map of the French wines
The map of the Alsatian wines : the Alsatian wines bear the names of their respective grape varieties : Sylvaner, Pinot Blanc, Riesling, Muscat d'Alsace, Tokay Pinot Gris, Gewurtztraminer, Pinot Noir and are grouped under the one label/appellation Alsace. Only four wines produced on specific soils are entitled to the Alsace Grand Cru label/appellation.
The map of the Armagnac wines : Armagnac is the oldest wine eau-de-vie produced in the South West of France, in the heart of Gascogny. Several local soils constitute the vineyard : Bas Armagnac, Haut Armagnac, Armagnac Teneraze and a very new one : Blanche Armagnac.
The map of the Beaujolais wines : there is only one grape variety, the gamay, and only one well known label/appellation Beaujolais, but we must also mention Beaujolais Villages, St Amour, Juliénas, Chénas, Moulin à Vent, Fleurie, Chiroubles, Morgon, Régnie.
The map of the Bergerac or Bergeraçois wines : this vineyard situated near Bordeaux and its label/appellation Bergerac are named after the town of Bergerac. But there are also the appellations (A.O.C.) of Monbazillac, Montravel, Pécharmant, Rosette, Saussignac.
The map of the Bordeaux or Bordelais wines : the wine growing region itself but also all the appellations common to the whole region are named after the town of Bordeaux : Bordeaux, Bordeaux supérieur, Bordeaux Clairet, Bordeaux Rosé, Bordeaux Mousseux, Crémant de Bordeaux. Thi wine growing region is made up of more than 10 000 estates or châteaux as famous as the wines they produce ; you will find the wine growers classified according to châteaux but also to vineyards : Bordeaux, Entre-deux-Mers (Cadillac), Libournais (Saint-Emilion, Pomerol), Médoc (Margaux, St-Julien), Graves, Sauternes.
The map of the Bugey wines : it goes along the upper Rhone Valley from Switzerland. The Bugey wines gather the names of villages such as Virieu-le Grand, Montagnieu, Manicle, Machuraz, Cerdon. The region produces the Roussette de Bugey as well.
The map of the Burgundy region : labels common to the whole wine growing region : Bourgogne Rosé, Bourgogne Grand Ordinaire, Bourgogne Aligoté, Bourgogne Mousseux, Crémant de Bourgogne. But above all there are a hundred appellations/labels of origin (A.O.C.) : Mâconnais, Côte Chalonnaise, Côtes de Beaune, Haute Côtes de Beaune, Côtes de Nuits, Hautes Côtes de Nuits, Chablis, Auxerrois, Vezelay, Châtillonnais. Great appellations have created Burgundy's fame : Pommard, Clos Vougeot, Gevrey Chambertin, Romanée Conti, Nuits-Saint-Georges, Bonnes Mares, Clos des Lambrays.
The map of the Champagne wines : there is one only Champagne appellation that spreads over four wine producing regions : Montagne de Reims, Vallée de la Marne, Côte des Blancs, Côte des Bars. "Champagne" is a combination of vintages and grape varieties : pinot noir, pinot meunier and chardonnay produce Brut, Demi-Sec, Blanc de Blanc, Rosé, Champagne Millésimé. The commune of Les Riceys gave its name to the A.O.C Rosé des Riceys. There is also a still/non fizzy Champagne, Coteau Champenois.
The map of the Cognac wines : the region is famous for its Cognac but also for the Pineau des Charentes.
The map of the Corsica wines : the wine growing areas cover the whole island hence the appellation Vin de Corse. But not to forget Coteau du Cap Corse, Vin de Corse Calvi, Vin de Corse Sartène, Vin de Corse Figari, Vin de Corse Porto-Vecchio, Ajaccio, Patrimonio and Muscat du Cap Corse.
The map of the Jura wines : the vineyards rise in tiers on the foothills of the Jura that gives its name to the appellations Côtes du Jura, Crémant du Jura. Not to mention Vins d'Arbois, Arbois Pupillin, L'Etoile, Château Châlon.
The wines of the Languedoc Region : the region stretches out along the Mediterranean Sea and gives its name to the appellation Coteau du Langudoc. But the wine list of this region also includes Faugères, Blanquette de Limoux, Saint-Chinian, Minervois, Corbières, Fitou, Muscat de Frontignan, Muscat de Mireval, Muscat de Lunel.
The map of the wines of the Loire Valley : there are some great vineyards : the Pays Nantais and its appellations Muscadet and Gros Plant ; the Anjou vineyard and ist appellations Rosé d'Anjou, Anjou-villages, Cabernet d'Anjou, Coteaux du Layon, Saumurois, Touraine, Poitou. Auvergne and its appellations Côtes d'Auvergne ; also the Sancerre wines and the Menetou-Salon wine.
The map ot the wines of the Lorraine : the wine growing areas used to cover the whole of Lorraine ; the region is now known by its two appellations Vins de Moselle around Metz and Côtes de Toul around that town. There still remains a vineyard in the Vosges around Laneuveville-sous-Montfort.
The map of the Lyonnais wines : Quite near the town of Lyon, they go under the label Coteaux du Lyonnais.
The map of the Provence wines : Provence is reputed for its Rosé wine and for its appellations Côtes de Provence, Les Coteaux d'Aix en Provence, Les Baux de Provence, Palette, Cassis, Bandol, Bellet, Coteaux de Pierrevert, Coteaux Varois.
The map of the wines of the Rhône valley : the banks of the river Rhone from Lyon to its mouth on the Mediterranean coast are lined with vineyards, which accounts for the label Côte du Rhône but also Côte Rotie, Condrieu, Château Grillet, St Joseph, Cornas, St Péray, Crozes l'Hermitage, Châtillon en Diois, Crémant de Die, Coteaux et Clairette de Die, Coteaux du Tricastin, Vacqueyras, Châteauneuf du Pape, Lirac, Tavel, Côtes du Ventoux, Côtes du Luberon, Costières de Nîmes, Clairette de Bellegarde, Côtes du Vivarais, Muscat des Beaumes de Venise, Rasteau.
The map of the Roussillon wines : Collioure, Banyuls, Rivesaltes, Muscat de Rivesaltes, Côtes du Roussillon, Côtes du Roussillon-Villages.
The map of the Savoy wines : sparkling of fizzy Savoy wines. Roussette de Savoie, Ayze, Seyssel, Crépy.
The map of the wines of the South-West of France : it includes a vast area and twenty one appellations extending from the Basque Country to the Massif Central : Gaillac, Fronton, Madiran, Pacherenc du Vic Bihl, Côtes de St Mont, Jurançon, Coteaux du Quercy, Tursan, Côtes du Brulhois, Irouléguy, Lavilledieu, Béarn, Marcillac, Côtes de Millau, Entraygues, Estaing, Armagnac, Floc de Gascogne, Côtes de Duras, Côtes du Marmandais, Buzet.