Soon I hope to begin to take a look at wine cellars again, but the truth is you have to have something to put into your cellar if it’s going to become a true cellar, as opposed to simply a room built to store wine. Where does one start? Well, it’s a great question and many a wine geek’s day has passed while trying to answer it. I’ve pointed out some examples worth pursuing in the past, but today I wanted to lay down a framework for our future discussions, beginning with France.
Any discussion of cellarable wine has to begin in France. Why France, you ask? Simply put, no country has as long a history of producing ageworthy wines that have endured as benchmarks in the wine world. Here's a quick rundown of the main cellarable wines from France.