List Page Learn About Content Graphic

French Wine

Learn about French wine, common tasting notes, where the region is and more ...

undefined, null

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.

Filter by
55 Items
55 Items
  • Chateau de Beaucastel Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2017  Front Label
    Chateau de Beaucastel Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2017
    Rhone Red Blends from Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone, France
    • JD95
    • RP95
    • D95
    • WS95
    4.4 6 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $74.99
    Try the
    74 99
    74 99
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande (Futures Pre-Sale) 2017 Front Label
    Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande (Futures Pre-Sale) 2017
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
    • WE97
    • JS96
    • RP96
    • WS95
    • JD95
    • D94
    • TA94
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $129.97
    Try the
    129 97
    129 97
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Chateau Pavie Decesse (Futures Pre-Sale) 2017 Front Label
    Chateau Pavie Decesse (Futures Pre-Sale) 2017
    Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France
    • RP97
    • JS96
    • JD96
    • WE95
    • WS93
    • D93
    • TA91
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $124.97
    Try the
    124 97
    124 97
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte (1.5 Liter Futures Pre-Sale) 2017 Front Label
    Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte (1.5 Liter Futures Pre-Sale) 2017
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux, France
    • V97
    • JS96
    • RP96
    • JD95
    • WS94
    • D94
    • TA93
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $209.97
    Try the
    209 97
    209 97
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Roger Sabon Chateauneuf-du-Pape Les Secret des Sabon 2017 Front Label
    Roger Sabon Chateauneuf-du-Pape Les Secret des Sabon 2017
    Rhone Red Blends from Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone, France
    • JD99
    • RP96
    • WS95
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $179.99
    Try the
    179 99
    179 99
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte (Futures Pre-Sale) 2017 Front Label
    Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte (Futures Pre-Sale) 2017
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux, France
    • V97
    • JS96
    • RP96
    • JD95
    • WS94
    • D94
    • TA93
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $99.97
    Try the
    99 97
    99 97
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Chateau Cantenac Brown (Futures Pre-Sale) 2017 Front Label
    Chateau Cantenac Brown (Futures Pre-Sale) 2017
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Margaux, Bordeaux, France
    • JS93
    • TA93
    • WS92
    • JD92
    • D92
    • RP92
    • WE91
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $53.97
    Try the
    53 97
    53 97
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Chateau Malescot St. Exupery (Futures Pre-Sale) 2017 Front Label
    Chateau Malescot St. Exupery (Futures Pre-Sale) 2017
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Margaux, Bordeaux, France
    • JS96
    • WS93
    • WE93
    • RP93
    • TA93
    • D90
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $52.97
    Try the
    52 97
    52 97
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Chateau Figeac (Futures Pre-Sale) 2017 Front Label
    Chateau Figeac (Futures Pre-Sale) 2017
    Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France
    • V97
    • JS96
    • WE96
    • JD96
    • RP96
    • WS95
    • TA95
    • D93
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $171.97
    Try the
    171 97
    171 97
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Chateau La Mondotte (Futures Pre-Sale) 2017 Front Label
    Chateau La Mondotte (Futures Pre-Sale) 2017
    Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France
    • RP98
    • JS97
    • WS96
    • JD95
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $169.97
    Try the
    169 97
    169 97
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Chateau Pichon-Longueville Baron (Futures Pre-Sale) 2017 Front Label
    Chateau Pichon-Longueville Baron (Futures Pre-Sale) 2017
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
    • JD97
    • RP97
    • JS96
    • WE96
    • WS95
    • D95
    • TA95
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $134.97
    Try the
    134 97
    134 97
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Chateau de Saint Cosme Gigondas Hominis Fides 2017 Front Label
    Chateau de Saint Cosme Gigondas Hominis Fides 2017
    Rhone Red Blends from Gigondas, Rhone, France
    • JD98
    • D97
    • JS97
    • WS96
    • RP95
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $139.99
    Try the
    139 99
    139 99
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Domaine de l'Arlot Nuits-St-Georges Clos des Forets St Georges Premier Cru Monopole 2017  Front Label
    Domaine de l'Arlot Nuits-St-Georges Clos des Forets St Georges Premier Cru Monopole 2017
    Pinot Noir from Nuits-St-Georges, Cote de Nuits, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
    • V93
    • WS93
    • BH92
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $134.99
    Try the
    134 99
    134 99
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Chateau Lynch-Bages (1.5 Liter Futures Pre-Sale) 2017 Front Label
    Chateau Lynch-Bages (1.5 Liter Futures Pre-Sale) 2017
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
    • TA97
