French Wine Chateaux in France
In the C20th and C21st centuries chateaux has become synonymous with the great vineyards of France such as Château Mouton Rothschild, Château Margaux, and a small selection of less well-known French Chateaux:
|Chateau Ausone, St. Emilion
Chateau Batailley, Pauillac
Chateau Beau Site, St. Estephe
Chateau Beauregard, Pomerol
Chateau Beausejour-Becot, St. Emilion
Chateau Beychevelle, St. Julien
Chateau Bon Pasteur, Pomerol
Chateau Cadet-Piola, St. Emilion
The above examples are just from red Bordeaux area. Chateau can be found all around France and many are associated with the French vineyards.
|Cahors Chateau and vineyard|
The vineyards of France:
- Bordeaux includes Medoc, Graves, Saint Emilion and Sauternes
- Bourgogne or Burgundy including Chablis, Cote d'Or (which contains Cote de Nuits and Cote de Beaune) and Maconnais
- Loire Valley, including Muscadet, Vouvray and Sancerre
- Rhone Valley including Cotes du Rhone, Châteauneuf-du-Pape, and Crozes-Hermitage AOC
- Languedoc-Roussillon region including Minervois, Corbières, Faugères and Cabardes.
- Provence (PACA)
The use of chateau in association with wine improves the credibility of the vineyard. This is a practise that has been taken up worldwide where other chateau brands have been developed!
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