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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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  • Domaine Joblot Givry Clos du Cellier Aux Moines Premier Cru 1997
    Pinot Noir from Givry, Cote Chalonnaise, Burgundy, France
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    • Chateau Latour  1997 Front Label
      Chateau Latour 1997
      Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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      • Chateau Lafite Rothschild  1997 Front Label
        Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1997
        Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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      • Chateau Duhart-Milon  1997  Front Label
        Chateau Duhart-Milon 1997
        Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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        • Chateau Cos d'Estournel  1997 Front Label
          Chateau Cos d'Estournel 1997
          Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Estephe, Bordeaux, France
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          • Chateau Guiraud Sauternes 1997 Front Label
            Chateau Guiraud Sauternes 1997
            Other Dessert from Sauternes, Bordeaux, France
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          • Chateau Monbousquet  1997 Front Label
            Chateau Monbousquet 1997
            Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France
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          • Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande  1997 Front Label
            Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande 1997
            Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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            • Chateau d'Yquem Sauternes (375ML half-bottle) 1997
              Other Dessert from Sauternes, Bordeaux, France
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            • Jaboulet Hermitage La Chapelle 1997 Front Label
              Jaboulet Hermitage La Chapelle 1997
              Syrah/Shiraz from Hermitage, Rhone, France
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            • Chateau Barde Haut  1997  Front Label
              Chateau Barde Haut 1997
              Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France
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              • Chateau Leoville Poyferre  1997 Front Label
                Chateau Leoville Poyferre 1997
                Bordeaux Red Blends from St-Julien, Bordeaux, France
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              • Chateau Talbot 1997
                Bordeaux Red Blends from St-Julien, Bordeaux, France
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                • Chateau de Beaucastel Chateauneuf-du-Pape 1997  Front Label
                  Chateau de Beaucastel Chateauneuf-du-Pape 1997
                  Rhone Red Blends from Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone, France
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                  • Guigal La Landonne Cote Rotie 1997 Front Label
                    Guigal La Landonne Cote Rotie 1997
                    Syrah/Shiraz from Cote Rotie, Rhone, France
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                  • Hugel Jubilee Pinot Noir 1997
                    Pinot Noir from Alsace, France
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                    • Bouchard Pere & Fils Le Corton Grand Cru 1997 Front Label
                      Bouchard Pere & Fils Le Corton Grand Cru 1997
                      Pinot Noir from Burgundy, France
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                      • Chateau Castelnau de Suduiraut Sauternes 1997 Front Label
                        Chateau Castelnau de Suduiraut Sauternes 1997
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                          • Chateau Ducru-Beaucaillou  1997 Front Label
                            Chateau Ducru-Beaucaillou 1997
                            Bordeaux Red Blends from St-Julien, Bordeaux, France
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                            • Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage 1997 Front Label
                              Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage 1997
                              Syrah/Shiraz from Hermitage, Rhone, France
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                            • Louis Roederer Cristal Brut 1997 Front Label
                              Louis Roederer Cristal Brut 1997
                              Vintage Sparkling Wine from Champagne, France
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                            • Chateau des Milles Anges Bordeaux 1997
                              Bordeaux Red Blends from Bordeaux, France
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                              • Chateau de Pez  1997 Front Label
                                Chateau de Pez 1997
                                Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Estephe, Bordeaux, France
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                              • Trimbach Cuvee Frederic-Emile Riesling 1997 Front Label
                                Trimbach Cuvee Frederic-Emile Riesling 1997
                                Riesling from Alsace, France
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                              • Denis Marchais Cabernet Sauvignon 1997 Front Label
                                Denis Marchais Cabernet Sauvignon 1997
                                Cabernet Sauvignon from France
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