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’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.
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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