France

One of the most important wine countries that is responsible, either through production or imitation, for much of what is made today around the globe, from still to sparkling, dry to sweet, regular to fortified. One of the greatest strengths of France as a wine producing country is the diversity of its climate. Champagne in the North is a cool continental, Bordeaux is Maritime, while the Languedoc in the South has a hot Mediterranean climate. Overlaid is the variety of soil types that, combined, contribute to the notion of terroir -- the sense of place. Last, but certainly not least, France's appellation system, which was created in the early 20th Century to define wine regions and their boundaries and impose strict rules around winemaking practices, is a model for other wine regions. Protecting the names of French wines and guaranteeing the quality and provenance of the products themselves are its key objectives. Most other wine countries have designed appellation systems based on the French one.

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  • Baudry-Dutour-Cuvee-Marie-Justine-Rosé

    Baudry Dutour Cuvee Marie Justine Rosé 2020

    Salmon-hued colour, intense nose of exotic fruits with aromas of peach and citrus. In the mouth the wine is dry but exhibits very good fruit concentration. Crisp and refreshing yet complex, this rose serves to elevate the experience of white wine drinkers and to convince red wine drinkers that they should expand their horizons!

    $20.40
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  • Chateau Pontey Cru Bourgeois Medoc 2018

    This Chateau with its 14 hectares of vineyards averaging 35 years of age has been classified Cru Bourgeois since 1932. Until 2003, it was part of the select group of Cru Bourgeois Superieur, until the new regulations eliminated this designation.

    $28.25
  • Domaine-de-la-Guicharde-Massif-dUchaux-Cuvee-Genest

    Domaine de la Guicharde Massif d’Uchaux Cuvee Genest 2017

    The wine shows moderate to deep ruby red colour, with an almost purple hue indicative of its youth. A complex and rich mix of aroma’s, including black cherry, tapenade (black olive puree) crab apple, plum, cranberry and stewed strawberry fruit, with subtle licorice and mint. On the palate, the wine mirrors the nose, although the fruits tend to show a little more of a black nature than the pretty nose would imply. Some salty, black licorice notes on the finish, as well as a bit of alcoholic weight (14.5%).

    $22.95
  • Domaine de la Villaudiere Sancerre 2020

    Sancerre, in the upper Loire Valley, is the benchmark for Sauvignon Blanc in Europe — crisp and fruity, with racy acidity. The soil is composed of limestone and fossilized seashells, which gives the wine an unmistakable minerality. This wine displays a limpid, pale yellow hue with golden highlights. Expressive on the nose, combining floral fragrances with aromas of white peach and exotic fruit (pineapple, passion fruit). Well-balanced and honest on entry, the wine is underpinned by freshness and powerful, long-lasting acidity on the finish, revealing a lovely minerality.

    $37.95
  • domaine-jean-monnier-meursault-la-barre

    Domaine Jean Monnier Meursault la Barre 2017

    This climat is a former quarry and is named for the size of a stone facing. This wine has an elegant nose showing white flowers and citrus, and a palate that is both lively as well as dense, ample and powerful. Notes of butter and brioche come through and linger on the long fresh finish.

    $125.00
  • Domaine-Lapalus-Macon-Milly-Lamartine-White

    Domaine Lapalus Macon Milly Lamartine White 2020

    Made from Chardonnay grown on limestone soil. Good complexity, lemon and fresh pineapple aromas. Spice notes. On the palate there are white floral notes. Vibrant acidity. Good minerality. A fine and precise wine . Very pleasant from now on. Very good with fish and seafood.

    $27.95
  • Domaine-Pierre-Usseglio-LUnique

    Domaine Pierre Usseglio L’Unique 2020

    Domaine Pierre Usseglio is family-owned estate in the Southern Rhone best known for their top-quality Chateauneuf du Pape.

    $31.95
  • Domaine-Robert-Vic-Mas-de-la-Source-Sauvignon

    Domaine Robert Vic Mas de la Source Sauvignon 2020

    A softer sauvignon blanc, showing the influence of the warmer south of France. Green apple, citrus and tropical fruit aromas and flavours. Good, but not overpowering finish with softer acid profile and a clean finish.

    $16.95
  • Domaine-Thenard-Givry-Cellier-aux-Moines

    Domaine Thenard Givry Cellier aux Moines 2017

    With a southerly exposure, this 3.22 hectare vineyard is a mix of clay and lime. Oak barrels are used in fermentation bringing about soft and subtle tannins. The “Cellier aux Moines” parcel is very old with records dating back to 1258. With a terrific currant color, and a rich, intense fruit bouquet with aromas of ripe dark berries, this Pinot Noir has lots of sweet, pure fruit on the palate. It is a beautifully balanced, velvety wine that offers good power, back-end persistence and a lingering finish. This is a wine that can be enjoyed after a long aging period.

    $52.95
  • Marcel-Cabelier-Cotes-du-Jura-Trousseau

    Marcel Cabelier Cotes du Jura Trousseau 2018

    Pale, cherry red coloured wine which shows distinct aromas of strawberry jam, ripe raspberries, violets, tea and spice. The palate is very juicy and refined with notes of red fruits and underbrush and a lingering, mouth watering finish. This is a great summertime red that won’t weigh you down at the table. It is best enjoyed lightly chilled (between 13 and 16 degrees).

    $26.90
  • Racine-Pinot-Noir

    Racine Pinot Noir 2020

    Made from Pinot Noir grown at vineyards located between 300 and 400 metres in Limoux. Light to medium ruby colour with a moderately intense nose of red berries and boiled candy. The palate is medium bodied with generous red berries, black licorice and some cake spice. Tannins are very soft and there is good acidity, making this a wine which is suited to enjoying with food.

    $21.50

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