It's no surprise that France is known for its delicious wine. However, the country also has a rich history of producing high-quality reds in particular. While French red wines are dry by nature, this doesn't mean they can't be sweet. Most French red wines are blends of different grape varieties. The most popular types of red French wine are Pinot Noir, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Gamay, and Malbec. These wines typically come from Bordeaux (a region in southwest France), although some originate from Burgundy (also located in southwest France). 

Wines from the same grape varietal, produced in different regions or countries, can have extremely diverse characteristics. For example, Bordeaux-style wines are typically lighter than Burgundy-style wines. While both regions produce dry reds, Bordeaux is known for its lighter Pinot Noir and Merlot blends. 

This coming new year, you deserve to savor your new year's eve dishes with only the best red Bordeaux wine. Pop open a bottle of Chateau Latour 1954 and Petrus 1954 Magnum because your feast deserves to be paired with the best wine that will bring out every flavor in the food and make your celebrations one to remember. 

Red wine in France is most often dry, though some may be sweet. 

In the past, sweet wines were more common. However, today most reds are dry. Some sweet wines are made by blending a Brut (dry) wine with a Demi-Sec (medium-sweet) or even Doux (very sweet). Even if not blended with another variety, some reds are naturally sweeter than others. This is often because they were aged in oak barrels that added tannins to the wine and gave it a fuller body. In some cases, the grapes used to make the wine are sweeter than others. For instance, the Pinot Noir grape contains more sugar than either Merlot or Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. 

Many red wines are blends (mixes) of different grapes. 

French red wine is a bold and fruity style of wine, one that is often more pricey than other types of red French wine. This type of wine comes in different varieties and flavors, but it is always bold and fruity. French red wine is a blend of several grapes. The most common French red wines are made from a blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Pinot Noir grapes.

Pinot Noir. This is a light red. It's not as full-bodied as other red French wine varieties, but it can still pack a punch with its fruity flavor and aromas.

Merlot. This is the middle of the road when it comes to red French wines. It's medium-bodied and easy to drink. It's not too sweet and not too dry. It can be a good choice for those who want to try something new without taking on the full flavor of another wine variety. 

Cabernet Sauvignon. It is considered one of the most versatile wines around because it pairs well with many different types of food—especially steak! It's full-bodied and has a distinctive taste that won't leave you disappointed if you're looking for something bolder than Pinot Noir or Merlot.

Gamay (Gamay Beaujolais). This wine has an earthy flavor profile similar to Chardonnay and Pinot Noir but tends towards a lighter body than those two styles due to its higher acidity content (which makes it more refreshing). Gamay goes well with spicy foods like curry, so try pairing yours with some chicken curry at your next gathering. 

A blend of several grapes creates a more complex wine with different flavors and aromas from those single-variety wines. These blends can be made from grapes grown in different regions, or even from the same region. Some of the best-known reds include Chianti, Bordeaux, and Burgundy. 

Red Bordeaux wine signifies opulence and refinement.

To understand what French Red Wine is like, you need to know the difference between red Bordeaux wine and other French wines. Red Bordeaux wine is usually made from Merlot grapes, Cabernet Sauvignon, and a small amount of Petit Verdot. These grapes are grown in France's Gironde region near the city of Bordeaux. 

Red Bordeaux wines have a distinct taste from other French wines because of their age-ability. This is partly due to the amount of exposure to oxygen and the grape skins. Wines that are not so tannic can age for several years, while more tannic wines can age for decades. The tannins in the wine are what give it a dry, astringent taste. These wines tend to be more expensive than others because they take a lot longer to produce. The longer the wine ages, the more tannins break down and mellow out. This process is called oxidation, which causes a wine to get darker in color and lose its fruity flavors. 

As red Bordeaux wines age, they tend to become smoother with notes of vanilla or tobacco. The grapes get their color from tannins which are found in oak barrels and give them more complex than some other French wines.

The best red Bordeaux wines.

If you are considering buying red Bordeaux wine, it's important to know that the prices for this type of French wine tend to be a bit pricier than other types. This is because these wines take longer to age than others and so they require more time and investment from the winemakers.

The price of red Bordeaux wine varies greatly depending on how old it is and who produced it.

Two of our best red Bordeaux wines are Chateau Latour 1954 and Petrus 1954 Magnum. 

Chateau Latour 1954 is from one of the oldest vineyards in Médoc, France. It is made from cabernet sauvignon grape varietals from Pauillac which is home to other popular red wines made from this varietal. The Pauillac wine style is full, rich, and characterized by the classic cassis-and-cedarwood aromas of oak-aged Cabernet Sauvignon. It is best paired with dishes made with beef, lamb, and poultry. 

Chateau Petrus is known for producing vintage wines as they are one of the earliest established vineyards in Médoc, France. The vineyard produces the most exceptional single-varietal red wines using the Merlot grape. The style of Petrus is unique. It can be the most aromatically complex wine of Pomerol, filled with spice, coffee, cinnamon, chocolate, plums, dark cherries, truffles, wet earth, and fresh flowers. Like the Chateau Latour 1954, it is best paired with dishes made with beef, lamb, and poultry. 

Bask in a splendid time with French wine!

Now that you know what French red wine is like, it's time for you to taste it. It may be a little pricey, but if you want an experience like no other then this is the way to go!

The best way to drink red Bordeaux is with food. This is because it's an extremely versatile wine that pairs well with many different types of cuisine. You can also drink it by itself if you're having an evening at home or hosting a small get-together this coming New Year's Eve.