Wine Filter: France

Heidseick Monopole Champagne Brut
Heidseick Monopole Champagne Brut Country: France Colour / Style: Champagne ABV: 12.0% Units: 9.00 Closure: Cork From one of the oldest Champagne houses in the region, Heidseick Monopole has a heart of ripe apple and citrus, wrapped in the soft, lingering flavours of brioche.
Pure Provence, Cotes de Provence Rose
Pure Provence, Cotes de Provence Rose Country: France Colour / Style: Rosé ABV: 13.0% Units: 9.75 Closure: Cork It's time to prepare for summer with a pale-pink, cranberry-scented rose. Pure Provence complements that fruit with a hint of herbal spice, making a great aperitif.
Frederic Champault La Vigne Blanche Sancerre
Frederic Champault La Vigne Blanche Sancerre Country: France Colour / Style: White ABV: 12.5% Units: 9.38 Closure: Cork This wine's vibrant citrus fruit is balanced by a roundness in the wine's texture. A fullness, that lets it bring out the best in classic fish and shellfish dishes.
Domaine des Geneves Chablis
Domaine des Geneves Chablis Country: France Colour / Style: White ABV: 12.5% Units: 9.38 Closure: Cork A fresh, clean, vibrant classic. Great Chablis like this manage to be both ripe and refreshing, with a restrained, classical character, ideal with the simple flavours of fish.
Chateau du Seuil Graves
Chateau du Seuil Graves Country: France Colour / Style: Red ABV: 13.0% Units: 9.75 Closure: Cork An absolute steal from Bordeaux's leading Welsh-Kiwi winemaking couple. As featured on The Wine Show with gorgeous currant and cedar aromas.
Nuiton-Beaunoy Bourgogne Pinot Noir
Nuiton-Beaunoy Bourgogne Pinot Noir Country: France Colour / Style: red ABV: 12.5% Units: 9.38 Closure: Cork Refined, soft red Pinot Noir from its spiritual home in Burgundy. Supple cranberry fruit makes it the perfect match for lighter meat dishes and even a hint of spice.
Bourgogne Chardonnay, Nuiton-Beaunoy

White flowers and white peach flavours make a wonderful match with white meats and fish. This is floral and fresh, with a bright persistence that lingers on your palate. A true classic from a family-run producer.

Sancerre Les Sentiers

Ten generations of family expertise a packed into this delicious, fruity Sancerre. It has all the tang and vibrancy of Sancerre, with a lime and yellow plum fruit. Goat’s Cheese, fish and even lightly spiced chicken dishes are great matches.

Louis Jadot Bourgogne Pinot Noir

In Louis Jadot cellars is a barrel of The Wine Show’s wine. This is their classic though, a raspberry and cherry-scented Pinot Noir. Soft, supple and fresh, perfectly ever-so-lightly chilled (even as a red) and incredibly versatile.

Laurent Perrier La Cuvee Brut Champagne

The mark of great Champagne is the ‘mouth-filling perfume’ that lingers on your palate. You’ll find it here, with a sleek, elegant freshness followed by a long and floral complexity. A perfect wine for lovers of lift, grace and harmony.

Laurent Perrier Cuvee Rose Champagne

The wine that caused a revolution. Not only because of the sweep of berries, cherry and currants. Or the freshness and precision that marks the palate. But also the elegant, historic presentation and vibrant salmon-pink colour. It’s lovely with pink food. Think salmon and prawn.

Abbaye De Lerins Saint-Pierre

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.

Olivier Horiot 5 Sens

Against a backdrop of established producers, Olivier Horiot only began making Champagne in 2004 (still wines in 2000). This quirky, fruity blend is has the classic tio of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier, as well as Arbanne and Pinot Blanc. It’s fragrant and brisk and deliciously different too.

Francois Chidaine Montlouis-sur-Loire Les Choisilles

There’s a reason sommeliers love Chenin from the classic appellations of the Loire. It’s in the tension and fruit purity. There’s a smokiness (notionally from “Les Choisilles” – black flint) too, and it all combines into a fabulous food matching style. It’s a great foil to the sort of complex, poised, thoughful food you find in the finest restaurants.

Chateau D’Esclans Lesclans

“The wine lover’s Chateau D’Esclans”. This is the most serious wine from this winery. Made like a pink Puligny Montrachet, it has more complexity, a seam of integrated oakiness and firmer, food-loving acidity. This is the wine to have with richer meat dishes, slightly richer and more acidic sauces. It’s a pity that it lives in the shadow of its flashy siblings. I’ve always loved this.

Chateau D’Esclans Garrus

Apparently the most expensive rose in the world. So why is it so popular? I refer you to the first sentence and vast numbers of very rich people with yachts who stay in St Tropez. This is genuinely very good. Complex, herbal, intricately textured and with serious, dry fruit. It’s gorgeous with sea bream plainly grilled. But it’s mostly famous for being, well famous. Not unlike some of its biggest fans.

Chateau D’Esclans Rock Angel

Rock Angel is the drier, more restrained, more herbal sibling of Chateau D’Esclan’s pool-party Whispering Angel. It’s no wall-flower (it was launched at a party in LA with Rod Stewart) but perhaps more of a foodie style. Avoid anything with too much acidity or fat, but perhaps plainly grilled fish or a lightly-dressed salad.

Chateau Leoube Secret Rosé

Here you’ll find a refreshing spirit of adventure in Provencal rose making. Owners Lord and Lady Bamford (of JCB digger fame) add a splash of Cabernet Sauvignon to local grapes to inject more fruit, power and polish in their “secret”. It’s a wine for the table, not the beach, with a touch of currant and berry over the herbal, dry strawberry notes. Curious, as the vineyards actually run down to the beach in St Tropez.

Chateau D’Esclans Whispering Angel Rosé

Owner Sacha Lichine insists that if you listen while drinking this “you can hear the angels sing”. If you haven’t guessed he’s quite a charmer. Insanely popular, this is the fruity end of the Provencal rose spectrum. Ripe wild strawberries, soft and rounded mouthfeel and a hint of herbs. This is the one for parties on the beach and nights in the Jacuzzi. Or nights at home when you want to pretend.

Château Larose Trintaudon

See if you can dig out the 2010 vintage of this wine. It’s has a palate packed with fruit, so much so that it’s almost jammy, but just veers the right side of overdone. It was a big, lush vintage, and the winemakers have gone to town on new, glossy oak too. It’s no wallflower, but a fleshy, young-drinking claret with bags of fruit. Great for a sunday lunch, just keep a glass to snooze in front of the TV.