    • JS96
    • WE96
    • WS95
    • D95
    • JD94
    • RP93
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $239.97
    Try the
    239 97
    239 97
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Chateau Canon (1.5 Liter Futures Pre-Sale) 2017 Front Label
    Chateau Canon (1.5 Liter Futures Pre-Sale) 2017
    Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France
    • JD97
    • WS96
    • RP96
    • JS95
    • WE95
    • D94
    • TA91
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $209.97
    Try the
    209 97
    209 97
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Chateau Pape Clement (1.5 Liter Futures Pre-Sale) 2017 Front Label
    Chateau Pape Clement (1.5 Liter Futures Pre-Sale) 2017
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux, France
    • V97
    • JS96
    • JD96
    • TA95
    • WS94
    • RP94
    • WE92
    • D92
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $194.97
    Try the
    194 97
    194 97
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Chateau Pavie Macquin (1.5 Liter Futures Pre-Sale) 2017 Front Label
    Chateau Pavie Macquin (1.5 Liter Futures Pre-Sale) 2017
    Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France
    • RP97
    • WE96
    • JS95
    • WS95
    • JD95
    • TA93
    • D92
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $159.97
    Try the
    159 97
    159 97
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Chateau Canon La Gaffeliere (1.5 Liter Futures Pre-Sale) 2017 Front Label
    Chateau Canon La Gaffeliere (1.5 Liter Futures Pre-Sale) 2017
    Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France
    • JS95
    • V95
    • JD94
    • WS93
    • RP93
    • TA93
    • D90
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $169.97
    Try the
    169 97
    169 97
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Chateau Pontet-Canet (1.5 Liter Futures Pre-Sale) 2017 Front Label
    Chateau Pontet-Canet (1.5 Liter Futures Pre-Sale) 2017
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
    • RP98
    • JS97
    • WE97
    • JD96
    • TA95
    • D94
    • WS93
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $239.97
    Try the
    239 97
    239 97
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Chateau Malartic-Lagraviere Blanc (Futures Pre-Sale) 2017  Front Label
    Chateau Malartic-Lagraviere Blanc (Futures Pre-Sale) 2017
    Bordeaux White Blends from Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux, France
    • WE96
    • JS95
    • WS94
    • JD92
    • D92
    • RP92
    • TA90
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $64.97
    Try the
    64 97
    64 97
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Chateau Montrose (1.5 Liter Futures Pre-Sale) 2017 Front Label
    Chateau Montrose (1.5 Liter Futures Pre-Sale) 2017
    Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Estephe, Bordeaux, France
    • RP99
    • JS97
    • WE96
    • D96
    • JD95
    • WS94
    • TA93
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $289.97
    Try the
    289 97
    289 97
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Chateau Leoville Barton (1.5 Liter Futures Pre-Sale) 2017 Front Label
    Chateau Leoville Barton (1.5 Liter Futures Pre-Sale) 2017
    Bordeaux Red Blends from St-Julien, Bordeaux, France
    • WE97
    • WS96
    • JD96
    • V96
    • JS95
    • D95
    • TA95
    • RP93
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $159.97
    Try the
    159 97
    159 97
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Clos Fourtet (1.5 Liter Futures Pre-Sale) 2017 Front Label
    Clos Fourtet (1.5 Liter Futures Pre-Sale) 2017
    Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France
    • JD97
    • WS96
    • JS95
    • RP94
    • D94
    • TA94
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $219.97
    Try the
    219 97
    219 97
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Chateau Palmer (1.5 Liter Magnum Futures Pre-Sale) 2017 Front Label
    Chateau Palmer (1.5 Liter Magnum Futures Pre-Sale) 2017
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Margaux, Bordeaux, France
    • JS98
    • RP98
    • TA97
    • WE96
    • WS95
    • JD95
    • D95
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $569.97
    Try the
    569 97
    569 97
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Chateau Larrivet Haut-Brion (Futures Pre-Sale) 2017 Front Label
    Chateau Larrivet Haut-Brion (Futures Pre-Sale) 2017
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux, France
    • V96
    • WS93
    • WE93
    • JS92
    • RP91
    • JD90
    • D90
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $36.97
    Try the
    36 97
    36 97
    Save $0.00 (0%)
Sorry, we couldn't find any matches.

Update your browser to enjoy all that Wine.com has to offer.

It's easy to update and using the latest version
of Internet Explorer means all your web browsing will be better.

Yes, Update Now
Cheers to You!

New customers: $20 off $100+. Code NEW2020

New customers: $20 off $100+. Code NEW2020

There was an error redeeming your code.

*New customers only. One-time use per customer. Order must be placed by 1/31/2020. The $20 discount is given for a single order with a minimum of $100 excluding shipping and tax. Items with pricing ending in .97 are excluded and will not count toward the minimum required. Discount does not apply to corporate orders, gift certificates, StewardShip membership fees, select Champagne brands, Riedel glassware, fine and rare wine, 187ML splits, and all bottles 3.0 liters or larger. No other promotion codes, coupon codes or corporate discounts may be applied to order.

Search for ""

Processing Your Order...