Chances are you’re probably not French, and you’ve probably never celebrated Bastille Day, but it’s a great excuse to drink delicious French wine this Sunday, so why not?!
Bastille Day is The French National Day and the anniversary of Storming of the Bastille on 14 July 1789- a turning point of the French Revolution, as well as the Fête de la Fédération which celebrated the unity of the French people on 14 July 1790. (Wikipedia)
Cheers to our neighbors across the pond with some of our French Favorites:
Michel Gassier Nostre Pais: Made from 52% Grenache, Blanc, 22% Roussanne, 17% Viognier and the balance Clairette and Bourboulenc, it exhibits, outstanding notes of citrus blossom, white flowers, licorice and green apple.
Arbalest Bordeaux: An elegant blend, Arbalest displays aromas of graphite, minerality, red plums and boysenberries. The integrated tannins show balanced flavors of kirsch, plums, graphite and cassis. With a beautiful hints of umami on the mid palate, this savory and fruitful beauty pairs well with pasta, game, meats and cheeses. Blend: 81% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Petit Verdot.
Ruinart Blanc de Blancs: The wine shows a superb, golden yellow color with a beautiful luminosity and a fine and persistent mousse. The nose is clean and intense with warm, rich notes of brioche, French toast and roasted almonds. On the palate the wine is very supple and harmonious, with notes of honey and minerals on the long, sustained finish. Ruinart Blanc de Blancs is produced from a blend of 100% premiers crus Chardonnay grapes from the best of recent vintages. Grapes from the estate vineyards in Sillery and Brimont (ancestral home of the Ruinart family) are joined by carefully selected grapes from other premiers crus vineyards in the Côte de Blancs and the Montagne de Reims.