I am always a little overwhelmed when it comes to buying French Wines. For one the names are hard to pronounce and I’m never sure of what varietal I’m buying since French Wine is labeled by region as opposed to grape. I can honestly say I don’t know my Bourdeaux from Burgundy.
Lidl’s Grocery Store recently sent me some of their French Wine that is being sold at their stores for a limited time. Lidl’s offers a wide range of wines that are hand selected by their Master of Wine, Adam LaPierre. This means you will find a great variety of high-quality wines. It also gave me the chance to learn a bit more about French Wines and that they don’t have to be overwhelming or expensive.
5 Great French Wines Under $20
This was the first wine I tried, mostly because the name reminded me of one of my favorite movies, Moulin Rouge. This wine was one of the most delicious red wines I’ve had in a long time. It was juicy, fresh and fruity. The kind of wine that’s good on its own and great with cheese. This was one of the bottles that I kept to myself because I didn’t want to share a single drop.
A steal at $7.99.
Châteauneuf du Pape
Ripe fruits and hints of mocha. This is like dessert in the bottle, pair it with a good dark chocolate or a cheese platter. This one would be great to serve when having friends over, it’s a great wine that everyone will enjoy.
A little splurge at $16.99
Chateau D’Arsac Margaux
Think of this as your winter go-to wine. It’s rich with hints of dark fruit, a great blend of Merlot and Cabernet. Perfect for chilling by the fire-place, or pairing with wine and cheese for a cozy night in. This wine definitely warms you up and gives you all the feels.
Bring it to a party at $19.99
My first time having a Pouilly-Fumé but not really, the grape in a Pouilly-Fumé is Sauvignon Blanc. This wine is crisp and fresh with hints of apple. It’s a great wine to pair with a savory dish like this fall stuffed acorn squash that I made for dinner last night.
Keep some on hand at $12.99
French Wine at a great price point makes it a lot less intimidating to buy. What I loved about these wines it that they were each delicious and tasted like a much more expensive bottle of wine.