Explore Top French Wine Regions
Boasting 307 official wine label names or AOP, (for Appellation d'Origine Protegee), France covers a wide range of wine styles that goes beyond the famous Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne. With bottles from Beaujolais, Rhone Valley and Sancerre in the Loire Valley, this selection features wines that stand out for their typical expression of their terroirs of origin.
The Millesima team has chosen to include in our France Discovery Wine Gift Set wines from three traditional regions across the country. Each wine represents traditional styles that are the staples of each region. These wines range from fruit-forward and food-friendly Gamay, to bold, spicy Syrah and elegant, refined Sancerre.
The France Discovery Wine Gift Set contains three unique bottles from well-known producers : Chateau du Moulin-a-Vent is a historic Beaujolais producer that has continued to be a pioneer in the region; Francois Villard started his career as a chef and moved into the wine world with tremendous success creating sustainable wines that represent the classic Rhone Valley Syrah; and Pascal et Nicolas Reverdy produces beautiful mineral-driven and wonderfully concentrated wines from old vines.
Chateau du Moulin-à-Vent Couvent des Thorins 2018
Gamay – Beaujolais
Chateau du Moulin-a-Vent is arguably one of the ten Beaujolais crus that have built the reputation of the Beaujolais region. The region of Chateau du Moulin-a Vent is composed of more than 120 plots. Couvent des Thorins produces a concentrated and tannic Gamay with notes of cherries and flowers. This wine is food-friendly and approachable for all palates.
Francois Villard Crozes Hermitage Certitude 2016
Syrah – Rhone Valley
The appellation of Crozes-Hermitage, located in Northern Rhone Valley, produces bright Syrah bursting with fresh black fruit and hints of pepper; along with an herbaceousness to round out the palate. Francois Villard has built a reputation for producing aromatic and bold wines, and the Certitude is a classic example. This wine presents black fruit and licorice flavors with a hint of vegetal notes and a long, smooth finish.
Pascal et Nicolas Reverdy Les Anges Lots Vieilles Vignes 2017
Sauvignon Blanc – Loire Valley
Domaine Pascal et Nicolas Reverdy is located in one of the most famous Sancerre villages in Loire Valley. This crisp and aromatic white offers a pleasant minerality with notes of white blossoms and lemon peel. Les Anges Lots Vielles Vignes is elegant and refreshing, offering the subtle nuances of a delicate French Sauvignon Blanc.
*Please note that for deliveries outside of New York City, gift boxes will be disassembled for safe and proper shipping of the wines.