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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.

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  • Laurent-Perrier La Cuvee Brut (375ML half-bottle) Front Label
    Laurent-Perrier La Cuvee Brut (375ML half-bottle)
    Non-Vintage Sparkling Wine from Champagne, France
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  • Chateau Phelan Segur (375ML half-bottle) 2019  Front Label
    Chateau Phelan Segur (375ML half-bottle) 2019
    Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Estephe, Bordeaux, France
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  • Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label Brut (375ML half-bottle) Front Label
    Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label Brut (375ML half-bottle)
    Non-Vintage Sparkling Wine from Champagne, France
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  • Domaine du Pere Caboche Chateauneuf-du-Pape (375ML half-bottle) 2021  Front Label
    Domaine du Pere Caboche Chateauneuf-du-Pape (375ML half-bottle) 2021
    Rhone Red Blends from Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone, France
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    • Moet & Chandon Imperial Brut (375ML half-bottle) Front Label
      Moet & Chandon Imperial Brut (375ML half-bottle)
      Non-Vintage Sparkling Wine from Champagne, France
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    • Ruinart Brut Rose (375ML half-bottle) Front Label
      Ruinart Brut Rose (375ML half-bottle)
      Sparkling Rosé from Champagne, 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 Cantemerle (375ML half-bottle) 2019  Front Label
      Chateau Cantemerle (375ML half-bottle) 2019
      Bordeaux Red Blends from Haut Medoc, Bordeaux, France
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    • Chateau de Carles (375ML half-bottle) 2019  Front Label
      Chateau de Carles (375ML half-bottle) 2019
      Bordeaux Red Blends from Fronsac, Bordeaux, France
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    • Louis Jadot Pouilly-Fuisse (375ML half-bottle) 2020  Front Label
      Louis Jadot Pouilly-Fuisse (375ML half-bottle) 2020
      Chardonnay from Pouilly-Fuisse, Maconnais, Burgundy, France
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    • Chateau Dalem (375ML half-bottle) 2019  Front Label
      Chateau Dalem (375ML half-bottle) 2019
      Bordeaux Red Blends from Fronsac, Bordeaux, France
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    • Domaine Henri Gouges Nuits-St-Georges (375ML half-bottle) 2019  Front Label
      Domaine Henri Gouges Nuits-Saint-Georges (375ML half-bottle) 2019
      Pinot Noir from Nuits-St-Georges, Cote de Nuits, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
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      Chateau Malartic-Lagraviere (375ML half-bottle Futures Pre-Sale) 2020
      Bordeaux Red Blends from Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux, France
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    • Bollinger Brut Special Cuvee (375ML half-bottle) Front Label
      Bollinger Brut Special Cuvee (375ML half-bottle)
      Non-Vintage Sparkling Wine from Champagne, France
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    • Chateau Fontenil (375ML half-bottle) 2019  Front Label
      Chateau Fontenil (375ML half-bottle) 2019
      Bordeaux Red Blends from Fronsac, Bordeaux, France
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    • Chateau Lilian Ladouys (375ML half-bottle) 2019  Front Label
      Chateau Lilian Ladouys (375ML half-bottle) 2019
      Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Estephe, Bordeaux, France
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    • Chateau Guiraud Sauternes (375ML half-bottle) 2011 Front Label
      Chateau Guiraud Sauternes (375ML half-bottle) 2011
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    • Bouchard Pere & Fils Le Corton Grand Cru (375ML half-bottle) 2019  Front Label
      Bouchard Pere & Fils Le Corton Grand Cru (375ML half-bottle) 2019
      Pinot Noir from Aloxe-Corton, Cote de Beaune, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
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    • Taittinger Brut La Francaise (375ML half-bottle) Front Label
      Taittinger Brut La Francaise (375ML half-bottle)
      Non-Vintage Sparkling Wine from Champagne, France
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    • Chateau d'Esclans Whispering Angel Rose (375ML half-bottle) 2021  Front Label
      Chateau d'Esclans Whispering Angel Rose (375ML half-bottle) 2021
      Rosé from Cotes de Provence, Provence, South of France, France
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    • Laurent-Perrier Harmony Demi-Sec (375ML half-bottle) Front Label
      Laurent-Perrier Harmony Demi-Sec (375ML half-bottle)
      Non-Vintage Sparkling Wine from Champagne, France
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      • Chateau Laribotte Sauternes (375ML half-bottle) 2018  Front Label
        Chateau Laribotte Sauternes (375ML half-bottle) 2018
        Other Dessert from Sauternes, Bordeaux, France
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      • Taittinger Brut Prestige Rose (375ML half-bottle)  Front Label
        Taittinger Brut Prestige Rose (375ML half-bottle)
        Sparkling Rosé from Champagne, France
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      • Luc Belaire Rare Rose (375ML half-bottle)  Front Label
        Luc Belaire Rare Rose (375ML half-bottle)
        Sparkling Rosé from France
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        • Domaine Louis Michel et Fils Chablis Montmain Premier Cru (375ML half-bottle) 2020  Front Label
          Domaine Louis Michel et Fils Chablis Montmain Premier Cru (375ML half-bottle) 2020
          Chardonnay from Chablis, Burgundy, France
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