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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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  • Clos du Caillou Chateauneuf-du-Pape Reserve 2006 Front Label
    Clos du Caillou Chateauneuf-du-Pape Reserve 2006
    Rhone Red Blends from Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone, France
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    Chateau de Beaucastel Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2006
    Rhone Red Blends from Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone, France
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  • Georges Vernay Condrieu Coteau de Vernon 2006 Front Label
    Georges Vernay Condrieu Coteau de Vernon 2006
    Viognier from Condrieu, Rhone, France
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  • Georges Vernay Condrieu Les Chaillees de L'Enfer 2006 Front Label
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    Viognier from Condrieu, Rhone, France
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  • Le Vieux Donjon Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2006 Front Label
    Le Vieux Donjon Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2006
    Rhone Red Blends from Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone, France
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  • Nicolas Potel Clos St. Denis 2006 Front Label
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    Pinot Noir from Burgundy, France
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  • Louis Roederer Cristal Brut (3 Liter Bottle) 2006 Front Label
    Louis Roederer Cristal Brut (3 Liter Bottle) 2006
    Vintage Sparkling Wine from Champagne, France
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    Billecart-Salmon Cuvee Nicolas Francois Brut 2006
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  • Nicolas Potel Bonnes Mares 2006 Front Label
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    Pinot Noir from Burgundy, France
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    Vintage Sparkling Wine from Champagne, France
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  • Nicolas Potel Clos de la Roche 2006 Front Label
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    Pinot Noir from Burgundy, France
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  • Famille Perrin Reserve Cotes du Rhone Rouge 2006 Front Label
    Famille Perrin Reserve Cotes du Rhone Rouge 2006
    Rhone Red Blends from Cotes du Rhone, Rhone, France
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  • Gosset Grand Millesime Brut 2006 Front Label
    Gosset Grand Millesime Brut 2006
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    Chateau de Beaucastel Coudoulet Rouge 2006
    Rhone Red Blends from Cotes du Rhone, Rhone, France
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  • Chateau Pontet-Canet  2006 Front Label
    Chateau Pontet-Canet 2006
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau de Saint Cosme Cote Rotie 2006  Front Label
    Chateau de Saint Cosme Cote Rotie 2006
    Syrah/Shiraz from Cote Rotie, Rhone, France
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  • Nicolas Potel Clos Vougeot 2006 Front Label
    Nicolas Potel Clos Vougeot 2006
    Pinot Noir from Burgundy, France
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  • Chateau de Saint Cosme Gigondas Valbelle 2006 Front Label
    Chateau de Saint Cosme Gigondas Valbelle 2006
    Rhone Red Blends from Gigondas, Rhone, France
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  • Louis Roederer Cristal Brut (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2006 Front Label
    Louis Roederer Cristal Brut (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2006
    Vintage Sparkling Wine from Champagne, France
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  • Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame 2006 Front Label
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  • Mas de Gourgonnier Les Baux de Provence Rouge 2006 Front Label
    Mas de Gourgonnier Les Baux de Provence Rouge 2006
    Other Red Blends from Provence, South of France, France
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    Krug Brut with Gift Box 2006
    Vintage Sparkling Wine from Champagne, France
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  • Nicolas Potel Echezeaux 2006 Front Label
    Nicolas Potel Echezeaux 2006
    Pinot Noir from Burgundy, France
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  • Nicolas Potel Chambertin Grand Cru 2006 Front Label
    Nicolas Potel Chambertin Grand Cru 2006
    Pinot Noir from Burgundy, France
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