|Nicolas Emereau, director, Alliance Loire|
Source: The Drinks Business
The Drinks Business, a UK beverage magazine, asked French wine leaders about their predictions for 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.”
“That said, making world-class rosé is an extension of our savoir faire. The category can definitively be sustained. We also believe that white varieties have great potential in the market. This year, we’ll extend our Côte des Roses range with a Chardonnay expression and a new bottle design.”