As we move into the new year, we ask some of the top French wine producers and personalities what regions, grape varieties and wine styles they predict will be hot in 2019.
Nicolas Emereau, director, Alliance Loire
“People are concerned about wine’s environmental impact, and also additives. Organic, Fairtrade and responsible farming trends will increase; not as an end in itself but as a prerequisite. In 2019, we should rediscover the wines from the cool French regions: Burgundy, Alsace, and Loire Valley have their role to play.
“The main thing, in my mind, will be the reds. With the 2018 vintage, we could change the ideas that many people have about reds from northern regions.”