An independent family firm, Maxime Trijol has twenty 2,500 litre charentais pot stills and is now one of the largest distillers of cognac. It is only in recent times that they have concentrated on releasing more of it’s own cognacs gaining a much-deserved reputation for high quality. Their VS is an excellent starting point, combining[…..]
This is a nicely rounded Picpoul with freshness and good structure. Delicious with or without fish.
The UK’s best-selling Beaujolais, and for good reason. The bright cherry and raspberry scented fruit comes from mainly declassified Regnie, a village renowned for its delicately perfumed Beaujolais. Fresh and appealingly fruity this is light enough to drink slightly chilled.
Domaine de Vedilhan (pronounced ‘Ved-ee-ohn’) is the estate of the Fayet family based in the village of Moussan close to Narbonne. The property is quite unique in that there is a natural brook running around the outskirts which provides natural irrigation to give much needed water. This gives the wines their freshness and appeal; keeping the[…..]
A great value Cognac. Light and well balance with aromas of plums and walnuts, hints of vanilla and cinnamon spice on the finsh.
An XO cognac from Maxime Trijol, made using grapes solely from the Grande Champagne region. This XO is full bodied and rich with balanced sweet fruit, spices and tobacco. Soft and rounded with a rich warmth and comforting ripeness with a long and lingering finish.
The VSOP Grande Champagne is blended from a large proportion of cognacs aged between 10 and 20 years. Distilled from grapes from the Grande Champagne region, this cognac offers rich aromas of rancio, with candied peels, stone fruits and aniseed.
A quality VSOP from the Maxime Trijol house, one of the few independents still controlling and performing all aspects of production in-house. Mellow on the palate with good fruit character, hints of orange with spicy notes balanced with an oaky vanilla finish.
A great triple sec (orange liqueur) from Edmond Briottet. This Curaçao is made by double distilling sweet and bitter oranges. The result is a fantastically rich, flavoursome liqueur.
Fresh, floral and fabulous, this Elderflower Liqueur from Dijon producer Edmond Briottet is perfect for summer cocktails or to add a sweet twist to Champagne.
An absolutely incredible wild strawberry liqueur from Edmond Briottet. This Fraise des Bois liqueur is made by macerating the fresh fruits in alcohol. It’s that simple.
A fresh and fruity raspberry liqueur from Dijon producer Edmond Briottet, Crème de Framboise is made by macerated the fresh fruit in alcohol. The result is a fresh-tasting, aromatic and utterly delicious liqueur.
High quality cassis liqueur from French artisan producer. Rich aromas with full blackcurrant overtones. A good and rich texture that piles up the blackcurrant flavours.
Soft and rich with flavours of baked apple with a light touch of nutmeg spice.
The 10 year old Baron de Sigognac delivers exceptional value for money. This is a beautifully crafted Bas-Armagnac, very round and full; earthy with notes of dried fruit and toffee yet showing floral, woody and spicy notes. A long well balanced finish with hints of almonds and vanilla.
Rich, smooth, plummy Bordeaux with ripe blackcurrant fruit flavours and a hint of vanilla spice.
Cedar, oak, a bit of green pepper and cassis all interwoven to give a classic Medoc.
A great vintage of this wine – powerful, concentrated and already well-knit but still youthful. Packed with intense black mulberry flavoured fruit and firm but smooth tannins, the ripe fruit makes this very drinkable now and it will continue to develop more complexity over the next 5 years.
Stylish, modern Margaux – Fresh and plummy, warm and soft with a good core of fruit, very polished and lots of potential with well-integrated oak on the finish.
This is a fresh, elegant Rhône with great finesse, good fruit and hints of spice. Great value.
Classic Syrah notes of spice, violets and cherries, with savoury notes of dark olives.
The Botti family has owned the 20 hectare vineyard for more than 80 years. The vineyard is situated in the southerly part of the Mâconnais in the heart of the Lamartine area. St Véran is produced entirely from Chardonnay grapes and the vines are planted in clay and chalky soils. This one has a fresh,[…..]
The wines of Volnay are celebrated for their delicacy and perfume, and this old vine Pinot Noir adds fleshy, round, rich fruit to the finesse and elegance.
Rich and intense with great typicity from this excellent producer, the deep stony soil gives the wine its intensity and elegance typical of the land around Puligny. Aromas are floral with hints of almond and hazelnut and the wine is fresh and rich in the mouth.
The wine is elegant and mineral with great textural intensity, a broad creamy palate with savoury butter and toasty notes balanced by a racy and vivacious finish. Still young, this lovely wine has the characteristic delicate touch of Berthelemot.
The village of Charnay is renowned as being one of the smallest and best of the Mâcon Villages producing classic unoaked white Burgundy with great depth and weight.
Typically gentle purple colour of the Gamay grape. Soft and juicy ripe damson type fruits with a crisp acidity. A lighter style of wine that mixes elegance and softness with bold ripe flavours.
Attractive red berried fruit on the nose. Very well balanced on the palate with pure red fruits and firm tannins. Full flavoured with hints of savouriness dissolving into an elegant finish.
Bernard Vallet is regarded by many as one of the best wine makers in the village of Gevrey Chambertin. His red wines are traditionally made (the house of Vallet Frères have been making wines in this style since 1864) and capture the true meaning of the expression ‘terroir’. This is mature Burgundy but still drinking[…..]
Jean Tête”s family have been producing wine in “Les Dépôts” since the beginning of the 19th century, a few kilometres from Beaujeu, the historical capital of Beaujolais. Tête’s Fleurie “La Bonne Dame” is the top wine that he produces. The grapes are largely sourced from the “La Madone” sector of the Fleurie appellation, with a[…..]
