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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.

Coming Soon: Regions Map. This is not a final layout.
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        • Chateau Saint Roch Cotes du Roussillon Kerbuccio Maury Sec 2017 Front Label
          Chateau Saint Roch Cotes du Roussillon Kerbuccio Maury Sec 2017
          Rhone Red Blends from Maury, Roussillon, South of France, France
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        • Joseph Drouhin Vosne-Romanee Les Petits Monts Premier Cru 2017  Front Label
          Joseph Drouhin Vosne-Romanee Les Petits Monts Premier Cru 2017
          Pinot Noir from Vosne-Romanee, Cote de Nuits, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
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        • Louis Latour Beaune Vignes Franches Premier Cru 2017  Front Label
          Louis Latour Beaune Vignes Franches Premier Cru 2017
          Pinot Noir from Beaune, Cote de Beaune, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
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        • Chateau Bellegrave  2017  Front Label
          Chateau Bellegrave 2017
          Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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        • Bouchard Pere & Fils Gevrey-Chambertin 2017  Front Label
          Bouchard Pere & Fils Gevrey-Chambertin 2017
          Pinot Noir from Gevrey-Chambertin, Cote de Nuits, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
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        • Chateau Haut-Batailley  2017  Front Label
          Chateau Haut-Batailley 2017
          Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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        • Chateau Charmant  2017  Front Label
          Chateau Charmant 2017
          Bordeaux Red Blends from Margaux, Bordeaux, France
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          • Domaine de la Pousse d'Or Chambolle-Musigny 2017  Front Label
            Domaine de la Pousse d'Or Chambolle-Musigny 2017
            Pinot Noir from Chambolle-Musigny, Cote de Nuits, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
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          • Chateau de Pez  2017  Front Label
            Chateau de Pez 2017
            Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Estephe, Bordeaux, France
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          • Jean-Luc Colombo Cornas Les Terres Brulees 2017  Front Label
            Jean-Luc Colombo Cornas Les Terres Brulees 2017
            Syrah/Shiraz from Cornas, Rhone, France
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          • Le Petit Silex Sancerre 2017 Front Label
            Le Petit Silex Sancerre 2017
            Sauvignon Blanc from Sancerre, Loire, France
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            • Chateau L'Evangile Blason de L'Evangile 2017  Front Label
              Chateau L'Evangile Blason de L'Evangile 2017
              Bordeaux Red Blends from Pomerol, Bordeaux, France
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            • Kuentz-Bas Pinot Gris Tradition 2017  Front Label
              Kuentz-Bas Pinot Gris Tradition 2017
              Pinot Gris/Grigio from Alsace, France
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            • Charles Joguet Chinon Clos de la Dioterie 2017  Front Label
              Charles Joguet Chinon Clos de la Dioterie 2017
              Cabernet Franc from Chinon, Touraine, Loire, France
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            • Chateau Pesquie Artemia Rouge 2017  Front Label
              Chateau Pesquie Artemia Rouge 2017
              Rhone Red Blends from Cotes du Ventoux, Rhone, France
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            • Chateau Larose Perganson  2017  Front Label
              Chateau Larose Perganson 2017
              Bordeaux Red Blends from Haut Medoc, Bordeaux, France
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            • Louis Latour Savigny-les-Beaune 2017  Front Label
              Louis Latour Savigny-les-Beaune 2017
              Pinot Noir from Savigny-les-Beaune, Cote de Beaune, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
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            • Chateau Maris Les Planels Syrah 2017  Front Label
              Chateau Maris Les Planels Syrah 2017
              Syrah/Shiraz from Minervois La Liviniere, Minervois, Languedoc, South of France, France
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            • Vidal-Fleury Cotes du Rhone 2017  Front Label
              Vidal-Fleury Cotes du Rhone 2017
              Rhone Red Blends from Cotes du Rhone, Rhone, France
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              • Domaine Antonin Guyon Gevrey-Chambertin La Justice 2017  Front Label
                Domaine Antonin Guyon Gevrey-Chambertin La Justice 2017
                Pinot Noir from Gevrey-Chambertin, Cote de Nuits, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
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              • Chateau de la Negly Coteaux Du Languedoc La Clape L'Ancely 2017  Front Label
                Chateau de la Negly Coteaux Du Languedoc La Clape L'Ancely 2017
                Rhone Red Blends from La Clape, Languedoc, South of France, France
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              • Duboeuf Merlot 2017 Front Label
                Duboeuf Merlot 2017
                Merlot from Pays d’Oc, South of France, France
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                • Bouchard Pere & Fils Beaune du Chateau Premier Cru Rouge 2017  Front Label
                  Bouchard Pere & Fils Beaune du Chateau Premier Cru Rouge 2017
                  Pinot Noir from Beaune, Cote de Beaune, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
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                • Domaine de Fontsainte Corbieres Reserve La Demoiselle 2017  Front Label
                  Domaine de Fontsainte Corbieres Reserve La Demoiselle 2017
                  Rhone Red Blends from Corbieres, Languedoc, South of France, France
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                  • Trimbach Gewurztraminer 2017  Front Label
                    Trimbach Gewurztraminer 2017
                    Gewurztraminer from Alsace, France
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