Abbaye De Lerins Saint-Pierre

Country: France

Colour / Style: White

Featured in: Series 2

Featured in: Episode 3

As chosen by: James Purefoy

Along with the partner red, this was a huge surprise when it arrived, fresh from an Island off the coast near Cannes. The monks make the most of a particularly good soil and cool, fresh coastal breezes to keep the freshness in the grapes. They also cleverly lift the peachy aromas of Chardonnay with the zest of Clairette, a local grape more suited to the warm climate.