Aromas of morello cherry and raspberry with complex earthy elements, mouthfilling on the palate with a good concentration of red berry fruits, a lick of smooth woody vanilla and a lovely supple, textured middle supported by very fine tannins. Elegant and complex despite its concentration with a well balanced and defined finish.
A classic Chablis from vines grown on the famous Kimmeridgian clay with nervy, mineral fruit but added depth from a small, around 10%, addition of some oak aged wine into the blend. This is very typical of the Motte style and gives a richness and balance to the wine.
Toasty oak and ripe, juicy mangoes on the nose, the palate is ripe, yet with plenty of fresh chablis acidity. This will be long-lived; expect at least five years’ drinking.
Situated on the hill between Pommard and Beaune, Clos des Mouches gained its name from the site’s favourable exposition for keeping bees or ‘mouches’ as they are called locally. This gloriously fruity red offers smoky red berry characters on the nose whilst the palate is full-bodied, velvet smooth and spicy with flavours of ripe black[…..]
A beautifully elegant Sancerre with great balance of fruit and acidity. Pair with crab, lobster or even your favourite goats cheese.
A seriously good Sauvignon Blanc from the village of Oisly, renowned as being the cradle for French Sauvignon. A must-try for lovers of this grape.
The very talented winemaker Bernard Fouquet is a very lucky man as he has 26 hectares of Chenin Blanc vineyards planted on the best soils in Vouvray. He works with a lutte raisonnee philosophy, which they like to think of as the thinking man’s answer to organic, using treatments only when necessary. Bernard is a[…..]
This Sauvignon has a beautiful perfume; think gooseberries steeped in elderflower cordial. The palate is very fresh and dry with plenty of acidity and a lingering floral finish.
Delicate aromas of fruit & honey, the palate has a real freshness and a lively minerality. Perfect with shellfish.
One of the great names of Alsace, and what we believe is the benchmark for quality Gewurztraminer. Top quality.
Elegant and classic with fine minerality and a crisp lemony acid backbone leading in to a long finish. Brilliant with mildly spicy cuisine.
The perfect wine for spicy foods, lovely fragrant notes of lychee and rose with a slightly smoky richness.
One of the most underrated white grapes; this Pinot Blanc is dry and stylish and makes a perfect aperitif.
Wonderfully rich and slightly spicy white wine, partners beautifully with Asian or fusion cuisine.
A structured, heady and complex Syrah. Cassis fruit, coffee and dark chocolate with a toasty finish.
A refined and elegant Syrah with good tannins, ripe black fruits and attractive earthiness.
Modern white Chateauneuf from one of the region’s best dynamic young producers.
A proper white Côtes du Rhône – floral and soft fruited with a hint of oak to add texture and vinosity.
Impressive from the start with its fleshy, rounded, soft and spicy fruit and integrated oak.
A champagne of exhilarating freshness, complexity and finesse, Citrusy palate delivers an equal measure of ripe, toasty fruit followed by a tasty, elegant finish.
Mature biscuity nose, complex flavour with hints of red apple and an impressively long finish.
Champagne Bernard Remy is situated in Allemant, a small town at the edge of the Côte de Blancs an area from which the regions best Chardonnay grapes are grown. This is high quality fizz made in an elegant, fresh and appealing style. Great value!
Fresh floral aromas mixed with characteristic sweet, doughy overtones, which are balanced by richer fruit, peach skin characters and classic baked biscuit flavours with a crisp citrus finish.
This is a great-value spicy red. Really juicy yet retaining a subtle savoury edge. Try with venison/beef sausages.
Absolutely fabulous pale pink rosé. Dry but with an appealing roundness.
A ‘Provence’ style rosé – dry, fresh and fruity. This is sophisticated pink at its best! Also available in MAGNUMS!
Produced from 100% Sauvignon Blanc this is a delicious southern French white with notes of ripe gooseberry, white peach and citrus zest that is the perfect pick-me-up after a long day.
Soft and supple Merlot with a hint of pepper, lively red fruits, and a rounded velvety palate.
A delicious southern French white that is the perfect pick-me-up after a long day.
Picpoul is fast becoming popular with its floral aromas and citrus character making it a great foil for seafood.
Pure, fresh, characterful and lush with classic varietal raspberry fruit and crunchy acidity on the finish.
Dry, refreshing and beautifully balanced, with flavours of lime, peach and great minerality.Dry, refreshing and beautifully balanced, with flavours of lime, peach and great minerality. Read our blog on Riesling grapes
A round, lush Sauvignon Blanc with depth of fruit, fantastic concentration, and superb balance which make it an absolute gem.
Lovely moreish Pinot Noir with rich, complex red berry flavours and a hint of vanilla on the finish.
A rich and ripe Chateauneuf with layers of warm fruit and spice supported by fine tannins.
6 varieties (hence the name), combine beautifully to make one superb Cairanne. Big and bold!
Lovely, juicy, peppery Grenache. Lots of red fruits and a hint of white pepper, perfect for the BBQ!
A refreshingly fruity rosé with delicate spice that is both dry and elegant.
An elegant nose redolent of citrus blossom, followed by a delicate and precise palate showing greengages and honey. A long finish dominated by toasty brioche notes.
Crunchy, hedgerow fruit with fine balance, freshness, well-judged tannins, and a lead pencil finish.
Château Fayau is a beautiful chartreuse style building surrounded by vines in the heart of the historic village of Cadillac. The 85 acre estate has been in the Médeville family since 1826 who carry on the proud tradition of making sweet botrytised wines and this traditional red Bordeaux blend. Thoroughly modern, fruit-driven Bordeaux representing great value-for-money.[…..]
A great example of Burgundian Pinot Noir. Restrained with subtle red fruits and finely-grained tannins.
This wine displays classic aromas of toast and grilled nuts on the nose. On the palate the wine is minerally, with lovely buttery overtones.