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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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  • Chateau Pontet-Canet  2010 Front Label
    Chateau Pontet-Canet 2010
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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  • Clos du Caillou Chateauneuf-du-Pape Reserve 2010 Front Label
    Clos du Caillou Chateauneuf-du-Pape Reserve 2010
    Rhone Red Blends from Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone, France
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  • Chateau des Annereaux  2010 Front Label
    Chateau des Annereaux 2010
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Lalande de Pomerol, Bordeaux, France
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  • Mas de Gourgonnier Les Baux de Provence Rouge 2010 Front Label
    Mas de Gourgonnier Les Baux de Provence Rouge 2010
    Other Red Blends from Provence, South of France, France
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  • Chateau Guiraud Sauternes 2010 Front Label
    Chateau Guiraud Sauternes 2010
    Other Dessert from Sauternes, Bordeaux, France
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  • Le Vieux Donjon Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2010 Front Label
    Le Vieux Donjon Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2010
    Rhone Red Blends from Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone, France
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  • Domaine de Cristia Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2010 Front Label
    Domaine de Cristia Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2010
    Rhone Red Blends from Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone, France
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  • Chateau de la Selve Maguelonne Rose 2010 Front Label
    Chateau de la Selve Maguelonne Rose 2010
    Rosé from Rhone, France
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    • Jaboulet Hermitage La Petite Chapelle 2010 Front Label
      Jaboulet Hermitage La Petite Chapelle 2010
      Syrah/Shiraz from Hermitage, Rhone, France
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    • Joseph Drouhin Puligny-Montrachet 2010 Front Label
      Joseph Drouhin Puligny-Montrachet 2010
      Chardonnay from Burgundy, France
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      • Gerard Bertrand Saint Chinian 2010 Front Label
        Gerard Bertrand Saint Chinian 2010
        Rhone Red Blends from Saint-Chinian, Languedoc, South of France, France
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        • Chene Bleu Abelard 2010  Front Label
          Chene Bleu Abelard 2010
          Rhone Red Blends from Rhone, France
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        • Chateau de Saint Cosme Gigondas 2010 Front Label
          Chateau de Saint Cosme Gigondas 2010
          Rhone Red Blends from Gigondas, Rhone, France
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        • Chereau Carre Muscadet Comte Leloup de Chasseloir Centenaires 2010 Front Label
          Chereau Carre Muscadet Comte Leloup de Chasseloir Centenaires 2010
          Melon de Bourgogne from Pays Nantais, Loire, France
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          • Chene Bleu Heloise 2010 Front Label
            Chene Bleu Heloise 2010
            Rhone Red Blends from Rhone, France
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          • Louis SIPP Nature'S Pinot Gris 2010 Front Label
            Louis SIPP Nature'S Pinot Gris 2010
            Pinot Gris/Grigio from Alsace, France
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            • Domaine Francis Blanchet Pouilly Fume Cuvee Silice 2010 Front Label
              Domaine Francis Blanchet Pouilly Fume Cuvee Silice 2010
              Sauvignon Blanc from Loire, France
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              • Chateau de Saint Cosme Cotes du Rhone 2010 Front Label
                Chateau de Saint Cosme Cotes du Rhone 2010
                Rhone Red Blends from Cotes du Rhone, Rhone, France
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              • Vigerons de Caractere Domaine Mas Du Bouquet Vacqueyras 2010 Front Label
                Vigerons de Caractere Domaine Mas Du Bouquet Vacqueyras 2010
                Rhone Red Blends from Vacqueyras, Rhone, France
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              • Gerard Bertrand Minervois 2010 Front Label
                Gerard Bertrand Minervois 2010
                Rhone Red Blends from Minervois, Languedoc, South of France, France
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              • Novellum Chardonnay 2010 Front Label
                Novellum Chardonnay 2010
                Chardonnay from Languedoc, South of France, France
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                Joseph Drouhin Macon Villages 2010
                Chardonnay from Burgundy, France
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                • Gerard Bertrand Cremant de Limoux Brut 2010 Front Label
                  Gerard Bertrand Cremant de Limoux Brut 2010
                  Vintage Sparkling Wine from Cremant de Limoux, Limoux, Languedoc, South of France, France
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                  • Olga Raffault Les Picasses 2010 Front Label
                    Olga Raffault Les Picasses 2010
                    Cabernet Franc from Chinon, Touraine, Loire, France
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                    • Bila-Haut by Michel Chapoutier Cotes du Roussillon Villages 2010 Front Label
                      Bila-Haut by Michel Chapoutier Cotes du Roussillon Villages 2010
                      Rhone Red Blends from Côtes du Roussillon-Villages, Roussillon, South of France, France
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