Southern France - Full - 15% - 15.99% - Medium - 13% - 13.99%
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Château L'Esparrou Cuvée Bisconte 2017
From southern France’s Roussillon region and historic Château L’Esparrou, this special cuvée boasts a coveted Gilbert & Gaillard gold. Judges loved its “pleasant nose accented by dark fruits and spices with a touch of licorice.”
NPR Planet Money Malbec 2018
Thanks to the major success of Argentine versions, the Malbec grape is now back in vogue in its native France – as you’ll taste with this rich exclusive. It’s exactly the kind of economic success story you’d hear about on NPR’s Planet Money podcast.
Domaine de Buadelle Minervois 2016
Alexis Metge won Gilbert & Gaillard gold for his wild herb- and berry-packed Grenache blend. Hand harvested from gnarled old vines growing in the shadow of the Montagne Noire range, it’s a crowd-pleasing exclusive you mustn’t miss!
Chemins de Casel Chardonnay 2017
Christian Collovray and Jean-Luc Terrier are big stars in Burgundy – but they headed to France’s sunny south (and the premium Haute Vallée de l’Aude appellation) to make this seriously classy, fruit-packed Chardonnay from the excellent 2017 vintage.
La Révélation 2018
Crafted with Roussanne (one of the Rhône’s star white grapes), this special white hails from France’s great 2018 vintage and a plot of ancient vines in the sunny Languedoc. Rich and creamy, it overflows with ripe orchard fruit and subtle spice.
Grande Réserve de Gassac Rouge 2018
World Atlas of Wine legend Hugh Johnson calls the Guibert family’s Mas de Daumas Gassac the “only Premier Grand Cru estate of the Languedoc.” Their complex Grande Réserve (made in the image of their $40+ a bottle Grand Vin) is a must-try.
Château Aumedos La Bergerie 2018
Our expert calls this opulent, barrel-aged white ‘Baby Beaucastel,’ a nod to one of the most sought-after white Châteauneuf-du-Papes. From the renowned Barsalou family and premium Corbières, it boasts a top gold and layers of luscious fruit flavor.
Domaine La Domitienne 2019
Each year, our southern France specialist Mark Hoddy samples hundreds of new wines and snaps up the best for you. When he tasted Domaine La Domitienne, Mark loved its deep, plummy flavors so much, he crowned it his champion of the 2019 vintage.