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
19 Items
19 Items
Gift Type
Occasion
Variety
Dessert, Sherry & Port
France
Rating & Price
Rating All
Price All
Fine Wine
19 Items
  • Chateau Suduiraut Sauternes 2015 Front Label
    Chateau Suduiraut Sauternes 2015
    Other Dessert from Sauternes, Bordeaux, France
    • JD99
    • WE97
    • RP97
    • JS95
    • WS95
    • D93
    4.9 7 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $74.99
    Try the
    74 99
    74 99
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Chateau d'Yquem Sauternes 2015 Front Label
    Chateau d'Yquem Sauternes 2015
    Other Dessert from Sauternes, Bordeaux, France
    • RP100
    • JS100
    • WE98
    • WS98
    • D95
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $399.99
    Try the
    399 99
    399 99
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Chateau Doisy Daene (375ML half-bottle) 2015 Front Label
    Chateau Doisy Daene (375ML half-bottle) 2015
    Other Dessert from Barsac, Bordeaux, France
    • RP97
    • D96
    • WE96
    • WS96
    • JD96
    • JS95
    4.2 25 Ratings
      Currently Unavailable $29.99
      Try the
      29 99
      29 99
      Save $0.00 (0%)
    • Chateau Doisy Daene  2015 Front Label
      Chateau Doisy Daene 2015
      Other Dessert from Barsac, Bordeaux, France
      • RP97
      • WE96
      • D96
      • JD96
      • WS95
      • JS95
      0.0 0 Ratings
        Currently Unavailable $45.99
        Try the
        45 99
        45 99
        Save $0.00 (0%)
      • Chateau Suduiraut Sauternes (375ML half-bottle) 2015 Front Label
        Chateau Suduiraut Sauternes (375ML half-bottle) 2015
        Other Dessert from Sauternes, Bordeaux, France
        • JD99
        • WE97
        • WS96
        • JS95
        • D93
        • RP90
        4.4 9 Ratings
        Currently Unavailable $41.99
        Try the
        41 99
        41 99
        Save $0.00 (0%)
      • Chateau Bastor-Lamontagne Sauternes (375ML half-bottle) 2015 Front Label
        Chateau Bastor-Lamontagne Sauternes (375ML half-bottle) 2015
        Other Dessert from Sauternes, Bordeaux, France
        • RP93
        • JS93
        • D93
        • WE92
        • WS92
        3.7 26 Ratings
          Currently Unavailable $16.99
          Try the 2016 Vintage 24 99
          16 99
          16 99
          Save $0.00 (0%)
        • Chateau Rieussec Sauternes (375ML half-bottle) 2015 Front Label
          Chateau Rieussec Sauternes (375ML half-bottle) 2015
          Other Dessert from Sauternes, Bordeaux, France
          • JS98
          • RP96
          • WE96
          • WS94
          • D93
          4.7 15 Ratings
          Currently Unavailable $35.99
          Try the
          35 99
          35 99
          Save $0.00 (0%)
        • Chateau d'Yquem Sauternes (375ML half-bottle) 2015 Front Label
          Chateau d'Yquem Sauternes (375ML half-bottle) 2015
          Other Dessert from Sauternes, Bordeaux, France
          • RP100
          • JS100
          • WE98
          • WS98
          • D95
          4.5 10 Ratings
          Currently Unavailable $219.99
          Try the
          219 99
          219 99
          Save $0.00 (0%)
        • Chateau Guiraud Sauternes 2015 Front Label
          Chateau Guiraud Sauternes 2015
          Other Dessert from Sauternes, Bordeaux, France
          • WE96
          • RP96
          • WS95
          • JS94
          • D93
          • JD93
          4.6 8 Ratings
          Currently Unavailable $49.99
          Try the
          49 99
          49 99
          Save $0.00 (0%)
        • Chateau Doisy Vedrines Sauternes 2015 Front Label
          Chateau Doisy Vedrines Sauternes 2015
          Other Dessert from Sauternes, Bordeaux, France
          • D95
          • WS95
          • RP95
          • WE94
          • JS93
          0.0 0 Ratings
            Currently Unavailable $39.99
            Try the
            39 99
            39 99
            Save $0.00 (0%)
          • Chateau Guiraud Sauternes (375ML half-bottle) 2015 Front Label
            Chateau Guiraud Sauternes (375ML half-bottle) 2015
            Other Dessert from Sauternes, Bordeaux, France
            • RP96
            • WE96
            • WS96
            • JS94
            • D93
            • JD93
            4.0 14 Ratings
            Currently Unavailable $29.99
            Try the
