France is a country with a deep wine culture, so there are many wineries in France, it is said that there are more than a thousand wineries in France, and there are 61 well-known ones, here we will take a look at the top ten wineries in France.
Chateau Lafite is one of the most famous French wineries, it was founded in 1354, known as France's wine card and the "Queen" of wine. The total area of the winery reached 90 hectares, of which the grape area is about 8500 per hectare, and the grapes here in the planting never add any fertilizers and chemicals, in order to make the wine has the best quality, after maturity is also completely hand-picked production, so as to retain the maximum nutrition, so that the wine has the highest quality.
Chateau Latour was established in 1331 A.D. and was built by a very wealthy French family.
The wine making process is very difficult, it takes one and a half months of fermentation, one and a half years of aging, and finally two months of bottling, which takes more than two years in total, but its annual production is still able to reach about 20,000 cases of wine per year.
Château Margaux has a very feminine and beautiful name in French. It was founded in 1590 and was the most famous part of the village. Today, Château Margaux has nearly 78 hectares of vineyards, and the entire production process is done by hand to ensure the quality and taste of the wine.
Mouton Rothschild was firstly known as Château Mouton, its location is very unique, so the grapes produced are the most greasy in the whole area. Special experts are hired when planting, and harvesting is done by hand. The entire winemaking process follows the most traditional way, so that the aroma of the grapes can be fully extracted.
Château d'Aubignan is a first-class winery that combines both red and white wines. It was planted in the 14th century and became the most prestigious winery of its time. With the Industrial Revolution, countless vineyards disappeared, but Château Haut-Brion remained and has been making wine as its family business for hundreds of years, making it known to the world.
King Husband Estate
In 1935, Clarence Dillon, a very wealthy American banker at the time, came to Bordeaux, the mecca of wine, and on his way back to the U.S. by boat after visiting Chateau Marlborough, he received information that he could buy Chateau Marlborough, but had to make a decision immediately. His son, Clarence Douglas, has since followed in his father's footsteps, and whether he is a diplomat or a government minister, Douglas has often used the wines produced at Chateau Mouton to entertain distinguished guests from all over the world, taking the reputation of the estate to new heights.
Chateau Mouton Rothschild
The owner of Chateau Mouton Rothschild is very business-minded, not only the annual production of ordinary table wine Mouton Cadet reaches millions of bottles, the winery also invites a world-renowned artist to design the label of the year for the "signature wine" Mouton Rothschild every year. Because the label itself has artistic value, even if the wine is not good that year, the bottle alone is already a precious collector's item. The characteristic of Mouton red wine is that after opening the bottle, the wine quality and aroma change a lot, usually with coffee and chocolate fragrance.
Chateau Cheval Blanc
The 1947 Cheval Blanc, in the minds of many professional tasters, is the best wine of Bordeaux in the past 100 years! The Cheval Blanc label is gold on a white background, which is very elegant and in line with the quality of the wine, and when it is young, it has a slightly grassy taste, but when it matures, it gives off a unique floral aroma and is balanced and elegant.
Chateau Ausone is the least known winery among the eight major wineries. In the mid to late 1990s, the new owner of the winery made a major renovation of the winery and imposed strict requirements on the quality of the wine. Ausone's characteristic is that it is resistant to storage and has to be aged for a long time before drinking.
Petrus red wine is made from 100% Merlot grapes, this kind of red wine is usually suitable for early drinking but not resistant to storage, but because the geology of Petrus is particularly superior, containing a lot of minerals, so the wine of Petrus is both early drinking and resistant to storage. The wine is made from 100% Merlot grapes.