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Classic French Reds

France | Bordeaux | Rhône 750 ml
  • Tastes like
  • Berry
  • Cherry
  • Good with
  • Beef
  • Lamb
  • Pork
  • Duck
¥295
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    Classic French Reds wines gift box

    Our sommelier Alex selected couple of favourite French wines for you. Two Classic French red wine as a perfect gift for upcoming celebrations.
    This gift box includes:

    1x 2012 Château Biré "Bordoaux Superiéur" Bordeaux, France

    Spicy, peppery aromas backed by black cherry and plum. The palate is fresh and lightly spiced with white and black pepper. 50% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Cabernet Franc.

    1x 2015 Alain Jaume & Fils Grand Veneur Côtes du Rhône ‘Reserve’ Rhône, France

    The Jaume family have been making wines since 1826. This wine is elegant, well balanced and will seduce you with its red fresh fruit and its spicy hint of black pepper and liquorice. A Côtes du Rhône with a great complexity for every day drinking.

    Variety Description

    Red Bordeaux Blends

    Also known for their powerful structure and deep flavors. Dark fruits and berries such as plum and blackcurrant are commonly used to describe the flavors of red Bordeaux. Tannins tend to be relatively high in these wines, giving them a firm structure. Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot are widely accepted as a compulsory component of any Bordeaux Blend.

    GSM

    Grenache – Syrah – Mourvedre blended wines – commonly known by the acronym GSM – are the particular specialty of the southern Rhone Valley in France. Grenache and Syrah are key in this part of the world, and are complemented in this instance by the addition of Mourvedre: an important but slightly less famous inclusion to the blend. GSM wines, which have been readily adopted by the New World, are rich, full bodied and leathery, and are characterized by flavors of dark fruit and spice.

    Country Description

    France

    Practically all the most famous grape varieties used in the world's wines are French varieties, and wine is produced all throughout France. France is the second largest wine producer in the world after Italy. The wines produced range from expensive high-end wines sold internationally to more modest wines usually only seen within France. In many respects, French wines have more of a regional than a national identity, as evidenced by different grape varieties, production methods and different classification systems in the various regions. Some of the more famous wine regions in France include Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, Loire, Chablis and the Rhône valley.

    Region Description

    Bordeaux Superieur

    Bordeaux Superieur wines are, as their name implies, a slightly "superior" form of standard Bordeaux AOC wines. The supérieur appellation is open to both red and white wines from anywhere in the Bordeaux region, which stretches 80 miles (130km) from Sainte-Foy in the east to the very north-western tip of the Medoc. Bordeaux Superieur wines are produced from the classic Bordeaux grape varieties. The reds rely heavily on Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc with smaller quantities of Malbec and Petit Verdot.

    Rhône

    The Rhône wine region in Southern France is situated in the Rhône river valley and produces numerous wines. The region's major appellation in production volume is Côtes du Rhône AOC. The Rhône is generally divided into two sub-regions with distinct traditions, the Northern Rhône (referred to in French as Rhône septentrional) and the Southern Rhône (in French Rhône méridional). The northern sub-region produces red wines from the Syrah grape, sometimes blended with white wine grapes, and white wines from Marsanne, Roussane and Viognier grapes. The southern sub-region produces an array of red, white and rosé wines, often blends of several grapes such as in Châteauneuf-du-Pape.