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French wine is 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 French 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.

Coming Soon: Regions Map. This is not a final layout.
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        • Louis Latour Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru 2018  Front Label
          Louis Latour Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru 2018
          Chardonnay from Aloxe-Corton, Cote de Beaune, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
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        • Domaine Drouhin Vaudon Chablis 2020  Front Label
          Domaine Drouhin Vaudon Chablis 2020
          Chardonnay from Chablis, Burgundy, France
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        • Clos des Lunes Lune d'Argent 2018 Front Label
          Clos des Lunes Lune d'Argent 2018
          Bordeaux White Blends from Bordeaux, France
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          • JD91
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        • Duboeuf Macon-Villages 2019  Front Label
          Duboeuf Macon-Villages 2019
          Chardonnay from Macon Villages, Maconnais, Burgundy, France
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        • Domaine de Bellene Beaune Les Perrieres Premier Cru Blanc  2018  Front Label
          Domaine de Bellene Beaune Les Perrieres Premier Cru Blanc 2018
          Chardonnay from Beaune, Cote de Beaune, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
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        • William Fevre Chablis Vaulorent Premier Cru 2018  Front Label
          William Fevre Chablis Vaulorent Premier Cru 2018
          Chardonnay from Chablis, Burgundy, France
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        • Bouchard Pere & Fils Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru 2018  Front Label
          Bouchard Pere & Fils Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru 2018
          Chardonnay from Aloxe-Corton, Cote de Beaune, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
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        • Albert Bichot Meursault Domaine du Pavillon 2019  Front Label
          Albert Bichot Meursault Domaine du Pavillon 2019
          Chardonnay from Meursault, Cote de Beaune, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
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        • Domaine Vincent Careme Vouvray Sec 2019  Front Label
          Domaine Vincent Careme Vouvray Sec 2019
          Chenin Blanc from Vouvray, Touraine, Loire, France
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          • V92
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        • Domaine Huet Vouvray Moelleux Le Haut-Lieu 2020  Front Label
          Domaine Huet Vouvray Moelleux Le Haut-Lieu 2020
          Chenin Blanc from Vouvray, Touraine, Loire, France
          • V96
          • RP94
          • WS94
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        • Domaine des Baumard Savennieres 2018  Front Label
          Domaine des Baumard Savennieres 2018
          Chenin Blanc from Anjou, Loire, France
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          • JS91
          • WS90
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        • Maison Chanzy Bouzeron Les Trois 2017  Front Label
          Maison Chanzy Bouzeron Les Trois 2017
          Aligote from Cote Chalonnaise, Burgundy, France
          • W&S92
          • WS90
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        • Chateau Olivier Blanc 2018  Front Label
          Chateau Olivier Blanc 2018
          Bordeaux White Blends from Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux, France
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          • JD90
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        • Michel Gassier Costieres de Nimes Nostre Pais White 2019  Front Label
          Michel Gassier Costieres de Nimes Nostre Pais White 2019
          Rhone White Blends from Costieres de Nimes, Rhone, France
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        • Louis Latour Batard-Montrachet Grand Cru 2018  Front Label
          Louis Latour Batard-Montrachet Grand Cru 2018
          Chardonnay from Puligny-Montrachet, Cote de Beaune, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
          • JS96
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          • RP91
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        • Bouchard Pere & Fils Beaune Clos St Landry Premier Cru Monopole Blanc 2018  Front Label
          Bouchard Pere & Fils Beaune Clos St Landry Premier Cru Monopole Blanc 2018
          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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        • Bouchard Pere & Fils Meursault Genevrieres Premier Cru 2018  Front Label
          Bouchard Pere & Fils Meursault Genevrieres Premier Cru 2018
          Chardonnay from Meursault, Cote de Beaune, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
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        • William Fevre Chablis Bougros Grand Cru 2019  Front Bottle Shot
          William Fevre Chablis Bougros Grand Cru 2019
          Chardonnay from Chablis, Burgundy, France
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        • Vincent Girardin Meursault  Les Vieilles Vignes 2019  Front Label
          Vincent Girardin Meursault Les Vieilles Vignes 2019
          Chardonnay from Meursault, Cote de Beaune, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
          • WS91
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        • Chateau Fuisse Pouilly-Fuisse Le Clos 2019  Front Label
          Chateau Fuisse Pouilly-Fuisse Le Clos 2019
          Chardonnay from Pouilly-Fuisse, Maconnais, Burgundy, France
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        • Bouchard Pere & Fils Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru (375ML half-bottle) 2019  Front Label
          Bouchard Pere & Fils Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru (375ML half-bottle) 2019
          Chardonnay from Aloxe-Corton, Cote de Beaune, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
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        • Chateau de Chamirey Mercurey La Mission Premier Cru Blanc 2018  Front Label
          Chateau de Chamirey Mercurey La Mission Premier Cru Blanc 2018
          Chardonnay from Mercurey, Cote Chalonnaise, Burgundy, France
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        • Le Roi des Pierres Sancerre 2021  Front Label
          Le Roi des Pierres Sancerre 2021
          Sauvignon Blanc from Sancerre, Loire, France
          • WS92
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        • Louis Latour Montrachet Grand Cru 2018  Front Label
          Louis Latour Montrachet Grand Cru 2018
          Chardonnay from Puligny-Montrachet, Cote de Beaune, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
          • JS98
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          • WS94
          4.9 20 Ratings
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