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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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  • Domaine Fourrier Chambolle-Musigny Les Gruenchers Premier Cru Vieille Vigne 2002 Front Label
    Domaine Fourrier Chambolle-Musigny Les Gruenchers Premier Cru Vieille Vigne 2002
    Pinot Noir from Chambolle-Musigny, Cote de Nuits, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
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  • Dominique Laurent Mazis Chambertin Cuvee B 2002 Front Label
    Dominique Laurent Mazis Chambertin Cuvee B 2002
    Pinot Noir from Burgundy, France
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  • Sylvain Cathiard Vosne-Romanee (torn labels) 2002 Front Label
    Sylvain Cathiard Vosne-Romanee (torn labels) 2002
    Pinot Noir from Vosne-Romanee, Cote de Nuits, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
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  • Domaine Perrot-Minot Vosne-Romanee Les Beaux Monts Premier Cru 2002  Front Label
    Domaine Perrot-Minot Vosne-Romanee Les Beaux Monts Premier Cru 2002
    Pinot Noir from Vosne-Romanee, Cote de Nuits, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
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    • Domaine Henri Gouges Nuits-St-Georges Les Chenes Carteaux 2002  Front Label
      Domaine Henri Gouges Nuits-St-Georges Les Chenes Carteaux 2002
      Pinot Noir from Burgundy, France
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    • Domaine Joseph Roty Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru 2002  Front Label
      Domaine Joseph Roty Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru 2002
      Pinot Noir from Gevrey-Chambertin, Cote de Nuits, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
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      • Domaine Michel Lafarge Volnay Premier Cru 2002 Front Label
        Domaine Michel Lafarge Volnay Premier Cru 2002
        Pinot Noir from Burgundy, France
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        • Domaine Marchand Freres Gevrey-Chambertin Vieilles Vignes 2002
          Pinot Noir from Gevrey-Chambertin, Cote de Nuits, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
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          • Domaine Ramonet Puligny-Montrachet Premier Cru Champs-Canet (stained label) 2002 Front Label
            Domaine Ramonet Puligny-Montrachet Premier Cru Champs-Canet (stained label) 2002
            Chardonnay from Puligny-Montrachet, Cote de Beaune, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
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          • Domaine Perrot-Minot Mazoyeres-Chambertin Vieilles Vignes Grand Cru 2002  Front Label
            Domaine Perrot-Minot Mazoyeres-Chambertin Vieilles Vignes Grand Cru 2002
            Pinot Noir from Gevrey-Chambertin, Cote de Nuits, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
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            • Domaine Rene Renou Bonnezeaux Cuvee Zenith 2002  Front Bottle Shot
              Domaine Rene Renou Bonnezeaux Cuvee Zenith 2002
              Chenin Blanc from Anjou, Loire, France
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            • Mongeard-Mugneret Echezeaux Grand Cru 2002  Front Label
              Mongeard-Mugneret Echezeaux Grand Cru 2002
              Pinot Noir from Flagey-Echezeaux, Cote de Nuits, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
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            • Domaine Perrot-Minot Nuits-Saint-Georges La Richemone Premier Cru 2002  Front Label
              Domaine Perrot-Minot Nuits-Saint-Georges La Richemone Premier Cru 2002
              Pinot Noir from Nuits-St-Georges, Cote de Nuits, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
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            • Albert Morot Beaune Aigrots Premier Cru Rouge 2002  Front Label
              Albert Morot Beaune Aigrots Premier Cru Rouge 2002
              Pinot Noir from Beaune, Cote de Beaune, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
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              • Pierre Gimonnet Fleuron Blanc de Blancs Brut 2002  Front Label
                Pierre Gimonnet Fleuron Blanc de Blancs Brut 2002
                Vintage Sparkling Wine from Champagne, France
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                • Domaine Gerard Raphet Gevrey-Chambertin Lavaux St-Jacques Premier Cru 2002  Front Label
                  Domaine Gerard Raphet Gevrey-Chambertin Lavaux St-Jacques Premier Cru 2002
                  Pinot Noir from Gevrey-Chambertin, Cote de Nuits, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
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                • Joseph Drouhin Beaune Clos des Mouches Premier Cru Blanc 2002 Front Label
                  Joseph Drouhin Beaune Clos des Mouches Premier Cru Blanc 2002
                  Chardonnay from Burgundy, France
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                • Francois Lamarche La Grande Rue Monopole Grand Cru 2002  Front Label
                  Francois Lamarche La Grande Rue Monopole Grand Cru 2002
                  Pinot Noir from Vosne-Romanee, Cote de Nuits, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
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                  • Nicolas Potel Chambertin Grand Cru 2002 Front Label
                    Nicolas Potel Chambertin Grand Cru 2002
                    Pinot Noir from Gevrey-Chambertin, Cote de Nuits, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
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                  • Rene Leclerc Griottes Chambertin Grand Cru 2002 Front Label
                    Rene Leclerc Griottes Chambertin Grand Cru 2002
                    Pinot Noir from Gevrey-Chambertin, Cote de Nuits, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
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                  • Hudelot-Noellat Richebourg Grand Cru 2002  Front Label
                    Hudelot-Noellat Richebourg Grand Cru 2002
                    Pinot Noir from Vosne-Romanee, Cote de Nuits, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
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                  • Domaine Georges Jayer Echezeaux Grand Cru 2002
                    Pinot Noir from Flagey-Echezeaux, Cote de Nuits, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
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                    • Domaine de la Romanee-Conti La Tache Grand Cru 2002
                      Pinot Noir from Burgundy, France
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                      • Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage Blanc 2002  Front Label
                        Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage Blanc 2002
                        Rhone White Blends from Hermitage, Rhone, France
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                        • Domaine Armand Rousseau Chambertin Clos de Beze Grand Cru 2002  Front Label
                          Domaine Armand Rousseau Chambertin Clos de Beze Grand Cru 2002
                          Pinot Noir from Gevrey-Chambertin, Cote de Nuits, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
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