About Sparkling Wines from France

About Sparkling Wines from France
Where does one start when discussing wine and France? As well as being one of the two leading wine-producing countries in the world (along with Italy - the numbers are extremely close every year), it is the spiritual birthplace of so many famous wines, from the great red and white Burgundies to the esteemed red wines of Bordeaux as well as the world's finest sparkling wine, Champagne. While these wines have been celebrated and praised for many decades and can be found on the finest wine lists around the world, there have been problems for French wines in overall sales - the belief that French wines are necessarily expensive does not help. This is especially true with younger buyers, as strict French wine laws have meant that the country's producers are limited regarding innovation. Thus France has lost market share to numerous New World Countries such as the US, Chile and Argentina and even to its neighbor, Italy. Still, French wines are undisputed as far as respect around the world and there have been some marketing campaigns lately that have driven sales for wines such as Cotes-du-Rhone and those from Provence. It is obvious that French wines will always be held in great regard by consumers and critics alike.

Top Picks for France

Sparkling Wines

Baron Aime NV Brut Rose Pinot Noir
94 points
$20
Best Buy
Lively and bright for a perfect apéritif yet with just enough richness and body to carry you in seamlessly to the first course.
94 points $20 Best Buy
Le Chemin Du Roi NV  Champagne
94 points
$299
A rich and powerfully delicious Rose Champagne that hits all the high notes.
Le Chemin Du Roi NV Brut Rosé Champagne
94 points
$299
A rich and powerfully delicious Rose Champagne that hits all the high notes.
Awards: 2022 Best Champagne Brut Rose
Baron Aime NV Brut Cremant De Bourgogne
93 points
$20
Best Buy
A lovely and racy apéritif that will pair splendidly with a cheese and bread course.
93 points $20 Best Buy
French Blue NV Brut Rose Cremant de Bordeaux
93 points
$26
Refreshing and delightful with good body and texture, this is an alluring wine to pair with food.
Vve Monsigny NV Brut Champagne
93 points
$19.99
Best Buy
A very nice non-vintage Champagne with rich nutty character accented by sweet floral nuance.
93 points $19.99 Best Buy
Maison Marcel NV Sparkling Hearts Extra Dry Rosé Mediterranee IGP
93 points
$18
Best Buy
A wonderfully crisp and refreshing French bubbly with fine fruit and balance.
93 points $18 Best Buy
Champagne Trouillard NV Comte Decrion Brut Champagne
93 points
$44
A nutty, juicy, vanilla-kissed Champagne that is sure to please.
Awards: 2022 Best Champagne Brut NV
Antech 2018 Emotion Brut Sparkling Rosé Crémant de Limoux AOC
93 points
$19.99
Best Buy
A fresh, friendly and mouthwatering Cremant de Limoux for any warm weather celebration.
Awards: 2021 Best Cremant
93 points $19.99 Best Buy
French Blue NV Brut Cremant De Bordeaux
92 points
$26
Light and refreshing with some savory and ripe fruit notes that would pair splendidly with prosciutto wrapped melon.