Nowhere is the making of wine more of an artform than in France.
At Le Lafayette, you’ll find not only vintages from the most renowned domaines but also small, lesser-known wineries with outstanding, world-class reds and whites. We have more than 200 different wines by the bottle and glass from France as well as the United States, Italy, Australia, Spain, Chile and New Zealand.
Our sommelier Astrid, would enjoy assisting you to choose the perfect wine pairings for your meal.WHITE WINES & ROSÉ Chardonnay, thought to be the result of a cross between Pinot and Croatian Gouais Blanc grapes, originally was grown in the Burgundy and Champagne Regions in France. Today, over 80% of the countries that grow grapes for wine grow Chardonnay grapes. Our exceptional selection of whites and rosés also includes Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling and Pinot Blanc.
BORDEAUX Bordeaux has been producing elegant, subtle and sophisticated wines for many centuries. The grape varietals largely depend on the area and the producer. Wines from Bordeaux are recognized throughout the world as some of the most sophisticated wines of all growing areas.
BURGUNDY Terroir, soil and climate have made Burgundy the ultimate producer of highly refined and elegant Pinot Noir. Due to the cooler weather and different winemaking techniques, these wines do not show the opulence we are used to from our California or even Australian producers. Please enjoy our selection of small, hard-to-find, but very highly rated producers from this great area. Many only make about two to four thousand cases a year.
CÔTES DU RHÔNES The Rhone valley has been producing wines since the Romans. As a matter of fact, the great Chateau de St. Cosme in Gigondas still has original Roman fermentation devices, carved out of sandstone in their cellars where they make wines today. The primary grapes are for Syrah, Grenache, Mourvedre, Cinsault and others. We’ve selected some of the very best producers for you.
REDS BEYOND FRANCE Spain and Italy, like France, have centuries-old winemaking traditions. Their varietals, such as Tempranillo in Spain and Italy’s “Super Tuscans” have achieved world prominence in recent years. And when Europeans from France, Spain and Italy emigrated to far-off places like California, Chile, Argentina, New Zealand and Australia, many of them took their long-standing family knowledge of winemaking and their rootstock with them. The wine world outside of France produces exciting wines of incredible richness and elegance, diversified varietals, uncommon blends and stunning appellations. We believe these wines are not to be missed.