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France is producing several hundreds or thousands of wine according to the method used to count( it châteaux, clos, marques, etc.).

There are many varieties ( types of vines and grapes) .Each variety gives wines of character variable , depending on the soil, the nature of the ground, the position relative to the sun, the wine making, etc.

Weather permitting to get different wines , although of the same origin , by year , we talk about vintage.

In France, 3 Grapes varieties ( on 6) are principally used...

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Until 2009, in accordance with European regulations, French wines were classified into four families (see below). But since the 2009 harvest , there has been a change in the classification governed by the European Commission, the Commission decided as follows :

- Vins de Table become wine AOP VSIG (vin sans indication géographique), with name Vin de France with or without grape variety and vintage.

- Vins de Pays become wine IGP (indication géographique protégée).

- AOC become wine AOP (appellation d’origine protégée).

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