wine regions


Wine-Producing Regions in France

For those who are just beginning to love drinking wines, it is good to know that the greatest tasting wines come from grapes that were grown in very ideal environmental condition in order to give the great taste to its wine. If you want to know where the best wines are produced, you can find them in a few places in the world. Wines here are produced from the best quality grapes grown in optimal weather conditions. The best quality wines comes from grapes produced in these kinds of environment. France is one of the greatest wine regions in the world.

When wine is being discussed, people always think of the country of France. It is in France where most of the best wines come from.  Every year, France produces billions of bottles of wine. In the world's wine market, France has the largest share. You will find different distinct kinds of wine in every region that produce wine in France. Grapes are the same but the wines produced from them vary. It is the special characteristics of the land that makes wine produced in these regions special. Here's a good read about wine regions of Italy, check it out!

The large wine regions of France are given below.  

The first regions that produces wine is the Alsace region located on the river Rhine which is in the eastern part of France close to Germany. It is the white wine region but it also produces some red wines. Pinot Noir, Riesling, Muscat and more are the popular grapes grown in this region. Kindly visit this   website    for more useful reference.

If you go to the Atlantic coast of France, you will find Bordeaux which is a red wine region there. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and sometimes Cabernet Franc are blended to produce the wines that this region exports.

Burgundy or Bourgogne is located in the eastern part of France. Both red and white wines are produced in this region. Burgundy is broken down into four sub regions including Cote de Nuits, Cote de Beaune, Cote Chalonnaise and Maconnais. Grape varieties in this region include Chardonnay for white wine, and Pinot Noir for red.

Champagne is the home of the world-famous sparkling wine of France which is located close to Belgium and Luxembourg. Champagne is also a region where still or non-sparkling wine is produced.

The wine region located on an island in the Mediterranean Sea is Corse or Corsica. This region only produces table wine which is consumed on the island itself. You should join a wine tasting tour in order to try their tale wines.

In the mountains of France close to Belgium is Jura which produces wine made from Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.

When it comes to vineyard surface, the largest region is Languedoc-Roussillon which also produces table wines.

The Loire Valley in the Loire valley  produces white wine from vines growing along the river basic.

Rose and red wines are produced in the warm region of Provence and Rhone.

Grapes unique to the region of the Savoy in the Alps produces mostly white wine.