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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 Mouton Rothschild  1989 Front Label
    Chateau Mouton Rothschild 1989
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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    Bordeaux Red Blends from Margaux, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau d'Yquem Sauternes (slightly torn label) 1989  Front Label
    Chateau d'Yquem Sauternes (slightly torn label) 1989
    Other Dessert from Sauternes, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Lafite Rothschild  1989  Front Label
    Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1989
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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  • Louis Roederer Cristal Brut 1989 Front Label
    Louis Roederer Cristal Brut 1989
    Vintage Sparkling Wine from Champagne, France
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  • Chateau Latour  1989 Front Label
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    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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  • Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame 1989 Front Label
    Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame 1989
    Vintage Sparkling Wine from Champagne, France
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  • Chateau Montrose  1989 Front Label
    Chateau Montrose 1989
    Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Estephe, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau d'Yquem Sauternes (375ML half-bottle) 1989
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  • Chateau Rauzan-Segla  1989 Front Label
    Chateau Rauzan-Segla 1989
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Margaux, Bordeaux, France
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  • Krug Vintage Brut 1989 Front Label
    Krug Vintage Brut 1989
    Vintage Sparkling Wine from Champagne, France
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  • Charles Lafitte Vintage 1989 Front Label
    Charles Lafitte Vintage 1989
    Vintage Sparkling Wine from Champagne, France
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  • Chateau Gruaud Larose  1989 Front Label
    Chateau Gruaud Larose 1989
    Bordeaux Red Blends from St-Julien, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Petrus  1989 Front Label
    Chateau Petrus 1989
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pomerol, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau de Beaucastel Chateauneuf-du-Pape 1989 Front Label
    Chateau de Beaucastel Chateauneuf-du-Pape 1989
    Rhone Red Blends from Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone, France
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  • Chateau Cos d'Estournel  1989 Front Label
    Chateau Cos d'Estournel 1989
    Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Estephe, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau L'Evangile  1989 Front Label
    Chateau L'Evangile 1989
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pomerol, Bordeaux, France
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  • Krug Vintage Brut with Collection Giftbox 1989 Front Bottle Shot
    Krug Vintage Brut with Collection Giftbox 1989
    Vintage Sparkling Wine from Champagne, France
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  • Chateau Pichon-Longueville Baron  1989 Front Label
    Chateau Pichon-Longueville Baron 1989
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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  • Trimbach Clos Ste. Hune 1989 Front Label
    Trimbach Clos Ste. Hune 1989
    Riesling from Alsace, France
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  • Chateau de Beaucastel Chateauneuf-du-Pape (signs of seepage) 1989 Front Label
    Chateau de Beaucastel Chateauneuf-du-Pape (signs of seepage) 1989
    Rhone Red Blends from Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone, France
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  • Jaboulet Hermitage La Chapelle 1989 Front Label
    Jaboulet Hermitage La Chapelle 1989
    Syrah/Shiraz from Hermitage, Rhone, France
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  • Chateau Lynch-Bages  1989 Front Label
    Chateau Lynch-Bages 1989
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Palmer  1989  Front Label
    Chateau Palmer 1989
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Margaux, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Margaux  1989  Front Label
    Chateau Margaux 1989
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Margaux, Bordeaux, France
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