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The 5 Best French Wines To Try Right Now

Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, Sancerre: France has been linked with wine for centuries. Generations have developed memorable wines from classic grape varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Syrah

However, tradition is not at the expense of innovation and today French winemakers are creating all sorts of exciting new wines too.

With so much choice it can be tricky to know where to start so we have selected some great French wines that are worth investigating. Perhaps your new favourite is among them!

The food-friendly white: Chablis Maurice Tremblay    


WAS €29.95 NOW €19.95 (Part of the O'Briens French wine sale.)

If you’re after a good white wine to serve with a meal, Chablis Maurice Tremblay is a fantastic choice. It come from a family grower with a history dating back to 1850. This crisp, refreshing wine with its apple, lemon blossom and citrus notes is beautiful with shellfish, sushi, salads or goat's cheese.


The modern Bordeaux: Château Peyredoulle  

WAS €19.95 NOW  €14.95 (Part of the O'Briens French wine sale.)

Looking to impress? This wine has the flavour of a fine Bordeaux minus the big price tags of the more famous châteaux. It comes from a petit Château on one of the best clay-limestone hilltops in Blayais. It's a modern, fruit driven wine with ripe blackberry and cherry fruit notes and a silky finish.


The Burgundian white: Bourcier-Martinot Mâcon

Burgundy, France 

WAS €21.95 NOW €16.95 (Part of the O'Briens French wine sale.)

This excellent value wine is a great introduction to the whites of Burgundian. It’s a fresh and subtly oaked Chardonnay, with notes of granny smith apple and melon along with a refreshing slatey minerality. It’s a lovely match for roast chicken, pan fried fish or roasted veg.


The silky, rich red: Domaine de L'Ostal Grand Vin

Languedoc-Roussillon, France

WAS €24.95 NOW €16.95  (Part of the O'Briens French wine sale.)

Domaine L’Ostal is owned by renowned Bordeaux estate, Famille Cazes and this stunner of a wine is a fine example of top Minervois. A Syrah-led blend, it’s full of ripe bramble fruit notes with a hint of oak and an appealing herbal 'garrigue' note. If you love a big red wine, this one is unmissable. 


The classic red: Château Villa Bel-Air Rouge    

Bordeaux, France

WAS €25.95 NOW €20.76 (Part of the O'Briens French wine sale.)

This incredibly elegant red is a top Bordeaux at an unmissable price. It comes from Château Villa Bel-Air which dates back to the 18th century. You can expect delicious ripe blackberry and liquorice flavours with hint of vanilla and spice. (It’s a fantastic wine to gift any French wine lover too.)


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