define which varieties of grapes and winemaking practices are approved for classification in each of France's several hundred geographically defined appellations, which can cover entire regions, individual villages or in some cases, like in Burgundy even specific vineyards.

Classic wine regions in France include Champagne (home of Champagne), Burgundy (Pinot Noir and Chardonnay), Bordeaux (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec, Petit Verdot), Alsace (Aromatic varietals), Loire Valley (Chenin Blanc, Crémant) and the Rhône Valley (Syrah, Grenache Mourvedre)

The Bordeaux classification of 1855 is still in use, as is the Sauternes and Barsac Classification of the same year. Wines from certain regions can be bought En Primeur, which is when the wine is sold prior to it being bottled.
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  1. VEUVE AMBAL VIN MOUSSEAUX ROSE NV
    Produced from Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes sourced from high density vineyard blocks of significant vine age up to 40 years. Fine and delicate in style, with aromas of strawberry, citrus, hazelnut and honeysuckle. The palate is quite dry with a ... Learn More
  2. MOET ET CHANDON IMPERIAL CHAMPAGNE NV GIFT BOX
    Moet & Chandon's most iconic Champagne and an absolute favourite around the world, Brut Imperial NV comprises over 100 different wines, with about 30% of them reserve wines, blended together to form this renowned house style which has been starting celebrations since 1869. With ... Learn More
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  3. CHAMPAGNE DRAPPIER 1ER CRU BRUT NV
    A blend of 60% Pinot Noir, 30% Chardonnay and 10% Pinot Meunier, only from Grand Cru and Premier Cru vineyards, this is exceptional quality Champagne for an unbelievable price! Offering notes of pear, hazelnut and subtle toasty spice on the nose, it follows ... Learn More
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  4. CHAMPAGNE AUTREAU BRUT 1ER CRU CHAMPAGNE NV
    Made from 40% Pinot Noir, 40% Pinot Meuneir & 20% Chardonnay from Premier Cru vineyards, and aged for two years in bottle before release. Deep aromas of fresh fruits and hint of nuts. The taste is full bodied and rich with fruit though elegant ... Learn More
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  5. CHAMPAGNE AUTREAU BRUT PREMIER CRU ROSE NV
    100% Premier Cru fruit. 85% Chardonnay lends an elegant floral character as well as grapefruit and melon, but the 15% Pinot Noir (blended as red wine) gives the ruby red colour and adds flavours of red berries and a savoury complexity. The family ... Learn More
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  6. CHAMPAGNE AUTREAU GRAND CRU CHAMPAGNE NV
    100% Grand Cru fruit. Pinot Noir & Chardonnay blend. The nose is a combination of ripe citrus fruits with a buttery overtone and flowery finish. The flavours are fresh and vibrant, of peaches, melons and raspberry with light hazelnut nuance adding depth ... Learn More
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  7. CHAMPAGNE JACQUINOT 'PRIVATE CUVEE' BRUT NV
    Jean-Manuel Jacquinot obtained a degree in Oenology at the esteemed University of Reims. After this he became trainee oenologist at the world famous house of Veuve Clicquot. Today, Jean-Manuel has over 20 years of experience in making Champagne, is a Member ... Learn More
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  8. DELAMOTTE BRUT NV CHAMPAGNE
    Simply one of the best NV Champagnes around, made by the famous Champagne Salon. ... Learn More
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  9. CHAMPAGNE DRAPPIER BRUT NATURE NV
    Only the juices from first pressing – the cuvées - are used. ... Learn More
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  10. LAHERTE FRERES 'ULTRADITION' CHAMPAGNE BRUT NV
    Biodynamic and organic - A fine and complex blending excellent for aperitif. "Bright, appley and fragrant, this feels fresh and easy to drink, buttressed by taut, lively acidity. It finishes with brightly citrusy fragrance, its tangerine-like flavors showing energy and ... Learn More
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    David Schildknecht
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  11. CANARD DUCHENE 'AUTHENTIC' BRUT NV
    GRAPES: 45% Pinot Noir, 35% Pinot Meunier, 20% Chardonnay. Intense aromas of fresh fruit typical of the Pinot varietals. Fruit aromas intermingle with pastry notes, a sign of excellent maturity. ... Learn More
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  12. HENRIOT 'SOUVERAIN' BRUT NV CHAMPAGNE
    A beautifully crafted wine of balance, fine mousse and pleasant complexity. Initially the nose is precise, expressive and refreshing, with notes of citrus and yellow fruit; floral fragrances (vine flowers, elderflowers) and pastry aromas (brioche, toast, grilled almond) follow. On ... Learn More
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  13. LOUIS ROEDERER BRUT PREMIER NV CHAMPAGNE
