List Page Learn About Content Graphic

French Wine

Learn about French wine, common tasting notes, where the region is and more ...

undefined, null

Nearly synonymous with fine wine and all things epicurean, France has a culture of wine production and consumption that is deeply rooted in tradition. Many of the world’s most beloved grape varieties originated here, as did the concept of “terroir”—soil type, elevation, slope and mesoclimate combine to produce resulting wines that convey a sense of place. Accordingly, most French wine is labeled by geographical location, rather than grape variety. So a general understaning of which grapes correspond to which regions can be helpful in navigating all of the types of French wine. Some of the greatest wine regions in the world are here, including Bordeaux, Burgundy, the Rhône and Champagne, but each part of the country has its own specialties and strengths.

Pinot Noir and Chardonnay are the king and queen of Burgundy, producing elegant red and white wines with great acidity, the finest examples of which can age for decades. The same two grapes, along with Pinot Meunier, are used to make Champagne.

Of comparable renown is Bordeaux, focused on bold, structured red blends of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc including sometimes a small amount of Petit Verdot or Malbec. The primary white varieties of Bordeaux are Sauvignon Blanc and Sémillon.

The northern Rhône Valley is responsible for single-varietal Syrah, while the south specializes in Grenache blends; Rhône's main white variety is Viognier.

Most of these grape varieties are planted throughout the country and beyond, extending their influence into other parts of Europe and New World appellations.

Filter by
5 Items
5 Items
  • Bollinger R.D. Extra Brut 1990 Front Label
    Bollinger R.D. Extra Brut 1990
    Vintage Sparkling Wine from Champagne, France
    • RP98
    • WE90
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $359.00
    Try the
    359
    359
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Krug Vintage Brut 1990 Front Label
    Krug Vintage Brut 1990
    Vintage Sparkling Wine from Champagne, France
    • WS98
    • WE96
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $399.00
    Try the
    399
    399
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Laurent-Perrier Grand Siecle La Lumiere du Millenaire 1990  Front Label
    Laurent-Perrier Grand Siecle La Lumiere du Millenaire 1990
    Vintage Sparkling Wine from Champagne, France
    • WE95
    • WS93
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $499.97
    Try the
    499 97
    499 97
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame (1.5 L) 1990 Front Label
    Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame (1.5 L) 1990
    Vintage Sparkling Wine from Champagne, France
    • RP95
    • WE92
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $389.00
    Try the
    389
    389
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Nicolas Feuillatte Palmes d'Or Grand Cuvee 1990 Front Label
    Nicolas Feuillatte Palmes d'Or Grand Cuvee 1990
    Vintage Sparkling Wine from Champagne, France
    • RP95
    • WE90
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $126.49
    Try the
    151 59
    126 49
    Save $25.10 (17%)
Sorry, we couldn't find any matches.

Internet Explorer is no longer supported.
Please use a different browser like Edge, Chrome or Firefox to enjoy all that Wine.com has to offer.

It's easy to make the switch.
Enjoy better browsing and increased security.

Yes, Update Now
Cheers to You!

New customers: $20 off $75+. Code FIRST20

New customers: $20 off $75+. Code FIRST20

There was an error redeeming your code.

*New customers only. One-time use per customer. Order must be placed by 11/26/2020. The $20 discount is given for a single order with a minimum of $75 excluding shipping and tax. Items with pricing ending in .97 are excluded and will not count toward the minimum required. Discount does not apply to corporate orders, gift certificates, StewardShip membership fees, select Champagne brands, Riedel glassware, fine and rare wine, 187ML splits, and all bottles 3.0 liters or larger. No other promotion codes, coupon codes or corporate discounts may be applied to order.

Search for ""

Processing Your Order...