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France’s Unsung Heroes: The Lesser-Known Varieties

We love Bordeaux and Burgundy, but sometimes the forgotten grapes of France need a little love, too. From Caladoc to Braucol to Grolleau, we are offering up some of our rarest varieties from some overlooked—and undervalued—regions. This is a wild, untamed, and fresh look at France, and one we’re excited to share with you. Take home some of these special wines for a new approach to an old favorite.

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Arbois Pupillin, Melon "Le Rouge Queue", Bornard - 2008

White | France, Jura, Arbois | (750 )mL
The Melon grape variety is essentially Arboisian Chardonnay - a grape that's been cultivated here for centuries. This is a pure, dry white wine that's incredibly floral (think pollen) with fruit and minerals. The finish has mild citrus notes and roasted chestnuts.

Item #20161
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    $479.88 $431.89
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VdT "Tant Mieux" Pétillant Naturel, Bornard - NV

Rosé | France, Jura | (1.5 )L
Fresh, ripe, and scrumptiously off-dry, Bornards 100% Ploussard is now just the right size for happy celebrating! Springtime strawberries open on the palate, with natural notes of brioche toast to add complexity. Serve chilled with young cheeses, salty charcuterie or tart, fruit desserts!

Item #29673
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    $407.94 $367.15
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L. Aubry "Nombre d'Or Campanae Veteres Vites" Brut - 2008

White | France, Champagne, Montagne de Reims | (750 )mL
Campanae Veteres Vites means "the old vines of the country side." This golden bubbly is notably long in exotic fruit flavors set against classy sea brine and oyster shell acidity.

Item #15002
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    $779.94 $740.94
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"Grololo," Pithon-Paillé - 2010

Red | France, Loire, Anjou and Saumur | (750 )mL
Drink with pleasure!!! This buxom wine is made form Grolleau. A sprinkle of peppercorn races through bouncy red berried fruit sharpened with well-stacked tannins. Charming, ample and mouthfillingly good, enjoy with roast turkey breast, herbs and butter.

Item #27537
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