France is the great wine nation - but you won't find Bordeaux or classic Côtes du Rhône here! We head for the foothills of the Alps for far rarer, more interesting bottles.
Beaujolais is the "first hint of the Alps" and the home of fantastic Gamay.
Savoie is in the mountainous areas just south of Lac Léman (Lake Geneva) and the border with Switzerland all the way to Lyon and the Rhone valley.
Morgon Cuvée Prestige Domaine de ColonatLovely smooth Morgon.
Brouilly "Les Bruyeres" Domaine du Point du JourSpicier Brouilly
Juliénas Domaine MatrayA splendid unoaked Juliénas from Matray.
Beaujolais Villages Rouge Tradition Vincent LacondemineIf you've enjoyed Vincent's Nouveau, you owe it to yourself to try this one too.