French Wine Appellations: Bandol to Beaumes de Venise

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French Wine Appellations: Bandol to Beaumes de Venise
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Bandol
Bandol AOC wines come from the Provence region of southeastern France. These wines may be red, rosé, or white. Red Bandol is often the best of all Provence wine. Its major component is the powerful Mourvedre grape.

Banyuls French Wine

Banyuls French Wine

Banyuls
Banyuls AOC wines come from the Languedoc-Roussillon wine region of southeastern France. This is France's southernmost wine appellation. These are sweet red, white, rosé, or tawny wines and all are made from at least 50% Grenache grapes. Some of the reds are great and most Banyuls made be aged for a decade or more.

Banyuls Grand Cru
Banyuls Grand Cru AOC wines are similar to the Banyuls AOC wines but must contain at least 75% Grenache grapes and meet strict processing requirements.


Béarn
Béarn AOC wines come from a Basque area in southwestern France. They may be red, white, or rosé and are made from a variety of local and international grapes. These wines are not meant for your cellar.

Béarn-Bellocq
Béarn-Bellocq AOC wines come from selected locations such as Bellocq in the in Béarn AOC area of southwestern France and are similar.

Beaujolais
Beaujolais AOC wines come from the Beaujolais region north of Burgundy in eastern France. Most are red and made from the otherwise pedestrian Gamay grape. These wines tend to be low in tannins and are often the favorite red wine of white wine drinkers.

Beaujolais Primeur
Beaujolais Primeur AOC wines come from the Beaujolais region north of Burgundy in eastern France. They are produced by carbonic maceration and are available in mid-November. You probably know them by the name Beaujolais Nouveau.

Beaujolais Supérieur
Beaujolais Supérieur AOC wines are higher alcohol but not higher quality Beaujolais wines.

Beaujolais Villages
Beaujolais Villages AOC wines come from selected villages in the Beaujolais area. They are usually red and may be of higher quality than standard Beaujolais without mentioning Beaujolais Nouveau.

Beaumes de Venise
Beaumes de Venise AOC wines come from the southern Rhone Valley of southeastern France. These red wines contain a minimum of 50% Grenache Noir grapes. near the Swiss border. These wines may be red, white, or rosé. Some of the whites and rosés are excellent.

      
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