WINES : FRANCE - Page 7

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.

261 products in this category, displaying products 145 to 168.

Burgundy

Robert Chevillon Nuits-St-George Vielles Vignes 2012

Robert Chevillon Nuits-St-George Vielles Vignes 2012

$82.97

"A much more deeply pitched nose features notes of very fresh and earth-inflected red and dark currant aromas. There is ...

Burgundy

Robert Chevillon Nuits-St-George Vielles Vignes 2017

Robert Chevillon Nuits-St-George Vielles Vignes 2017

$104.97

A discreet application of wood sets off a beautifully fresh and earthy array of red and dark currant scents. The sleek, ...

Burgundy

Simon Bize Savigny les Beaune 1er Crus Les Marconnets Rouge 2018

Burgundy

Sylvain Cathiard Vosne-Romanee 1er Cru En Orveaux 2012

Sylvain Cathiard Vosne-Romanee 1er Cru En Orveaux 2012

$599.97

100% de-stemmed, 20-30 days in tank, indigenous yeasts, 15-18 months aging (60-67% new oak), unfined unfiltered.

En Orv...

Burgundy

Thibault Liger-Belair Corton Grand Cru Les Renardes 2011

Thibault Liger-Belair Corton Grand Cru Les Renardes 2011

$139.97

"There is enough reduction to notice along with floral nuances but I would definitely advise decanting this if you're go...

Burgundy

Thibault Liger-Belair Gevrey-Chambertin Grand Cru Charmes-Chambertin 2011

Thibault Liger-Belair Gevrey-Chambertin Grand Cru Charmes-Chambertin 2011

$199.97

30% whole clusters but only the tiny stems rather than the stalks. The wines are aged on their lies between 12 and 18 mo...

Burgundy

Thibault Liger-Belair Vougeot Grand Cru Clos Vougeot 2011

Thibault Liger-Belair Vougeot Grand Cru Clos Vougeot 2011

$189.97

From a .72 ha parcel on the Vosne side near the top. The wines are aged on their lies between 12 and 18 months, dependin...

Burgundy

Trapet Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Clos Prieur 2011 (Biodynamic)

Trapet Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Clos Prieur 2011 (Biodynamic)

$139.97

The Premier Cru site of Clos Prieur is located just south of the village and slightly down slope from Mazis-Chambertin. ...

Burgundy

William Fevre Champs Royaux Chablis 2018

William Fevre Champs Royaux Chablis 2018

$21.97

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

Champagne

Larmandier-Bernier Vieille Vigne du Levant Extra Brut Grand Cru 2011

Larmandier-Bernier Vieille Vigne du Levant Extra Brut Grand Cru 2011

$129.99
$119.97
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Organic / Biodynamic

97 pts Wine Advocate
I'm increasingly convinced that Pierre Larmandier produced Champagne's wines ...

Corsica

Abbatucci Faustine Vieilles Vignes Corsica Rouge 2017

Gevrey-Chambertin

Alain Burguet Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru 'Les Champeaux' 2013 (750ml)

Alain Burguet Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru 'Les Champeaux' 2013 (750ml)

$131.99

Champeaux is the northernmost Premier Cru climat in Gevrey-Chambertin, although far from the most famous. Located at aro...

Haut-Medoc

Chateau Paloumey Haut Medoc 2015

Chateau Paloumey Haut Medoc 2015

$36.99
$31.97
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92 pts Wine Enthusiast
From a grand estate, whose owners also have vines in Margaux and Moulis, this wine is well propor...

Jura

Domaine Andre et Mireille Tissot Savagnin Arbois 2016

Domaine Andre et Mireille Tissot Savagnin Arbois 2016

$63.99
$55.97
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Organic / Biodynamic

Benedicte and Stephane Tissot.
Lovely, with ginger, cardamom and walnut aromas and flavors weaving...

Jura

Domaine Pierre Richard Cotes du Jura Ploussard Sans Soufre 2019

Domaine Pierre Richard Cotes du Jura Ploussard Sans Soufre 2019

$23.99
$19.97
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Organic / Natural / No Added Sulfites

The estate has its roots beginning in 1919 when Xavier Richard purchased the adja...

Jura

Domaine Pignier Cotes du Jura Percenette Chardonnay 2018

Domaine Pignier Cotes du Jura Percenette Chardonnay 2018

$41.99
$36.97
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Organic / Biodynamic / Natural

De-stemmed and vinified in a combination of larger wood tanks and stainless using natura...

Jura

Domaine Pignier Cotes du Jura Trousseau 2019

Domaine Pignier Cotes du Jura Trousseau 2019

$47.99
$40.97
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Organic / Biodynamic / Natural

De-stemmed and vinified in a combination of larger wood tanks and stainless using natura...

Languedoc

Chateau dOupia Minervois Rouge 2018

Chateau dOupia Minervois Rouge 2018

$12.99
$11.97
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The first time we sipped Chateau d'Oupia's brambly, herby, utterly layered Minervois, we were thoroughly hooked. The 13t...

Languedoc Roussillon

Chateau Maris Minervois La Touge 2018

Chateau Maris Minervois La Touge 2018

$17.99
$15.97
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Organic / Biodynamic

Review is on the 2017 vintage.
88-90 pts Wine Advocate:
The 2017 Minervois la Liviniere La Touge i...

Languedoc Roussillon

Clos la Coutale Cahors 2017

Clos la Coutale Cahors 2017

$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...

Languedoc Roussillon

Domaine de Pouy Cotes de Gascogne 2020

Domaine de Pouy Cotes de Gascogne 2020

$9.99
$8.97
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"A blend of Ugni Blanc and Colombard - display a headier, more pungent aroma than usual for blends of this genre. Lime a...

Languedoc Roussillon

Domaine Lafage Novellum Chardonnay 2019

Domaine Lafage Novellum Chardonnay 2019

$11.97

Review is on the 2018 vintage.
91pts Jeb Dunnuck
Made from all Chardonnay aged on Viognier lees, the 2018 Chardonnay Nov...

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