Wine by Region | Burgundy, Napa Valley, Tuscany, Bordeaux, Rioja
Each region around the world is famous for its different namesake wines, and you can find them at Joy Wine & Spirits. We proudly offer and provide Denver residents with exquisite wines that hail from the world’s most renowned wine regions.
From Bordeaux, France, to Napa Valley, California, to Tuscany, Italy, there’s an exciting array of wine regions that our customers enjoy wines from, but if you’re not sure which you’d like to pick up your next bottle from, check out our by-region wine guide below!
The World’s Best Wines by Region
You don’t have to travel around the globe to pull a cork and enjoy some incredible wines. Every wine from the following regions (all offered by Joy Wine & Spirits!) has immense terroir, a quality based on the concept that the land in which the grapes are grown adds a unique quality that only that place on Earth can offer.
Burgundy wine is the treasure of eastern France. The famous “Burgundies” are produced here: white wines made from chardonnay grapes and dry red wines made of pinot noir grapes. The region also produces some wines from other grape varieties as well, including pinot noir and chardonnay.
There are four classifications of Burgundy wine, which are as follows:
● Grand Cru
● Premier Cru
● Village Wines
● Regional Wines
The classification system describes the vineyards from which various wines are created, and all are aggressively pursued by wine enthusiasts!
Long known as the American wine capital, the Napa Valley region is riddled with family-owned wineries, attracting avid wine drinkers from around the world.
Its top varietals include California Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon blanc, Merlot, Zinfandel, and pinot noir.
More than three dozen varieties of grapes hail from the area, including Chenin blanc, gewürztraminer, and others, but Napa Valley is perhaps most famous for its Cabernet Sauvignon and the grapes of the same name.
Tuscany, Italy, is one of the most prolific wine regions in the world, best known for its classic red wines, namely, the Sangiovese, which is the main red grape of Tuscany.
Aside from that, Tuscany’s most notable red wines include Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, Chianti, and Brunello, and other Tuscan wines also include Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, and much more!
The Bordeaux, France region is, hands down, most noted for its wines that are aged in traditional barrels. First gaining renown for its sweet white wines from the Sauternes region (which Thomas Jefferson loved to drink!), Bordeaux today is known for its white wines like Muscadelle, Sauvignon blanc, and Sémillon.
Bordeaux claims more than 7,000 wine-making chateaus spanning over a quarter-million acres with 65 appellations, and the region also produces more cabernet sauvignon and merlot than anywhere in the world!
The Rioja region of Spain is known for its berry-scented red wines, with traditional, long barrel aging and spice on the palate. Its most famous wines are made from Garnacha and Tempranillo grapes.
Rioja’s classification system for aging is often cited as an influence on systems of other Spanish regions. Rioja wines are matured in new oak barrels, with American oak as the historically preferred type. These delicious wines are intended for consumption within two years of vintage.
Looking for Wine from a Certain Region?
At Joy Wine & Spirits, we have many wines to choose from. If you have a specific one in mind but don’t see it here, we’ll get it for you! Stop in and visit our incredible selection of wines in Denver today.
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