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  1. Château Le Coin Bordeaux
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    Merlot
    Our bestselling Bordeaux from Ludovic Roussillon at his small family estate – rich, velvety fruit
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  2. Rex Mundi Shiraz Grenache
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    Shiraz-based blend
    Black as sin, seductive and velvety, Rex Mundi will tempt you with its gorgeous, ripe fruit
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  3. Champagne Château de Bligny Grande Réserve
    CountryFrance
    Pinot Noir-based blend
    91-point Champagne from an historical jewel in the heart of Côte des Bar. Rich and elegant
    £24.99 per bottle when you mix 6+
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  4. Provence Rosé Six
    A beautiful selection of our classic Provence rosés
    £65.94 £94.94
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  5. Cabalié Blanc
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    Viognier-based blend
    Rich, rounded, yet crisp southern French white. As delicious as the much-loved red edition
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  6. EOFY Provence Rosé Showcase
    EOFY deal: Fine Provence rosé from just £8.99 a bottle with FREE bottle (normally £18.99)
    £119.88 £163.88
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  7. Le Champ des Etoiles Pinot Noir
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    Pinot Noir
    Lush, ripe and silky Pinot Noir, not from Burgundy, but from the Languedoc. A delicious star!
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  8. Les Chantebines Pouilly-Fumé
    CountryFrance
    Sauvignon Blanc
    Gold-medal Pouilly-Fumé, one of the finest expressions of Sauvignon on the planet! Top vintage too
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  9. Cabalié Family Mix
    A special Cabalié ‘thank you’ deal ... £9.99 a bottle
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  10. Roche Lacour Crémant de Limoux
    CountryFrance
    Chardonnay-based blend
    Our No.1 selling vintage fizz, made the same way as top Champagne, but at a fraction of the price
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  11. Cabalié
    CountryFrance
    Grenache-based blend
    Our most reordered red, a big southern French Grenache with velvety berry fruit and rich herby spic
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  12. Willem the Silent
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    Grenache-based blend
    Warm, ripe red from an under-the-radar southern Rhône region and a Châteauneuf-du-Pape winemaker
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  13. Château de Colombe Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux
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    Merlot-based blend
    Ripe, supple Merlot-rich claret, with a great Gold-medal history, from our own Castillon estate
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  14. Château La Clarière
    CountryFrance
    Merlot-based blend
    Outstanding vintage, five-Golds claret from the Laithwaite family's Castillon estate. Velvety rich
    £24.30 per bottle when you mix 6+
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  15. Domaine du Mas Ensoleillé Rosé
    CountryFrance
    Grenache-based blend
    Elegant, berry-fruit pink with delightful freshness from France’s top spot for rosé, Provence
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  16. L'Epiphanie de Margaux
    CountryFrance
    Cabernet-based blend
    Hush-hush, very well-priced, insider-deal Margaux from a very famous château we’re forbidden to name
    £28.00 per bottle when you mix 6+
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  17. Abbesse Sauvignon Blanc
    CountryFrance
    Sauvignon Blanc
    Brilliant, stony-fresh Sauvignon Blanc from our oldest friends in the Loire, the Bougrier family
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  18. Le Coeur de la Presqu'ile de St Tropez Rosé
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    Rosé blend
    Fine, elegant, fresh berry rosé from the only cellar permitted to put Saint Tropez on the label
    £11.99 per bottle when you mix 6+
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  19. Bordeaux Reds Mix
    Silky clarets crafted at Bordeaux’s top-performing châteaux
    £131.88 £185.88
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    £239.76£371.76
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  20. Cabalié Rosé
    CountryFrance
    Grenache-based blend
    Bright berry Cabalié rosé from old-vine Grenache and Syrah grapes. Crisp, subtle fruit and full of c
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  21. Belle Roche Cabernet Sauvignon
    CountryFrance
    Cabernet Sauvignon
    Dense, ripe, cassis-laden, southern French Cabernet, with claret-like suavity. The Belle of 2022
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  22. Whispering Angel Côtes de Provence Rosé
    CountryFrance
    Grenache-based blend
    One of the world's finest rosés from an iconic estate and winemaker. Always utterly ravishing
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  23. Domaine Michel Thomas Sancerre
    CountryFrance
    Sauvignon Blanc
    Classic, aromatic Sancerre with intense, flinty, citrus elegance from this small family domaine
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    Château Les Grands Maréchaux
    CountryFrance
    Merlot-based blend
    One of our perennial claret favourites, Blaye’s Les Grands Maréchaux 2016 is on top, 93-point form
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Discover French wine

The beating heart of the ‘old wine world’ French wine is celebrated globally for its quality, tradition, and unique regional styles – with wine regions such as Bordeaux, Burgundy, and Champagne representing the very pinnacle of their styles. Boasting over 200 grape varieties, France offers a vast wine spectrum, from elegant reds and crisp whites to exquisite sparkling wines, each embodying a unique regional identity. It’s perhaps no surprise then that this nation of winemakers is also a nation of wine lovers – drinking around 21 million litres annually.

What are the top French wine regions?

France is home to renowned wine regions like Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne, each offering unique and prestigious wines.

