Discover the grape variety: Genovèse
Genovese blanc is a grape variety that originated in France (Corsica). It produces a variety of grape specially used for wine making. It is rare to find this grape to eat on our tables. Genovese blanc can be found cultivated in these vineyards: South-West, Cognac, Bordeaux, Provence & Corsica, Rhone Valley.
Informations about the Chateau Jonc-Blanc
The Chateau Jonc-Blanc is one of of the world's great estates. It offers 19 wines for sale in the of Vin de France to come and discover on site or to buy online.
The wine region of Vin de France
Vin de France is the most basic level of quality for wines from France. These are generally uncomplicated everyday drinks - most often blends, but perhaps also Varietal wines based on a well-known Grape variety such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay or Sauvignon Blanc. Wines from France are those that do not meet the criteria stipulated by the Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) or Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) laws (see information on French wine labels). This may be because the vineyards are outside the delimited production areas or because the grape varieties or winemaking techniques used do not conform to the rules of the local appellations.
Although there are some notable exceptions to the rule, most Vin de France wines are produced from high-yielding vines in the South of France (particularly Languedoc-Roussillon), most often from widely planted traditional grape varieties such as Carignan or Merlot. These are light, Fruity wines, intended for early consumption. Many of the wines of France are "bag-in-box" or "box wine" wines, as the economies of scale of cheaper packaging are an attractive option for producers and consumers. There are, however, wines from France of exceptional interest and quality.
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The word of the wine: Cornalin
Black grape variety native to the Valais (Switzerland). It produces renowned wines of a dark purple colour with violet hues, an elegant bouquet and a powerful, fresh, fruity (cherry) and spicy palate. Cornalin wines can be drunk young or after several years of ageing, with game.