PLEIN SUD: THRILLING WHITES FROM FRANCE'S DEEP SOUTH

France's warm Midi was once the kiss of death for fine whites but that's very old news. This is the terrain of heady, gorgeous and gastronomic varieties which artful winemaking has made into exuberant dining companions. Marcel Orford-Williams picks his winners.

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Cassis Clos Val Bruyère, Château Barbanau 2015

Above the Mediterranean amidst the towering limestone Calanques is where Provence's most exciting whites are made. This is dry, characterful, savoury and perfect with all manner of seafood. More >

£12.50
Bottle

£150
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
QFP-FC32251
Product Type
White Wine
Style
1 (of 9): Bone dry
Alcohol Level
12.5%
Dominant Grape
Clairette

Côtes du Roussillon Blanc, Les Glaciaires, Domaine Gardiés 2015

A Roussillon blend that includes the local roussanne, grenache and macabeu varieties. This is dry and fruity, full-flavoured but fresh too with apple, herbs and some citrus in the flavour. Delicious and versatile, but More >

£12.50
Bottle

£150
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
QFP-FC32421
Product Type
White Wine
Style
2 (of 9): Dry
Alcohol Level
13.5%
Dominant Grape
Grenache Blanc

Les Perles de Jones Carignan Gris, Vin de France 2015

Dry, herby and full of character with length of flavour. Just needs a few shellfish, maybe some mussels, even a plate of oysters. The carignan gris grape is extremely rare yet is perfectly adapted to the hot, arid More >

£16
Bottle

£96
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
QFP-FC31131
Product Type
White Wine
Style
2 (of 9): Dry
Alcohol Level
13.5%
Dominant Grape
Carignan
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Collioure Blanc L’Argile, Domaine de la Rectorie 2015

The triumph of the grenache gris grape in a brilliant vintage. A wonderful full-bodied white with loads of character, perfect with fish and with a good aptitude for ageing. More >

£22
Bottle

£132
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
QFP-FC30801
Product Type
White Wine
Style
2 (of 9): Dry
Alcohol Level
14.5%
Dominant Grape
Grenache / Garnacha

Saint-Péray Les Pins, Domaine Bernard Gripa 2015

Full-bodied, splendidly rich tasting white Rhône from the little-known Saint-Péray appellation for whites next to Cornas in the northern part of the valley. Fabrice Gripa is one of the leading lights here and this More >

£22
Bottle

£132
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
QFP-RH46441
Product Type
White Wine
Style
2 (of 9): Dry
Alcohol Level
14.5%
Dominant Grape
Marsanne Roussanne

Clairette, Les Anthenors, Méditerranée, Jean-Luc Colombo 2015

Lovely, dry, full-flavoured Provence white from a secluded vineyard to the west of Marseille. A delicious match with fish dishes. More >

£23
Bottle

£138
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
QFP-FC32341
Product Type
White Wine
Style
2 (of 9): Dry
Alcohol Level
13.0%
Dominant Grape
Clairette

Saint-Joseph 'Lieu-dit Saint-Joseph', Guigal 2015

Impressive, richly flavoured marsanne from very old vines and from the slope that gave its name to the appellation. Ample, yet fine and elegant white, with citrus and honeyed fruit. More >

£30
Bottle

£180
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
QFP-RH44291
Product Type
White Wine
Style
2 (of 9): Dry
Alcohol Level
14.5%
Dominant Grape
Marsanne

Condrieu, Domaine Barou 2015

A lovely Condrieu, full-bodied and rich yet there is finesse too and plenty of concentration. The viognier grape was particularly aromatic and heady in the excellent 2015 vintage where a relatively cool August helped More >

£30
Bottle

£360
Case of 12
In Stock
Product Code
QFP-RH46421
Product Type
White Wine
Style
3 (of 9): Dry, rich
Alcohol Level
14.0%
Dominant Grape
Viognier

Whites of the South of France Case

Drink or store to 2020. A six-bottle case containing one bottle each of the following: More >

£129
Case of 6
In Stock
Product Code
QFP-MX1783
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