French Wine Singapore

France wine is one of the hot selling wine in Singapore, with many varieties and range of wine selection.

  • France is the world’s top two producers of wines
  • It account for about 50% of all the fine wine produced globally
  • Many of the international varieties originate from France
  • Its wines are emulated by many countries
  • French wine law served as the model for the EU’s wine law.

Geography and Climate

France is bounded by :

  • To the southwest and west : the Atlantic Ocean

    france vineyard

    france vineyard

  • To the northeast : English Channel
  • To the northeast and east : mountainous terrain
  • To the southeast : the Alps
  • To the south : the Mediterranean Sea
  • To the south/southwest : the Pyrenees

Within the country, the Massif Central dominates

Several rivers flow out from the mountains to the sea : The Rhone, the Rhine, the Loire, the Garonne and the Dordogne.

French Terroir and Varietalism

  • France’s wine regions lie between the 42 and 50 latitudes
  • They consists of Mediterranean, Continental and maritime climates
  • They is great diversity in soil type , from clay, gravel, volcanic, limestone to flint.

French Main Varieties

According to a census done in 2005, the most planted grape varieties in France in descending order of quantity are as follows :

  1. Carignan
  2. Merlot

    merlot-grapes

    merlot grapes of France

  3. Grenache
  4. Ugni Blanc
  5. Cabernet Sauvignon
  6. Syrah
  7. Chardonnay
  8. Cabernet Franc