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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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  • Zind-Humbrecht Tokay Pinot Gris Clos Jebsal Selection de Grains Noble (375ML Half-bottle) 2000  Front Label
    Zind-Humbrecht Tokay Pinot Gris Clos Jebsal Selection de Grains Noble (375ML Half-bottle) 2000
    Pinot Gris/Grigio from Alsace, France
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  • Louis Jadot Beaujolais Villages (375ML Half-bottle) 2000
    Gamay from Burgundy, France
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    • Chateau Ferrand Lartigue (375ML half-bottle) 2000 Front Label
      Chateau Ferrand Lartigue (375ML half-bottle) 2000
      Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France
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    • Joseph Drouhin Pouilly-Fuisse (375ML half-bottle) 2000
      Chardonnay from Burgundy, France
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      • Dom. Vieux Lararet Chateaneuf du Pape (half-bottle) 2000
        Rhone Red Blends from Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone, France
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        • Trimbach Riesling (half-bottle) 2000
          Riesling from Alsace, France
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          • Hugel Gewurztraminer (half-bottle) 2000
            Gewurztraminer from Alsace, France
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            • Laboure Roi Pouilly-Fuisse (Medal Label half-bottle) 2000
              Chardonnay from Burgundy, France
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              • Trimbach Cuvee Frederic Emile Riesling (375ML half-bottle) 2000 Front Label
                Trimbach Cuvee Frederic Emile Riesling (375ML half-bottle) 2000
                Riesling from Alsace, France
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              • Hugel Pinot Blanc Amour (half-bottle) 2000
                Pinot Blanc from Alsace, France
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              • Domaine Leflaive St. Aubin Remilly (half-bottle) 2000
                Chardonnay from Burgundy, France
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              • Guigal Chateauneuf-du-Pape (375ML half-bottle) 2000
                Rhone Red Blends from Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone, France
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              • Louis Latour Meursault Blanc (375ML half-bottle) 2000
                Chardonnay from Burgundy, France
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                • Chateau Cantemerle (375ML half-bottle) 2000 Front Label
                  Chateau Cantemerle (375ML half-bottle) 2000
                  Bordeaux Red Blends from Haut Medoc, Bordeaux, France
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                • Pascal Jolivet Sancerre (half-bottle) 2000
                  Sauvignon Blanc from Sancerre, Loire, France
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                  • Domaine des Baumard Quarts de Chaume (375ML half-bottle) 2000
                    Chenin Blanc from Loire, France
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                  • Jaboulet Beaumes de Venise Muscat (375ML half-bottle) 2000
                    Other Dessert from Rhone, France
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                    • Perrier-Jouet Belle Epoque (375ML half-bottle) 2000 Front Label
                      Perrier-Jouet Belle Epoque (375ML half-bottle) 2000
                      Vintage Sparkling Wine from Champagne, France
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                    • Domaine Tempier La Migoua Bandol Rouge (375ML half-bottle) 2000
                      Mourvedre from Provence, South of France, France
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                      • Domaine Leflaive Puligny-Montrachet (half-bottle) 2000
                        Chardonnay from Burgundy, France
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                        • Chateau Lascombes (375ML half-bottle) 2000 Front Label
                          Chateau Lascombes (375ML half-bottle) 2000
                          Bordeaux Red Blends from Margaux, Bordeaux, France
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                        • Louis Jadot Pouilly-Fuisse (375ML half-bottle) 2000
                          Chardonnay from Burgundy, France
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                          • Frederic Magnien Morey St. Denis Les Larrets (375ML half-bottle) 2000 Front Label
                            Frederic Magnien Morey St. Denis Les Larrets (375ML half-bottle) 2000
                            Chardonnay from Cote de Nuits, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
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                            • Chateau d'Yquem Sauternes (375ML half-bottle) 2000 Front Label
                              Chateau d'Yquem Sauternes (375ML half-bottle) 2000
                              Other Dessert from Sauternes, Bordeaux, France
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                            • Chateau de Cosse Sauternes (half-bottle) 2000 Front Label
                              Chateau de Cosse Sauternes (half-bottle) 2000
                              Other Dessert from Sauternes, Bordeaux, France
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