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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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  • Plateau des Chenes Lirac Rouge 2013 Front Label
    Plateau des Chenes Lirac Rouge 2013
    Rhone Red Blends from Lirac, Rhone, France
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    M. Chapoutier Saint-Joseph Les Granits Rouge 2013
    Syrah/Shiraz from Saint-Joseph, Rhone, France
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    M. Chapoutier Ermitage l'Ermite Blanc 2013
    Marsanne from Hermitage, Rhone, France
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  • M. Chapoutier Chateauneuf-du-Pape Croix de Bois 2013 Front Label
    M. Chapoutier Chateauneuf-du-Pape Croix de Bois 2013
    Rhone Red Blends from Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone, France
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  • Calendal Cotes du Rhone Villages Plan de Dieu 2013 Front Label
    Calendal Cotes du Rhone Villages Plan de Dieu 2013
    Rhone Red Blends from Cotes du Rhone Villages, Rhone, France
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    Syrah/Shiraz from Crozes-Hermitage, Rhone, France
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  • Chateau Guiraud Sauternes (375ML half-bottle) 2013 Front Label
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  • Domaine de la Vougeraie Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru 2013 Front Label
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    Pinot Noir from Vougeot, Cote de Nuits, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
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    Pinot Noir from Gevrey-Chambertin, Cote de Nuits, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
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  • M. Chapoutier Cote-Rotie La Mordoree 2013 Front Label
    M. Chapoutier Cote-Rotie La Mordoree 2013
    Syrah/Shiraz from Cote Rotie, Rhone, France
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  • Roger Sabon Chateauneuf-du-Pape Reserve 2013 Front Label
    Roger Sabon Chateauneuf-du-Pape Reserve 2013
    Rhone Red Blends from Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone, France
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  • Domaine Giraud Chateauneuf-du-Pape Gallimardes Blanc 2013 Front Label
    Domaine Giraud Chateauneuf-du-Pape Gallimardes Blanc 2013
    Rhone White Blends from Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone, France
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    M. Chapoutier Ermitage Le Meal 2013
    Syrah/Shiraz from Hermitage, Rhone, France
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    Chateau de Vaudieu Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2013
    Rhone Red Blends from Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone, France
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    Domaine de la Vougeraie Gevrey-Chambertin La Justice 2013
    Pinot Noir from Gevrey-Chambertin, Cote de Nuits, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
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  • Roger Sabon Chateauneuf-du-Pape Les Secret des Sabon 2013 Front Label
    Roger Sabon Chateauneuf-du-Pape Les Secret des Sabon 2013
    Rhone Red Blends from Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone, France
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  • Joseph Drouhin Chambertin-Clos de Beze Grand Cru 2013 Front Label
    Joseph Drouhin Chambertin-Clos de Beze Grand Cru 2013
    Pinot Noir from Gevrey-Chambertin, Cote de Nuits, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
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    Chateau de Vaudieu Chateauneuf-du-Pape Val de Dieu 2013
    Rhone Red Blends from Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone, France
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  • Chateau de Saint Cosme Gigondas 2013 Front Label
    Chateau de Saint Cosme Gigondas 2013
    Rhone Red Blends from Gigondas, Rhone, France
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    Chateau de Beaucastel Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2013
    Rhone Red Blends from Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone, France
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    Chateau de Saint Cosme Gigondas le Claux 2013
    Rhone Red Blends from Gigondas, Rhone, France
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    Rhone Red Blends from Corbieres, Languedoc, South of France, France
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    Domaine de la Vougeraie Vougeot Le Clos Blanc de Vougeot Monopole Premier Cru 2013
    Chardonnay from Vougeot, Cote de Nuits, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
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    Christian Moreau Chablis Les Clos Grand Cru 2013
    Chardonnay from Chablis, Burgundy, France
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