Learn about French wine, common tasting notes, where the region is and more ...
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.
Most of these grape varieties are planted throughout the country and beyond, extending their influence into other parts of Europe and New World appellations.
Bollinger La Grande Annee Brut 1992Vintage Sparkling Wine from Champagne, France
Roger Pouillon Chardonnay Champagne Extra Brut Millesime Gr. Cru 1992Vintage Sparkling Wine from Champagne, France
Trimbach Cuvee Frederic-Emile Riesling 1992Riesling from Alsace, France
Trimbach Reserve Personnelle Pinot Gris 1992Pinot Gris/Grigio from Alsace, France
Chateau Prieure-Lichine 1992Bordeaux Red Blends from Margaux, Bordeaux, France
Chateau d'Armailhac 1992Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
Krug Clos de Mesnil Blanc de Blancs 1992Vintage Sparkling Wine from Champagne, France
Guigal La Landonne Cote Rotie 1992Syrah/Shiraz from Cote Rotie, Rhone, France
Pommery Brut Vintage 1992Vintage Sparkling Wine from Champagne, France
Taittinger Brut Millesime 1992Vintage Sparkling Wine from Champagne, France
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Taittinger Brut Vintage 1992Vintage Sparkling Wine from Champagne, France
Chateau La Louviere Blanc (1.5L Magnum) 1992Bordeaux White Blends from Graves, Bordeaux, France
Taittinger Brut Vintage (1.5L) 1992Vintage Sparkling Wine from Champagne, France
Nicolas Feuillatte Palmes d'Or Grand Cuvee (3.0L) 1992Vintage Sparkling Wine from Champagne, France
Nicolas Feuillatte Palmes d'Or Grand Cuvee 1992Vintage Sparkling Wine from Champagne, France
Chateau Latour 1992Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
Chateau Petrus 1992Bordeaux Red Blends from Pomerol, Bordeaux, France
Domaine Leflaive Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru 1992Chardonnay from Burgundy, France