France is arguably the world’s most important and one of the largest wine-producing countries and delivers approximately 2,900 different wines. Due to the countries wide range of climates and terroirs it is able to produce such a diverse range of varieties. Famously known for being the home of Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne. French wine production ranges from low-end simple wines to high-end quality wines. Some of the wine grapes that this old world region is best known for include: Merlot, Grenache (aka Garnacha), Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Carignan, Chardonnay, Cabernet Franc, Pinot Noir, Gamay, and Sauvignon Blanc.
In 1935 All the French wine regions agreed to a governance system that would effectively control the quality of all wines produced in all French Regions. This has resulted in France being able to continue to hold a premium position in the wine industry globally. By protecting regions and appellations the values of these wines have risen dramatically and many take a place in the finest cellars through out the world. Whenever you buy a wine from France you can rest assured that there is a rigorous quality control system behind the region sourcing and winemaking principles.