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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 Cos d'Estournel 2016
    Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Estephe, Bordeaux, France
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    Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France
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    Chateau Mouton Rothschild 2016
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Haut-Brion  2016  Front Label
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    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Saint Roch Chimeres 2016  Front Label
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    Rhone Red Blends from Maury, Roussillon, South of France, France
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  • Domaine de Marcoux Chateauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes 2016  Front Label
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    Rhone Red Blends from Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone, France
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    Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Estephe, Bordeaux, France
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    Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France
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    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion  2016 Front Label
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    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux, France
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    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pomerol, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Fontanes Pic Saint-Loup Rouge 2016 Front Label
    Chateau Fontanes Pic Saint-Loup Rouge 2016
    Rhone Red Blends from Pic Saint-Loup, Languedoc, South of France, France
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  • Chateau Ferran  2016 Front Label
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    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux, France
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    Burrier Chateau de Beauregard Pouilly-Fuisse 2016
    Chardonnay from Pouilly-Fuisse, Maconnais, Burgundy, France
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    Louis Jadot Chablis Montee de Tonnerre Premier Cru 2016
    Chardonnay from Chablis, Burgundy, France
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  • Domaine Bachelet-Monnot Maranges La Fussiere Premier Cru Rouge 2016  Front Label
    Domaine Bachelet-Monnot Maranges La Fussiere Premier Cru Rouge 2016
    Pinot Noir from Maranges, Cote de Beaune, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
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  • Chateau Siran  2016 Front Label
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    Bordeaux Red Blends from Margaux, Bordeaux, France
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  • Maison Chanzy Bourgogne Chardonnay 2016 Front Label
    Maison Chanzy Bourgogne Chardonnay 2016
    Chardonnay from Rully, Cote Chalonnaise, Burgundy, France
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    Chateau de Francs Les Cerisiers 2016
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Bordeaux, France
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    Chateau Berliquet 2016
    Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France
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    Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Estephe, Bordeaux, France
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    Chateau Pontet-Canet (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2016
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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  • Vincent Girardin Pouilly Fuisse Les Vielles Vignes 2016 Front Label
    Vincent Girardin Pouilly Fuisse Les Vielles Vignes 2016
    Chardonnay from Pouilly-Fuisse, Maconnais, Burgundy, France
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    Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2016
    Syrah/Shiraz from Hermitage, Rhone, France
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