The best way to make sense of French red wines is to simply start tasting them. France offers the perfect red wine for every occasion—from steak frites on Monday, to boeuf bourgignon with the in-laws on Sunday, and everything between.
Many of France’s best red wines are labeled with the name of the wine appellation, rarely by grape variety.
If you’ve ever felt completely overwhelmed while browsing an French wine section, knowing just a few key wine names will help keep your shopping trip focused and ensure that you have the perfect wine to drink at a moment’s notice.
Perception often outweighs reality and Bandol’s image is the perfect case in point.
Bandol reds have a reputation for being big, brooding, deep, dark tannic wines. The appellation is best known for its reds.
Its signature grape, Mourvédre, is said to need its feet in the sea and its head in the sun to ripen properly.
This webinar will bust the myths and give you the essential truths about the grape, the wine, and the appellation.