France is home to world class wines; but did you know that these wine growing regions are supreme travel destinations!?! Here are a few places to consider for your next trip!
The region of Champagne is less than 100 miles east of Paris. Summers in the Champagne region are vivid, and spring offers the best in florality, but real wine connoisseurs will find the best time to go to Champagne is the fall, during harvest. Chalk lays under the soil adding supreme flavor. The only grapes planted are Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier, and Chardonnay. In the 17th century the wines became sparkling.
Unlike the rest of French wines, those in Alsace are called by the name of the grape, not by the region they’re produced in ( very similar to what new world wines do). Switzerland lies to the south of Alsace, and Germany borders it to the east and north. The Vosges Mountains to the west and the Rhine River to the east create natural borders. The Vosges gradually gives way eastward to the plain of Alsace, spanning to the Jura Mountains. Alsace is one of the more fertile regions in central Europe. Riesling, Gewürztraminer, Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, Muscat d’Alsace, and Pinot Noir all grow here.
Provence is part of a large region in France named Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur. Life here is relaxed and slow, even romantic. Time moves at a snail’s pace which in turn gives you multiple chances to fall in love with the lavender fields. Rose’ all day here in Provence, with dryer styles reigning supreme.
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