French Red Wines

We don't place an emphasis on France (unlike many retailers) as we source our wines primarily on their own merits before appellation or region. The best French red wines tend to be expensive as there is plenty of demand from traditional retailers. But there are plenty of good French red wines at reasonable prices, particularly from the former Vin de Pays regions along the South coast.

The majority of our French offerings are natural, sulphite free wines from the Rhone and Languedoc regions. 

When it comes to Bordeaux I personally prefer a good Bordeaux blend from warmer more reliable climates outside France. In fact a "Bordeaux blend" is my favourite wine so I'm always keen to find good ones. We have some great examples from Argentina, South Africa and Italy. Give them a go - you would have to spend a lot more money to find anything anywhere near their equivalent from France!

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  1. Domaine Viret MPN sulphite free wine

    This is Philippe's lightest wine. A soft, light blend which can be drunk chilled if required.

    Free sulphur: <5mg/l

    Grapes Own Yeast: Yes

    Sustainable farming: Yes

    Dry farmed: Yes

    Gluten free: Yes

    Vegan: Yes

    Sulphite level: Sulphite Free

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    £12.49
  2. Costes Cirgues Saint Cyr sulphite free wine

    Deep opaque ruby in colour. Swirl it round in the glass and the nose really opens up. Big damson and plum flavours in the mouth. Very smooth and balanced.

    Free sulphur: 0

    Organic: Yes

    Sustainable farming: Yes

    Gluten free: Yes

    Vegan: Yes

    Sulphite level: Sulphite Free

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    £15.95
  3. Costes Cirgues Bois du Roi sulphite free wine

    Deep opaque purple in colour. This is a big wine and is best decanted as it really opens up given some time to breathe. Big black fruit flavours, velvet mouth feel and soft tannins.

    Free sulphur: 0

    Organic: Yes

    Sustainable farming: Yes

    Gluten free: Yes

    Vegan: Yes

    Sulphite level: Sulphite Free

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    £15.95
  4. Chateau Costes Cirgues sulphite free wine

    80% Syrah, 20% Grenache hand harvested into small trays from another tiny 1.6 hectare vineyard. Gravity fed, concrete fermented then aged in French oak for 15 months prior to blending. Black fruit from the Grenache with some pepper from the Syrah. Big, rich and opulent.

    Free sulphur: 0

    Organic: Yes

    Sustainable farming: Yes

    Gluten free: Yes

    Vegan: Yes

    Sulphite level: Sulphite Free

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    £24.95
  5. Domaine Mayrac Organic Caractere Pinot Noir

    A great organic oaked Pinot Noir from this family owned winery.

    Free sulphur: 7mg/l

    Organic: Yes

    Sustainable farming: Yes

    Gluten free: Yes

    Vegan: Yes

    Sulphite level: Very Low

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    £10.99
  6. Domaine Mayrac Organic Arinarnoa

    A soft and smooth organic wine made from a unique grape which is a hybrid of Merlot and Petit Verdot.

    Free sulphur: 17mg/l

    Organic: Yes

    Sustainable farming: Yes

    Gluten free: Yes

    Vegan: Yes

    Sulphite level: Very Low

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    £11.99
  7. Domaine Mayrac Organic Identite

    A big, smooth tasty blend. Mayrac took individual parcels from specific vineyards and blended them to produce this wine they are very proud of. It's great value and highly recommended.

    Free sulphur: 17mg/l

    Organic: Yes

    Sustainable farming: Yes

    Gluten free: Yes

    Vegan: Yes

    Sulphite level: Very Low

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    £10.99
  8. Domaine Mayrac Organic Milesime Rouge

    A lovely, smooth wine with savoury flavours and a long finish.

    Free sulphur: 20mg/l

    Organic: Yes

    Sustainable farming: Yes

    Gluten free: Yes

    Vegan: Yes

    Sulphite level: Very Low

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    £13.99
  9. Domaine Mayrac Organic Diletante Syrah

    Domaine Myrac Diletante Rouge is a complex Syrah with flavours of dark chocolate followed by mint. Very smooth and balanced. Fully organic and very low in sulphur, this is a genuine artisan wine from this excellent organic family owned winery. This wine is lovely.

    Free sulphur: 19mg/l

    Organic: Yes

    Sustainable farming: Yes

    Gluten free: Yes

    Vegan: Yes

    Sulphite level: Very Low

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    £16.00
  10. Domaine Mayrac Organic Excellence Pinot Noir

    "Excellence" is a very apt name for this wine. It is velvet smooth, with good body. Fruit and oak in harmony, with excellent natural acidity.

