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. DOMAINE LOUIS MICHEL CHABLIS 1ER CRU 'MONTEE DE TONNERRE' 2016
    An exceptional quality 1er Cru Chablis from an extraordinary producer and site, this is quickly becoming one of the best value Burgundies imported into Australia each year. Equal Highest Scoring Chablis in 2016 - Decanter Magazine After airing, this wine presents ... Learn More
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  2. 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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  3. DOMAINE AF GROS BOURGOGNE HAUTES COTES DE NUITS 2018
    There has been a sorting table at the family winery since 2008, after which the grapes are destemmed but not crushed. The grapes are given a short cool maceration, then fermented with more pumping over than punching down, with the juice ... Learn More
  4. CHATEAU GLORIA 2016 (BONDED - EN PRIMEUR)
    The 2016 Gloria is a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot and 7% Cabernet Franc. "This is a little more backward and broody compared to the Saint-Pierre and indeed its Saint Julien peers, demanding more coaxing from the glass. It almost ... Learn More
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  5. 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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  6. DOMAINE AF GROS MOULIN A VENT 2018
    A unique wine, and not a typcal Beaujolais. This Gamay sourced from the region it treated in much the same way as a Burgundian Pinot Noir. With zero carbonic maceration and French oak treatment, this is a true sensory delight. ... Learn More
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  7. CHATEAU GLORIA 2019 (EN PRIMEUR - DELIVERY 2022)
    Château Gloria is an unclassified St-Julien property that produces clarets that equal in quality those from the more prestigious classed growths. Henri Martin, a cooper by upbringing, took over the property in 1942 and began purchasing plots of vineyards from ... Learn More
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  8. ONLINE TASTING PACK - SUMMER OF RIESLING

    **THIS ONLINE TASTING IS OVER, BUT PACK STILL AVAILABLE**

    This pack contains a bottle of 3 different wines to be opened during an online tasting held on Thursday the 22nd of October 2020. This event is all ... Learn More

