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White Wine  »  French White Wine

Who knows where grapes were first farmed for the production of wine? It seems that Persia is a likely candidate, yet it was the Greeks that first transported it - both as made wine and in terms of wine making knowledge - far afield. For the last thousand years plus, however, it has been French wine that has made the running when a liquid of distinction is required. Pliny the Elder in the first century AD was shipping wine made on the Hill of Hermitage back to Rome, in such high esteem did he hold it; Samuel Pepys was often to be found in his local tavern supping on a flagon of Ho Bryan (Haut-Brion) back in the 17th century.

Red and white, sparkling and sweet, French wine is generally the first stop for any budding wine lover (at least in those countries not having the climate for widespread cultivation of grapes for wine) and with good reason. The sheer quantity of top level fluids emanating from that country trounces all other applicants for the title of Top Wine Nation. Whilst the heights of Italy and Spain can come close, those lofty altitudes come from much smaller mountain ranges. France is, essentially, where it’s at.
 

White Wine  »  French White Wine
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2015 Marsanne Enseduna
On Sale
Wine Variety: Marsanne is a properly Rhône-ish variety, taking i…
from: £9.20 was £11.50
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2015 Marsanne Enseduna

Grape Variety
Grape Variety:
Marsanne
  Style
Style:
not specified
Country
Country:
France
  Alcohol Content
Alcohol Content:
13%
Region
Region:
Languedoc
  Bottle Size
Bottle Size:
75cl
Producer
Producer:
Vignobles Foncalieu
  Serving Temperature
Serving Temperature:
9°C
Appellation
Appellation:
not specified
  Drink By Date
Drink By:
2018
Colour
Colour:
not specified
  Food
Food:
  • Asian/Spicy
  • Canapés
  • Cheese
  • Chicken
  • Pasta
  • Pork
  • Salads
 
2018 Picpoul de Pinet Villa des Croix
new this month
Wine Variety: Another tangled web of a variety, there being black, white an…
from: £11.50
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2018 Picpoul de Pinet Villa des Croix

Grape Variety
Grape Variety:
Picpoul
  Style
Style:
Dry White - light
Country
Country:
France
  Alcohol Content
Alcohol Content:
12%
Region
Region:
Languedoc
  Bottle Size
Bottle Size:
75cl
Producer
Producer:
SO Vignerons
  Serving Temperature
Serving Temperature:
9°C
Appellation
Appellation:
Picpoul de Pinet
  Drink By Date
Drink By:
2021
Colour
Colour:
Still White
  Food
Food:
  • Aperitif
  • Canapés
  • Cheese
  • Fish
  • Salads
 
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