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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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2018 Braucol
new this month
Wine Variety: Braucol is better known as Fer Servadou, a vine very much ide…
from: £10.75
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2018 Braucol

Grape Variety
Grape Variety:
Braucol
  Style
Style:
Red - medium-bodied
Country
Country:
France
  Alcohol Content
Alcohol Content:
13%
Region
Region:
Gaillac
  Bottle Size
Bottle Size:
75cl
Producer
Producer:
Vigné-Lourac
  Serving Temperature
Serving Temperature:
19°C
Appellation
Appellation:
IGP Côtes de Tarn
  Drink By Date
Drink By:
2023
Colour
Colour:
Still Red
  Food
Food:
  • Asian/Spicy
  • Beef
  • Casseroles and Stews
  • Lamb
  • Pasta
  • Vegetables
 
2018 Bourgogne Côte Chalonnaise
new this month
Wine Variety: The Pinot family has been documented for many centuries, over…
from: £18.25
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2018 Bourgogne Côte Chalonnaise

Grape Variety
Grape Variety:
Pinot Noir
  Style
Style:
Red - light
Country
Country:
France
  Alcohol Content
Alcohol Content:
13.5%
Region
Region:
Burgundy
  Bottle Size
Bottle Size:
75cl
Producer
Producer:
Château de Chamilly
  Serving Temperature
Serving Temperature:
16°C
Appellation
Appellation:
Côte Chalonnaise
  Drink By Date
Drink By:
2021
Colour
Colour:
Still Red
  Food
Food:
  • Canapés
  • Chicken
  • Lamb
  • Pork
  • Vegetables
 
2012 Château d'Escurac
new this month
Wine Varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon; Cabernet Franc; Merlot; Petit VerdotWine reg…
from: £18.25
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2012 Château d'Escurac

Grape Variety
Grape Variety:
Cabernet Sauvignon
  Style
Style:
Red - medium-bodied
Country
Country:
France
  Alcohol Content
Alcohol Content:
13.5%
Region
Region:
Bordeaux
  Bottle Size
Bottle Size:
75cl
Producer
Producer:
not specified
  Serving Temperature
Serving Temperature:
19°C
Appellation
Appellation:
Médoc
  Drink By Date
Drink By:
2023
Colour
Colour:
Still Red
  Food
Food:
  • Beef
  • Casseroles and Stews
  • Lamb
 
2009 Bourgueil Cuvée Prestige
Wine Variety: Although Cabernet Franc is among the most venerable of all Bo…
from: £19.50
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2009 Bourgueil Cuvée Prestige

Grape Variety
Grape Variety:
Cabernet Franc
  Style
Style:
Red - full-bodied
Country
Country:
France
  Alcohol Content
Alcohol Content:
13%
Region
Region:
Loire Valley
  Bottle Size
Bottle Size:
75cl
Producer
Producer:
Domaine des Chesnaies
  Serving Temperature
Serving Temperature:
16°C
Appellation
Appellation:
Bourgueil
  Drink By Date
Drink By:
2022
Colour
Colour:
Still Red
  Food
Food:
  • Beef
  • Duck
  • Lamb
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