France

French wine is produced in several regions throughout France, in quantities between 50 and 60 million hectolitres per year, or 7–8 billion bottles. France has the world's second-largest total vineyard area, behind Spain, and competes with Italy for the position of being the world's largest wine producer. French wines accounted for 17.6% of world exports in 2005. French wine traces its history to the 6th century BC, with many of France's regions dating their wine-making history to Roman times. The wines produced today range from expensive high-end wines sold internationally, to more modest wines usually only seen within France.

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Paul Dethune, Grand Cru Brut NV

Paul Dethune, Grand Cru Brut NV

The Brut is 70% Pinot Noir and 30% Chardonnay; 30-50% is reserve wine. The wine is classic and not at all heavy. It’s a perfect aperitif wine or great with light foods.

$54.00
Price: $54.00

Wafflart-Antoniolli Champagne, 1er Cru, Cuvee 864, NV

Wafflart-Antoniolli Champagne, 1er Cru, Cuvee 864, NV

Wafflart's highest rated Cuvee.

Served in the finest Michelin Stared restaurants in Europe.

In early tastings, 8 barrels are hand selected and being the best showing varietals. Later the selection is reduced to 6 barrels. Then before blending, only 6 barrels are selected.

Do not serve too cold and let stand or even decant for a few minutes. VERY complex and ethereal.

Only 5 cases available in the U. S.

$123.00
Price: $123.00

Wafflart-Antoniolli Champagne, 1er Cru, Cuvee Prestige, NV

Wafflart-Antoniolli Champagne, 1er Cru, Cuvee Prestige, NV

$70.00
Price: $70.00

Wafflart-Antoniolli Champagne, 1er Cru, Brut Rose, NV

Wafflart-Antoniolli Champagne, 1er Cru, Brut Rose, NV

$60.00
Price: $60.00

Wafflart-Antoniolli Champagne, 1er Cru, Blanc de Blanc, NV

Wafflart-Antoniolli Champagne, 1er Cru, Blanc de Blanc, NV

$64.00
Price: $64.00

Wafflart-Antoniolli Champagne, 1er Cru, Brut Tradition, NV

Wafflart-Antoniolli Champagne, 1er Cru, Brut Tradition, NV

This outstanding Champagne is both a Brut Tradition and a Blanc du Noir being 60% Pinot Meunier and 40% Pinot Noir.

Exceptional with food.

$55.00
Price: $55.00

John Charles Ricciuti Champagne, Grand Cru, Blanc de Blanc Brut, NV

John Charles Ricciuti Champagne, Grand Cru, Blanc de Blanc Brut, NV

The story is long and touching. This is the short version is:

John Charles' Grandfather (an American immigrant from Italy) was in the trenches of the Marne, near Avenay-Val-d'Or in 1917 and met and married a French woman from the area. They moved back to the U.S.and had a son, Albert

$58.00
Price: $58.00

Dumenil Champagne, 1er Cru, "Amour de Cuvee" Blanc de Noir, NV

Dumenil Champagne, 1er Cru, "Amour de Cuvee" Blanc de Noir, NV

A VERY complex wine. Old vines. Very remarkable wine.

We are the only importer of this very exclusive producer.

Very Limited.

$80.00
Price: $80.00

Dumenil Champagne, 1er Cru, Rose, Vieilles Vignes, NV

Dumenil Champagne, 1er Cru, Rose, NV

A VERY complex wine. Old vines. Very remarkable wine.

We are the only importer of this very exclusive producer.

Very Limited.

$62.00
Price: $62.00

Dumenil Champagne, 1er Cru, Grand Reserve Brut, NV

Dumenil Champagne, 1er Cru, Grand Reserve Brut, NV

A VERY complex wine. The base wine is from 2011 and is 50% of the blend. Then 2010 is 50% of the volume left, then 2009 is 50% of the that volume, and so on for a total of 11 vintages.

Very remarkable wine.

$60.00
Price: $60.00

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