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French Wines

The home of BordeauxBurgundy and Champagne.

France is arguably one of the world's most important wine-producing country around the world. For centuries, it has produced wine in greater quantity – and of reportedly greater quality – than any other nation. Wine is ingrained in French culture at almost every level of society; it is the drink of both the elite and the common people, and a key symbol in Roman Catholicism, France's majority religion.

The enduring attraction of French wine is not necessarily its volume or prestige, however, but rather the variety of styles available. Consumer preferences have changed over the centuries, encouraging the development of new styles of wine from the terrain and grape varieties available to France's vignerons. Red, white, rosé, sweet, dry, sparkling, opulent, austere, mineral-scented, fruity – French vineyards have produced wines to match each of these descriptors.

The diversity of French wine is due, in part, to the country's wide range of climates. Champagne, its most northerly region, has one of the coolest climates anywhere in the wine-growing world – in stark contrast to the warm, dry Rhone Valley 350 miles (560km) away in the southeast. Bordeaux, in the southwest, has a maritime climate heavily influenced by the Atlantic ocean to its west and the various rivers that wind their way between its vineyards. Far from any oceanic influence, eastern regions such as Burgundy and Alsace have a continental climate, with warm, dry summers and cold winters. In France's deep south, Provence and Languedoc-Roussillon enjoy a definitively Mediterranean climate, characterized by hot summers and relatively mild winters.

Geology and topography play equally important roles in the diversity of French wine. The country's large number of independently recognized wine regions and sub-regions reflects its wide range of soil types – and the landscapes that created them. Each sub-region can be defined by its particular geographical features, which in turn create specific characteristics in the wines produced there. From the granite hills of Beaujolais to the famous chalky slopes of Chablis and the gravels of the Medoc, the sites on which France's vineyards have been developed are considered of vital importance and are at the heart of the concept of terroir.

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  • Cabernet Sauvignon - Farsonsdirect Malta
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    Cabernet Sauvignon

    Fat Bastard

    VOL 0.75

    Vintage 2019

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  • Special Cuvée - Farsonsdirect Malta
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    Special Cuvée

    Bollinger

    VOL 75cl

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  • Sancerre - Farsonsdirect Malta
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    Sancerre

    Maison Lispaul

    VOL 75cl

    Vintage 2020

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  • Sauvignon Blanc Les Coches - Farsonsdirect Malta
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    Sauvignon Blanc Les Coches

    J. Moreau & Fils

    VOL 75cl

    Vintage 2021

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  • Muscadet de Sèvre et Maine sur Lie - Farsonsdirect Malta
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    Muscadet de Sèvre et Maine sur Lie

    Langlois-Château

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  • Château Bellevue-Figeac, Grand Cru - Farsonsdirect Malta
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    Château Bellevue-Figeac, Grand Cru

    Château Bellevue-Figeac

    VOL 75cl

    Vintage 2018

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  • Sancerre Blanc - Farsonsdirect Malta
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    Sancerre Blanc

    Jolivet

    VOL 75cl

    Vintage 2021

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  • Select Rouge - Farsonsdirect Malta
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    Select Rouge

    J. Moreau & Fils

    VOL 75cl

    Vintage NV

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  • Château La Fleur Pourret, Grand Cru Classé - Farsonsdirect Malta
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    Château La Fleur Pourret, Grand Cru Classé

    Château La Fleur Pourret

    VOL 75cl

    Vintage 2014

    Current price €28.69
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  • Provence Rose - Farsonsdirect Malta
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    Provence Rose

    Château Mont-Redon

    VOL 75cl

    Vintage 2020

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    Pouilly-Fuissé

    Georges Duboeuf

    VOL 75cl

    Vintage 2018

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  • Beaujolais Nouveau - Farsonsdirect Malta
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    Beaujolais Nouveau

    Georges Duboeuf

    VOL 75cl

    Vintage 2022

    Current price €10.97
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  • Special Cuvée Bond 2020 Edition in box - Farsonsdirect Malta
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    Special Cuvée Bond 2020 Edition in box

    Bollinger

    VOL 75cl

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  • Châteauneuf-du-Pape - Farsonsdirect Malta
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    Châteauneuf-du-Pape

    Château Mont-Redon

    VOL 37.5cl

    Vintage 2016

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  • Fleurie Cuvée Prestige - Farsonsdirect Malta
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    Fleurie Cuvée Prestige

    Georges Duboeuf

    VOL 0.75

    Vintage 2015

    Current price €12.21
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  • Moulin-à-Vent Cuvée Prestige - Farsonsdirect Malta
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    Moulin-à-Vent Cuvée Prestige

    Georges Duboeuf

    VOL 75cl

    Vintage 2015

    Current price €23.39
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  • Saint Max Provence Rose - Farsonsdirect Malta
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    Saint Max Provence Rose

    Saint Max

    VOL 1.5L

    Vintage 2021

    Current price €25.64
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  • Rose - Farsonsdirect Malta
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    Rose

    Fat Bastard

    VOL 75cl

    Vintage 2020

    Current price €8.27
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  • Château Beychevelle, 4ème Cru Classé - Farsonsdirect Malta
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    Château Beychevelle, 4ème Cru Classé

    Château Beychevelle

    VOL 75cl

    Vintage 2014

    Current price €139.84
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  • Sancerre Blanc - Farsonsdirect Malta
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    Sancerre Blanc

    Jolivet

    VOL 37.5cl

    Vintage 2019

    Current price €12.42
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  • Chardonnay - Farsonsdirect Malta
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    Chardonnay

    Fat Bastard

    VOL 0.75

    Vintage 2020

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  • Special Cuvée - Farsonsdirect Malta
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    Special Cuvée

    Bollinger

    VOL 1.5L

    Vintage NV

    Current price €103.95
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  • Puligny-Montrachet Les Champgains - Premier Cru - Farsonsdirect Malta
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    Puligny-Montrachet Les Champgains - Premier Cru

    Domaine Chavy-Chouet

    VOL 75cl

    Vintage 2018

    Current price €70.37
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    Vinsobres

    Château de Rouanne

    VOL 0.75

    Vintage 2018

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