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Belinda Stone
18/03/2021


Organic Vins de France, Pinot Noir with a thermo-label, a classic Bordeaux rosé, everyone's favourite Picpoul, an intense St Chinian and some fine wines from the Rhône: we have added an ecclectic mix of new French wines to our portfolio this year which reflect the great strides forward France is making to master and balance both innovation and tradition.

The heat sensitive ink on the colour changing label of Endless Summer Pinot Noir from Patriarche makes the design quite literally blossom when it reaches optimum serving temperature of 10 to 14 degrees and building on their eco-credentials Patriarche have also released a pair of organic Vins de France: Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon.

The new and delightful Château Maine-Pascaud Côtes de Bordeaux rosé is a light and fruity blend of Grenache, Carignan and Syrah. 

We've changed our supplier of Picpoul and present the refreshing 2019 vintage of Gilles Cantons' Picpoul de Pinet Les Roches Saintes. We fell in love with his sun drenched and intensely fruity St Chinian so we bought some of that to add variety and guts to your French red range.

Last but not least we introduce the refined and must-taste wines of Domaine Mucyn, a small family-run domaine in the Rhône with a mosaic of vineyards across Crozes-Hermitage, Saint-Joseph and Cornas. They poetically describe their vineyards as an archipelago of little islands between Ozon and Pont de l’Isère which they are in the process of transitioning to organic and should be certified from the 2022 vintage.

 

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