Discover the grape variety: Gros Manseng
Gros Manseng blanc is a grape variety that originated in France (Netherlands). 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 medium-sized bunches and small grapes. Gros Manseng blanc can be found in several vineyards: South-West, Languedoc & Roussillon, Cognac, Bordeaux, Armagnac, Provence & Corsica, Rhone valley, Loire valley, Savoie & Bugey, Beaujolais.
Informations about the Chateau Jonc-Blanc
The Chateau Jonc-Blanc is one of of the world's greatest 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.
News related to this wine
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 ...
Hugh Johnson: ‘What can irritate me is change for change’s sake’
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Burgundy: MSc course in sustainable wine tourism launches
Prospective students from around the world can apply for the new MSc course in sustainable wine tourism and gastronomy, beginning in the 2022 academic year, said the School of Wine & Spirits Business. Based in Dijon, a short distance from the heart of the Côte d’Or’s famous vineyards, the institution is part of the Burgundy School of Business (BSB). It said the MSc in sustainable wine tourism and gastronomy will be taught in English and reflects ‘strong demand from companies for ...
The word of the wine: Reassembly
During the vinification process, a "cap" is formed at the top of the vats with the solid parts (skin, pulp, pips, etc.), which contain tannins and colouring elements. Pumping over consists of emptying the vat from the bottom and pouring the juice back to the top, in order to mix the cap and the juice and to favour the exchange and the extraction. This old technique allows a better exchange between the solid parts and the liquid.