Top 100 rouge wines of France

Discover the top 100 best rouge wines of France as well as the best winemakers in the region. Explore the varietals of the rouge 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: Grenache

Grenache noir is a grape variety that originated in Spain. It produces a variety of grape specially used for the elaboration of wine. It is rare to find this grape to eat on our tables. This variety of grape is characterized by medium to large bunches, and grapes of medium size. Grenache noir can be found in many vineyards: South West, Cognac, Bordeaux, Provence & Corsica, Languedoc & Roussillon, Rhone Valley, Loire Valley, Savoie & Bugey, Beaujolais.

Food and wine pairing with a red wine of France

red wines from the region of France go well with generally quite well with dishes of beef, veal or game (deer, venison) such as recipes of boles de picolat (catalan meatballs), blanquette of veal in pickle sauce or venison leg in casserole.

Organoleptic analysis of red wine of France

On the nose in the region of France often reveals types of flavors of red fruit, grapefruit or tobacco leaf and sometimes also flavors of bay leaf, baking spice or ash. In the mouth in the region of France is a powerful with a nice balance between acidity and tannins.

News from the vineyard of France

An overview of Morey Saint Denis appellation

The Bourgogne Wine Board (BIVB) invites you to a survey above the vineyard of Morey-Saint-Denis, typical of the côte de Nuits region. Situated at the center of this region, the vineyard neighbours the appellation Gevrey-Chambertin to the north and Chambolle-Musigny to the south. Our social media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BourgogneWines​​ Twitter: https://twitter.com/BourgogneWines/​​​​ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vinsdebourgogne/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/bivb ...

The appellations of Bourgogne

Understand the hierarchy of Burgundy wine appellations in less than a minute! Our social media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BourgogneWines/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/BourgogneWines/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vinsdebourgogne/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/bivb Find out more on our website: https://www.bourgogne-wines.com/ #BourgogneWines #Bourgogne ...

The appellations of Bourgogne

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