Rosé Wine, 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. A L'Ombre Des Parasols Vaucluse Rose 2020
    Sourced from the warm and sunny Vaucluse region of the South of France, renowned for making crisp, delicious rose for a bargain price. Gorgeous pale salmon colour, with an equally pretty nose of strawberries and cream. Exceptionally well made, crisp, ... Learn More
  2. A L'Ombre Des Parasols Vaucluse Rose 2019
    Sourced from the warm and sunny Vaucluse region of the South of France, renowned for making crisp, delicious rose for a bargain price. Gorgeous pale salmon colour, with an equally pretty nose of strawberries and cream. Exceptionally well made, crisp, ... Learn More
  3. Les Jamelles Clair de Rose 2018
    Clair de Rose embodies the quintessence of a Les Jamelles rosé, though, exceptionally, it is a blend of two grape varieties, Grenache and Cinsault. The result is a subtle wine that is well balanced: elegant and delectable, floral and fruity, ... Learn More
  4. Mirabeau Cotes De Provence Rose 2020
    A blend of 50% Grenache, 40% Cinsault and 10% Syrah carefully selected from the best soils of Côtes de Provence. The nose shows rose petals and spice but also crab-apples and red apples. Some really nice peach character on the palate that’ ... Learn More
  5. Le Versant 'Vin De Pays D'Oc' Rose 2020
    Made by the best co-operative producer in France, and imported exclusively by United Cellars. A delicate pretty nose, attractively scented. Notes of red fruits combine with more floral aromas like apple or orange blossom. Fresh and truly delicious with fruit ... Learn More
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  6. Mirabeau Cotes De Provence Rose 2019
    A blend of 50% Grenache, 40% Cinsault and 10% Syrah carefully selected from the best soils of Côtes de Provence. The nose shows rose petals and spice but also crab-apples and red apples. Some really nice peach character on the palate that’ ... Learn More
  7. Mirabeau La Folie Cotes De Provence Sparkling Rose Nv
    Our sparkling rosé wine “La Folie” hails from northern Provence and the Luberon. Crafted using the “Charmat Method” (like Prosecco) this is a charming and fragrant rosé fizz. A beautiful ballet slipper pink, with a delicate sparkle and a nose ... Learn More
  8. Aix Provence Rose 2020
    AIX cemented its pedigree, when it was awarded the gold medal to become the most celebrated rosé in the world at the 'Mondial du Rosé 2016' (International Rosé Wine Competition) in Cannes. Fresh, delicate perfume with notes of watermelon, strawberries & ... Learn More
  9. Mirabeau Etoile Cotes De Provence Rose 2020
    Delicate, luminous pale lychee colour with some silver reflexes, Etoile Provence Rosé is complex, subtle and elegant with a wide aromatic palette on the nose and originates from the beautiful region of Mont Sainte Victoire. ... Learn More
  10. Chateau D'Esclans 'Whispering Angel' Rose 2020
    Sourced from grapes grown from some of the most choice land in the surrounding region of La Motte en Provence, consisting primarily of Grenache, Rolle (Vermentino) and Cinsault. Aromas of peach, white cherry and white raspberry mingle together. The palate ... Learn More
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  11. Ultimate Provence UP Rose 2020
    A winery built on the foundations of an exceptional wine estate near Saint – Tropez. The beauty of this wine extends from the bottle to the contents. Layers of raspberry, strawberry jam in the nose invite you to a gorgeous, yet ... Learn More
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  12. Chateau La Mascaronne Provence Rose 2020
    A blend of Grenache 35%, Cinsaut 35%, Syrah 20%, Vermentino 10% Michel Reybier, owner of Bordeaux château Cos d’Estournel purchased this Certified Organic estate that was once a part of Brad and Angelina’s Chateau Miraval Located in Côtes-de-Provence, La Mascaronne’ ... Learn More
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  13. Chateau De Pibarnon 'Bandol Rose' 2020
    The wine has always been a distinctive Mourvedre and Cinsault blend with the scales tilting towards Mourvedre in recent years. This year's blend is 60/40 in Mourvedre's favour. A complex, beautifully scented wine that glides effortlessly across the palate. Deep yet ... Learn More
  14. Surprise & Delight Rose Pack

    This Mother’s Day, spoil her with a gift that shows her how much she’s appreciated. Our ultimate Mother’s Day Surprise and Delight gift pack is guaranteed to make her smile. This pack includes a 750ml bottle ... Learn More

  15. Chateau La Mascaronne Provence Rose 2020 Magnum
    A blend of Grenache 35%, Cinsaut 35%, Syrah 20%, Vermentino 10% Michel Reybier, owner of Bordeaux château Cos d’Estournel purchased this Certified Organic estate that was once a part of Brad and Angelina’s Chateau Miraval Located in Côtes-de-Provence, La Mascaronne’ ... Learn More
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    Alistair Cooper MW
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  16. Perfect Mother's Day Mix

    Our mums do so much for us and Mother’s Day is the one day each year that's all about them. Show her how much she’s appreciated with this Rest & Relaxation Pampering Gift Pack. The pack includes ... Learn More

  17. Six-Pack of Sparklers

    With our featured French bubbles, a pink sparkler from Provence, and a perfectly balanced Prosecco, this is a pack with vivacity!
    Each sparkling selection contains:
    2 x Chateau de Lachassagne Clos du Chateau Crémant de Bourgogne NV... Learn More

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