French red wine has remained the staple of any wine lover’s collection. Widely renowned for its rich flavour and complexity, there is abundance of different French red wine, with the most popular being Syrah, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.
France is comprised of many different wine producing regions, with Bordeaux being one of the most popular. Wine produced from the Bordeaux region is often made from a blend of merlot and cabernet sauvignon grapes, and are known for their bold, full-bodied flavour. Here are some of the best wines from this region:
Another wine producing region in France, that has earned its place on the world stage is Burgundy. Burgundy is located in eastern France, particularly in the valleys and slopes west of the Saône, a tributary of the Rhône. Typically, the wines from this region are made from Pinot Noir grapes, and are loved for their delicate, nuanced flavour profiles. These are some of our favourite Burgundy wines:
Whilst Burgundy and Bordeaux tend to be the most popular wine regions, it is lesser known that France actually consists of 17 different wine regions, all of which vary in size and speciality. The different wine regions consist of places such as Languedoc, Champagne, Loire Valley, Rhone Valley, Provence and many more. Each region produces wines with their own unique flavour profiles and characteristics. Here are some of our unique reds:
If you’re looking to pair a beautiful French red wine with a particular dish, it’s of the utmost importance to consider the flavour profiles of both the dish and the wine. A bold red from Bordeaux, for example, typically pairs very well with red meat dishes such as beef, game and steak. On the other hand, a delicate Burgundy can serve as a great pair with chicken or salmon.
Whether you’re a self-proclaimed wine connoisseur, or you’re just starting your wine exploration journey, there’s a French red wine out there that’s guaranteed to ignite your palate. The Oddbins french wine range and red wine range are both certain to serve up something to complement your choices perfectly. Not sure which would best suit your palate or meal? Want to know the best French red wines to give as a gift? Contact our helpful team for advice via Live Chat, e-mail or by calling 0800 328 23 23 for all the help you need.