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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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  • Clos des Papes Chateauneuf-du-Pape Blanc 2005 Front Label
    Clos des Papes Chateauneuf-du-Pape Blanc 2005
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    • La Vieille Ferme Blanc 2005 Front Label
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      • Chateau de Saint Cosme Cotes du Rhone Blanc 2005 Front Label
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        • Guigal Cotes du Rhone Blanc 2005 Front Label
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            • Chateau de Beaucastel Coudoulet Blanc 2005 Front Label
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              • Guigal Hermitage Blanc 2005 Front Label
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              • Jaboulet Parallele 45 Blanc 2005 Front Label
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                • Chateau La Nerthe Chateauneuf-du-Pape Blanc 2005 Front Label
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                • M. Chapoutier Chateauneuf-du-Pape La Bernardine Blanc 2005 Front Label
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                • Guigal Ermitage Ex Voto Blanc 2005 Front Label
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                • Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage Blanc (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2005 Front Label
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                  Rhone White Blends from Hermitage, Rhone, France
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                • Jean-Luc Colombo Cotes du Rhone Les Figuieres Blanc 2005 Front Label
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                • Betts & Scholl Hermitage Blanc 2005 Front Label
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                • Domaine des Martinelles Croze-Hermitage Blanc 2005 Front Label
                  Domaine des Martinelles Croze-Hermitage Blanc 2005
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                  • Chateau de Beaucastel Chateauneuf-du-Pape Blanc 2005  Front Label
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                    • Chateau Gigognan Chateau Gigognan Clos du Roi Blanc 2005 Front Label
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                      • Jaboulet Crozes Hermitage Domaine Mule Blanche 2005 Front Label
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                        • Chateau Rayas Chateauneuf-du-Pape Reserve Blanc 2005 Front Label
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                            • Bosquet des Papes Chateauneuf-du-Pape Cuvee Tradition Blanc 2005  Front Label
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                              • M. Chapoutier Cotes du Rhone Belleruche Blanc 2005  Front Label
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                                  Chateau Bas Coteaux d'Aix en Provence Cuvee du Temple Blanc 2005
                                  Rhone White Blends from Coteaux d'Aix-en-Provence, Provence, France
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