French White Wines

France will always be considered the home of white wine. In France, wines are typically named by the vineyard or growing region in which they are produced, rather than for the grape varietal that was used. However, Alsace, France’s biggest white wine region, wines are named by grape varietal rather than the place name of origin. Gewurztraminer, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris and Riesling are the most noteworthy of the Alsace varietals. French white wines have a low acidity, high alcohol content and a distinct aromatic spice. Pinot Grigio, Chardonay and Chablis are among France’s finest white offerings, where they still stand strong against competing markets. Delicious served cold and with fresh salads and fish in the summer.