Favorite French Wines from Trader Joe’s

November 25, 2019

10 Favorite French Wines from Trader Joe's | Alyssa Pacaut

Trader Joe’s always delivers when it comes to wine and the French section is no exception! These are our favorites reds, whites, and rosés that are budget-friendly and taste great.

Famille Perrin Côtes du Rhône Réserve, $6.99
With a crowd-pleasing taste and an affordable price, this French red is perfect for everyday drinking. It’s subtle with notes of red fruits, fruits, and slight herbal goodness.

J.L. Quinson Côtes De Provence Rosé, $6.99
When life is easy breezy, there is nothing better than a straightforward rosé. This wine is bright, acidic with a fruity, strawberry taste and is so good we drink it all year long.

A. Chotard Muscadet Sèvre et Maine, $6.99
No sickly sweet white wine here! This Chenin Blanc has the perfect balance of acidity and sweetness with a wonderful taste of citrus,  green apples, and orangey honeycomb.

Blason de Bourgogne Chardonnay, $6.99
This delightfully crisp white wine from Burgundy is a steal at less than $7! The taste delivers a citrus hit of Meyer lemons and grapefruit with a mellow fruity aftertaste.

Château Haut-Sorillon Bordeaux Supérieur, $8.99
Nothing feels as fancy as a bottle of red from Bordeaux! This budget-friendly baby starts out slightly sour but quickly relaxes into nice cherry and sour raspberry flavors.

Moonlight & Rosés Rosé, $8.99
Sister wine to famed the Miraval rosé, this bottle is absolutely delicious with a blend of cantaloupe and citrus with full, round mouthfeel.

Esprit des Lieux Saint-Véran, $9.99
Is it weird to call a wine elegant? Because this delicate French chardonnay has a certain level of elegance and grace. It’s initially dry but rounds out to a honeysuckle flavor with a creamy nuttiness.

Château de Seguin Bordeaux Supérieur, $10.99
If you love a Cabernet Sauvignon, then you’ll love this flavorful French red wine. It tastes like cherry, plum, and cola with hints of spice and chocolate.

Bois de Menge Gigondas, $13.99
Ready to party? Grab this red blend from the Southern Rhône region. It’s all berries with a slight herbal note and packs a punch with a 14% alcohol volume.

Tertre du Moulin Saint-Émilion Grand Cru, $15.99
If you like your reds with a lot of personality, then choose this dark, ruby red with notes of chocolate, plums, mature fruits, and a slight hint of oak.

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