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French wine is 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 French 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.

Coming Soon: Regions Map. This is not a final layout.
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        • Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage 2019  Front Label
          Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage 2019
          Syrah/Shiraz from Hermitage, Rhone, France
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        • Chateau La Lagune  2019  Front Label
          Chateau La Lagune 2019
          Bordeaux Red Blends from Haut Medoc, Bordeaux, France
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        • Clos du Caillou Chateauneuf-du-Pape Reserve 2019  Front Label
          Clos du Caillou Chateauneuf-du-Pape Reserve 2019
          Rhone Red Blends from Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone, France
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        • Chateau de Pez  2019  Front Label
          Chateau de Pez 2019
          Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Estephe, Bordeaux, France
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        • Chateau Haut-Bages Liberal  2019  Front Label
          Chateau Haut-Bages Liberal 2019
          Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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        • Domaine Charvin Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2019  Front Label
          Domaine Charvin Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2019
          Rhone Red Blends from Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone, France
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        • Domaine de la Janasse Chateauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes 2019  Front Label
          Domaine de la Janasse Chateauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes 2019
          Rhone Red Blends from Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone, France
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        • Joseph Drouhin Cote de Beaune 2019  Front Label
          Joseph Drouhin Cote de Beaune 2019
          Pinot Noir from Cote de Beaune, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
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        • Chateau Pontet-Canet (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2019  Front Label
          Chateau Pontet-Canet (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2019
          Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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        • Albert Bichot Morey-St-Denis Les Sorbets Premier Cru 2019  Front Label
          Albert Bichot Morey-St-Denis Les Sorbets Premier Cru 2019
          Pinot Noir from Morey-St-Denis, Cote de Nuits, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
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        • Albert Bichot Corton Clos Des Marechaudes Grand Cru Domaine du Pavillon 2019  Front Label
          Albert Bichot Corton Clos Des Marechaudes Grand Cru Domaine du Pavillon 2019
          Pinot Noir from Aloxe-Corton, Cote de Beaune, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
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        • Albert Bichot Gevrey-Chambertin Les Evocelles 2019  Front Label
          Albert Bichot Gevrey-Chambertin Les Evocelles 2019
          Pinot Noir from Gevrey-Chambertin, Cote de Nuits, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
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        • Gerard Bertrand Cigalus Rouge 2019  Front Label
          Gerard Bertrand Cigalus Rouge 2019
          Rhone Red Blends from Languedoc, South of France, France
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        • Roger Sabon Chateauneuf-du-Pape Prestige 2019  Front Label
          Roger Sabon Chateauneuf-du-Pape Prestige 2019
          Rhone Red Blends from Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone, France
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        • Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage Blanc 2019  Front Label
          Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage Blanc 2019
          Rhone White Blends from Hermitage, Rhone, France
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        • Domaine de Marcoux Chateauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes 2019  Front Label
          Domaine de Marcoux Chateauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes 2019
          Rhone Red Blends from Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone, France
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