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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 d'Esclans Les Clans Rose 2017
    Rosé from Cotes de Provence, Provence, South of France, France
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    Chateau d'Esclans Garrus Rose 2017
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  • Domaine de la Janasse Chateauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes 2017 Front Label
    Domaine de la Janasse Chateauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes 2017
    Rhone Red Blends from Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone, France
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  • Gerard Bertrand Chateau L'Hospitalet Grand Vin Rouge 2017  Front Label
    Gerard Bertrand Chateau L'Hospitalet Grand Vin Rouge 2017
    Rhone Red Blends from La Clape, Languedoc, South of France, France
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    Rhone Red Blends from Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone, France
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  • Louis Jadot Pinot Noir 2017  Front Label
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      Rhone Red Blends from Cotes du Rhone, Rhone, France
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      Rhone Red Blends from Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone, France
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      Chateau de Saint Cosme Cotes du Rhone Les Deux Albions 2017
      Rhone Red Blends from Cotes du Rhone, Rhone, France
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    • Joseph Drouhin Gevrey-Chambertin 2017  Front Label
      Joseph Drouhin Gevrey-Chambertin 2017
      Pinot Noir from Gevrey-Chambertin, Cote de Nuits, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
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      Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Estephe, Bordeaux, France
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      M. Chapoutier Cotes du Rhone Belleruche Rouge 2017
      Rhone Red Blends from Cotes du Rhone, Rhone, France
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      Bila-Haut by Michel Chapoutier Cotes du Roussillon Villages 2017
      Rhone Red Blends from Côtes du Roussillon-Villages, Roussillon, South of France, France
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      Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande (Futures Pre-Sale) 2017
      Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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    • Domaine Louis Michel et Fils Chablis 2017 Front Label
      Domaine Louis Michel et Fils Chablis 2017
      Chardonnay from Chablis, Burgundy, France
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    • Clos Cibonne Rose Tradition 2017  Front Label
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    • Samuel Billaud Chablis 2017 Front Label
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      Chardonnay from Chablis, Burgundy, France
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      Gerard Bertrand Minervois 2017
      Rhone Red Blends from Minervois, Languedoc, South of France, France
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      • Chateau Pesquie Terrasses Rouge 2017  Front Label
        Chateau Pesquie Terrasses Rouge 2017
        Rhone Red Blends from Rhone, France
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        Tour Saint Christophe (Futures Pre-Sale) 2017
        Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France
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        Bouchard Pere & Fils Le Corton Grand Cru 2017
        Pinot Noir from Aloxe-Corton, Cote de Beaune, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
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