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French wine is 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 French 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 de Panigon 2016
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Medoc, Bordeaux, France
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    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Landreau  2016  Front Label
    Chateau Landreau 2016
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Cotes de Bourg, Bordeaux, France
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    Chateau Angelus 2016
    Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France
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    Chateau Cheval Blanc 2016
    Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau des Mille Anges  2016  Front Label
    Chateau des Mille Anges 2016
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Trois Moulins  2016  Front Label
    Chateau Trois Moulins 2016
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Haut Medoc, Bordeaux, France
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    Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Greysac  2016  Front Label
    Chateau Greysac 2016
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Medoc, Bordeaux, France
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  • Clarendelle Inspired by Haut-Brion Bordeaux 2016  Front Label
    Clarendelle Inspired by Haut-Brion Bordeaux 2016
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Bordeaux, France
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  • Marrenon Ventoux Orca Vieilles Vignes 2016  Front Label
    Marrenon Ventoux Orca Vieilles Vignes 2016
    Rhone Red Blends from Cotes du Ventoux, Rhone, France
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  • Louis Bernard Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2016  Front Label
    Louis Bernard Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2016
    Rhone Red Blends from Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone, France
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  • Chateau Blaignan  2016  Front Label
    Chateau Blaignan 2016
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Medoc, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Gloria  2016 Front Label
    Chateau Gloria 2016
    Bordeaux Red Blends from St-Julien, Bordeaux, France
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    Chateau Larose-Trintaudon Les Hauts de Trintaudon 2016
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Haut Medoc, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Les Gravettes Bordeaux Superieur 2016  Front Label
    Chateau Les Gravettes Bordeaux Superieur 2016
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau La Tour De Mons  2016  Front Label
    Chateau La Tour De Mons 2016
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Margaux, Bordeaux, France
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  • Maison Chanzy Santenay Les Gravieres Premier Cru 2016  Front Label
    Maison Chanzy Santenay Les Gravieres Premier Cru 2016
    Pinot Noir from Santenay, Cote de Beaune, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
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  • Remoissenet Beaune Teurons Premier Cru 2016  Front Label
    Remoissenet Beaune Teurons Premier Cru 2016
    Pinot Noir from Beaune, Cote de Beaune, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
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  • Gerard Bertrand Art de Vivre Vin Rouge 2016  Front Label
    Gerard Bertrand Art de Vivre Vin Rouge 2016
    Rhone Red Blends from Languedoc, South of France, France
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    • Joseph Drouhin Hospices De Belleville Fleurie 2016  Front Label
      Joseph Drouhin Hospices De Belleville Fleurie 2016
      Gamay from Beaujolais, Burgundy, France
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    • Chateau Haut-Monplaisir Cahors Prestige 2016  Front Label
      Chateau Haut-Monplaisir Cahors Prestige 2016
      Malbec from Cahors, Southwest, France
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    • Chateau La Cardonne  2016  Front Label
      Chateau La Cardonne 2016
      Bordeaux Red Blends from Medoc, Bordeaux, France
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      Chateau Les Grands Marechaux 2016
      Bordeaux Red Blends from Bordeaux, France
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    • Chateau Doisy Vedrines Sauternes (375ML half-bottle) 2016 Front Label
      Chateau Doisy Vedrines Sauternes (375ML half-bottle) 2016
      Other Dessert from Sauternes, Bordeaux, France
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