Pinot/Chardonnay, 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 BLANC DE BLANC NV
    Maison Veuve Ambal was founded in the heart of Burgundy in 1898 by Veuve Marie Ambal, widow of a Parisian banker. The wines immediately gained recognition, and her grandson Charles Roux Ambal, followed by his grandson and current President Eric Piffaut, ... Learn More
  2. ONLINE CHRISTMAS PARTY PACK 2020 V2

    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

  3. AYALA BRUT MAJEUR NV
    Ayala, based in Aÿ in the heart of Champagne, has been transformed since Bollinger bought it in 2005 and this non-vintage proves it. This is a balanced blend of 40% Chardonnay, 40% Pinot Noir and 20% Pinot Meunier. The result is crisp while not ... Learn More
    AYALA BRUT MAJEUR NV
    $79.00 Per item
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  4. CHRISTMAS GIFT PACK $79

    A mix of 3 great value and delicious wines that will be the perfect gift to get any Christmas party started! Showcasing wines from some of the best wine regions in the world, this is sure to make any true ... Learn More

  5. 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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  6. CHAMPAGNE JACQUINOT 'SYMPHONIE MILLESIME' 2007
    Made by 4th generation producer Jean-Manuel Jacquinot. This is a Pinot Noir dominant Blend ... Learn More
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  7. CHAMPAGNE JACQUINOT 'SYMPHONIE ROSE MILLESIME' 2013
    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
  8. CANARD DUCHENE CHARLES VII BLANC DE NOIRS 
NV CHAMPAGNE
    Charles VII Blanc de Noirs NV is made from an exclusive blend of 70% Pinot Noir and 30% Pinot Meunier. On the nose, pronounced aromas of summer fruits and preserved fruits combine with spicy notes. On the palate, the Champagne's maturity and ... Learn More
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  9. CHAMPAGNE DEUTZ BRUT VINTAGE 2010
    Deutz Brut Vintage is created in only the best years when a vintage is declared. The wines are blended from the finest crus and age at least three years on lees - one year more than required - in order ... Learn More
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  10. HENRIOT ROSE BRUT NV CHAMPAGNE
    Salmon pink with copper highlights. Fine, persistent effervescence. Intense, complex and pleasantly fruity, the nose reveals aromas of red berry fruit (raspberry, strawberry) and freshly squeezed citrus fruit (pink grapefruit, mandarin), then light vegetal fragrances (blackcurrant buds) and floral scents ( ... Learn More
  11. BOLLINGER ROSE NV
    62% Pinot Noir, 24% Chardonnay, 14% Meunier. Over 85% Grands and Premiers crus. To the nose: The nobility of red berries: hints of red currant, cherry and wild strawberry; a spicy touch, not unlike Special Cuvée. On the palate: A subtle combination of ... Learn More
    BOLLINGER ROSE NV
    $125.00 Per item
  12. DUVAL LEROY ROSE PRESTIGE BRUT NV CHAMPAGNE
    The Rosé Prestige plays on themes of harmony and seduction in a modern context. Its bottle, with its bronze tints and delicate curves, holds a shower of pink-gold stars which has become a paradigm. The delicacy of its bubbles, a ... Learn More
  13. LOUIS ROEDERER CHAMPAGNE BRUT ROSE 2013
    In order for grapes to be used in the creation of a great rosé champagne, they have to attain perfect maturity, which is sometimes difficult to achieve in the changeable Champagne climate. This is why Louis Roederer decided to invest ... Learn More
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    Roger Voss
  14. LAHERTE FRERES 'LES CLOS' EXTRA BRUT NV
    [The small village of Chavot, in the Coteaux Sud d’Épernay]... is also home to the Laherte family, whose 10ha estate is a model of what can be achieved in less well-known terroirs by careful study of the soil, a ... Learn More
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  15. HENRIOT BRUT MILLESIME 2008
    Fresh as a daisy and light as a feather, this blend of Premier and Grand Crus adds takes this great vintage year, which also marks the 200th anniversary of Maison Henriot ; 1808 – 2008, to even dizzier heights. Clear, gold and sparkling in ... Learn More
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  16. CHARLES HEIDSIECK ROSE NV
    This wine is a tour de force in rosé wine making - it just makes perfect sense. They only use a base wine that's at least 7-8 years old, in this case, they have used 80% of the 2008 vintage with the ... Learn More
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  17. CHAMPAGNE DRAPPIER RESERVE DE L'OENOTHEQUE 2002
    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 Carte d'Or is one Drappier's most famous Cuvee's. The Reserve de l'Oentheque is a ... Learn More
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    Wine Spectator
  18. CHARLES HEIDSIECK VINTAGE BRUT 2006
    Charles Heidseick Vintage 2006, (60% Pinot Noir, 40 % Chardonnay) is by all accounts testiment to what was claimed as an exceptional vintage in champagne and Charles Heidsieck. Early signs of quality were assured when harvest started in climatically perfect picking conditions. On both ... Learn More
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  19. DOM PERIGNON VINTAGE 'DAVID LYNCH COLLECTORS EDITION' 2003
    The 2003 is one of the most unusual Dom Perignons, going back to 1952. 2003 was a torrid vintage across northern Europe, especially during the critical month of August, when temperatures remained very hot for well over a month. The harvest was the ... Learn More
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    Jancis Robinson
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    Antonio Galloni
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  20. KRUG GRANDE CUVEE 'ORIGINAL LABEL' NV
    Exceptionally rare and well kept example of the original Krug Grande Cuvee with the old NV labels on the bottle ... Learn More
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  21. DOM PERIGNON VINTAGE 2004
    The 2004 vintage leaves its mark on the history of Dom Pérignon for its ease and generosity. In contrast with the year before, vine growth was regular and progressed without incident, while the bunches were of a significant number and ... Learn More
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  22. BILLECART SALMON 'EXTRA BRUT' 2008
