At French Living we are keen to feature an increasing number of wines that are healthier and more respectful of the environment. Here is a quick overview:

Organic wines The purpose of organic is to restore life in the vineyard and to encourage biodiversity. No chemical pesticides, fertilizers, fungicides, herbicides in the growing process. No artificial products in the wine making process (since 2012)

 

Biodynamic takes this a stage further. It is based on a series of preparations and remedies designed to stimulate and enrich the living organisms in the soil. Biodynamics is also about finding natural solutions to natural problems; it is holistic and pre-emptive and about discovering a natural balance in the vineyard. Ancestral lunar and solar rythms are taken into  account. Natural practices are implemented (eg: quartz crystals spread in the vines to stimulate sun reflection; natural compost preparations to fertilize and encourage depth of roots)

 

Natural wine is the ultimate stage. It involves making the fewest number of physical interventions during the winemaking process. This means fermenting with the natural yeasts in the vineyard (rather than bought-in yeasts), no temperature control, no added acid, or sugar or tannins or flavouring, no filtering or fining, and adding the bare minimum (or zero) sulphur dioxide (used to prevent oxidation)

 

Wines

Here are our French Living wines, available all year round. They will be regularly supplemented by 8 special wines, inserted on the last page of the restaurant menu.

Look out for our "Vins du Moment" !

House Wines

Our house wines come from a reputable cooperative in the appellation Vin de Pays d’Oc, and they are made with a combination of grapes that thrive under the sunny southern climate of the Béziers region in Languedoc.

the RED is a mix of Merlot, Grenache and Cinsault grapes,

the WHITE combines Sauvignon, Grenache and Terret,
the ROSÉ is a blend of Syrah, Grenache and Cinsault

12.5cl   4.10

17.5cl   5.15

50cl   12.30

75cl   17.50

100cl   22.65

Red Wines (more on Vins du Moment list)

        HERAULT

Merlot - Domaine de Moulines

Beautifully assembled, with a whisper of garrigue, this Merlot is impeccably balanced, both elegant & pure. round mouth of black fruits, plums & blackberries.

17.5cl 5.55    75cl 21

 LANGUEDOC

Pinot Noir - La Boussole

Medium bodied Pinot Noir from around Limoux in Languedoc, ripe strawberry flavours with secondary aromas of menthol. 

 

17.5cl 5.55    75cl 22

CÔTES DU RHÔNE

Grenache, Syrah, Carignan - Terre de Mistral

Very much a natural wine with no filtering or fining. Soft, slightly cloudy purple colour and gentle flavours of blackberry, liquorice, pepper and nutmeg     organic/natural

17.5cl 6.10    75cl 23

 BORDEAUX - GRAVES

Merlot, Cabernet-Sauvignon - Chateau Toulouze

80% Merlot 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, beautiful complexity of black cherry & spice, with fine, elegant & tamed tanins (vintage is never too recent)  

 

75cl 30

BOURGOGNE

Pinot Noir - Montanet Thoden

The 1st Burgundy grower to go organic back in 1971. impeccable silky texture, balancing weight & concentration with brightness. Long, graceful finish      organic

 75cl 41

 CHATEAUNEUF DU PAPE

Grenache, Mourverdre, Syrah - Domaine Mestre

Old-fashioned Ch‚teauneuf. Deep in colour, silky texture & beautifully balanced tannins. Nose of red fruit, kirsch & liquorice. Lengthy peppery finish. A superlative wine!      organic

75cl 45

White Wines (more on Vins du Moment list)

PAYS D'OC

Chardonnay - Henri Nordoc

Incredible vin de pays! On chalky soils by the Mediterranean Sea, this Chardonnay gives its best expression. quince, honey & spices combined with hints of citrus fruits. 

 

17.5cl 5.55    75cl 21

 TOURAINE

Sauvignon Blanc - Guy Allion

First class Loire Sauvignon, picked at maximum ripeness to fill your palate with gooseberry fool infused with elderflower cordial

17.5cl 5.85    75cl 23

TERROIR D’ANIANE

Viognier, Marsanne - Domaine de Gassac

Called the Grand Cru of Languedoc thanks to its soil & micro climate, Mas de Daumas-Gassac produces wines of charm & subtlety. beautifully balanced     organic

17.5cl 6.10    75cl 23

 SANCERRE

Sauvignon blanc - Gérard Fiou

Superb Sancerre from a top producer, full flavoured & very smooth Loire Sauvignon, with elegant fruit & persistent finish     organic

75cl 39

CHABLIS

Chardonnay - Gérard Tremblay

This unoaked Chardonnay has everything: minerality, acidity, structure, freshness, fruit. Tremblay is able to draw out the typicity of the Chablis appellation. Try it & you’ll be hooked! 

 75cl 38

Rosé Wine (more on Vins du Moment list)

PROVENCE

Grenache Cinsault Syrah - Capdevielle  Ginter

The spirit of Provence, crystalline & limpid. Aromas of bergamot & sweet jasmine as well as exotic & red berry fruits, palate of mango & lychee with peach-stone & citrus

 75cl 26

Half Bottles

SANCERRE

Sauvignon Blanc - Henri Bourgeois

All the intensity of the floral and citrussy Sauvignon fruit. High standard! 

