3 vini francesi che devi assolutamente conoscere

3 French wines that you absolutely must know

France, like Italy, boasts a long winemaking tradition. Here are 3 wines that you absolutely must know!

3 French wines to discover

1. Colombard

It is a white grape variety from the Côtes de Gascogne ( wine district of Gascony) and derives from a cross between Chenin and Gouais Blanc . It is usually used up to 70-80%, more often together with Sauvignon. The wine obtained is full-bodied, fruity, with hints of citrus fruits such as grapefruit and lemon . The best pairing is with seafood, oysters and prawns.

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2. Côtes du Rhône

It is a regional appellation of the Rhône Valley and produces structured, round and fruity red wines, but also aromatic and fresh whites and fine and fruity rosés . For the sake of homogeneity, winemakers have imposed rules on their blends, with a minimum proportion of black Grenache for red and rosé wines, and Grenache Blanc, Viognier, Marsanne, Clairette, Roussane and Bourboulenc for whites. Red wines are perfect to accompany meats, cold cuts, oriental cuisine and hot and spicy foods.

3. Fitou Rocflamboyant Rouge

It is an appellation of the Languedoc . The production area is the Corbières enclave. The red wine that is produced is assembled from at least 70% of the main varieties Carignan Noir and Grenache Noir, and possibly Mourvèdre and Syrah. Languedoc Fitou is light and fruity, perfect to accompany roasted or grilled meats, both red and white.

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