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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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  • Guigal Cote Rotie Brune et Blonde (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2009 Front Label
    Guigal Cote Rotie Brune et Blonde (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2009
    Syrah/Shiraz from Cote Rotie, Rhone, France
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  • Chateau Haut-Brion (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2009 Front Label
    Chateau Haut-Brion (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2009
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Lafite Rothschild (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2009 Front Label
    Chateau Lafite Rothschild (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2009
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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  • Domaine du Vieux Lazaret Chateauneuf-du-Pape Cuvee Exceptionnelle (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2009 Front Label
    Domaine du Vieux Lazaret Chateauneuf-du-Pape Cuvee Exceptionnelle (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2009
    Rhone Red Blends from Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone, France
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  • Domaine de Chevalier (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2009 Front Label
    Domaine de Chevalier (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2009
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau LaTour-Martillac (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2009 Front Label
    Chateau LaTour-Martillac (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2009
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau de Beaucastel Hommage Jacques Perrin Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2009 Front Label
    Chateau de Beaucastel Hommage Jacques Perrin Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2009
    Rhone Red Blends from Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone, France
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  • Chateau de Beaucastel Hommage Jacques Perrin Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2009 Front Label
    Chateau de Beaucastel Hommage Jacques Perrin Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2009
    Rhone Red Blends from Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone, France
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  • Chateau Pontet-Canet (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2009 Front Label
    Chateau Pontet-Canet (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2009
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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  • William Fevre Chablis Bougros Cote Bouguerots Grand Cru (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2009 Front Label
    William Fevre Chablis Bougros Cote Bouguerots Grand Cru (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2009
    Chardonnay from Chablis, Burgundy, France
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  • Chateau Palmer (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2009  Front Label
    Chateau Palmer (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2009
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Margaux, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Leoville Barton (3 Liter Bottle) 2009 Front Label
    Chateau Leoville Barton (3 Liter Bottle) 2009
    Bordeaux Red Blends from St-Julien, Bordeaux, France
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  • Domaine de la Vougeraie Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru (1.5L Magnum) 2009 Front Label
    Domaine de la Vougeraie Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru (1.5L Magnum) 2009
    Pinot Noir from Vougeot, Cote de Nuits, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
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  • Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2009 Front Label
    Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2009
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Pontet-Canet (3 Liter Bottle) 2009 Front Label
    Chateau Pontet-Canet (3 Liter Bottle) 2009
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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  • Clos Saint-Jean Deus Ex Machina Chateauneuf-du-Pape (1.5 L Magnum) 2009 Front Label
    Clos Saint-Jean Deus Ex Machina Chateauneuf-du-Pape (1.5 L Magnum) 2009
    Rhone Red Blends from Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone, France
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  • Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte (3 Liter) 2009 Front Label
    Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte (3 Liter) 2009
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux, France
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  • Domaine du Pegau Chateauneuf-du-Pape Cuvee Reservee (1.5L Magnum) 2009 Front Label
    Domaine du Pegau Chateauneuf-du-Pape Cuvee Reservee (1.5L Magnum) 2009
    Rhone Red Blends from Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone, France
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  • Domaine du Vieux Telegraphe Chateauneuf-du-Pape La Crau (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2009 Front Label
    Domaine du Vieux Telegraphe Chateauneuf-du-Pape La Crau (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2009
    Rhone Red Blends from Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone, France
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  • Clos des Papes Chateauneuf-du-Pape (1.5 Liter Magnum - torn label) 2009 Front Label
    Clos des Papes Chateauneuf-du-Pape (1.5 Liter Magnum - torn label) 2009
    Rhone Red Blends from Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone, France
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  • Domaine Pierre Usseglio et Fils Chateauneuf-du-Pape Mon Aieul (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2009 Front Label
    Domaine Pierre Usseglio et Fils Chateauneuf-du-Pape Mon Aieul (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2009
    Rhone Red Blends from Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone, France
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  • Domaine du Pegau Chateauneuf-du-Pape Cuvee Reservee (3 Liter Bottle) 2009 Front Label
    Domaine du Pegau Chateauneuf-du-Pape Cuvee Reservee (3 Liter Bottle) 2009
    Rhone Red Blends from Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone, France
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  • Domaine de la Charbonniere Chateauneuf-du-Pape (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2009 Front Label
    Domaine de la Charbonniere Chateauneuf-du-Pape (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2009
    Rhone Red Blends from Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone, France
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  • Chateau Lafite Rothschild (3 Liter Bottle) 2009 Front Label
    Chateau Lafite Rothschild (3 Liter Bottle) 2009
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Haut-Bailly (3 Liter Bottle) 2009 Front Label
    Chateau Haut-Bailly (3 Liter Bottle) 2009
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux, France
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