What are the most famous French wines?

France, a leading player in the wine industry

Amongst other things, France is famous for its tasty and valuable wines. As the second largest wine producer worldwide, France creates six billion bottles per year, after Italy, currently the top wine-producing country in a global scale.


Languedoc-Roussillon is, for now on, the major French region in terms of acres of vines with 528,000 acres, followed by Bordeaux (306,000 acres) and the Rhône Valley with 188,700 acres. The Loire Valley (158,000 acres) and Burgundy (125,000 acres) are ranked fourth and fifth.

What are the most famous French wines?


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The top French wines by region

France produces one of the tastiest and appreciated wines in the world. Find out more about the best French wines produced by region below:

Alsace: the Riesling, Pinot Gris and Pinot Blanc are favored by oenophiles.
Bordeaux region: French white wines Sauvignon Blanc, Sémillon and Muscadelle along with red wines Merlot, Petit Verdot and Malbec are one of the most famous wines in the region.
Burgundy: the Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Gamay are greatly appreciated by wine amateurs.
Languedoc-Roussillon: The Grenache, Syrat, Carignane and Cinsaut are the main varietals of red wines produced in the region.
Loire Valley: the Sauvignon Blanc and Melon de Bourgogne rank among the best wines of the region.
Rhône Valley: French red wines Syrah, Mourvèdre and Grenach combined with white wines Marsanne, Roussanne and Viognier are the main wine varietals in the region.


For further information about organic wines, please read our dedicated article here.


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