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Great-value French white wine: 20 under £25

Finding a great French white wine at an affordable price can be tricky outside of France, but we've taken the hard work out of it with 20 delicious bottles to seek out...

From bone dry and sparkling to sweet, this list shows great-value French white wine can be found all over France, in Bordeaux, Burgundy, Rhône and the Loire, as well as Alsace and Languedoc-Roussillon.

Several own-brand supermarket wines make the list – perfect for stocking up straight from the high street – with prices as low as £7.99 for a ‘juicy and ripe’ Alsace Pinot Gris from Lidl.

Most of the wines are priced below £15-a-bottle, with only a handful above £20.

There are several different styles and grape varieties among the selected French white wines, including Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, and Chenin Blanc.

There’s even a rare 100% Rolle (also known as Vermentino) from the southern Rhône – made by Miraval, the French wine estate owned by Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie; all the more reason to explore and try something new or unusual.

Food-friendly French white wines

Other top picks from the selection include a ‘complex and elegant’ organically-farmed Mâcon-Villages from Domaine Frantz Chagnoleau and a ‘smoky, flinty, mineral’ Pouilly-Fumé from Patrice Moreux, which is ‘serious and food-friendly, and would be a perfect match for shellfish or smoked fish.’

There’s a Chablis made from vines located between two premier cru sites, making it great value for money, as well as a ‘brilliant food wine’.

Alternatively, transport yourself to the sunny Med with a £10 Picpoul de Pinet, perfect to enjoy with ‘moules marinière or Friday fish and chips’.

Three sparkling wines are featured in the line-up: two Champagnes and a Crémant de Limoux, which offers structure and fine bubbles with green apple and buttery lemon characters. Perfect when paired with lobster

A sweet wine finishes the selection. This own-label Waitrose sticky is made by the renowned Château Suduiraut in Bordeaux and features classic Sauternes notes of rich apricot and citrus.


Great-value French white wine under £25

The following wines have been tasted by a range of Decanter’s experts


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