            29 99
            29 99
            Save $0.00 (0%)
          • Chateau Rieussec Sauternes 2015 Front Label
            Chateau Rieussec Sauternes 2015
            Other Dessert from Sauternes, Bordeaux, France
            • JS98
            • RP96
            • WE96
            • WS94
            • D93
            3.9 6 Ratings
            Currently Unavailable $69.99
            Try the
            69 99
            69 99
            Save $0.00 (0%)
          • Chateau Doisy Vedrines Sauternes (375ML half-bottle) 2015 Front Label
            Chateau Doisy Vedrines Sauternes (375ML half-bottle) 2015
            Other Dessert from Sauternes, Bordeaux, France
            • RP95
            • WS95
            • D95
            • WE94
            • JS93
            4.1 37 Ratings
              Currently Unavailable $22.99
              Try the
              22 99
              22 99
              Save $0.00 (0%)
            • Chateau Climens (375ML half-bottle) 2015 Front Label
              Chateau Climens (375ML half-bottle) 2015
              Other Dessert from Sauternes, Bordeaux, France
              • D98
              • WS97
              • JS97
              • RP95
              0.0 0 Ratings
              Currently Unavailable $47.99
              Try the
              47 99
              47 99
              Save $0.00 (0%)
            • Chateau Coutet (375ML half-bottle) 2015 Front Label
              Chateau Coutet (375ML half-bottle) 2015
              Other Dessert from Barsac, Bordeaux, France
              • WE97
              • JD96
              • WS95
              • RP95
              • JS94
              • D94
              4.0 22 Ratings
                Currently Unavailable $25.99
                Try the 2011 Vintage 27 99
                25 99
                25 99
                Save $0.00 (0%)
              • Chateau Bastor-Lamontagne Sauternes 2015 Front Label
                Chateau Bastor-Lamontagne Sauternes 2015
                Other Dessert from Sauternes, Bordeaux, France
                • RP93
                • JS93
                • D93
                • WE92
                • WS92
                0.0 0 Ratings
                Currently Unavailable $28.99
                Try the
                28 99
                28 99
                Save $0.00 (0%)
              • Chateau Clos Haut Peyraguey Sauternes (375ML half-bottle) 2015 Front Label
                Chateau Clos Haut Peyraguey Sauternes (375ML half-bottle) 2015
                Other Dessert from Sauternes, Bordeaux, France
                • JS95
                • RP93
                • WE93
                • WS93
                • D93
                0.0 0 Ratings
                  Currently Unavailable $19.99
                  Try the
                  19 99
                  19 99
                  Save $0.00 (0%)
                • Chateau Coutet  2015 Front Label
                  Chateau Coutet 2015
                  Other Dessert from Barsac, Bordeaux, France
                  • WE97
                  • JD96
                  • WS95
                  • RP95
                  • D94
                  • JS94
                  4.2 6 Ratings
                    Currently Unavailable $58.99
                    Try the
                    58 99
                    58 99
                    Save $0.00 (0%)
                  • Chateau Clos Haut Peyraguey Sauternes 2015 Front Label
                    Chateau Clos Haut Peyraguey Sauternes 2015
                    Other Dessert from Sauternes, Bordeaux, France
                    • JS95
                    • WE93
                    • RP93
                    • D93
                    • WS93
                    0.0 0 Ratings
                      Currently Unavailable $39.99
                      Try the
                      39 99
                      39 99
                      Save $0.00 (0%)
                    Sorry, we couldn't find any matches.

                    Internet Explorer is no longer supported.
                    Please use a different browser like Edge, Chrome or Firefox to enjoy all that Wine.com has to offer.

                    It's easy to make the switch.
                    Enjoy better browsing and increased security.

                    Yes, Update Now

                    Search for ""

                    Processing Your Order...