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Nearly synonymous with fine wine and all things epicurean, France has a culture of wine production and consumption that is deeply rooted in tradition. Many of the world’s most beloved grape varieties originated here, as did the concept of “terroir”—soil type, elevation, slope and mesoclimate combine to produce resulting wines that convey a sense of place. Accordingly, most French wine is labeled by geographical location, rather than grape variety. So a general understaning of which grapes correspond to which regions can be helpful in navigating all of the types of French wine. Some of the greatest wine regions in the world are here, including Bordeaux, Burgundy, the Rhône and Champagne, but each part of the country has its own specialties and strengths.

Pinot Noir and Chardonnay are the king and queen of Burgundy, producing elegant red and white wines with great acidity, the finest examples of which can age for decades. The same two grapes, along with Pinot Meunier, are used to make Champagne.

Of comparable renown is Bordeaux, focused on bold, structured red blends of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc including sometimes a small amount of Petit Verdot or Malbec. The primary white varieties of Bordeaux are Sauvignon Blanc and Sémillon.

The northern Rhône Valley is responsible for single-varietal Syrah, while the south specializes in Grenache blends; Rhône's main white variety is Viognier.

Most of these grape varieties are planted throughout the country and beyond, extending their influence into other parts of Europe and New World appellations.

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  • Philippe Colin Chassagne-Montrachet Les Vergers Premier Cru 2019  Front Label
    Philippe Colin Chassagne-Montrachet Les Vergers Premier Cru 2019
    Chardonnay from Chassagne-Montrachet, Cote de Beaune, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
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  • Charly Thevenet Regnie Grain and Granit 2017 Front Label
    Charly Thevenet Regnie Grain and Granit 2017
    Gamay from Beaujolais, Burgundy, France
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  • William Fevre Chablis Vaudesir Grand Cru 2018  Front Label
    William Fevre Chablis Vaudesir Grand Cru 2018
    Chardonnay from Chablis, Burgundy, France
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  • Alain Chavy St-Aubin Premier Cru En Remilly 2018  Front Label
    Alain Chavy St-Aubin Premier Cru En Remilly 2018
    Chardonnay from St-Aubin, Cote de Beaune, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
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  • Domaine Huet Vouvray Le Mont Sec 2020  Front Label
    Domaine Huet Vouvray Le Mont Sec 2020
    Chenin Blanc from Vouvray, Touraine, Loire, France
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  • Patrick Piuze Chablis Valmur Grand Cru 2019  Front Label
    Patrick Piuze Chablis Valmur Grand Cru 2019
    Chardonnay from Chablis, Burgundy, France
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  • Clos Rougeard Saumur Breze Blanc 2015  Front Label
    Clos Rougeard Saumur Breze Blanc 2015
    Chenin Blanc from Saumur, Loire, France
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  • Clos Rougeard Saumur-Champigny Le Clos 2014  Front Label
    Clos Rougeard Saumur-Champigny Le Clos 2014
    Cabernet Franc from Saumur, Loire, France
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  • Domaine Denis Bachelet Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru Vieilles Vignes 2016 Front Label
    Domaine Denis Bachelet Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru Vieilles Vignes 2016
    Pinot Noir from Gevrey-Chambertin, Cote de Nuits, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
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  • Domaine Vincent Careme Vouvray Le Clos 2019  Front Label
    Domaine Vincent Careme Vouvray Le Clos 2019
    Chenin Blanc from Vouvray, Touraine, Loire, France
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  • Jean-Philippe Fichet Meursault 2018  Front Label
    Jean-Philippe Fichet Meursault 2018
    Chardonnay from Meursault, Cote de Beaune, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
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  • Domaine Leflaive Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru 2018  Front Label
    Domaine Leflaive Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru 2018
    Chardonnay from Puligny-Montrachet, Cote de Beaune, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
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  • Patrick Piuze Chablis Vaulorent Premier Cru 2019  Front Label
    Patrick Piuze Chablis Vaulorent Premier Cru 2019
    Chardonnay from Chablis, Burgundy, France
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  • Clos Rougeard Saumur-Champigny Les Poyeux 2014  Front Bottle Shot
    Clos Rougeard Saumur-Champigny Les Poyeux 2014
    Cabernet Franc from Saumur, Loire, France
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  • Chateau Mouton Rothschild Le Petit Mouton (1.5 Liter Magnum Futures Pre-Sale) 2020  Front Label
    Chateau Mouton Rothschild Le Petit Mouton (1.5 Liter Magnum Futures Pre-Sale) 2020
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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