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Red Wine  »  French Red Wine

Who knows where grapes were first farmed for the production of wine? It seems that Persia is a likely candidate, yet it was the Greeks that first transported it - both as made wine and in terms of wine making knowledge - far afield. For the last thousand years plus, however, it has been French wine that has made the running when a liquid of distinction is required. Pliny the Elder in the first century AD was shipping wine made on the Hill of Hermitage back to Rome, in such high esteem did he hold it; Samuel Pepys was often to be found in his local tavern supping on a flagon of Ho Bryan (Haut-Brion) back in the 17th century.

Red and white, sparkling and sweet, French wine is generally the first stop for any budding wine lover (at least in those countries not having the climate for widespread cultivation of grapes for wine) and with good reason. The sheer quantity of top level fluids emanating from that country trounces all other applicants for the title of Top Wine Nation. Whilst the heights of Italy and Spain can come close, those lofty altitudes come from much smaller mountain ranges. France is, essentially, where it’s at.
 

Red Wine  »  French Red Wine
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2015 Carignan VV L'Ostal del Souquet
Wine Variety: Good and bad here. Can be something of a dog, to grow as well…
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2015 Carignan VV L'Ostal del Souquet

Grape Variety
Grape Variety:
Carignan
  Style
Style:
Red - medium-bodied
Country
Country:
France
  Alcohol Content
Alcohol Content:
13%
Region
Region:
Languedoc
  Bottle Size
Bottle Size:
75cl
Producer
Producer:
Celliers Jean d'Alibert
  Serving Temperature
Serving Temperature:
17°C
Appellation
Appellation:
IGP Coteaux de Peyriac
  Drink By Date
Drink By:
2018
Colour
Colour:
Still Red
  Food
Food:
  • Beef
  • Canapés
  • Casseroles and Stews
  • Duck
  • Game
  • Lamb
  • Pasta
  • Vegetables
 
2015 Grolleau
Wine Variety: Grolleau is the third most widely-planted red grape variety in the…
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2015 Grolleau

Grape Variety
Grape Variety:
Grolleau
  Style
Style:
Red - light
Country
Country:
France
  Alcohol Content
Alcohol Content:
11.5%
Region
Region:
Loire Valley
  Bottle Size
Bottle Size:
75cl
Producer
Producer:
Domaine des Chailloux
  Serving Temperature
Serving Temperature:
15°C
Appellation
Appellation:
Val de Loire
  Drink By Date
Drink By:
2019
Colour
Colour:
Still Red
  Food
Food:
  • Asian/Spicy
  • Canapés
  • Chicken
  • Pasta
  • Pork
  • Vegetables
 
2015 Trousseau Arbois
Wine Variety: A geographically diverse variety originating in the Jura regi…
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2015 Trousseau Arbois

Grape Variety
Grape Variety:
Trousseau
  Style
Style:
Red - light
Country
Country:
France
  Alcohol Content
Alcohol Content:
12.5%
Region
Region:
Jura
  Bottle Size
Bottle Size:
75cl
Producer
Producer:
Château Béthanie
  Serving Temperature
Serving Temperature:
16°C
Appellation
Appellation:
Arbois
  Drink By Date
Drink By:
2019
Colour
Colour:
Still Red
  Food
Food:
  • BBQ
  • Beef
  • Duck
  • Lamb
  • Pasta
  • Vegetables
 
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