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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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  • Chateau d'Arlay Cotes du Jura Tradition Blanc 2011 Front Label
    Chateau d'Arlay Cotes du Jura Tradition Blanc 2011
    Other White Blends from Jura, France
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    • Trimbach Cuvee Frederic Emile Riesling 2011 Front Label
      Trimbach Cuvee Frederic Emile Riesling 2011
      Riesling from Alsace, France
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    • Badoz Cotes du Jura Savagnin 2011 Front Label
      Badoz Cotes du Jura Savagnin 2011
      Other White Wine from Jura, France
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      • Domaine Sainte Rose Barrel Selection Roussanne 2011 Front Label
        Domaine Sainte Rose Barrel Selection Roussanne 2011
        Roussanne from Languedoc-Roussillon, France
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        • Chateau La Louviere Blanc 2011 Front Label
          Chateau La Louviere Blanc 2011
          Bordeaux White Blends from Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux, France
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        • Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey St-Aubin La Chateniere 2011 Front Label
          Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey St-Aubin La Chateniere 2011
          Chardonnay from Burgundy, France
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        • Claude Riffault Les Boucauds Sancerre 2011 Front Label
          Claude Riffault Les Boucauds Sancerre 2011
          Sauvignon Blanc from Sancerre, Loire, France
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        • Chanson Pere & Fils Vire Clesse 2011 Front Label
          Chanson Pere & Fils Vire Clesse 2011
          Chardonnay from Burgundy, France
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          • Domaine Nicolas Brunet Vouvray Demi-Sec 2011 Front Label
            Domaine Nicolas Brunet Vouvray Demi-Sec 2011
            Chenin Blanc from Vouvray, Touraine, Loire, France
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            • Chateau La Nerthe Chateauneuf-du-Pape Blanc 2011 Front Label
              Chateau La Nerthe Chateauneuf-du-Pape Blanc 2011
              Rhone White Blends from Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone, France
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            • Simonnet-Febvre Chablis 2011 Front Bottle Shot
              Simonnet-Febvre Chablis 2011
              Chardonnay from Chablis, Burgundy, France
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            • Michel Gassier Costieres de Nimes Nostre Pais White 2011 Front Label
              Michel Gassier Costieres de Nimes Nostre Pais White 2011
              Rhone White Blends from Rhone, France
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            • Chateau Reynon Blanc 2011 Front Label
              Chateau Reynon Blanc 2011
              Sauvignon Blanc from Bordeaux, France
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            • Louis Latour Marsannay Blanc 2011 Front Label
              Louis Latour Marsannay Blanc 2011
              Chardonnay from Marsannay, Cote de Nuits, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
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            • Bruno Colin Chassagne Montrachet Premier Cru Morgeot 2011 Front Label
              Bruno Colin Chassagne Montrachet Premier Cru Morgeot 2011
              Chardonnay from Chassagne-Montrachet, Cote de Beaune, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
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              • Pierre Sparr Mambourg Grand Cru Pinot Gris 2011 Front Label
                Pierre Sparr Mambourg Grand Cru Pinot Gris 2011
                Pinot Gris/Grigio from Alsace, France
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              • Chateau de Beaucastel Chateauneuf-du-Pape Blanc 2011 Front Label
                Chateau de Beaucastel Chateauneuf-du-Pape Blanc 2011
                Rhone White Blends from Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone, France
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              • La Craie Vouvray 2011 Front Label
                La Craie Vouvray 2011
                Chenin Blanc from Vouvray, Touraine, Loire, France
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                • Domaine Mittnacht Freres Gyotaku 2011 Front Label
                  Domaine Mittnacht Freres Gyotaku 2011
                  Other White Blends from Alsace, France
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                  • Val de Mer by Patrick Piuze Chablis 2011 Front Label
                    Val de Mer by Patrick Piuze Chablis 2011
                    Chardonnay from Chablis, Burgundy, France
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                    • Chateau de Sours Bordeaux Blanc 2011 Front Label
                      Chateau de Sours Bordeaux Blanc 2011
                      Bordeaux White Blends from Bordeaux, France
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                      • Louis Jadot Pouilly-Fuisse 2011 Front Label
                        Louis Jadot Pouilly-Fuisse 2011
                        Chardonnay from Burgundy, France
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                        • Domaine des Baumard Quarts de Chaume (375ML half-bottle) 2011 Front Label
                          Domaine des Baumard Quarts de Chaume (375ML half-bottle) 2011
                          Chenin Blanc from Loire, France
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                        • Michel Gassier Cercius Blanc 2011 Front Label
                          Michel Gassier Cercius Blanc 2011
                          Other White Blends from Cotes du Rhone, Rhone, France
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                        • Domaine Matrot Bourgogne Chardonnay 2011 Front Label
                          Domaine Matrot Bourgogne Chardonnay 2011
                          Chardonnay from Burgundy, France
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