France is famous for its wines, and no wonder, since it has more than 20,000 hectares under vine and produces the largest quantity of wine in the world. France has been producing wine since at least 500 BC when the Gauls cultivated vines for local consumption. There are many different types of French wines available, but we'll be focusing on reds today.
Burgundy, Loire, and Rhone are the 3 most famous regions for wines in France.
Burgundy, Loire, and Rhone are the three most famous regions for wines in France. You can't go wrong with them if you want to explore French wines. The rest of France has its own regional wine varieties too-many of which are excellent-but these three big ones are what most people think of when they hear "French wines."
There's a whole world of wine tourism that's developed around these regions: People travel from all over to visit vineyards, visit wineries and even stay at bed-and-breakfast inns or hotels built in old chateaus (mansions). We're going to focus on Burgundy today because it's my personal favorite region based on years of experience tasting different wines from there as well as eating some amazing food alongside them!
Beaujolais produces some of the easiest drinking wine around.
Beaujolais produces some of the easiest drinking wine around. It's made from gamay grapes and is often light and fruity.
Beaujolais is a great wine to start with if you are new to wine. It's a very simple wine to make, so it's also very affordable.
The best way to buy beaujolais is by buying it directly from a winery or restaurant.
Loire has a reputation for some of the best value wines in France.
The Loire Valley is one of the most important wine regions in France, particularly for its white wines. As a result, its sweet wines are somewhat less well-known. It's also famous for producing some of the best value wines in France.
The most notable grape variety grown in this region is Sauvignon Blanc. Other varieties include Chenin Blanc and Pouilly Fumé (also known as Pineau d'Aunis), which produces a light white wine with some residual sugar from grapes left on their stalks until they shrivel up naturally.
Burgundy is known for its richer style of wine, made from pinot noir grapes and chardonnay grapes.
Burgundy is known for its richer style of wine, made from pinot noir grapes and chardonnay grapes. Pinot noir is a red wine, and chardonnay is a white wine. The most famous region in Burgundy for the production of these two types of grape-based wines is Côte d'Or (which literally means "golden slope"). Pinot noir and chardonnay grapes are used for all types of wines.
The main Champagne region is located about 90 minutes from Paris, but even closer to Disneyland Paris.
The Champagne region is located about 90 minutes from Paris, but even closer to Disneyland Paris. The main city is Reims, home to the famous cathedral-and where you'll find many vineyards and wineries as well.
The majority of the wine produced in Champagne is sparkling wine. The majority of that sparkling wine-between 85% and 90%-is then sold under the label "Champagne."
Popular destinations for wine tourism include Burgundy, Bordeaux and Rhone Valley.
In addition to the world-famous vineyards in Champagne and Burgundy, you can find great wine in the Rhone Valley and Loire Valley. The Rhone region is known for its syrah wines while Cote du Rhone blends are popular with locals. Champagne has a myth of being cool climate only, actually quite warm in summer!
There are many great regions to try wines from in France
There are many great regions to try wines from in France. The main wine producing regions include Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne.
The wines produced in each of these areas reflect their unique climate and soil conditions. You'll find that different grapes grow well in each area, giving rise to a wide variety of styles with complex flavours and aromas.
If you're interested in visiting some of the most famous wineries in France, then you'll be able to find plenty on offer here:
Bordeaux has a reputation for some of the most expensive wines around but there are also more affordable options available too so it's worth doing some research beforehand if you're planning on visiting this region during your trip!
Rhone Valley is famous for its syrah grapes which tend to have bolder flavours than those found elsewhere within France
As you can see, France is a big country with many wine regions. If you're planning a trip to France or already live there, be sure to check out these 3 famous regions for wines. You won't regret it!