What are the best French wines?

In France the AOC (Appellation d’Origine Controlee) acts as the governing body regulating wine trade practice. They govern the standards designated within the more than 466 different Appellations d’Origen Controllee, plus over 150 Vins de Pays.

These 5 are the ‘premier crus’ of the Medoc region slightly northwest of Bordeaux along the Gironde River: Chateau Lafite; Latour; Margaux, Mouton-Rothchild, Haut-Brion Graves. A Bordeux red wine generally consists of 75% cabernet sauvignon with about 20% merlot, and 5% cabernet franc for blending, while a white Bordeux is generally sauvignon blanc, semillon, or muscadelle .

To discuss wines of the Borgogne (burgundies) get’s a little more complicated. They’re many notable sub-regions within Burgundy such as Chablis, the Macon, Boujolais, and the two headliners of the Cote D’Or: the Cote du Nuits and the Cote de Beaune. In general, pinot noir is the grape for reds and chardonnay is the grape for white.

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The Top 5 Bordeaux’s Winery Addresses
www.vins-bordeaux.fr Chateau Lafite www.lafite.com
  Chateau Latour www.chateau-latour.fr
Chateau Margaux www.chateau-margaux.com
Chateau Mouton-Rothchild www.bpdr.com
Chateau Haut-Brion Graves
The Top Burgundy’s Chambertin
(all are considered Grand Cru Vineyards) Corton (red)
www.bivb.com Corton Charlemagne (white)
Le Montrachet (white)
Chablis Grand Crus
Romanee & Romanee Conti
Musigny (red & white)