US-based winery Maiden + Liberty has launched its first French-American wine blends.

The French-American blends are a result of the creators, Medwick, from Long Island, New York; and his wife, Alexandra, born and raised in France, combining the wines from each of their homelands.

Maiden + Liberty founder and master blender James Medwick said: "The red wine is a powerful blend of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon from Long Island with a Syrah and Grenache from the South of France.

"The goal is to source grapes from the place best suited to them."

"Combining the style of a Napa or Bordeaux with the flavours of a Rhone Valley wine, we created a round, fruity flavor with strong backbone and pleasant tannins."

According to the company, its white wine is a blend of Chardonnay and Viognier from Long Island, with Vermentino and Macabeu from the South of France.

Medwick added: "The goal is to source grapes from the place best suited to them. Some varietals thrive in the cooler maritime climate of the North Shore of Long Island while others are more at home in the hotter, drier Mediterranean climate of the South of France.

"We want grapes that show a sense of place, what the French call 'terroir', and we do everything to respect that sense of place when blending. Each grape adds something unique to the overall blend, and the goal is always to combine in a way that preserves the character of the individual parts. They must complement, not mask, each other."

With the inclusion of the new blends to the company's previous production of a 2014 Cabernet-Franc, and a Chardonnay blended from wines of the North Fork of Long Island, it intends to expand its distribution.

The company is also planning to distribute wines from the South of France that were previously not available in American markets.