 37.5cl 23

LUSSAC SAINT EMILION (RED)

Merlot, Cab-Franc, Malbec - Chateau la Claymore

This bordeaux has a round texture, with intense redcurrant & vanilla flavours

 37.5cl 20

Sweet Wines 

RIVESALTES

Muscat - Chateau de Jau

15% abv the full spicy & fruity flavours of the Muscat grape 50cl with this Rivesaltes

domain of high repute. organic

8cl 7    50cl 29

 JURANÇON MOËLLEUX

Gros Manseng, Petit Manseng - Clos Lapeyre

Medium bodied Pinot Noir from around Limoux in Languedoc, ripe strawberry flavours with secondary aromas of menthol.     organic/biodynamic

8cl 6    75cl 37

MONBAZILLAC

Sémillon - Dom. de l’Ancienne Cure

Very much a natural wine with no filtering or fining. Soft, slightly cloudy purple colour and gentle flavours of blackberry, liquorice, pepper and nutmeg     organic/biodynamic

8cl 6.10    37.5cl 19

Champagne & Sparkling Wine

CRÉMANT

Sparkling wine from the Loire region

10cl 5.95    75cl 29.50

 HOUSE CHAMPAGNE

Stylish dry Champagne with biscuity finish. blend of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier

10cl 7.95    75cl 42

CHAMPAGNE PIERRE GERBAIS

Single vintage blend of Pinot Noir (50%), Chardonnay (25%) & Pinot Blanc Vrai (25%), from the southernmost region of Champagne, near the Chablis area     organic

75cl 55

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Cocktails & French Specialities

In addition to the usual drinks you would expect from a restaurant, we are proud to offer French cocktails and speciality drinks that will transport you across the Channel !!

French Cocktails 

FRENCH SPRITZ

Apérol, Suze, sparkling wine, soda water

7.50

 CHAMPAGNE COCKTAIL

Cognac, Grand Marnier, cane sugar, bitters, sparkling wine

7.95

CHARTREUS'ITO

Green Chartreuse, cane sugar, lime, mint, soda water

7.95

In a Flute... 

FLUTE DE CRÉMANT

Glass of sparkling wine from France

5.95

 FLUTE DE CHAMPAGNE

Glass of House Champagne

7.95

KIR CASSIS/MÛRE/PÊCHE

White wine with choice of blackcurrant, blackberry or peach liqueur

4.50

KIR ROYAL CASSIS/MÛRE/PÊCHE

Sparkling wine with choice of blackcurrant, blackberry or peach liqueur

6.50

Apéritifs

APÉRITIF MAISON

Home made fortified wine with almond & vanilla flavour 19%abv

5cl 3.50

 VIN DE FRUIT

Fruit wine (orange, peach) traditionally produced in Corsica 16%abv

5cl 3.50

CAP CORSE

Spicy dark red Vermouth traditionally produced in Corsica 14%abv    

5cl 3.95

PINEAU DES CHARENTES

Apéritif made by mixing wine and Cognac 17%abv

5cl 3.95

SUZE

Bitter aperitif made with gentian,

served on the rocks or with lemonade     

5cl 3.95

PASTIS

France’s national aniseed drink, served with ice and water 45%abv

2.5cl 3.85

MUSCAT

full spicy flavours of the Muscat grape with this top Rivesaltes 15%abv

8cl 7

PASTIS WITH CORDIAL

Pastis with Cordial:

Perroquet (mint) Tomate (pomegranate)

Mauresque (almond)    

5cl 4.15

JURANÇON MOËLLEUX

sweet Pyrénéean wine, late harvested organic grapes  13%abv   

8cl 6

PORTO

Ok, not from France! but having it as an aperitif is very French! 19%abv

8cl 6

Beers

DRAUGHT HEINEKEN

Premium imported draught lager 5% abv 

   

28.5cl 2.95   50cl 4.95

Also available as Panaché (Shandy)

or Monaco (Shandy with grenadine cordial)

HEINEKEN ZERO

“Drink & drive!” Heineken imported from Amsterdam 0%abv

33cl 3.95

PIETRA

Strong organic amber Corsican beer, brewed with selected malts and flavoured with chestnut flour 6%abv

33cl 5.95

BELLEROSE

IPA style bière blonde brewed in Northern France 6.5%abv

33cl 5.95

KRONENBOURG 1664

The most popular French lager needs no introduction! 5%abv  

27.5cl 3.95

BUDVAR

The original Budweiser brewed in Czech Republic.  5%abv

50cl 5.25

Cider

CIDRE BRETON TRADITIONNEL

Full flavoured dry cider from Brittany

Bolée 20cl 3.50   Bottle 100cl 12.00

Digestifs

Along with the classics (Whiskies, Tia Maria, Baileys, etc.) we have a few French gems to tempt you !

BAS ARMAGNAC

Sigognac, Bas Armagnac, 10 ans Reserve 40%

2.5cl 5.80

COGNAC GRANDE CHAMPAGNE

Maxime Trijol, Grande Champagne, 1e Cru de Cognac 40%

2.5cl 5.80

RHUM AMBRÉ

Brown Cane Sugar Rum French West Indies - J. Bally 45%

2.5cl 5.80

CALVADOS

Apple brandy - Fine Calvados 43%

2.5cl 4.95

VIEILLE PRUNE D'ALSACE

Aged Plum brandy - Distillerie Gilbert Miclo 43%

2.5cl 5.80

POIRE WILLIAM

Pear brandy - Distillerie Gilbert Miclo 43%

2.5cl 5.80

LAGAVULIN

Peaty pure malt from Islay 16 years 43% 

2.5cl 5.80

LIQUEUR CORSE

Corsican fruit liqueur (Fig or chestnut) 25%

2.5cl 3.95

Café Liqueur

We like to think we make it pretty well!

Café Liqueur

Your preferred Liqueur (Whisky, Cointreau, Tia Maria, Cognac...)

Coffee, floating Cream top, with Sugar or without sugar

5.95

Opening Times

Tues - Sat

10:30 - 15:00

17:00 onwards

Address 

27 King Street,

Nottingham, NG1 2AY