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France

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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 La Dominique 2012
    Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France
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    Chateau Lynch-Bages 2012
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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    Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage Blanc 2012
    Rhone White Blends from Hermitage, Rhone, France
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    Chateau Leoville Las Cases 2012
    Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Julien, Bordeaux, France
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    M. Chapoutier Ermitage l'Ermite 2012
    Syrah/Shiraz from Hermitage, Rhone, France
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    Chateau Palmer 2012
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Margaux, Bordeaux, France
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    Delas Hermitage Les Bessards 2012
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    Chateau Haut-Bailly 2012
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux, France
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    Chateau Pontet-Canet 2012
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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    M. Chapoutier Hermitage Monier de la Sizeranne 2012
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    Delas Cote Rotie la Landonne (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2012
    Syrah/Shiraz from Cote Rotie, Rhone, France
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    Delas Cote Rotie la Landonne 2012
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    Bouchard Aine & Fils Gevrey-Chambertin 2012
    Pinot Noir from Gevrey-Chambertin, Cote de Nuits, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
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      Lucien Le Moine Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru 2012
      Pinot Noir from Gevrey-Chambertin, Cote de Nuits, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
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      Chateau Grand-Puy-Lacoste 2012
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      Domaine Faiveley Pommard 2012
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        Chateau Canon La Gaffeliere 2012
        Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France
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        Chateau Montrose 2012
        Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Estephe, Bordeaux, France
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        Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte 2012
        Bordeaux Red Blends from Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux, France
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        Mas de Boislauzon Chateauneuf-du-Pape Cuvee du Quet 2012
        Rhone Red Blends from Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone, France
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        Chateau Pape Clement 2012
        Bordeaux Red Blends from Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux, France
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        Marchand-Tawse Corton Grand Cru 2012
        Pinot Noir from Aloxe-Corton, Cote de Beaune, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
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        Domaine de Marcoux Chateauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes 2012
        Rhone Red Blends from Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone, France
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        Chateau Haut-Brion 2012
        Bordeaux Red Blends from Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux, France
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        Chateau Bellevue Mondotte 2012
        Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France
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