French champagnes and wines
French wines are part of French culture and heritage.
Recognized throughout the world for the production of its wines, France is a major player.
Made up of 17 French wine regions, the multitude of terroirs with different grape varieties favors a great diversity of wines for everyone's taste.
Start by discovering the wine of Cheverny where your piece of France is located in the heart of the vineyards.
What is the style of wines from the Cheverny appellation?
The wines can be red, rosé or white, and are made from Gamay and Pinot Noir with which it is possible to combine Cabernet Franc and Cabernet-Sauvignon, Côt, and for rosés only, Pineau d'Aunis . For the whites, Chardonnay and Chenin are added to the base grape variety, Sauvignon.
The reds are light, fruity and fine; the rosés are dry and fragrant; and dry, floral whites.
What is the style of Champagne wines?
We must clearly distinguish champagne from Champagne wines. Champagne is a sparkling wine, white or rosé, produced in Champagne because, as the Widow Clicquot said, “There is only Champagne in Champagne”. On the other hand, Champagne also produces still wines, white, rosé and red, under the Coteaux champenois appellation, and also a very fragrant rosé, the rosé des Riceys, coming exclusively from the commune of Riceys, in Aube.
What is the style of Alsace wines?
We must distinguish production from the plains – fruit wines that often evolve quickly – from wines from the hillsides, where the salinity specific to each terroir gives pure and vibrant finishes.
What is the style of Beaujolais and Lyonnais wines?
The winemaking practiced in Beaujolais is original: it consists of letting the grapes rest unpressed in closed vats which, under the weight of the berries, deliver juice, the malic acid of which is transformed into ethanol in an environment saturated with carbon dioxide . This deacidification allows quality consumption of young wines. But carbonic maceration as a whole promotes the development of specific fermentation aromas, which are the reputation of the wines of this region.
What is the style of Burgundy wines?
It is undoubtedly in Burgundy, better than anywhere else in the world, that the soil-grape variety adequacy takes on its full meaning: here we do not taste Chardonnay but Chablis, Meursault or Pouilly-Fuissé. Likewise, we do not taste Pinot Noir but Gevrey-Chambertin, Vosne-Romanée or Volnay.
What is the style of Corsican wines?
Corsican wines often express a lasting taste with strong characters drawn from the minerality of the soil, both in white and in red. The sweet wines, made from small-grain muscat and produced in the Cap Corse sector, are fragrant and elegant, while offering a delicious creaminess.
What is the style of Languedoc wines?
Red wines usually express spicy scents of scrubland and Mediterranean plants with a background of black fruits; some last ten years or more in bottle.
What is the style of wines from the Poitou-Charentes region?
The two Charentes were able to highlight their common terroir by obtaining another appellation in 1973, a liqueur wine, the famous Pineau des Charentes. It is a generous wine, with delicious aromas of ripe fruit, honey and spices. From the Poitevin vineyard, which has lost its reputation over the decades, there still remains in Haut-Poitou a confidential production of red, rosé and white wines (dominant).
What is the style of Roussillon wines?
The red wines of Roussillon are fleshy, fruity and spicy. White wines are defined as fine and delicate, with notes of citrus, white-fleshed fruits and floral scents.
What is the style of South-West wines?
In red, rosé, dry white, sweet or sparkling, the wine heritage includes more than thirty appellations (or their variations), as well as a notable production of local wines. This reveals the originality, strength and tradition of the South-West.
What is the style of Rhône Valley wines?
The wines of the Rhône valley have the assertive character and color of their terroir, born from ancestral know-how. The red wines from the north of the valley are suave and elegant, those from the south are often more generous in alcohol but also age happily.
What is the style of cognac and Armagnac wines?
Both spirits are brandies, namely wine spirits, aged in barrels. They are therefore brown, more or less depending on the duration of their aging, and express a fire in the mouth, patinated by the mastery of this patient aging.
What is the style of Bordeaux wines?
Thanks to its draining soils and the oceanic-influenced climate which moderates excess temperatures in winter and summer, Bordeaux regularly produces balanced and digestible wines. They are recognized throughout the world for their elegance and finesse, whatever their price level, and rightly sought after.
What is the style of Jura wines?
Whites from Jura are particularly interesting wines, those made from Chardonnay often have more power than neighboring Burgundies, those made from Savagnin are without equal anywhere in the world. Red wines are often light in structure, with good fruit.
What is the style of Lorraine wines?
Lorraine wines have a delicious and crunchy style, with a lovely freshness on the finish.
What is the style of Provence wines?
With a very strong regional personality, Provence is the cradle of an exceptional diversity of wines. Specialist in fruity and generous rosé wines, the Provençal vineyard also produces powerful and full-bodied reds or ample and very delicate whites. Each appellation also includes the three types of wine. Excellent cooked wines are also produced there, but cannot claim a particular appellation.
What is the style of Savoie and
The wines from these two regions are often light in alcohol and digestible with their fresh fruitiness and their smooth mouthfeel. The weakly tannic reds are produced on the same basis. Sparkling wines are generally delicious and digestible.
What is the style of Loire Valley wines?
Despite their great diversity, the wines of the Loire share a style driven by freshness, the elegance of the fruit and the liveliness of the finish.
Among the grape varieties from which the wines of the Loire Valley are made, the most frequently cultivated are, for white, Chenin Blanc, Sauvignon and Burgundy melon (or Muscadet). And, in red, Cabernet Franc, Gamay and Pinot Noir.