The subject of French wine is quite a difficult one – even to the most experienced connoisseurs – especially when it comes to the production and labeling processes in France. A basic understanding is imperative for every beginner who wants to get a better grasp of the wine subject. UKV PLC believes that every novice must start by familiarizing himself/herself with the French appellation system.
While the majority of wine lovers are accustomed to seeing the grape variety displayed on the label, French wines are usually labeled by their region of origin. Apparently, the highest quality of classification is appellation d’origine controlee. The whole idea of the importance of the specific region of origin emanates from the French concept of terroir. The concept defines the manner in which geographic characteristics such as altitude; climate, the local tradition, and topography produce a unique character for every wine.
Do not be taken aback when a French sommelier argues that the specific origin of wine carries a similar importance as the type of grape used in its production. Even though wines are produced in all parts of the country, UKV PLC advises beginners to be aware of a number of important regions namely Burgundy, Bordeaux, Champagne, and Loire. For more information about these regions, and what is special about them as far as French wine is concerned, read this post by French Tribune, courtesy of UKV PLC.
About UKV PLC
Operating as an independent wine company, UKV PLC is not tied or restricted to one supply chain. The company works together with a robust network of merchants, traders, and brokers to source and draw stock when there is a demand for an unusual wine or champagne. To know more click here.
The primary business of UKV PLC is based on acquiring, supplying, and selling bonded fine wine and champagne via its trading floor on behalf of both trade customers and private individuals. The firm supplies wine both for investment and consumption purposes according to the requirements of its clients. UKV PLC also offers brokerage services for the individuals and firms that want to sell investment grade wine that is held in the regulated bond of the United Kingdom.