It is September, which means oyster season is back! The best way to enhance this heavenly experience is to enjoy them alongside a glass or two of a fine French white wine. Here, we're giving you a little oys-piration (oyster inspiration) as well as access to a dozen delicious French whites for a beautiful price!
Check out the wines below and give these palate-pleasing pairings a go…
From a First Growth estate in Bordeaux, this is pure Sauvignon Blanc goodness. Picked at the peak of ripeness, with remarkable intensity of lush fruit, creamy weight and mineral freshness.
Serve with: Oysters with vinaigrette. L'Epiphanie has a lashing of tropical fruit with touches of ginger spice, so it complements this simple and stylish recipe extremely well.
"There is nothing more refreshing or moreish" than Muscadet, according to English wine writer, Hugh Johnson. Indeed, the subtle creamy complexity, aromatic bright apple, pear and floral notes, and gentle hint of spritz of this Grande Réserve comes alive in every glass.
Serve with: Oysters Kilpatrick. The lemony freshness of the Melon de Bourgogne really cuts through the oiliness and salt of the bacon. Use chorizo instead of bacon or add a little chilli for some extra kick.
The Bougrier family searches out the best parcels of grapes from Touraine, the Pays Nantais (home to Muscadet) and other regions to get the perfect balance of bright fruit and elegant, citrus zip. For serving, keep this Gold-medal winner on ice, just like your oysters!
Serve with: Oysters with beurre blanc. If there's two things the French do well, it's wine and butter. Here they combine it in a creamy sauce that's perfect with oysters… and this zippy Sauvignon!
As always, our French selections are very popular. Make sure you order today to avoid missing out.
Your favourite, super grassy, lemony fresh white, providing just what you want from a glass of Sauvignon. At the Bougrier family’s Touraine cellar, Franck Châtelain searches out the best grapes and employs them in this citrusy, aromatic white.
Christophe Gadais cut his teeth in Sancerre, mastering vibrant, mineral laced whites. Since moving back to the family domaine, he’s turned his hand to “ripe, rich and intense” (Wine International) sur lie Muscadet. His top cuvée is dazzlingly crisp.