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Ah, France. Thousands of years of experience can’t be wrong. And they certainly make for some epic, dramatic, exciting, and downright delicious stories (not to mention bottles—oh, the bottles!). Ma mére is the gold standard, the place where it all truly began (Mesopotamia, shmesopotamia!). The country from which most, if not all, other wine producing nations, for better or worse, find themselves making comparison. After all, France has kindly given us the crown jewels of Bordeaux; Burgundy, and Champagne. And if that weren’t enough (and, boy, wouldn’t it be??!), there’s so much more.

France has given us the delicious Rhone, both north and southerly in charm; it has given us the bountiful Loire, with its beauteous bounty of food-loving Muscadets, Chenins, Chinons, and Sancerres. It has given us the pretty pinks of Provence, the boot-strap bounty of Languedoc. The aromatic whites of Alsace, and the jaunty juice from Jura. France has given us so much venerable vin (not to mention the model of all models on how to classify it and show it at its very best), it boggles the mind and confounds the palate. How could so much stellar liquid sustenance come from one place?

Well, in large part because of its location, which is pretty magical when you think about just Chablis’ perfect chalky, limestone soils, or the heat-holding pudding stones of Chateauneuf-du-Pape. The wind-blocking pine forests of Bordeaux, the fossil-laden lands of Sancerre, or the perfect botrytis-loving storm of morning humidity and dry afternoons in Sauternes.

And for all its dusty old-world charm and pomp, France is full of surprises, too. Just when you think you know her so well, she’ll throw you a Minervois that turns your head, or a crémant that makes you cry with joy. Yup, that’s France—it’s charms are endless and thank goodness is bottles are, too.

256 products in this category, displaying products 49 to 72.

Burgundy

Henri et Gilles Remoriquet Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru Les St Georges 2013 (750ml)

Henri et Gilles Remoriquet Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru Les St Georges 2013 (750ml)

$49.97

Henri & Gilles Remoriquet is a 10-hectare, family owned domaine. Gilles Remoriquet,
(Henri’s son), has made a number o...

Burgundy

Jean Marc Millot Cote de Nuits Villages Vieilles Vignes Rouge 2016 (750ml)

Jean Marc Millot Cote de Nuits Villages Vieilles Vignes Rouge 2016 (750ml)

$49.99
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An interesting nose features notes of cherry candy that is cut with hints of anise, violet and earth. I very much like t...

Burgundy

Jean Rijckaert Arbois En Paradis Vieilles Vignes Chardonnay 2016 (750ml)

Jean Rijckaert Arbois En Paradis Vieilles Vignes Chardonnay 2016 (750ml)

$23.99

Natural

Established in 1998 by longtime winemaker for Verget Jean Rijckaert, who fell in love with the terroir in both ...

Burgundy

Lignier-Michelot Chambolle Musigny Vielles Vignes 2015 (750ml)

Lignier-Michelot Chambolle Musigny Vielles Vignes 2015 (750ml)

$56.99

WA 89-91 pts
The 2015 Chambolle Musigny Vieilles Vignes comes from vines on the Morey side of the appéllation and inclu...

Burgundy

Olivier Leflaive 'Les Setilles' Bourgogne Blanc 2017 (750ml)

Olivier Leflaive 'Les Setilles' Bourgogne Blanc 2017 (750ml)

$20.97

Winery notes:
"Les Setilles is sourced from vineyards within the communes of Puligny Montrachet and Meursault, with each...

Burgundy

Roumier Chambolle-Musigny 2011 (750ml)

Roumier Chambolle-Musigny 2011 (750ml)

$199.97

(35 year old vines) "Good medium red. Perfumed aromas of red fruits and flowers. Juicy and precise, with excellent lift ...

Burgundy

Trapet Gevrey-Chambertin 2011 (750ml)

Trapet Gevrey-Chambertin 2011 (750ml)

$69.99
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"This is also agreeably fresh, cool and earthy with slightly riper aromas of both red and dark berry fruit that are lace...

Cadillac

Clos de Reynon Cadillac Cotes de Bordeaux 2013 (750ml)

Clos de Reynon Cadillac Cotes de Bordeaux 2013 (750ml)

$13.99

A lovely Bordeaux with some bottle age that is drinking beautifully right now. This wine retailed for $18.99, now it is ...

