France has numerous other wine regions besides the regions listed above. Savoie, Jura, Provence, Cahors, Madiran, Faugeres, Languedoc, Costieres de Nimes and Corsica are but a few. All of these regions have unique wines made with grapes that are often found nowhere else in the world. France's other regions will most certainly reward the wine drinker who seeks out the wines from these distinctive places.
"Crisp, clean and lightly fruity. It has some pleasant citrus and pear character tart and refreshing. Left on its lees and bottled in the spring following its harvest. This wine is an ideal accompaniment to fish and seafood dishes."
"60% Syrah and 40% Grenache, the 2009 Costieres de Nimes Cuvee Tradition possesses a dark ruby hue, excellent fruit, as well as some spicy herbs, pepper and earthiness. Consume it over the next 2-3 years."
"Plantation 1905 is exclusively created from one of the oldest vineyards of the village. This is a complex blend of 23 varieties of wine grapes of Minervois from a Languedoc vineyard originally planted in 1905. It has firm, rustic character, with dry tannins, dense black fruit and fresh, juicy acidity. There is a softness at the end, giving black currant acidity to finish."
"Deep golden in color with a crisp acidic backbone. Aromas of yogurt, toasted brioche, straw and ginger blossoms rise from the glass. and the palate is intense, complex and delicious with new flavors emerging every time you take a sip. Enjoy with Asian food or with white fish in a citrus sauce."
"This Sauvignon Blanc is the perfect combination of the different soils of the Menetou-Salon region, just southwest of Sancerre. Les bornesmeans clay soil in Berrichon, the local dialect, and produces an aromatic sauvignon blanc with rich full taste but still crisp and refreshing. A truly pleasurable wine."
"Lots of rich dried berry and wild herb flavors that are backed up by fresh acidity. Mocha and dark chocolate flash on the finish. Full bodied in a new world style."
"This tasty little red shows a mellow side with just enough fresh acidity to make it the perfect snack wine with cheese or sliced meats. Lots of plum and dark fruit with a little bit of truffle and spice complete this really great little bargain."
"A very intriguing white wine from Roussanne, Vermentino (called Rolle in southern France), and Grenache Blanc. The 2008 displays loads of crisp pear, grapefruit, and lemon zest notes in a light to medium-bodied, fresh, zesty style. Drink it over the next year."
"The use of older barrels provide a soft patina around the bright red-berry fruit. A terrific value, the Saint-Antoine Merlot offers ripe cassis and cherry flavors with soft juicy tannins."
"Lime, gooseberry, melon, and pennyroyal are the dominant elements in this bracing, but not at all bitter, wine that finishes with refreshment and slight salinity. I really can't say that there is much I pick out here as specifically Colombard character,but that's just as well!"