French Wine

France is the home of Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne; making it arguably the world’s most important and well-known wine-producing country. For hundreds of years, it has produced wine in greater quantity and arguably quality than any other nation. Wine is not only an important industry for France but also important in French culture at almost every level of society.

At Hennings Wine, we have an excellent range of French wines and champagne to buy in store and online. You can browse our favourites below, or navigate to the exact region or grape you are looking for.

Beaujolais

Beaujolais is an important wine region situated in the East of France. Famous for its vibrant, fruity red wines made from Gamay. It is located immediately south of Burgundy, of which it is sometimes considered to be a part of.

The widespread plantings of Gamay here make Beaujolais one of the few regions of the world to be so focused on a single grape variety. Pinot Noir is used in small quantities in red and rosé wines. Although best known for its red wines, the region also produces white Beaujolais Blanc, from Chardonnay and Aligote. These two white-wine varieties are also sometimes used in the local red wines, in which they may constitute up to 15% of the final blend. The Gamay grape is known for its extremely fruity flavours.

Bordeaux

Bordeaux, in the south-west of France, needs little introduction to anyone with an interest in wine. One of the world’s most prolific wine regions, it also manages to rank among the most famous and prestigious. The secrets of Bordeaux’s wine success (other than magical Bordeaux Blend) are its three trump cards: diversity, quality and quantity.

Burgundy

Burgundy is a historic and highly respected wine region in eastern France. Burgundy wines have long had distinctive flavours and encapsulated wine-lovers around the world for many years. Although Bordeaux produces much higher quantities of wine, Burgundy’s large vineyards are considered to be of equal importance, producing some of the most exclusive wines available to buy today.

Champagne

Champagne is the name of the world’s most famous sparkling wine and the French wine region it comes from. Champagne’s fame and success is the product of many complex factors but there are key reasons for success. From the all-important bubbles to the high prices that Champagne commands thanks to its exclusivity.

Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay are the primary grape varieties used to make Champagne – a recipe used for sparkling wines across the world.

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