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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 Rolet Arbois Vin Jaune (375ML half-bottle) 2012
    Other White Wine from Jura, France
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    • Alsace Willm Riesling Reserve (375ML half-bottle) 2012 Front Label
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      Riesling from Alsace, France
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      Riesling from Alsace, France
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    • Louis Latour Meursault Blanc (375ML half-bottle) 2012 Front Label
      Louis Latour Meursault Blanc (375ML half-bottle) 2012
      Chardonnay from Meursault, Cote de Beaune, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
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        Paul Blanck Et Fils Classique Riesling (375ML half-bottle) 2012
        Riesling from Alsace, France
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      • Brocard Sainte Claire Chablis (375ML half-bottle) 2012 Front Label
        Brocard Sainte Claire Chablis (375ML half-bottle) 2012
        Chardonnay from Chablis, Burgundy, France
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        • Isabelle and Pierre Clement Menetou Salon Blanc (375ML half-bottle) 2012 Front Label
          Isabelle and Pierre Clement Menetou Salon Blanc (375ML half-bottle) 2012
          Sauvignon Blanc from Loire, France
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          • Domaine Matrot Meursault (375ML half-bottle) 2012 Front Label
            Domaine Matrot Meursault (375ML half-bottle) 2012
            Chardonnay from Meursault, Cote de Beaune, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
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          • Marc Bredif Vouvray (375ML half-bottle) 2012 Front Label
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            Chenin Blanc from Vouvray, Touraine, Loire, France
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          • William Fevre Chablis Montmains Premier Cru (375ML half-bottle) 2012 Front Label
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            Chardonnay from Chablis, Burgundy, France
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            Domaine des Baumard Quarts de Chaume (375ML half-bottle) 2012
            Chenin Blanc from Loire, France
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            William Fevre Chablis Les Clos Grand Cru (375ML half-bottle) 2012
            Chardonnay from Chablis, Burgundy, France
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            Louis Latour Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru (375ML half-bottle) 2012
            Chardonnay from Cote de Nuits, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
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