7 French Wines You Need to Try (And They're On Sale Right Now)

By That's, April 29, 2019

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From Bordeaux to Burgundy, thMart is pleased to bring you seven unique wines from CWD, each at an unbeatable price. Whether you're familiar with most French varietals or looking to try something new, you're sure to find the perfect pour for your next dinner party (or night in). Choose just one, or mix-and-match to create your own half-case. Our suggestion: an at-home wine tasting with friends.

Baron de Veysin: AOC Graves de Vayres

RMB138-827 | (Was RMB152-910, now up to 9.2% off) 

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The 2016 vintage of Baron de Veysin's Grave de Vayres is a delicate Bordeaux blend, bringing together the classic flavors of merlot and cabernet sauvignon. Its nose suggests blackberry, licorice and baking spice, and its finish features soft tannins. We suggest pairing this pomegranate-hued pour with lamb and other meats.

Baron de Veysin: AOC Bordeaux Blanc Moelleux

RMB115-689 | (Was RMB127-757, now up to 9.4% off)

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Baron Veysin's Bordeaux blanc moelleux is an off-dry, refreshingly sweet white wine. You'll notice green apple and lime on the nose, while a light almond flavor balances the prominent citrus notes to provide a smooth finish. A blend of semillon and muscadet varietals, this summery wine is the perfect pour to welcome the warmer months.

Comte D'Aurillac: AOC Gaillac 

RMB99-593 | (Was RMB109-652, now up to 9.2% off)

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This garnet-colored wine from Comte D'Aurillac features one of Bordeaux's older and perhaps lesser-know varietals, gaillac. This unique grape, once fermented, creates a complex palette of cherry and black pepper with soft tannins on the finish. The aroma of black current, licorice, and spice makes the 2011 vintage stand out. 

La Croix Saint Antoine: Bourgogne Pinot Noir AOC

RMB242-1,449 | (Was RMB266-1,594, now up to 9.1% off)

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The 2012 vintage of La Croix Saint Antoine's Bourgogne pinot noir is made of 100 percent Burgundy-grown pinot noir grapes, which are world-famous for their beautiful ruby color and balanced mouthfeel. We recommend decanting this fruit-forward pour at least an hour before drinking, and we suggest pairing it with hearty vegetables and your favorite cut of meat. 

La Croix Sant Antoine: Mercury (Burgundy) - Dry

RMB350-2,098 | (Was RMB385-2,308, now up to 9.1% off)

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La Croix Sainte Antoine's second pinot noir is a bolder option, featuring blackberries and raspberries on the nose with a hint of toasted spice. The taste is complex but balanced, even better when decanted before consumption. Pair it with your main course to take your dinner guests to a whole new world.

Comtesse de Brie: Sparking Wine Brut

RMB99-591 | (Was RMB109-650, now up to 9.1% off)

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Sparkling wines work well with every season, but there are few things better than celebrating warmer weather than with a glass of bubbly. This affordable, dry sparkling wine from Comtesse de Brie is an elegant addition to any dinner party or get together, featuring vanilla, lime and subtle floral notes on the nose. Made with 100 percent ungi blanc grapes, its delicate bubbles are sure to please the whole table. 

Cabernet D'Anjou Rosé (Loire Valley)

RMB129-773 | (Was RMB142-850, now up to 9.2% off)

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Spring marks the beginning of rosé season, and a bottle (or six) of this off-dry cabernet d'anjou is the perfect way to celebrate. This wine is naturally sweet but nonetheless complex, and you'll notice strawberry, red currant, roses, white pepper, and mint on the nose. Serve chilled and with your favorite desserts or fruits, and let the warm-weather festivities commence. 

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