10 Bargain French Wines for Your Bastille Day Celebration
On Friday, hundreds of thousands of popping corks will be heard throughout France as the country celebrates Bastille Day, commemorating the storming of the iconic tower on July 14, 1789, and marking the start of the French Revolution.
There’s no better day than La Fête Nationale to drink a good bottle of French wine. Celebrate le 14 juillet with these 10 sippers, all valued at $30 or less. Vive la France! Santé!
“A lovely sparkling wine with a dosage of 12.9 grams per liter for a low price.”
“It has a very good, serious structure with lush intensity.”
“The 2015 Pinot Blanc blends 80% Auxerrois with Pinot Blanc, producing a pretty rich, round and elegant, very juicy and stimulating white with lush fruit and a fine grip.”
“Whilst not as exceptional as the 2014 last year, this is a decent follow-up, but one that I would drink in the near future.”
“The 2015 Pinot Réserve is a precise, very well-defined blend of juicy Auxerrois and refreshing Pinot Blanc.”
“The palate is well balanced with crisp acidity, lively in the mouth with a twist of sour lemon.”
“It has a crisp peach skin and red apple bouquet that delivers fine concentration for a Rosé.”
“Round, lovely, ripe and sweet on the palate, with a stunning intensity, fine tannin structure and a long aromatic finish, this is an elegant, fresh and silky textured Pinot Noir with good grip and a clear and well-concentrated finish.”
“Slightly deeper in color than the 2014, it has an attractive bouquet with boysenberry and blueberry fruit.”
“Showing a more focused and elegant style in the vintage, the 2015 Cotes du Roussillon still doesn't pull any punches in its ripeness nor density.”
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