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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 Leflaive Batard-Montrachet Grand Cru 2005  Front Label
    Domaine Leflaive Batard-Montrachet Grand Cru 2005
    Chardonnay from Cote de Beaune, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
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  • Simon Bize et Fils Savigny-les-Beaune Aux Vergelesses Premier Cru 2005  Front Label
    Simon Bize et Fils Savigny-les-Beaune Aux Vergelesses Premier Cru 2005
    Chardonnay from Savigny-les-Beaune, Cote de Beaune, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
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  • Domaine des Baumard Clos de Sainte Catherine Coteaux du Layon 2005  Front Label
    Domaine des Baumard Clos de Sainte Catherine Coteaux du Layon 2005
    Chenin Blanc from Loire, France
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  • Domaines Barons de Rothschild Reserve Speciale Bordeaux Blanc 2005 Front Label
    Domaines Barons de Rothschild Reserve Speciale Bordeaux Blanc 2005
    Bordeaux White Blends from Bordeaux, France
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    • Domaine des Baumard Carte d'Or Coteaux du Layon 2005 Front Label
      Domaine des Baumard Carte d'Or Coteaux du Layon 2005
      Chenin Blanc from Loire, France
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    • Domaine Matrot Puligny Montrachet Premier Cru Les Chalumeaux 2005 Front Label
      Domaine Matrot Puligny Montrachet Premier Cru Les Chalumeaux 2005
      Chardonnay from Puligny-Montrachet, Cote de Beaune, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
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    • Chateau Valandraud Blanc de Valandraud No. 2 2005 Front Label
      Chateau Valandraud Blanc de Valandraud No. 2 2005
      Bordeaux White Blends from St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France
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      • Marcel Vincent & Fils Pouilly-Fuisse Marie-Antoinette 2005 Front Label
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        Chardonnay from Burgundy, France
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        • Albert Bichot Chablis Grand Cru Moutonne Monopole 2005 Front Label
          Albert Bichot Chablis Grand Cru Moutonne Monopole 2005
          Chardonnay from Chablis, Burgundy, France
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        • Trimbach Cuvee Frederic Emile Riesling 2005 Front Label
          Trimbach Cuvee Frederic Emile Riesling 2005
          Riesling from Alsace, France
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        • Chateau Bertinerie Premiers Cotes de Blaye Blanc 2005 Front Label
          Chateau Bertinerie Premiers Cotes de Blaye Blanc 2005
          Bordeaux White Blends from Bordeaux, France
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          • Joseph Drouhin Chablis Premier Cru 2005 Front Label
            Joseph Drouhin Chablis Premier Cru 2005
            Chardonnay from Chablis, Burgundy, France
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          • Domaine des Baumard Quarts de Chaume (375ML half-bottle) 2005 Front Label
            Domaine des Baumard Quarts de Chaume (375ML half-bottle) 2005
            Chenin Blanc from Anjou, Loire, France
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          • Laboure Roi Les Sangliers Chardonnay Reserve 2005 Front Label
            Laboure Roi Les Sangliers Chardonnay Reserve 2005
            Chardonnay from Burgundy, France
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            • Domaine des Baumard Quarts de Chaume 2005 Front Label
              Domaine des Baumard Quarts de Chaume 2005
              Chenin Blanc from Anjou, Loire, France
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            • Hugel Gentil 2005 Front Label
              Hugel Gentil 2005
              Other White Blends from Alsace, France
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              • Chateau La Nerthe Chateauneuf-du-Pape Blanc 2005 Front Label
                Chateau La Nerthe Chateauneuf-du-Pape Blanc 2005
                Rhone White Blends from Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone, France
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              • Guigal Condrieu 2005 Front Label
                Guigal Condrieu 2005
                Viognier from Condrieu, Rhone, France
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              • Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte Blanc 2005 Front Label
                Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte Blanc 2005
                Bordeaux White Blends from Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux, France
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              • Tortoise Creek Chardonnay 2005 Front Label
                Tortoise Creek Chardonnay 2005
                Chardonnay from Languedoc, South of France, France
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              • Domaine des Comtes Lafon Meursault Charmes 2005 Front Label
                Domaine des Comtes Lafon Meursault Charmes 2005
                Chardonnay from Meursault, Cote de Beaune, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
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              • Domaine Matrot Puligny Montrachet La Quintessence 2005 Front Label
                Domaine Matrot Puligny Montrachet La Quintessence 2005
                Chardonnay from Puligny-Montrachet, Cote de Beaune, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
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                • Hugel Classic Riesling 2005 Front Label
                  Hugel Classic Riesling 2005
                  Riesling from Alsace, France
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                • Clos des Papes Chateauneuf-du-Pape Blanc 2005 Front Label
                  Clos des Papes Chateauneuf-du-Pape Blanc 2005
                  Rhone White Blends from Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone, France
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                • Joseph Drouhin Beaune Clos des Mouches Premier Cru Blanc 2005 Front Label
                  Joseph Drouhin Beaune Clos des Mouches Premier Cru Blanc 2005
                  Chardonnay from Burgundy, France
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