It’s the time of the year for celebrating the good things in life with family and friends. That’s what we like to do and our resident Master of Wine, Jane Boyce, has chosen this classic francophile case to reflect some of her own personal favourites. This collection is sure to fit the bill if you are looking for something special as a treat over the Christmas season.

The Connoisseur Case

6PK ( One bottle of each wine ) £102 / €147

12PK ( Two bottles of each wine ) £195 / €278

Domaine Saint-Denis Macon Lugny 2013, Burgundy, France 

Hubert Laferrère farms his estate organically and his Macon Lugny is understated, but beautifully balanced, with a bouquet of peach and citrus and a fine minerally finish.

Beauregard Pouilly Fuissé 2014, Burgundy, France

A delightful example of this classic white Burgundy with white flowers on the nose and honey and grapefruit flavours on the palate.

André Dézat Pouilly Fumé 2015, Loire, France

Sancerre may be better known but its neighbour Pouilly Fumé should not be overlooked. 100% Sauvignon Blanc combining classic gooseberry flavours with herbal, nettle and elderflower undertones. Great with seafood.

Gayda Chemin de Moscou 2013, Languedoc, France

Power meets finesse in this blend of old vine Syrah, Grenache and Cinsault from the terraced vineyards of the Gayda estate in Languedoc. Excellent with beef.

Château Dutruch Poujeaux 2012, Bordeaux, France  

From the Medoc in Bordeaux, a Cabernet dominant claret, with some Merlot and a dash of Petit Verdot. Classic, cassis and cedar with a firm structure. Great with Christmas roasts.

Roger Sabon Lirac Chapelle de Maillac 2013, Rhône, France  

Lirac borders the Chateauneuf du Pape vineyards and shares the dense dark fruit character with flavours of herbs and white pepper. Grenache dominant with Syrah, Mourvèdre and a touch of Carignan.