    "Louis Roederer Bruit Premier NV is a perennial favourite of mine. I love its biscuity character, its backbone and structure, which are more impressive than in virtually any other NV. But I do prefer to stash newly bought bottles away ... Learn More
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  14. LARMANDIER BERNIER 'LATITUDE' CHAMPAGNE BRUT NV
    "Appealing candied berry and citrus aromas. A hint of bread dough and mineral... Though rich, it's lively too, with a smooth texture and lingering finish." - Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator When to drink 2012 - 2015 ... Learn More
  15. CANARD DUCHENE VINTAGE 2008
    Vintage 2008 is based on a blend of Pinot Noir (36%), Chardonnay (32%) and Pinot Meunier (32%), from a number of different crus including Hautvilliers, Avize, Le Mesnil sur Oger, Ay, and Rilly-la-Montagne. Full of aromas of toast and orchard fruit compote. The wine ... Learn More
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  16. VILMART – RILLY-LA-MONTAGNE GRAND CELLIER NV
    Rich, toasty and opulent. Notes of almond and ripe yellow fruit with a precise minerality. Vilmart has obtained something of a cult status by Champagne lovers everywhere. It is seriously good for the price. A beautiful wine, but what of ... Learn More
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  17. CHAMPAGNE AUTREAU BRUT RESERVE GRAND CRU VINTAGE 2014
    100% Grand Cru fruit from the villages of Chouilly and Ay. Only produced in exceptional years, of which 2014 was most definitely one. Chardonnay dominant, showing gorgeous white flowers, green apple and sweet caramel popcorn. A small percent of Pinot Noir adds ... Learn More
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  18. CHAMPAGNE DRAPPIER 'CLAREVALLIS' ORGANIC EXTRA BRUT NV
    The history of the Drappier family began in the 13th century, when Saint Bernard built a block of flats in Urville for the Abbey Clairvaux. The all new cuvée from Maison DRAPPIER is called Clarevallis, a tribute to the ... Learn More
  19. CHAMPAGNE AUTREAU BRUT RESERVE GRAND CRU VINTAGE 2013
    100% Grand Cru fruit from the villages of Chouilly and Ay. Only produced in exceptional years, of which 2013 was most definitely one. Chardonnay dominant, showing gorgeous white flowers, green apple and sweet caramel popcorn. A small percent of Pinot Noir adds ... Learn More
  20. CHAMPAGNE DRAPPIER ROSE BRUT NATURE NV
    The Brut Nature Rosé is a cuvée which will delight lovers of freshness, minerality and purity. On the nose, very evocative of strawberry and raspberry with a floral note of rose petals. The palate recalls red fruits and is ... Learn More
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  21. GOSSET 'GRAND RESERVE' BRUT MV CHAMPAGNE
    Won "Grappe d'Or" in Guide Hachette (Top French Awards) - Best Wine of the year Tasted against 36,000 other wines. A complex, creamy, layered nose with icing sugar life. The palate has beautiful complexity and mouthwatering length, with flavours of biscuit ... Learn More
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    Robert Parker
  22. JACQUESSON 'CUVEE NO 742' NV
    At Jacquesson we are fortunate to have some exceptional terroirs, all Premiers and Grands Crus from La Grande Vallee de la Marne and the Cote des Blancs. Our viticulture relies on time-honoured principles, we use only the cuvee from each ... Learn More
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  23. JACQUESSON 'CUVEE NO 741' NV
    At Jacquesson we are fortunate to have some exceptional terroirs, all Premiers and Grands Crus from La Grande Vallee de la Marne and the Cote des Blancs. Our viticulture relies on time-honoured principles, we use only the cuvee from each ... Learn More
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    Mike Bennie
  24. PIERRE PAILLARD 'LES TERRES ROSES' GRAND CRU ROSE CHAMPAGNE NV
    Les Terres Roses is crafted primarily with Chardonnay and a small percentage of “Bouzy Rouge”, a still red wine made from old vine Pinot Noir. Stephan Reinhardt from Robert Parker says: “This is simply great and well-structured Rosé! You are ... Learn More
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  25. ONLINE CHRISTMAS PARTY PACK 2020 V1

    During the lead up to Christmas 2020, we're aware that things won't quite be the same as they have been in previous years (let's be honest- what isn't different this year!). Many restaurants and bars have tight restrictions on the ... Learn More

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  26. CHAMPAGNE JACQUINOT 'SYMPHONIE MILLESIME' 2009
    The nose is built on flavours of candied fruits, vanilla and toast. The trains of fine bubbles form a delicate mousse, this richness is confirmed on the palate with a long and oaky finish. 60% Chardonnay and 40% Pinot Noir, Serve at 8 ... Learn More
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  27. MOET AND CHANDON MINI ROSE TRIPACK	(3 x 200mL)
