Best of France Half-Case
Your Best of France Half-Case includes one bottle each of
Les Chartons Bordeaux Rouge
A charming and indulgent wine that is ideal as an aperitif or for a friendly meal between friends. Flaunting a lively cherry red color with great intensity, the flavors are clean and fruity with pronounced cherry, spice, and fresh herbs on the palate with a rounded mouth feel and supple tannins. A traditional style and character shine in this charming Bordeaux produced from 70% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc, and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon.
Pavillon La Tourelle Bordeaux Rouge
The lands of Pavillon La Tourelle draw their unique character from the inimitable terroir of Bordeaux. A blend of 50% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc, and 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, this wine has a vivid red color. The wine has medium depth, and reveals clean but intense flavors of cherry and black currant with a fleshy mouth feel. Pavillon la Tourelle is an enjoyable, supple, smooth wine with an easy finish on the palate.
A stylistic red blend of Syrah, Cabernet Franc, and Tannat, some of the noble grapes that populate the southern region of France. When these three grapes get blended together, the results are outstanding. Cherry, raspberry, and blackberry combined with pepper, clove, and hints of earthiness round out the flavor profile in this French beauty. This a food lover's wine, pairing it with foods that have spice.
Marcel Malbec I.G.P. Comté Tolosan
Nestled in the French Countryside about an hour and a half east of Bordeaux is the picturesque region of Cahors. This area located in the middle of the Pyrénées in South West France is home to brothers Pascal and Jean-Marc Verhaeghe. The main property, Château du Cèdre is where the Verhaeghe family produces Marcel Malbec, a robust and rich Malbec from this talented winemaking family whose motto is to “move forward, experience new ways.” Farmed with no herbicides and chemicals since 1990, these grapes yields a savory but slightly tart flavor profile of plums, blackberry, and smoked meats. Possessing a solid structure and firm tannins, Marcel Malbec is structured and concentrated, yielding a deeper more complex wine.
Le Parlement Bordeaux Blanc
White Bordeaux is not on most people's wine radar, but we get excited for white Bordeaux. For us, it gifts everything we love about Sauvignon Blanc while adding complexity to the wine that enthusiasts can appreciate. When we found Le Parlement Bordeaux Blanc, we were blown away by the balance. It is delicate with levels of finesse layered into its pale straw color. Attractive flavors of zesty citrus, fresh grass, gooseberry, and honeysuckle yield generously after every sip. This is a limited wine that is surely not to be missed.
Blandine White Blend Cotes de Gascogne
The Cotes du Gascogne is home to some very sought after white wines. Usually blends, these lovable white wines are crafted uniquely by some of the France’s prestigious châteaux including Château de Cèdre, the producer of this wonderful white blend. Blandine Le Blanc is a blend of 60% Colombard and 40% Ugni-Blanc and it is defined by vines that are up to 30 years old, adding complex layers of flavors to the wine. The end result is an easily enjoyable white wine that is beyond basic. Elegant flavors of pineapple, grapefruit, and tropical fruits, with subtle green bell pepper, along with enticing aromatics, round out this fantastic white wine from Southwest France. Enjoy Blandine Le Blanc with an array of seafood, poultry, and light summery dishes.