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France

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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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    Dom Perignon with Gift Box 2008
    Vintage Sparkling Wine from Champagne, France
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    Louis Roederer Cristal Brut with Gift Box 2008
    Vintage Sparkling Wine from Champagne, France
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    Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame with Gift Box 2008
    Vintage Sparkling Wine from Champagne, France
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    Veuve Clicquot Vintage Brut 2008
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    Louis Roederer Cristal Rose with Gift Box 2008
    Rosé Sparkling Wine from Champagne, France
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    Veuve Clicquot Vintage Brut Rose 2008
    Rosé Sparkling Wine from Champagne, France
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    Chateau Montrose 2008
    Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Estephe, Bordeaux, France
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    Chateau Ducru-Beaucaillou 2008
    Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Julien, Bordeaux, France
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    Nicolas Feuillatte Collection Vintage Blanc de Blancs 2008
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    Deutz Amour de Deutz Blanc de Blancs Brut Millesime 2008
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    Drappier Grande Sendree Brut 2008
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    Henriot Brut Millesime 2008
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    Clos du Marquis 2008
    Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Julien, Bordeaux, France
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    Chateau Cos d'Estournel 2008
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    Chateau L'Eglise Clinet 2008
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pomerol, Bordeaux, France
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    Guigal La Landonne Cote Rotie 2008
    Syrah/Shiraz from Cote Rotie, Rhone, France
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    Chateau Troplong Mondot (375ML half-bottle) 2008
    Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France
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    Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame 2008
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