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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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  • Henri Bourgeois Sancerre La Cote des Monts Damnes 2019  Front Label
    Henri Bourgeois Sancerre La Cote des Monts Damnes 2019
    Sauvignon Blanc from Sancerre, Loire, France
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  • William Fevre Chablis Champs Royaux 2019  Front Label
    William Fevre Chablis Champs Royaux 2019
    Chardonnay from Chablis, Burgundy, France
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  • Philippe Colin Chassagne-Montrachet Les Vergers Premier Cru 2019  Front Label
    Philippe Colin Chassagne-Montrachet Les Vergers Premier Cru 2019
    Chardonnay from Chassagne-Montrachet, Cote de Beaune, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
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  • Chateau Cos d'Estournel Blanc (Futures Pre-Sale) 2019  Front Label
    Chateau Cos d'Estournel Blanc (Futures Pre-Sale) 2019
    Bordeaux White Blends from St. Estephe, Bordeaux, France
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  • La Craie Pouilly Fume 2019  Front Label
    La Craie Pouilly Fume 2019
    Sauvignon Blanc from Pouilly-Fume, Loire, France
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  • Joseph Drouhin Puligny-Montrachet 2019  Front Label
    Joseph Drouhin Puligny-Montrachet 2019
    Chardonnay from Puligny-Montrachet, Cote de Beaune, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
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  • Louis Jadot Beaune Greves Le Clos Blanc Premier Cru 2019  Front Label
    Louis Jadot Beaune Greves Le Clos Blanc Premier Cru 2019
    Chardonnay from Beaune, Cote de Beaune, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
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  • Xavier Monnot Meursault Les Charmes Premier Cru 2019  Front Label
    Xavier Monnot Meursault Les Charmes Premier Cru 2019
    Chardonnay from Meursault, Cote de Beaune, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
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  • Jean-Luc Colombo Cotes du Rhone Les Abeilles Blanc 2019  Front Label
    Jean-Luc Colombo Cotes du Rhone Les Abeilles Blanc 2019
    Rhone White Blends from Cotes du Rhone, Rhone, France
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  • Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte Blanc (Futures Pre-Sale) 2019  Front Label
    Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte Blanc (Futures Pre-Sale) 2019
    Bordeaux White Blends from Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux, France
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  • Philippe Colin Chassagne-Montrachet 2019  Front Label
    Philippe Colin Chassagne-Montrachet 2019
    Chardonnay from Chassagne-Montrachet, Cote de Beaune, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
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  • Pierre Sparr Gewurztraminer 2019  Front Label
    Pierre Sparr Gewurztraminer 2019
    Gewurztraminer from Alsace, France
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  • Xavier Monnot Bourgogne Les Grandes Coutures Chardonnay 2019  Front Label
    Xavier Monnot Bourgogne Les Grandes Coutures Chardonnay 2019
    Chardonnay from Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
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  • Brocard Chablis Vaulorent Premier Cru 2019  Front Label
    Brocard Chablis Vaulorent Premier Cru 2019
    Chardonnay from Chablis, Burgundy, France
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  • Louis Jadot Puligny-Montrachet 2019  Front Label
    Louis Jadot Puligny-Montrachet 2019
    Chardonnay from Puligny-Montrachet, Cote de Beaune, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
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  • Domaine Vincent Dampt Chablis Vaillons Premier Cru 2019  Front Label
    Domaine Vincent Dampt Chablis Vaillons Premier Cru 2019
    Chardonnay from Chablis, Burgundy, France
    • WE94
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