French Wines

For many, France and the food it creates is the pinnacle of culinary excellence – and, of course, it also produces wine to match the very high standards of its cuisine. Many of the grapes grown around the world hail from France and are still grown there – but that doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll see them on the wine label. French wine labels tend to focus on the region where the wine is produced, because the notion of terroir and the wine’s expression of place are seen as most important. In comparison to New World wines, French wines are less fruity and more elegant and restrained, focusing on the mineral aspect of the grape.