Nicolas Feuillatte Brut Champagne
Nicolas Feuillatte Brut Champagne is the number one-selling champagne in France and number three in the world. wines have set standards to inspire winemakers around the world. No other country has France’s long history of fine wine production, which has helped define wine styles worldwide.
How significant is France in the world of wine? The most popular international grape varieties, from Chardonnay to Merlot to Cabernet Sauvignon, are native to France. In many years France produces (and consumes!) more wine than any other country. Its production and export of fine wines are unmatched.
The ancient Greeks were the first to take advantage of France’s potential for wine production, as they planted vines in their colonies along the Mediterranean coastline more than 2,500 years ago. After the Romans conquered Gaul in 51 B.C., they took vines and winemaking practices north across the land. In the following centuries, Christian monasteries became centers for viticulture, and their monks pioneered winemaking and distilling. By the Middle Ages, the English had already recognized the excellence of the wines of France. While they controlled Bordeaux they expanded the region’s existing vineyards to supply the brand-new export market.