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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. Chateau De Lachassagne Clos Du Chateau Crémant de Bourgogne NV
    Château de Lachassagne is an exceptional place, located in the very south of Burgundy, with a unique view over the Saône Valley. It is a 62 hectares propriety, totally surrounded by small walls called ’"Clos". Manual harvest, pneumatic pressing, ... Learn More
  2. 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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  3. 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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    International World Wine Awards Mundus Vini
  4. 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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  5. Jacquinot & Fils Private Cuvée Brut Champagne 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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    Bob Campbell MW
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  6. Champagne Autreau Brut Blanc De Blancs Grand Cru NV
    100% Chardonnay Grand Cru fruit sourced from the "White Hillside" Vineyards of the Autreau Estate. The family Autreau is an old family from Champillon - ancient documents certify their presence since 1670. This family is linked to the farming of the land ... Learn More
  7. Champagne Drappier Brut Nature Nv
    Only the juices from first pressing – the cuvées - are used. ... Learn More
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  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. An Effervescent Present Champagne Pack

    This indulgent pampering gift pack with wine, gourmet chocolates and soothing bath salts is sure to hit the mark with Mum. Mother's Day only comes around once a year, so make it count! That’s why this pack includes ... Learn More

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    Sam Kim
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  11. Champagne Drappier 'Clarevallis' Organic Extra Brut Nv
    WINNER, Best Buy Wines IMPORTS OVER $35, Gourmet Traveller Magazine August 2021 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 ... Learn More
  12. Jacquinot & Fils Blanc de Noirs Brut Champagne
    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
  13. Gosset 'Grand Reserve' Brut NV 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
  14. 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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  15. Francis Boulard et Fille Blanc de Blanc Les Vieilles Vignes Brut Nature NV
    100% Chardonnay. The fruit for this bottling comes from a single 0.25-hectare parcel called Les Murtets in the Boulards' home village of Cormicy, which lies in the extreme NE of the Montagne de Reim in a zone known as the Massif ... Learn More
  16. Larmandier Bernier 'Longitude' Bl De Bl Champagne Brut Nv
    "The Larmandier-Bernier Champagnes are some of the purest and most utterly engaging wines being made in the region today. I can't recommend them highly enough." - Antonio Galloni. "Bready, complex, mature bouquet, but bright and fresh as well. Very rich, ... Learn More
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  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. Champagne Jacquinot 'Symphonie Millesime' 2011
    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
  20. Delamotte Blanc De Blancs NV Champagne
    "Delamotte has always been somewhat of an insider’s house, producing high quality at realistic prices. One of the best buys in exquisitely crafted Champagne." - Robert Parker Jr, The Wine Advocate Herbal with hints of jasmine, white peach, mint, ... Learn More
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  21. Veuve Clicquot Vintage Rose 2012 (Gift Box)
    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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. Gosset 'Grand Blanc De Blancs' Nv
    Champagne Gosset is the oldest wine house in Champagne. This Blanc de Blancs is both mineral and floral, with aromas of flowers mixed with white fruits, apricot and Mirabelle plum. There are very light notes of lemon and other citrus ... Learn More
  25. Champagne Taittinger Brut Millesime 2014
    A blend of 50% Chardonnay and 50% Pinot Noir. Produced only when the harvest is of exceptional quality. The nose offers a mellow fruitiness with white and yellow fleshed fruit such as William pear, greengages and mirabelle plums. This is followed by ... Learn More
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    James Suckling
  26. 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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  27. Billecart Salmon Brut Rose NV Champagne
    Regarded as among the best rose champagnes in the world, this is as good as ever. The perfect aperitif wine ... Learn More
  28. 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
  29. 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 vinates. 'Cuvee 1670 ... Learn More
  30. Pierre Paillard Blanc De Noir Maillerettes 2014
    The Blanc de Noirs is pure with lots of complexity, fine and racy. The Blanc de Noirs is a 100% Pinot Noir from a single vineyard of 0.8 acres called “Les Maillerettes”. It was planted in 1970. This wine has been crafted single ... Learn More
  31. Champagne Jacquinot 'Harmonie Millesime' 2009
    Pierre Jacquinot and his 2 sons Jacques and Jean-Guy have created "Champagne Jacquinot & Fils" in 1947. The family currently owns a vineyard of 17 hectares in the underground caves in Epernay and produces terroir-driven, unique champagne of high quality. Produced only in exceptional ... Learn More
  32. Charles Heidsieck Blanc De Blanc Nv
    Charles Heidsieck was one of the very first Champagne Houses to demonstrate its passion for Chardonnay by producing a Blanc de Blancs in its 1949 vintage. There is also evidence that the Maison had produced some mono-crus from the Côte ... Learn More
  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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

  36. Pierre Paillard Blanc De Noir Maillerettes 2016
    The Blanc de Noirs is pure with lots of complexity, fine and racy. The Blanc de Noirs is a 100% Pinot Noir from a single vineyard of 0.8 acres called “Les Maillerettes”. It was planted in 1970. This wine has been crafted single ... Learn More
  37. Delamotte Brut Nv Magnum Champagne
    Hand made wine from the owners of the incredible 'Salon' Champagne - A blend of50% Chardonnay, 30% Pinot Noir and 20% Pinot Meunier. Pale golden hue with fine persistent bead. Hints of bread and brioche, Medium to full bodied palate where the ... Learn More
  38. Larmandier Bernier Rose De Saignee Brut 1er Cru Nv Champagne
    A rosé de saignée is made by directly macerating Pinot Noir. This method of vinification is more demanding and requires grapes with an excellent degree of maturity. Base year is 2013 and the disgorgement date is Jan 2016. A very bright ... Learn More
  39. Egly Ouriet Champagne Brut Tradition 'Grand Cru' Nv
    18/20 Jancis Robinson Beautiful rich, fragrant nose of berries and brioche. Full and round on the palate, with a lovely nuttiness, spice and tangy acidity. Possesses gorgeous warmth ... impossible to resist. Wild yeasts only. The blend is 75% Pinot Noir and 25% Chardonnay. ... Learn More
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  40. Champagne Drappier Reserve De L'Oenotheque 2002
    The history of the Drappier family began in the 13th century, when Saint Bernard constructed a building in Urville that would become the Abbey Clairvaux. The Carte d'Or is one of Drappier's most famous Cuvee's. The Reserve de l'Oentheque is ... Learn More
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