Maps of the Major Wine Regions in Vino con Vista France

Français : Les vignobles de la Côte de Beaune

Français : Les vignobles de la Côte de Beaune

French Wine Map, Map of the Wine Regions of France, 8 1/2 x 11

Les vignobles de la vallée du Rhône

Les vignobles de la vallée du Rhône

I have visited most of the wine regions of France listed in the poster above.

I found this comprehensive list of wine maps that represent my Vino con Vista travels through France including: Alsace, Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, Languedoc, Loire Valley, Provence and the Rhône Valley.

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Here’s a map of the Champagne Region:

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On their website you can view the following interactive maps:

http://assets.winespectator.com/wso/Maps/Francemap.pdf

Alsace A detailed look at the appellation’s top crus, broken out by town and the corresponding vineyard. Alsace is located on the border of Germany and France. Today if you visit Alsace, you can see how the interventions of two mega empires affected the area through its architecture and the presence of both French and German languages. Along with Austria and Germany, it produces some of the most noted dry Rieslings in the world as well as highly aromatic Gewürztraminer wines. Wines are produced under three different AOCs: Alsace AOC for white, rosé and red winesAlsace Grand Cru AOC for white wines from certain classified vineyards and Crémant d’Alsace AOC for sparkling wines.

http://assets.winespectator.com/wso/Maps/Alsacemap.pdf

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Bordeaux A detailed look at the region’s key districts, including the Médoc and its appellations, Pessac-Léognan, the Right Bank areas of Pomerol and St.-Emilion, and the sweet wine areas of Sauternes and Barsac

http://assets.winespectator.com/wso/Maps/Bordeauxmap.pdf

Bordeaux is the world’s premier wine capital! The Bordeaux region of France produces some of the world’s most famous wines including: St. Emilion, Margaux and Pauillac.

The wine regions of Bordeaux encompass a large number of wine growing areas of the Gironde department of Aquitaine.

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The Bordeaux region is naturally divided by the Gironde Estuary into the Left Bank and the Right Bank. The Left Bank area includes the Médoc and Graves. The Right Bank area includes the Libournais, Bourg and Blaye.

“The Médoc is divided into Haut-Médoc (the upstream or southern portion) and Bas-Médoc (the downstream or northern portion, often referred to simply as “Médoc”).”

There are various sub-regions within the Haut-Médoc, including St-Estèphe, Pauillac, St.-Julien and Margaux. Graves includes the sub-regions of Pessac-Léognan and Sauternes. Sauternes includes the sub-region of Barsac.

The Libournais includes the sub-regions of Saint-Émilion and Pomerol. There is an additional wine region of Entre-Deux-Mers, so called because it lies between the Garonne and Dordogne rivers, which combine to form the Gironde.

All of these regions (except the Libournais) have their own appellation. They are “governed by Appellation d’origine contrôlée laws which dictate the permissible grape varieties, alcohol level, methods of pruning and picking, density of planting and appropriate yields as well as various winemaking techniques.”

Bordeaux wine labels will usually include the region on the front of the label.

The permissible grape varieties in red Bordeaux are: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot.

A general rule of thumb is that the Left Bank is predominately Cabernet Sauvignon based with the Right Bank being more Merlot based. The Graves area produces both red wine and white wine from the Sauvignon blanc, Sémillon and Muscadelle grapes.

“Saint-Émilion is an Appellation d’origine contrôlée (AOC) for wine in the Bordeaux wine region of France. It is situated in the Libourne subregion on the right bank of the Dordogne.”

Deutsch: Weinberg in der Côte de Nuits, Burgun...

Deutsch: Weinberg in der Côte de Nuits, Burgund, Frankreich English: Vineyard in Côte de Nuits, Burgundy, France (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Burgundy / Red Wine A look at key red-wine producing villages in the Côte de Nuits and Côte de Beaune

http://assets.winespectator.com/wso/Maps/Redburgmap.pdf

French wine region of the Cote de Nuits in Bur...

French wine region of the Cote de Nuits in Burgundy. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Vintages in the Côte de Beaune in Burgundy

Vintages in the Côte de Beaune in Burgundy (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Burgundy / White Wine An overview of the appellations of Chablis, the Côte de Nuits, the Côte de Beaune, Côte Chalonnaise and the Mâconnais

http://assets.winespectator.com/wso/Maps/BurgWhitemap.pdf

Champagne The heart of Champagne, including the districts of Côte des Blanc, Montagne de Reimans and Vallée de la Marne, plus key grand cru villages

http://assets.winespectator.com/wso/Maps/Champagnemap.pdf

Photo of a vineyard in the Loire Valley, France.

Photo of a vineyard in the Loire Valley, France. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Loire Valley A detailed look at the appellations along the Loire River, from Muscadet to Chinon and Vouvray to Sancerre and Pouilly-Fumé

http://assets.winespectator.com/wso/Maps/Loiremap.pdf

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Côtes-du-rhône villages red 2007 Français Rhône Valley / Northern A detailed look at the appellations along the northern Rhône River, including Côte-Rôte, Condrieu, Château Grillet, St.-Joseph, Hermitage, Crozes-Hermitage, Cornas and Saint-Péray

 

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http://assets.winespectator.com/wso/Maps/Rhonenorthmap.pdf

Rhône Valley / Southern A detailed look at appellations including Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Gigondas and Vacqueyras, as well as the Côtes du Rhône and named Côtes du Rhône-Villages

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In the glass in partial view is the Hubert Lig...

French wine from the Cote de Nuits region of Burgundy.

 

http://assets.winespectator.com/wso/Maps/Rhonesouthmap.pdf

Southern France An overview of the appellations in the Languedoc-Roussillon, Provence and southern Rhône regions

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http://assets.winespectator.com/wso/Maps/SoFrancemap.pdf

Here’s a map of wine regions in Southwest France:

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Thanks Wine Spectator–we love wine regions at www.vino-con-vista.com

Provence

Provence (Photo credit: bkcasteel)

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