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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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  • Domaine des Baumard Clos de Sainte Catherine Coteaux du Layon 1995
    Chenin Blanc from Loire, France
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    • Chateau Pavie Macquin (1.5 Liter Magnum) 1995  Front Label
      Chateau Pavie Macquin (1.5 Liter Magnum) 1995
      Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France
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      • Le Vieux Donjon Chateauneuf-du-Pape (375ML half-bottle) 1995
        Rhone Red Blends from Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone, 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 Pichon-Longueville Baron  1995 Front Label
          Chateau Pichon-Longueville Baron 1995
          Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, 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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        • Chateau Grand-Puy-Lacoste  1995 Front Label
          Chateau Grand-Puy-Lacoste 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 d'Yquem Sauternes 1995 Front Label
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        • Chateau Margaux (stained labels) 1995 Front Label
          Chateau Margaux (stained labels) 1995
          Bordeaux Red Blends from Margaux, Bordeaux, France
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        • Chateau Cos d'Estournel  1995 Front Label
          Chateau Cos d'Estournel 1995
          Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Estephe, 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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        • Chateau Haut-Brion (bin soiled label) 1995 Front Label
          Chateau Haut-Brion (bin soiled label) 1995
          Bordeaux Red Blends from Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux, France
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        • Chateau Haut-Batailley 1995
          Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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        • Chateau Leoville Poyferre  1995 Front Label
          Chateau Leoville Poyferre 1995
          Bordeaux Red Blends from St-Julien, Bordeaux, France
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        • Chateau d'Yquem Sauternes (375ML half-bottle) 1995 Front Label
          Chateau d'Yquem Sauternes (375ML half-bottle) 1995
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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 Lagrange  1995  Front Label
          Chateau Lagrange 1995
          Bordeaux Red Blends from St-Julien, 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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        • 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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        • Chateau Angelus  1995 Front Label
          Chateau Angelus 1995
          Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France
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        • Chateau Suduiraut Sauternes (stained label) 1995 Front Label
          Chateau Suduiraut Sauternes (stained label) 1995
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        • Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande Reserve de la Comtesse 1995 Front Bottle Shot
          Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande Reserve de la Comtesse 1995
          Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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          • Chateau Petrus  1995 Front Label
            Chateau Petrus 1995
            Bordeaux Red Blends from Pomerol, Bordeaux, France
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