France exerts such a strong influence on the wine world that almost everybody making wine has a style of French wine in mind while they’re doing it (even if that’s only because they’re trying to produce something completely different). The classic French regions still provide the benchmarks for wines made from the most popular grape varieties, and all the competition has done French wine good. There are now a host of small producers in lesser-known areas thinking much more carefully about what they do, and doing it better. There are some amazing bargains to be had if you (or your wine company) know where to find them.

regions

Bordeaux, Burgundy, Beaujolais, Rhône, Provence, Loire, Alsace, Champagne, Languedoc-Roussillon, Jura

Featured Wines

France - a chosen few from us

Clos Syrah Léone 2009, Domaine Peyre Rose

£80 Case of 12 £864

Syrah Léone' is is one of Marlene Soria's single vineyard cuvées. Full bodied and well structured, this makes it abundantly clear just why so many people are clamouring to get hold of her wines.

The grapes come from rugged vineyards, full of local grasses, herbs, flowers and the big pink rocks that give the Domaine its name. Predominantly Syrah with 15% Mourvèdre, this is a fuller and richer wine than her other cuvée, Clos des Cistes.

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