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Wine from the Region of France

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Wines of France

France is the leader in wine exports. It is impossible to imagine the history of wine-making without the participation of France. Winemaking in this country dates back to before our era. It actively developed in the Middle Ages thanks to the activity of the churches. At the moment the wine of France is associated with extremely high quality.

High quality standards in the 20th century were lowered because of unscrupulous producers and a pest brought in from the United States. But the authorities decided to tighten the rules for the production and release of wine products on the market. The industry coped with all the problems.
The wines of France are divided into types on several grounds.
By quality:
  • The tables are the simplest, often with grapes brought from other European countries;
  • local - the grapes are expressed in a particular region, the quality is controlled, the label indicates information about the place of production, as well as the year of production;
  • vintage - the most elite wines, tested at all levels of production.
By sugar content:
  • dry;
  • semi-dry;
  • semi-sweet;
  • sweet.
By grape variety (the most popular varieties):
  • pinot noir;
  • merlot;
  • cabernet savignon;
  • Chardonnay;
  • savignon blanc and others.

Thanks to the variety of grape varieties and brands, the wine of France also has a kaleidoscope of aromas and flavors: you can buy the right one.
Chardonnay has a rich, fruity taste with additional floral notes. Sauvignon Blanc has herbal undertones with a touch of peach or jasmine at the base of its flavor. Cabernet Sauvignon has a rich berry flavor with a touch of spice. Pinot Noir has a woody flavor with a hint of cherry and vanilla.
Dry and semi-dry varieties have a high level of acidity. The wine of France has a rich berry flavor. Floral notes in the composition are not uncommon. It is also possible to distinguish wines with a citrus base.
Red French wines differ in their color: depending on the variety, they can range from scarlet to ruby red. Whites range from pale gold to deep straw. The strength varies from 9 to 14%.

Любое вино Франции рекомендуется подавать охлажденным. Температура подачи красного вина – 10-12 градусов, белого – 9-10.
French wines are quite varied, so it is difficult to isolate specific gastronomic recommendations. However, there are general patterns relevant to French beverages.
  1. If you want to pour lemon juice on the food, then a dry or semi-dry wine with a slight sourness will do for such a dish.
  2. Light vegetable dishes served with rosé wine.
  3. Cabernet is perfect with meat. It is better to choose dishes with red meats - beef steak would be a good option.
  4. French semi-dry wine harmonizes with Asian spicy dishes.
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