French wines dates back to the 6th century BC. The wine is produced in large quantities with over 7-8 billion bottles sold annually. The winemakers are throughout France. The regions they are date back to the winemaking time of the Romans. With such a long history in winemaking, France is among the largest producer of wines in the world. They compete with countries like Spain, Italy, and America. The wines are sold in different parts of the world. Most of the wines are modest. Veuve du Vernay is a French wine brand in the United States. Veuve du Vernay is an example of how the wines are produced. The carbonation is trapped when secondary fermentation takes place. The result is a wine that is full of fresh aromas and flavours.
The concept of winemaking in France
There are two concepts winemakers use while in their Winehouse. These concepts are what produce good French wines. The first one is the notion of terroir. It employs the style of winemaking based on the grapes grown in a specific geographical area. The grapes grown in that area are used to make wines. It is as simple as that. The other concept is called Appellation d’origine controlee (AOC). It is a system that rules the grape varieties and winemaking practices which are allowed for classification in a geographical region. The geographical regions, include villages and vineyards. The system explains why France has grape varieties like Pinot noir, Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah, and Chardonnay. The grape varieties are planted in different parts of the world. With the winemaking processes used when this system is in place, it has been adopted by many wine-producing countries in the world. The French wine industry is now in competition with other worldwide wine industries. It has led to a decline in French wine consumption domestically and internationally.
The wine styles used in France
In France, all types of wine are produced. The styles produced are red, rose, white, sparkling, and fortified. There are wine cases in France that are a mixture of between one and twelve bottles of different styles of wines. It makes the production of wines in France range from cheap, simple, and expensive wines. Most of the world’s famous wines are made this way. The wine styles in France have a regional identity rather than a national identity. It is due to the different grape varieties, production methods, and classification systems. There are wine styles meant for immediate consumption, while others are to be consumed after long periods. The wines have something in common. It is evident in different parts of the world. Most wine styles are accompanied by food even when taking a simple meal. There are wine styles meant for the bar.
The trends of wine mixing with French wine
In past, France had the largest consumption of its wine. In the last 50 years, there has been a decline. Most winemakers are dependent on the sale of their wines in foreign markets. Today there is a decline in French wines even in the foreign markets, particularly in European markets like Portugal, Spain, and Italy. The decline resulted in a wine glut labelled the wine lake. The wine industry has now been included in the industrial alcohol industry. To lure more people to purchase wines, the winemakers are trying to mix different French wines to come up with a premium wine that will open up the market. The wine produced has now improved in quality and taste. French wines are still considered among the best in the world.