Cards of Wine

French Wine Regions

France has thousand years of wine production history, and some of the most famous wine producing regions in the world.

  • Bordeaux
  • Bourgogne
  • Champagne
  • Côtes du Rhône
  • Loire

Bordeaux

Bordeaux wines are the most famous blends in the world.

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The river Gironde splits the area in the famous Left Bank (Southwest) and the Right Bank (Northeast), where two very different famous blends are produced.

Bordeaux
Right
Left

On the Left Bank, Cabernet Sauvignon is the primary grape, on the Right Bank, Merlot is the primary grape.

Bourgogne (Burgundy)

Bourgogne is one of the most famous wine regions in the world.

Côtes du Rhône

Côtes du Rhône is an AOC (Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée) wine region in the Rhône Valley of France. There are two main regions:

  • Côtes du Rhône South (Méridional)
  • Côtes du Rhône North (Septentrional)

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Côtes du Rhône North

In the North, the main grape is Syrah.

The grapes grows on very steep slopes, and are manually picked in hillside trolleys, wich adds to the price.


Côtes du Rhône South

In the South, the main grape is Grenache.

The area is famous for its GSM wines: Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvèdre.

Loire Wine Region

Provence

Rosé Wines:

Bandol
Provence Rosé

Languedoc-Roussuilon

Savoie

Champagne

Champagne is the world's most famous sparkling wine.

Listed Wines:

Champagne
Blanc de Blancs
Blanc de Noir

Primary Grapes:

Chardonnay
Pinot Noir
Pinot Meunier

French Varieties 2017

Merlot

112 000 hectares
Ugni Blanc
82 000
Grenache
81 000
Syrah
64 000
Chardonnay
51 000
Cabernet Sauvignon
48 000
Cabernet Franc
33 000
Carignan
33 000
Pinot Noir
32 000
Sauvignon Blanc
30 000