The French have such an archaic system of labeling wine that it leaves inexperienced tasters confused on what to look for. UKV PLC’s guest post in the French Tribune clears up how French labeling works.
The French truly believe that geographical location is the most important aspect that defines the value of the wine. Environmental differences will have a certain effect on the grapes that changes taste and color. This is why bottles are labeled by region rather than the type of grape used. The UKV PLC have their wines labeled in their store so that there is less confusion when selecting bottles.
UKV PLC believes that wine is more than just a luxury drink, but rather a long term investment. Many of France’s finest wines have appreciated in value, essentially making them an investment. It is such a complex market to navigate through, so using UKV PLC as a guide will lead you to the right bottles to invest in.
UKV PLC is a big fan of Bordeaux wines since they are widely recognized and sought after internationally. This is one of the largest wine producing regions of France with over 10,000 individual producers. This is also one of the most exported wines, essentially the absolute brand name in French wines.
The UKV PLC also recommends Burgundy for high quality white wines. Chardonnay grapes are grown in this region to make light and fruity spirits. The Côte de Beaune Chardonnay is the most famous bottle from this region of France.