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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 Mouton Rothschild  1995 Front Label
    Chateau Mouton Rothschild 1995
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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    Chateau Pichon-Longueville Baron 1995
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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  • Charles Heidsieck Blanc des Millenaires Brut in Gift Box 1995 Front Label
    Charles Heidsieck Blanc des Millenaires Brut in Gift Box 1995
    Vintage Sparkling Wine from Champagne, France
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  • Perrier-Jouet Belle Epoque 1995 Front Label
    Perrier-Jouet Belle Epoque 1995
    Vintage Sparkling Wine from Champagne, France
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  • Chateau Margaux  1995 Front Label
    Chateau Margaux 1995
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Margaux, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande  1995 Front Bottle Shot
    Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande 1995
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Haut-Batailley 1995
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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  • M. Chapoutier Ermitage Le Pavillon (torn label) 1995  Front Label
    M. Chapoutier Ermitage Le Pavillon (torn label) 1995
    Syrah/Shiraz from Hermitage, Rhone, France
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  • Chateau Grand-Puy-Lacoste  1995 Front Label
    Chateau Grand-Puy-Lacoste 1995
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau d'Yquem Sauternes (375ML half-bottle) 1995 Front Label
    Chateau d'Yquem Sauternes (375ML half-bottle) 1995
    Other Dessert from Sauternes, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Ducru-Beaucaillou  1995 Front Label
    Chateau Ducru-Beaucaillou 1995
    Bordeaux Red Blends from St-Julien, Bordeaux, France
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    • RP94
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  • Chateau Haut-Brion (scuffed labels) 1995 Front Label
    Chateau Haut-Brion (scuffed labels) 1995
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte  1995 Front Label
    Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte 1995
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux, France
    • RP90
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    Chateau Haut-Brion 1995
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Lagrange  1995  Front Label
    Chateau Lagrange 1995
    Bordeaux Red Blends from St-Julien, Bordeaux, France
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  • Veuve Clicquot Vintage Brut (1.5 Liter Magnum) 1995 Front Label
    Veuve Clicquot Vintage Brut (1.5 Liter Magnum) 1995
    Vintage Sparkling Wine from Champagne, France
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  • Louis Roederer Cristal Brut (1.5 Liter Magnum) 1995 Front Label
    Louis Roederer Cristal Brut (1.5 Liter Magnum) 1995
    Vintage Sparkling Wine from Champagne, France
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  • Laurent-Perrier Brut Millesime 1995 Front Label
    Laurent-Perrier Brut Millesime 1995
    Vintage Sparkling Wine from Champagne, France
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    • Chateau Clerc Milon  1995 Front Label
      Chateau Clerc Milon 1995
      Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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    • Chateau Calon-Segur  1995 Front Label
      Chateau Calon-Segur 1995
      Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Estephe, Bordeaux, France
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    • Chateau Branaire-Ducru  1995 Front Label
      Chateau Branaire-Ducru 1995
      Bordeaux Red Blends from St-Julien, Bordeaux, France
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    • Chateau Lynch-Bages  1995  Front Label
      Chateau Lynch-Bages 1995
      Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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    • Josmeyer Riesling L' Exception 1995
      Riesling from Alsace, France
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      • Moet & Chandon Brut Rose 1995
        Rosé Sparkling Wine from Champagne, France
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      • Chateau Margaux Pavillon Rouge 1995 Front Label
        Chateau Margaux Pavillon Rouge 1995
        Bordeaux Red Blends from Margaux, Bordeaux, France
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