    Organic: Yes

    Sustainable farming: Yes

    Gluten free: Yes

    Vegan: Yes

    Sulphite level: Very Low

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    £17.99
  11. Costes Cirgues Montplaisir sulphite free wine

    This wine has improved dramatically over the last couple of years. Tasting notes will be posted when we get some into stock

    Free sulphur: 0

    Organic: Yes

    Sustainable farming: Yes

    Gluten free: Yes

    Vegan: Yes

    Sulphite level: Sulphite Free

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    £11.99
  12. Domaine D'Anglas Le Petit Roy sulphite free wine

    This is Roger's lightest red. Soft, smooth, fruity and low in tannins.

    Free sulphur: 0

    Organic: Yes

    Sustainable farming: Yes

    Gluten free: Yes

    No wood used: Yes

    Vegan: Yes

    Sulphite level: Sulphite Free

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    £11.99
  13. Domaine Viret Solstice sulphite free wine

    A great introduction to Viret wines. Fruity, earthy, very natural in style. No added acid (or anything else) of course so it harmonises with the body and quickly becomes really "moreish"!

    Free sulphur: <5mg/l

    Grapes Own Yeast: Yes

    Sustainable farming: Yes

    Dry farmed: Yes

    Gluten free: Yes

    Vegan: Yes

    Sulphite level: Sulphite Free

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    £12.49
  14. Domaine Viret Energie Yin sulphite free wine

    The first of Philippe's "Energie" wines. Personally when I drink this wine I feel positively energised. It certainly has a tonic effect.

    Free sulphur: <5mg/l

    Grapes Own Yeast: Yes

    Sustainable farming: Yes

    Dry farmed: Yes

    Gluten free: Yes

    No wood used: Yes

    Vegan: Yes

    Sulphite level: Sulphite Free

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    £12.49
  15. Domaine Viret Energie Yang sulphite free wine

    The second of Philippe's "Energie" wines. This one is aged at the winery in concrete tanks for longer prior to release.

    Free sulphur: <5mg/l

    Grapes Own Yeast: Yes

    Sustainable farming: Yes

    Dry farmed: Yes

    Gluten free: Yes

    No wood used: Yes

    Vegan: Yes

    Sulphite level: Sulphite Free

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    £12.49
  16. Domaine Viret Renaissance sulphite free wine

    Perhaps Philippe's most successful wine. A beautiful, powerful blend aged only in concrete to preserve the natural fruit flavours. Nothing added and nothing taken away.

    Free sulphur: <5mg/l

    Grapes Own Yeast: Yes

    Sustainable farming: Yes

    Dry farmed: Yes

    Gluten free: Yes

    No wood used: Yes

    Vegan: Yes

    Sulphite level: Sulphite Free

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    £16.99
  17. Domaine Viret Sylibre sulphite free wine

    A one off Cuvee from Philippe. This is a parcel of Syrah that he aged in vat for five years before bottling. It's a big powerful wine.

    Free sulphur: <5mg/l

    Grapes Own Yeast: Yes

    Sustainable farming: Yes

    Dry farmed: Yes

    Gluten free: Yes

    Vegan: Yes

    Sulphite level: Sulphite Free

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    £19.99
  18. Domaine Viret Mareotis sulphite free wine

    A big powerful blend of Grenache and Syrah aged in barriques for 24 months.

    Free sulphur: <5mg/l

    Grapes Own Yeast: Yes

    Sustainable farming: Yes

    Dry farmed: Yes

    Gluten free: Yes

    Vegan: Yes

    Sulphite level: Sulphite Free

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    £22.99
  19. Domaine Viret Emergence sulphite free wine

    A big powerful blend of Grenache, Syrah and Carignan aged in barriques for 24 months.

    Free sulphur: <5mg/l

    Grapes Own Yeast: Yes

    Sustainable farming: Yes

    Dry farmed: Yes

    Gluten free: Yes

    Vegan: Yes

    Sulphite level: Sulphite Free

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    £25.00
  20. Domaine Mayrac NO SO2 Rouge sulphite free wine

    A soft and smooth sulphite free red for every day drinking

    Free sulphur: 0

    Organic: Yes

    Sustainable farming: Yes

    Gluten free: Yes

    No wood used: Yes

    Vegan: No

    Sulphite level: Sulphite Free

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    £11.99
  21. Domaine D'Anglas Chemin Des Moutons sulphite free wine

    Chemin des Moutons Organic Domaine D'Anglas is a beautiful big sulphite free syrah grenache blend. It is the flagship wine from Roger and is superb!

    Free sulphur: 0

    Organic: Yes

    Sustainable farming: Yes

    Gluten free: Yes

    Vegan: Yes

    Sulphite level: Sulphite Free

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    £24.95
  22. Domaine Mayrac Organic Enigma

    A superb single vineyard Syrah aged for 24 months in oak. Delicious! Big black cherry flavours with vanilla and a hint of white pepper. Perfectly balanced wine with good natural acidity. Superb.

    Organic: Yes

    Sustainable farming: Yes

    Gluten free: Yes

    Vegan: Yes

    Sulphite level: Very Low

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    £25.00

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