French Red Wine
Setting the standards for red wine production worldwide ...
Setting the standards for red wine production worldwide, France holds rank as the source of the world’s most popular red grape varieties. Famous for their elegance, grace and longevity, the red wines of France come in a variety of styles.
Burgundy claims some of the most desirable vineyard real estate on the planet and remains a source of the world’s most coveted Pinot noir. A powerhouse producer of red wines based on Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, Bordeaux sits on France’s western side, separated from the Atlantic Ocean by a coastal pine forest. The region’s mild, maritime climate and gravel-heavy soils are perfect for the production of highly structured, cellar-worthy red wines. In the south, the long and narrow Rhône River Valley produces full-bodied, flavorful reds. Syrah makes its home in the Northern Rhône where a continental climate and steep hillside vineyards create some of the best in the world. Southern Rhône’s Grenache-based blends easily charm most any wine enthusiast. For those after a more delicate red, the Loire Valley’s Cabernet Franc maintains a loyal line of followers.
Domaines Bunan Bandol Chateau de la Rouviere 2008Mourvedre from Bandol, Provence, South of France, France
Domaine Tempier Bandol La Cabassaou 2008Mourvedre from Bandol, Provence, South of France, France
Domaine de La Tour du Bon Bandol Saint Ferreol 2008Mourvedre from Bandol, Provence, South of France, France
Chateau de Pibarnon Bandol Rouge 2008Mourvedre from Bandol, Provence, South of France, France
Domaine des 2 Anes Corbieres Les Cabrioles 2008Mourvedre from Corbieres, Languedoc, South of France, France