Cahors

Clos la Coutale Cahors 2016 (750ml)

Clos la Coutale Cahors 2016 (750ml)

$14.99
$13.47
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Traditional vinification Grapes are sorted and de-stemmed after the harvest with each vineyard parcel being vinified sep...

Cahors

Fabien Jouves Tu Vin Plus Aux Soirees Rouge 2017 (750ml)

Fabien Jouves Tu Vin Plus Aux Soirees Rouge 2017 (750ml)

$16.99

Organic / Natural
The cuvée aptly called "Tu Vin Plus Aux Soirées" is a blend of biodynamically grown 70% Malbec and 3...

Cahors

Fabien Jouves Tu Vin Plus Aux Soirees Rouge 2018 (750ml)

Fabien Jouves Tu Vin Plus Aux Soirees Rouge 2018 (750ml)

$16.99

Organic / Natural
The cuvée aptly called "Tu Vin Plus Aux Soirées" is a blend of biodynamically grown 70% Malbec and 3...

Chablis

Bernard Defaix Petit Chablis 2018 (750ml)

Bernard Defaix Petit Chablis 2018 (750ml)

$16.97

What: 100% Chardonnay from Kimmeridgian soil (the same stuff in that other Chablis).

Where: Little Chablis (Burgundy, s...

Chablis

Etienne Boileau Chablis 2017 (750ml)

Etienne Boileau Chablis 2017 (750ml)

$25.99

Domaine du Etienne Boileau is situated in the small town of Chablis at the northern extremes of viable viticulture in th...

Chablis

William Fevre 'Champs Royaux' Chablis 2018 (750ML)

William Fevre 'Champs Royaux' Chablis 2018 (750ML)

$17.97

Winemaker Notes:
William Fevre's Champs Royaux Chablis is impressively precise, delivering a nose of citrus fruits, flow...

Chambolle-Musigny

Ghislaine Barthod Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru "Les Chatelots" 2011 (750ml)

Ghislaine Barthod Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru "Les Chatelots" 2011 (750ml)

$119.97

The terroir here is well suited to the Pinot Noir grape variety, giving a fresh, delicate wine with soft tannins: a quin...

Chambolle-Musigny

Ghislaine Barthod Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru 'Les Baudes' 2011 (750ml)

Ghislaine Barthod Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru 'Les Baudes' 2011 (750ml)

$119.97

Another of the Barthod holdings that sits next to Bonnes Mares and is one of the ultimate 1er Crus in this appellation, ...

Champagne

Barnaut Grand Cru Blanc de Noirs Brut Quintessence de Pinot Noir Bouzy Champagne NV (750ml)

Barnaut Grand Cru Blanc de Noirs Brut Quintessence de Pinot Noir Bouzy Champagne NV (750ml)

$41.99

91 pts Burghound
Consistent with its blanc de noirs label, this displays hints of strawberry and raspberry on the attrac...

Champagne

Gatinois Ay Tradition Grand Cru Brut NV(750ml)

Gatinois Ay Tradition Grand Cru Brut NV(750ml)

$36.97

92 pts Wine Advocate
In the NV Brut Grand Cru Tradition readers will find a big, powerful wine bursting with character a...

Champagne

Laherte Freres Blanc de Blancs Brut Nature NV (750ml)

Laherte Freres Blanc de Blancs Brut Nature NV (750ml)

$52.99
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95 pts Vinous Media
A Champagne of extraordinary finesse, the NV Brut Nature Blanc de Blancs is positively stunning.
Sm...

Champagne

Laherte Freres Les Grands Crayeres Blanc de Blancs Extra Brut NV (750ml)

Laherte Freres Les Grands Crayeres Blanc de Blancs Extra Brut NV (750ml)

$89.99

96 pts Vinous Media
Here in its first release, the 2014 Extra Brut Blanc de Blancs Les Grandes Crayères is another fabu...

Chassagne-Montrachet

Fontaine-Gagnard Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru 'La Boudriotte' 2012 (750ML)

Fontaine-Gagnard Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru 'La Boudriotte' 2012 (750ML)

$79.99

Within the Les Fairendes climat. The soil is filtered, slightly deep with small pebbles. Wine is barrel fermented and ag...

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