The best wines of France

Discover the best wines of France as well as the best winemakers of France and estates of France to visit. Explore the popular grape varieties in France and the best vintages to taste in this region.

Top wines of France by region

Looking for a good wine of France among the top wines in the region? Check out our tops of the best red, white or effervescent wines of France. Also find some food and wine pairings that may be appropriate with these exceptional wines. Learn more about the region and the wines of France with technical and enological descriptions.

Great red wines of France

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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 spaghetti bolognese (close to ), delicious veal stew or fillet of venison.

Organoleptic analysis of red wine of France

On the nose the red wine of the region of France. often reveals types of flavors of vanilla, balsamic or underbrush and sometimes also flavors of sandalwood, pomegranate or mocha. In the mouth the red wine of the region of France. is a powerful with a nice freshness.

The best vintages in red wine of France

  • 1965 With an average score of 4.90/5
  • 1960 With an average score of 4.80/5
  • 1921 With an average score of 4.80/5
  • 1942 With an average score of 4.80/5
  • 1924 With an average score of 4.80/5
  • 1963 With an average score of 4.79/5

The most used grape varieties in red wine of France

  • Pinot Noir
  • Merlot
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Cabernet Franc
  • Shiraz/Syrah
  • Grenache

The best wineries and winemakers for red wine of France

A wine route planned in the region of France? Here are the wineries to visit and the winemakers to meet during your trip in search of the best red wine of France.

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.

Great white wines of France

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Food and wine pairing with a white wine of France

White wines from the region of France go well with generally quite well with dishes of pasta, rich fish (salmon, tuna etc) or shellfish such as recipes of spaghetti with courgettes and italian ham, braids of sole and salmon with morels or quenelles in nantua sauce.

Organoleptic analysis of white wine of France

On the nose the white wine of the region of France. often reveals types of flavors of pineapple, stone fruit or flint and sometimes also flavors of hazelnut, vegetal or butterscotch. In the mouth the white wine of the region of France. is a powerful with a nice freshness.

The best vintages in white wine of France

  • 2017 With an average score of 4.90/5
  • 1981 With an average score of 4.90/5
  • 1987 With an average score of 4.90/5
  • 1989 With an average score of 4.80/5
  • 1988 With an average score of 4.75/5
  • 1998 With an average score of 4.75/5

The most used grape varieties in white wine of France

  • Chardonnay

The best wineries and winemakers for white wine of France

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Discover the grape variety: Pineau d'Aunis

The wines produced in the Vendôme region are of excellent quality thanks to an exceptional grape variety: pineau d'aunis. For example, the red wines of the region, with their aromas of ripe red fruit and sweet spices, are a blend of Pineau d'Aunis, Cabernet Franc and Pinot Noir. The Vendôme hillsides are less than 200 km southwest of Paris. Pineau d'Aunis, a vigorous black grape variety, was first cultivated in the 9th century. It is characterized by a late budburst. Moreover, its foliage partially reddens in autumn. Although it is difficult to grow, Pineau d'Aunis is a high-yielding grape variety, producing between 40 and 80 hectolitres per hectare. It produces a wine with low alcohol content, supple, light-coloured and very aromatic. The "Pineau d'Aunis" grape variety is used as a single variety for the production of Coteaux du Vendômois. On the other hand, it is used in blends for Anjou, Rosé d'Anjou, Crémant de vallée de la Loire, Rosé de vallée de la Loire, Saumur, Saumur Champigny, Coteaux du Loir and Touraine. Finally, it is an accessory grape variety for Valençay.

Great sparkling wines of France

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Food and wine pairing with a sparkling wine of France

Sparkling wines from the region of France go well with generally quite well with dishes of pork, rich fish (salmon, tuna etc) or shellfish such as recipes of tartiflette, tagliatelle with salmon or shrimps with curry and coconut milk.

Organoleptic analysis of sparkling wine of France

On the nose the sparkling wine of the region of France. often reveals types of flavors of cream, walnut or jam and sometimes also flavors of red fruit, cherry or chocolate. In the mouth the sparkling wine of the region of France. is a powerful with a nice vivacity and a fine and pleasant bubble.

The best vintages in sparkling wine of France

  • 1962 With an average score of 4.90/5
  • 1976 With an average score of 4.80/5
  • 1966 With an average score of 4.80/5
  • 1969 With an average score of 4.80/5
  • 2010 With an average score of 4.76/5
  • 2001 With an average score of 4.75/5

The most used grape varieties in sparkling wine of France

  • Chardonnay
  • Pinot Noir
  • Pinot Meunier

The best wineries and winemakers for sparkling wine of France

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The word of the wine: Marcottage

A vine reproduction technique that consists of burying a vine shoot that takes root and reproduces a plant with the same characteristics as the vine to which it is attached (synonym: provignage).

