Spotlight on Wine Regions - France
Alsace produces excellent dry and sweet white wines.
Bordeaux is one of the most famous wine regions in the world. This wine is created from a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Merlot. It is smoky, spicy, tobaccoey, and great with meats.
Burgundy is a region with a collection of sub-areas. The flinty, classic Chablis flavor is made solely with Chardonnay grapes, while the freshness of Beaujolais Nouveau comes from the fruity Gamay.
Chablis is located at the north of the Burgundy region. Chablis wine is brisk and fruity, very dry and with a refreshing acidity.
Famous for its 5 appellations: Corbières, Coteaux du Languedoc, Côtes du Roussillon, Saint Chinian and Costières de Nimes.
The Loire Valley is most well known for its use of Sauvignon blanc, Chenin blanc and Cabernet Franc.
Over half of French rosé is produced from Provence. Rosé de Provence are dry and fruity.
Located between the cities of Lyon in the north and Avignon in the south, the Rhone wine region is well known for its spicy, fiery red wines. Chateauneuf du Pape and Cotes du Rhone are the two best-known wines to come from this region.