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', 'The Rhone', '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. This case is a celebration of these wines and includes FOUR UK exclusives that you can only find on The Sourcing Table.
Explore 'The New French Classics'
1 x Crémant de Alsace, Domaine Mann 2017A stellar Crémant that blew us away when we first sampled Mann's wines. A blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Auxerrois, this is a wonderfully sophisticated fizz that rivals vintage Champagne at twice the price. Sebastien's experience at renowned champagne house Vouette et Sorbé is clear; this is a vinous Crémant with significant complexity and richness whilst still being light enough to work beautifully as an aperitif.
1 x 'Ovide' Sancerre, Gerard et Pierre Morin 2018
This is the top wine from Sancerre superstars, Gerard and Pierre Morin. They craft it from a small plot of 50-year-old vines, planted on gravelly limestone which in turn creates an elegant, pure and concentrated expression of Sauvignon blanc. The old vines, combined with extended lees ageing, gives an incredible texture and finesse. 1 x 'En Boucheran' Chablis, Eleni & Edouard Vocoret 2018
Eleni and Edouard Vocoret are the next generation of Chablis, bringing organic winemaking and a pure, focused approach to this iconic region. This stellar wine comes from En Boucheran, a small that parcel sits between the Premiers Crus of Montmains and Vaillons. Its vines run and down the slope across three slightly varied soil types, which combine to create a nuanced, terroir-driven wine.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 Bourgogne Pinot Noir, Mishcief & Mayhem 2017In 2003, after working for Berry Bros & Rudd wine merchants for almost ten years, Michael and Fiona Ragg swapped bustling London for the small Burgundian village of Aloxe Corton where they established Mischief & Mayhem. Winemaker Fiona uses fruit from throughout Burgundy and employs simple winemaking techniques to showcase the inherent characteristics of Burgundian Pinot Noir. A moreish wine with juicy cherry fruit, fine chalky tannins, and a savoury finish that pairs wonderfully with food or simply with good conversation.1 x ' Cuvée Paul' Côtes du Rhône, Chateau du Mourre du Tendre 2017
The Cuvée Paul was created by Jacques Paumel for his grandson during his years at the helm of the Château. Now Paul is the winemaker for this blend that is his namesake. He continues to make it in a classic Côtes du Rhône style, producing a blend that is concentrated, rich and layered. Spice and dark fruit sing on the nose, while the palate displays impressive structure, fine berry fruits and a savoury meatiness.
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