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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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  • Louis Latour Puligny-Montrachet (375ML half-bottle) 2017  Front Label
    Louis Latour Puligny-Montrachet (375ML half-bottle) 2017
    Chardonnay from Puligny-Montrachet, Cote de Beaune, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
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  • Louis Latour Meursault Blanc (375ML half-bottle) 2017 Front Label
    Louis Latour Meursault Blanc (375ML half-bottle) 2017
    Chardonnay from Meursault, Cote de Beaune, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
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  • Domaine Louis Michel et Fils Chablis (375ML half-bottle) 2017 Front Label
    Domaine Louis Michel et Fils Chablis (375ML half-bottle) 2017
    Chardonnay from Chablis, Burgundy, France
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  • Chateau de Beaucastel Chateauneuf-du-Pape (375ML half-bottle) 2017 Front Label
    Chateau de Beaucastel Chateauneuf-du-Pape (375ML half-bottle) 2017
    Rhone Red Blends from Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone, France
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  • Louis Jadot Beaune Clos des Ursules Premier Cru (375ml half-bottle) 2017  Front Label
    Louis Jadot Beaune Clos des Ursules Premier Cru (375ml half-bottle) 2017
    Pinot Noir from Beaune, Cote de Beaune, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
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    Chateau d'Esclans Whispering Angel Rose (375ML half-bottle) 2017
    Rosé from Cotes de Provence, Provence, South of France, France
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  • Brocard Sainte Claire Chablis (375ML half-bottle) 2017 Front Label
    Brocard Sainte Claire Chablis (375ML half-bottle) 2017
    Chardonnay from Chablis, Burgundy, France
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  • Domaine Louis Michel et Fils Chablis Montmain Premier Cru (375ML half-bottle) 2017  Front Label
    Domaine Louis Michel et Fils Chablis Montmain Premier Cru (375ML half-bottle) 2017
    Chardonnay from Chablis, Burgundy, France
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  • Cote des Roses Rose (375ML half-bottle) 2017  Front Label
    Cote des Roses Rose (375ML half-bottle) 2017
    Rosé from Languedoc, South of France, France
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  • Louis Jadot Pouilly-Fuisse (375ML half-bottle) 2017 Front Label
    Louis Jadot Pouilly-Fuisse (375ML half-bottle) 2017
    Chardonnay from Pouilly-Fuisse, Maconnais, Burgundy, France
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  • Hugel Classic Riesling (375ML half-bottle) 2017  Front Label
    Hugel Classic Riesling (375ML half-bottle) 2017
    Riesling from Alsace, France
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  • Dominique Piron Morgon Cote du Py (375ML half-bottle) 2017  Front Label
    Dominique Piron Morgon Cote du Py (375ML half-bottle) 2017
    Gamay from Beaujolais, Burgundy, France
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  • Domaine Faiveley Mercurey Clos des Myglands Premier Cru (375ML half-bottle) 2017  Front Label
    Domaine Faiveley Mercurey Clos des Myglands Premier Cru (375ML half-bottle) 2017
    Pinot Noir from Mercurey, Cote Chalonnaise, Burgundy, France
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  • William Fevre Chablis Domaine (375ML half-bottle) 2017  Front Label
    William Fevre Chablis Domaine (375ML half-bottle) 2017
    Chardonnay from Chablis, Burgundy, France
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    Louis Jadot Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru (375ML half-bottle) 2017
    Chardonnay from Aloxe-Corton, Cote de Beaune, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
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  • Domaine Weinbach Cuvee Sainte Catherine Tokay Pinot Gris (375ML half-bottle) 2017  Front Label
    Domaine Weinbach Cuvee Sainte Catherine Tokay Pinot Gris (375ML half-bottle) 2017
    Pinot Gris/Grigio from Alsace, France
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  • Christian Moreau Chablis Vaillon Premier Cru (375ML half-bottle) 2017 Front Label
    Christian Moreau Chablis Vaillon Premier Cru (375ML half-bottle) 2017
    Chardonnay from Chablis, Burgundy, France
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    Louis Jadot Gevrey-Chambertin Clos St. Jacques Premier Cru (375ml half-bottle) 2017
    Pinot Noir from Gevrey-Chambertin, Cote de Nuits, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
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