BEST WINE SHOPS IN LIMASSOL
CASE AFTER CASE
OF THE FINEST WINES & SPIRITS IN THE WORLD AT ‘WINE & MORE BY FRENCH DEPOT’ IN LIMASSOL
Wine & More by French Depot has boutique wine stores in Limassol, Nicosia and Paphos. Positioned among the best wine shops in Limassol and Cyprus, Wine & More by French Depot was established just over ten years ago and offers the people of Cyprus a taste of France across our Island. The main aim has always been to supply premier wines and gastronomic treats brought in directly from France for the Francophiles among us. They also have a range of fine wines from all over the world, including, Italy, Chile, Portugal and Cyprus.
JOURNEY INTO THE FRENCH DEPOT WINE CELLAR
Recently, we visited Wine & More by French Depot in Limassol for a wine tasting with Christophe Chaillou. We were delighted to receive a tour of their wine cellars and amazed to see case after case of some of the finest wines in the world. There are over 1,500 individual wine labels to select from, including the prestigious Drappier Champagne, which was the preferred wine choice of General Charles de Gaulle. Wine & More by French Depot also stocks the finest quality Cognacs of Maxime Trijol and is full to the brim of the finest wines and spirits from across the world. Their main emphasis is on offering wines from every region of France, including all the Grand Cru Wines and Cru Classe Wines. Read more about Grand Cru Wines at French Depot.
Christophe Chaillou was born and lived in France before relocating to Cyprus. Wine and More by French Depot is his vision which encompasses his great love of all things French. As a leading authority on international wine, you can mention any wine to Christophe and he will know all about it. He will undoubtedly have visited the vineyards in France to try the wines before importing them to Cyprus.
FRESH GASTRONOMIC TREATS IMPORTED FROM FRANCE
Wine and More by French Depot is also very well known for the selection of gastronomic treats on offer. As Christophe stated, “All great wines need the appropriate accompaniment. Wine & More by French Depot takes care of this by providing a rich selection of some of the best fresh cheeses, pâtés, foie gras, hams, chocolates and biscuits – all imported from France. ”
THE FINEST ARMAGNAC, COGNAC, WHISKY & GIN AVAILABLE
The boutique is divided into the country-of-origin wine zones, which makes it easy to navigate your way around and find precisely the wine you are seeking. Naturally, France has the most extensive selection, which is subdivided into all the regions and vineyards. There is also an outstanding collection of the very finest spirits, including Cognac, Whisky, Armagnac, Gin, Liqueurs and Vodka. Speaking on his selection of Armagnac available in the boutique, he told us, “I personally believe Darroze Armagnac to be the finest Armagnac available. It is made in the most reputable Armagnac House in France and this is what we try to do with all our products; offer the best of the very best through our knowledge and expertise.”
We put Christophe on the spot by asking him to name his favourite wine producer. While he wasn’t going to tell us a final choice, he did mention the wines of Alain Brumont from France. The renowned winemaker Alain Brumont owns the Châteaux Montus and Bouscassé vineyards in Maumusson-Laguian. He is very well-known for reviving the fortunes of the Madiran and Tannat grape varieties. In Christophe’s words, “These wines are as good as a Bordeaux wine and are sold at a quarter of the price. They are excellent and offer amazing value for the serious wine lover”. Like most of the products and wines at Wine and More by French Depot, this range is imported by them on an exclusive basis – to be sold at their three wine shops in Paphos, Limassol and Nicosia.
AS CHRISTOPHE SAYS, ‘THE BEST OR NOTHING’
Buying your wine at Wine and More by French Depot offers the whole experience. At every boutique, they have fully-trained staff available to advise you on your wine desires and gastronomic purchases. In the Limassol boutique, we met Marcella Rondoni who is a fully-trained Sommelier. She told us, “My job in the boutique is to know about every product we sell, so that I can impart this knowledge to our customers. Through my extensive studies, I can perfectly match a customer with the correct wine, which we always hope will exceed their expectations.”
With wine shops in Nicosia, Limassol and Paphos, Wine & More by French Depot is, without question, one of the best wine shops in Limassol and the whole of Cyprus for international fine wine choices. Their freshly-stocked delicatessen offers a rich selection of gourmet treats from France and expert guidance is available to help you pair the right wines with the best food choice. The motto of Wine and More by French Depot is “The Best or Nothing” and having tried some of their wines, we happen to agree with them.
To find out more information about Wine & More by French Depot, visit their website FrenchDepot.com.cy or read more on the Best Rosé Wine in the World here. To meet Christophe Chaillou in an exclusive interview with Cyprus in Style Magazine, click here.
BEST WINE SHOPS IN LIMASSOL
Published by Cyprus in Style September 2020 – #InStyleBusinessNetwork
Photography by Amita Cathcart