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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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  • Louis Jadot Echezeaux Grand Cru 2012 Front Label
    Louis Jadot Echezeaux Grand Cru 2012
    Pinot Noir from Flagey-Echezeaux, Cote de Nuits, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
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  • Domaine de Beaurenard Chateauneuf-du-Pape Boisrenard Rouge 2012 Front Label
    Domaine de Beaurenard Chateauneuf-du-Pape Boisrenard Rouge 2012
    Rhone Red Blends from Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone, France
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  • Louis Jadot Chevalier Montrachet Les Demoiselles Grand Cru 2012 Front Label
    Louis Jadot Chevalier Montrachet Les Demoiselles Grand Cru 2012
    Chardonnay from Burgundy, France
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  • Guigal Chateau d'Ampuis Cote Rotie 2012 Front Label
    Guigal Chateau d'Ampuis Cote Rotie 2012
    Syrah/Shiraz from Cote Rotie, Rhone, France
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  • Chateau Grand-Puy-Lacoste  2012 Front Label
    Chateau Grand-Puy-Lacoste 2012
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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    Chateau Petrus 2012
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pomerol, Bordeaux, France
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    Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Estephe, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Leoville Barton  2012 Front Label
    Chateau Leoville Barton 2012
    Bordeaux Red Blends from St-Julien, Bordeaux, France
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    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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    Bordeaux Red Blends from St-Julien, Bordeaux, France
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    Chateau Canon La Gaffeliere 2012
    Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France
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  • Pol Roger Vintage Brut 2012  Front Label
    Pol Roger Vintage Brut 2012
    Vintage Sparkling Wine from Champagne, France
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    Bordeaux Red Blends from Margaux, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Margaux  2012 Front Label
    Chateau Margaux 2012
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Margaux, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau d'Armailhac  2012 Front Label
    Chateau d'Armailhac 2012
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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    Chateau Brane-Cantenac 2012
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Margaux, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Gruaud Larose  2012 Front Label
    Chateau Gruaud Larose 2012
    Bordeaux Red Blends from St-Julien, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Saint-Pierre  2012 Front Label
    Chateau Saint-Pierre 2012
    Bordeaux Red Blends from St-Julien, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Pape Clement Blanc 2012 Front Label
    Chateau Pape Clement Blanc 2012
    Bordeaux White Blends from Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux, France
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    Chateau Haut-Bailly 2012
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux, France
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    Chateau Larrivet Haut-Brion 2012
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux, France
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    Louis Roederer Cristal Brut with Gift Box 2012
    Vintage Sparkling Wine from Champagne, France
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  • Louis Roederer Cristal Rose 2012  Front Label
    Louis Roederer Cristal Rose 2012
    Sparkling Rosé from Champagne, France
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    Chateau Calon-Segur 2012
    Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Estephe, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Leoville Las Cases  2012 Front Label
    Chateau Leoville Las Cases 2012
    Bordeaux Red Blends from St-Julien, Bordeaux, France
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