These Rhône Valley red wines glide across the palate, enticing with their gentle silky shape and generous crimson fruits. In the southern Rhône, the Grenache grape reigns supreme, while the north is home to Syrah, a variety increasingly popular in our part of the world. Grenache loves the heat, growing on bush vines close to the south's stony soils. It is frequently combined with Syrah and Mourvèdre, with the resulting blends behind the region's Côtes du Rhône expressions and village wines like Beaumes-de-Venise. A recent string of excellent vintages sees us spoilt for choice when it comes to quality from this bountiful and alluring region.
RED: Silky and Seductive. Shining Lights of the Rhone Valley
Brilliant Value. Beats the pants off the competition.
An exuberantly fragrant blend of Grenache and Syrah, robust yet still refined, and offering a good degree of complexity and sinewy succulence via its bright fruit and spicy characters.
Grenache skillfully crafted into a delicious juicy Cote du Rhone.
$18.99 per bottle by the case.
This superb takes on the Rhone Valley's ultimate red style is covered in awards.
Established in 1344, Château Mont-Redon is distinctly old-school; it is, indeed, one of the oldest wine-producing estates in France, as well as the largest single property in Châteauneuf-du-Pape.
A definitive Châteauneuf-du-Pape blend, the fragrant nose of cherry and raspberry embellished by peppery notes and toasty oak, while the palate delivers plum, berry, chocolate and spice, seamlessly integrated and wrapped around supple tannins.
Burgundy is a diverse region that starts in the north with Chablis and finishes in the south in Beaujolais. It is home to France’s light and fruity red wines, made from the Gamay variety in Beaujolais and from Pinot Noir throughout the rest of the region. The finest Pinot Noir wines in the world are derived from Burgundy’s golden slopes, the Côte d’Or. The recent 2018 vintage is lush with resonant fruity flavours – a vintage you can enjoy fresh off the boat.
RED: Light and fruity. Delicacy, persistence & penache.
The king of Beaujolais does soft, fruity & succulant.
A brilliantly-priced wine from the King of Beaujolais.
Produced from the strong and fruity Gamay variety, the Villages model is mid-range Beaujolais, a step up from the Nouveau. Soft, fruity and succulent.
An excellent Burgundy vintage meets a master winemaker.
A modern-day winery sited in an abbey, Bellene is the vehicle of Burgundian maestro Nicolas Potel.
His earthy opulent Pinot Noir wines are superb, with the Maison Dieu the starting point in his impressive portfolio.
$32.99 per bottle by the case
France's Bordeaux region is home to the greatest Cabernet-based wines in the world. The traditional varieties here are Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Malbec, Petit Verdot and Carménère; they are adeptly blended in varying proportions to produce wines that stand the test of time. The 2018, 2019 and 2020 vintages have produced a trilogy of exceptional years that have delivered some of the finest Bordeaux to date. In such years, the quality permeates all levels, with these new 2018 arrivals over-delivering for their price.
RED: Sleek and Bold. The home of Cabernt & Blends.
The real deal going for a steal, this is great value Bordeaux red.
A Cabernet-dominant blend off an estate that has been in family hands for over two centuries. Situated on the east bank of the Garonne, Nicot is part of the Dubourg family’s 73 ha of land in the Bordeaux region.
Mineral-edged aromas of blackcurrant and raspberry embellish a supple and rounded palate of concentrated plummy flavours. Traditional Bordeaux with a great price tag.
This drinks well above its price point.
It’s a delight to find a Bordeaux at this price that is so good. Merlot-dominant, the nose is on the shy side, however the palate makes up for it with an abundance of generous red fruit flavours.
The 40% component of Cabernet Sauvignon brings some weight and structure.
$19.99 per bottle by the glass.
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WHITE: Subtle & Intricate
Chardonnay and Chenin Blanc produce some of the most subtle and intricate wines in France. Both relatively neutral varieties, the wines take a lot of their character from the vigneron's hand. Chardonnay is found in many regions. In Chablis, the cool climate producers apply crisp, vibrant styles that see very little, if any, new oak. From the heart of Burgundy come long-lived, full-bodied styles, and in the south is Mâcon, with its creamy, fruity wines. The Chenin Blanc variety holds sway to the north, in the Loire Valley, and is the variety behind Vouvray.
Classic French Chardonnay
A Burgundian Chardonnay from the Vervier family, now into their fifth generation of vinous endeavours. The fruit is sourced from the Mâconnais region.
Not quite as lean as a Chablis, it is nonetheless most at home in that group, sitting at the broader end with a touch more oak.
$21.99 per bottle by the case
Soft peaches and cream with a gentle touch of oak
Simultaneously refined and price-friendly, this is a lean and elegant wine with a touch of richness from the southern French sun.
A very popular easy-drinking style laced with notes of lemon and tropical fruit.
$15.99 per bottle by the case
CASE/6 $26.99 ea.
WHITE: Floral and aromatic. Enticing bouquets & tasty treats.
Aromatic wines pop up all over France. Alsace knows nothing else – a French region that helpfully labels its wines with the varieties Pinot Gris, Riesling, Gewürztraminer and Pinot Blanc. In the Loire Valley, Sauvignon Blanc is the grape behind the wines of Sancerre and Pouilly-Fumé (not to be confused with Burgundy's Pouilly-Fuissé, which is Chardonnay). In Bordeaux, the white wines are made from Sauvignon Blanc- Semillon blends, often with some Muscadelle. Following the same varietal mix, the sweet wines from Bordeaux, affected by botrytis, are liquid marmalade in a glass.
If you want to find out why Alsace has such an elevated reputaion for aromatic wines, start right here.
The Gisselbrecht family have been producing wine in Alsace for over 300 years. Originally selling their wines to négociants, in 1936 Willy Gisselbrecht became an independent wine-maker/merchant, one of the first to bottle his own wines.
Today the company is run from Dambach-la-Ville by his grandsons, Philippe and Claude, where the company owns 17 ha of some of Alsace’s finest vineyard sites.
The family also own significant parcels in the Grand Cru Frankstein Their entry-level Pinot Gris delivers superbly rich and spicy restraint and delicacy that’s hard to go past.
$20.99 per bottle by the case
A great entry into the lusch delight that is Sauternes
Château Suduiraut go back to 1580, and they produce one of the great Premier cru classé sweet wines.
This is their second wine, and it’s excellent. Rich aromatic notes of spicy mandarin, apricot and butterscotch on a creamy, opulent palate balanced by subtle acidity. If the thought of laying out for the Yquem makes your eyes water, this is a great way to tap into the lush and poised brilliance that is Sauternes. Excellent value.
CASE/12 $21.99 ea.
CASE/12 $36.99 ea.
ROSE: Fragrant & blushing
Rosé is found in many French regions, but the alluringly pale, fragrant styles that intrigue the world are from Provence.
Situated on France's southern coast and caressed by the Mediterranean, the wines are generally dry in style and deliciously
delicate and perfumed. The warm southern sun nurtures the luminous fruit characters, the fresh sea breeze providing the
bright lift of acidity that makes these rosés so moreish.
A top seller and perennial favourite of our Glengarry customers.
A lovely Provencal rose, the plump, intensely perfumed flavours evoking wild strawberries.
While the crisp acidity and hint of minerality sign off on a refreshing finish, making this the perfect option for summer sipping.
$19.99 per bottle by the case
CASE/6 $26.99 ea.
CASE/12 $29.99 ea.
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CASE/6 $11.99 ea.