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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  2000 Front Label
    Chateau Margaux 2000
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Margaux, Bordeaux, France
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    Chateau Mouton Rothschild 2000
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Pichon-Longueville Baron  2000 Front Label
    Chateau Pichon-Longueville Baron 2000
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Latour  2000 Front Label
    Chateau Latour 2000
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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    Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Estephe, Bordeaux, France
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    Chateau Lynch-Bages 2000
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Pavie  2000 Front Label
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    Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France
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    Bordeaux Red Blends from Margaux, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Haut-Brion  2000 Front Label
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    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Lafite Rothschild (Slightly scuffed label) 2000 Front Bottle Shot
    Chateau Lafite Rothschild (Slightly scuffed label) 2000
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Figeac  2000 Front Label
    Chateau Figeac 2000
    Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France
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    • RP91
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  • Chateau Leoville Las Cases  2000 Front Label
    Chateau Leoville Las Cases 2000
    Bordeaux Red Blends from St-Julien, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Leoville Poyferre  2000 Front Label
    Chateau Leoville Poyferre 2000
    Bordeaux Red Blends from St-Julien, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Lafite Rothschild  2000 Front Label
    Chateau Lafite Rothschild 2000
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Pontet-Canet  2000 Front Label
    Chateau Pontet-Canet 2000
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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    • WE90
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  • Chateau Grand-Puy-Lacoste  2000 Front Label
    Chateau Grand-Puy-Lacoste 2000
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
    • RP95
    • WS92
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  • Chateau d'Yquem Sauternes 2000 Front Label
    Chateau d'Yquem Sauternes 2000
    Other Dessert from Sauternes, Bordeaux, France
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  • Carruades de Lafite  2000 Front Label
    Carruades de Lafite 2000
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande  2000 Front Label
    Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande 2000
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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  • Krug Brut 2000 Front Label
    Krug Brut 2000
    Vintage Sparkling Wine from Champagne, France
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    • RP93
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    Chateau Rauzan-Segla 2000
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Margaux, Bordeaux, France
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  • Clos du Marquis  2000 Front Label
    Clos du Marquis 2000
    Bordeaux Red Blends from St-Julien, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Larrivet Haut-Brion  2000 Front Label
    Chateau Larrivet Haut-Brion 2000
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux, France
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  • Clos Fourtet  2000  Front Label
    Clos Fourtet 2000
    Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Cheval Blanc  2000 Front Label
    Chateau Cheval Blanc 2000
    Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France
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    • WS93
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