These names built their reputation on soils of an incredible variety, and every vineyard managed to develop on a favorable ground by offering all the wealth of its peculiarity. Merlot, Chablis, Saint-Emilion, Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Sauvignon : here are some names of known very French vines all over the world. Their popularity results from their style and from their taste, appreciated by million consumers worldwide. France is lucky enough to have climates and very different and suitable grounds in the culture of the vineyard. The French vines crafted for centuries have made the reputation of French wines and are now in demand worldwide.
Millenniums of wine growing and wine growers' generations developed and enriched their productions in a permanent concern of gustative quality. A classification owed be established to protect this expertise. It also allows to simplify the discovery of these exceptional heritage. The classification in AOP and IGP guarantees naming and their origins. The AOP (Protected designation of origin) is wines produced on a bounded territory and which according to human and natural factors present particular organoleptic qualities. The IGP (Protected Geographical Indication) is local wines. A specification sets the conditions of their production. These wines can carry one or several grape varieties. For your pleasure, discover here your luxury wine tourism in france !