Quali sono i migliori vini francesi?

What are the best French wines?

France has 750,000 hectares of vineyards in total, or 10% of the world's surface of wine vines... not surprisingly, in fact, it is the world's second largest wine producer after Italy.

There are 17 French wine regions :

  1. Alsace
  2. Armagnac and Cognac
  3. Beaujolais and Lyonnais
  4. Bordeaux
  5. Burgundy
  6. Champagne
  7. Racing
  8. Jura
  9. Languedoc
  10. Lorraine
  11. Poitou-Charentes
  12. Provence
  13. Roussillon
  14. Savoy and Bugey
  15. South-West
  16. Vallee de la Loire
  17. Vallee du Rhône

Three quarters of the wines produced in France are still, that is non-sparkling, of which 55% red, 26% white and 19% rosé. About twenty vines, mainly autochthonous, are known all over the world.

  • Examples of white grape varieties : chenin, sauvignon , chardonnay , riesling, viognier, ugni blanc, pinot gris, vermentino (it is also widespread in France!), grenache blanc.
  • Examples of red grape varieties : pinot noir , cabernet-franc, cabernet-sauvignon, gamay , syrah , merlot, grenache, malbec , carignan.

Discover our selection of French wines in Bag in Box

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