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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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  • J.J. Vincent Pouilly-Fuisse Marie Antoinette 2015 Front Label
    J.J. Vincent Pouilly-Fuisse Marie Antoinette 2015
    Chardonnay from Pouilly-Fuisse, Maconnais, Burgundy, France
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  • Henri Bourgeois Sancerre Jadis 2015  Front Label
    Henri Bourgeois Sancerre Jadis 2015
    Sauvignon Blanc from Sancerre, Loire, France
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  • Vidal-Fleury Cotes du Rhone Blanc 2015 Front Label
    Vidal-Fleury Cotes du Rhone Blanc 2015
    Rhone White Blends from Cotes du Rhone, Rhone, France
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    • Chateau Simone Palette Blanc 2015 Front Label
      Chateau Simone Palette Blanc 2015
      Other White Blends from Provence, South of France, France
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      • Domaine de la Taille Aux Loups Montlouis sur Loire Les Hauts de Husseau 2015 Front Label
        Domaine de la Taille Aux Loups Montlouis sur Loire Les Hauts de Husseau 2015
        Chenin Blanc from Montlouis, Touraine, Loire, France
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      • Domaine Michel Niellon Bourgogne Blanc 2015  Front Label
        Domaine Michel Niellon Bourgogne Blanc 2015
        Chardonnay from Burgundy, France
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        • Dom. Pierre Labet Bourgogne Chardonnay Vieilles Vignes 2015 Front Label
          Dom. Pierre Labet Bourgogne Chardonnay Vieilles Vignes 2015
          Chardonnay from Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
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          • Cave de Tain Hermitage Blanc 2015 Front Label
            Cave de Tain Hermitage Blanc 2015
            Marsanne from Hermitage, Rhone, France
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          • Louis Latour Marsannay Blanc 2015 Front Label
            Louis Latour Marsannay Blanc 2015
            Chardonnay from Marsannay, Cote de Nuits, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
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            • Domaine Catherine Le Goeuil Cotes du Rhone Blanc 2015 Front Label
              Domaine Catherine Le Goeuil Cotes du Rhone Blanc 2015
              Rhone White Blends from Cotes du Rhone, Rhone, France
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              • Famille Perrin Chateauneuf-du-Pape Les Sinards Blanc 2015 Front Label
                Famille Perrin Chateauneuf-du-Pape Les Sinards Blanc 2015
                Rhone White Blends from Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone, France
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                • Jean-Marc Vincent Santenay Beaurepaire Premier Cru Blanc 2015 Front Label
                  Jean-Marc Vincent Santenay Beaurepaire Premier Cru Blanc 2015
                  Chardonnay from Santenay, Cote de Beaune, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
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                • Albert Boxler Pinot Blanc 2015 Front Label
                  Albert Boxler Pinot Blanc 2015
                  Pinot Blanc from Alsace, France
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                  • Roland Lavantureux Vauprin 2015  Front Label
                    Roland Lavantureux Vauprin 2015
                    Chardonnay from Chablis, Burgundy, France
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                    • Hugel Gewurztraminer 2015  Front Label
                      Hugel Gewurztraminer 2015
                      Gewurztraminer from Alsace, France
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                    • Albert Bichot Chablis Domaine Long-Depaquit Moutonne Grand Cru Monopole  2015  Front Label
                      Albert Bichot Chablis Domaine Long-Depaquit Moutonne Grand Cru Monopole 2015
                      Chardonnay from Chablis, Burgundy, France
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