France being one of the countries of the Latin heritage, wine is an integral part of its culture. The way French culture has invested itself in the production of its wines has even earned it an international reputation as “the land of wine”. France is a major player in the production of its wines and is known throughout the world. Composed of 17 French wine-growing regions, the multitude of terroirs with different grape varieties favors a great diversity of wines for the taste of all.
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Alsace wine will change your perception of a traditionally sweet Riesling. Besides Riesling, Alsace produces quite a lot of Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Gewurztraminer and Crémant d’Alsace: a sparkling wine that is mushrooming in popularity.
Beaujolais (French pronunciation: [bo.ʒɔ.lɛ]) is a French Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée (AOC) wine generally made of the Gamay grape which has a thin skin and is low in tannins. Beaujolais tends to be a very light-bodied red wine, with relatively high amounts of acidity.
Bordeaux region with a total vineyard area of over 120,000 hectares is the largest wine growing area in France. Average vintages produce over 700 million bottles of Bordeaux wine, ranging from large quantities of everyday table wine, to some of the most expensive and prestigious wines in the world.
The Chablis region is the northernmost wine district of the Burgundy region in France. The grapevines around the town of Chablis are almost all Chardonnay, making a dry white wine renowned for the purity of its aroma and taste. The cool climate of this region produces wines with more acidity and flavors less fruity than Chardonnay wines grown in warmer climate.
Champagne is a sparkling wine produced from grapes grown in the Champagne region of France following rules that demand, among other things, secondary fermentation of the wine in the bottle to create carbonation, specific vineyard practices, sourcing of grapes exclusively from specific parcels in the Champagne appellation and specific pressing regimes unique to the region.
Côte de Provence
The Côtes-de-Provence AOC is a large noncontiguous wine region that covers over 85 communes in the eastern region of Provence. The boundaries of the region extend from the alpine hills near Draguignan to the coast of Saint-Tropez. The main grape varieties are Carignan, Cinsaut, Grenache, Mourvèdre and Tibouren with an increase in the use of Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah.
Languedoc-Roussillon Region includes five departments, and borders the other French regions of Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, Rhône-Alpes, Auvergne, Midi-Pyrénées on the one side, and Spain, Andorra and the Mediterranean Sea on the other side. It is the southernmost region of mainland France. Names such as Saint-Chinian, Faugères, Corbières, Pic-Saint-Loup and Terrasses-du-Larzac are increasingly known among sommeliers and wine lovers. These wines are often tipped as good value bets on restaurant lists.
The southern Rhône sub-region has a more Mediterranean climate with milder winters and hot summers. Depending on the specific AOC rules, grapes blended into southern Rhône reds may include Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre, Carignan and Cinsault. he southern Rhône’s most famous red wine is Châteauneuf-du-Pape, a blend containing up to 13 varieties of wine grapes (eight red and five white) as permitted by the Châteauneuf-du-Pape AOC rules.
Striding more than 1500 hectares of vineyards awakes and solicits each of your senses. Walking from village to village, from vineyard to vineyard, it is to assist the rising of the morning mist that reveals the clusters of grapes but it is also to contemplate the sunset that touches these exceptional lands at the horizon.
The I.G.P. Charentais wines, produced in Charente and Charente-Maritime were born in this panorama in the Gallo-Roman era.