Great pink wines of France

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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 rabbit with prunes, hake with small shrimps for cookeo or quiche lorraine.

Organoleptic analysis of pink wine of France

On the nose the pink wine of the region of France. often reveals types of flavors of cream, toasty or vegetal and sometimes also flavors of pink grapefruit, watermelon or wood smoke. In the mouth the pink wine of the region of France. is a with a nice freshness.

The best vintages in pink wine of France

  • 2018 With an average score of 4.31/5
  • 2017 With an average score of 4.31/5
  • 2007 With an average score of 4.30/5
  • 2014 With an average score of 4.29/5
  • 2016 With an average score of 4.28/5
  • 2015 With an average score of 4.27/5

The most used grape varieties in pink wine of France

  • Grenache
  • Shiraz/Syrah
  • Cinsault
  • Vermentino
  • Merlot
  • Tibouren

The best wineries and winemakers for pink wine of France

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Discover the grape variety: Ugni

Ugni blanc is a grape variety originating from Italy. 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 large bunches and small to medium sized grapes. Ugni blanc can be found in many vineyards: South West, Cognac, Bordeaux, Provence & Corsica, Rhone valley, Languedoc & Roussillon, Armagnac, Loire valley, Savoie & Bugey, Beaujolais.

Great sweet wines of France

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Food and wine pairing with a sweet wine of France

Sweet wines from the region of France go well with generally quite well with dishes of fruity desserts, blue cheese or beef such as recipes of tarte tatin, pumpkin and roquefort quiche or express braised beef.

Organoleptic analysis of sweet wine of France

On the nose the sweet wine of the region of France. often reveals types of flavors of butterscotch, tree fruit or toasted almonds and sometimes also flavors of non oak, earth or microbio. In the mouth the sweet wine of the region of France. is a powerful with a good balance between acidity and sweetness.

The best vintages in sweet wine of France

  • 1904 With an average score of 5.00/5
  • 1972 With an average score of 5.00/5
  • 1948 With an average score of 4.90/5
  • 1942 With an average score of 4.90/5
  • 1937 With an average score of 4.87/5
  • 1964 With an average score of 4.80/5

The most used grape varieties in sweet wine of France

  • Sémillon
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Chenin Blanc
  • Grenache
  • Muscadelle
  • Pinot Noir

The best wineries and winemakers for sweet wine of France

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The word of the wine: Muscat blanc à petits grains

A white grape variety cultivated since antiquity on the shores of the Mediterranean, it is considered the noblest of the muscats. It is mainly used to make sweet wines, often from mutage. In France, it is the sole variety used in many natural sweet wines: muscat-de-frontignan, muscat-de-mireval, muscat-de-lunel, muscat-de-saint-jean-de-minervois, muscat-de-beaumes-de-venise, muscat-du-cap-corse. Combined with Muscat d'Alexandrie, it gives Muscat-de-Rivesaltes. It is also used to make sparkling white wines (clairette-de-die; moscato d'asti and asti spumante in Italy) and dry wines (alsace-muscat). Powerfully aromatic and complex, its wines evoke fresh grapes, roses, exotic fruits, citrus fruits and spices.

Great natural-sweet wines of France

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Food and wine pairing with a natural-sweet wine of France

Natural sweet wines from the region of France go well with generally quite well with dishes of beef, lamb or spicy food such as recipes of beef in white wine, leg of lamb with crust or chicken leg with curry in the oven.

Organoleptic analysis of natural-sweet wine of France

On the nose the natural sweet wine of the region of France. often reveals types of flavors of vanilla, quince or pear and sometimes also flavors of lemon, raspberry or jam.

The best vintages in natural-sweet wine of France

  • 1984 With an average score of 4.70/5
  • 1960 With an average score of 4.70/5
  • 1965 With an average score of 4.60/5
  • 1941 With an average score of 4.60/5
  • 1940 With an average score of 4.60/5
  • 1998 With an average score of 4.50/5

The most used grape varieties in natural-sweet wine of France

  • Grenache
  • Grenache Gris
  • Muscat Blanc
  • Shiraz/Syrah
  • Mourvedre
  • Muscat of Alexandria

The best wineries and winemakers for natural-sweet wine of France

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Discover the grape variety: Pinot

Pinot noir is a grape variety that originated in France (Burgundy). 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 small bunches, and small grapes. Pinot noir can be found in many vineyards: Burgundy, Alsace, Jura, South-West, Languedoc & Roussillon, Cognac, Bordeaux, Savoie & Bugey, Loire Valley, Champagne, Armagnac, Lorraine, Beaujolais, Rhône Valley, Provence & Corsica.

Great unknow wines of France

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Food and wine pairing with a unknow wine of France

Unknow wines from the region of France go well with generally quite well with dishes such as recipes .

The best wineries and winemakers for unknow wine of France

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