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Discover selected top wines from France - the motherland of excellent wines with a strong character. Hardly any other wine country offers such a valuable culinary contribution to the wine world as France. Influenced and cultivated by the Romans, France developed over the centuries the most prestigious wines ever. Today, prominent wine-growing regions extend in all directions, and their grape varieties are celebrated all over the world. From the cooler Champagne in the north to the Mediterranean south of Provence or the hot Rhône valley - there is a wine for every taste. Firmly rooted in its unique wine tradition, France produces predominantly red wines on 73% of its territory. The Bordeaux region is the showpiece of French red wine and an internationally renowned wine region. With its dominant grape varieties Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc, the wine region produces absolute elite wines of the highest quality. But also white wine fans will be impressed by absolute top quality and the unique character of French white wines, which are mainly grown in Alsace, Burgundy and the Loire. CAPREO has selected a multi-faceted portfolio of French wines for you, reflecting the high level of quality from Vin de Pays to Grand Cru Classé.
The Most Prominent Grape Varieties of French Wines and their Wine Growing Regions
France - country of love and good wine. For years, top class wines have been produced with passion and tradition. Probably the most famous and oldest wine-growing area is the region around Bordeaux, where the absolute red wine classics are produced from the grape varieties Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. The typical Bordeaux red wine is dry and complex and contains aromas of dark berries and plums. Moreover, the famous Bordeaux red wine almost always consists of a blend, which means that at least two grape varieties have been used for this wine. The red grape Merlot is almost always an integral part. Provided with abundant sun and sufficient water, it is a grape with a strong character that makes the wines full-bodied and smooth. The wine country would not be France if it stopped producing fantastic aromatic and spicy red wines. A hot and dry climate, for example, is the ideal condition for the French grape varieties Syrah and Grenache, which are most commonly found in the Rhône Valley, in the south of France. The Languedoc-Roussillon wine region is also located in the southern part of France. Furthermore, the predominant Mediterranean and dry climate with lots of sunshine is ideal for sweet and aromatic wines from the Malbec and Carignan grapes.
The white wine stars from Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Chablis are located in the Loire Valley, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and in the Burgundy wine region. The absolute French top grape variety is Chardonnay, which makes high demands on the soil structure but has no problems with colder temperatures. The Chardonnay grape is versatile and changeable, because in the end it depends on the skills and ideas of the winemaker how he processes and stores the Chardonnay. Thus, completely different wines with different aromas and fullness can be produced from one grape variety. The Chardonnay is also at home in the world-famous Champagne region, which has always produced the patented, high-quality champagnes that hold the international standard high. France offers an enormous spectrum of delicious red and white wines! It doesn't matter whether it is a "Vin de France" (a simple table wine) or a certified top wine "Grand Cru", which has been awarded the "AOP" protected seal of origin - French winegrowers know their craft and let the heritage of France flourish in an exemplary way.
Overview of the French Wine Growing Regions:
- Rhône Valley
The Flagship of French Wines - Wineries of the Extra Class
Wine connoisseurs are often convinced: the best wine in the world comes from France. With the large selection of excellent French wines it is anything but easy to find the right wine. If it is to be fantastic champagne, the Champagne Devaux Winery is definitely one of the pioneers of the region. It is said that the best red wines of the country are produced in the Rhône valley - complex and aromatic. Experts in this field are the wineries Domaine Notre Dame des Pallières and François Arnaud. Fruity and spicy wines on the other hand, promise Domaine Paul Mas from the Languedoc-Roussillon wine-growing region.