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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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  • Perrier-Jouet Belle Epoque 1990 Front Label
    Perrier-Jouet Belle Epoque 1990
    Vintage Sparkling Wine from Champagne, France
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  • Chateau Palmer  1990 Front Label
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    Bordeaux Red Blends from Margaux, Bordeaux, France
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  • Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame Rose 1990 Front Label
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  • Charles Heidsieck Blanc des Millenaires Brut 1990
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  • M. Chapoutier Hermitage Monier de la Sizeranne 1990 Front Label
    M. Chapoutier Hermitage Monier de la Sizeranne 1990
    Syrah/Shiraz from Hermitage, Rhone, France
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  • Chateau Lafite Rothschild  1990 Front Bottle Shot
    Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1990
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Cos d'Estournel  1990 Front Label
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    Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Estephe, Bordeaux, France
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  • Laurent-Perrier Grand Siecle La Lumiere du Millenaire 1990  Front Label
    Laurent-Perrier Grand Siecle La Lumiere du Millenaire 1990
    Vintage Sparkling Wine from Champagne, France
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  • Krug Clos du Mesnil Blanc de Blancs 1990 Front Label
    Krug Clos du Mesnil Blanc de Blancs 1990
    Vintage Sparkling Wine from Champagne, France
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  • Louis Roederer Cristal Brut 1990 Front Label
    Louis Roederer Cristal Brut 1990
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  • Chateau Latour  1990 Front Label
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    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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  • Bollinger La Grande Annee Brut 1990 Front Label
    Bollinger La Grande Annee Brut 1990
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  • Chateau Leoville Las Cases  1990 Front Label
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    Bordeaux Red Blends from St-Julien, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Rieussec Sauternes (stained label) 1990  Front Label
    Chateau Rieussec Sauternes (stained label) 1990
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  • Krug Vintage Brut 1990 Front Label
    Krug Vintage Brut 1990
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  • Chateau Montrose (stained label) 1990 Front Label
    Chateau Montrose (stained label) 1990
    Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Estephe, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Pape Clement  1990 Front Label
    Chateau Pape Clement 1990
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Margaux  1990 Front Label
    Chateau Margaux 1990
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Margaux, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Grand-Puy-Lacoste  1990 Front Label
    Chateau Grand-Puy-Lacoste 1990
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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  • Jaboulet Hermitage La Chapelle 1990 Front Label
    Jaboulet Hermitage La Chapelle 1990
    Syrah/Shiraz from Hermitage, Rhone, France
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  • Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande  1990 Front Bottle Shot
    Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande 1990
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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