About White Wines from France

About White 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

White Wines

Gooseneck Vineyards 2022  Chardonnay
94 points
Best Buy
A pleasant Chardonnay with good fruit and structure balanced by just the right amount of aromatic lift from the Viognier.
94 points $18 Best Buy
Nicolas Potel 2020  Pouilly-Fuissé
92 points
Orchard fruit abounds in this Pouilly Fuisse that finishes with a dollop of buttery charm.
Awards: 2021 Best White Burgundy
92 points $35.99
Nicolas Potel 2020  Macon-Villages
91 points
Showcases a balance of tropical freshness and satisfying roundness .
Awards: '2021 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 5 White Wine $20 and Under' Best Value White Burgundy
91 points $18.99
Kirkland Signature 2020 Premiere Cru Chablis
90 points
Best Buy
A rich, oaky but not woody, Chablis with ample fruit and finesse.
90 points $17 Best Buy
Gooseneck Vineyards 2022  Sauvignon Blanc
89 points
Herbs and citrus fill this glass creating a freshness that keeps you going back for more.
Emile Beyer 2021 Les Traditions Pinot Gris
89 points
A flavorful white wine that will keep you coming back to the glass wondering what aroma you will find this time; nice complexity that holds your interest on the wine.
Chevalier Du Grand Robert 2022  Bordeaux Blanc
88 points
Best Buy
An ideal pairing for shellfish showing nice minerality and bright citrus.
88 points $12 Best Buy
French Blue 2020  Sauvignon Blanc
88 points
Best Buy
A rock solid Bordelais Sauvignon Blanc.
88 points $14 Best Buy
William Fèvre 2018 Chablis Champs Royaux Chablis Premier Cru
88 points
A layered Chablis offering plenty of mineral character.
88 points $26.95
Maison Riche 2022 Pays dOc IGP Sauvignon Blanc
87 points
Best Buy
A nice light and green wine to sip on its own or serve as an aperitif.
87 points $13 Best Buy