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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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    Non-Vintage Sparkling Wine from Champagne, France
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    Chateau Fonroque (Futures Pre-Sale) 2018
    Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France
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    Chateau Fonroque 2016
    Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France
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    Chateau de Vaudieu Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2015
    Rhone Red Blends from Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone, France
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    Domaine Lafage Bastide Miraflors Vieilles Vignes 2016
    Rhone Red Blends from Languedoc-Roussillon, France
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    Roger Sabon Chateauneuf-du-Pape Prestige 2016
    Rhone Red Blends from Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone, France
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    Chateau Fonplegade (Futures Pre-Sale) 2018
    Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France
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    Domaine Vincent Dampt Chablis Cote de Lechet Premier Cru 2017
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    Chateau Maris Les Anciens Carignan 2015
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    Domaine Vincent Careme Vouvray Le Clos 2016
    Chenin Blanc from Vouvray, Touraine, Loire, France
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    Domaine les Pallieres Gigondas Les Racines (375ML half-bottle) 2015
    Rhone Red Blends from Gigondas, Rhone, France
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    Bollinger Brut Special Cuvee (375ML half-bottle)
    Non-Vintage Sparkling Wine from Champagne, France
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    Saint Cosme Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2016
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    Chateau Haut-Bergey (Futures Pre-Sale) 2018
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux, France
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    Chateau Guiraud Sauternes (Futures Pre-Sale) 2017
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    Chateau de Vaudieu Val de Dieu Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2016
    Rhone Red Blends from Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone, France
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    Chateau Guiraud Sauternes (375ML half-bottle) 2011
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    Domaine les Pallieres Gigondas Les Racines 2015
    Rhone Red Blends from Gigondas, Rhone, France
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    Chateau Canon La Gaffeliere (Futures Pre-Sale) 2017
    Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France
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    Domaine Huet Vouvray Moelleux Premier Trie Clos du Bourg 2018
    Chenin Blanc from Vouvray, Touraine, Loire, France
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