There is so much to love about French wine, possibly because the French put so much love into their wines. And now there’s more to love – La Grand Verre (LGV) single-serve boutique wine collection from France. These wines are the perfect size to enjoy poolside or picnic lunch this summer.
During a recent virtual tasting with LGV, we were told that the LGV bottles hold 6.3 ounces of wine, a little more than what we normally pour into a wine glass. Why do you offer your wine in single portions? As they explain on their website: “We wanted everyone, no matter where they come from or are familiar with wine, to indulge themselves with our wines with the freedom of tasting without having to open a whole bottle.”
Visit La Grand Verre’s homepage to find out how they partner with wineries that are mostly women-run or jointly run, including Elisabeth Prataviera of Domaine de Ménard & Haut-Marin, Inès Andrieu of Domaine de Caylus and Martine Nadal of Domaine Nadal Hainaut. According to their website, these French wines are made from organic grapes using sustainable farming methods. We share the good news about these single serve wines as LGV wines have just launched in the United States.
These beautiful wines are sold in 4 packs or in wine packages that contain (as listed on the LGV website):
Tour of the Reds countryside
This collection offers a very good overview of different Cabernet Sauvignon styles from France, including a Bordeaux-Château-classified Crus Bourgeois.
Picnic in Whites Park
This collection offers a deep overview of French white wines: a tropical Sauvignon Blanc, two delicious Chardonnays and a slightly sweet Chenin.
Summer on the Rosés coast
This collection offers the best of French rosés a Bandol is considered the best place in the world for rosés.
Nice French wine in a single portion bottle sounds wonderful, but how do the wines actually taste? Le Grand Verre recently invited us for a tasting of four of their most popular wines:
Do you love a crisp, refreshing Chardonnay? Le Grand Verre Domaine Caylus (Chardonnay) 2020, light golden color in the glass. This Chardonnay was a fan favorite when we tasted it. Crunchy and refreshing with notes of peach and hazelnut. Perfect for a summer picnic. Pair this delightful French wine with seafood, sushi, smoked salmon, fresh goat cheese and roasted salted hazelnuts.
In love with French rosé wines? Le Grand Verre Domaine Caylus (Rosé) 2020 is a blend of Syrah (60%) and Grenache (40%) from the Languedoc-Roussillon region. During our tasting, we enjoyed the light floral notes in the aroma of this wine, followed by strawberry aromas and notes of tropical fruits. The perfect summer wine to sip.
Le Grand Verre Château Val D’Arenc 2020. A blend of Mourvèdre (80%), Grenache (10%) and Cinsault (10%). During our tasting, we learned that the Mourvèdre gives this Bandol rosé a spicy note. Perfect aperitif or with spicy grilled shrimp, Thai food and summery tomato cake.
And for red wine lovers … Le Grand Verre Château Peyredon 2019 is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (63%) and Merlot (37%). Our taster explained that these grapes are picked from vines that are over 100 years old! When tasting this beautiful red wine, you will notice notes of blackberry and soft tannins.
Which Le Grand Verre wine will you enjoy this summer? Try all four with the convenience of single serving bottles!