Bastille Day: Celebrate with Exemplars of French Wine


Bastille Day: Celebrate with Exemplars of French Wine

Wine Team New York |
Every July 14th, the French celebrate their grand national holiday – Bastille Day. Commemorating a watershed moment in the French Revolution and the end of the ancien régime, it’s a jubilant day of street parties, fireworks, military parades, and countless waving tricolor flags.

In honor of Bastille DaySotheby’s Wine has curated a selection of exquisite wines that exemplify timeless French styles, including iconic cuvées from BordeauxBurgundyChampagne and more.

Among the collectibles, there’s Château d’Yquem: arguably the world’s most famous sweet wine, this is a virtually ageless, marvelously rich product of noble rot from the clay and gravel vineyards of Sauternes.

Champagne doesn’t get more quintessential than Dom Pérignon. The 2013 is a must-buy: a late-harvest vintage of powerful concentration, this blends crushed chalk delicacy, vivid citrus acidity, and a creamy texture.

For lovers of BordeauxDomaine de Chevalier’s L’Esprit de Chevalier is a perfect introduction to the Left Bank, while the 1995 vintage from Château Léoville-Las Cases – opulently ripe and beautifully well-knit – shows why it’s a crown jewel of Saint-Julien.

Château Sainte Roseline’s elegant, peachy Le Cloître Rosé is a tribute to Provence, home of some of the world’s great pink wines. Elsewhere, a bottle of Henri Boillot Bourgogne Blanc is a white Burgundy every cellar needs if classic French cooking is on the menu.

Visit our retail location at 1334 York Avenue in New York and explore our carefully curated selection of French wines to celebrate Bastille Day in style.

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