The melon de Bourgogne grape is often described as neutral, as its aromas and flavors are reticent. But it is most expressive in the realm of texture.
Saumur Champigny, an expressive cabernet franc, comes from a Loire region that has drawn attention for its improving wines but still offers great values.
The nation’s reds rival pricier French bottles, and exports from a small number of vineyards are starting to trickle into the U.S.
Treat yourself every night of the week with these inexpensive, but impressive wines from regions off the beaten path.
Next in Wine School, Morgons from Beaujolais.