Who does not know about the richness of French wine? France has various regions where grape is cultivated and a rich variety of wine is produced. Specialized tours are organized for French wine tasting by famous winemakers. Tourists can avail these wine tasting tours in the various provinces in France. Sometimes some companies arrange for bespoke wine tasting tours for the tourists. Wine tasting tours are just perfect for most of the occasions where you want to break away from a routine. Taste the best of French wine and enjoy your time with your companions and the rich wine.
Explore Burgundy, Champagne, Loire Valley and Bordeaux regions as part of wine tasting tours. These are some of the most famous wine provinces in France. These regions can be explored as a private group, a wine society and also being a part of corporate event. Not only wine tasting, the tours will also provide the rare opportunity to savor the taste of French delicacies in wonderful chateaux.
Burgundy is one of the most popular regions cultivating vineyards and preparing wines at wineries. At Burgundy, monks have been cultivating wine since long back and some of the most popular wines have been named after them which may include Meursault, Pommard, Santenay and Chambertin. The vineyards are small pieces of land all bound together. Vineyards cover around 24,000 hectares of land. The Rhone Valley also produces wine in France. The most famous one from this region include Tournon sur Rhone.
Champagne province lies 200 kilometers northeast of Paris. Originally the wines from Champagne were not sparkling but it was due to the realization of Dom Perignon that carbon dioxide is the element that can make wine sparkle that sparkling wines began to be produced. Some of the popular liquors of this region include Ruinart, Veuve Clicquot, Pommery, Krug, Moet et Chandon. Loire Valley produces Sancerre and Savignon Blanc which are favorites among the wine connoisseurs.
Alsace lies in the northeast zone of France. This is a picturesque hamlet producing best of white wines in France. Different varieties of grapes are grown in this village which produces various types of wines. Pinot gris, white sylvaner, gewürztraminer, muscat ottonel, chardonnay, klevener d’Heiligenstein, white and pink chasselas, riesling, small-fruited white and pink muscat, pinot noir, pinot blanc and white auxerrois.
Bordeaux produces the lion’s share of wines in France. This region produces extensive red wines prepared from red grapes. Some of the popular ones include Haut-Brion, Chateau-Margaux, Mouton Rothschild, Cheval-Blanc, Yquem and Petrus. Some sweet tasting varieties are also produced which include the sweet variety of Yquem. The months of April and May are excellent for wine tasting. You can also see the harvest festivals at this time.