What are, according to you, the best French wines?
The wine market is increasingly competitive. However, French know-how remains in the lead!
The reputation of the domain, its location, its international recognition, the vintage and the know-how of the winemaker are some of the criteria that allow to qualify a wine. Indeed, the winemaker plays a very important role.
The attribution of the AOC appellation, in particular "Grand Cru" or "1er Cru", allows the consumer to know the classification of the best wines.
Internationally, there are also distinctions that allow to establish a classification with, for example, the international competition of the Parker Guide created by the famous Robert Parker called "wine advocate" in the world.
Bordeaux wines remain the most famous in the world. Many of these wines are Grands Crus Classés from the left bank of the Médoc: their reputation crosses borders and embodies French excellence. Among the most recognized wines, we find Château Mouton Rothschild Pauillac, Château Lafite Rothschild Pauillac, Château Margaux, Château Latour Pauillac, Pétrus Pomerol, Château Cheval Blanc Saint-Émilion, or Château Yquem Sauternes.
Also, on the side of the Côte du Rhône, we find wines like Châteauneuf-du-Pape or Château de Beaucastel which, together, make the fame of the South of France by being the first to have obtained the AOC designation.
Further up towards the Lyon region we find the famous Côté Rotie appellation.
Champagnes are wines known and recognized throughout the ages and countries. Dom Pérignon, Louis Roederer and Taittinger are among the most renowned.