    Extra Brut Vintage was conceived in 2004, a good vintage but without the structure required for the Nicolas François label. Hence it was effectively declassified and released as Extra Brut Vintage. Both labels were produced in 2006, 2007 and 2008. To distinguish it ... Learn More
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    Tyson Stelzer
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    James Suckling
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  23. CHAMPAGNE DRAPPIER 'LE COFFRET IMMERSION' 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. Exceptional opportunity to see the differences between ageing a Champagne in the cellar and one ... Learn More
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  24. LOUIS ROEDERER CRISTAL 2012
    98/100, Antonio Galloni - "In the glass, the 2012 is radiant and luscious, yet it possesses remarkable transparency and striking aromatic depth. Light tropical notes develop in the glass, giving the 2012 a real feeling of exotic beauty. The 2012 is the first vintage ... Learn More
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    Antonio Galloni
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  25. KRUG VINTAGE 2006
    At first sight, the intense golden colour promises round generosity. A very expressive and indulgent nose reveals yellow and dried fruit, toasted almonds, hazelnut, maple syrup, meringue and mandarin liqueur. On the palate it is generous, deep, ample and fresh ... Learn More
    KRUG VINTAGE 2006
    $400.00 Per item
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    Robert Parker
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    Wine Spectator
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  26. KRUG VINTAGE 2004
    2004 is a powerful vintage that has produced an amazing Champagne from Krug. ... Learn More
    KRUG VINTAGE 2004
    $409.99 Per item
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    James Halliday
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    Antonio Galloni
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    Jancis Robinson
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  27. KRUG VINTAGE 2004
    2004 was a generous, highly expressive year following the challenging extremes and limited yields of 2003. Nature gave a breadth of choice in 2004. However it is a vintage where Chardonnay dominated Pinot Noir. The blend itself, 39% Chardonnay, 37% Pinot Noir and 24% Meunier, has ... Learn More
    KRUG VINTAGE 2004
    $445.01 Per item
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    Decanter
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  28. KRUG VINTAGE 2003
    2003 was described by many as the "most challenging" Champagne vintage of the last 40 years, but Krug has made a masterpiece. ... Learn More
    KRUG VINTAGE 2003
    $459.99 Per item
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    Jancis Robinson
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  29. LOUIS ROEDERER CRISTAL 2007
    Long-time Chef de Caves Jean-Baptiste Lécaillon has produced yet another in a string of superb Champagnes with the 2007 Cristal. Rich, powerful and enveloping, the 2007 takes hold of all the senses and never lets up. The aromatics alone are captivating, ... Learn More
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  30. KRUG VINTAGE 2000
    The Krug family share the credit for this wine with the expression "Vintage Krug shares the compliment with God" - a sentiment of humility that's rare in the wine trade! ... Learn More
    KRUG VINTAGE 2000
    $600.00 Per item
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    James Halliday
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    Wine Spectator
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  31. ARMAND DE BRIGNAC GOLD 'ACE OF SPADES' NV
    Ace of Spades is a highly regarded label that is almost impossible to find ... Learn More
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  32. DOM PERIGNON 'P2 PLENTITUDE' 1998
    1998 saw the first introduction of the P2 Plentitude, previously named Oenotheque. This expression of Champagne is when the wine is left on lees until it reaches it's 2nd stage of maturity. ... Learn More
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  33. DOM PERIGNON VINTAGE ROSE 1998
    Dom Pérignon is the most famous name in the world of Champagne. It's iconic history has permeated into global popular culture, yet still retains it's standing as the pre-eminent producer of Champagne. This 1998 Rosé has been considered the 'lovers' ... Learn More
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  34. CHAMPAGNE DRAPPIER RESERVE DE L'OENOTHEQUE 1979
    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 Carte d'Or is one Drappier's most famous Cuvee's. The Reserve de l'Oentheque is a ... Learn More
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  36. LOUIS ROEDERER CRISTAL ROSE 2012
    Intense, refreshing, and exceptionally precise, the bouquet reveals a comprehensive and complex range of flavours—the ensemble is silky, full-bodied, luscious, and light, with a wonderful aromatic purity. - Jean-Baptiste Lécaillon, Cellar Master A blend of around 55% Pinot noir ... Learn More
  37. ARMAND DE BRIGNAC PINK 'ACE OF SPADES' NV
    Ace of Spades is a highly regarded label that is almost impossible to find ... Learn More
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  38. LOUIS ROEDERER CRISTAL ROSE 2006
    One of the highlights in this tasting, the 2006 Cristal Rosé is simply stunning. A vertical, towering wine, the 2006 Cristal Rosé is a thrill a minute, with a compelling interplay of aromatics and exquisitely layered fruit, all supported by a real ... Learn More
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  39. LOUIS ROEDERER CRISTAL 2005 (1.5L)
    Long-time Chef de Caves Jean-Baptiste Lécaillon has produced yet another in a string of superb Champagnes with the 2007 Cristal. Rich, powerful and enveloping, the 2007 takes hold of all the senses and never lets up. The aromatics alone are captivating, ... Learn More
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  40. SALON 'CUVEE S' BLANC DE BLANCS GRAND CRU 2007
    The fruit sourced for Salon comes from approximately 19 crus (or vineyard plots) from the grand cru village of Les Mesnil Sur Oger. This village is considered by growers as 'the serious one' in terms of fruit expression and the champagne ... Learn More
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