It’s not hard to believe that France is the world's largest wine producer with a range of wine types, flavors and tastes from various wine regions. Sorting through the wines of France can be a daunting task, but we are here to help! This week we be featuring great wines from France that fall into the sweet spot of $10 to $20 retail, and the best part is there is no need to learn French to decipher the labels!
2011 Michel Picard Macon Villages Chardonnay
“This crisp and fresh Chardonnay has a floral and spicy nose with a bouquet of citrus and pear. The wine is well-balanced and round on the palate. Pairs well with pork, salads, fish, vegetables, chicken or seafood”
2013 Chateau Des Perligues Graves Blanc
“The white wine is a blend of 70% Semillon, 25% Sauvignon Blanc and 5% Muscadelle. No oak barrel aging but the fruit and expression of the soil shines through with refreshing crispness. It has a beautiful pale color with golden hints. The nose shows floral and wet stone scents. The palate shows citrus, jasmine flowers, melon and wet gravel”
2013 Chateau Des Perligues Graves Rouge
“Structured and aromatic, this is an immediately attractive wine. It has a ripe, juicy character, balanced by firm, dry tannins. It will certainly benefit from 3–4 years of aging.
2013 Le Grand Pinot Noir
“This Pinot Noir offers pure aromas of cherry, currant, and savory spices. The velvety tannins are nicely balanced by ripe red fruit flavors layered with vanilla and spice”
2014 Le Grand Noir Rose
Intense aromas of raspberry, strawberry and red currant. Red palette with refreshing bright red fruit and peppery character. Apparently dry, with attractive fruit-sweetness.