Overlooking the west banks of the Saone River, Morgon is one of the ten crus of Beaujolais. Unlike much of Beaujolais, Morgon is known for its full-bodied, often tannic wines that age exceptionally well.
While Chablis is officially part of the Burgundy region, it is quite distinct, both geographically and stylistically. Chablis is actually around 100 kilometres from the nearest neighbouring Burgundy vineyards, and is actually closer to Champagne than to other subdivisions of its region.
The Languedoc is a large region spreading over three main departments: Aude, Herauld, Gard. The main AOC in Languedoc are Fitou, Minervois, Corbieres, Coteaux du Languedoc, Limoux, Faugeres, Picpoul-de-Pinet.
Normandy is the one region of France that does not have a reputation for winemaking, thanks to its erratic, and generally cool, weather. It is just right, however, for growing apples and fermenting them into cider.
The Rhône Valley is divided into two distinct zones: the Northern Rhone and the Southern part. The total Production of the Northern Rhône accounts for less than 5 per cent of the total Rhone wine production, but most of the premium wines will be situated in this area.
Winemaking in Savoie goes back a long way. Before even the Roman conquests, the Celtic Allobroges of ancient Gaul were growing ancient vines here, as they continued to do as part of Gallia Transalpina, the first province of Rome to the north of the Alps.
Abruzzo is Italy’s fifth most productive wine region, encompassing 32,725 hectares of vines. The dominant grapes here are the white Trebbiano and the red Montepulciano. There has also been a recent increase in the growth of Pecorino.