The New French Classics




The New French Classics



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6 Bottles

The classics tend to be classics for a reason. Weather worn history, generations of passion and an unwavering dedication to quality has shaped the classic regions of the wine world. Few countries embody this quite like the French. 'Burgundy', 'Bordeaux', 'Sancerre'; names like these are synonymous with pure class.

For us, the best thing about classic French wines is the new generations who've started to take the reigns of history. Exciting, young, dynamic winemakers bringing their own interpretation to the classics we all know and love. 

Explore 'The New French Classics'

1 x Bret Brothers, 'Bret Nat' Pet Nat, 2020

Something fun and delicious from the Bret Brothers, which diverges from their usual 'classic' Burgundian expressions. This Pet Nat is light, fresh and energetic, made from a combination of Chardonnay fruit from their Vineyard Soufrandière and other organic local growers. A fantastic sparkling wine with delicate, soft bubbles that's packed with green apple, white pear and a kick of lemon citrus. Like everything the Bret Brothers do, this is still remarkably serious and incredibly well made. Definitely the best Pet Nat we've ever tasted. 

1 x Pierre Luneau-Papin, 'Garance' Muscadet sur Lie, 2020

Pierre Luneau-Papin are masters of Muscadet, and their organically grown 'Garance' exemplifies this perfectly. This is a lean expression of Melon Blanc (aka Melon de Bourgogne), that's left on its lees post fermentation to add amazing weight and texture to the palate. Packed with zippy citrus notes, delicate white flowers, a touch of brioche and salty, wet stones on the finish. Everything great muscadet should be, and the ultimate pairing with seafood or oysters.

1 x Bourgogne Hautes-Cotes de Beaune 'Champs Perdrix', Domaine Devevey 2015

Jean-Yves Devevey takes a very hands-off approach to his wines, intervening very little as possible and aiming to let the soils of Burgundy do the talking. This single-vineyard Hautes-Cotes de Beaune is the perfect example of that ethos. Incredibly expressive, with gun smoke reduction on the nose - a hallmark of its chalky soils - the palate is weighty and textured, with notes of apple, pear, toasted brioche and a subtly creamy finish. Everything we love about good white Burgundy, especially with a bit of bottle age!

1 x 'Line' Rosé, Domaine des Lauriers 2020

Move over Provence, it's time for the Languedoc's own stunning pale rosé to shine. As soon as the sun peaks through from behind a cloud, this is exactly the wine we reach for first. A delicious, moreish rosé that instantly transports you to the shores of the Mediterranean sea; a stone's throw from where Domaine des Lauriers grow their vines in the south of France. The grapes here are picked at night to preserve their freshness and see only a light pressing to maintain its light body.

1 x Chateau du Mourre du Tendre, Cotes du Rhone 'Cuvee Paul', 2018

An inviting blend of Grenache and Cinsault, that's instantly approachable yet still remarkably complex. The 2018 vintage has a very flattering nose brimming with lots of ripe (yet elegant) red berry fruit and a tickle of pepper. The palate is soft, but with a nice amount of tannic grip which adds weight and texture. A wine that leaves you reaching for that second glass!

1 x Bordeaux Supérieur, Chateau Passe Craby 2016

Sometimes you just can't beat a damn good bottle of Claret and for us, Chateau Passe Craby really hits the spot. Wonderfully classic Bordeaux, with moreish notes of fresh blackcurrant and blackberry, blackcurrant leaf and cassis. The Boyé family have owned vineyards on the right bank of Bordeaux just 10 km northeast of Pomerol and St Emilion, since the 18th century. Vincent and his son Jérôme continue the family traditions, whilst also working sustainably in the vineyards (they are certified Haute Valeur Environnementale). Sincere and honest winemaking by a family who simply adore their region and always strive to do it justice.