    3 mini bottles of Moet Rose Imperial beautifully boxed. The perfect gift for that someone special in your life. The most extrovert and seductive of the Moet & Chandon style. Lively, expressive, dominated by the scent of wild strawberries. Full bodied, zestful, ... Learn More
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  28. CHAMPAGNE DRAPPIER BRUT NATURE NV (MAGNUM 1.5L)
    Only the juices from first pressing – the cuvées - are used. Nose of freshly pressed black grapes, of red, white and citrus fruits. Ample palate with flesh of vineyard peach and bouquet of aromatic herbs. Small spicy notes in ... Learn More
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  29. VEUVE CLICQUOT VINTAGE 2012
    From the flagship Yellow Label, a full bodied marriage of style and finesse, to the award winning Vintage range, each wine beautifully epitomises the House style, with its trademark combination of power and elegance. Great ageing potential. ... Learn More
  30. VEUVE CLICQUOT VINTAGE ROSE 2012
    A blushing 2012 vintage rosé Champagne from this famous house. A core of Pinot Noir is supported by Chardonnay and Meunier grapes make up this elegant wine, with 11% of it aged in foudres (large wooden casks), bringing subtle spice to the ... Learn More
  31. LOUIS ROEDERER 'VINTAGE' BRUT 2012 CHAMPAGNE
    The immediate impression is velvety, creamy and elegant on the palate with a mineral freshness and vertical structure very typical of Pinots noirs from Verzenay. A deep, robust and complex juice where the fruit’s sun-drenched richness is counterbalanced by ... Learn More
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  32. GOSSET 'GRAND ROSE' NV CHAMPAGNE
    18/20 points - Decanter Magazine Chardonnay 56%, Pinot Noir 35%, with 9% still Pinot Noir from Ambonnay. Grand cru 80%, Premier cru 20%. Bright and complex with cranberry and strawberry dominating the nose. Lovely, fresh, creamy-nutty red fruits, with good acid structure. Delightfully fresh. This is ... Learn More
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  33. VEUVE CLICQUOT EXTRA BRUT EXTRA OLD NV
    In 2019, Veuve Clicquot unveiled a second blending to the Extra Brut Extra Old cuvée collection. Extra Brut Extra Old 2 is a complex, nuanced blend of eight of the House’s prestigious reserve wines - 1990, 1998, 1999, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2012, aged for a minimum ... Learn More
  34. DELAMOTTE ROSE NV CHAMPAGNE
    80% Pinot, 20% Chardonnay, with the Pinot component made in the saignee method, this is a powerful & intense wine from one of Champagne's oldest houses. Seductive, with a steady stream of copper-coloured bubbles. The bouquet shows lovely berry aromas. Mellow, soft and ... Learn More
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  35. CHAMPAGNE JACQUINOT 'HARMONIE MILLESIME' 2004
    Produced only in exceptional vintages, this wine showcases the perfect harmony of 80% Chardonnay and 20% Pinot Noir. Incredible complexity is achieved with an incredible 10 years of underground maturation in the Jacquinot Caves to reach perfection. ... Learn More
  36. CHAMPAGNE DRAPPIER GRAND SENDREE 2009
    The glass of Champagne Drappier was lifted by the hands of the greatest men. General De Gaulle, for example, was a fan of the estate's vintages. This success is mainly due to the application of winegrowers, from generation to generation, ... Learn More
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  37. CHAMPAGNE AUTREAU 'CUVEE 1670' GRAND CRU VINTAGE 2012
    100% Grand Cru fruit from the villages of Chouilly and Ay. The ultimate expression of the finest this family can produce, this is a hand-selection of the very finest cuvees from the vintage. Only produced in the most exceptional years, of ... Learn More
  38. CHAMPAGNE DRAPPIER GRAND SENDREE 2008
    2008 is one of the highest rated vintages in history for Champagne. Only the juices from first pressing – the cuvées - are used. Nose of freshly pressed black grapes, of red, white and citrus fruits. Ample palate with flesh of ... Learn More
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  39. GOSSET 'GRAND MILLESIME' VINTAGE 2006 CHAMPAGNE
    This is a wine that results from a blend of 55% Pinot Noir and 45% Chardonnay. The first nose is very fresh and expressive with notes of hawthorn, lilac, wild white flowers and fruit notes such as pear, plum and Mirabelle. The ... Learn More
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  40. CHAMPAGNE JACQUINOT 'PRIVATE CUVEE' BRUT NV (MAGNUM)
    Jean-Manuel Jacquinot obtained a degree in Oenology at the esteemed University of Reims. After this he became trainee oenologist at the world famous house of Veuve Clicquot. Today, Jean-Manuel has over 20 years of experience in making Champagne, is a Member ... Learn More
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    Bob Campbell MW
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