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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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  • Joseph Drouhin Laforet Chardonnay (half-bottle) 1997
    Chardonnay from Burgundy, France
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      Fortant Sauvignon Blanc 1997
      Sauvignon Blanc from Languedoc-Roussillon, France
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      • Guigal Cotes du Rhone Blanc (375ML half-bottle) 1997
        Rhone White Blends from Cotes du Rhone, Rhone, France
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          M. Chapoutier Saint-Joseph Blanc Deschants 1997
          Rhone White Blends from Saint-Joseph, Rhone, France
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          • L'Orval Chardonnay Chasan 1997
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            • Chateau Meric 1997
              Bordeaux White Blends from Graves, Bordeaux, France
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                Domaines Schlumberger Sylvaner 1997
                Other White Blends from Alsace, France
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                  Hugel Pinot Blanc Amour (half-bottle) 1997
                  Pinot Blanc from Alsace, France
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                  • Trimbach Gewurztraminer (375ML half-bottle) 1997
                    Gewurztraminer from Alsace, France
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                    • Heimberger Riesling Schoenenbourg Grand Cru 1997
                      Riesling from Alsace, France
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                        Trimbach Pinot Blanc 1997
                        Pinot Blanc from Alsace, France
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                        • Kuentz-Bas Gewurztraminer Cuvee Tradition 1997
                          Gewurztraminer from Alsace, France
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                          • Louis Jadot Pouilly-Fuisse (375ML half-bottle) 1997
                            Chardonnay from Burgundy, France
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                            • Barons de Rothschild Res. Speciale Bordeaux Blanc 1997
                              Bordeaux White Blends from Bordeaux, France
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                              • Trimbach Riesling (half-bottle) 1997
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                                • L'Orval Chardonnay Chasan 1997
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                                  • Lucien Albrecht Cuvee Riesling 1997
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                                      Louis Latour Saint Veran 1997
                                      Chardonnay from St-Veran, Maconnais, Burgundy, France
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                                        Domaines Schlumberger Pinot Blanc 1997
                                        Pinot Blanc from Alsace, France
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                                        • Pierre Sparr Mambourg Grand Cru Gewurztraminer 1997
                                          Gewurztraminer from Alsace, France
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                                            Louis Latour Grand Ardeche Chardonnay 1997
                                            Chardonnay from France
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                                              Laboure Roi Chassagne Montrachet AC 1997
                                              Chardonnay from Burgundy, France
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                                                Hugel Riesling 1997
                                                Riesling from Alsace, France
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                                                  Joseph Drouhin Laforet Chardonnay 1997
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                                                    Louis Jadot Macon-Villages 1997
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