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There are many different fine wines from France. Known as the wine
capital of the world, France boasts many delectable wines that people
from all over the world enjoy. Most fine wines from France are named
after the region they come from, though there are some which take their
root from French words, such as Pinot Noir.
Some of the best fine wines from France include Pinot Blanc from the
region of Alsace, Bordeaux, the Corton from the Burgundy regions,
Champagne, the Merlot and Chardonnay from the Languedoc-Roussillon
region, the Chenin Blanc and Pinot Noir from the Loire regions, and the
Carignan and Clairette wines from the Rhone regions.
The Pinot Blanc is a full-bodied white wine grape, its origins coming
from the well known Pinot Noir. The majority of these grapes are grown in
the Alsace region. It's complexion while on the vine is said to resemble
that of the Chardonnay grape. Lamb, beef, or some soft cheeses go well
with the Pinot Blanc.
The Corton is a Grand Cru wine. It can be made into a white and red wine,
the red wine variety being one of the most powerful of the Cote de Beaune
reds. This is not for early drinking, as it goes better with that of
later dinner parties.
The Merlot is a red wine grape. It is one of the most popular of the fine
wines of France, especially in the United States. This wine dates all the
way back to the late eighteenth century. Pastas, stews, and duck go well
with Merlot.
The Chardonnay is a white wine grape, grown almost anywhere wine is made.
It is used in a variety of sparkling wines. The Chardonnay is the second
most widely grown white grape in all of France, just behind Ugni Blanc.
It goes quite nice with roast chicken or turkey.
The Chenin Blanc is a white wine grape. It is of a great variety, used to
make anything from a dry wine to a dessert wine. In France, this is one
of the more expensive wines, but is well worth the cost. The Chenin Blanc
goes well with sushi and pork.
The Carignan is a red wine grape. It is blended with many different
wines, including the aforementioned Merlot. It has many different flavors
and aromas, including cherry and strawberry.
The Clairette is a white wine grape. It is one of the oldest of the
southern grape varieties. Unlike some of the previous wines, this one is
high in alcohol and low in acidity.
Whether you are looking for a white wine or a red wine, a dry wine or a
dessert wine, this list of some of the finest wines from France is sure
to delight the taste buds of anyone wanting to dabble in the tasting of a
delicious wine.
Ian Pennington is an accomplished niche website developer and author. To
learn more about French wine, please visit My Fine Wine for current
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