These regions have become synonymous with fine wine and have set the benchmark for many types of grapes, including Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. There are 11 primary growing regions in France, the most well-known include:

  • Bordeaux: Boasting renowned châteaux and globally acclaimed red wine blends valued for their depth and structure, Bordeaux is a bastion for Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Its reputation is upheld through strict wine production standards, making its vintages sought-after globally with notable wines from Margaux, Pauillac and Saint-Émilion.
  • Burgundy: The spiritual home of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, Burgundy wines are prized for their exquisite balance of power and finesse. Key Burgundian sub-regions include Côte d’Or, Chablis and Beaujolais.
  • Champagne: Situated in the northeast, Champagne is best known for its namesake sparkling wine. A sophisticated blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier, Champagne offers diverse styles from the crisp Brut to the slightly sweeter Demi-Sec.
  • Rhône Valley: The Rhône River adds charm to this valley known for its Shiraz-centric reds in the north and Grenache blends in the south. Notable sub-regions include Côte-Rôtie, Hermitage and Châteauneuf-du-Pape.
  • Loire Valley: A hub for white wines, the Loire Valley produces top-tier Chenin Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc and Melon de Bourgogne wines. The region’s crisp, high-acidity wines are showcased in labels such as Sancerre, Pouilly-Fumé, Vouvray and Muscadet.

Want to learn more? Read our guide to France;s Top Wine Regions

What is the French appellation system?

To protect the origins of their wines, the French keep track of where and how wines are made using the Appellation d’origine contrôlée labelling system – commonly abbreviated to AOC.

An AOC label is a certification of authenticity awarded to specific areas where environmental and human factors give products, such as wine, distinctive characteristics.

Wines with this label must meet strict standards, including specific ratios of varieties in blended wines, minimal alcohol content and how the vineyards are planted. There are 360 AOCs in France, most within the leading wine regions such as Bordeaux and the Rhône Valley.

What are some of the best-known French red wines?

French red wines are considered some of the best in the world – from Bordeaux’s deep and well-structured blends, Burgundy’s graceful Pinot Noirs, Rhône Valley’s assertive Shiraz, to the fresh and vibrant Gamay wines of Beaujolais.

France’s most famous red wine is the Bordeaux blend – an expert mix of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and other red grapes, creating age-worthy wines with complex flavours, rich tannins and a balanced structure. The most famous Bordeaux wines of all are known as the First Growths (or premier cru classés) – five chȃteaux considered the elite of French wine production. They are Haut-Brion, Lafite Rothschild, Mouton Rothschild, Latour and Margaux. Wines from these estates can fetch staggering prices … from hundreds to tens of thousands of pounds!

Another world-famous French red is the Rhône’s Châteauneuf-du-Pape. A Grenache blend, these wines are known for their rich and complex flavours, with notes of dark fruits, spices and herbs. What makes them so sought after is that this wine is only made in small batches, making it a more exclusive wine that isn’t widely available. It was also the first French wine appellation – created in 1936. Other famous French red wines include:

  • Burgundy Pinot Noir. Some of the most expensive and celebrated wines in the world come from Côte d’Or (Burgundy’s Golden Slope). 
  • Beaujolais. The first Beaujolais of the harvest (called Beaujolais Nouveau) even has its own festival, celebrated on the Third Thursday of November each year.
What are some of the best-known French white wines?

Burgundy Chardonnay, Chablis, Sancerre, Sauternes, Champagne… France showcases an impressive array of world-famous white wines, distinguished by regional nuances and unique flavour profiles. Here are some of the standout varieties:

  • Chardonnay: One of the most widely planted white wine grapes in France, it is grown in several regions, including Burgundy, Champagne and the Loire Valley. While some French Chardonnays are crisp without oak ageing, others gain a rich, creamy flavour from maturing in oak barrels.
  • Sauvignon Blanc: Recognised for its lively acidity and lighter body, this grape thrives in the Loire Valley and Bordeaux. Its aroma often carries citrus, green apple, and gooseberry notes, complemented by a hint of minerality.
  • Chenin Blanc: Mostly grown in the Loire Valley, Chenin Blanc offers wines ranging from dry and sharp to sumptuously sweet, all underlined by its innate high acidity and layered flavours.
  • Riesling: Though primarily linked with Germany, the Alsace region in France is also home to the Riesling grape. Celebrated for their bright acidity and pure fruit tones, Alsace Rieslings also offer good ageing prospects.
  • Viognier: A staple in the northern Rhône Valley, Viognier makes full-bodied, aromatic wines with flavours of apricot, peach and honeysuckle, often with a rich, luxe texture.
  • Sémillon: This variety is commonly blended with Sauvignon Blanc to create classic white Bordeaux wines. Sémillon adds body and richness to a blend but can also be used to make sweet wines such as Sauternes.
What are some of the best-known French rosé wines?

For the best French rosé wines, look no further than Provence. Located in the southeastern region near the Mediterranean, Provence rosés are adored for their dry, refreshing style and delicate, pale-pink colour. A blend of Grenache, Cinsault and Tibouren gives these wines their signature dry and crisp profile, supported by notes of lychee, strawberry and herbs – all underlined by a subtle minerality. Other notable French rosés combine Grenache, Mourvédre and Shiraz, making wines with more sweetness and vivid fruit notes, such as raspberry, complemented by a distinct minerality.

What are some of the best-known French sparkling wines?

The French created the most famous sparkling wine of all – Champagne. Exclusive to its namesake region, Champagne is considered the pinnacle of celebration bubbles worldwide. Made from Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and/or Pinot Meunier, it’s a secondary fermentation in the bottle that gives Champagne its signature effervescence and smooth texture. Champagne styles range from the very dry Brut Nature to the more lush Demi-Sec. In other regions, sparkling wine made using the same method as Champagne is called Crémant. This elegant and equally complex sparkling wine is a more affordable alternative to Champagne. Crémant is made in several regions, but the best-known is Crémant de Alsace – a creamy and floral sparkling wine.

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