How to Read a French Wine Label

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Learn how to read and understand French wine labels with this handy guide.

  • Bottling Location: where the wine was bottled.
  • Estate: the name of the Chateau or Estate where the wine is from.
  • Type of Wine: the specific type of wine in the bottle.
  • Vintage: the year the grapes were harvested.
  • Classification: the wine or estate’s classification, if any.
  • Alcoholic Content: the amount of alcohol in the wine by percentage.
  • Bottle Size: the volume of the bottle.
  • Region: the wine’s geographical region.
  • Appellation: the wine’s appellation of origin or administrative region.
  • Producer: the maker of the wine.

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