The wines of France
with Italy, and to a less extent Spain, is amoung the biggest wine
producing countries in the world. The production of French Wines
amounts to around 47 millions hectolitres. The specificity of this wine
is the great number of ‘appelations and denominations, and this does
not make it easy to understand for any non initiated wine drinker.
However, this diversity is part of the charm and allows all tastes to
be satisified, often with several different grape types mixed to make
some wines. This possibility to marry the different qualities of the
grape types, gives French wine its particularity, many countries of
which are envious.
The wine producing regions in France
wines in France are well nown in the entire world with leading
allelations such as Champagne, Bordeaux and Cognac that greatly
contribute to French foreign trade. But, there are other regions which
are important like Alsace, Burgundy (with some excellent vintages known
worldwide), Loire, South West (with a great diversity of appellations),
Rhone Valley, Provence, Languedoc, Roussillon and finally Corsica.