Top 100 pink wines of France

Discover the top 100 best pink wines of France as well as the best winemakers in the region. Explore the varietals of the pink wines that are popular in France and the best vintages to taste in this region.

Discovering the wine region of France

France, home of Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne, is arguably the world's largest wine-producing country. For centuries, it has produced more wine - and apparently better quality - than any other country. Wine is embedded in French culture at almost every level of society; it is the drink of the elite and the common people, and a key symbol of Roman Catholicism, the majority religion in France. However, the lasting appeal of French wine is not necessarily its Volume or prestige, but rather the variety of styles available.

Consumer preferences have Evolved over the centuries, encouraging the development of New wine styles based on the Terroir and Grape varieties available to French winemakers. Red, white, rosé, Sweet, Dry, sparkling, opulent, austere, mineral, fruity - French vineyards have produced wines that fit each of these descriptors. The diversity of French wines is due, in part, to the country's wide variety of climates. Champagne, its northernmost region, has one of the coolest climates in the wine world, in stark contrast to the hot, dry Rhone Valley, 560 km to the Southeast.

Bordeaux, in the southwest, has a maritime climate strongly influenced by the Atlantic Ocean to the west and by the various rivers that weave their way through its vineyards. Far from any oceanic influence, eastern regions such as Burgundy and Alsace have a continental climate, with hot, dry summers and cold winters. In the deep south of France, Provence and Languedoc-Roussillon have a definite Mediterranean climate, characterized by hot summers and relatively mild winters. Geology and topography play an equally important role in the diversity of French wines.

Discover the grape variety: Cinsaut

Cinsaut noir is a grape variety that originated in France (Provence). It produces a variety of grape specially used for wine making. It is rare to find this grape to eat on our tables. This variety of grape is characterized by large bunches and large grapes. Cinsaut noir can be found in several vineyards: South-West, Cognac, Bordeaux, Provence & Corsica, Rhône valley, Languedoc & Roussillon, Loire valley, Savoie & Bugey, Beaujolais, Armagnac.

Food and wine pairing with a pink wine of France

pink wines from the region of France go well with generally quite well with dishes of pork, shellfish or vegetarian such as recipes of gratin of coquillettes with ham, mussels with camembert cheese or nanie's diced ham quiche.

Organoleptic analysis of pink wine of France

On the nose in the region of France often reveals types of flavors of cherry, nutty or ripe strawberries and sometimes also flavors of blood orange, anise or bubblegum. In the mouth in the region of France is a with a nice freshness.

News from the vineyard of France

Vinexposium/IWSR report: Moderation and convenience on the road to recovery

While preparing to resume its calendar of trade fairs, Vinexposium, the company behind 10 of the world’s biggest alcoholic beverage trade events, partnered with market research agency IWSR and its consumer behaviour child company, Wine Intelligence, to issue a report charting the drinks sector’s road to recovery. For Rodolphe Lameyse, CEO of Vinexposium, ‘the last couple of years have been a game changer for the drinks industry’, with structural transformations in logistics, packaging, product d ...

Southern Rhône 2020: full report and top scoring wines

Southern Rhône 2020 overall rating: 4/5 Fresh, juicy and immediate reds with lower alcohol than recent years, though some lack concentration. Beautiful white wines. Southern Rhône 2020 red wine of the vintage: Domaine de la Janasse, Chaupin, Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2020 Southern Rhône 2020 white wine of the vintage: Château de Beaucastel, Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2020 Some vintages, such as 2016 and 2018, produce one style of wine in the Southern Rhône and a very different one in the Northern Rhône. In 2 ...

Dom Pérignon Rosé 2008 released

For Dom Pérignon, 2008 marked a significant turning point for its Champagnes. It was the year when the two-part renovation of the red wine winery was completed as well as the culmination of learning from a period of experimentation with different tools and techniques from 2000 to 2005. Scroll down to see the tasting note and score for Dom Pérignon Rosé 2008 ‘It’s not even an evolution, but a revolution between 2000 and today,’ said Dom Pérignon chef de cave Vincent Chaperon. ‘W ...