Our French wine sale begins this Wednesday, May18th and is running rightthroughthe weekend until Tuesday the 24th, so there can be no better time to pick up a few bottles of your favourite French wine or even to try something new.
With over 300 wines covering a wide variety of wine styles, there's something here to suit everyone.
To start I am going with a classic white from Southern Burgundy, Cave de Lugny Mâcon-Lugny is easily one of the best examples the region produces. Ample peach and pear fruit, good structure and a long dry finish. This is the perfect all-round white wine that drinks well on its own but can match a wide variety of food from fresh shellfish to roast poultry.
Hot air balloonsrising above Château Claymore, Bordeaux
Sticking with the classic theme and moving into Bordeaux, Château Claymore is a delicious Merlot-based Lussac-Saint-Émilion, which has abundant, ripe blackberry/blackcurrant fruit, complemented by flavours of cherry, vanilla & liquorice with perfectly-ripe silky tannins all very well balanced by some intelligent use of oak. Pair this up with some grilled lamb chops and you are in for a real treat.
> Check out the above video to learn a little more aboutChâteau Claymore from our wine director Lynne Coyle MW.
To finish my selection I have chosen a Bordeaux-influenced red from the south of France,the Lynch-Bages owned L' Ostal Cazes Eclipse is made from a blend of the local Syrah grape variety mixed with Cabernet Sauvignon & Cabernet Franc yielding a wine which has a superb density of dark blueberry and blackberry fruit, French oak and complex sweet spices. This is a wine that is crying out for a juicy rib-eye steak.
All of these wines along with some other French treats will be on the tasting table in all of our stores this Friday & Saturday.