French wines are probably the most famous wines in the world. Alsace, Burgundy, Bordeaux and the Loire Valley are regions that are an integral part of the collective imagination of wine lovers. The France is a land of contrasts, offering a great diversity of landscapes and climates.That's why there is a wide range of wines, which can range from light white wines to unforgettable red wines. French wines are much more than wines. Their methods of cultivation and winemaking have had a noticeable influence at various levels on countless wine regions around the world. Let us introduce you to the best French wines.
Alsace enjoys a sunny semi-continental climate, facing south-west, with a wide variety of terroirs. The best Riesling, Gewurztraminer and other Pinot Gris were born here. The Orschwiller winery located on the lands of Haut-Koningsbourg, the wines are 100% vinified and elaborated over more than 3 generations.
Considered the oldest and most prestigious in the world, synonymous with exceptional
vintages, the Bordeaux vineyards are protected from the Atlantic winds by a natural barrier of pine trees and benefit from ideal climatic conditions. With over 120,000 hectares of vineyards, there is not just one but six routes that will take you through the different wine appellations. There is a great diversity of wines, as the terroirs, climates and blends are so varied.
the climate and geology give its wines an inimitable identity. The sunshine and high temperatures in summer allow for optimal ripening of the grapes, thus concentrating the aromas.
Côtes du Rhône
Vin de pays
The designation vin de pays, PGI or protected geographical indication, is distinguished by the middle ground it provides between wine production that is totally free of constraints. And one that must follow strict rules designed to give a local wine the best reputation on the markets.
Ancestral land of great wines, with its 533 appellations spread over nearly 690,000 hectares, the area of its vineyard is around 9% of that of the world vineyard. Due to its geography and its position between two seas, Italy has several climates and types of soils, at the origin of its exceptional terroirs.
The vineyard of Spain is one of the many Mediterranean vineyards. Between the mainland and the different Spanish islands, Spanish wines remain in terms of quality / price among the best in the world.
What distinguishes sparkling wines from other still wines is the bubbles. There are several
types of sparkling wine. The best known is champagne. It is produced exclusively in the Champagne region. It is made according to the so-called «méthode traditionnelle champenoise». The wine in the bottle undergoes a second fermentation after adding a certain amount of sugar.
Often overlooked, great terroirs highlight a range of wine that is both qualitative and dynamic.
With alcohol-free wines, the future will count.
recognized by its characteristics and qualities, is a reference brand. Founded in 1638 by Christiano Kopke and his son Nicolau Kopke (who came to Portugal as a representative of the Hanseatic League), the House of Kopke is the oldest Port wine export company. For many generations, the company was run by several representatives of the Kopke family, gaining excellent fame for its wines.