A southern teinturier grape variety from a cross between Petit Bouschet and Grenache, Alicante Bouschet has little aroma. It is mainly used to add colour to the wine.
Better known under the name of Fer Servadou, this grape variety originating from South West France is characterised by its irregular fertility. It releases hints of pepper, crumpled leaves and wild berries on the palate.
Cabernet Franc is one of the oldest grape varieties grown in the Bordeaux wine region. Its wines have a tinted colour and release little red fruit and spice aromas.
The most famous grape variety from Bordeaux, Cabernet Sauvignon has a very powerful aroma (black fruits, violet, raspberries) and a fine, long finish on the palate.
Caladoc Originating from Languedoc-Roussillon, Caladoc is grown in many vineyards in South West and South East France. Very strong and typical, its wines are round and warm on the palate and release spicy and raspberry aromas.
Carignan Originating from Spain, Carignan is mainly grown in the Languedoc-Roussillon region. Its wines are distinguished by spicy and fruity hints and release prune, blackberry and black cherry aromas.
Mainly grown in Provence and in Languedoc-Roussillon, Chenanson is a cross between Jurançon Noir and Grenache Noir. Its grape gives coloured, supple and fruity wines with pepper, violet and red fruit aromas.SEE THE WINES
Grown in Provence, Cinsault has large white-juice berries. Its wines are sweet with little alcohol content and release delicate raspberry, dried fruit and white flowery aromas.SEE THE WINES
Native to Tarn, Duras is often blended with other grape varieties such as Fer Servadou, Syrah or Merlot. This grape variety, with its small grapes, provides fine tannins, fairly spicy, peppery flavours.SEE THE WINES
A grape variety with medium-sized berries producing white juice, Gamay emerged in the 14th Century in Burgundy, and was then replanted in Beaujolais. Its grapes produce fruity and spicy wines that are low in tannins.
A major Mediterranean grape variety, Grenache is widely planted in France and Spain. It stands out with its high alcohol content and fruity (blackberry, blackcurrent, cherry) and spicy (coffee, cocoa, tobacco) aromas, depending on the wine-producing method used.
This Spanish grape variety is found in Languedoc, Provence and in the Rhône Valley. Its generous, very sweet tasting grapes produce strong and well-structured wines with black fruit, prune and fig aromas, laced with hints of cocoa, coffee and spices.
This Catalan grape variety is from a mutation of Grenache. Extremely sensitive to climatic fluctuations and easily perishable, its grape produces full-bodied, powerful and strongly flavoured wines with hints of liquorice and pepper.SEE THE WINES
Truly famous in Argentina, Malbec traces its origins back to South West France. It is found in 70% of blends produced in Cahors but also in Bordeaux blends such as Médoc or Graves. Its wines release powerful, prune, tobacco and liquorice aromas.SEE THE WINES
Known as Mansois in Aveyron or Braucol in Gaillac, this grape variety from South West France gets its name from its "iron-like" branches. Its round and fruity wines release raspberry and blackcurrent, but also green pepper aromas.SEE THE WINES
Grown in the Bordeaux region, Pomerol and Saint-Émilion remain the best terroirs for Merlot. Often associated with Cabernet Sauvignon, its has powerful red and black fruit, as well as prune, undergrowth and spicy aromas.SEE THE WINES
This grape variety hailing from Savoie produces well-structured, deep and tannin-rich wines with blackcurrent and pepper aromas.SEE THE WINES
Grown around Grasse (Alpes-Maritimes) and in the South of Var, Mourvaison is a black grape variety that seems to be disappearing. Its grape produces tannic, coloured and acidic wines.SEE THE WINES
Originating from Spain, Mourvèdre is mainly grown in Languedoc-Roussillon, Provence and the Rhône Valley. These wines, although high in tannins, are beautifully aromatic on the palate with the aromas of truffle, leather, candied fruit, game, spices, etc.SEE THE WINES
Muscat de Hambourg Derived from a cross between Frakenthal and Muscat of Alexandria, the distinguishing feature of Muscat de Hambourg is that it is grown worldwide. It produces table wines that keep well. Its main aromas are rose and honey.SEE THE WINES
This French grape variety grown in the Tarn Valley has small red berries. It is principally recognised through its black fruit, violet and liquorice aromas.SEE THE WINES
Nielluccio Hailing from Tuscany, this grape variety has medium-sized bluish-black berries that produce wines with a deep ruby colour. Its fruity, well-structured and high alcohol wines release apricot, jam, spices, red current, violet and pepper aromas.SEE THE WINES
Pinot Meunier Mainly grown in Champagne, Touraine, and Orléans, Pinot Meunier is mainly used for blending, in particular with Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. It produces lighter-coloured soft wines with banana, apple and raspberry aromas.SEE THE WINES
Poulsard Light, fine and flavoured. This is how wines from this grape variety originating from Franche-Comté are characterised. Red fruits dominate the aromatic flavours of its wines.SEE THE WINES
Sciaccarello This grape variety originating from Corsica produces fine and well-structured wines. Its main aromas include red fruits, almonds, spices, Maquis flowers, coffee, tobacco and pepper.SEE THE WINES
Syrah Although its origins remain unknown, Syrah is mainly grown in South East and South West France. Its grapes with bluish-black berries give its wine their deep ruby colour, a tannic richness and a varied aromatic fruity, floral and spicy palate.
Tannat Coming from Béarn (Pyrénées), Tannat is mainly used for blending, in particular with Fer Sevardou and Cabernet Sauvignon. Its wines release cinnamon, mild tobacco and exotic wood aromas.SEE THE WINES
Tempranillo Native to Spain, Tempranillo is grown in the same region as Grenache. Its grapes produce young wines exhibiting varied cherry, blueberry, coffee, tobacco, vanilla, etc. aromasSEE THE WINES
Tibouren Tibouren is typically Provençal and is distingushed by its generous bunches of juicy berries. Its wines are well-structured, high in alcohol and aroma rich.SEE THE WINES