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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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  • Louis Latour Marsannay Blanc 2011 Front Label
    Louis Latour Marsannay Blanc 2011
    Chardonnay from Marsannay, Cote de Nuits, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
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    Bordeaux White Blends from Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau de Beaucastel Chateauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes Roussanne 2011 Front Label
    Chateau de Beaucastel Chateauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes Roussanne 2011
    Roussanne from Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone, France
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  • Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage Blanc 2011 Front Label
    Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage Blanc 2011
    Rhone White Blends from Hermitage, Rhone, France
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  • Jean-Louis Chave Selection Saint-Joseph White Celeste 2011 Front Label
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    Rhone White Blends from Saint-Joseph, Rhone, France
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  • Chanson Pere & Fils Beaune Clos des Mouches Premier Cru 2011 Front Label
    Chanson Pere & Fils Beaune Clos des Mouches Premier Cru 2011
    Chardonnay from Beaune, Cote de Beaune, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
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    Chanson Pere & Fils Chassagne-Montrachet Les Chenevottes Premier Cru 2011
    Chardonnay from Burgundy, France
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    Chanson Pere & Fils Corton Vergennes Grand Cru 2011
    Chardonnay from Burgundy, France
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  • Jean-Francois Ganevat Cotes du Jura Les Chamois du Paradis 2011 Front Label
    Jean-Francois Ganevat Cotes du Jura Les Chamois du Paradis 2011
    Chardonnay from Jura, France
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  • Pierre Yves Colin-Morey Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru 2011 Front Label
    Pierre Yves Colin-Morey Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru 2011
    Chardonnay from Cote de Beaune, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
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  • Guigal La Doriane Condrieu 2011 Front Label
    Guigal La Doriane Condrieu 2011
    Viognier from Condrieu, Rhone, France
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  • Chateau Pape Clement Blanc 2011 Front Label
    Chateau Pape Clement Blanc 2011
    Bordeaux White Blends from Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux, France
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