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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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  • Veuve Clicquot Vintage Brut Rose (1.5 Liter Magnum) 1989 Front Label
    Veuve Clicquot Vintage Brut Rose (1.5 Liter Magnum) 1989
    Rosé Sparkling Wine from Champagne, France
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    • M. Chapoutier Hermitage Monier de la Sizeranne (1.5L Magnum) 1989  Front Label
      M. Chapoutier Hermitage Monier de la Sizeranne (1.5L Magnum) 1989
      Syrah/Shiraz from Hermitage, Rhone, France
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        • Chateau de Beaucastel Chateauneuf-du-Pape (1.5 Liter Magnum) 1989 Front Label
          Chateau de Beaucastel Chateauneuf-du-Pape (1.5 Liter Magnum) 1989
          Rhone Red Blends from Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone, France
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          • Bruno Paillard Brut (1.5 L) 1989
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          • Louis Roederer Cristal Rose (1.5 Liter Magnum) 1989 Front Label
            Louis Roederer Cristal Rose (1.5 Liter Magnum) 1989
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            • Chateau Lafite Rothschild (5 Liter Bottle) 1989  Front Label
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              Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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              Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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              Chateau Lafite Rothschild (6 Liter Bottle) 1989
              Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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            • Chateau Talbot (1.5 Liter magnum) 1989 Front Label
              Chateau Talbot (1.5 Liter magnum) 1989
              Bordeaux Red Blends from St-Julien, Bordeaux, France
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            • Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame (3 Liter) 1989  Front Label
              Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame (3 Liter) 1989
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              • Chateau Lynch-Bages (1.5 Liter Magnum) 1989 Front Label
                Chateau Lynch-Bages (1.5 Liter Magnum) 1989
                Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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              • Chateau Gruaud Larose (1.5 Liter Magnum) 1989 Front Label
                Chateau Gruaud Larose (1.5 Liter Magnum) 1989
                Bordeaux Red Blends from St-Julien, Bordeaux, France
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