A Spirits of Pawling Favorite!

Château Siaurac

Matured for 14 months in both vats and French oak barrels with 25% new oak. Black cherry and spice on the nose. A full-bodied, generously-juicy and very quaffable wine with great structure. It is easy to drink and goes extremely well with red meats, Sunday roasts and the promise of shared and extended pleasures.

The Spirits of Pawling List of French Wines

French Wines: Red, White & Rosé

Here is a little history of French wines from The Spirits of Pawling.  French wine didn’t achieve its global status easily, and the history of French wine is a story of challenges met and disasters that survived. Just take the period 1860-1950, when many New World wine industries (think of California, Chile, and Australia) were building up steam. Nearly all of France’s vineyards were wiped out by phylloxera (a North American aphid) between 1865 and 1885) and had to be replanted. In the meantime, there was widespread wine fraud, as wines were made with raisins, adulterated with additives, or blended with wines from other countries – practices that undermined the reputation of French wine. That crisis was followed by a period of overproduction and falling prices; Prohibition in the U.S. and events elsewhere that almost destroyed French wine exports; the Great Depression and a wine glut; and finally World War II, with wine requisitioned by Germany and the collaborationist Vichy government hostile to drinking.

The French dusted themselves off after eight decades of these crises and rebuilt the wine industry and the “French wine” brand.

It’s a history that starts with the territory that became France inhabited by beer-drinking Celts (a habit they were cured of by wine-bearing Greeks and Romans) and ends with wine being one of the commodities most closely identified with France. It’s a complicated and messy story, punctuated by wars, revolutions, political battles, vine diseases, and attempts to control drinking, but at its base, it’s an almost heroic tale of the victory of the vine.

French Wines Spirits of Pawling

List of French Wines in Stock: Red

The Spirits of Pawling inventory of French Wines are subject to change.

Chateau Le Marin Red Bordeaux
Chateau Bellevue Bordeaux Superieur
Chateau Blouin Bordeaux
Chateau Croix d’ Aumedes Bordeaux
Chateau de Ribebon Red Bordeaux
Chateau Deyrem Valentin Margaux
Chateau Du Retout Haut Medoc
Chateau Durand La Plagne Saint Emilion
Chateau Greysac Cru Bourgeois Medoc
Chateau Hoyt Bordeaux
Chateau La Graula Bordeaux
Chateau La Reine Pergasnson Haut Medoc
Chateau Larose Trintaudon Cru Bourgeois Haut Medoc
Chateau Michel de Montaigne Red Bordeaux
Chateau Moulin de Bernat Bordeaux
Chateau Pey de Pont Medoc
Chateau Pisquie Terrasses Ventoux
Chateau Siaurac Pomerol
Chateau Vieux Cassan Medoc
Domaine de La Solitude Chateauneuf Du Pape
Domaine Montmartel Cotes du Rhone – Organic
Domaine Saint Alban Terrasses du Larzac
Domaine Barville Chateauneuf du Pape
Domaine Barville Cotes du Rhone
Domaine Cabirau Cotes du Roussillon
Domaine Clavel Cotes du Rhone
Domaine Fond Croze Cotes du Rhone
E. Guigal Cotes du Rhone
Gerard Bertrand Tautavel Languedoc
L’Hallali Grand Reserve Gigondas
La Vieille Ferme Ventoux
Louis Jadot Beaujolais Villages
Louis Jadot Pinot Noir
Louis Max Pinot Noir
Ninety Cellars Lot 158 Beaujolais
Tesellae Cotes du Roussillion

List of French Wines in Stock: White

Our inventory is subject to change.

Andre Bonhomme Macon Villages Grand Vin Bourgogne
Cave De Lugny Les Charmes Chardonnay
Chateau Bonnet Bordeaux Blanc
Chateau Calvimont Graves
Chateau DeBonhoste Bordeaux Blanc
Chateau La Freynelle Bordeaux Blanc
Chateau Maucon Cotes Du Rhone Blanc – Organic
Chateau Montaigut Cotes De Bourg
Cote Mas Blanc
Domain Albert Bichot Chablis
Domain Andre Neveu Sancerre
Domain Bel Air Muscadet
Domain Daniel Pollier Saint Veran Burgundy
Domain Reverdy Ducroux Silex Sancerre
Domain Tassin Sancerre
Domaine de la Chahade Les Rials
E.Guigal Cotes Du Rhone Blanc
Famille Savary Chablis
Ferradiere Viognier
Francis Blanchet Pouilly Fume
J. Moreau & Fils Chablis
Joesph Drouhin Macon Village
Joseph Cattin Pinot Blanc
La Fleuir Belle Vigne Cotes De Gascogne
La Vieille Ferme Blanc
Les Trois Bousquet Saint Veran Burgundy
Louis Jadot Chablis
Louis Jadot Macon Village
Louis Jadot Pouilly Fuisse
M. Chapoutier La Ciboise Luberon
Noel et Jean Luc Sancerre
Reserve Durand Sancerre
Reserve Durand Sauvignon Blanc

List of French Wines in Stock: Rosé

Our inventory is subject to change.

Cote Mas Rose
Domain LaFage Miraflores Provence Rose
Domaine Houchart Provence Rose
E.Guigal Cotes Du Rhone Rose
French Blue Bordeaux Rose
Gerard Bertrand Cotes des Roses
La Vieille Ferme Rose
Mi Mi Provence Rose
Notorious Pink Rose
Rose All Day Languedoc Roussillon Rose