From the east-central part of France, here are the main appellations of Champagne, Alsace, Burgundy and Beaujolais.In the west, the Loire Valley appellation is located in northwestern France. The appellation extends horizontally along the east and west, with the sea to the west and the long drive inland to the east. Following the hexagonal shape of France southward, you reach the Bordeaux appellation in the southwest, which produces the world’s most prestigious wines.
The South West France appellation is located next to Bordeaux, to its south. It has a more complex and diverse climate and produces mainly large-batch wines in simple styles.
Further south, the Rhone Valley, Languedoc-Roussillon, and Provence come into view.
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