French Wine for Spring

Fresh and Bright

 

We turn to French wine for elegance, finesse, and Old World subtlety. French wine covers a huge range of styles and expressions that complement spring fare wonderfully. Here are a few French wine standouts picked by sales associates Heather Gordon, Jon Miner, Erik Guzinski, and Josh Mizrahi. Consider enjoying these bottles with asparagus salad, fava bean pasta, and new potatoes as these seasonal favorites pop up at the market.

Saumur Blanc, Ch. du Hureau Item $24.96

This Chenin Blanc transports you to roaming barefoot through sandy, peach tree-lined beaches, grabbing ripe fruit from branches. Sun spots and salty ocean air. – Heather Gordon

Fixin 1er Cru “Clos de la Perrière” Monopole, Dom. Joliet $69.96

Structured yet elegant, the Clos de la Perrière is expressive with gorgeous fruit leading into dark underbrush and mint on the finish. This Fixin Monopole will satisfy cravings for earthy, classic Burgundy in even the most seasoned French wine geeks. – Jon Miner

Crémant de Bourgogne Brut, Dom. de La Grande Côte $21.96

This Crémant de Bourgogne is a crowd pleasing French wine and a great value for those unwilling to give up the apple, stone fruit, and toast found in its more expensive cousins from Champagne. Predominantly Pinot Noir with a splash of Chardonnay, anytime is the right time to enjoy it. – Erik Guzinski

Ch. du Champs des Treilles “Vin de Passion,” St. Foy Bordeaux Blanc $14.96

This is the rare Bordeaux Blanc that is both biodynamic and has been aged on the lees, which gives it a nice texture retaining crisp acidity. – Josh Mizrahi