Red wines

France's great red wines of Bordeaux and Burgundy are world-famous. In fact, a large number of red wines are made from a wide range of grape varieties in all wine regions of the country. An excellent selection is also represented in our product portfolio.

  • Due to the negociant (merchant) system in the marketing of Bordeaux wines, virtually no importer is able to buy these "kings of the wines" directly from well-known producers. Therefore, our selection may not consistently include wines from the same producer. We always try to keep in our selection the wines of the famous Cru Classé estate from the villages of Margaux, Saint-Estèphe, Saint-Julien and Pauillac, as well as good pieces from the areas of Pessac-Léognan, Saint-Émilion, and Pomerol.

  • The "Queen of Wines", the world's best red wines from the Pinot Noir variety, are made from grapes grown on the picturesque slopes of the Burgundy region. Our assortment includes excellent or even extraordinary Grand Cru and Premier Cru, or elegant and complex wines aged in oak barrels for a long time, simply named after the village. Our producers are Domaine Jacques Prieur, Olivier Leflaive, the tops of the region, and the father and son Michel Magnien and Fréderic Magnien.

  • In the Beaujolais region of southern Burgundy, lighter red wines but also more dignified and fuller red wines are made from the Gamay grape variety. The best red wines come from Cru villages, of which our portfolio includes Morgon, Côte de Brouilly, Moulin-à-Vent, and Chiroubles. The producers are the famous Domaine Labruyère and Maison Trenel.

  • Languedoc-Roussillon is the southernmost and warmest wine region in France. It produces a large number of strong and full-bodied red wines, mainly from the Grenache Noir, Syrah, Mourvèdre, and Carignan grapes. We have a selection of red wines from the best sub-regions from very well-known producers: Château Vieux Moulin from Corbieres, Clos Bagatelle from Saint-Chinian, Domaine Bertrand-Bergé from Fitou, and others. We also offer rare Limoux red wines from Sieur d'Arques, made in the cellars of only two producers.

  • The Rhône Valley is very famous for its powerful yet elegant red wines. In the northern part of the region, the valued Syrah grapes are used to make a variety of wines with famous nominations such as Côte-Rotie, Hermitage, Saint-Joseph, Crozes-Hermitage, and Cornas. In the southern part of the area, powerful, lush, legendary GSM wines (Grenache-Syrah-Mourvèdre) with a long oak barrel maturation are produced, such as Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Gigondas, Vacqueyras, Rasteau, Lirac, Luberon and others. We are honored to represent world-renowned manufacturers with high ratings: Tardieu-LaurentDomaine de la JanasseAlain Jaume (Domaine Grand Veneur), Domaine Duclaux, Château la CanorgueChâteau Sixtine, etc.

  • Although Provençe is best known for its excellent rosé wines, the region also produces outstanding strong and full-bodied red wines with a long potential for development. We are glad that we have been able to bring together in our product selection large red wines from most of the iconic estates in the region. Château Vignelaure makes elegant wines with a development potential of 10+ years from the grapes of Côteaux d'Aix-en-Provençe's Cabernet Sauvignon, and Syrah  Château de Pibarnon is probably Bandol's most famous producer, and its full-bodied and elegant Mourvèdre-based wines are world-famous. Château Simone Palette's seven grapes blends are the only wines of Grand Cru status in the region. Château de Bellet is the creator and representative of the Bellet appeal in the city of Nice, and its Burgundian-style red wines are rare and exceptional.

  • The Sud Ouest region in the southwest of the country is famous for its two legendary red wines. Malbec is made into Cahors, the dark and silky main communion wine of Russian Orthodox churches with long development potential. The strong and powerful Madiran is made from the Tannat grape variety. Our selection includes wines from famous producers such as Château du Cèdre, Château Montus, Château Bouscassé and Château d'Aydie.

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To make red wine, the dark-skinned grapes are pressed until they break, and then the juice with the skins is pumped into a fermentation tank. The fermentation process takes place in fairly warm conditions (25-30 ° C), and at the same time, maceration takes place, during which red dyes, tannins, or some specific aromas are extracted into the must. The color and taste of the wine depend on how long the skin contact lasts. For lighter red wines, skin contact may be limited to five to six days, while for strong and full-bodied red wines, this may take more than two weeks. The grape variety plays an important role because the darker and thicker-skinned the berry, the more tannins, and dyes. The growing climate is also important, as the berries ripened in heat are much darker and richer in tannins.

After obtaining the appropriate color and taste, the wine is pumped into another container to age. The skins, together with the wine remaining in them, are pressed separately. This results in a so-called press wine, which is much more tannic. It is usually kept separate so that the balance of the tannins can be adjusted if necessary during the subsequent mixing of the wine batch.

Many quality red wines are matured in oak barrels of various sizes. Lighter wines can also be developed in stainless steel or concrete containers.