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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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  • Chateau Margaux  2010 Front Label
    Chateau Margaux 2010
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Margaux, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Lafite Rothschild (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2010  Front Label
    Chateau Lafite Rothschild (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2010
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Lafite Rothschild  2010 Front Label
    Chateau Lafite Rothschild 2010
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Duhart-Milon  2010 Front Label
    Chateau Duhart-Milon 2010
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau d'Yquem Sauternes (375ML half-bottle) 2010 Front Label
    Chateau d'Yquem Sauternes (375ML half-bottle) 2010
    Other Dessert from Sauternes, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Pichon-Longueville Baron  2010 Front Label
    Chateau Pichon-Longueville Baron 2010
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Pontet-Canet  2010 Front Label
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    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Malescot St. Exupery  2010 Front Label
    Chateau Malescot St. Exupery 2010
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Margaux, Bordeaux, France
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  • Lucien Le Moine Batard-Montrachet Grand Cru 2010 Front Label
    Lucien Le Moine Batard-Montrachet Grand Cru 2010
    Chardonnay from Puligny-Montrachet, Cote de Beaune, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
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  • Chateau Canon  2010 Front Label
    Chateau Canon 2010
    Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Leoville Las Cases  2010 Front Label
    Chateau Leoville Las Cases 2010
    Bordeaux Red Blends from St-Julien, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Figeac  2010 Front Label
    Chateau Figeac 2010
    Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Ducru-Beaucaillou  2010 Front Label
    Chateau Ducru-Beaucaillou 2010
    Bordeaux Red Blends from St-Julien, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Haut-Brion  2010 Front Label
    Chateau Haut-Brion 2010
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Mouton Rothschild  2010 Front Label
    Chateau Mouton Rothschild 2010
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Pavie  2010 Front Label
    Chateau Pavie 2010
    Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France
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  • Guigal Ermitage Ex Voto Rouge 2010 Front Label
    Guigal Ermitage Ex Voto Rouge 2010
    Syrah/Shiraz from Hermitage, Rhone, France
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  • Chateau Montrose (3 Liter Bottle) 2010  Front Label
    Chateau Montrose (3 Liter Bottle) 2010
    Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Estephe, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Peby Faugeres  2010 Front Label
    Chateau Peby Faugeres 2010
    Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Haut-Bailly  2010 Front Label
    Chateau Haut-Bailly 2010
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Petrus  2010 Front Label
    Chateau Petrus 2010
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pomerol, Bordeaux, France
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  • Domaine M & S Ogier Cote Rotie 2010 Front Label
    Domaine M & S Ogier Cote Rotie 2010
    Syrah/Shiraz from Cote Rotie, Rhone, France
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  • Domaine Meo-Camuzet Corton Les Perrieres Grand Cru 2010 Front Label
    Domaine Meo-Camuzet Corton Les Perrieres Grand Cru 2010
    Pinot Noir from Cote de Beaune, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
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  • Louis Jadot Clos de la Roche Grand Cru 2010 Front Label
    Louis Jadot Clos de la Roche Grand Cru 2010
    Pinot Noir from Morey-St-Denis, Cote de Nuits, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
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  • Dugat-Py Gevrey-Chambertin Cuvee Coeur de Roy Tres Vieilles Vignes 2010 Front Label
    Dugat-Py Gevrey-Chambertin Cuvee Coeur de Roy Tres Vieilles Vignes 2010
    Pinot Noir from Gevrey-Chambertin, Cote de Nuits, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
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