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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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  • Chateau Latour (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2005 Front Label
    Chateau Latour (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2005
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau de Fonbel (1.5L Magnum) 2005 Front Label
    Chateau de Fonbel (1.5L Magnum) 2005
    Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Montrose (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2005 Front Label
    Chateau Montrose (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2005
    Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Estephe, Bordeaux, France
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  • Clos des Papes Chateauneuf-du-Pape (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2005 Front Label
    Clos des Papes Chateauneuf-du-Pape (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2005
    Rhone Red Blends from Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone, France
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  • Chateau Lascombes (1.5 Liter Magnum - OWC) 2005 Front Label
    Chateau Lascombes (1.5 Liter Magnum - OWC) 2005
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Margaux, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Pavie (3 Liter Bottle) 2005 Front Label
    Chateau Pavie (3 Liter Bottle) 2005
    Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Cos d'Estournel (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2005 Front Label
    Chateau Cos d'Estournel (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2005
    Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Estephe, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Leoville Las Cases (3 Liter Bottle) 2005 Front Label
    Chateau Leoville Las Cases (3 Liter Bottle) 2005
    Bordeaux Red Blends from St-Julien, Bordeaux, France
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  • Le Vieux Donjon Chateauneuf-du-Pape (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2005 Front Label
    Le Vieux Donjon Chateauneuf-du-Pape (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2005
    Rhone Red Blends from Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone, France
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  • Domaine du Vieux Telegraphe Chateauneuf-du-Pape La Crau (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2005  Front Label
    Domaine du Vieux Telegraphe Chateauneuf-du-Pape La Crau (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2005
    Rhone Red Blends from Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone, France
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  • Chateau Clerc Milon (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2005 Front Label
    Chateau Clerc Milon (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2005
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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  • Andre Brunel Chateauneuf-du-Pape Les Cailloux (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2005  Front Label
    Andre Brunel Chateauneuf-du-Pape Les Cailloux (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2005
    Rhone Red Blends from Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone, France
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  • Chateau Chauvin (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2005 Front Label
    Chateau Chauvin (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2005
    Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Berliquet (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2005 Front Label
    Chateau Berliquet (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2005
    Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Troplong Mondot (3 Liter - chipped wax capsule) 2005 Front Label
    Chateau Troplong Mondot (3 Liter - chipped wax capsule) 2005
    Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Duhart-Milon (scuffed label - 1.5 Liter Magnum) 2005 Front Label
    Chateau Duhart-Milon (scuffed label - 1.5 Liter Magnum) 2005
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Cos d'Estournel (3 Liter) 2005
    Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Estephe, Bordeaux, France
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  • Domaine de la Pousse d'Or Pommard Les Jarolieres Premier Cru (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2005  Front Label
    Domaine de la Pousse d'Or Pommard Les Jarolieres Premier Cru (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2005
    Pinot Noir from Volnay, Cote de Beaune, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
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  • Chateau Leoville Barton (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2005 Front Label
    Chateau Leoville Barton (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2005
    Bordeaux Red Blends from St-Julien, Bordeaux, France
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  • M. Chapoutier Ermitage Le Pavillon (1.5 Liter Magnum - torn label) 2005  Front Label
    M. Chapoutier Ermitage Le Pavillon (1.5 Liter Magnum - torn label) 2005
    Syrah/Shiraz from Hermitage, Rhone, France
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  • Chateau Giscours (1.5 Liter Magnum - stained back label) 2005 Front Label
    Chateau Giscours (1.5 Liter Magnum - stained back label) 2005
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Margaux, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Leoville Poyferre (3 Liter Bottle) 2005 Front Label
    Chateau Leoville Poyferre (3 Liter Bottle) 2005
    Bordeaux Red Blends from St-Julien, Bordeaux, France
    • JS96
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  • Chateau Rieussec Sauternes (3 Liter Bottle) 2005 Front Label
    Chateau Rieussec Sauternes (3 Liter Bottle) 2005
    Other Dessert from Sauternes, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau de Reignac Bordeaux Superieur (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2005 Front Label
    Chateau de Reignac Bordeaux Superieur (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2005
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Pontet-Canet (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2005 Front Label
    Chateau Pontet-Canet (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2005
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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    • W&S90
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