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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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  • Domaine Pierre Usseglio et Fils Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2006  Front Label
    Domaine Pierre Usseglio et Fils Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2006
    Rhone Red Blends from Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone, France
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    Chateau Latour 2006
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux, France
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  • Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage Blanc 2006 Front Label
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    Rhone Red Blends from Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone, France
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  • Domaine Pierre Usseglio et Fils Chateauneuf-du-Pape (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2006  Front Label
    Domaine Pierre Usseglio et Fils Chateauneuf-du-Pape (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2006
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  • Domaine de la Vieille Julienne Chateauneuf-du-Pape Tradition (1.5 Liter) 2006  Front Label
    Domaine de la Vieille Julienne Chateauneuf-du-Pape Tradition (1.5 Liter) 2006
    Rhone Red Blends from Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone, France
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  • Piper-Heidsieck Brut Vintage Rare 2006  Front Label
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    Vintage Sparkling Wine from Champagne, France
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  • Clos des Papes Chateauneuf-du-Pape (3 Liter Bottle) 2006  Front Label
    Clos des Papes Chateauneuf-du-Pape (3 Liter Bottle) 2006
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    Clos des Papes Chateauneuf-du-Pape (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2006
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  • Chateau Palmer  2006 Front Label
    Chateau Palmer 2006
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Margaux, Bordeaux, France
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