The perfect intro to the wonderful world of French wines.
Crisp Picpoul from Languedoc that calls for oysters, dry Provencal rose for yacht drinking, light, chillable red that transports us to the streets of Paris, Languedoc Pinot Noir made by one of Burgundy's best, spice-driven Cotes du Rhone and a sans sulphur Shiraz blend. Sante!
2020 Castelmaure 'Sansa' Rouge Languedoc, France
This blend of Syrah, Grenache and Carignan comes from the heart of Langudoc’s Corbieres region. It has no added sulphur and can be enjoyed chilled in the park or at home on the table alongside some serious cooking. Medium bodied with spice laden aromatic lift and textural crunch.
2020 Bruno Lafon P'tit Pinot Noir Languedoc, France
From the same Bruno Lafon that makes some of Burgundy’s most revered wines from Domaine Comtes Lafon in Meursault comes an eminently guzzleable and perfect midweek pinot. It’s all raspberry coulis brightness with a smattering of dusty tannins. It takes us straight to the south of France.
2020 A8 'Méditerranée' IGP Provence, France
Pale salmon in colour, refined and elegant rose from vineyards across Provence.
NV La Buvette, Grenache Carignan Languedoc, France
Made up of 60% Grenache and 40% Carignan, this is a 750ml liquid flight to Paris where you can imagine drinking this in volume, slightly chilled, washing down some bistro favourites at the local corner spot. Simply delightful.
2020 For Oyster Club Picpoul Languedoc, France
From the seaside village of Meze on the Mediterranean, Picpoul translates to 'lip stinger' which is a nod to it's acid framework. The estuary that Meze looks out onto, is covered with oyster farms so it's no surprise the local wine is a perfect bedpartner with our salty, slippery friends. Racy, fresh and crisp white wine made for the seaside.
2020 Font de Joubert Côtes-du-Rhone Côtes-du-Rhone, Rhône Valley — France
From a fantastic winemaker based in the Chateauneuf du Pape region, this is full bodied, grown up Rhone wine from vineyards just beyond the Chateauneuf borders. Black fruits, black pepper and beguiling herbal aromatics just keep on coming. Stunning value for the complexity and quality.