  9. CHATEAU QUEYRON PINDEFLEURS ST-EMILION 2016
    Decanter Wine Awards No.1 Bordeaux! The vineyards of Château Queyron Pindefleurs are located at the foot of the southern hillsides of the medieval city of Saint-Emilion. Since 1937 the Fillon family has cultivated this exceptional terroir with passion and pride ... Learn More
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  10. 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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  11. VEDRENNE 'MARC DE BOURGOGNE DU CAVEAU' (GRAPPA)
    A fine Grappa product from Beaune, Burgundy - Made from the pinot noir grape variety. Hints of figs and honey on nose followed by grape aroma. ... Learn More
  12. DOMAINE DE MONTBOURGEAU L'ETOILE CUVEE SPECIALE 2012
    REVUE DES VINS DE FRANCE: 1* STAR PRODUCER “We particularly like the style of this domaine, no bullshit, offering driven and intense wines that enter in the best of the Jura tradition.” THE WINE FRONT, MIKE BENNIE: “One of those Jura ... Learn More
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  13. DOMAINE HENRI RICHARD CREMANT DE BOURGOGNE NV
    Domaine Henri Richard is located in Gevrey on the D974 a little south of Domaine Trapet. It is a fourth generation family estate owned by Margeret and Jean Bastien and their children Sarah and Richard – with Sarah Bastien and Guillaume ... Learn More
  14. DOMAINE LOUIS MICHEL CHABLIS 1ER CRU 'BUTTEAUX VIEILLES VIGNES' 2017
    This parcel is located on the top of the slopes, with clay loam on the surface and plenty of limestone. Vertical roots plunge deep into the ground. The vines have an average age of more than 50 years. "A formidable rendition ... Learn More
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  15. LOUIS MICHEL CHABLIS 1ER CRU 'BUTTEAUX VIEILLES VIGNES' 2016
    2016 Chablis is very limited due to yield crop being 50% down in most vineyards. "This wine is pure, very precise and vibrant on the nose, delivering a marvelous mix of green apple, lime, pear, crystalline minerality, a touch of licorice and ... Learn More
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  16. 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
  17. CHATEAU LESPAULT-MARTILLAC 2011
    Olivier Bernard and his team have undertaken to make this wine one of the jewels of the Pessac-Léognan appellation, with an outstanding potential. In order to do so, they use the same methods as the finest great growths: ploughing ... Learn More
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  18. CHATEAU D’ARMAILHAC 2016 (BONDED - EN PRIMEUR)
    62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot. "The bouquet is very impressive, typical d'Armaihlac in terms of the opulence and flamboyance with lush black cherry and boysenberry fruit, a subtle floral note developing with time in the glass. The ... Learn More
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  19. DOMAINE MEE GODARD MOULIN A VENT "AU MICHELON" 2018
    “18 was abundant, so there’s work to be done now as I hadn’t much to sell from the 16 and 17 vintages – so now heading to salons after having done none in the last two years! 2018 was a year without hail, ... Learn More
  20. DOMAINE MICHELAS ST JEMMS CROZES HERMITAGE TERRES D'ARCE 2016
    Domaine Michelas st Jemms are the oldest individual winery in Crozes Hermitage established in 1961. They were the first family to leave the Cave de Tain cooperative, becoming the first independent in the region, and setting the stage for many others ... Learn More
  21. CHATEAU CROIX CANON SAINT EMILION GRAND CRU 2014
    Croix Canon, Chateau Canon’s second wine, is crafted with the same precision as this Premier Grand Cru Classé. This is a complex wine, with fruity and mineral notes, a taut, well-integrated texture, and a harmonious aromatic range. Croix Canon ... Learn More
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  22. GERARD BOULAY CLOS BEAUJEU SANCERRE 2016
    Naturally fermented in large, upright cuve, then aged in three and four-year-old 300L barrels. Captivating aromas of white flowers, pear and lemon. The wine is clean and bright with succulent yellow fruits and sharper citrus fruit. Has nice minerality on ... Learn More
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  23. LAHERTE FRERES BLANC DE BLANCS CHAMPAGNE NV
    100 per cent Chardonnay from the terroirs of Chavot, Vaudancourt, Voipreux 1er Cru and Epernay - all biodynamically farmed. Exuberant with lots of spicy white peach fruit, lemon pith and brown spice. The palate is crunchy and chalky with a delicious ... Learn More
  24. DOMAINE DU VIEUX TELEGRAPHE TELEGRAMME CHATEAUNEUF DU PAPE 2015
    Located in the southeastern part of Chateauneuf du Pape and located mainly on the prime La Crau plateau, this classic and traditional estate has been run by the Brunier family for generations. ... Learn More
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  25. FRANCOIS VOYER TERRE DE GRANDE CHAMPAGNE - 5 YEARS
    This cognac is a product from the house of Francois Voyer: Terres de Grande Champagne ... Learn More
  26. 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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  27. JEAN BOYER DES RESTANQUES
    Pastis resulting set is delicately bottled without filtration reductive, or coloration ... Learn More
  28. DOMAINE LOUIS MICHEL CHABLIS 1ER CRU 'MONTEE DE TONNERRE' 2017
    An exceptional quality 1er Cru Chablis from an extraordinary producer and site, this is quickly becoming one of the best value Burgundies imported into Australia each year. After airing, this wine presents a perfect balance between fresh minerality and very ... Learn More
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  29. DOMAINE ROUGEOT 'LA COMBE BAZIN' SAINT-ROMAIN 2017
    Owner Marc's knowledge of diverse wine making processes and the land, has led to a high level of complexity, fruit and balance in his wines. This has been further enhanced by his eldest son Pierre-Henri’s mastery of traditional oak ... Learn More
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  30. CH FLEUR CARDINALE 2018 (BONDED EN PRIMEUR)
    Ripe and juicy, this is a delicious wine with its fine tannins and acidity already in harmony. The structure of the wine is powerful with a dry core that will broaden out as the wine matures. ... Learn More
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  31. CHATEAU LAFAURIE PEYRAGUEY 2016 (BONDED - EN PRIMEUR)
    A great wine from the finest terroir, awarded an incredible 99 points from wine critic James Suckling. "The 2016 Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey has a perfumed, minerally bouquet that is taut and focused, beautifully defined and very precise. The palate is very well ... Learn More
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  32. CHATEAU COUTET 2016
    A blend of 75% Semillon, 23% Sauvignon Blanc and 2% Muscadelle. The nose is characterised by dominant citrus aromas, such as orange and grapefruit. It also shows notes of pineapple, peach, vanilla and broom flower with a hint of toasted brioche. The attack ... Learn More
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  33. DOMAINE HUET 'LE CLOS DU BOURG' DEMI SEC VOUVRAY 2016
    Le Mont provides the perfect middle ground between Le Haut-Lieu and Clos du Bourg in this vintage. A complex nose with scents of pineapple, soil tones, honeycomb, and a touch of tangerine. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied ... Learn More
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  34. HENRIOT BLANC DE BLANCS NV CHAMPAGNE
    The bottles of Blanc de Blancs remain for a period of 3-5 years in the calm and dark of the Henriot caves in Reims. Pure, concentrated and expressive, with floral (honeysuckle, orange flower, linden), fruity (lemon, dried apricot, almond) and ... Learn More
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  35. MAISON PATRICK PIUZE FORÊTS 1ER CRU 2017
    Once again there is ample Chablis typicity to the ultra-cool, pure and airy aromas of freshly sliced citrus, quinine, ocean breeze and discreet mineral reduction nuances. There is terrific vibrancy to the intense, chiseled and stony medium-bodied flavors that terminate ... Learn More
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  36. CHARLES JOGUET 'CLOS DU CHENE VERT' CHINON 2011
    "For as long as I’ve known the wines of Chinon, Joguet’s Chêne Vert has been a reference point. Thankfully, it remains so. Winemakers have come and gone since Charles’s heyday, but the terroir has remained a ... Learn More
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  37. CHARLES HEIDSIECK RESERVE BRUT NV
    The base wine is equal parts pinot noir, chardonnay and pinot meunier from the'07 vintage, and 40% reserve wine is added prior to the wine being bottled for its second fermentation. The reserve wine has an average age of 10 years, so ... Learn More
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  38. VIGNOBLES CHIRAT COTE ROTIE LA ROSE BRUNE 2017
    Voted one of the Top 5 Producers by Decanter Magazine in 2018, alongside some of the most well-known producers, Domaine JL Chave and M Chapoutier. Gorgeous intensity of fruit and secondary characters on the nose; rose petal, stone, smoked meat, duck, so ... Learn More
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    Alistair Cooper MW
  39. 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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  40. CHATEAU DOISY DAENE 2011
    Viscous green plum, green almond, quince, pineapple, fig and pear notes blend together on the nose. The long, toasted almond and ginger-filled finish has terrific depth. Scored 95-98 from Wine Spectator ... Learn More
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