Wine enthusiast calls this a “best buy” from Burgundy, the land that invented Pinot Noir. Vin de France simply means this gem plays outside of traditional appellation lines or laws. We think it’s a hidden gem in the Bouchard Aine & Fils line, and a perfect Tuesday night wine to share with anyone who appreciates French wine and fantastic bargains. This meal ready wine is hearty and intense, with plenty of jammy fruits and a full complement of herbs and spices.
Cherry, pomegranate, cranberry and bramble aromas leap from the glass. This wine offers tart acid and juicy cranberry and pomegranate up front, joined with gentle pepper and spice tones on the midpalate. Tannic grip holds until a final wash of acidity.