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CHABLIS WINE REGION

Grapes

Chablis Fine Wine Chardonnay: The only grape allowed for Chablis producing a steely dry, green, acidic wine. The best wines are much richer, with depth and intense flavour although still bone dry.

Sauvignon Blanc: Used for Sauvignon de St.Bris. The variety is not legal in Chablis which is why the wine has only VDQS status.

Pinot Noir: Mainly used for red wine production, with some César, Gamay and Tressot.

Region and style from Burgungy

Burgundy Wine GlassesMorey-St.Denis (Côte de Nuits): Deep colour, big bouquet and full fruity flavour. Age well.

Musigny (Côte de Nuits): Smooth and stylish with velvety fruit. Will keep for ages.

Nuits St. George (Côte de Nuits): Has improved recently. Spicy nose and big, rich plummy fruit flavour with touches of sweetness. Age well.

Pernand-Vergelesses (Côte de Beaune): Can be silky- smooth and fruity, but often not. Best drunk youngish.

Pommard (Côte de Beaune): Big and solid but classy, with plummy fruit. Age well.

Bordeaux Wine Region

Bordeaux Wine BottlesThe Gironde, in south west France, is the country’s largest Departement, and the home of Bordeaux wines, including claret, Britain’s favorite French wine for centuries. But while all claret is Bordeaux, not all Bordeaux is claret.

Bordeaux is the largest region of fine wine production – red, white and dessert – in the world. The vines cover more than 500 square miles, split almost evenly between red and white grapes, and most of the wines have AC status. The vineyards run from the west bank of the Gironde estuary southwards to below the river Garonne.

Burgundy wine and region

Burgundy wineBurgundy stretches from Chablis, about 114 miles south east of Paris, southwards along autoroute A6 almost to Lyon. The 75,000 acres of vine include a number of clearly defined region – Chablis and the Auxerrois, Cote de Nuits, Cote de Beaune, Cote de Chalonnaise, Macon and Beaujolais. The region is home to many of the world’s finest wines, both red and white – and many of the most expensive. Prices of the best wines have rocketed in the last few years, but there are still many bargains to be had.

Alsace Wine Region

Alsace Wine RegionAlsace wine region lies in the eastern corner of France, sandwiched between the Rhine in the east and the foothills of the Vosges in the west, with Switzerland to the south and Germany to the north east. This region runs for 90 miles along the border and has been fought over for centuries. Historical links explain why the wine making techniques are similar to those of the Rhine and why local names often appear Germanic. There are about 30,000 acres of vineyards, which in good years produce about 150 million bottles.

Alsace is unique in France because usually all wines are labeled according to the seven main grape varieties used. Where this is specified the wine is made 100 per cent from that variety.

Subcategories

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