France has been growing grapes and producing wines since the Roman era. Many popular grape varieties that are grown across the world, including Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc originate from France, along with wine-making techniques that have been perfected and exported across the world.
From prestigious wine producing regions, such as Burgundy and Bordeaux, to areas where only modest, domestic vintages are grown, there are vineyards all over France. Wine producing knowledge is passed down through the generations. Although, in the 1970’s, production took a leap forward, after decades of wartime deprivation, creating many of the modern wine brands we know and love today.
Although some traditions remained, including the Appellation d'origine contrôlée (AOC) system, which controls what grapes and winemaking methods are approved for each of France’s several hundred wine-growing appellations. GP Brands stock hundreds of French red wines, from local brands, rarely seen out of France, like Paul Jaboulet Aine Cotes du Ventoux Les Traverses 2014, to our most expensive, a 2012 Richebourg Domaine Gros Frere et Soeur, ideal with red meats.
Our team has decades of experience in the London wine industry, so we know how to distinguish a great wine from one that is mediocre. We aim to deliver something different every time a customer buys wine. GP Brands are relentless when searching for new flavours, undiscovered vineyards and talented wine growers across France, and the rest of the world.
GP Brands have an extensive French red selection, with easy ways to search and select the right wines for you. Remember, French wines were originally grown to accompany food, and we believe they are still an ideal choice with any meal. We include pairing notes alongside each wine so that you can select the right wine for lunch or dinner.
The majority of wine produced in France is red. Centuries of tradition, along with modern growing methods create some of the best wines on the planet, which is why we take time to pick the right options for our customers. With some tasty and tempting vintages available in our selection, now is the time to browse, select and treat yourself, with French red wine from GP Brands.